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Arts & Entertainment

Northern California-based talent buyer Rick Bartalini founded Rick Bartalini Presents in Santa Rosa, an independent concert promoter.

Construction

Petaluma-based Midstate Construction Corp. was the inaugural recipient of the newest NPH award, Partners in Community Development, for outstanding commitment to working with the affordable housing community.

Green

Assemblymember Jared Huffman presented his June Sustainable North Bay Award to B.R. Cohn Winery and Olive Oil Co. in Glen Ellen. B.R. Cohn was among the first certified under the State Sustainable Winegrowing Program.

Manufacturing

Santa Rosa-based KriStar Enterprises Inc.’s FloGard Perk Filter has achieved a General Use Level Designation from the Washington State Department of Ecology for Basic and Phosphorous Treatment, indicating average removal ratings exceeding the standards established for both total suspended solids and for phosphorous.

Nonprofit & Community Organizations

The Rotary Club of Santa Rosa created a new Rotary group called Rotary Means Business to encourage and support its business members to do business with each other, refer others to Rotary professionals and promote the concept of mutual interests.

Solar

Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft completed installation and commissioning of a 52.4 kW solar electric system at the Sonoma Police Department, offsetting nearly 70 percent of the annual bill for the Police Department/Community Meeting room.

Technology

Santa Rosa-based Democrasoft Inc. is launching a temporary Collaborize site at StoptheGusher.com to aggregate citizen ideas for stopping and remediating the Gulf oil spill.

Rohnert Park-based Red Condor, a provider of fully managed e-mail security solutions, was awarded the Best Products and Services Award by the editors of Network Products Guide.