The perfect fraud swaddles its victims in a plush velvet of deception.
On June 6, 2014, five months before he died from an apparent heart attack on Nov. 10, Warren Clay Stephens hosted a dinner celebration of his company, Warren Capital, for its 30-year anniversary.
In retrospect, the Fountaingrove dinner in 2014 may have been an effort by Mr. Stephens to bolster his credibility and corral new investors or coax additional amounts from existing investors.
Victims of the apparent fraud, among them many business owners, were typically savvy and experienced.
January 26, 2015
ROHNERT PARK — American AgCredit has donated $100,000 toward the forthcoming new Wine Business Institute center at Sonoma State University, it was announced Monday.
January 26, 2015
The 22nd annual Sonoma State University Economic Outlook Conference Feb. 25, co-hosted by the Journal and Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, will include presentations from leading innovators in technology, educational investment and a expert view on the year ahead, disruptive technologies and demographic trends.
January 26, 2015
NAPA — Despite the Aug. 24 earthquake, tourism numbers were up across the board in Napa Valley for 2014.
January 26, 2015
Welcome to the 2015 survey of leading commercial lenders in the North Bay. Listed alphabetically by institution: American River Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Commercial Banking, Bank of Marin, Bank of the West, California Bank & Trust, Comerica Bank, Exchange Bank, First Bank, First Community Bank, Live Oak Bank Wine & Craft Beverage Group, Presidio Bank, Redwood Credit Union, Summit State Bank, Tri Counties Bank, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, Westamerica Bank.
January 23, 2015
The number of jobs in the six North Bay counties grew by 2.1 percent to 2.4 percent in 2014, down from 3 percent to 4 percent growth in the previous two years, as unemployment rates for the region ended the year at low points largely not seen since before the economic recession seven years ago, based on Business Journal analysis of state employment figures for December released Friday.
And the data and estimates from the state Economic Development Department suggest the 9,550–13,500 additional positions in North Bay last year together with job gains in the previous three years recouped the more than 50,000 positions tallied as lost by the depth of the downturn in 2010.
- 2015 Impact Marin Conference registration ends March 2
- 2015 SSU Economic Outlook Conference registration ends Feb. 23
- 2015 Forty Under 40 nominations close Feb. 13
- 2015 Corporate Philanthropy Awards nomination deadline is Jan. 30
- 2015 Corporate Philanthropy Awards nominations (for a different organization) due Jan. 30
- Calendar: Week of Jan. 5, 2015
- Calendar: Week of Dec. 29, 2014
- Calendar: Week of Dec. 15, 2014
- 2015 Book of Lists Celebration registration ends Jan. 16
- Dick’s Sporting Goods in Santa Rosa to open Feb. 6
- Explore the award-winning top North Bay projects for 2014
- Cassidy Turley becomes DTZ
- Leases & Sales: Week of Jan. 5, 2015
- Top Projects 2014: Giant Solano project delivers modern warehousing
- Leases & Sales: Week of Dec. 29, 2014
- Top Projects 2014: Petaluma building bridges tech expansion
- Leases & Sales: Week of Dec. 15, 2014
- Leases & Sales: Week of Dec. 8, 2014
- Ygrene accelerates to statewide PACE
- Corte Madera apartments reopen after $80M renovation
- Top Projects 2014: SSU Student Center built by and for students
- Top Projects 2014: Roth winery barrels into VIP tasting
- Top Projects 2014: Schroeder Hall opening an encore for music center project
- Top Projects 2014: New school designed for district future
- Carle Mackie law firm led $238 million Sapheon deal
- Medtronic IN.PACT immediate
- Canara appoints datacenter infrastructure veteran to board
- Medtronic artery device gets FDA approval
- Cyber security threats rise
- Rohnert Park incubator seeking its place
- Business Briefs: Week of Jan. 5, 2015
- 5G blazing-fast cell phone future beckons
- 411 on 5G cell phone networks
- Sonoma County to be official 2016 Super Bowl wine
- Report: 2015 to be ‘breakout sales year’ for U.S. fine wine
- Napa, Sonoma wine shipped to consumers up 12%, 14% in 2014
- Sonoma County grape growers release 100-year sustainability plan
- Stark to lead Sonoma County Vintners
- Bouchaine owners give $500K to SSU wine center
- Counties grapple with winery outreach directly to consumers
- Wine Industry: Free Flow taps into bubbly growth
- Court rejects suit against SAY ‘Dream Center’
- St. Helena Hospital settles Medicare heart claims case for $2.25 million
- Solano hospitals earn top nursing accreditation
- Scientists attack side effects
- Health care challenge: More coverage often means higher cost
- North Bay providers share health care alternatives
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