March 3, 2014
FAIRFIELD — As a $54 million new Fairfield–Vacaville train station project is prepared for bids this summer, a 285-acre, 3,000-home project in the station-planning area has a new lead investor with a new vision for transit-oriented development.
February 24, 2014
Mezcal Vago of Mexico inks a distribution deal with The Henry Wine Group of Benicia. …
Hennes & Mauritz, or H&M, opened a store in Fairfield. …
Cyan Inc. of Petaluma said it signed a deal with a South Korean provincial government to install its Blue Planet software-defined network. …
Swedish wine club Munskänkarna, the world’s largest, named Sonoma and Napa counties this year’s “Wine Regions of the Year.” …
Napa Valley Vintners and Visit Napa Valley give $5 million to Napa Valley Vine Trail. …
TexaCali Wine Co.. and Winemonger form a strategic partnership. …
Winemakers Paul Hobbs of Sebastopol and Johannes Selbach of Germany buy a New York vineyard. …
Food & Wine magazine named Oakville-based Silver Oak best in steakhouses. …
Korbel Brandy turns 125. …
Treasury Wine Estates rebooted its Sonoma County-focused Souverain brand for the first time since the 2006 sale of the landmark Geyserville chateau. …
February 10, 2014
FAIRFIELD — The 31st annual meeting of the Solano Economic Development Corporation showcased significant public-private sector accomplishments in the county’s seven cities during 2013.
“Team Solano worked together to make everything happen by attracting new businesses and creating an environment to nurture newcomers and those already here,” said Sandy Person, president of Solano Economic Development Corp.
January 16, 2014
VACAVILLE — Travis Credit Union on Thursday said Patsy Van Ouwerkerk, president and chief executive officer for 12 years, plans to retire this summer.
January 15, 2014
FAIRFIELD — Star Staffing opened a new office in Fairfield, the company’s fifth in the North Bay.
January 13, 2014
FAIRFIELD — A major Pennsylvania-based alcoholic-beverage packaging distributor plans to consolidate its Bay Area operations, which have grown rapidly in recent years through several acquisitions and increasing demand from breweries, into a planned Fairfield “megacenter” set to have nearly 11 acres under roof when completed, anticipated for the end of this year.
January 13, 2014
FAIRFIELD — The North American arm of the world’s largest producer of safety closures for spirits bottles and wine screw caps plans to set up a North Coast production plant tailored to small-scale orders.
December 9, 2013
Following in an interview with Steven Rhea, SVP of Strategic Development and Wine Sector GM for Verallia North America. Tell us a little bit about Verilla North America? Verallia North America has 13 manufacturing plants in the USA, with three dedicated to wine bottles. In California, we have two facilities focused on the wine industry, [...]
November 25, 2013
Petaluma-based Cowgirl Creamery and its sister wholesaler Tomales Bay Foods are expanding their storage and distribution capabilities in the city. …
Prospects for the long-envisioned Santa Rosa Food & Wine Center in one of two planned mixed-used developments at the SMART depot in Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square might be farther off because of a shortage of parking and the stalled timeframe for one of those redevelopments, the property controlled by The John Stewart Co. …
DBI Beverage Napa, Inc., a North Bay distributing company for La Vergne, Tenn.-based DBI Beverage, purchased a nearly 60,000-square-foot distribution warehouse in Fairfield for expansion. …
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency dropped from its Superfund National Priorities List of toxics-cleanup sites the former Sola Optical USA campus on Lakeville Highway at the south end of Petaluma. …
November 18, 2013
Fairfield-based Partnership HealthPlan of California recently honored North Coast Assemblyman Wesley Chesboro, who is retiring. …
James Molina was appointed conference services manager at the Westin Verasa Napa. …
Robyn Bramhall, a human resources management consultant, has been awarded a contract to provide onsite HR services to Social Advocates for Youth. …
Sherry Rubin has joined Wells Fargo Insurance’s Petaluma office as an employee benefits sales executive. …
The Leavitt Group promoted Brandon Stout to vice president in its national restaurant insurance program at its Santa Rosa branch. …
November 4, 2013
FAIRFIELD — Critical factors driving economic recovery and growth in Solano County and the surrounding region as well as opportunities for fostering that activity will be the focus of the Impact Solano conference on Friday.
September 16, 2013
BENICIA — Bruni Glass Packaging, Inc., which supplies the wine industry with bottles, capsules and closures, plans to consolidate its warehouses and showroom here to one larger facility in Fairfield this fall.
August 22, 2013
FAIRFIELD — The proportion of industrial and office space in Solano and southern Napa counties waiting to be leased fell in the second quarter at the fastest rate in several years, according to a new report.
A full-building, 318,000-square-foot lease to Encore Glass in a new Fairfield warehouse is a key example of demand.
August 15, 2013
FAIRFIELD and VACAVILLE — Going-out-of-business sales are set to start Thursday at Orchard Supply Hardware stores in these two Solano County cities, while four others in the North Bay will be among 72 OSH location remaining open under Lowe’s Home Improvement’s successful $205 million Bankruptcy Court bid for the business.
July 15, 2013
SOLANO COUNTY — Both Kaiser Permanente and NorhthBay Healthcare applied for a level II trauma care designation in Solano County, with Kaiser vying for designation at its Vacaville Medical Center and NorthBay at its Medical Center in Fairfield.
July 1, 2013
Sonoma County hotel revenues and occupancy rates were up year to date in May and increased over the previous year as well, according to the latest data from Smith Travel Research. …
The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa hired Krisztian Karkus as its new executive chef. …
Four North Bay restaurants — two in Sonoma County, one in Napa and one in Marin — were named winners of OpenTable Diner’s Choice Awards for being a top outdoor restaurant in the U.S. …
The city of Fairfield generated $583 million in tourism-related spending last year, resulting in $36.8 million in state and local tax revenue while employing nearly 7,000 people in Solano County. …
Nearly 300 hospitality businesses in Sonoma County were awarded certificates of excellence by TripAdvisor, a distinction that only 10 percent of all businesses ranked by the travel website receive. …
June 17, 2013
Home-improvement retail chain Orchard Supply Hardware, which has six North Bay stores, today filed for Bankruptcy Court reorganization protection and has inked a $205 million tentative deal with Lowe’s Home Improvement, which has four North Bay stores, to acquire many of the OSH stores.
April 29, 2013
Site preparation is set to begin in May for large shopping center and distribution warehouse projects in Petaluma and Fairfield: 346,000-square-foot Deer Creek Village and 791,000-square-foot Solano Logistics Center. …
Richard Coney, senior property manager in the Santa Rosa office of Keegan & Coppin, and Justin Barton, a property manager in the brokerage’s Larkspur office, earned the Certified Property Manager designation. …
March 11, 2013
Nearly every major health care provider in the region has recently opened a new clinic or outpatient center, and numerous others have said plans are under way for similar expansions, reflecting a concerted effort by providers to move outside of the hospital setting. …
Marin General Hospital recently opened the Baden Diabetes Center, an outpatient program that provides self-management skills, treatment and on-going guidance for patients with diabetes. …
NorthBay Healthcare is in the process of developing a new medical office building in Fairfield adjacent to its administrative center at 4500 Business Center Dr. …
St. Joseph Health recently completed the move if its Memorial Hospice program to 439 College Ave. in Santa Rosa, where it will occupy 12,000 square feet. …
Northern California Center for Well-Being will hold its third annual Workforce Wellness Symposium this month at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. …
March 11, 2013
Industrial real estate of Solano and Napa counties showed significant improvement in 2012 over 2011, as several significant leases were completed and some significant buildings sold. The overall industrial vacancy rate in Napa and Solano counties dropped for the seventh consecutive quarter at the end of 2012.
With the economy continuing to show signs of improvement, we expect continued demand and activity in 2013.
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