Canton, Ohio Selects Relume LED Retrofit Light Engines: Relume Technologies, a leading manufacturer of light-emitting diode products and smart grid control systems for outdoor lighting applications, was chosen by the city of Canton, Ohio to supply LED light engines to upgrade hundreds of the community’s decorative lighting fixtures. Relume’s retrofit fixtures fit most post top lights, allowing the city to upgrade to high performing LED light engines in minutes, while retaining the relatively costly exiting fixture. The new light engines will lower the city’s energy consumption and the resulting carbon footprint.  “Canton has chosen to utilize Relume LED units for our decorative lighting retrofit needs because both the high quality and reliability of the product itself, as well as that of the customer service,” said Daniel Moeglin, Canton’s city engineer. “Their products have played a significant part in Canton’s efforts to become a more sustainable community for more than three years.” Relume’s LED outdoor lights use 40 percent of the electricity of conventional streetlights and last up to six times longer. The substantial savings in reduced energy and maintenance costs results in an average payback on investment of less than four years. In addition, the bright white LEDs provide a clear, crisp daylight look for enhanced visibility and safety. Said Rick Nelson, vice president of sales and marketing for Relume: “Canton joins a growing list of progressive communities around the country who are investing in their city’s lighting infrastructure to save energy, while at the same time improving the overall nighttime environment.” In addition to the Canton, Relume has implemented LED conversion projects in a number of Michigan cities, including Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Oxford and Pontiac, as well as additional cities across North America, such as Toronto and Arlington, Virginia. More at 

Basso Design Group Chosen to Design Site for Team Canada Tourism: Troy-based Basso Design Group, the premier interactive marketing agency, is designing a new website for Team Canada Tourism, a membership alliance of hotels, resorts, conference centers, transportation companies and travel destinations across Canada. The group represents its members at tourism trade shows, events and conferences, especially in the United States, to make tour operators and travel consultants aware of the many venues available for business and recreational purposes. “Our work for a long-standing client prompted Team Canada to invite us to bid,” says Laura Oliveto, vice president for business development at Basso Design Group. “It’s always gratifying when your clients appreciate and refer you, and then to be chosen from a group of our peers in two countries was just the icing on the cake.” The new site will provide its members with leads for business opportunities and encourage new members to join the organization. It also will include a full content-management system, allowing team Canada members to edit their profile information, download requests for proposals and upload proposal responses from potential customers worldwide. In addition, Basso Design Group is providing site hosting and maintenance, as well as search-engine optimization, blog marketing and links to social media sites. More at

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