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Business News: Week of Feb. 3, 2014

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    Education

    Wine Business Case Studies: Thirteen Cases from the Real World of Wine Business Management, edited by Pierre Mora, was published, the brain child of the first-ever Global Wine Business Education Conference held by the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University two years ago.

     The board of directors of San Domenico School has announced that it will begin admitting boys to its high school in the fall of 2015. The board’s unanimous decision to extend co-education has been ratified by the Dominican Sisters. Founded in 1850 by the Dominican Sisters and established as California’s first independent school, San Domenico will now be the only Pre-K-12 co-ed school in Marin and the closest independent school to San Francisco that offers a combined day and boarding program for high school students.

    The Sonoma Small Business Development Center is offering a dynamic, and comprehensive, 12-week NxLeveL Small Business Training Program for serious and aspiring business owners/entrepreneurs. NxLeveL provides entrepreneurs the professional knowledge and management skills they need to grow an existing business or start a business. To learn more about this program, please plan on attending one of two free orientation programs on Tuesday, February 11th from 6 P.M. to 7:30 PM.. or Thursday, February 13th from 6 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. at the Sonoma SBDC located in SAFE BIDCO at 1377 Corporate Center Parkway, Ste. A, in Santa Rosa. To register, go to: www.sonomasbdc.org or call (707) 595-0060.

    Hospitality

    Following the restaurant’s annual three-week hiatus, PRESS St. Helena reopened with a few exciting new updates to kick off the New Year. The restaurant has updated its décor and uniforms, and has added new menu items.

    Anheuser-Busch officially launched its newest beer experience inside a newly renovated 6,000-square-foot space at its Fairfield brewery, which includes a new Budweiser Tasting room and gift shop. The “Flights of Fairfield” beer experience is the latest addition to the brewery’s line-up, which includes a twice-daily complimentary brewery tour and an in-depth Beermaster Tour.

    Transportation

    Sunspeed Enterprises announced the grand opening of the Pacific Coast SunTrail and the launch of their first electric vehicle charging hub in Pt. Reyes Station. Ecologically conscious travel along the curving roads and expansive vistas of California’s coastal Highway 1 is now one step closer to reality. The hub is based at the old livery stable at 65 Third St., in the parking lot behind the building at the corner of 4th and B St. in Point Reyes Station. Sunspeed Enterprises currently offers two charging installations at the location, one 20 kilowatt DC fast charger with CHAdeMO connector, and one 6.6 kilowatt Level-2 Charger with J-1772 connector. The chargers are powered by 100% renewable energy using Marin Clean Energy’s deep green option.

    WeGo Sonoma has re-branded as Carma. To build awareness of the new name, Climate Protection Campaign awarded the Carma-branded Tesla to Heidi Fiedler of Agilent. Ms. Fielder completed 45 carpool trips in one week in the Tesla. As a Carma Ambassador, Ms. Fielder is helping build the Carma SF Bay community at her office and beyond.

     

     

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