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

Since COVID-19 arrived we've stopped convening.


Kindred Fair Trade Handcrafts

Supporting global artisan fair wages, healthy work environments and sustainable resource use
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For 16 years, Kindred Fair Trade Handcrafts in downtown Santa Rosa has been offering beautiful handmade gifts made by artisans in developing countries. Fair trade means these craftspeople receive fair wages; work in clean, healthy work conditions; and use sustainable manufacturing processes. Each purchase helps send a child to school, provides medicine and strengthens communities. Thank you for building a better world through fair trade!

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Julie Montgomery
Santa Rosa

Hanucraft Design Studio

A multi-disciplinary design studio that builds immersive environments that celebrate life on earth.

Hanucraft is a design studio focused on creating stylish spaces and inspiring experiences that embody the beauty, vitality and magic of nature.

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Brian Scharf
Santa Rosa

Inspired Events

Events for Social Change

Inspired Events helps foundations, non-profits and social enterprises produce inspiring events that wow their constituents, advance their mission, and reduce the stress of planning an event! Contact Jenna at to ask how Inspired Events can help with your fundraisers, conferences and events for social change.


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Jenna Carlsson
(925) 984-1821

Edison Innovations

Innovative product development

Market research identifying unmet market needs and developing solutions to meet those needs.

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Larry MacDonald
Santa Rosa

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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Cocoa Logos

Regenerative business, food as clean functional medicine, direct sourcing, education and community outreach.
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Beyond Organic

Fair Trade

Regeneratively Sourced -

Stone Ground

Locally Made


Small Batch

Pure Ingredients

Healthy and Delicious

Private Labeling Platform

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Brent Willett

Vineyard Custom Art & Engraving

We specialize in multi-media laser engravings with stunning 3-D lettering and framing.
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We engrave illustrations, logos, and photographs on many surfaces for special events:  from glasses and bottles for celebrations to business signage, and corporate and school awards with stunning 3D lettering and framing.

Your treasured photos come alive on invitations, favors, and awards that are preserved on glass, leather, granite, wood, and more.  

Whether for winery or wedding favors, or life celebrations and personal memorials, laser etching is an ever evolving artform that captures your events, beautifully, forever.   Your image and prose is chiseled-in-stone on everlasting materials for a life-time of memories.

Create a truly custom piece for your next celebration that will last a lifetime.

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John Stalcup
Glen Ellen

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


Design, Marketing, and Creative Innovation

Omne is a full-service creative innovation consultancy in the San Francisco Bay Area, founded to help local businesses and organizations thrive.  Latin for “all,” Omne seeks to promote community and a culture of social responsibility through creative and entrepreneurial innovation, offering comprehensive services in design, marketing and venture consulting.


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Elana Gurney

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

World Centric

Certified Compostable Foodservice Products and Zero Waste Solutions
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World Centric provides zero waste solutions to reduce environmental impact.  Our vision is a just and sustainable world, where humans live simply and tread lightly.

Founded in 2004, World Centric has been a pioneer in the compostable products industry, and we continue to set ourselves apart from the competition through our high standards for product quality and certifications. By innovating in plant-based materials and design, World Centric has developed over 150 foodservice and retail tableware products across tableware, cutlery and food packaging.  In addition to our compostable alternatives, we engage in initiatives aimed at growing composting infrastructure and minimizing waste.

We are a certified B-Corp and a California Benefit Corporation, a new type of corporation which is purpose-driven and creates benefit for all stakeholders, not just shareholders.  And our most important stakeholders are the future generations for whom we must preserve our planet and resources.

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Annie Davis

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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Victorian Farmstead

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Victorian Farmstead is a free range ranch and Christmas tree farm, visible from Mill Station Road and Highway 116 in Sebastopol, CA. Passersby often stop and watch the sheep and chickens, turkeys and miniature horses grazing in the pastures! Locals all recognize the beautiful Victorian house and outbuildings that Adam’s grandparents bought in 1972. Bob and Sally Parks took over the tree farm in 1992. Under their care it has grown into one of the finest Christmas Tree farms in Northern California. Now the third generation is continuing that tradition of quality for what we produce!

Adam and Laura Parks took over the business operation of the farm in 2009, after Bob & Sally decided to retire. It was so important to Adam to continue the tradition his parents and grand parents had established that he convinved his city-slicker wife and kids to move to the farm.

The family farm is integral part of our history. Many consumers are finding that buying their food from local farmers not only supports their local economy, it also shrinks their carbon footprint and gives them comfort knowing where their food is from and how it is raised. Our goal at Victorian Farmstead is to raise all natural, pasture-fed meat, eggs and poultry that you can serve with pride and confidence!

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

Real Books

Real Books is a successful, independent, mobile bookstore providing books for conferences, events, school book fairs and other places that need books. Our staff collectively has hosted over 2,000 author signings and specialize in handling large, high-volume events.

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Angela Cozad

Oliver's Market

Our Roots Are In Fresh Produce
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Our mission is to provide the communities we serve with the finest grocery store in the marketplace.

To this end, we seek out our customers' specific needs and tailor our products and services to meet those needs.

We carry the largest possible selection of natural, conventional and gourmet products. We carry only the highest quality meat, produce and deli products, buying locally whenever possible.

We strive to procure merchandise at the lowest possible cost so that we can offer value to our customer like a guest in our home and we strive to exceed our customers' expectations every time they shop with us.

We believe that our employees work to live, not live to work. We believe that each employee’s talents and creativity contribute to making Oliver’s successful. We also support employees in their life goals by offering competitive wage and benefit packages and special scheduling whenever possible.

Oliver’s is committed to playing an active role in the communities we serve. We support local schools and non-profit groups. Whenever possible, we fill staffing needs from our local neighborhoods.


SolSolutions' designs and builds clean portable solar power generators and custom solar options.
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SolSolutions is a manufacturer of clean portable solar power generators.   We are fully committed to helping customers to integrate their ideas with practical solutions to achieve energy independence and efficiency using quality, well-built products.

SolSolutions strives to educate the community, transform thinking and create new plans for the push towards sustainability.  It is our goal to help both residential and business customers to incorporate alternative energy sources into their operations in order to increase sustainability, while lowering long-term monetary and environmental costs.

Reducing the footprint of energy consumers will be a key factor in the sustainability movement.  Therefore, SolSolutions is dedicated to advancing the concepts of personal empowerment and responsibility as we shift away from old, inefficient fossil-fuel-based power generation towards new, efficient and localized alternative energy-based solutions.

SolSolutions strives to educate the community, transform thinking and create new plans for the push towards sustainability.  It is our goal to help both residential and business customers to incorporate alternative energy sources into their operations in order to increase sustainability, while lowering long-term monetary and environmental costs.  Reducing the footprint of energy consumers will be a key factor in the sustainability movement. 

Therefore, SolSolutions is dedicated to advancing the concepts of personal empowerment and responsibility as we shift away from old, inefficient fossil-fuel-based power generation towards new, efficient and localized alternative energy-based solutions.


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Zephyr Peling
707 526-3657
Santa Rosa

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

Petaluma Poultry

Petaluma Poultry is the country's first organic free-range chicken company. Petaluma Poultry is fully committed to sustainability: a comprehensive program of sustaining the environment, natural resources, profitability, our workforce and community.

As a pioneer and leader in the organic foods industry, we are dedicated to farming practices that renew natural and human resources. Our goal is to produce the finest poultry products while reducing waste, preserving our environment, supporting our employees' comfort and efficiency, and contributing to our local community.

Sustainable Farming

Dedicated to farming practices that renew natural and human resources, we manage our ranches with great care to preserve the land, air and water.  We grow our chickens in roomy, naturally lit barns, allowing Rocky the Range chicken and Rosie the Organic Chicken access to the outdoors.  Our chicken feed, based on corn and soy, is free of animal by-products, animal fats and antibiotics; Rosie’s feed is 100% certified organic.  As part of the company’s extensive recycling program, we send chicken manure to rice farmers who, in turn, provide us hulls to spread over the earthen floors of our poultry houses.

Environmental Health

Representatives from the hatchery, mill, farms and processing plant belong to the company’s Sustainability Team and lead our concerted effort to produce the finest poultry product while reducing waste and minimizing the use of natural resources.  As Willowbrook Mill we voluntarily avoid using electricity during peak hours – noon to six, Monday through Friday.  Our packing boxes are recyclable, sealed with environmentally friendly adhesive.  The hatchery donates cardboard egg flats to a rancher who raises crickets.  In the processing plant we continually modify and improve our technology with the goal of improving employee comfort and efficiency.  Our safety record is one of the best in the industry.
In 2001 we participated in a cutting edge, scientific experiment using ozone as a  sanitizing agent is the processing plant.  Ozone has the remarkable potential of eliminating the use of chlorine in our plant and reducing by 85% the use of water.

Economic Profitability

Petaluma Poultry recognizes the long term inderdependence of profitability, eco-efficiency and social responsibility.  We are an established, successful family business that cares for the working and living conditions of our employees.  Workers receive a complete compensation package including competitive wages, full health/dental/vision  coverage, life insurance and a 401-K program.  Employee turnover is very low; many have worked with us for decades.  By virtue of our pioneering efforts in organic poultry production, Petaluma Poultry is a leader in the organic foods industry.  In this role we are constantly working to improve the laws and regulations that govern organic production.  The company contributes time and resources to groups such as California Alliance with Family Farms, the Organic Trade Association and the Organic Farming Research Foundation.

Social and Economic Equity

At Petaluma Poultry we support farming and business practices that nourish the environment, the community and the individual.  We are active supporters of a variety of local charities, including the performing arts, the Boys & Girls Club and the local food bank.  Above all, we have an abiding respect for the agricultural roots of Sonoma County.  Sustainable, diversified farming is Sonoma County’s future.

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

Conferencing Advisors, Inc.

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Conferencing Advisors offers YOU a better return on your videoconferencing investment. When implemented properly, and managed effectively, videoconferencing is a powerful tool, leading to tremendous increases in productivity, improved business practices and a reduction in corporate expenses.

Our mission is to support our clients in achieving their business objectives by delivering the most effective videoconferencing solutions. Our expert advice and personal assistance with design, purchasing, implementation, and utilization, aids our clients in accomplishing their goals using video conferencing to enhance their business, all at the lowest possible investment.

Wheelhouse Wine Cellars

We have long-term relationships with growers and vineyards, sourcing wine from California’s best coastal growing areas.

We have a no-holds-barred approach to winemaking, stemming from our passion for wine and a desire to make wines that exceed expectations.

We respect time-honored traditional winemaking techniques, meshed with new world savvy about wine blending.

We strive to be good citizens of the planet and our community, producing our wines in a sustainable manner.

Our Graton, California-based eco-friendly winery is a Sonoma County Green Business, EPA Energy-Star Award Winner, Climate Protection Campaign member and a leader in water conservation.

We work with eco-friendly vendors and packaging materials.

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Aaron Fein
707 827-4555

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
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