The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critic’s Circle announced today the recipients of their special awards for 2011. James Dunn, a longtime faculty member at College of Marin, who helped start the careers of Robin Williams, among others, is the recipient of the Jerry Friedman Award, named for the KGO Radio theatre critic who served as SFBATCC president for 22 years. This is a lifetime achievement award given to an individual who has furthered the creativity and growth of theater in the Bay Area throughout his or her career.Health Care
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Dr. Misty M. Zelk, MD, has recently joined Palm Drive Hospital Medical Group as a pediatric and internal medicine physician. Dr. Zelk offers primary medical care for adults and children of all ages, and is the only physician in all of West County who specializes in Pediatrics.Human Resources
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BOLT Staffing Service, Inc. appointed account executive Anthony Pizziol as the firm’s chief marketer of services to the wine and beverage industry. He joined BOLT last spring. The Pinole native earned a bachelor's degree from from Chico State majoring in business with a human resources minor. BOLT has two office locations, one in Sonoma and the other in American Canyon to support the wine and other varied industries of the North Bay. Professional OrganizationsJanet WentworthSanta Rosa Small Business Development Center’s Janet Wentworth and Ashwin Gulati have been recognized by the Northern California SBDC Regional Network for their outstanding performance in 2011. The awards were presented during the All Network Conference held in Berkeley on Feb. 3 attended by more than 150 SBDC affiliates and business community representatives from all over Northern California. In 2011, Janet and Ashwin and a cadre of other SBDC advisors provided one-on-one consulting and training to nearly 17,000 entrepreneurs in Northern California. Those services led to the creation and retention of more than 2,500 jobs, sales increases of over $62 million and over $50 million in capital infusion (loans and equity) for client businesses in 2011.