On one of the first dreary afternoons October had to offer, Ameren Illinois came to the Sustainable Business Center for a “Lunch and Learn” presentation on their ActOnEnergy Small Business Direct Install Program. John Beintema, ActOnEnergy Market Segment Coordinator, led the...
Kristy Howell accepted the International Economic Development Council's Silver award in the Sustainable and Green Development Category on behalf of Galesburg's Sustainable Business Center.
The award recognizes the SBC's contributions to sustainable devleopment in Galesburg and its innovative...
Former SBC Director Eric Dilts and incoming Director of Sustainability Kristy Howell talk with WVKC's Scott Stuntz about the future of Galesburg's Sustainable Business Center.
Sustainable Business Center Names Kristy Howell as Sustainability Director
Galesburg, IL, September 26, 2013
Howell brings 5 years of experience in sustainability to Sustainable Business Center
The Sustainable Business Center (SBC) in Galesburg today announced that Kristy...
Environmental activist Winona LaDuke will present the Fall EquiKnox lecture at 7 p.m. this coming Thursday, September 26th. The event will be hosted in the Kresge Auditorium within Knox College's Ford Center for the Fine Arts.
Ms. LaDuke works on subjects such as renewable energy,...
Carl Sandburg College will be hosting a “Local Food Fall Festival” on Thursday, September 26, 2013, 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Building B, Crist Student Center Main Campus.
This event is for children and adults alike to come see the benefits of eating locally and have fun while...
After listening to five innovative project and business ideas this past Friday, those attending the Galesburg S.O.U.P. dinner voted for their favorite presentation. We are pleased to announce the winner was Galesburg's own Project Dog Park!
Project Dog Park is working to establish an...
Tickets to Galesburg S.O.U.P. are now available for purchase at en season cafe!
Galesburg S.O.U.P. is a micro-philanthropy and micro-granting event that gives the community the opportunity to choose which project or business should receive a grant. Five proposals will be presented at the...
The Sustainable Business Center will hold the West Central Illinois Sustainability Expo on Friday, April 19th.
The expo will have informational booths and demonstrations given by sustainable organizations and businesses from 11am-4pm. Our partner organizations include: Act on Energy,...
Gary Lay, owner of S-W-A-P (Solar, Wind, Alternative Power) is offering a free solar and wind workshop on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 6pm. The workshop will be held at Knox Glaass, 825 N Henderson St., Galesburg, IL.
Who should attend? home owners, farmers and business owners with an...
As part of the Sustainability Expo, the Sustainable Business Center is offering local businesses and community organizations an opportunity to fund their projects or startup ventures through Galesburg S.O.U.P. (Sustainable Opportunities Unite People). Galesburg S.O.U.P. is a food based...
The Entrepreneurial Support Network of West Central Illinois held a kick-off event Tuesday, February 12th at en season cafe. The Entrepreneurial Support Network recognizes new businesses for their efforts and supports the development of entreprenuers in the area. Local businesses such as Intellihot...
Suella Kuenzl is offering two Wilton Cake Decorating Courses.
Wilton Cake Decorating Course 1: Basics
M, 04/15/2013, 2 wks., 4-8pm, $69 (+ Course 1 Starter Kit and $5 book fee payable to instructor)
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Wilton Cake Decorating Course 3: Gum Paste and Fondant
The Sustainable Business Center is thrilled that Galesburg's City Council supports an energy contract where all of Galesburg's power will be supplied by renewable energy!
You can read more about the new energy contracts at the Register-Mail:...
In December the Sustainable Business Center worked with local alternative energy entreprenuer, Gary Lay of Solar, Wind, Alternative, Power (S.W.A.P.), to install two solar panels. The panels are used to light the lamposts lining the walkway to en season cafe. The article published in the Galesburg...
En Season's Chef Bart and Local Food and Agriculture coordinator Jenna Muzzio are offering classes through Carl Sandburg.
Chef Bart Smith will offer three cooking classes which are primarily demonstration, but some hands-on components are incorporated. Classes will meet at En Season and class size...
Sitka Salmon Shares, a tenant of the Sustainable Business Center, was mentioned in Forbes Magazine's website in a list of "sustainable foodie holiday gifts." The start up Community Supported Fishery has had a great first year and we're glad they are being recognized for their sustainable efforts!
Local growers came together on Sunday, November 4th at the Sustainable Business Center to brainstorm about what a food hub would look like in Galesburg and what it could do to help the growers. The meeting was highlighted in several local media sources including an article in the Galesburg Register...
The Sustainable Business Center was recently featured in the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce Blog. We enjoyed showing Jules Ohman, the Kleine Equiment, Inc. KnoxCorps fellow, our facility and sharing the stories of the many successful and sustainable small businesses in Galesburg.
Thirteen recent Knox graduates and current students, six community sponsors, and 11 community organizations who have officially joined forces to launch KnoxCorps, a civic engagement partnership between Knox College and the Galesburg Community Foundation (GCF). The Sustainable Business Center...
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Galesburg Company Expands Space, Workforce, Product Lines
Galesburg, Illinois – November 15, 2013 - The nation’s first tankless hot water heater company is enjoying strong markets and the additional sales that result from the release of two new product...