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Construction

Ghilotti Bros. Inc. of the North Bay won the Caltrans California Department of Transportation Excellence in Partnering Gold Award for its efforts in the new Highway 101/580 connector project in San Rafael. It is the seventh award received by Ghilotti Bros. from Caltrans.

Food & Beverage

Marin County caterer Delicious Inc. was recognized by Bay List as one of the top five wedding caterers in the Bay Area, chosen out of a list of 100 other nominees.

Green

San Rafael-based Real Goods Solar is holding a free solar sweepstakes for a chance to win a 4kW home solar electric system estimated at a retail value of $30,000. Qualifying homeowners can enter to win at www.realgoodssolar.com or call 1-800-760-9700. No purchase is necessary, and the sweepstakes expires at 6 p.m. Sept. 15. The sweepstakes brings attention to rising utility costs and renewable energy solutions to mitigate these increases.