Our Sponsors

Naturally Bay Area wouldn't exist without these folks. Be nice to them—or, better yet, become one of them. Meet our Sponsor companies. From small to large, start-up to established, they're all committed to supporting our Naturally Bay Area mission and activities.

Premier Sponsors

Thank You

to all our sponsors


  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Bank of America understands the powerful role it can plays in helping customers and communities navigate the transition to a low-carbon, sustainable economy, and has committed to provide $125 billion in financial and intellectual capital to help develop solutions to climate change and other environmental challenges. The cornerstone of its environmental business strategy is to finance opportunities that create positive environmental change and enables people and institutions to invest in environmental sustainability. Visit www.bankofamerica.com/environment to learn more.

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  • Parabolic

    Parabolic is an Oakland and Detroit based shopper marketing agency that creates Ideas with Trajectory: insights-based concepts and innovative activations to help brands with a mission grow by understanding the needs of retailers and shoppers, giving them both reasons to buy. Backed by decades of “big CPG” experience, we help plan, sell in, and execute integrated “screen to shelf” marketing for new products, new distribution, seasonal campaigns, and other initiatives that drive retail sales for food, snacks, beverages, personal care, and cannabis in natural and mainstream grocery, drug, mass and dispensaries.

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  • FORTIS Solutions Group

    Fortis Solutions Group is a packaging company providing flexible packaging, pressure sensitive labels and pouches to a wide range of markets including companies in the natural products space.

    Product packaging is at the forefront of any sustainability discussion today. Brand owners and retailers are sensitive to the environmental impact of packaging and consumers want the minimal amount of packaging as a means to reduce solid waste.

    We have spent considerable research and development time and dollars on developing viable recyclable and compostable products for our customer’s packaging. We are at the forefront of trialing new materials and methods and we maintain close relationships with our material vendors to source and promote renewable materials.

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  • BraunHagey & Borden

    BraunHagey & Borden LLP is a boutique law firm based in San Francisco and New York. BHB represents leading emerging and high growth companies with an emphasis on food, beverage, technology and other consumer branded businesses. Our corporate transactional practice specializes in equity and debt financings and mergers and acquisitions with venture and private equity-backed companies. Over the last three years, we have represented our clients in financing and sale transactions with an aggregate value of over $3 billion. In addition to our core venture practice, our team leads public offerings and other SPAC-related transactions, and routinely helps guide companies through high-stakes changes of control and founder transition events with minimal business disruption.

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  • Moss Adams

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  • Wendel Rosen LLP

    Wendel Rosen has been a leader in sustainability for the past 16 years.  Establishing ourselves as the first certified green law firm, founding a Green Business Practice serving companies focused on sustainability, and helping draft Benefit Corporation legislation for the State of California – we live our values.  We represent food and beverage companies large and small. While these companies share the basic legal needs of any business, there are areas that require extra consideration, from relationships with co-packers and suppliers to special labeling laws.  The firm’s multi-disciplinary practice balances trusted service with sophisticated advice to help our clients navigate entity formation, regulatory compliance, contracts, investment, brand management and protection, employment matters, litigation, and M&A. For more, please visit www.wendel.com.

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  • Whole Foods Market

    Who are we? Well, we seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun we bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what we’re all about. Oh yeah, we’re a mission-driven company too.

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  • Union Bank

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  • Heff­ernan Insurance Brokers

    Heff­ernan Insurance Brokers, formed in 1988, is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States. He­ffernan provides comprehensive business insurance, personal insurance, employee benefits and financial services products to a wide range of businesses and individuals nationwide. With a commitment to people, we value a culture dedicated to serving our clients’ needs in an effort to protect their valuable assets and assist in making smart decisions for their business or family.

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  • ICA Fund Good Jobs

    ICA is an Oakland-based nonprofit that works that invests in high potential businesses to create economic freedom and good jobs for those who need it most. ICA works with Bay Area small business owners who have historically been left out of our mainstream financial systems. Through its Good Jobs Accelerator and innovative investment strategies, ICA helps underrepresented entrepreneurs access the capital and support they need to grow and thrive.

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