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Sustainable Business Center

Galesburg Fishery Receives National Recognition

Nov 23, 2014
T.J. Carson

Food and Wine Magazine named Sitka Salmon Shares one of the 20 "Best Food Artisans" in America.

State Grant to Help Galesburg Business Expand

Nov 4, 2014
T.J. Carson

Intellihot, which makes and sells tankless water heaters. received $400,000 from the Illinois Clean Energy Fund.

The idea of sustainability is often preached by environmentalists, though it can be difficult to pinpoint the meaning of the concept.

Galesburg Business has a Happy Holiday

Dec 17, 2012
Sitka Salmon Shares

A company that started this past year in Galesburg’s sustainable business center is having a happy holiday season. Sitka Salmon Shares sells portions, or shares, of a fisherman’s catch to customers across the Midwest.

Rich Egger

Rich Egger’s guests on Emphasis are Cesar Suarez, Ryan Lilly, and Eric Dilts. They talk about the Sustainable Business Center in Galesburg.

Suarez is the city’s economic development director, Lilly is manager of the Entrepreneurship Center of West Central Illinois (which is located at the SBC), and Dilts is the sustainability director at the SBC.

Dilts said the SBC is a business incubator.

A series of meetings with farmers will be held to explain the role they can play in a proposed new plant that would create biofuel by extracting oil from the seeds of pennycress.

Galesburg's Entrepreneur, Business and Industry Network is collaborating on the project with Pennycress Energy Company, LLC.

EBI Global Strategies Director Gary Camarano said the company is seeking farmers willing to have the cover crop planted on their land.