Puget Sound Energy (PSE) announced in a press release on Sept. 28 that it is investing a total of $180,000 in giving four small local businesses a “makeover.”

“We care deeply about our community. Although small businesses are small in size, they’re large in numbers and the COVID-19 pandemic has left many operating on razor-thin margins while trying to remain open,” said Leslie Myers, customer outreach supervisor at PSE, in the release. “Our Small Business Energy Makeover Contest is designed to give four small businesses a much-needed boost while serving as a model for others to learn valuable energy saving tips and other cost-saving measures.”

According to the release, the makeover is tailored to help a business save energy and cut down operating costs. Each of the makeovers will include $30,000 in energy-efficient upgrades and a supplemental $15,000 for cosmetic tweaks, according to the release.

To enter the contest, a business must be operating within PSE’s service area. The last day for entries is Oct. 18.

If you are wanting to nominate a business and/or find out more information about the contest, go to the contest’s webpage.