2014 Award Recipients and Finalists


Announcement of Recipients of the Third Annual SBC Industry Achievement Awards!

Photographer credit: @lesliemirandaphoto

Recipients of Lifetime Achievement Awards 

SBC's Lifetime Business Achievement Award Recipient (Business)

Mike Sullivan and James E. Lentz

James E. Lentz 
Chief Executive Officer
Toyota North America Region
SBC's Lifetime Business Achievement Award Recipient
(Appearing on Right)

Award Presenter:
Mike SullivanOwner/President, LAcarGUY
(Appearing on Left)

SBC's Lifetime Achievement in Sustainability Award (Individual)

Ann Gentry

Ann Gentry

Founder and CEO
Real Food Daily
SBC's Lifetime Achievement in Sustainability Award Recipient

Inaugural SBC's Pioneer in Sustainability Award (Individual)

Ellen Strickland and Lee Wallach

Ellen Strickland

Founder and Owner
Livingreen
SBC's Pioneer in Sustainability Award Recipient
(Appearing on Left)

Award Presenter:
Lee Wallach
Managing Partner, CAC
President, Lazarus Renewables LLC
Board Chair, Faith2Green
Board Member, Sustainable Business Council 
(Appearing on Right)

Recipients of Judged Awards

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

Steve Glenn & Karl Roth

Karl Roth
CEO
Sun Illumination Systems
SBC's Sustainable Seedling Small Business Award Recipient
(Appearing on Right)

Award Presenter:
Steve Glenn
CEO
LivingHomes
Chairman of the Board, Sustainable Business Council
(Appearing on Left)

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

Spencer Brown and Jan Perry

Spencer Brown
Founder and Chief Tree Hugger
Eco Mattress Bags
SBC's Sustainable Small Business Award Recipient
(Appearing on Left)

Award Presenter:
Jan Perry, General Manager, City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department
(Appearing on Right)

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

Kelly Boyer

Kelly Boyer
CEO and Founder
PALETA Inc.
SBC's Sustainable Business Award Recipient

Photo Credit for this PALETA Photo Only: @MentorInsight

SBC's B Corp Award  (Business)

Kipp Stroden

Kipp Stroden
CEO
Essential Living Foods
SBC's B Corp Award Recipient

SBC's Best Public Advocate for Sustainability Award  (Individual)

Tom Bowman and Rob Kramer

Tom Bowman
President
Bowman Design Group

SBC's Best Public Advocate for Sustainability Award Recipient
(Appearing on Left)

Award Presenter:
Rob Kramer, CEO and Co-creator, HipSwap
(Appearing on Right)

SBC's People's Choice Award: Sustainable Restaurant (Business)

Evan Kleiman, Janabai Amsden and Lisa Riley

Janabai Owens-Amsden
Co-Owner
Rawvolution
SBC's People's Choice Award: Sustainable Restaurant Recipient
(Appearing in the Middle)

&
Lisa Riley
General Manager
Rawvolution
(Appearing Furthest to the Right)

Award Presenter:
Evan Kleiman, Host, KCRW
(Appearing Furthest to the Left)
 

The SBC Industry Achievement Awards Judged Entrants Finalists: 
Please note that * means they are the award recipients.

SBC's Best Public Advocate for Sustainability Award Finalists
 
Gregory Wendt
Senior Wealth Advisor, Founder, Co-Founder
StakeHolders Capital Inc., Green Economy Think Tank,
Green Business Networking, Living Economy Salon
www.gregwendt.com
www.greenbusinessnetworking.org
www.greeneconomythinktank.org
www.stakeholderscapital.com
 
Denise Buchanan
President
Sacred Garden Designs, Inc.
www.sacredgardendesigns.com
 
* Tom Bowman
President
Bowman Design Group
www.tombowman.com
 
Yeves Perez
Creative Director, Author
BigBike Group
www.bigbikegroup.tumblr.com
 
Tiffany Paige
Creator/Host/Producer
Green With Tiffany
www.greenwithtiffany.com
 
SBC's B Corp Award Finalists
 
Rozzella
www.rozzella.com
 
*Essential Living Foods
www.essentiallivingfoods.com
 
Channel Islands Outfitters
www.channelislandso.com
 
Aosa Image
www.aosaimage.com
 
VeeV Spirits, LLC
www.veevlife.com
 
Yellow 108
www.yellow108.com
 
SBC's Sustainable Seedling Small Business Award Finalists
 
Indy Plush
www.indyplush.com
 
OM Snacks
www.omsnacks.com
 
Live Good, Inc.
www.livegoodinc.com
 
American Green Products, Inc.
www.earthlog.com
 
OriginOil
www.originoil.com
 
EcoSuperhero, Inc.
www.ecosuperhero.com
 
TheGreenBuiltList.com
www.thegreenbuiltlist.com
 
*Sun Illumination Systems
www.sunillumination.com
 
Le Dessein
www.ledessein.com
 
Sundacity
www.sundacity.com
 
GatherGreen, Inc.
www.GatherGreen.com
 
Organically At Your Best
www.organicallyatyourbest.com
 
Distinctive Change
www.distinctivechange.com
 
Ecological & Regenerative Design Collaborative
www.enviroboard.com
 
Total Potential
www.platinum-coaching.com
 
Better Than We Found It, PBC
www.betterthanwefoundIt.com
 
Natures Energy Solutions, LLC
www.naturesenergysolutions.com
 
SBC's Sustainable Small Business Award Finalists
 
EKLA HOME
www.eklahome.com
 
The Goldhill Group
www.thegoldhillgroup.com
 
Sacred Garden Designs, Inc.
www.sacredgardendesigns.com
 
AZ Architecture Studio
www.azarchitecturestudio.com
www.facebook.com/azarchitecturestudio
 
AquaBio Environmental Technologies, Inc.
www.aquabio.us
 
Duvivier Architects
www.idarchitect.com
 
Isidore Electronics Recycling
www.isidorerecycling.com
 
Good Planet Media
www.goodplanetmedia.com
 
CODA Energy
www.codaenergy.com
 
*Eco Mattress Bags
www.ecomattressbags.com
 
Growing Roots, LLC
www.growingroots.com
 
Absolutely Solar, Inc.
www.absolutelysolar.com
 
Grades of Green
www.gradesofgreen.org
 
OM organic mixology
www.omcocktails.com
 
SBC's Sustainable Business Award Finalists
 
*PALETA, Inc.
www.paleta.com
 
Real Office Centers
www.realofficecenters.com
 
Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
www.thebonaventure.com
 
Gaia Development
www.gaiadevelopment.com
 
Golden Door
www.goldendoor.com
 
Groceries Apparel
www.groceriesapparel.com
 
Gardein
www.gardein.com
 
Lemnis Lighting Asia
Ellipz Lighting for US Market
www.ellipzlighting.com
 
SBC's People's Choice Award: Sustainable Restaurant Finalists
 
Cafe Gratitude
www.cafegratitude.com
 
*Rawvolution
www.rawvolution.com

Sage Vegan Bistro/Kindkreme
www.sageveganbistro.com

Red Bread

www.thebreadisred.com

Lyfe Kitchen
www.lyfekitchen.com

About the Third Annual SBC Industry Achievement Awards

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For the Third Annual SBC Industry Achievement Awards were judged by these sustainable business leaders and presented in the following nine categories:

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

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


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


SBC's B Corp Award


SBC's Best Public Advocate for Sustainability Award

SBC's People's Choice Award: Sustainable Restaurant


SBC's Lifetime Achievement in Sustainability Award (Individual)

 

SBC's Lifetime Business Achievement Award (Business)
 

SBC's Pioneer in Sustainability Award

 

The SBC Industry Achievement Awards recipients receive:

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The Third Annual SBC Industry Achievement Awards recipients will be mentioned in a "Los Angeles Business Journal" Tribute Advertisement presented by Marcum LLP-distribution: 25,000 subscribers. 

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SBC Giving Tree Award Trophy!

The SBC Giving Tree Award Trophy is a Ming Aralia in a Bamboo planter. 

SBC Giving Tree Award

SBC Giving Tree on display at inaugural recipient Miyako Hybrid Hotel.

HOST COMMITTEE

SBC BOARD MEMBERS

Steve Glenn (Chair), Laura Berland-Shane, Rob Kramer, Becki Ueno, Carrie Norton, Lee Wallach

STEERING COMMITTEE

Vivian Panou, Alisha Auringer, Nicole Landers, Nicole Hansen, Jaime Nack, Elana Pianko, Even Birenbaum, Juli Schulz

EVENT COMMITTEE

Stan Evenson, Tricia Evenson, Brittney Backos