June 2, 2014
NORTH BAY — Millions of dollars in new funding will flow to dozens of schools in the North Bay this year through California’s Career Pathways Trust, a one-time, $250 million fund created through education legislation in July 2013.
May 12, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Agilent Technologies and the Sonoma County Office of Education are preparing to launch a new collaborative program for middle school instructors this summer, providing educators a two-week externship that will ultimately fuel a real-world engineering project for students during the academic year.
May 12, 2014
NAPA — Chuck Gravett, a partner with Napa law firm Gravett + Kent, is president of the Napa County Bar Association.
The firm, which works across the North Bay, specializes in several areas of law, including complex civil and commercial litigation and a broad range of business transactions, including mediation and bankruptcy services.
May 5, 2014
Open floorplan, open source, open classroom — the way K–12 schools are upgraded and new ones built are starting to have more in common with Silicon Valley, and that’s by design.
Two recent examples of the state and national push for cutting-edge learning environments are the Larkspur-Corte Madera and Healdsburg Unified school districts.
May 5, 2014
SANTA ROSA — As STEM education picks up momentum in U.S. schools, the multiscience SPARQ Center opened earlier this month at Piner High School.
May 5, 2014
NAPA — Leaders at Napa Valley College and its independent foundation are looking to the public to fund a wave of classroom and campus technology upgrades, hoping to continue the momentum of more than a decade of sweeping facility improvements made possible by a voter-approved bond in 2002.
May 5, 2014
SONOMA COUNTY — A fund established to grant public and private dollars in support of career technical education courses at Sonoma County schools has announced a total of $213,000 in grants in its second year, allowing the creation or continued support of 10 courses in six school districts.
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 14, 2014
Mengali Accountancy in Healdsburg announced three of its team members are newly licensed CPAs. …
Redwood Credit Union hired Meg Cadiz as its new nonprofit community program manager. …
MKM & Associates announced that Jamie Meacham has re-joined the team as a senior associate engineer. …
Empire College recently named Edward Lynch as the evening dean of the School of Business. …
Stuart Tanenberg will fill an empty board seat at College of Marin after the resignation of James Namnath. …
Meadowood hired Scott Beattie as beverage director for the resort’s estate events program. …
Annette Cooper, senior real estate adviser with Keegan & Coppin’s Santa Rosa office, was been named The Salvation Army’s 2013 Volunteer of the Year for the Tutoring and Mentoring Program. …
Two new real estate agents have joined Artisan Signature Properties. …
Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance appointed Scott Black as the organization’s new marketing director. …
Dutton-Goldfield Winery in Sebastopol announced the addition of Nicole Kosta to the position of direct sales and hospitality manager. …
American Winesecrets hired Jim Tubridy as services sales manager at its Sebastopol headquarters. …
March 31, 2014
Edelmira “Ede” Figueroa of Santa Rosa was awarded a Dorothy L. Weller Scholarship. …
The deadline to apply for the 2013-2014 California Competes Tax Credit is April 14. …
Fitch Ratings affirmed Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit District bonds. …
Molinari Caffe in downtown Napa will be moving. …
March 26, 2014
SAN RAFAEL — Dominican University of California today announced the receipt of the largest single gift since the school opened in 1890, one expected to ultimately generate $25 million in new income and help fund the expansion of programs like a newly structured master’s degree in business administration.
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 17, 2014
A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that obesity was often established by age 5, and nearly half of those kids who became obese by the eighth grade were already overweight when they started kindergarten.Researchers agree that the strongest window of opportunity for obesity prevention is during those critical first five years.
March 13, 2014
VALLEJO — Touro University of California is preparing to launch a new nursing school at its Mare Island campus this April, focusing on instruction that provides an accelerated path for working nurses seeking an advanced degree and the nationally recognized “clinical nurse leader” certification.
March 10, 2014
SAN RAFAEL — Dominican University of California plans to merge three separate programs into a single Master of Business Administration curriculum, anchoring various specializations to a central focus on the day-to-day realities of an increasingly globalized economy.
March 10, 2014
A manufacturing job-shadow program for North Bay high school students is picking up momentum in its third year.
March 3, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Stanroy Music Center, which has been a downtown fixture for instrument repair, sales and training for 66 years, came close to closing recently before a longtime employee and a former one stepped up to keep the name alive and revamp its reputation via expanded inventory and a larger venue.
February 25, 2014
High school students and teachers will be able to shadow North Bay manufacturers in March and April, getting a closeup view of what happens on the factory floor.
February 24, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — The ability of California’s universities to put one million new graduates into the workforce by 2025 will be a key factor in the ongoing competitiveness of the state’s economy, with the California State University system expected to play a central role in those efforts over the next decade, said CSU chancellor Timothy White, PhD.
February 24, 2014
As the dean of the School of Business and Economics, I sit at the nexus of a “talent juxtaposition.” On one side I hear from North Bay business leaders who consistently share their frustration with finding the employees they need to fulfill key positions in their organizations.
On the other side, I work on a campus where we have over 9,000 students each day coming to classes to learn the skills they need to be strong contributors to our workforce and our community.
And we also have over 60,000 alums in our network, many of whom would enjoy working in the North Bay — and many of whom are already doing so.
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