Wednesday, July 30, 2008

What is SBN and Why Should I Care?

What is SBN? Sports Business Network? Sidney Bisexual Network? Seamount Biogeosciences Network? Yes, yes and yes! Here in the Lehigh Valley, SBN is the Sustainable Business Network, a group of independently owned local businesses that all agree to work from a triple bottom line 1) profits, 2) planet, 3) people. Nationally and internationally produced items are replaced by local products. Its diverse member roster extends from Clothesline Organics, a Bethlehem clothing store, to Allentown Breworks. Wal-Mart? Try again.

Want to learn more about SBN? Here's how.

When: Tuesday, August 5th, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm,

Where: Starfish Brasserie (51 W. Broad Street, Bethlehem)

What: A happy hour mixer for SBN-LV. Complimentary appetizers will be served. Cash bar. This will be a nice opportunity to meet SBN members and friends in a friendly, Musikfest atmosphere.

Parking: North Street Parking Garage (North Street Between Main and Guetter). Tell them you're eating at Starfish and you won't get nailed for parking, which is what usually happens during Musikfest.

RSVPs appreciated but not required, to clothesline@clotheslineorganics.com

2 comments:

Peter said...

I think a local Sustainable Business Network is a great addition to the Lehigh Valley, stressing the value of locally-owned independent businesses and reminding us all that profit is only one way of measuring a business -- and people and the planet are at least as important.

Anonymous said...

Profit is a good thing. Everyone needs to put beans in their pot. That's what Burne was doing when he was forging his legal clients names to documents.