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Close the Loop hosts free website building workshops

Published September 27. 2013 05:00PM

Pennsylvania's first Benefit Corporation, Close the Loop (CTL), will be hosting two free innovative website building workshops, "Website Building on a Shoestring Budget," taking place on Friday, Oct. 4 and Tuesday, Oct. 8.

"This workshop will inspire you to take action and get started building an online business without having to shell thousands of dollars," says CTL founder and CEO, Rita Lacey.

From planning and creating a new business to home-based manufacturing tips, this in-depth workshop will appeal to small business owners, individuals thinking about starting their own business and those who just want to learn more about the having an online presence.

Friday, Oct. 4, the seminar will be held at CareerLink of Monroe County, 2937 Pennsylvania 611, Tannersville, from 9 a.m. until noon.

Tuesday, Oct. 8, the seminar will be held at Spring Township Library, 78 Commerce Dr. Wyomissing, from 9 a.m. until noon.

Registered guests will learn first-hand from Lacey, a business owner and founder, who launched her online business, Close the Loop, in 2000 to help support small U.S. manufacturers who make high quality products out of waste materials to help build a better world for future generations. To date, the CTL online business has shipped over seven million pounds of rubber mulch, 150,000+ pounds of plastic fencing, and continues to build the market for glass mulch and play sand made from postconsumer glass bottles.

Lacey is a prime example of the exponential possibilities that come from launching an online business.

Small business owners and individuals can register for either of these workshops at no cost. To register for the Oct. 4 workshop, go to To register for the Oct. 8 workshop, email

"With a dedication to helping preserve our environment, and a desire to help others who are also committed to this goal, CTL was established in October 2000 after much research into who has been doing what in the recycled 'green' world. We believe in helping environmentally conscious small businesses have a presence on the web, at no cost to them. Products are made in USA from state-of-the-art recycling of plastic scrap used as a nonwood alternative building material for the fencing and plastic lumber market including, recycled plastic fencing, posts, rails and vineyard poles. We also offer glass mulch, rubber mulch, rubber landscape timbers, rubber pavers and more, online at," says owner and founder, Rita Lacey, who can be reached at (570) 629-8414 or

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