March 7, 2014
While jobless rates increased in North Bay in January because of seasonal job shifts, the region had net gains of at least 16,800 jobs in January from a year before, according to state figures released Friday.
March 3, 2014
The organizers of Wine Industry Technology Symposium launched Beer Industry Technology Symposium. …
The Napawise free wood-chipping program for county residents recently received nearly $50,000. …
The U.S. EPA named two North Bay tribes among 10 native organizations to receive grants for wetlands protection. …
Vallejo-based Blu Homes, Inc., maker of prefabricated homes, announced the newest model …
Zan Media has been selected for the 2013 California Excellence Award. …
TSYS announced today that it has increased its stake in San Rafael-based Central Payment …
Napa’s Delicato Family Vineyards announced the national launch of Millennial-targeted brand Belle Ambiance. …
February 24, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — Leading economic indicators suggest that the North Bay counties of Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Mendocino and Lake will enjoy continued growth in 2014. The emerging question, however, is whether the current economic cycle is approaching peak, according to an annual regional economic forecast at the 2014 Sonoma State University Economic Outlook conference Wednesday.
February 24, 2014
The regional economy is showing signs of continued growth in 2014. All six North Bay counties — Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Solano and Sonoma — are trending up in both leading and coincident indicators, showing that the region is in full recovery five years after the Great Recession of 2008–2009.
February 24, 2014
Employment projections for California North Coast counties from 2010 to 2020 show significant gains in both the fastest growing and largest expanding job categories, according to state-conducted surveys.
February 17, 2014
Simione Healthcare Consultants acquired Boyd & Nicholas, a health care consulting firm based in Rohnert Park. …
Santa Rosa-based Oakmont Senior Living is highlighting the recent opening of The Terraces. …
Sonoma Valley Health Care District said it has completed refinancing of the 2009 general obligation bonds. …
Joanne LaMonica, MD, a urologist, has joined Adventist Health-owned Ukiah Valley Medical Center. …
St. Joseph Health-operated Queen of the Valley’s CARE Network in Napa was honored by Premier. …
Kaiser Permanente said it has distributed grants totaling $49,000 to establish community partnerships with 12 elementary schools within the Santa Rosa City Schools District and two elementary schools — Laurel Dell and Short Elementary — in San Rafael.
Hospice by the Bay on March 19 will hold a free seminar, “The Life of Your Estate After Death: Probate and Trust Administration.”
February 10, 2014
The size of the winegrape crop in the North Coast reached about $1.4 billion in value and 562,000 tons, up 2.4 percent and 1.1 percent, respectively, from the record-scale 2012 crop, according to the first release of the state’s tally of the harvest released Monday.
February 10, 2014
This is the Business Journal’s inaugural spotlight on the leaders in the North Coast’s rapidly growing craft beer industry.
Breweries featured here are, in alphabetical order, 101 North Brewing, Anderson Valley Brewing, Bear Republic Brewing, Healdsburg Beer, Lagunitas Brewing, Marin Brewing, Mendocino Brewing, Moonlight Brewing, Napa Point, North Coast Brewing, Petaluma Hills Brewing, Russian River Brewing, St. Florian’s Brewery and Third Street Aleworks.
February 3, 2014
HOPLAND — As St. Helena-based Duckhorn Wine Co. plans to shift full production of a rapidly growing brand to Mendocino County winery, Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services is preparing to complete its relocation and expansion from that facility to Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley.
January 27, 2014
As California grapples with what is shaping up to be one of the worst droughts in decades, winegrape growers and other agriculture businesses are racing to strengthen or establish crop insurance policies as a hedge against potential weather-related damage that could translate to significant financial losses.
January 27, 2014
Montgomery Taylor & Company in Santa Rosa recently hired Alan Wingate as its new tax adviser. …
Seth Howland is the new executive associate for Montgomery Taylor & Company. Michael Randolph has recently joined Willow Creek Wealth Management as a financial adviser. …
Anthony Robello of Mill Valley joined Parallel Advisors. …
Brad Bollinger was elected board chair of the North Bay Leadership Council. …
Patty Garbarino was elected vice chair of NBLC’s board. …
Chris Yeakey is a new agent with Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley’s commercial division, Coldwell Banker Commercial. …
Ukiah Valley Medical Center added cardiologist David R. Ploss, MD, to its medical staff. …
Friedemann Goldberg, LLP, announced that Mia Shirley has recently joined the firm as an associate attorney. …
Jason Vargelis joined the board of directors for Buckelew Programs. …
Les Clefs d’Or USA has awarded Jim Anderson, chief concierge at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, membership into the elite organization. …
January 24, 2014
Five of the six North Bay counties had lower rates of joblessness in December than for California as a whole, and three counties were better off in unemployment than the nation, according to the latest state figures.
The unadjusted unemployment rate was 7.9 percent for California and 6.5 percent for the nation last month, according to the Employment Development Department.
January 22, 2014
The parent companies of Chico-based Tri Counties Bank and Redding-based North Valley Bank, which has three North Bay locations, have agreed to merge into a combined $3.5 billion-in-assets institution in mid-2014.
In the North Bay, North Valley Bank has branch offices in Santa Rosa and Willits and a loan production office in Ukiah. Tri Counties Bank doesn’t have a local presence.
North Valley Bank has made strides in the North Bay in recent years, attracting a number of well-known bankers to its team.
January 20, 2014
North Bay Business Journal just published a list of the top 22 cooperages and wine barrel brokers serving the North Coast.
January 13, 2014
The Watertrough Children’s Alliance is hoping to slow a vineyard expansion project at Paul Hobbs Winery by arguing that the California Environmental Quality Act should apply, a position that much of the wine industry said could lead to unintended consequences by usurping what they and the county say is an important local provision.
While the Alliance, a citizens group in Sebastopol, is far from the first to bring CEQA to the legal table in opposing a vineyard or land-use issue, the group’s efforts also include contesting the permit that Sonoma County Agricultural Commission issued for the expansion under the Sonoma County Grading, Drainage and Vineyard and Orchard Site Development Ordinance, which is exempt from CEQA. State law, the group argues, should supersede that ordinance, also known as VESCO.
January 13, 2014
UKIAH — Efforts are under way to recast Ukiah’s historic jail as a center for business development, training and incubation, leveraging vacant city property at a time of slim resources and following the lead of a similar facility currently operating in Santa Rosa.
December 30, 2013
NORTH BAY — A number of high-profile health care construction projects will reach significant milestones in 2014, chief among them the new $284 million Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa that’s expected to open by the end of the year.
December 24, 2013
SANTA ROSA — A rapidly growing Ohio-based construction and industrial supply group of companies acquired the assets of Santa Rosa-based Wyatt Irrigation Supply, Inc., started three decades ago and operating stores in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties.
As part of the deal, Purchasing Manager Scott Leytem, who was been with the company since 1982, was named president. Founder Phil Wyatt will be leaving the company after the transition.
December 20, 2013
Annual job growth in the North Bay’s largest counties — Sonoma and Solano — accelerated in November after easing in previous months, and unemployment rates mostly decreased throughout the North Bay last month, according to the latest state estimates.
December 17, 2013
Adventist Health on Tuesday said it named Jeff Eller president of the Northern California Network, which operates several North Bay hospitals and treatment centers.
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