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.
September 17, 2012
Sutter Solano Cancer Center in Vallejo announced it is installing a dynamic targeting image-guided radiotherapy with real-time position management from Varian Medical Systems. …
WomenCertified, a collective voice for the female consumer and a trusted referral source for top businesses and brands identified among women, is recognizing Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital as a region’s best hospital for patient experience based on female patient satisfaction. …
Hawk’s Tavern in Mill Valley has completed what they describe as a substantial realignment of their menu, moving from a small plate focus to a traditional starter/entrée format. …
SunLink Corporation’s complete line of roof and ground mount solar racking systems has been certified by ETL as conforming to the integrated grounding and bonding requirements of UL Subject 2703. …
Blue Star Gas has partnered with Wine Country Balloons to launch the largest hot air balloon in Sonoma County. …
TSYS announced the formation of a 60-40 joint venture with San Rafael-based Central Payment Co., LLC, which will continue to do business under its current name. …
August 6, 2012
MILL VALLEY — Therapydia, Inc., announced recently that it raised $5 million in venture funding to launch a website that will be “an online community” for physical therapists, which the Mill Valley-based startup said is one of the fastest growing areas of health care professionals.
June 11, 2012
The sales of 20 mostly office buildings in Marin and Sonoma counties, totaling 951,000 square feet, by Chicago-based Equity Office and Berg Holdings of Sausalito are moving closer to completion. …
The Dowling-Bracco Team of Cushman & Wakefield in San Rafael just won the marketing contract for Copia in Napa and is positioning the two-story, steel-framed building at 500 First St. as a potential corporate headquarters site. …
Two Grubb & Ellis agents join Colliers International in Fairfield.
February 27, 2012
MILL VALLEY — Redwood Trust (NYSE: RWT), the 18-year-old real estate investment trust headquartered in Mill Valley, today reported a net loss of $3 million in the final quarter of 2011. Yet for the year ending Dec. 31, Redwood Trust earned $25 million.
January 12, 2012
MILL VALLEY — Brett Nicholas, a nearly 16-year employee of Redwood Trust Inc. (NYSE: RWT), has been appointed president of the real estate investment trust.
July 27, 2011
MILL VALLEY — Fashion apparel conglomerate Kellwood of St. Louis acquired Mill Valley-based yoga and fitness wear maker Zobha.
May 30, 2011
Petaluma-based Labcon North America, which makes laboratory supplies designed to be more environmentally friendly, was among 27 companies nationwide to receive the prestigious President’s “E” Award for U.S. Exporters on May 16. … Mill Valley-based Green Toys Inc., maker of toys made from recycled plastic milk containers, on May 9 received the Commerce Department’s Export Achievement Certificate, granted to companies that use the U.S. Commercial Service to make their first international sales or expansions. … Boeing picked MicroSource, the Santa Rosa-based division of Giga-tronics Inc., as one of 16 suppliers out of pool of 17,500 contenders in 50-plus countries to receive Boeing’s 2010 Supplier of the Year award. … Petaluma-based Raydiance, developer of ultrafast laser systems, named Dick Pierce chief executive officer. Founder Barry Schuler now is chairman. … Saputo Inc., parent company of DCI Cheese Company, formerly G & G Specialty Foods, announced the closure of the facility in Santa Rosa resulting in the loss of 68 jobs, both production and office employees.
March 7, 2011
MILL VALLEY – Marin County is new home to another interesting Internet company, joining Glassdoor, ImageSpan and many others in Sausalito.
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