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In mid-July, an organization calling itself "Fed Up at the Pump," which was created to oppose the state's clean energy and climate law, AB 32, suggested that California Business Alliance (CBA) members and other like-minded businesses were not part of the "true business community." Fed Up also claimed that our mainstream company and organization members were "lining their pockets with government subsidies."

I responded to this disingenuous attack with a blog and reached out to you to respond over social media. Dozens of Business Alliance members joined me in crying foul over Fed Up's claims, adding your tweets of "I am a member of the true business community." Thank you for this effort - it demonstrated that California's small and mainstream businesses, associations and chambers of commerce remain strongly in support of AB 32.


As always, the CBA's effectiveness is made possible by our growing membership. You can help by inviting colleagues and friends to join. And make sure to visit our Facebook page and Twitter Feed for regular updates.  


Thank you for your ongoing support.


~Susan Frank
Director, California Business Alliance

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Member Event Profile


LA Cleantech Incubator Invites You
to GloSho'14 October 6-7 

On October 6-7, Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) will be hosting the annual Global Showcase (GloSho'14) at the historic downtown Los Angeles Theatre Center. This event convenes global leaders in clean technology for a series of thought provoking discussions, networking and exhibitions by early stage cleantech companies. This year they anticipate an audience of 800+ attendees, including investors, exhibitors, elected officials, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, policymakers, philanthropists, and representatives from organizations that support early stage companies.


To learn more or to get tickets, please visit GloSho.la

REFFSpecial Event Highlight

7th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum-West
September 16-17


REFF-West is a premier West Coast renewable energy finance event, uniting senior financiers, investors, and renewable energy executives from across the country since 2008.


With a focus on renewable energy development in the Western U.S., REFF-West will highlight financing trends for renewable power, clean technologies, and transportation; assess the future of federal and state policy and the role of financing innovations; identify early-stage investment opportunities; and discuss the region's role in the international renewable energy marketplace. The conference also offers unparalleled networking opportunities, allowing you to meet senior representatives from both the energy and financial sectors. 

For more information click here.

For tickets and registration click here
Featured Survey

2014 Cleantech Index Ranks California & San Diego with Highest Marks


Clean Edge, a leading cleantech research firm, released its 2014 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index. The Index, which tracks the cleantech activities of all 50 states and the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S. - from electric vehicle and renewables adoption to patent and investment activity - has ranked the San Diego Region the #3 metro area and California the #1 state. Congratulations to Business Alliance member, CleanTECH San Diego, for its role in San Diego achieving this ranking.


For the press release click here.


For the full report click here.

Member Poll

American Sustainable Business Council Poll 

 ASBC and Business for a Fair Minimum Wage have released a poll, which finds that 61% of small businesses owners support raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10. 

Member Profile
Precision Design, Cultivating Green Consciousness

Precision Design (PD) is a public outreach consultancy firm providing multi-media communications for municipalities, counties, public agencies and green alliances.


In the 90s, PD became recognized in this market as graphic designer Jane Millan and writer Anita Johansen synced a shared vision to cultivate green consciousness within diverse California communities. They began by producing public outreach materials for private recycling/waste haulers and municipalities to educate residents and business operators - by planting seeds of environmental awareness and harvesting positive waste diversion stats.


PD specializes in environmental issues - educating families and small business operators on why and how they can affordably live, work and use transportation in ways that nurture and heal the planet. Within the landscape of full service, PD offers clients multi-cultural concept through timely distribution of online and print publications. PD offers public surveys, marketing research/planning, writing, and creative services (graphic design and photography).


Jane and Anita continue to sync green and have a passion for developing campaigns to cultivate a new mindset for the eco-challenged. Download the free e-book Good Green Wisdom by visiting www.precdesign.com or call Jane at (707) 554-1502.


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Susan Frank
Director, California Business Alliance



Aug. 2-3

Fremont Festival of the Arts


Aug. 14

EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations Panel

(Los Angeles)


Aug. 19-20

2014 Adaptation Forum



Aug.. 26

Women in Green Forum 

(Los Angeles) 


Sept. 12-14

Los Angeles Green Festival 2014

(Los Angeles)


Sept. 16-17

7th Annual Renewable Energy Finance Forum - West

(San Francisco)

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Sept. 19-20

9th Annual Altcar Expo & Conference

(Santa Monica)


Sept. 23-24

Water Innovation Summit 2014



Oct. 6-7

LACI Global Showcase 

(Los Angeles)
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Oct. 8

Cleantech OC 2014 

Conference and Expo



Oct. 27-28

(San Francisco)


Nov. 14-16

(San Francisco)


Dec. 2-4 

Renewable Energy Markets 2014 



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