October 13, 2014
FAIRFAX — Two and a half years after more than doubling the size of its Fairfax store after rehabilitation of a vacant supermarket, 44-year-old Good Earth Natural Foods wants to do it again, planning to open a store in the Tam Junction hamlet of Mill Valley about a year from now.
September 29, 2014
A business owner who nears retirement and wants to sell the company may not realize how complicated the transition can be. If the buyer is an outside individual or company, that scenario requires much different planning than if the business is being transferred to family members or insiders in the company. “You have to test those assumptions,” said Seth Scholar, a senior portfolio manager who works in the private client reserve office of U.S. Bank’s Wealth Management division in San Francisco, serving clients in the North Bay for the past four years. Mr. Scholar attended school in Mill Valley and has been in the wealth management business for 27 years.
September 22, 2014
MILL VALLEY — Glassdoor, an online service that allows employees to review their workplaces, helps people find jobs and helps employers find new employees.
August 18, 2014
MILL VALLEY — Two Marin County entrepreneurs have come up with an application that turns photos into storytellers.
August 4, 2014
MILL VALLEY — Websites are wonderful, if not essential, company marketing tools, but the anonymity of Internet visitors has been vexing until technology such as Sitecore’s came along in recent years to help businesses prepare the welcome mat when the cyber window shopping becomes a sale. And demand for such under-the-hood website tech has pushed Sitecore’s North American headquarters to plan to expand into 36,000 square feet in southern Marin.
April 14, 2014
SAUSALITO — Glassdoor is moving its services into the mobile realm, where jobs and employees are increasingly sought.
April 7, 2014
CORTE MADERA — Women’s activewear maker and retailer Athleta, a division of Gap, Inc., is doubling the size of its pilot brick-and-mortar store in a move to Corte Madera.
April 7, 2014
John Farrow of Farrow Commercial Construction received the Registered Resort Professional designation. …
Christopher Hart of Santa Rosa-based Summit Technology Group earned the California general electrician journeyman certification. …
Greg Wessel and Scott Baldwin, journeyman electricians at Summit Electric, are now Homeworks QS-qulaified by Lutron Electronics. …
Pedro Toledo is now chief administrative officer of Petaluma Health Center. …
Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation added orthopedic surgeon Briant Smith, MD, in Santa Rosa. …
Santa Rosa Convention & Visitors Bureau hired Myrna Lozada as California Welcome Center manager. …
Emily Schaffer affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as a sales associate in its Mill Valley-Southern Marin office. …
Petaluma-based Cyan appointed Jeff Ross chief financial officer. …
December 2, 2013
Robb Ollett was privately honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Wine Country Chapter. …
Argent Bank recently promoted Manuel Ramos to manage its Healdsburg branch. …
Tom Clary joined Santa Rosa-based Marizco Landscape Management as the sales and marketing manager. …
Laurence Pelosi joined TDP Bay Area Partners, LLC, a Thompson Dorfman company, as a partner, joining new partner Bruce Fairty. …
Santa Rosa-based ISOCert Solutions, LLC, hired Jill Richardson as executive vice president, Americas. …
St. Helena-based vintner Pahlmeyer, LLC, appointed Brian Kelleher to the new position of director of commercial sales. …
Yannick Girardo joined Grgich Hills Estate as hospitality manager for the Rutherford-based winery. …
November 18, 2013
CALISTOGA — Mill Valley-based Auberge Resorts on Monday said it acquired the luxury resort Calistoga Ranch, backed by a team of real estate investors and vintners including Bill Foley.
The price paid per room was among the nation’s highest on record.
November 11, 2013
MILL VALLEY — Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE: RWT) reported net income of $22 million for the quarter ended Sept. 30, down from $40 million during the same quarter last year.
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. …
August 5, 2013
SAUSALITO — Fueled by millions of new users in the past year using its website, social media tools and mobile apps to get and give a transparent look inside companies before the job interview, 6-year-old Glassdoor is taking a big step toward accommodating this and further growth.
June 17, 2013
The Meritage Resort and Spa in south Napa received a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. …
California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance certified St. Francis Winery & Vineyards. …
Marin Theatre Company received a two-year $350,000 challenge grant from an anonymous Marin couple. …
May 6, 2013
MILL VALLEY — Thompson Dorfman Partners, LLC, today said it plans to spend $500 million in the next three years building multifamily and mixed-use developments in Northern California and hired a veteran of such projects to oversee the expansion.
The 14-year-old company hired Gillian Sutton Cho as vice president of development to manage acquisition and entitlement of projects, including almost 1,200 Bay Area units in design, entitlement or construction.
March 11, 2013
The balance of power in the office market in southern and central Marin County continues to move in favor of landlords.
Looking forward into 2013, we are tracking an increase in demand over historical levels.
March 11, 2013
Marin County apartment sales in 2012 turned from a buyer’s market at the beginning of the year to a strong seller’s market as inventory dropped and prices shot up.
Look for this year to be a turning point in Marin apartment property pricing.
February 21, 2013
MILL VALLEY — Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE: RWT) today reported net income of $132 million in 2012, with earnings from the company’s mortgage banking arm and lower loss provisions contributing to the marked increase over $26 million in net income for 2011.
December 17, 2012
San Rafael-based Mighty Leaf Tea Co. leased 15,600 square feet of industrial space at 1460 Technology Way for “additional space.” …
Tom LeDuc, co-founder of Santa Rosa-based LeDuc & Dexter Plumbing, retired from that company earlier this year and joined forces with Warren Brown of solar energy contractor One Sun, Inc., based in west Sonoma County. …
Hudson Street Design of Napa Valley (707-299-5110, hlc-inc.com) will be hosting an open house Dec. 19 from 3–5 p.m. The 2,500-square-foot store at 1551 Soscol Ave. in central Napa opened in early November after five months in progress. …
Silverado Resort and Spa northeast of Napa selected two architecture and design companies for renovations in the first half of 2013. …
Tam Woods Hotel, a 100-room property formerly known as the Larkspur Mill Valley Hotel, was re-branded as a Holiday Inn Express hotel Dec. 4 following a recently completed $4 million renovation. …
September 25, 2012
MILL VALLEY — Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE: RWT), the Mill Valley-based real estate investment trust, announced the departure of its co-founder and chairman, George Bull.
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