- Santa Rosa big project to mix sports, fun
- North Bay banks fight fraud with chip cards
- Live Oak beverage bankers tops in North Bay SBA
Publicly owned startup vintner Truett-Hurst has taken the owner of its Russian River Valley winery and tasting room to court, claiming the action is necessary to prevent eviction ahead of what the wine company speculates could be a move to position the property for sale.
A big northwest Santa Rosa wine warehouse is being transformed into a large indoor sports and entertainment “mall” with soccer, health club, “trapoline park,” high-tech arcade, upscale bowling and dining options.
North Bay banks and merchants recently started a massive effort to bring fraud-resistant microchip credit cards to local customers. Local banking experts describe the new fraud-fighting tools.
Petaluma is seeing a surge in business-expansion activity not seen since the Telecom Valley high-technology boom a decade and a half ago, with sizable new spaces being secured by homegrown companies Friedman’s Home Improvement, Clover-Stornetta, Amy’s Kitchen, First California Mortgage and Morris Distributing plus newcomers Allianz–Fireman’s Fund and Red Bull.
North Bay employers will have to make sure they are compliant with the next round of federal Affordable Care Act rules taking effect in 2016. And California laws becoming effective cover a higher minimum wage, employee leave and discrimination.