Send business news items to or fax 707-521-5292.Banking and Finance

RPM Mortgage recently opened a new branch in San Rafael, expanding in the North Bay. RPM Mortgage San Rafael is located downtown at 900 Mission Ave. RPM Mortgage San Rafael is co-owned by Dominic and Susan Pomilia, in addition to senior loan agents Chris Weber and Steve Compagno, who will also be managing partners at the branch.Construction

Speedpro Imaging--Marin, a studio specializing in producing high resolution large format digital graphics, has created a recycling program to accept used vinyl banners from businesses and individuals in the Bay Area. Speedpro will manage the inventory, ensuring all material is delivered to its partner, Elbow Grease Designs. There will be no charge for the service.Health Care

Marin General Hospital Foundation’s 20th annual golf tournament and dinner/auction, “A Taste of Tokyo,” held Sept. 19 at the Meadow Club, raised $340,000 to benefit the hospital’s Spine & Brain Institute. The institute, a unique collaboration between Mt. Tam Spine Center, the University of California, San Francisco, Department of Neurosurgery and Marin General Hospital offers patients a single point of access to comprehensive spine and brain care.Telecommunications

Calix (NYSE: CALX) announced that Vermont Telephone Company will deploy the Calix 700 GE family of optical network terminals to deliver advanced broadband services to more than 15,000 customers throughout its service area in southern Vermont. Last year, VTel was awarded federal American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funding for its Wireless Open World network to extend fiber to every home and business in the VTel service area and roll out 4G/LTE high speed, wireless broadband services throughout Vermont.Wine

A small group of wine tasting rooms in the western part of the Russian River Valley wine appellation have banded together to form Taste Route 116. Officers have been elected from the chartering members: Sue Bonzell of Graton Ridge Cellars, president; Giovanni Balistreri of Russian River Vineyards, vice president; Helen Sharrocks of Balletto Vineyards, secretary; Kaitlyn Madeiros of Taft Street Winery, treasurer; Chelsea Draper of Dutton Estate Winery, member at large.