Marian Young is featured in the Delaware Business Times – Final Thoughts article. Click the link to read.

The News Journal has recognized 60 Companies and Organizations in Delaware as Top Workplaces 2016. BrightFields is one of those recognized – for the 4th time! These companies have been recognized as Top Workplaces based solely on surveys about the workplace completed by employees.

Here is a sampling of what our folks had to say:

“Work with great people and at a company that makes a difference.”

“Every employee works hard and wants to do their best. The managers work hard to really get to know each employee, and to coach and mentor each person to be the best they can be.”

“I am most impressed by the different ways our employees think and analyze, and how they each bring their own points of view to solve problems.”

“There are always new, interesting projects and challenges to work on. There is strong community and generally everyone gets along and works well together. ”

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The Brownfields Workforce Development and Job Training Coalition in Wilmington is well underway. BrightFields assisted in the writing of the grant to EPA that resulted in $192,300 which is being used to recruit, train, and place in employment up to 70 unemployed or under-employed local residents. A job fair was held at BrightFields Wilmington office in June, where local businesses interviewed potential candidates for openings at their companies. To read more, visit the City of Wilmington web site.

WILMINGTON, DE –July 22, 2016 – Marian Young, President of BrightFields, Inc., was awarded the 2016 Brava Award by Philadelphia SmartCEO and headline sponsor Comcast Business.  The Brava Awards celebrate the distinguished achievements of 40 of Greater Philadelphia’s top women business leaders.

Marian Young Awarded 2016 SmartCEO Brava AwardBrightFields is proud to reflect an organizational culture of positivity and high morale that has grown from selfless leadership, team-based decision making, and encouraging rewards.  Marian is passionately devoted to her employees and clients.  She is involved in many organizations including Vice President of the Delawareans for Environmental and Economic Development (DEED), New Castle County Resource Protection Area Technical Advisory Council, Co-chair of DNREC’s Ecological Restoration and Green Remediation Committee, a member of the Society of Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP), and the Committee of 100.  She has built a 45-person company of technically strong, responsible, and proactive employees who solve environmental challenges for clients and communities.  Marian says, “We love to innovate at BrightFields!  We work with research scientists to develop and test new remediation strategies, like microbes that degrade polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).  We restore degraded streams and wetlands.  We actively train and develop future generations of scientists, engineers, technicians and equipment operators.  Our team is dedicated, hard-working and passionate about cleaning up former industrial properties so they can be used again – to build new roads, buildings, parks or wildlife habitats.  When these blighted areas are redeveloped, the surrounding communities are uplifted and revitalized.”

About the Brava Awards

The Brava Awards program celebrates high-impact female business leaders in three categories: CEOs, Executive Directors of Nonprofits, and C-suite executives.  Brava award winners combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community, and are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities.  They encourage local philanthropy, mentor up-and-coming leaders and set their companies on the path to tremendous growth.  Each year, an independent committee of local business leaders selects winners based on company growth, community impact and mentoring.

About BrightFields, Inc.

BrightFields is a 45-person environmental consulting and remediation services firm headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, with offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Baltimore, Maryland.  We are a certified woman-owned business in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey.  We are certified nationally by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).  BrightFields specializes in the following:

  • Environmental Site Assessments
  • Tank Management Services
  • Remedial Design/Remedial Action
  • Brownfield Redevelopment
  • Asbestos and Lead
  • Permitting and Compliance Services
  • Environmental Demolition
  • Sustainability
  • Stream and Wetland Restoration

Visit or call Cheryl Titcher at 302-656-9600 for more information.

compost smile MaggieThrough this program, funded in part by the Universal Recycling Grant from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and supported by the Recycling Public Advisory Council, BrightFields aims to reduce organic waste (food and shredded paper), use successfully composted organic material in our existing raised garden beds, provide instructional and educational support to employees and the community, and host a compost demonstration site for visitors.

Approximately $1,110 in grant funding was used to purchase composters, a yard cart, and small indoor collection bins. The composters (1 tumbler and 1 stationary) are installed outside of BrightFields’ Wilmington office. Indoor collection pails will be used to periodically transport food and paper waste to the composters. Through internal audits conducted by employees, we estimate a decrease in solid waste of over 2,000 pounds annually. A successful decrease in solid waste will support both the State of Delaware’s goal to increase waste diversion across the state and BrightFields’ goal to increase sustainable practices.

The composting program will be supported and maintained by BrightFields’ Sustainability Committee. Special thanks to Maggie Atterbury and Craig Olsen for preparing the grant application, and to John Stevens and Darnel Pratt for assembling the composters.
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