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The Sustainable Business Center is committed to keeping you up-to-date on sustainability issues that affect our business market, our tenants, and our community. The Sustainable Business Center also collaborates with our tenants and partners to hold events to raise awareness about sustainability in the home, in business, in West Central Illinois, and worldwide. We hope that this page will serve as a resource for a better understanding of what sustainability is and how it impacts our modern world. For monthly SBC and sustainability news, subscribe to our newsletter.



The Bluestem Grant

May 30, 2016

The Bluestem Grant, a Sustainable Business Incubation Program offered by the Sustainable Business Center in Galesburg, IL, is open to promising sustainable business ideas in the early stages of implementation.



Burgers, Beer & Bluegrass

Jul 27, 2016

en season restaurant will host a burgers, beer and bluegrass night featuring Lacey Rosenberry and Nate Anderson






Food for Thought Book Discussion

July 28, 2016

Join us on Thursday, July 28th as we discuss "The Water Footprint" by Stephen Leahy



Second Saturday

Aug 13, 2016

We welcome Sean Kistler to play at en season restaurant.






Bart Smith named en season executive chef

June 7, 2016

We welcome Bart Smith back to en season restaurant as our new executive chef.






Third Thursday Green Drinks Speaker Series

July 21, 2016

Professor of Biology at Knox College, Stuart Allison, will give a talk titled: "Ecological restoration during a time of rapid environmental change-using restoration as a bridge to the future".



Volunteer opportunities in our gardens

Mar 23, 2016

BEGINNING IN MARCH: Contact us to learn how you can volunteer to help plant and harvest in our gardens.



SBC featured on entrepreneurial website

Feb 25, 2016

Earlier this month, Eric Reader of Prairie Entrepreneurship Notes, came to visit and learn more about the Sustainable Business Center. See his article here.



en season reopens March 2, adds Sunday brunch

Feb 19, 2016

en season reopens March 2: New hours and Sunday brunch



SBC blog: What is a sustainable business?

Feb 9, 2015

Thoughts from the editor: As we have been working on this redesign of the Sustainable Business Center website, we were often discussing what exactly we mean when we say "sustainable business." Although there are many applicable definitions, we wanted to hear from our team members. This month we...



SBC in The Register Mail

Nov 9, 2014

Ben Zigterman of Galesburg’s The Register-Mail featured the Sustainable Business Center in an article earlier this month. The article focused on our goals for the upcoming year, including finding new tenants. If you missed the article, it is available on The Register-Mail website.






Congratulations to Intellihot

October 28, 2014

The wait for hot water is over! Intellihot produces the nation's first tankless hot water heater. After submitting their business plan for evaluation to a panel of judges from The Clean Energy Trust, a Chicago-based supporter of "clean energy startups," Intellihot was awarded $400,000 in funds to...