June 4, 2014
NAPA — The Napa Chamber of Commerce named Travis Stanley as its new president and CEO. Mr. Stanley’s career includes 25 years working in public relations and marketing for the National Basketball Association, most recently with the Golden State Warriors, where he held the title of senior executive vice president of marketing.
May 27, 2014
NAPA — Queen of the Valley Medical Center on Tuesday said it would cut about 111 positions while closing four outpatient units, in response to “the rapid and historic transformation impacting hospitals across the country.”
In addition, the St. Joseph Health–owned hospital said hours would be reduced for five positions, and five units of the facility will be outsourced.
May 26, 2014
VACAVILLE – The local branch of Visiting Angels, a national home care agency, is now expanding into Solano County after the team that runs operations in Santa Rosa and Napa purchased another franchise in Vacaville.
May 20, 2014
NORTH BAY — The Business Journal today announced the selection of its 2014 Women in Business honorees from a diverse group of industries and organizations including agriculture, wine, professional services, technology, specialty foods, restaurants, small business, health care and fitness and nonprofits.
The keynote speaker at the June 25 awards gala will be Hollie Delaney, director of human resources for Zappos.com, a company widely known for its high levels of customer service and extraordinary corporate culture. The company’s journey from San Francisco online shoe and apparel startup to its sale in 2009 to Amazon for $1.2 billion is captured in the best-selling book by its founder and CEO Tony Hsieh, “Delivering Happiness, a Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose.”
May 19, 2014
March 5, 2014: Workforce Wellness Workshop Series Graduation was held at Friedemann Goldberg, LLC.
May 16, 2014
Hiring picked up in April in counties across the North Bay, pushing unemployment rates to the lowest levels since the 2008 economic recession, according to preliminary state figures released Friday.
April 28, 2014
Ian MacNeil joined Bank of Marin as business development officer in Santa Rosa. …
Napa Valley Education Foundation named Jennifer Stewart executive director. …
Will Staney has been named Glassdoor’s head talent warrior and director of global talent acquisition. …
Santa Rosa-based Leap Solutions Group added two new consultants, Christine Rodman and Stephanie Clark. …
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company appointed of Mike Midgley as senior product director for health care professional liability. …
After more than five years with the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, Jim Bray retired at the end of last month. Taking over the position is Bonifacio Torres. Keith Samse was hired as finance director for The Volunteer Center. …
Longtime Petaluma Argus-Courier Publisher John Burns has been appointed to oversee a new division of Sonoma Media Investments. …
Jeanette Ditter , Cindy Tonascia, Linda Homer, Manda Mello, and Michelle Romero, Santa Rosa agents for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, have all been awarded membership in the Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society…
Rebecca Celli, Celli Group Fine Properties of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Petaluma office, and Spiro Stratigos Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Novato offic also earned membership into the Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle….
April 21, 2014
SEBASTOPOL — While the impending closure of Palm Drive Hospital has raised continued questions of access to health care and emergency services for residents of western Sonoma County, the economic impact and effect on jobs would be significant.
The hospital is Sebastopol’s largest employer, with some 240 employees, of which about 100 are full-time equivalent, and the loss of those jobs would translate to a total economic loss of roughly $18.1 million for the local economy, assuming another hospital or large-scale employer doesn’t replace Palm Drive, according to Dr. Robert Eyler, professor and director for the Center of Regional Economic Analysis at Sonoma State University.
April 21, 2014
Star Staffing is relocating its Healdsburg office to Cloverdale to help it address “dynamic business growth as well as client and candidate demands in the region.” …
Executives nationwide are largely optimistic about their company’s near-term growth prospects, with 91 percent saying so, but they are less certain about the ability to recruit experienced talent for open positions, according to a recent survey from staffing firm Robert Half. …
Certified human resources professional Tammy Sams joined Empire College’s career placement department as career placement coordinator. …
April 18, 2014
Unemployment rates across the North Bay improved slightly in March and were well below the year-ago estimate, according to initial state estimates released Friday.
April 14, 2014
Sonoma County businesses are outperforming the United States as a whole in expenditures for growth and customer demand, supporting an overall upward trend for commercial-sector confidence, according to a new report.
April 7, 2014
SEBASTOPOL — The fate of Palm Drive Hospital could be decided as soon as today, with the health care district set to take up a resolution that, if passed, would amount to a “substantial termination of services” less than a week after declaring “fiscal emergency” and clearing the way for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.
April 7, 2014
The April 7 issue of the Business Journal included a list of the largest payroll services companies in or serving the North Bay.
April 1, 2014
SEBASTOPOL — Palm Drive Healthcare District, which oversees the financially beleaguered Palm Drive Hospital, voted unanimously to declare a “fiscal emergency,” paving the way to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, which if pursued would come about four years after the hospital emerged from bankruptcy.
April 1, 2014
SEBASTOPOL — The Palm Drive Healthcare District, which oversees the financially beleaguered Palm Drive Hospital, will hold a meeting tonight to determine whether Sebastopol can continue to support the hospital as it suffers from ongoing losses and dwindling patient volumes.
The district will consider two resolutions, the first of which is “pertaining to substantial termination of services and closure of the emergency department,” according to an agenda. The second is a consideration to declaring “fiscal emergency.”
March 24, 2014
Leff Construction hired Ryan Cullinen as a project coordinator. …
Carra Clampitt was elected to the 2014 board of directors for the California Association of Community Managers. …
Dan Babior is joining San Domenico School as director of high school admissions. …
Also joining San Domenico as director of advancement is Laura Volovski. …
Anthea Maxwell joined PrincetonOne’s San Rafael location as a strategic account specialist. …
Rick Boland rejoined TBC Group as president. …
Sonoma County has 21 new certified tourism ambassadors. …
Denise Lyon of Umpqua Bank was recently elected to the LifeWorks of Sonoma County board. …
Matthew Brigham joined Disability Services & Legal Center as a staff attorney. …
Mike Lieberman returned to San Rafael-based Meridian Commercial. …
Eight of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s top-producing North Bay sales associates and teams ranked in the top 1 percent of the company’s Northern California agents. …
St. Francis Winery President Christopher Silva was elected chairman of the Santa Rosa Junior College Wine Studies Advisory Board. …
The Ranch Winery in Napa promoted Terry Nolan to the role of director of technical sales and business development. …
March 21, 2014
Sonoma County led the North Bay in February in the number of jobs added year-over-year, while unemployment rates across the North Bay were largely unchanged or a few tenths of a percentage point lower after a seasonal uptick in January, according to state figures released Friday.
March 18, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Sonoma County’s economy is poised to further recover through 2015, bolstered by national growth that will spur gains in tourism and the wine industry, while additional support will come from a growing life sciences cluster and a stronger housing market, according a report on the local economy released Tuesday.
March 17, 2014
California’s economy is improving. Our unemployment rate is down two percentage points over the last year and our state revenue growth has, for the first time in a while, allowed the Governor to project a small surplus in 2013.
March 17, 2014
Sonoma County Auditor-Controller David Sundstrom will serve a second term on the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. …
Mark Nelson, formerly of Nelson, joined Altus Equity as partner. …
Craig Nelson was appointed chairman of Sonoma-based Nelson. …
Sonoma Valley Hospital Foundation appointed Selma Blanusa executive director. …
Vine Dining Enterprises hired Loret Carbone as president and chief operating officer. …
Scott Zapotocky joined J Vineyards & Winery as director of vineyard operations. …
Sonoma State University alumnus Ian Cauble, master sommelier, is returning to the institution March 28 for a special viewing of “Somm.” …
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