SBN/BALLE affiliation participants

Sustainable Business Networks

SBN is a Kentucky based "network of networks" supporting the development of green and local living economies. SBN is preparing the KY statewide affiliate application with the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies.

Sustainable Business Networks Steering Committee Members (In formation):

The SBN Steering Committee is growing towards an inclusive and diverse representation of SBN affiliate networks state wide. If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the committee in preparing statewide strategy and BALLE affiliation, please contact SBN at 502 410 2786 or

Current Steering Committee members:

Summer Auerbach is the Vice President for Operations of Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods Store n Louisville, KY, and a Board Member of the Louisville Independent Business Alliance ("Keep Louisville Weird").

Jim Embry is a Lexington, Ky., artist, activist and business person who co-founded the Kentucky based Sustainable Communities Network and SustainLex. Jim is on the national speakers bureau of Yes! magazine, and is the past director of Sustainable Detroit.

Whit Forrester is a co-owner of Hotter Times, a native plants landscaping firm. Whit is the co-chair of the Sustainable Clifton Ecological Working Group and is active in a wide variety of community sustainability, arts and social justice organizations.

Mark Isaacs is the founder of Legacy Development Corporation, a comprehensive architecture and development firm. Mark is a Louisville based architect who has long been involved in the development of green, affordable, energy efficient solar buildings and communities. Most recently his firm designed and built the Legacy Lofts project, which promises "near carbon neutral living" in market rate green buildings.

Cheyenne Olson is a senior administrator at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, and is the co-founder of the Berea Trading Post and Sustainable Berea.

Stefan Rumancik is the President of Designer/Builder, a sustainable building firm with facilities in Lexington, Danville, and Louisville, Kentucky.

Jim Shields is the President of Commonwealth Computer Recycling and Recycle Louisville! He is active in community sustainability work, and is a Board member of the Kentucky Recycling Association.

David Silverman is the Director of the Adena Center for Sustainability and Communications at Webster University.

Sustainable Business Networks / BALLE Affiliate Network Organizing Projects - Businesses and Organizations in Kentucky and Southern Indiana which have participated in the work and contributed to the development of the SBN as members, workshop leaders, funders, and strategic partners:
(partial list):

Aberco Interiors
Acme Lupine and Co.
Alternative Green Solutions
Appalachian Science in the Public Interest
Architectural Glass Art, Inc.
Berea Trading Post
Bee Line Couriers
Bike Couriers
Blake Lowery Carpentry
Bluegrass Energy And Green Living Expo
Center for Neighborhoods
Center of Essence
Century Studio
Cheever Art Glass
Clifton Center
Clifton Community Council
Commonwealth Computer Recycling
Community Farm Alliance
Energy Pros
Expressions of You Cafe
Fred DiFrenzi Studio
ESP Audio
Falls Hours Currency Project
FMG/Progressive Asset Management
Frankfort Avenue Business Association
Global Mix
Good Oil Boys
Goodall Gallery
Heine Brothers Coffee
Hotter Times
In Harmony With Your Home
Jefferson County, Ky. Schools, Environmental Education
Jobs With Justice
Karma Cafe
Kaviar Forge
Kentuckians for the Commonwealth
Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center
Kentucky Solar Living
Kentucky Solar Partnership
Kidwell Pedicabs
Legacy Development Corporation
Louisville Independent Business Alliance
Makers Mark Distillery
Mobile Feast Utopia
Mobile Solar Power
Moore Environmental Corporation
Muhammad Ali Institute, University of Louisville
New Life Computers
NKY River Rats
Noah Church Art
Ohio Valley Creative Energy
Pegasus Diamonds
Porter Paints
River City Dance Corps
Sun Earth Architects
Sun Wind Power
Sustainable Berea
Sustainable Clifton
Sustainable Communities Network
Sustainable Louisville
Sypris Solutions
Third Street Stuff
Urban Fresh
Uncle Pleasants
Viking Hillbilly Apocalypse Review
Watrous Associates Architects
Webster University
Whole Life Foods Co-op
University of Louisville

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