North Bay Business Journal
June 2018 edition

Ikea plans Napa Valley location for home-delivery push

Scandinavian furniture and home goods retailer Ikea on Tuesday confirmed plans for a large Napa Valley fulfillment center, saying it will employ about 200 and be part of a new ship-to-home move.


Napa, Sonoma hotels adapt after fires

After housing evacuees and firefighters, lodgings in Napa and Sonoma counties are prepared to welcome tourists back and are planning to add 3,450 rooms.

Questions smolder for North Coast wine business after fires

Those who provide the North Coast wine industry with capital and find homes for its excess fruit and wine are looking toward impacts, though a fraction of the business, that may take a months to uncover.

North Bay unemployment takes a dive

Joblessness dropped in Sonoma, Solano, Marin, Napa, Mendocino and Lake counties in September, per new state figures.


Two North Coast mobile wine bottlers combine

Select Mobile Bottlers of Napa and Pedroncelli Mobile Bottling of Sonoma soon will have five wine-packaging lines between them.

Napa Valley muffins, fruit preserves named Oprah’s ‘favorite things’

Model Bakery and Clif Family Winery, two St. Helena makers of delectable treats, land on Oprah’s coveted ‘favorite things’ list. Two Napa products from celebrity chef Thomas Keller did too.

Rebuilt homes in Santa Rosa’s fire-leveled Coffey Park by summer?

One developer working with a group trying to rebuild thousands of North Bay homes destroyed by wildfires says the first houses could be completed by next summer. The key is getting homeowners and lenders on board with a mass-build project.

Hotel in Yountville announces director

Paul Kessinger has 10 years hotelier experience

Napa winery fined for runoff

Opus One has been fined for contamination of the Napa River in 2016

Latino Business Leadership Awards: Bernie Narvaez, Narvaez Insurance Services

Bernie Narvaez of Napa’s Narvaez Insurance Services wins one of North Bay Business Journal’s Latino Business Leadership Awards.