Hospitality

John Ash & Co. in the Vintners Inn of Santa Rosa received a 2009 best of award of excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine for its wine list.

Landscaping

Geared for Growing Landscaping of Healdsburg received eight awards from the California Landscape Contractors Association.

Nonprofit & Community Organizations

Solar Works of Sebastopol is now a corporate alliance partner to the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, pledging $50,000 a year to the Burbank Memorial Foundation.

Santa Rosa-based YWCA Sonoma County, a provider of domestic violence services, received a Telly Award for its informational video about the organization.

Professional Services

Rohnert Park-based Optio Solutions Inc. opened an office in Houston, Texas.

Real Estate

Larkspur-based investment real estate brokerage Norcal Commercial Inc. received a CoStar Group "power broker" award for the Marin/North San Francisco Bay region based on 2008 sales volume.

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