Category Archives: Sustainability

Incubator Story Draws Interest at Conference

Galesburg, IL (March 12, 2013) – Galesburg’s success in attracting green and socially responsible companies to the Sustainable Business Center drew attention last week at the 24th Annual Rural Community Economic Development Conference in Peoria. Attendees from around the state … Continue reading

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Incubator Tenants in the News

Sitka Salmon Shares, a tenant at the Sustainable Business Center’s business incubator, was featured in a December article of Forbes magazine. To read the article click here. Gary Lay, owner of Solar Wind Alternative Power (SWAP), has installed new solar panels outside the … Continue reading

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Galesburg’s Economic Development Department, EBI Network wins Award for Excellence

Galesburg, IL (October 11, 2012) – Galesburg’s Economic Development Department and the Entrepreneur, Business and Industry Network (EBI Network) received some good news on October 9, 2012 – they had won a Top Five Award of Excellence from Expansion Solutions … Continue reading

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Go High Tech!

GO HIGH TECH! To resist is futile! To adapt is fertile!  Whether you like it or not, the decision for us is not  . ..IF we will adopt new technology? but rather WHEN?  These and other questions on technology will … Continue reading

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Walk-Through Energy Audit: Tools You Can Use

Key Points Conduct a walk-through audit to learn more about your facility and energy-use patterns. Start by gathering energy-use data and benchmarking it against that of similar facilities. Low-cost, portable instruments are available to measure energy use and spot inefficiencies. … Continue reading

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September Entrepreneurial Spotlight: Sudhir Seth

Galesburg and the West Central Illinois Region has its share of entrepreneurs, and recently one of them has been attracting a lot of attention with his efforts to commercialize what has for the last 200 years been considered a ‘nuisance.’ … Continue reading

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Introducing SPARK!

SPARK is a campaign to encourage and support widespread innovation throughout the region and is powered by the EBI Network. Businesses can participate or utilize SPARK in three ways: I. Service Component: Entrepreneurs and business owners seeking new business opportunities can … Continue reading

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Innovate Now!

INNOVATE!,  For the time is right and the opportunity is ripe!  INNOVATE NOW! For in this issue we will share the What? Why? Where? When? and How? When to INNOVATE?  In short, right now.  Don’t Wait!  Market conditions are changing … Continue reading

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Illinois Green Economy Network

Launched in 2008 by President Obama, the Illinois Green Economy Network is a partnership of all of the 48 community colleges in 39 districts in Illinois whose goal is to grow Illinois’ green economy by using the best sustainable practices … Continue reading

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Sustainable Business Center’s Sister Organization Making a Difference in the Pacific Northwest

21 Acres Center for Local Food, Sustainable Living, and Entrepreneurship Since 2001, the Sustainable Business Center’s sister organization, 21 Acres has served the local community and individuals throughout the state of Washington who are interested in learning about local food, … Continue reading

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