January 27, 2014
Montgomery Taylor & Company in Santa Rosa recently hired Alan Wingate as its new tax adviser. …
Seth Howland is the new executive associate for Montgomery Taylor & Company. Michael Randolph has recently joined Willow Creek Wealth Management as a financial adviser. …
Anthony Robello of Mill Valley joined Parallel Advisors. …
Brad Bollinger was elected board chair of the North Bay Leadership Council. …
Patty Garbarino was elected vice chair of NBLC’s board. …
Chris Yeakey is a new agent with Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley’s commercial division, Coldwell Banker Commercial. …
Ukiah Valley Medical Center added cardiologist David R. Ploss, MD, to its medical staff. …
Friedemann Goldberg, LLP, announced that Mia Shirley has recently joined the firm as an associate attorney. …
Jason Vargelis joined the board of directors for Buckelew Programs. …
Les Clefs d’Or USA has awarded Jim Anderson, chief concierge at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, membership into the elite organization. …
June 28, 2013
Brad Bollinger, editor and associate publisher of the North Bay Business Journal, has been named publisher.
“Under Brad’s leadership the North Bay Business Journal has expanded its coverage and event offerings throughout the North Bay and is now the most respected source of business news in the area,” said Steve Falk, chief executive officer of Sonoma Media Investments. “We are pleased to recognize Brad’s achievements by naming him publisher.”
November 30, 2012
On Oct. 29, 1975, the New York Daily News carried this headline after President Gerald Ford gave a speech denying federal assistance to keep New York out of bankruptcy: “Ford to City: Drop Dead.”
For Santa Rosa and its 13-year effort to rebuild Railroad Square, the headline could read: “Gov. Brown and Sacramento to Santa Rosa: Drop Dead.”
August 20, 2012
Relax. You’ve heard that word since the first time you got angry or upset. Or maybe it’s a word in your head that beacons reality. Pent up frustration, worry, or concern about the present or the future – or both – and nervousness about what’s about to happen in the world, at work, at home, or in your personal life. Relax is easy to say, hard to do.
July 27, 2012
It’s a bit chilling the way Mike Rowe, the host of the hit TV series “Dirty Jobs,” tells it. The headlines scream about persistent unemployment above 8 percent nationwide and 11 percent in California. Count the people across the U.S. who have stopped looking for work or are working only part-time and the rate was nearly 15 percent in June.
April 5, 2012
One of the little known facts about cartoonist Charles Schulz was that he was a big supporter of women’s athletics and athletes.
“I have a vision, Chuck,” Peppermint Patty said in a 1979 Peanuts strip. “I can see a day coming when women will have the same opportunities in sports as men!”
February 16, 2012
It’s important not to forget how critical the passage of Measure M in 2004 was to Sonoma County transportation — and just how bad traffic on Highway 101 would be today without it.
February 10, 2012
A few weeks ago, a fictional conversation was started between a member of Occupy Wall Street and a banker. Today the Occupier returns to have a conversation with a fellow native of Sonoma County. On the agenda: the proposed rent increase for the Sonoma County Farmers Market.
January 30, 2012
Imagine for a moment if a bank CEO and an Occupy Wall Street leader sat down over a cup of coffee to talk.
August 15, 2011
Chief financial officers are without question the unsung talent inside successful organizations. They guide the organization’s financial health while also providing key strategic business, personnel and market advice. This week we present profiles of nine of the 12 CFOs the Business Journal is highlighting in our inaugural CFO Recognition Awards.
August 1, 2011
While the world was focused on the federal debt ceiling circus last week, the Pew Research Center issued this stunning finding: the gap between the net worth of white and Hispanic households rose in 2009 to 20 to 1 and 18 to 1 for blacks.
July 11, 2011
At the recent Sonoma County economic outlook summit, the need to brand the region came up over and over.
June 27, 2011
In its analysis of the recently released unemployment statistics for May, Los Angeles-based Beacon Economics listed the Santa Rosa-Petaluma MSA among three regions in California that gained jobs — 1,700 to be exact between April and May.
April 25, 2011
Could wine be the next thing Stewart and Lynda Resnick help take to even greater heights than it has already achieved?
April 8, 2011
A person who read the last column here about the state’s budget and pension dilemma, and whose advice is to be trusted, asked this: “If you were emperor of California, what would you do?”
February 4, 2011
The chart in a recent post tells the North Bay jobs story, tracking the percent change year-over-year employment in Sonoma County since January 2001. The most encouraging news is that for the first time since January 2008, Sonoma County had more jobs in December than the previous year.
January 7, 2011
An exceptional level of commitment to community and volunteerism is part of what defines the North Bay.
December 17, 2010
Buried in the headlines about holiday shopping was this wake-up call: For the first time, 15-year-olds in China came out on top of 65 countries, including the U.S., who participated in an international test of math, reading and science skills.
November 24, 2010
One could have heard a pin drop as Marin County native Harry Thomas spoke passionately about the area he grew up in and where he spent a successful career in finance.
October 15, 2010
Wall Street Journal columnist Daniel Henninger said recently, and it likely will be repeated, that it is important right now that we get our economics right.