Northern California Innovators Vie for Angel Investment

John Gregory of Innovate North State, host of Sierra Nevada Innovation Challenge; Payam Fardanesh of Silk Road Soda, Kathryn Schifferle of Work Truck Solutions(Web/IT 1); Erik Duisenberg of AudioTag (Web IT2), Ben Forman of Intuitive Motion for their product Zboard (Consumer Products) and Jackson Corley of Incrediwear (Health & Medical). Photo by Debra Atlas

Written by Debra Atlas Companies are finding they need to expand their innovation efforts to meet consumer demand for greener products and services. And angel investors are eagerly seeking to invest in these kinds of companies. These two forces collided on April 2nd at the 3rd annual Sierra Nevada Innovation Challenge. Thirty five start-ups and […]

Green Comes in Many Colors


  Green Comes in Many Colors is a new future model for the way businesses should conduct themselves in the world.  As a green business, their mission is to recycle items that would normally be burned or go into a landfills.  But, they don’t stop there!  They are providing dignified, good-paying jobs to women overseas […]

U.S. Green Chamber CEO Receives International Award

Michelle Thatcher receives award in India

Michelle Thatcher, CEO of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce, has received the Global Excellence Award as part of the Sustainable Brands Summit in Mumbai, India.  Dr. R.L. Bhatia, founder of the World Brand Congress and World CSR Day, presented the award as part of the three day event. The summit focused on developing and […]

Tax Strategies & Tips for Entrepreneurs


By Mayumi Young, CPA Founder and Managing Partner CPA MOMS, LLP. 877-CPA-MOMS  It’s that time of year again when the tax man comes a callin’! For most entrepreneurs, preparing for tax season usually stimulates feelings of discomfort for those who have waited until now to prepare their books for this year’s taxes, or failed […]

New Bill Sets Standard for Green Motor Oil


Many thanks to Biosynthetic Technologies, a U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce Member, for providing this informational article on California Senate Bill 916 By Gregory D. Blake, Director of Public & Government Relations for Biosynthetic Technologies . A new state bill SB 916 recently introduced by California Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) offers an innovative […]