Sustainable Business and Community Networks is an initiative to support the growth and creation of "green and local" business associations, services and strategic community partnerships. SBN supports chapters-in -formation of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies.
Links to events and background information:
Earth Week 2009: Chicago Green Festival - Midwest Green Business & Media Networking
- Green and Local Business Lunch and Learn Series: " Straw Bale Building and Local Green Policy" "Building It Green!;" "Solar Photovoltaic Workshops;" "Beyond Recycling: Community Ecologies & Sustainable Business;" "Greening Our Neighborhoods & Businesses: From Design to Community;" "Eating Green and Local;"
- Original Sustainable Business Networks Overview
- Next Sustainable Business Network/BALLE Chapter Organizing Meeting, December 10, 2007
- SBN/BALLE Chapter affiliate working group: Background and rough chronology: SBN Working Group on BALLE - The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies
- Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) www.livingeconomies.org
- Green and Local Business Conference & Expo Links
- SBN/BALLE Participants
- American Independent Business Alliance Louisville: Keep Louisville Weird info meeting at Ky Center May 9
BALLE materials for local distribution:
How Do Sustainable Business Networks Work?
- What do local networks do? - BALLE
- How do Sustainable Business Networks work?
- FAQ on local networks - BALLE
- Who we are and what we do - Sustainable Connections
- Local Network Initiative - Social Venture
- Marketplace Services - BALLE
Notes from some 2006 -2008 SBN/BALLE and related organizing meetings (not comprehehensive)
- Sustainable Louisville and Regional Networking Meetings- March, 2007
- Sustainable Louisville networks meeting Reminder: April 9, 5:15 PM Ad Hoc GreenFest / Sustainable Community and Business Networks Organizing Meeting -
- Sustainable Louisville and Regional Networking MeetingsGreening Regions and Weaving Networks: Some Next Steps
- DRAFT Agenda for Ad Hoc Sustainable Community and Business Networks Organizing Meeting
- DRAFT Proposed Time line for Louisville Sustainable Community and Business Networks Initiative
- (revised v1.3) DRAFT Proposed Committee Structure Sustainable Community and Business Networks Organizing
- Minutes from 1/10/07 Ad Hoc Sustainable Louisville Expo and Education Networking Meeting
- October 14 & 15, 2006: Relocalizing: Sustainable Business and Local Economies at the Bluegrass Environmental Expo
- Sustainable Business Networks: An Invitation to Community Business and Civic Leaders