- AltaPacific earnings soar 126%
- Summit State Bank earnings rise 36 percent
- Hotel building boom in Sonoma Co.
Vintage Wine Estates, among the most active acquirers of North Coast wine properties, on July 24 confirmed it bought 41-year-old B.R. Cohn Winery in Sonoma Valley. The new owner plans to install its own executive team.
As hotel occupancy continues to rise in Sonoma County, a variety of new hotels are popping up in the county, scheduled to open their doors in the next couple of years. Those range from a much-anticipated hotel at Graton Casino, a second eco-friendly hotel in Healdsburg, another Holiday Inn location in Windsor and several others.
Kenwood Investments, with offices in Sonoma and San Francisco, plans a new food-and-craft-beer investment company slated for launch in August.
A Portland, Ore.-based investment fund just purchased the 405,000-square-foot Hamilton Landing redevelopment of former aircraft hangars into trendy high-end office space in Novato, but that’s just part of recent string Marin County deals totaling millions of square feet.
Local food and beverage companies have a new legal weapon that allows them to better fend off competitors that infringe on their trademarks and attack their brands — if they can jump over hurdles set just a bit higher.