July 14, 2014
NORTH BAY — Regional film commissions are eagerly awaiting the passage of a state measure that promises to bring the cameras rolling back to the North Bay and elsewhere in California.
June 2, 2014
The North Bay transportation system is woefully inadequate. Highway 101 is gridlocked every day because of the gap in widening the freeway because of lack of funding. Highway 37 is wall-to-wall traffic at commute hours with no solution in sight.
June 2, 2014
Redwood Credit Union will offer its 11th financial literacy academy. …
Redwood Trust declares a dividend. …
United Capital moves to Shoreline Office Center. …
Hospital Council joins North Bay Leadership Council. …
Marin General’s cancer institute receives an accreditation. …
Friedman’s Home Improvement sponsors Sonoma Raceway and new youth program. …
Canara received an award. …
Direct Flow advances in approval process ..
California Wine Grape Growers award scholarships …
Wagner Family of Wine becomes official wine partner …
May 16, 2014
NORTH BAY — The nuances of effective decision-making in an increasingly diverse professional world will play center stage in the North Bay Leadership Council’s annual Economic Insight Conference on May 29.
January 27, 2014
Montgomery Taylor & Company in Santa Rosa recently hired Alan Wingate as its new tax adviser. …
Seth Howland is the new executive associate for Montgomery Taylor & Company. Michael Randolph has recently joined Willow Creek Wealth Management as a financial adviser. …
Anthony Robello of Mill Valley joined Parallel Advisors. …
Brad Bollinger was elected board chair of the North Bay Leadership Council. …
Patty Garbarino was elected vice chair of NBLC’s board. …
Chris Yeakey is a new agent with Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley’s commercial division, Coldwell Banker Commercial. …
Ukiah Valley Medical Center added cardiologist David R. Ploss, MD, to its medical staff. …
Friedemann Goldberg, LLP, announced that Mia Shirley has recently joined the firm as an associate attorney. …
Jason Vargelis joined the board of directors for Buckelew Programs. …
Les Clefs d’Or USA has awarded Jim Anderson, chief concierge at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, membership into the elite organization. …
October 28, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law a much-scaled back version of a bill that was aimed at reforming the California Environmental Quality Act, according to land-use attorneys, eliciting disappointment from much of the business community across the North Bay.
June 3, 2013
Idaho-based engineered lumber maker RedBuilt, which acquired equipment and processes from Standard Structures in August 2011, finally wound down operations at the Windsor plant at the end of May. …
Out of nearly 30 pieces of legislation in Sacramento aimed at reforms of the California Environmental Quality Act, two major approaches to the 43-year-old law survived the committee cut in late May. …
May 13, 2013
The draconian changes recently proposed by a coalition of conservation organizations would help destroy the very foundation that makes the Marin weknow and love possible today and sustainable tomorrow. Among other things, the coalition seeks a series of drastic restrictions on our economic vitality, commerce, transportation, development, zoning, and property rights. The result would be [...]
April 29, 2013
Marin Clean Energy unveiled a new, free energy savings tool available to homeowners in the Marin County and Richmond. … Novato City Council voted unanimously for the city become a customer of Marin Clean Energy ….
Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RH), based in Corte Madera, reported net revenues increased 25 percent for its 2012–2013 fiscal year. …
Town Center Corte Madera (shopttowncenter.com) recently completed a renovation of the center’s office building, whose lobby now has what’s possibly Marin County’s first indoor “living wall.” …
North Bay Leadership Council is gearing up for the third year of its Algebra Academy program this summer in San Rafael and Novato. …
AT&T expanded its high-speed 4G LTE cell phone network to include areas of the North Bay. …
Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), whose Cardio and Vascular division is based in Santa Rosa, announced Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance and the first U.S. clinical uses of its new Affinity Fusion oxygenation system. …
April 22, 2013
North Bay Leadership Council is gearing up for the third year of its Algebra Academy Program this summer in San Rafael and Novato. …
Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) visited Quivira Vineyards in Dry Creek Valley to present the winery with his Sustainable North Coast certificate in recognition of Quivira’s work in restoring salmon habitat and healthy waterways. …
AT&T has expanded its high-speed 4G LTE network in the San Francisco Bay Area, bringing more customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. …
Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance and the first U.S. clinical uses of its new Affinity Fusion oxygenation system. …
Novato’s LumiGrow, Inc. announced a so-called “Cash for Clunkers” program. Through the new program, commercial growers receive a $150 cash rebate for each high intensity discharge (HID) greenhouse light fixture they replace with a LumiGrow LED luminaire. …
April 1, 2013
SANTA ROSA — State-funded nonprofit First 5 Sonoma County granted $1.38 million to an early childhood and parent education “campus” at Santa Rosa’s Lawrence Cook Middle School, part of $5.13 million in one-time grants to support what educators and employers call the “cradle to career” approach to workforce development.
January 28, 2013
Most people would agree that if a school, hospital or road project has been subjected to extensive environmental review and met all federal, state and local environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Air Act, the project should go forward without being sued for purported environmental reasons. Unfortunately, [...]
July 2, 2012
A unique summer algebra academy pioneered in Santa Rosa has grown throughout the North Bay, and organizations as far away as Arizona are expressing interest in duplicating the public-private partnership that works to expose English language-learners to real-world applications for math.
June 11, 2012
The HBO series “The Weight of the Nation” arrives at a key moment in episode four. The CEO of a 1,000 employee construction company was alarmed by rising annual increases in health premiums for his employees. The more he looked into why, the more it became apparent that far too many of his employees were carrying extra pounds — some dangerously so.
June 4, 2012
He had just spent an entire day in briefings in the state Capitol and was having a hard time staying optimistic.
March 14, 2012
SAN RAFAEL — An organization representing neighbors of a proposed 270,000-square-foot Lucasfilm digital movie production studio in Lucas Valley northwest of San Rafael has appealed the recent project approval by the Marin County Planning Commission.
February 20, 2012
Commercial Real Estate Cooke Orthodontics has acquired the “Mrs. McDonalds” building at 3392 Solano Ave. across from Vallergas Market at Redwood Plaza in Napa. The 4,000-square-foot building will be the new home for Dr. Mary Cooke‘s orthodontic practice. The opening date is anticipated in fall 2012. Cathy D’Angelo Holmes of Coldwell Banker Commercial Brokers of [...]
January 12, 2012
Call it a tipping point or an epiphany, but business has found its voice on the critical public policy issues of the day.
November 23, 2011
A majority of voters in Marin and Sonoma counties said they would oppose the repeal of Measure Q, the sales tax measure funding the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit project, according to poll results released today by the North Bay Leadership Council. Critics say that the level of support has fallen since 2008.
August 29, 2011
SANTA ROSA – The Mike Hauser Algebra Academy, sponsored by the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, is expanding to other cities in Sonoma and Marin counties. Now in its fourth year, the academy has helped more than 200 English language learners going into eighth and ninth grades appreciate the practical value of math in the real world.
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