Stories & Beer: Clif Bar & Plum Organics

It’s time for another Stories and Beer Fireside Chat on Thursday, July 24 at 6:30pm Pacific (9:30 Eastern) at the Impact HUB San Francisco – and online via web cam.

You are what you eat. Everyone knows that!

Knowing that we’re eating healthy, responsibly sourced food is a fundamental issue in the sustainability movement.  Many food product companies have made strides towards using more (or completely) organic ingredients, embracing a sustainable supply chain, building consumer trust, and being transparent about everything they do.

Come learn from two leading companies at July’s “Stories and Beer” about what they’re doing to further the movement: Clif Bar & Plum Organics.

TriplePundit’s Founder, Nick Aster, will be chatting with Plum Organics’ Ben Mand and Clif Bar’s Michelle Ferguson and leading a conversation with you!  This event is free to HUB members, otherwise $15, and you can also watch live online (details will be posted on the day of the event on TriplePundit’s front page.


6:30 – 7:00 – beers and networking
7:00 – 8:00 – fireside chat and Q&A
8:00 – 8:30 – networking
Special addition:  In addition to Organic beer by Bison Brewery, we’ve added some fabulous food to the mix this month with grilled cheese sandwiches courtesy of Feel Good, committed to ending hunger, one grilled cheese at a time.



About Michelle


Michelle Ferguson is executive vice president of marketing for Clif Bar & Company, a leading maker of nutritious and organic foods and drink for people on-the-go. Michelle oversees the company’s marketing programs, brand development, market analysis, customer service, research and development, and in-house design.

Under her direction, Clif Bar has become a recognized leader in grassroots marketing programs that engage consumers and address important environmental issues.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in international agricultural development from the University of California, Davis and a master’s in agricultural economics from Cornell University.


About Ben

Ben-MandBen Mand, Vice President of Marketing at Plum Organics, is an experienced marketing executive who has worked across agency, consulting, and consumer businesses with an unfailing passion for building responsible brands. No matter where he’s been in his career, Ben brings an entrepreneurial spirit, appetite for innovation, and a reputation for being a creative problem solver. While at Plum Organics, Ben has been instrumental in strengthening the core mission, developing the brand campaign & activation, and driving the brand to one of the top organic baby food companies. He is responsible for overall business sales and profit and oversees the company’s marketing programs, brand development, market analysis, customer service, and brand mission work. Outside of work, Ben enjoys spending time with his family, food & wine, traveling the world, and the Green Bay Packers.

Plum Organics is a leading innovator with the mission of inspiring a lifetime of healthy eating from the very first bite. Recognized for culinary-inspired recipes & a modern approach to family nutrition, Plum offers a complete line of premium organic baby food, toddler & kid snack products. Plum has also dedicated its social mission to delivering nutrient rich, organic food into the hands of little ones in need across America. For more information about Plum please visit:


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Impact Hub Bay Area

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Date & Time

07/24/2014 | 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Impact Hub San Francisco


Entry Fee

Cost for Members: Free

Cost for Non Members: $15

Updated on 08 July 2014