April 15, 2013
Higher tax rates that went into effect this year have further raised the stakes for business owners anticipating a third-party sale, as failure to plan for those impacts could surprise sellers by leaving them with significantly less in take-home pay than anticipated, according to North Bay experts in accounting and business law.
April 8, 2013
The record-sized winegrape harvest of 2012 hasn’t crushed demand building over the past year for wine producers to lock in fruit supplies and places to turn it into higher-end wines that have been enjoying a resurgence in sales.
June 29, 2012
GRATON — New York-based alcoholic beverage giant Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) today said it signed an agreement to buy the Mark West wine brand from Purple Wine Co., based in the west Sonoma County community of Graton, for about $160 million.
June 4, 2012
Modesto-based E. & J. Gallo Winery today confirmed information from industry sources that it was acquiring the Washington state brands and operations of Healdsburg-based Ascentia Wine Estates.
April 16, 2012
SANTA ROSA – “I hate wireless,” said Sonic.net CEO Dane Jasper on his blog last week, announcing that he had spun off his wireless division to concentrate on DSL and fiber.
September 9, 2011
SANTA ROSA — Redwood Empire Food Bank is moving forward with the first part of a $9 million expansion plan designed to greatly increase the organization’s ability to supply food to a growing number of hungry North Coast families, seniors, adults and children over the next 25 years.
July 21, 2011
NAPA — The Avia Napa hotel has been purchased by Hyatt Hotels Corp. as part of a larger purchase of 24 hotels and related assets from LodgeWorks, Avia’s parent company.
March 28, 2011
NOVATO — Three and a half years after acquiring Marin County’s largest office property for $313.8 million in cash and debt and announcing plans for a massive mixed-use redevelopment of the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. headquarters in Novato, the owners plan to sell it.
February 15, 2011
NAPA — Australia-based beverage giant Foster’s Group today announced it wants to complete a demerger of its wine business, called Treasury Wine Estates, in May.