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Sweeney-BRITE Partnership Helps Bolster Energy Technology Solutions in Mobility and Beyond

Alexa Sweeney posing with BRITE and guests for press conference

Sweeney donates $10,000 to Ohio’s energy tech incubator to support entrepreneurs

Warren, OH – Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC has generously donated $10,000 to BRITE Energy Innovators to enhance the ideas, technologies, and startup founders that are changing the way we live and move.

Transportation electrification is happening now with millions of electric vehicles already on the road and more to come. Switching to electricity as a vehicle fuel source offers exciting opportunities with numerous economic and environmental benefits. It’s a big reason why the partnership between Sweeney and BRITE creates that coordinated vision that will ultimately help to build a stronger economy with well-paying jobs

Sweeney’s commitment to the Mahoning Valley and Ohio brought together BRITE leaders, board members, Alexa Sweeney and team, and local entrepreneurs. The joint announcement was made during a visit to the Warren-based incubator.

“BRITE exists because there’s a belief, we live by…that anyone, anywhere can make a difference in the future of our economy, said BRITE President and CEO, Rick Stockburger. “The people we serve make our area and the world better by creating jobs and reducing the impact of climate change. We offer them an unfair advantage to succeed, boosting their ideas to the network of customers and investors that will changetheir business trajectory and give them the inspiration and support from a community
that is truly behind them and believes in them. Stockburger continues, “Having partners that believe in them and our mission is vital to keeping our mission alive. We are grateful to Sweeney for this commitment and look forward to what we can do together.”

“Sweeney is thrilled to partner with BRITE Energy Innovators, Ohio’s only energy incubator, located in the heart of our community, remarked Alexa Sweeney. “The commitment from BRITE to support energy entrepreneurs will be instrumental to Ohio’s EV success.  Sweeney is very excited to lead the valley into our shared EV future with the upcoming GM electric vehicle lineup!”

About BRITE:
BRITE Energy Innovators is powering the future of energy across the State of Ohio. As the state’s only energy incubator, we have assisted nearly 600 new energy tech startups with mentorship and funding assistance of more than $230 million in public and private investment, creating more than 1,100 jobs. We empower founders to launch energy technology solutions. By fusing experienced
experts in residence, advanced equipment in the BRITE Energy Labs, and community coworking spaces in Warren, we create opportunities for all Ohioans. 

About Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC:
Located on both sides of Market Street in Boardman, Ohio, Sweeney Chevrolet and Sweeney Buick GMC continue to grow thanks to continued support from the Mahoning Valley and beyond. Over its 100+ year history, #Teamsweeney has focused on providing a family-like atmosphere to their customers.
Their operations in Boardman include over 50,000 square feet and over 200 full time employees.
Sweeney has won numerous General Motors Mark of Excellence Awards, as well as the Dealer Rater Customer Satisfaction Award. For more information, visit

***Partnerships and sponsorships are the community building catalyst needed to deepen the work being done in the areas of mobility, grid resiliency, and energy storage. Simply put, BRITE cannot continue the innovative work we do without generous support. If you or your organization have an interest in powering the future of Ohio and improve the quality of life in our communities and beyond, please reach out to Rick Stockburger at

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