Christie Communications Hosts Clean Business Investment Summit

"Making the Impossible Possible: Resilience & the Entrepreneurial Spirit"

Sep 10, 2014, 12:11 ET from Christie Communications

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Christie Communications, Inc. (, is a full service, global marketing, branding, advertising and communications agency with offices in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, hosting the Clean Business Investment Summit in Santa Barbara on September 11, 2014.  Already in its 18th year, with over $125,000,000 invested through the Summit, CBIS is the largest and most productive annual venture capital forum focused on high growth, Quadruple Bottom Line Businesses (People, Planet, Process, Profits). Join via live stream at

This year's CBIS key-note speaker is Luis Benitez, a World Renowned Mountaineer & Executive Leadership Development Expert, who will be opening the event with "Making the Impossible Possible," introduced by Gillian Christie, Founder & CEO of Christie Communications. There is an expert panel assembled with Michael Whelchel (Watershed Capital Group), Kesha Cash (Impact America Fund), Andrew Reynolds (Reynolds & Company Venture Partners), Jason Graham-Nye (gDiapers), Jeff Groff (JPG Resources), and Rebecca Calahan Klein (SoulFull). The afternoon panel is titled "Adventure at Scale: Growing and Investing in High-Growth, Sustainable Businesses" featuring Alex McIntosh (Ecomundi Ventures), Dave Kingsbury (New Hope Natural Media), and Joel Health (Untraditional Marketing), facilitated by CBIS' Keynote Speaker Luis Benitez.   

The high growth company presentations will be followed by CBIS' unique Investor & Expert Roundtable Session with participants including: DFJ Frontier/Gideon Hixon Fund, Reynolds & Company Venture Partners, SG VC, The Eleos Foundation, Transformative Capital, Pivot Financial, Tech Coast Angels, Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, LLP, Ecomundi Ventures, Christie Communications, Watershed Capital/Impact Capitalism Circle, Unreasonable Institute, Iroquois Valley Farms, American ValueMetrics, David Ny Sales Coach, New Hope NEXT Trend, California Small Business Development Center, JPG Resources, State Financial, Stanton Chase International, BOMA Investments, Keiretsu Forum, Claremont Creek Ventures, Bestefits Insurance Solutions, Startup SB, SCORE, Goleta Entrepreneur Magnet,, and Mark Haas.

Sponsors and partners include Christie Communications, Bartlett, Pringle and Wolf, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Watershed Capital, Reicker, Pfau, Pyle & McRoy, American ValueMetrics,  SG VC, DFJ Frontier/Gideon Hixon Fund, KUR Organic Superfoods, 1% for the Planet, Channel Islands Outfitters, Chandler Coaching, New Hope, Real Leaders, Invested.In, Impact Capitalism Circle, David Ny Sales Coach, Visit Santa Barbara, SJF Ventures, Santa Barbara City College, Cal Lutheran, UCSB's Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, Mission Wealth, Bestefits Insurance Solutions, Good Planet Media, RSF Social Finance, Unreasonable Institute, Opportunity Collaboration, Nutrition Capital Network, CircleUp, LiveFrom, NGEN Partners, Goleta Entrepreneur Magnet, IceBox Water, ONEHOPE WINES, Grassini Family Vineyards, Figueroa Mountain Brewing, and many more.

"We continue to see CBIS expand year after year, flourishing in these economically challenging times," said Gillian Christie, Founder and CEO of Christie Communications. "It is a good sign that the demand for ethical, clean business continues to increase regionally, nationally and internationally. We at Christie Communications have worked for decades to support the growth of ethical, sustainable business and are proud to be part of building the model of the Clean Business Investment Summit!"

Christie Communications

Christie Communications is a full-service branding, public relations, marketing, advertising agency dedicated to helping ethical businesses, entrepreneurs, and organizations broaden their impact through effective communication services. For media related inquiries regarding CBIS or Christie Communications, please contact Alissa Sears at (805) 969-3744 or via email at


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