Announcing Sixty-Three Finalists for Fourth Annual SBC Industry Achievement Awards

SBC Industry Achievement awards salute and spotlight sustainable business leaders and companies for their commitment to sustainability
By: Sustainable Business Council
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LOS ANGELES - April 20, 2015 - PRLog -- “We are proud to recognize these businesses as leaders in sustainable products, services and practices,” said Steve Glenn, Chair and co-founder of the Sustainable Business Council. “The growing list of finalists each year highlights the increasing number of companies who are concerned with environmental responsibility.  This is a good thing.”

The sixty-three finalists are divided among six judged award categories and feature:

SBC’s Sustainable Seedling Small Business Award

Hnina Inc.


Organically At Your Best

Native State Foods, Inc.

Organic Mixology


Fifth Dimension Clothing

Everblaze, Inc.

Marquis Beverages



Executive Sutra

Pick My Solar Corp.

SBC’s Sustainable Small Business Award

Noble Environmental Technologies

Grades of Green

Bike and Park Santa Monica


Live Good, Inc.

Joanna Garzilli Inc.

Plan It Green Printing

Lori's Original Lemonade, LLC

Vital Hemp

Santa Monica Electric Vehicles, Inc

Green Galaxy Enterprises

Silverstone Consulting, Inc

AquaBio Environmental Technologies, Inc.

Growing Roots LLC

SBC’s Sustainable Business Award

Grassroots Natural Market & Kitchen


Eco Nuts

Follow Your Heart


Beyond Meat

AcroYoga Inc.

Arpin Group, Inc.


American Solar Direct

Treeium, Inc.


Golden Door

SoCalGas, A Sempra Energy Utility

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites

SBC’s B Corp Award

Hayden's Closet

Transplant Connect

Out of the Box Collective

Beanfields PBC

VEEV(R) Spirits

AoSA Image


SBC's Best Public Advocate in Sustainability Award

David Erickson

Tom Bowman
Bowman Change, Inc.

Kimberly King-Burns
managing partner

Tiffany Paige
Host/Producer/Content Creator
Green With Tiffany

Spencer Brown
Founder and Chief Tree Hugger
Rent A Green Box

Paul Scott
Plug In America

Cherie Davis
General Manager
Miyako Hybrid Hotel

Yeves Perez
Creative Director
BigBike Group/

Rebecca Mink
Founder, CEO

SBC’s Sustainable Restaurant Award


SBC’s People’s Choice: Sustainable Restaurant Award Finalists to Date

Apply now for this award:


Locali Conscious Convenience



SBC's Sustainable Seedling Small Business Award (Revenue under $100,000)

·   Andy Funk, Impact Investor, Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist-confirmed 2015

·   Robert Arbour, President, Triple Net Equities, Inc.

·   Kwiri Yang, Chief Sustainability Officer Company, Eco520 Inc

·   Paul Shustak, Founder & CEO, GroupDragon

SBC's Sustainable Small Business Award (Revenue between $100,000-$1 Million Dollars)

·   Sandy Itkoff, CEO, Marvel Energy Inc.

·   Allen Esrock, Founder, Preferred Partners Recruiting

·   Jan Perry, General Manager, City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department

SBC's Sustainable Business Award (Revenue over $1 Million Dollars)
Award Presenter:

·   Zhena Muzyka, Publisher-Enliven Books, the Newest Imprint of Atria/Simon & Schuster;
Host-CBS Radio Podcast/Change Maker; Founder of Zhena's Gypsy Tea


·   Anil Tammineedi, Principal, Angeleno Group-confirmed 2015

·   Fred H. Walti II, Executive Director, LACLEANTECH Incubator

·   Dean Kubani, Director, City of Santa Monica's Office of Sustainability and the Environment

SBC's B Corp Award

·   Rhiannon Bailard, Associate Vice President, Center for Sustainability, Governmental & Regulatory Affairs and Founding Director of the Center of Sustainability, Pepperdine University

·   Elizabeth Topp, Co-Founder, M?D, Meaningful Organizational Design, Inc.

·   Ken Eskenazi, CEO, Innovation To Industry, Inc.

·   Andy Fyfe, Community Development, B Lab

SBC's Best Public Advocate for Sustainability Award

·   Carl Bressler, Strategic Advisor, Actor, Investor, B Corp

·   June Stoddard, President, JS Executive Search

·   John DeGolyer,  Business Sales and Acquisitions, BizEx

SBC's People's Choice Award: Sustainable Restaurant

·   Moe Fakih, Director of Sustainability, VCA-Green

·   Robin Shank, Sustainability Circle Coach, True Market Solutions

·   Susan Frank, Executive VP & COO

The awards reception and ceremony salutes and spotlights Southern California companies working daily to support the mission of SBC: to improve operating efficiencies, profit margins, and staff productivity, while lowering the ecological impact of its products and services. In addition to company efforts, there are award categories carved out for outstanding individuals and projects.

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About the Sustainable Business Council

The Sustainable Business Council of Los Angeles (SBC) is a non-profit organization which provides professional networking, mentoring, and educational forums to sustainable business professionals in Southern California. The organization's goal is to help members improve their operating efficiencies, profit margins, and staff productivity as they reduce the ecological impact of their products and services. For more information, please visit

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