Arts & Entertainment

Rohnert Park-based Pix2o's portable large-screen LED video display system was selected as the best new video product at LDI 2010 in Las Vegas.

Business & Professional Services

Sausalito-based marketing firm ChannelNet teamed up with Hunter Douglas, manufacturer of custom window coverings, to provide enhanced online functionality for shoppers across Asia.


Novato-based Hennessy Advisors Inc. received three 2010 STAR Awards for excellence in mutual fund marketing and communications presented by the Mutual Fund Education Alliance. Hennessy was named winner in the Small Company category for Best Advisor Online Marketing Campaign and Best Advisor Special Communications.


The Sonoma Valley Groundwater Management Basin Advisory Panel recognized homeowner’s association Mission Village Homeowners in Sonoma for replacing 6,025 square feet of irrigated turf with drought-tolerant plants and cooking school Ramekins in Sonoma for replacing between 5,000 and 6,000 square feet of turf with low-water landscaping.

Health Care

The Department of Health and Human Services awarded Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with a bronze medal as part of its Awards for Improving Organ Transplantation.

Nonprofit & Community Organizations

San Rafael-based Senior Access received $5,000 in support from Marin County Supervisor Charles McGlashan to open a new daytime social club program for people with memory loss at St. Stephen’s Church in Belvedere.

Real Estate

Santa Rosa-based California Reverse Mortgage Consultants formed an exclusive agreement with San Francisco Federal Credit Union.


The city of Santa Rosa restriped a portion of Stagecoach Road in front of

Fountaingrove Village, adding a bike lane and enough parking for 19 cars. The Stagecoach Road parking will primarily be used by Village business owners and employees so the inner lot is available for customers.

Sleep Train, a Sacramento-based, employee-owned mattress retailer, opened a new store in Petaluma as part of a larger-scale expansion plan. The new Petaluma store is located at 105 North McDowell Blvd., off Highway 101 in the Petaluma South shopping center.

Senior Living

Avenew LLC, a Santa Rosa-based senior relocation company, launched its website at


Tegal in Petaluma received a repeat order for a silicon DRIE chamber from a leading supplier of MEMS image sensors.


California-based Blue Star Gas, the West Coast arm of Alliance AutoGas, rolled out an AutoGas fueling station to provide Santa Rosa-area vehicle fleets with clean, economical fuel.


Beringer Vineyards in the Napa Valley, in its commitment to support hunger charities nationwide, will donate one dollar for every purchase of Beringer Founders' Estate Wine during the months of November and December.

Sonoma-based Carneros Vintners installed an artisan-scale version of Della Toffola’s Thermoflash system at its facility to improve extraction of color and to reduce unripe flavor characteristics prior to the fermentation of red wines.

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