Women in Business
Meet 30 professionals who embody the modern concept of leadership. Each has vision and passion, and each is innovative and collaborative. Learn how these women are transforming old business models and making their workplaces better.
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Alison Blyth is designing what she says is Delaware’s first carbon-neutral restaurant, so her go fish! in Rehoboth Beach will be renamed go fish! go green! next month. Blyth founded the British fish and chips spot in 2002. This month she installed 72 photovoltaic solar roof panels at a cost of $160,000. “I got in right when the stimulus program was giving 80 percent to commercial businesses going green,” Blyth says, “and I expect the panels to take care of about 80 percent of my electric bill.” If solar produces excess electricity, it will be fed into the utility grid, generating a credit on Blyth’s electric bill. She plans to sell the credits to produce more income. Business is up 30 percent from last year. Blyth grosses more than $1 million a year.
SALES REP Go fish! recently became a sales center for Flexera, an environmental engineering firm. A computer portal in the restaurant reveals the progress of solar panel installation.
HER RESUME Blyth founded and sold the Rehoboth restaurants La La Land and the former Yum Yum Asian Bistro.
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