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Lender Financing for Startups and Small Businesses

Sponsor:  Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster

Date: Sept. 8 at 12 p.m.          Cost: $20

Place: 1300 Valley House Dr., Rohnert Park

Info: 707-794-1240, www.somobc.org

So You Want to Start a Business, Three-Part Series

Sponsor:  Small Business Development Center at Santa Rosa Junior College

Date: Sept. 8, 15 & 22            Cost: $15-$45

Place: 421 10th St., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-524-1770, www.sbdcsantarosa.org

Small Business NxLevel Orientation

Sponsor:  Napa Valley College Small Business Development Center

Date: Sept. 8 at 6 p.m.            Cost: No cost

Place: 1556 First St., Ste.103, Napa

Info: 707-864-3382, www.solanosbdc.org

Wednesday

Success through Invention

Sponsor:  Small Business Development Center at Santa Rosa Junior College

Date: Sept. 9 at 9 a.m.            Cost: $50

Place: 421 10th St., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-524-1770, www.sbdcsantarosa.org

How to Start Your Own Business

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Sept. 9 at 6 p.m.            Cost: $25

Place: 360 Campus Lane, Ste. 102, Fairfield

Info: 707-864-3382, www.solanosbdc.org

Thursday

Who's Getting Funded: a VC and Angel Perspective

Sponsor:  Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster

Date: Sept. 10 at 4 p.m.          Cost: $25

Place: 1300 Valley House Dr., Rohnert Park

Info: 707-794-1240, www.somobc.org

Town Hall Meeting with Third District Supervisor Shirlee Zane

Sponsor:  Board of Supervisors

Date: Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. Cost: No cost

Place: Rohnert Park Library, Rohnert Park

Info: 707-565-3756, jdiaz1@sonoma-county.org

Friday

Napa Hospice Golf Tournament

Sponsor:  Napa Valley Hospice & Adult Day Services

Date: Sept. 11 at 8 a.m. Cost: $175-$650

Place: Silverado Resort, Napa

Info: 707-258-9080, golf@napavalleyhospice-ads.org

Magito and Thomas Henry Wine Tasting Event

Sponsor:  The Woodlands Market

Date: Sept. 11 at 5 p.m.          Cost: $5

Place: 735 College Ave., Kentfield

Info: 415-457-8160, www.woodlandsmarket.com

Lifehouse Annual Awards Banquet

Sponsor:  Lifehouse Agency

Date: Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. Cost: $45

Place: Embassy Suites, San Rafael

Info: 415-472-2373, mail@lifehouseagency.org

Saturday

Business Women's Celebration "Pearls of Great Worth"

Sponsor:  Bay Area Council of American Business Women's Association

Date: Sept. 12 at 9 a.m.          Cost: $45

Place: 745 Baywood Dr., Petaluma

Info: 707-763-7279, www.bayareacouncil.net

Heirloom Tomato Festival

Sponsor:  Kendall-Jackson Winery

Date: Sept.12 at 11 a.m.         Cost: $65-$75

Place: 5007 Fulton Road, Fulton

Info: 800-769-3649, www.kj.com

15th Annual Staglin Family Vineyard Music Festival for Mental Health

Sponsor:  Staglin Family Vineyard

Date: Sept.12 at noon             Cost: $750

Place: Staglin Family Vineyard, Rutherford

Info: 707-944-0419, http://www.imhro.org/the-staglin-music-festival-for-mental-health-2009

Special Italian Wine Tasting

Sponsor:  The Woodlands Market

Date: Sept. 12 at 4 p.m.          Cost: $5

Place: 735 College Ave., Kentfield

Info: 415-457-8160, www.woodlandsmarket.com

Sunday

Laguna Art and Garden Gala

Sponsor:  Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation

Date: Sept.13 at 3 p.m.           Cost: $75

Place: 3601 Vine Hill Road, Sebastopol

Info: 707-527-9277, ex. 107, www.lagunafoundation.org

Coming Up

Profit Mastery Four-Part Series

Sponsor:  Small Business Development Center at Santa Rosa Junior College

Date: Sept. 14, 21, 28 & Oct. 5 Cost: $195

Place: 421 10th St., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-524-1770, www.sbdcsantarosa.org

Wine Industry Financial Symposium

Sponsor:  Wine Industry Symposium Group

Date: Sept. 14-15                   Cost: Call

Place: Napa Valley Marriott Hotel, Napa

Info: 707-255-9222, www.winesymposium.com

Wells Fargo Economist John Silvia: The State of Our Economy

Sponsor:  Wells Fargo Bank, Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Wells Fargo Wealth Management

Date: Sept. 15 at noon            Cost: Call

Place: Doubletree Hotel, Rohnert Park

Info: 707-773-1817, anne_jaconetti@wellsfargois.com

Renter Housing Legal Update: Security Deposits, Debt Collection

Sponsor:  North Coast Rental Housing Association

Date: Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m.     Cost: $35-$50

Place: 100 Golf Course Dr., Rohnert Park

Info: 707-526-9526, execdir@ncrha-ca.org

Starting a Business 3-Part Series

Sponsor:  Small Business Development Center at Santa Rosa Junior College

Date: Sept. 15-17                   Cost: $15-$45

Place: 421 10th St., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-524-1770, www.sbdcsantarosa.org

Bottom line Benefits to Greening Your Business

Sponsor: Napa Chamber of Commerce

Date: Sept. 16 at 7:30 a.m.     Cost: $20

Place: 1556 First St., Napa

Info: 707-253-3210, www.napachamber.com

Delivering Exceptional Customer Service

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Sept. 17 at 9 a.m.          Cost: $30

Place: 250 East L St., Benicia

Info: 707-864-3382, www.solanosbdc.org

Financing Your Business in Turbulent Times

Sponsor: Circle Bank, Ghirardo CPA, Warren Capital Corp., Business Journal

Date: Sept. 17 at 4 p.m.          Cost: $75

Place: Sheraton Sonoma County, Petaluma

Info: 707-521-5264, events@busjrnl.com

Green Building Best Practices: Low Energy Demand Buildings

Sponsor: U.S. Green Building Council, Redwood Empire Chapter

Date: Sept. 17 at 6 p.m.          Cost: $15-$25

Place: 777 San Marin Dr., Novato

Info: www.usgbc-rec.org

Real Estate Office Management and Leadership Training Course

Sponsor:  Frank Howard Allen Realtors

Date: Sept. 18 at 8:30 a.m.     Cost: $250

Place: 802 Vallejo St., Napa

Info: 707-939-2023, ssavino@winecountrygroup.com

Celebration of Dreams Benefit

Sponsor:  Northern California Center for Well-Being

Date: Sept. 18 at 11:30 a.m.   Cost: $65

Place: Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-575-6043, www.norcalwellbeing.org

SRJC Petaluma Phase III Dedication

Sponsor:  Santa Rosa Junior College

Date: Sept. 18 at 1:30 p.m.     Cost: Call

Place: 680 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy., Petaluma

Info: 707-778-2415, www.santarosa.edu/petaluma

Writing Your Business Plan

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Sept. 19 at 9 a.m.          Cost: $45

Place: 360 Campus Lane, Ste. 102, Fairfield

Info: 707-864-3382, www.solanosbdc.org

Harvest at the 4-H Corral: Barbeque, Auction & Bingo

Sponsor:  4H Foundation of Sonoma County

Date: Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. Cost: $30-$600

Place: 3575 & 3351 Slusser Road, Windsor

Info: 707-584-9284, www.4hfoundationofsoco.org

Linda Herman: How to Ask for Money

Sponsor:  Connections, A supportive community of women in business

Date: Sept. 19 at 7:45 a.m. Cost: $25-$35

Place: Flamingo Hotel & Conference Resort, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-522-9399, www.connectionsca.com

Retirement: 6 Smart and Simple Things to do in the Next 60 Days

Sponsor:  Santa Rosa Junior College

Date: Sept. 19 at 11 a.m.        Cost: $31

Place: 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-527-4372, www.santarosa.edu

Lake County Wine Auction

Sponsor:  Lake County Wine Alliance

Date: Sept. 19 at 5 p.m.          Cost: $100

Place: 1431 Hoyt Ave., Lakeport

Info: 866-279-9463, www.winealliance.org

Real Hero Awards: Ordinary People Extraordinary Compassion

Sponsor:  American Red Cross-Napa County Chapter, Trinchero Family Estates

Date: Sept. 22 at 7 a.m.          Cost: Call

Place: Silverado Country Club, Napa

Info: 707-257-2902, www.napacountyredcross.org

Small Biz. Product Development

Sponsor:  Small Business Development Center at Santa Rosa Junior College

Date: Sept. 23 at 9 a.m.          Cost: $20

Place: 421 10th St., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-524-1770, www.sbdcsantarosa.org

Third Annual Girlfriends for the Cure

Sponsor:  Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County

Date: Sept. 23 at 11 a.m.        Cost: $150

Place: Mayacama Golf Club, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-473-0583, www.healthcarefoundation.net

USF Nursing Degree Meeting

Sponsor:  University of San Francisco, Santa Rosa campus

Date: Sept. 23 at 4:30 p.m.     Cost: Call

Place: 416 B St., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-527-9612, ww.usfca.edu/nbbj

USF All Degrees Info. Meeting

Sponsor:  University of San Francisco, Santa Rosa campus

Date: Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m.     Cost: Call

Place: 416 B St., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-527-9612, ww.usfca.edu/nbbj

Pinot on the Russian River Festival

Sponsor:  Pinot on the River Festival

Date: Sept. 23-25                   Cost: $65

Place: various, Russian River

Info: www.pinotfestival.com

Essential Toolkit for Business Success Workshop

Sponsor:  Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce, North Bay Business Builders

Date: Sept. 24 at 9 a.m.          Cost: $25-$35

Place: 2301 E. Washington St., Petaluma

Info: 707-762-2785, www.petalumachamber.com

Intellectual Property Protection for the Start-up Company

Sponsor:  Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster

Date: Sept. 24 at 12 p.m.        Cost: $20

Place: 1300 Valley House Dr., Rohnert Park

Info: 707-794-1240, www.somobc.org

Petaluma People Services Center Kitchen Expansion Ribbon cutting

Sponsor:  Petaluma People Services Center

Date: Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m.     Cost: $25-$35

Place: 211 Novak Dr., Petaluma

Info: 707-765-8488 www.petalumapeople.org

50 Secrets to Customer Loyalty

Sponsor:  Small Business Development Center at Santa Rosa Junior College

Date: Sept. 24 at 6 p.m.          Cost: $45

Place: 421 10th St., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-524-1770, www.sbdcsantarosa.org

Green Building Best Practices: Passivhaus Standards

Sponsor: U.S. Green Building Council, Redwood Empire Chapter

Date: Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.          Cost: Call

Place: 1300 Valley House Dr., Ste. 100, Rohnert Park

Info: 707- 664-6250, www.usgbc-rec.org

Reality Check, Please: Economic Outlook for Napa 2010

Sponsor:  Napa Chamber of Commerce, St. Helena Chamber of Commerce and Yountville, taste life here

Date: Sept. 25 at 8:30 a.m.     Cost: $85

Place: Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa

Info: www.napachamber.com

Wild, Wild West Charity Golf Tourney

Sponsor:  Legal Aid of Sonoma County

Date: Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. Cost: $50-$250

Place: Oakmont Golf Club, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-542-6664, www.legalaidsc.org

Spirit of Marin Awards Luncheon

Sponsor:  Marin's 12 Chambers of Commerce, Bank of Marin

Date: Sept. 25 at 11:30 a.m. Cost: $50

Place: 1 St. Vincent's Drive, San Rafael

Info: 415-884-5360, www.bankofmarin.com

Using QuickBooks to Manage Your Business

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Sept. 25 at 12 p.m.        Cost: $45

Place: 545 Columbus Pkwy., Vallejo

Info: 707-864-3382, www.solanosbdc.org

Project Smiles Benefit: An Evening of Fun & Fashion

Sponsor:  United Way, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Medical Foundation North Bay

Date: Sept. 25 at 6 p.m.          Cost: $125

Place: Vintners Inn, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-528-4485, www.dojiggy.com

EarleFest 2009-A Sonoma County Celebration of Americana Music

Sponsor:  Earle Baum Center of the Blind

Date: Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m.   Cost: $15-$20

Place: 4539 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-523-3222, www.earlefest.com

NAMI Champions & Heroes Award

Sponsor:  National Alliance on Mental Illness Sonoma County

Date: Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m.     Cost: Call

Place: Hyatt Vineyard Creek, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-527-6655 or info@namisoco.org

Sonoma County Harvest Fair Gala

Sponsor:  Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Date: Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.          Cost: $65

Place: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-545-4203, www.harvestfair.org

Medicare and Your Other Insurance

Sponsor:  Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program, American Lung Association

Date: Sept. 29 at 1 p.m.          Cost: No cost

Place: 115 Talbot Ave., Santa Rosa

Info: 800-586-4872, www.lungusa.org

Top 10 Ways to Make College Affordable

Sponsor:  Tamalpais Union High School District Adult and Community Education Division

Date: Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m.     Cost: $29

Place: 395 Doherty Dr., Larkspur

Info: 415-382-8200, www.collegegate.net

Small Business Clinic

Sponsor:  Solano College Small Business Development Center

Date: Sept. 30 at 5:15 p.m.     Cost: No cost

Place: 360 Campus Lane, Ste. 102, Fairfield

Info: 707-864-3382, www.solanosbdc.org

Best Places to Work Awards

Sponsor: North Bay Business Journal

Date: Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m.     Cost: $70

Place: Doubletree Hotel, Rohnert Park

Info: 707-521-5264, events@busjrnl.com

October in Paradise to Benefit the Sonoma Homeless Task Force

Sponsor:  Paradise Ridge Winery

Date: Oct. 1 at 5:30 p.m.         Cost: $70-$75

Place: 4545 Thomas Lake Harris Dr., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-575-4494, www.sonomacountyhomeless.org

Mentor Me Benefit Golf Tournament

Sponsor:  Mentor Me Petaluma

Date: Oct. 2 at 1 p.m.              Cost: $125

Place: 1901 Frates Road, Petaluma

Info: 707-778-4798, www.mentormepetaluma.org

2009 Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Sponsor:  Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Date: Oct. 2, 3 & 4                  Cost: $2-$60

Place: Sonoma County Fairgrounds

Info: 707-545-4203, www.harvestfair.org

31st Annual YMCA Harvest Fair 3K/10K Family Fun Run

Sponsor:  Sonoma County Family YMCA

Date: Oct. 4 at 8 a.m.              Cost: Call

Place: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-545-9622, www.scfymca.org

GreenPoint Showcase Tour

Sponsor:  Build it Green in Berkeley, KTVU

Date: Oct. 4 at 10 a.m.            Cost: $10

Place: various Bay Area locations

Info: 510-845-0472, www.ktvu.com/builditgreen

Culinary Career Discovery Boot Camp

Sponsor:  Culinary Institute of America- Greystone

Date: Oct. 5-9 Cost: $2,095-$2,520

Place: CIA-Greystone, St. Helena

Info: www.ciachef.edu/enthusiasts/programs

Going Green 2009

Sponsor: North Bay Business Journal

Date: Oct. 8 at 7:30 a.m.         Cost: $49

Place: Doubletree Hotel, Rohnert Park

Info: 707-521-5264, events@busjrnl.com

The 2009 Ghoulwill Ball at Legends

Sponsor:  Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire

Date: Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $85-$100

Place: 3328 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-523-0550, ext. 213, www.gire.org

Santa Rosa Young Professionals Roaring 20's Casino Night

Sponsor: Santa Rosa Young Professionals Network

Date: Oct. 17 at 8 p.m.            Cost: $45-$50

Place: Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa, Santa Rosa

Info: 707-545-1414, www.santarosaypn.com

Hispanic Chamber Business Expo

Sponsor:  Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Sonoma County

Date: Oct. 29 at 5 p.m.            Cost: Call

Place: 2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa

Info: 707-575-3648, www.hcc-sc.org

Send Calendar items to the North Bay Business Journal, Attn: Calendar, 427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401; fax 707-521-5292; or e-mail news@busjrnl.com.