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Arts & Entertainment

San Rafael-based THX Ltd. was awarded Sound & Vision Magazine’s 2010 Editors' Choice Awards for four display products in the competitive video product category of home entertainment.

Business & Professional Services

The City of Santa Rosa said that after thirteen years of vacancy the 137-year-old Church of One Tree at 492 Sonoma Avenue is available for public rentals including celebrations, weddings and meetings.

Santa Rosa-based Jim Murphy and Associates was named 2011 Custom Builder of the Year by Custom Home magazine. JMA is featured on the cover, with a 10-page profile inside.

Education

Santa Rosa-based Jackson Family Wines pledged $3 million to the University of California at Davis for the construction of the Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building.

Green

San Rafael-based Kahl Consultants Small Business Web was awarded the Green America Business Seal of Approval, presented to businesses that go beyond product and service quality to set the highest standards in environmental sustainability and social justice.

Nonprofit & Community Organizations

Chemical dependency treatment program Bayside Marin in San Rafael was accredited for a period of three years by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

Sonoma County-based Community First Credit Union gathered 28 strollers from its members on behalf of The Living Room, Santa Rosa’s day center for homeless women and their children.

PEP Housing in Petaluma received a $1,258 check from Summit State Bank as part of the community bank’s Nonprofit Partner Program.

Technology

Santa Rosa-based Sonoma Orthopedic Products entered into a licensing and distribution agreement with Ai-Medic, a leading supplier of orthopedic products, especially in the area of clavicle fracture fixation, in the Japanese market.

Wine

Beringer Vineyards in the Napa Valley announced a four-year extension of its designation as the "Official Wine of the PGA Tour, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour" in the United States and Canada.