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Green

Santa Rosa-based M.A. Silva Corks, USA, the first company to earn both Sonoma Green Business Program and ClimateSmart certifications, is generating its power through a solar panel array installed by Novato and Sonoma-based SolarCraft.

Retail

Dr. Andrew Weil Integrative Footwear in San Rafael announced its 2011 spring collection is now available for purchase online and in select retail locations throughout the United States.  The company also released survey results from over 3,800 respondents showing that most people experience pain from walking.

Technology

San Rafael-based Autodesk launched two AutoCad products that enable architects, engineers and other design professionals to explore ideas, document designs and collaborate.

Propell Corporation in San Anselmo, creator of an ecommerce system for schools, businesses, nonprofits and the military, announced it has added over 200 new shops with its K-12 partner, eChalk, and expanded its K-12 shops to include a new system for ordering quantity orders – such as school or team uniforms – with no upfront investment for schools.

Wine

Napa-based Artesa Vineyards & Winery announced a two-year sponsorship agreement with celebrity chef Nick Stellino.  Beginning in April. Artesa wines will become the exclusive wine sponsor of the second season of Stellino's popular PBS series "Cooking with Friends.”