This is the archive website for the Sustainable Enterprise Conference. The site hosts archives for our events from 2007-2018.

In 2020 we deployed a new webite for the Sustainable Enterprise Conference at

Since COVID-19 arrived we've stopped convening.


Strozzi Institute

We develop the human resources for a sustainable world.
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Our mission is to develop leaders and organizations who embody pragmatic wisdom, skillful action and grounded compassion; and who use conflict as a generative force.  Strozzi Institute is the original architect of Embodied Leadership – a unique approach that combines the latest in neuroscience, holistic practice, action-oriented communication and mindfulness. It is a 45 year old, groundbreaking methodology that produces sustainable results.  Our definition of transformation, or embodied change, is that we can take new actions aligned with our vision and values, even under the same old pressures.  This is what we see is called for from today's sustainability leaders, given the innovations that are needed in our times. Our commitment is to leave the world more vital than we found it, through empowering leaders and organizations that are committed to a sustainable future for all life.

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Karen Short

Second Octave

Music. Community. Experience.
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The team at Second Octave are committed to promoting high end quality events, outdoor concerts and festivals in the North Bay with shows for all ages in a safe environment that supports local creativity, collaboration and commerce. Each SOMO Concerts event is a mini-festival with local artists, vendors, food and more. The SOMO Concert Series is managed by high-level music executives working alongside Sonoma County young professionals to create  a regional destination and home base for great musical experiences.

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Bryce Dow-Williamson
Rohnert Park

On Time Social

Social media marketing for sustainable businesses.
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Does social media for your business overwhelm you? On Time Social is a social media marketing agency devoted to helping mid-sized businesses who are doing good things in the world - whether it is saving the planet or providing services to our community. We help you gain followers and create engaging content so that you can spend more time on your mission. We also assist change oriented entrepreneurs who need social media coaching and help with strategy for their social media platforms. We are a women owned business and support entrepreneurship amoung young women in our local community. If you are interested in scheduling a free social media consultation, please click on this link: Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Jula Pereira


Sonoma-USA creates unique and useful upcycled products out of recovered materials diverted from local landfills.
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Sonoma-USA is a new consumer brand for sustainable, locally manufactured products made from recovered and recycled materials diverted from landfills.

At Sonoma-USA we live and breathe the innovative culture and spirit of sustainability in Sonoma County and are dedicated to preserving our beautiful rolling hills and vineyards by preventing growing mountains of trash. We work with local businesses and individuals to divert materials from the landfill and transform them into stylish and useful products. Every product we design and create is unique and evokes the material’s previous purpose.

When customers purchase a Sonoma-USA product they help prevent waste from going to the landfills while also supporting our local workforce and the awesome local charities we partner with.

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Steffen Kuehr, Founder/CEO
Santa Rosa

Jackson Family Wines

Crafting high-quality wines with distinct characteristics, sourced from premier coastal vineyards

Jackson Family Wines is a family-owned company head quartered in Santa Rosa, California that crafts award-winning wines of distinct character and quality. With a focus on sustainable viticulture practices, responsible vineyard and natural resource management and unparalleled winemaking, the family's portfolio comprises more than 30 renowned wineries. In addition to its acclaimed California producers, JFW includes fine wines from France, Chile, Italy and Australia. Founded in 1982 by wine pioneer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Jess Jackson, JFW and its various wineries are led by chairman & proprietor Barbara Banke and the Jackson family. Learn more online at

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Julien Gervreau
Santa Rosa

EO Products

Sustainable Manufacturing in the Personal Care Industry
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Here at EO, we see manufacturing as a key element of true artistry. We are passionate about making personal care products that nurture the people that use them, respect the people that make them and honor the planet that we all share. Every product we create is researched and developed right here. With our own manufacturing facility we are able to innovate business practices that focus on sustainability, transparency and the greater good. As a certified B Corporation, we think that people and the planet are more important than net profits. We refuse to make a product that we wouldn’t use on our own children or grandchildren. That means no synthetic fragrances or any ingredient that has been linked to allergies, sickness and cancer. We use pure essential oils to scent our products; they smell great and have soothing and uplifting effects on our minds and spirits as well as our bodies. At EO,  we make real products made from real plants for real people.


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Kat Jones
415-945-1900 x257
San Rafael

CamelBak Products

Replace bottled water as the most common way to hydrate
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About CamelBak®

Founded in 1989, CamelBak invented the hands-free hydration category and is the global leader in personal hydration gear. CamelBak is achieving its mission to continually reinvent and forever change the way people hydrate and perform by offering a mix of products that include everything from technical hydration packs to reusable bottles and individual UV purification systems. With headquarters in Petaluma, Calif., a wholly-owned and operated reservoir manufacturing facility in Mexico and a distribution facility in San Diego, Calif., CamelBak designs, tests and engineers its products to perform and last a lifetime. CamelBak is owned by Vista Outdoor, and offers products in more than 50 countries. For more information, please visit or call 800.767.8725.


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Trevor Cherr

Rodney Strong Vineyards

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Rodney Strong Vineyards is an award winning family-owned winery located in the Russian River Valley. The winery motto is, "Place Matters" and it shows through our sustainable practices. 

Drip irrigation systems, cover crops, composting, recycling, and deriving energy from solar panels are some of the ways in which we have achieved our sustainability goals. Protecting our natural resources and supporting the community lays the ground work for continued success in the future.

The winemaking team is passionate about producing wines sourced from the rich soils of Sonoma County. Complex Chardonnay, rich Pinot Noir, and bold Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon are just some of the options you can expect to enjoy at the Rodney Strong Tasting Room.

We look forward to seeing you!


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Sonoma Wool Company

Locally-owned, we produce practical wool products using 100% locally-sourced Pozzi Wool.
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Sonoma Wool Company is a family-owned company based on our sheep and cattle ranch in Valley Ford, California.  We make practical wool products for your home and want people to re-discover the fabulous qualities of wool!   

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Amy Chesnut
Valley Ford


Cut & Sew Manufacturing
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We are a family owned small business with over 25 years of experience designing and manufacturing highest quality products across a wide spectrum of categories and industry segments. We make protective gear like knee & elbow pads for the U.S. Army, major US airlines and retail hardware stores under our own BPE-USA brand and also offer contract sewing services to customers and their cut & sew related projects. All our products are made in our facilities in Santa Rosa, CA. Go Local!

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Steffen Kuehr
Santa Rosa

Greenleaf Publishing

Greenleaf Publishing specializes in corporate responsibility, business ethics, sustainable development and more.

Greenleaf Publishing specializes in corporate responsibility, business ethics, environmental policy and management, business strategy and practice, and sustainable development. Greenleaf has worked in partnership with some of the largest multilateral, governmental and corporate organizations involved in sustainable development, including UNEP, the UN Global Compact, the WBCSD; the International Business Leaders Forum; PRME (the Principles for Responsible Management Education), and the ILO.

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Jennifer Kern

HenHouse Brewing Company

The best beer ever made.
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Founded in 2011, we crank out awesome beers 10 barrels at a time in uncompromising and fearless pursuit of our goal: creating new and interesting kinds of delicious. HenHouse is the work of our hands, hearts and brains and we hope you enjoy the beer as much as we enjoy making it. 

We love beer, people, and Petaluma.

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Scott Goyne


Technology to help companies easily involve employees and customers in philanthropy.
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Givkwik is transforming philanthropy for the next generation. We make it easy for anyone to discover good causes. You can simply give your opinion through our voting widget or you can donate as much or as little as you want through our 'giv' button, to virtually any charity at any time. We're a tech company that makes it easy to connect people and businesses with nonprofits. We want to make giving more affordable for everyone, so that anyone can become a philanthropist. For nonprofits, we make it easy to promote your mission and find new donors and corporate sponsors. For businesses, we make it a snap to get your employees and customers involved in your corporate philanthropy.  This is a solution for anyone who wants to give - with friends, with employees, with customers.

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Jason Rosado
San Francisco

Gourmet Mushrooms Inc / Mycopia

Growing eight varieties of organic, specialty mushrooms for fine restaurants and kitchens across the country.
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Gourmet Mushrooms Inc. grows more varieties of organic culinary and nutraceutical mushrooms than any farm in America. We grow and ship seven varieties of organic specialty mushrooms under our Mycopia brand to America's finest restaurants, specialty food wholesalers and gourmet grocers. Our mycelial biomass and tinctures are valued for nutraceutical compounding by manufacturers worldwide.

Unlike white button, crimini, and portabella, our culinary mushrooms are not grown on a manure based ‘substrate’ but rather on agricultural byproducts, such as corncob and oak shavings; utilizing materials that might otherwise be wasted. Once the mushrooms are harvested, this substrate is sold to local vineyards and farms as a rich supplement for their compost. I

n 2013 we reached production capacity at our farm in Sebastopol, California and expanded to a second facility in Michigan to better serve our customers in the eastern part of the country. This will serve the added benefit of reducing our transportation carbon footprint.

We continue to investigate ways of further expanding our sustainability efforts with possibilities including; building a greenhouse to utilize C02 generated by the developing mushrooms, utilizing the energy of steam and heat released after substrate sterilization, and increasing energy efficiencies.

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Green Ray LED

Manufacturing and Distribition of Energy Efficient LED Lighting Solutions
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About Green Ray LED Lighting

Green Ray LED was founded with the express purpose of becoming the world leader in commercial grade LED lighting. We design and manufacture affordable LED lighting solutions in response to the global demand for environmentally friendly and cost effective energy products. We strive to set the standard in product quality and value, while offering an excellent working environment for our employees around the world. 

Green Ray provides real and practical lighting solutions to solve today’s problems. We combine a strong design and manufacturing process and a sales driven attitude to accomplish this.

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Sarah Hinds
(707) 544-2662 x 212
Santa Rosa

US Green Building Council - Redwood Empire Chapter

The USGBC-REC promotes buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work
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The U.S. Green Building Council Redwood Empire Chapter (USGBC-REC) is part of a national network of approximately 77 Chapters throughout the United States.

This volunteer organization extends primarily along the Northern California Coast, just north of San Francisco to the Oregon border, and is composed of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings and communities that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. A vast region of grass root innovators, the Redwood Empire Chapter spans seven counties including Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Lake, Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte. This unique region is the proud home to internationally recognized, award winning wines of the California Wine Country.

The Redwood Empire Chapter Mission promotes environmental responsibility, economic vitality, and vibrant healthy lifestyles through education and public awareness; which in turn directly benefits local communities and future generations.  Becoming a Chapter Member supports this much needed and worthy mission, while offering a valuable opportunity to LEARN, CONNECT, AND CONTRIBUTE. 

The all-volunteer efforts are led by Board Directors who serve two-year terms and oversee Chapter policy and operations; while Leadership Team Members collaborate and contribute to the development of individual events and projects on behalf of the Redwood Empire community. All Chapter members are welcome to join the Leadership Team with participation levels set on projects of your choosing as your time allows.

Public Banking Institute

Our vision is a national network of public banks accountable to the public
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The Public Banking Institute (PBI) was formed in January 2011 and is a national educational non-profit organization working to achieve the implementation of public banking at all levels of the American economy and government: local, regional, state, and national. 

We are part of the New Economy movement and are steadily advancing innovative short and long-term solutions to the damage caused by the Wall Street cartel and a dysfunctional banking system; and are regularly called on to provide expertise in subjects as diverse as bank capitalization, applicable banking regulation, governance, loan portfolio makeup, risk management and the newly proposed U.S. Postal Savings Bank.

Our vision is a national network of public banks, administered as public utilities that serve the public interest, run by public servants, providing transparency and accountability to the public. 

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Marc Armstrong


Compostable & Disposable Party Tableware & Carry-Out Containers
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Bamblu LLC is a manufacturer and wholesale distributor of Bamblu Palm Leaf Plates, a USDA Certified Biobased product. Wholesale FOB Santa Rosa, CA. Packaged in retail packs of 10, they have a two year shelf life, are microwave and oven safe up to 350 degrees for 30 minutes. They're reusable, though designed for one use. Self-sustaining, 100% toxin free and home compostable. Simply toss with food waste or home compost just like a leaf in your yard. Cows and sheep have been known to love them, too! Ideal for camping supplies, travel kits, and tailgate parties. Use for indoor or outdoor dining at picnics, pool parties, weddings, birthdays, and large outdoor events. Order online or by phone. Office and Order/Pickup Counter is in Sebastopol, open Mon-Fri from 9am to 5pm, Sat from 10am to 2pm with scheduled time. From Earth to Table and Back!

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Vangie Pullins

Fuse Solar

Solar Power

Building Solar Power Systems with a focus on Safety, Performance and Durability.

Offering Superior Customer Service, Maximizing Return on Investment, and Delivering Peace of Mind.

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Isaac Freed
Santa Rosa

Petaluma Health Center

provides excellent health information, education and clinical care to all in a financially sustainable way
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We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides primary medical care and mental health services to residents of Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Penngrove and the surrounding areas. We are organized as a private, non profit corporation and governed by a consumer and community led Board of Directors.

We provide our services regardless of economic, insurance, or cultural barriers. The Center accomplishes this mission through collaborative, innovative programs, services and referral resources to meet the economic needs of the entire community.

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Holly Butler

Singing Frogs Farm

Providing Fresh, Organically Grown Produce direct to our local community
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Singing Frogs Farm is a local farm supplying produce through their CSA memberships and Farmers' Markets.

Singing Frogs Farm is unique in that they farm FOR Mother Nature. Unlike typical organic and conventional farm operations, Singing Frogs Farm encourages and celebrates the vast diversity of life in its fields. Singing Frogs Farm has expanded riparian areas, established wildlife habitat, and planted native hedgerows in and throughout the fields. By increasing the strength and vitality of Mother Nature on our property, we have increased the abundance and resilience of our crop production systems allowing us to grow far more food than any other type of agricultural system while producing fresh vegetables, berries, herbs and fruits that are substantially healthier and more nutrient dense for our friends and community.

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Paul Kaiser
707 8291389

Community First Credit Union

We are the second-largest financial cooperative in the North Bay and have helped to grow the local economy for 50+ years

Every day we deliver on our mission statement by “providing the best value in banking services with direct benefits to the Sonoma County economy.”

Like you, we live here, raise our families here, educate ourselves and our children here, and recreate here. All of us at Community First think and act as stewards of Sonoma County –– economically and environmentally.

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Dave Williams
(707) 543-2623

Sage Principles

Green business certification
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Sage Principles provides sustainability consulting services to small and medium size businesses in Sonoma County.

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Julie Montgomery
(707) 328-5905

Frates Consulting

Sustainability Consulting
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Frates Consulting started with a mission to help businesses reduce their environmental impact while lowering operating costs. Accordingly, we realized that companies are better served using a consultant who provides ZERO COST services. This means you will never pay out of pocket for Frates Consulting services. Frates Consulting makes money, if and only if, it saves your company money. This business model allows our clients to embark on their sustainable path without monetary concerns, allowing both the company and the community to benefit. 

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Jude Frates
Santa Rosa

Ruthy's Real Meals Home Delivery

Local, organic, high quality home delivery meals

Ruthy's Real Meals are delicious meals made and delivered with care to your home or office, for your convenience and well-being.

We only use high quality ingredients prepared from scratch in new and old combinations. Organic and local sourcing, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals too!

Convenient--Order by Friday for delivery the following Tuesday!

Great for busy working adults, retired persons, new moms and dads, folks recuperating from surgery, or for anyone who's just wants a break from the kitchen.

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Ruth Lefkowitz
Rohnert Park

Touch & Go Massage

On-site chair massage for office, conventions, special events

The best way to express your appreciation for your hard working crew, we specialize in on-site (chair massage) for employee health and maintenance, incentive and reward.

Offering chair massage at conventions is a magnet for your booth. (picture the booth with the line and the crowd); spices up all special occasions; and is a thoughtful and much appreciated Business to Business gift. 

We can offer a single therapist or a crew.  Stop by our space, meet owner, Gary Tharler, and receive a free sample.  Touch & Go Massage

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(707) 888-0131

Karen Preuss Photography

I photograph people in location situations. I enjoy working with organizations that make a positive contribution.

Karen Preuss specializes in location photography of people worldwide, promoting communication and understanding. She has 25 years of experience mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sonoma County. Whatever the setting—from a construction site to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge to the intimacy of a portrait, Karen is dedicated to capturing the essence of the situation. Her reliability, attention to detail, and her customer service are all of the utmost importance. In addition to lifestyle and location photography she shoots weddings, portraits and special events.

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Karen Preuss
707 794-0341

The Massage Guy

Corporate Massage

Chair massage specialist for Corporate "People Maintenance". Including: employee reward and incentive programs; conference-booth draw; parties and special events; employee health and welfare.  Individual therapist or teams available on occasional or regular basis, at your location and your convenience.  Discounts available according to the booking.

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Gary Tharler
707 544 6711
Sata Rosa

Quivira Vineyards & Winery

Quivira’s vineyard crew to capture the truest expression of each varietal from Quivira's vineyards.
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Founded in 1981 by Holly and Henry Wendt, Quivira was established six years later. Attracted by Quivira’s strong tradition of sustainability, Pete and Terri Kight purchased the winery from the Wendts in 2006 with the goal of creating a balanced estate capable of producing genuinely world-class wines.

Quivira has been a Demeter certified Biodynamic® and organic winery since 2005. A 55kW solar electric system has supplied 100% of Quivira's energy needs since 2005.

The Quivira estate comprises four distinct vineyards within the Dry Creek AVA: Wine Creek Ranch, Goat Trek Vineyard, Katz/Absner Ranch and Anderson Ranch, with 93 acres of vines in total. In addition to Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc, Quivira grows several Rhône varieties and a small amount of rare varieties, such as Counoise and Montepulciano.

Quivira is guided by a deeply-held principle of careful stewardship of the land and all its creatures. Since 1998 Quivira has been actively engaged in restoring Wine Creek, the Coho salmon and Steelhead trout spawning stream that winds through the center of the estate.

Quivira’s estate includes a lush Biodynamic and organic garden designed to educate visitors on farming and viticultural practices as well as supply local markets with fresh produce. The garden includes 120 raised beds, growing a wide variety of produce, a Biodynamic prep tower, pond, greenhouse and chicken coop.

Quivira offers estate-grown, estate-bottled olive oil and estate honey for sale in its tasting room.

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Nancy Bailey

ZAP Jonway

ZAP Jonway is a new automotive company combining ZAP’s 17 year experience in EV design with Jonway Auto’s volume manufac
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ZAP Jonway is a new automotive company combining ZAP’s 17 year experience in EV design with Jonway Auto’s volume manufacturing in China. ZAP Jonway supplies electric trucks and vans to the military, government and corporate fleets and is one of the early pioneers of electric motorcycles, scooters and ATVs. ZAP Jonway offers a product line of all-electric trucks, vans, sedans, and motorcycles in production today.

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Alex Campbell
707-525-8658 x 241
Santa Rosa
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