May 5, 2014
SAN RAFAEL — Venture Greenhouse, the business incubator formerly sponsored by Dominican University, is back in a new format, it was announced last week.
March 26, 2014
SAN RAFAEL — Dominican University of California today announced the receipt of the largest single gift since the school opened in 1890, one expected to ultimately generate $25 million in new income and help fund the expansion of programs like a newly structured master’s degree in business administration.
March 10, 2014
SAN RAFAEL — Dominican University of California plans to merge three separate programs into a single Master of Business Administration curriculum, anchoring various specializations to a central focus on the day-to-day realities of an increasingly globalized economy.
January 6, 2014
SAN RAFAEL — Professional and college sports have never been more popular, but for years the playing field has been littered with failed sports apps.
But applications for coaches and players are seeing a resurgence now, fueled by smart, mobile devices and led by savvy software developers like Gregg Jacobs in Marin County, who’s first on the block with an electronic toolset for college sports coaches and recruiters.
January 6, 2014
Area tech incubators are shifting personnel and focus, falling into new patterns to remain vital to the North Bay community.
Venture Greenhouse, an arm of San Rafael-based Dominican University’s Green MBA program, closed its doors on Dec. 20 and will reopen with a new model more closely aligned with school curriculum.
The Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster, part of the Codding Enterprise’s development in Rohnert Park, re-branded itself several months ago as Soco Nexus and became less focused on technology.
September 2, 2013
SAN RAFAEL — Dominican University of California has launched a new Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences program, aiming to address the need for training in business and scientific practices for upper-level professionals in biological, medical and pharmaceutical labs, according to those who lead development of the new degree program.
August 26, 2013
Touro University on Vallejo’s Mare Island opened a newly renovated library and pharmacy teaching facility to students this fall semester, the latest in a series of property improvements made to the historic, 44-acre cluster of 23 former U.S. Navy facilities since the nonprofit private university first opened a campus there in 1999.
August 5, 2013
How green can it get in eco-conscious Northern California? You can take an entire “eco-trip” in Marin County using nothing but green products produced by local companies and eating organic food in countless venues.
July 1, 2013
SAN RAFAEL — In the weeks leading up to his first day as new dean overseeing Dominican University of California’s school of Business and Leadership, Dr. Sam Beldona said that a close partnership between the school and the regional business community was key to providing students with experiences that prepare them for a competitive job market.
June 24, 2013
Katherine Henderson, director, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
June 20, 2013
SAN RAFAEL — Dominican University of California today said Sam Beldona will become the new dean of its School of Business and Leadership on July 31.Mr. Beldona has most recently served as associate dean of the Graduate School of Business at Bryant University in Rhode Island, a role he has held since 2011. He also chaired the school’s department of management from 2007–2011. Partnerships across academic disciplines was also a priority for business programs under his leadership, Mr. Beldona said in the announcement.
May 27, 2013
Sixteen of the North Bay’s leading women will be honored at North Bay Business Journal’s annual “Women in Business” awards gala this July, joining a select group of female executives and entrepreneurs to receive the prestigious designation.
March 8, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Empire College has been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, marking the second year that the not-for-profit college has been selected for the prestigious national award recognizing the role of volunteering in its regular curriculum.
March 6, 2013
SAN RAFAEL — In the Dominican Republic and its troubled neighbor Haiti people whisper about a vast, untapped source of oil, mysteriously ignored by the government and foreign mining teams.
February 18, 2013
The herd of beef cattle at Petaluma’s Spring Hill Ranch is now certified by the Alexandria, Va.-based Animal Welfare Approved program. …
Working Solutions, a nonprofit microlender that recently opened an office in San Rafael, recently funded Marin County businesses. …
Three wines produced by students at Santa Rosa Junior College won medals in the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Shone Farm 2010 pinot noir won a gold medal, while its 2009 syrah and 2011 rosé won a silver and bronze, respectively, in the January competition. …
Keiretsu Forum, a large global private-equity angel investment network, and The Venture Greenhouse at Dominican University of California plan to hold the Green Technology Investment Showcase on April 3 from 1–4:30 p.m. at the early-stage green business accelerator in San Rafael. …
An abandoned elementary school on Main Street in the west Sonoma County’s Monte Rio community will be transformed into a destination where residents and visitors can enjoy a café, hiking trail, a skate park and a community farm. …
January 28, 2013
St. Helena-based Albion Surveys announced John “Steve” Parrish as the newest member to its land surveying team. …
Cardiologist Monica Divakaruni, M.D., has joined Adventist Health-operated St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake. …
Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation announced the addition of Aruna Krishnan Jayaraman, M.D., to its network of gastroenterologists in Santa Rosa. …
Francine Halberg, M.D., radiation oncologist and breast cancer specialist at Marin General Hospital’s Marin Cancer Institute, is among 12 nationally prominent researchers and physicians named as 2012 Fellows of the American Society for Radiation Oncology. …
Tammy Brawner, a former Dominican University of California women’s basketball player and Dominican MBA grad from Oakland and Skyline High School, is the 10th female to play for the Harlem Globetrotters in its history. …
Marin Theatre Company’s board of directors has named Michael Barker as the nonprofit theater company’s new managing director. …
Jade Barrett has been named winemaker for the Howell Mountain Cabernet house. …
November 14, 2012
SAN RAFAEL — An $8 million gift to Dominican University of California — the largest in the 122-year-old college’s history — will fund the transformation of an historic Victorian mansion currently owned by the university into a state-of-the-art facility for students in the school’s rapidly growing nursing and occupational therapy programs, according to an announcement today from the San Rafael-based institution.
November 12, 2012
The board of directors of Hennessy Advisors, Inc. declared a quarterly dividend. …
Julie Jones, author of Estate Documents Organizer, and Daren Blonski, financial adviser with Edward Jones in Sonoma, will hold two Tuesday estate-planning workshops. …
Bay Area Development Co. completed U.S. Small Business Administration 504 funding for trade journal Vineyard Winery & Management in Santa Rosa. …
Redwood Credit Union is accepting contributions to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund to directly assist those affected by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast. …
Dominican University of California in fall 2013 will launch a master’s of science degree program in clinical laboratory science (CLS) with an emphasis in molecular diagnostics. …
Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) completed its acquisition of China Kanghui Holdings (NYSE: KH), a major provider of orthopedic devices in China. …
American Institute of Architects Redwood Empire chapter presented its design awards for a number of North Bay projects on Oct. 27 in the Kaiser Air hanger at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport. …
Novato commercial solar power products and services provider SPG Solar completed a cutting-edge solar tracking system at a wastewater treatment plant in Williams. …
November 5, 2012
SAN RAFAEL — Product quiz: What’s been on retail shelves for 50 years, has a life span of 100,000 years and causes 50,000 visits to the emergency room a year?
The answer is the blister pack, the ubiquitous and widely hated polyvinyl chloride (PVC) clear plastic packaging that entombs just about everything from AA batteries to Zippo lighters.
October 15, 2012
SAN RAFAEL — Dominican University of California has launched a new interdisciplinary course linking students in its chemistry and MBA programs, creating an official educational framework for a collaboration that has existed unofficially for several years and helped advance the university’s expertise in biofuels and bio-based lubricant research.