October 22, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Startup power utility Sonoma Clean Power on Wednesday two long-term contracts for geothermal and solar power.
October 13, 2014
The Redwood Empire Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is currently soliciting board of directors nominations. …
The historic Brannan Cottage Inn in Calistoga reopened after seven months of renovation. …
Napa County Child Support Services Department opened a temporary customer services center. …
The Child Parent Institute broke ground on a new school campus for New Directions. …
Flanagan Wines in Santa Rosa, again partnered with Community Child Care Council (4Cs) of Sonoma County to benefit low-income families in need of quality child care and preschool programs. …
The Sonoma Valley Education Foundation’s Red & White Ball netted an estimated $175,000. …
October 7, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — Soligent, whose North American distributor for solar energy systems is locally based, said it acquired the U.S. distribution network of Denver-based Conergy.
Soligent’s local roots date to 2007, and the company has made several major acquisitions since then.
October 6, 2014
Sonoma Clean Power, along with Marin County’s MCE Clean Energy, which predates it, are the first two community choice aggregation–type power agencies in California.
October 6, 2014
“No money down” financing has made installing solar much easier for many property owners. But for every customer with a good credit score and south facing roof, there are many others without such advantages. Enter Community Choice Energy. It promises to overcome barriers to renewable energy development while modernizing and decentralizing the electricity system.
California’s first and second Community Choice programs, Marin Clean Energy and Sonoma Clean Power, offer cleaner power and lower rates. Sonoma Clean Power estimates that in 2014 alone more than $6 million will stay in the local economy because of their favorable power procurement.
October 2, 2014
SANTA ROSA — The Business Journal’s Impact Sonoma conference will be held Friday, Oct. 10, highlighting a broad spectrum of trends and events impacting the county’s economy today and into the future.
September 22, 2014
SANTA ROSA — This unique center brings diverse groups of people together to work collaboratively in support of sustainability; social equity, through culturally responsive services; a healthy environment, through habitat-restoration activities; and economic independence for community members, through workforce development support.
September 17, 2014
SAN RAFAEL — MCE Clean Energy, a public, not-for-profit electricity provider that gives customers a choice of having much or all of their electricity supplied from renewable sources such as solar, wind, bioenergy, geothermal and hydroelectric, will move into a new San Rafael office next spring to make way for a growing biopharmaceutical company.
September 16, 2014
NORTH BAY — Startups and entrepreneurs will have a chance this Friday to present their business ideas to prospective investors at the North Bay Innovation Expo, sponsored by SoCo Nexus.
September 15, 2014
Business is key to innovative speed and scale climate solutions. The Climate Protection Campaign began Business for Clean Energy to support and showcase the many and varied North Bay companies rising to the clean energy challenge and are profiting at the same time. Members share best practices on sustainability and reducing carbon emissions.
September 1, 2014
Santa Rosa Junior College librarians Loretta Esparza and Alicia Virtue’s chapter was recently approved for publication in the 2015 book E-Learning Innovations in Academic Libraries. …
Santa Rosa Junior College was ranked one of the best colleges to work for in the nation. …
Hall Wines was awarded LEED Gold certification for its St. Helena tasting room and winery. …
Redwood Credit Union celebrated its new Sonoma branch with a weeklong open house from Aug. 25–30. …
The Clif Family Bruschetteria food truck started rolling in Napa Valley and will be based in St. Helena. …
Sonoma County-based La Tortilla Factory has launched the industry’s first entirely Non-GMO, USDA certified Organic tortilla line…
The Larkspur-Corte Madera School District has celebrated the grand opening of its new elementary school, The Cove School…
The surgical staff of Santa Rosa & Rohnert Park Oral Surgery have launched a program providing Sonoma County residents with an opportunity to register to become the new recipient of a free full mouth of dental implants…
North Bay Leadership Council announced the five honorees for their annual Leaders of the North Bay Awards…
CK Mondavi Family Vineyards announced today that their wines are the first-ever to be Made in USA Certified…
August 21, 2014
The North Bay Business Journal has selected a record 88 companies for its ninth-annual Best Places to Work. “These are exemplary companies,” said Brad Bollinger, publisher of the Business Journal. “Their leaders show us how to establish and maintain workplaces where morale is high and employees are engaged.”
August 18, 2014
Sutter’s regional hospital, slated to open in October, has installed a secretive bank of fuel cells that will generate nearly 70 percent of the facility’s electricity in a clean, electrochemical process without burning.
August 18, 2014
Napa County Farm Bureau honored the staff of the University of California Cooperative Extension for 100 years of support for Napa County’s farmers and ranchers. …
Debbie Weatherly, Santa Rosa Junior College account specialist and two-term SRJC Classified Senate president, was recently selected the new president-elect of the California Community Colleges Classified Senate. …
Russian Riverkeeper appointed four new staff and board members. …
The National Alliance on Mental Illness California named Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane the 2014 Recovery Practitioner of the year. …
Santa Rosa’s Dillwood Burkel & Millar has welcomed Christina Hollingsworth and Bruce Moeller as audit and tax partners. …
The Napa County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce honored Donna Zapata, business development officer for Redwood Credit Union, as Woman of the Year. …
Helen Keplinger was named Grace Family Vineyards’ new winemaker. …
Pine Ridge Vineyards hired Michael Conversano as the new assistant winemaker. …
August 18, 2014
Colliers International’s Fairfield office, which covers Solano, Napa and parts of Contra Costa counties, released market research reports indicating the industrial market has cooled, yet remains healthy…
The Napa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and its Legislative Action Committee have voted in full support and endorsement of the Archer Hotel project located in the downtown Napa Town Center…
Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft announced the completion of a 518.5 kW solar power system at Marin County’s new Emergency Operations Facility in San Rafael…
GreenCitizen has opened its newest Eco-center in Marin County…
Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) has debuted their ProFIT program, which sets a standard price for the agency to purchase electricity from larger wholesale renewable electricity projects…
August 15, 2014
FAIRFIELD — Anheuser-Busch’s Fairfield brewery on Thursday morning started receiving its second towering windmill, which is set to bring clean-energy generation there to 30 percent of the facility’s needs.
August 13, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Ygrene Energy Fund, a Santa Rosa-based company that provides financing for clean energy projects, on Wednesday said it raised $30 million from Virgo Investment Group, based in Redwood Shores.
The money will be used to build Ygrene’s contractor network and expand nationally.
August 5, 2014
PETALUMA — Enphase Energy (Nasdaq:ENPH) on Tuesday reported second-quarter revenue soared 41 percent on a 54 percent increase in sold wattage of its solar electricity microinverters, and the company’s quarterly net loss was less than half what it was a year before.
August 4, 2014
Speculation is rising in the North Bay about what the U.S. solar market will look like in the wake of the expiration of the federal 30 percent solar investment tax credit for residential and commercial properties at the end of 2016.
August 4, 2014
As climate change bears down on us, one solution is to eliminate energy-guzzling businesses. In many cases, a better solution for these businesses is innovation–making money while going green.
- Submission deadline: October 24, 2014Oct30Registration deadline: October 27, 2014Nov12Registration deadline: November 7, 2014Nov13Registration deadline: November 10, 2014Nov18Registration deadline: November 14, 2014Nov21Registration deadline: November 17, 2014Dec2Registration deadline: November 28, 2014
New NBBJ publication
NBBJ Pulse Poll
How much of a concern are highly dangerous sicknesses for North Bay health care facilities?
- High (20%, 5 votes)
- Moderate (28%, 7 votes)
- Low (32%, 8 votes)
- Don't know (20%, 5 votes)
Total voters: 25
Polling period: October 15, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – October 22, 2014 @ 12:00 pmLoading ...
Most popular recent items
- How winery owners can preserve legacy, fairness 12,463 view(s) | posted on September 29, 2014
- 100-plus-employee companies struggle with Obamacare regs 5,933 view(s) | posted on September 29, 2014
- Obama appoints Ebola ‘czar’ to control disease that threatens to overwhelm Africa 5,456 view(s) | posted on October 13, 2014
- Wal-Mart unveils Rohnert Park smaller-format store 5,413 view(s) | posted on September 24, 2014
- Cassidy Turley sees global ties in DTZ purchase 5,240 view(s) | posted on September 29, 2014
Latest reader comments
- Burke Denman on Zap settles recall suit with $2M in refunds
- Rachel gehring on Construction moves forward for affordable housing in Sonoma County
Business Journal connections