July 21, 2014
COVERDALE — The microbrew industry has matured into an iconic craft beer market as local entrepreneurs, like Bear Republic Brewing Company, Inc., have taken the category to higher levels of consumer acceptance and loyalty with a variety of popular hand-crafted brews, including full-bodied India pale ales featuring robust, “hoppy” and bold flavors.
June 23, 2014
NORTH BAY — Winners of the North bay Business Journal’s fourth annual Top Manufacturers in the North Bay awards were announced last week.
Ten companies and one individual will be honored at the awards reception on July 24 at Sonoma Mountain Village.
May 28, 2014
SANTA ROSA — Stark Reality Restaurants, the Santa Rosa-based group that owns several of Sonoma County’s best-known dining spots, recently purchased the building at 1055 Fourth St. in Santa Rosa, which previously housed now-shuttered Italian Affair.
May 19, 2014
Several hotels in Sonoma and Napa counties have undergone or will undergo significant renovations as the tourism season quickly approaches full swing. …
The Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa recently announced the completion of renovations to its 12,000-square-foot conference center and all 380 of its guest rooms. …
The owner of two Best Western hotels has begun extensive renovations to properties in Healdsburg and in Sonoma, to the tune of about $2 million. …
May 5, 2014
Open floorplan, open source, open classroom — the way K–12 schools are upgraded and new ones built are starting to have more in common with Silicon Valley, and that’s by design.
Two recent examples of the state and national push for cutting-edge learning environments are the Larkspur-Corte Madera and Healdsburg Unified school districts.
April 28, 2014
HEALDSBURG — Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services, one of the North Coast’s largest custom winemakers, said it plans to have its second Sonoma County winery, located in Healdsburg, initially operational and have the company moved out of Hopland by mid-June.
March 17, 2014
Sonoma Cider expanded distribution into Georgia, Michigan and Washington state, along with some additional agreements in California. …
Terra Fossil Wines teamed with Wine Business Institute of Sonoma State University and Oliver’s Markets to give $2 from each bottle sale in two stores to scholarships and use wine business students in a marketing campaign. …
Petaluma-based CamelBak introduced Relay, a water-filtration pitcher designed for high-speed operation. …
Zap, a Santa Rosa-based maker of electric and high-fuel-mileage gasoline vehicles, said its Chinese subsidiary Jonway Auto is launching a small electric sedan for city driving in China. …
Novato-based Radiant Logic said its RadiantOne VDS 7.0 won a Global Excellence Award. …
Napa-based Heritage Barrels is representing Paso Robles-based Vino Vessel’s complete line of concrete fermentation and storage tanks. …
February 17, 2014
HEALDSBURG — A major North Coast provider of wine bulk storage plans to open its own winery for hire in time for harvest this fall.
February 10, 2014
NonProfitEasy of Rohnert Park secured a second round of angel financing. …
Jacobson & Breen Wealth Management moved to downtown Petaluma. …
Gracianna Winery in Healdsburg received five medals from the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. …
February 6, 2014
HEALDSBURG — Truett-Hurst, Inc. (Nasdaq: THST) on Thursday reported its fiscal second-quarter net sales soared 76 percent from a year before, and the startup wine company said it achieved profitability, attributing the boost to innovatively packaged new brands in the past few months, new national distribution, more exclusive wines and increased direct-to-consumer marketing.
February 3, 2014
HOPLAND — As St. Helena-based Duckhorn Wine Co. plans to shift full production of a rapidly growing brand to Mendocino County winery, Rack & Riddle Custom Wine Services is preparing to complete its relocation and expansion from that facility to Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley.
February 3, 2014
HEALDSBURG — The Silveira automobile dealership has survived six decades in business, including a shakeout of nearly 60 percent of General Motors dealerships nationwide, and is passing to third generation management and ownership.
January 24, 2014
CLOVERDALE — Bear Republic Brewing Company is tackling drought conditions with ingenuity, said to be the first brewery to try a new water-cleaning, energy-producing system developed for the U.S military.
January 21, 2014
HEALDSBURG — The Alderbrook winery in Healdsburg, which was sold earlier this month, won’t be sitting empty for long, as Australia-based Accolade Wines on Tuesday said it plans to move the Geyser Peak visitor’s center and offices there from Geyserville this spring.
December 9, 2013
Penelope Gadd-Coster is director of winemaking for Rack & Riddle Wine Services, a Hopland-based custom winemaking operation with a significant focus on sparkling wine.
November 14, 2013
HEALDSBURG — The North Sonoma County Healthcare District, which oversees operations at Healdsburg District Hospital, today said it would lay off 30 employees, representing a workforce reduction of 8 percent of the hospital’s 360 employees.
October 22, 2013
HEALDSBURG — Custom winery Rack & Riddle Wine Services in Hopland plans to open a 67,000-square-foot winery in Healdsburg, particularly to accommodate growing demand for sparkling wine.
“Our expansion into Healdsburg, which is the first step in our expansion plan, gives us many more opportunities to serve our customers,” said managing partner Bruce Lundquist.
September 26, 2013
HEALDSBURG — Douglas Keane, a chef known nationally for innovative cuisine in Healdsburg, in an episode aired Wednesday won the season 5 challenge in Bravo cable television network’s Top Chef Masters series, winning $100,000 for a Windsor dog-rescue charity he started.
September 23, 2013
Summit State Bank has moved its Petaluma branch to a new location in the city’s downtown district. …
In other Summit news, the California Independent Bankers trade group selected the bank as a recipient for one of its annual CIB Rising Star awards. …
American Canyon High School was selected as one of the 30 most beautiful high school campuses in the world. …
Mill Valley’s Blossom Organics, Inc. and Berkeley-based Mayer Laboratories, Inc. entered into an exclusive distribution agreement for the Blossom Organics line of intimate care products. …
Novato-based SolarCraft completed a 51-kilowatt solar electric and solar pool heating system at Sweetwater Spectrum community in Sonoma. …
Opperman and Son Inc., a 49-year-old family-owned heavy-duty truck and trailer dealership based in Healdsburg, added a solar array said to be the largest on the Healdsburg electrical grid. …
September 2, 2013
Redwood Credit Union will hosting a free document-shredding, electronic waste recycling and security event Sept. 7. …
BevMo on Aug. 23 opened its Petaluma store at the new East Washington Place regional mall. …
Novato-based Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical received U.K. approval to conduct a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of UX003. …
Healdsburg-based project-management software developer Métier received two awards from Best in Biz Awards 2013 International….
Cloverdale’s Fred Young Funeral Home has launched a Web-or-fax-based platform meant to simplify an often complex array of obligations surrounding funeral and cremation planning…
The board of directors of Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) approved a cash dividend of $0.28 per share of the company’s common stock…
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