89 women honored over the past decade

NORTH BAY -- The North Bay Business Journal will celebrate 10 years of honoring female leaders, innovators and visionaries across a wide range of professions at its Women in Business Awards Gala on June 24 at the Doubletree Hotel in Rohnert Park.

The awards gala, which will be emceed by culinary media star Marcy Smothers, will feature a select panel of past winners to discuss great challenges, achievements and inspiring stories of their success. The discussion, moderated by Debbie Meekins of Sonoma Bank, a Women in Business founder, will include 2002 Wine winner Judy Jordan of J Vineyards & Winery, 2007 Environmental Services winner Patty Garbarino of Marin Sanitary Service, 2008 Hospitality winner Elaine Bell of Elaine Bell Catering and 2009 Construction winner Marlene Soiland of Soiland Management Co.

Tickets for the evening program are $74 per person or $725 for a table of 8, including company name on the table. To register, contact Linda Perkins at 707-521-5264 or events@busjrnl.com or online at www.northbaybusinessjournal.com.

This year's winners to be honored at the event are: Carole Bionda, Nova Group, Construction; Cynthia Murray, North Bay Leadership Council, Economic Development; Debra Miller, St. Joseph Health System-Sonoma County, Human Resources; Brenda Gilchrist, The HR Matrix, Entrepreneurship; Linda Kachiu, Zainer Rinehart Clarke, Financial Services; Elaine John, St. Helena Hospital Foundation, Health Care; Catherine Bartolomei, Farmhouse Inn, Restaurant & Spa, Hospitality and Tourism; Denise Frey, YWCA Sonoma County, Nonprofit; Rachel Dollar, Smith Dollar, Professional Services; and Kathryn Lindstrom, J Vineyards & Winery, Wine.

The profiles of award winners will also be featured in a special publication supplementing the June 28 issue of the North Bay Business Journal.