North Bay Business Journal
August 2017 edition

New Napa, Petaluma restaurants put the family back in craft beer

The North Bay newcomers draw from classic European beer gardens, creating a family-, dog- and kid-friendly place where people can appreciate fine craft beer in casual indoor-outdoor settings.


Labor shortage looms over fast-approaching grape harvest

Vineyard managers are opting to use more machines and foreign labor to make up for a tight labor market. At least 2,000 more workers could be needed in Sonoma County.

Constellation Brands to move Napa office; LG secures big Napa space

Constellation Brands has a new home for its North Coast offices, currently in St. Helena. And LG Electronics USA leased 23,000 square feet in south Napa, what some say might be to display high-end appliances.

New water regulations for Napa, Sonoma vineyards

Years in the works, these rules for Napa River and Sonoma Creek watersheds seek to limit runoff and protect species.


Napa, Solano feel the space squeeze

Napa Valley has been big on preserving its prime vineyards from development, but companies seeking a home for their wines, foods, etc. are feeling the squeeze from dwindling options in urban and industrial areas. That’s also true in Solano County.

Napa fetes 50 green-certified businesses

Dozens of businesses and organizations recently got kudos for getting certified as Napa County Green Business operations.

Napa, Santa Rosa student brewers get a break from the state

A newly signed California law comes as Napa Valley College and Santa Rosa Junior College gear up brewing programs.

North Bay jobless rates rise in June

The unemployment rate across six counties ticked upward, according to the latest state figures.

What people paid for Wine County hotel rooms in June

Napa County continues to report strong numbers, with hotel revenue up 7 percent year to date, but Sonoma County is gaining.

Napa gets clean-fuels service station

A number of Napa Valley public officials and business leaders checked out the new Allied Clean Fuels Plaza in south Napa on July 22, a one-stop station for vehicle alternative energy.