Sunday, January 11, 2009


McCloud Local First Steering Committee

Thank you for the idea requesting entries on projects and business ideas that can bring jobs to McCloud, help with the local environment, make a social contribution to the area, and last but not least, earn a profit. I have one.

I am 3rd of a 6th. generation Redding family. My grandfather started Redding Roofing Company in the late thirties, early forties and I had an opportunity, working for the family business, to visit and work in McCloud for about a month, as a teen. While visiting the area that summer, I developed a love and concern for the area, it's beauty, the community and the friendly people.

Since the early 80's, when I founded American Energy Conservation, I have traveled and given conservation, weatherization, vinyl windows and solar presentations to most of the state. I usually schedule marketing time in your area in the dead of summer, when an escape from the valley heat was a nice retreat. Is our website, along with Our renewable energy Blog.

So your idea, gave me this one. Hope you like it!

I am proposing a business involving marketing, sales, financing and installing of renewable energy measures in and around the McCloud city region. I have included a article on the state of solar energy, in our state. Please read to the bottom of the article and notice the part about the Federal Credits on these measures being increased and expanded. Notice installs of solar, both residential and commercial and industrial, have been at record levels, even without the federal tax increases and expansions. This makes many types of renewable energy measures and devices the most cost-effective, and makes the market, the most desirable, in the last 3 decades. In short, there will never be a better time and opportunity for North State Business building owners, ranchers, and homeowners to take advantage of these "make-sense, utility-bill-eliminating-improvements" than there is now, effective January 1st, 2009.

I am suggesting the setup of a McCloud Renewable Energy Seminar Program. This idea can easily be tested without purchasing or leasing any space, at first, by forming an alliance with an existing business having presentation space and dinner capacity, such as Shasta Sunset Dinner Train. Feb and March schedule is open, (for our purpose the train does not have to go anywhere.) They have been contacted and we can seat
75 in their theater car and serve the attendies free dinners to thank them for attending. Arrangements are pending and Feb 13th & 14th, or Feb 20th and 21st are our suggestions for a firm date.

Our suppliers: Eninthal, LLC,, headquartered in Grand Island, New York, have agreed to fund the initial budget for the project in exchange for the product orders we expect from the efforts.

The funding will allow us to hire the crew at Shasta Sunset Dinner Train, for an upcoming Friday evening seminar and perhaps a follow up Sat morning, cover the
cost of the theater car, dinning car, dinners, tips and misc. expenses, including
some free drawings, door prizes and gifts. No sales will take place at this event,
only a brief movie, introduction of our partners and an offer of a Free Renewable
Energy Audit, worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars ea. in some cases.

The funding also will cover our marketing partners efforts and put dozens of people
in Boise, Idaho, to work too, contacting local business owners, ranches, retail, commercial and industrial property owners as potential new clients.

I have business associates and partners, headquartered out of San Francisco and
Brooklyn, New York, who are certified experts in renewable energy projects. They
have agreed to provide all audit, project planning and installing supervision of the local
contractors and workers we hope to employ in these efforts.
They have quite an impressive list of completed projects in California and nationwide.
Please view their Case Studies section.

My leasing affiliates in Colorado will handle all financing for any project clients that take advantage of our valuable advice and cost-effective, renewable energy proposals.

I know a world-famous country western entertainer, who happened to be one of our
first solar customers in the early eighties, I intend to send his wife and him a copy
of this plan and ask for their attendance, as our special guest of honor, for what we hope will be the first of many similar programs through-out the North State. That would
make the evening even more special.

So, I've covered who will work on projects. All locals expect a need for 20 full-time.

Products are renewable energy products, Conservation, Solar, Wind Generation.

Target market, All energy users, commercial and industrial, residential, farms, ranches, churches, hotels, food establishments, schools, stores, etc.

The profit part, is...several cities, across the nation have embraced similar programs
as I'm suggesting McCloud does. Those cities enjoyed world wide response for their vision and community spirit. I see no reason why your city would be any different.

No other industry, that I know of, has the local, state and federal support, and incoming administration, that the renewable energy industry has, as of today, except perhaps WALL STREET.

No other idea, has the local impact that this many completed jobs will have on the city. I am forecasting no less than 10 jobs will come from this effort. The total gross sales
from this one evening could exceed a million dollars.

The jobs, people, promotion for the city, area, contribution to the general economy as well as the factories and supply channels that will supply equipment and support services are in the thousands of folks.

Social Contributions...What business model do you know of with the potential to change your local economy, while cutting emissions, the use of gas fired electric turbines, and reducing the impact of these conventional methods and oil from some countries that don't like us very much, than that of the renewable energy industry?

Thank you for the opportunity to expose this shinning star business model to your community.


Al Boek, Founder, CEO
American Energy Conservation Group

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