November 7, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — NonProfitEasy, a Rohnert Park-based for-profit provider of database and other software for nonprofits, acquired Uruut, an Atlanta-based startup that manages crowdfunding for nonprofits.
October 27, 2014
ROHNERT PARK and HEALDSBURG — There’s a new kid on the medical-device block in Sonoma County. Joining Medtronic, TriVascular and more than a dozen smaller device makers is Hemotek Medical Inc., a tiny company with a good idea and backing from the U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant program.
October 27, 2014
These companies are in the SoCo Nexus business incubator in Rohnert Park.
October 20, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — Site preparation is under way and construction on the first three of 12 new neighborhoods within the 260-acre Brookfield Residential Properties, Inc.’s portion of the 300-acre University District Specific Plan, is scheduled to begin in 2015 with a grand opening for these three neighborhoods set for later next year.
October 7, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — Soligent, whose North American distributor for solar energy systems is locally based, said it acquired the U.S. distribution network of Denver-based Conergy.
Soligent’s local roots date to 2007, and the company has made several major acquisitions since then.
September 29, 2014
A Kaepernick-tracker drone could someday be employed to help teams rob San Francisco of victory, just as the Chicago Bears did Sept. 14 in the first game played by the 49ers at their $1.2 billion new Levi’s stadium in Santa Clara.
Drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) unleash perplexing business, law enforcement and privacy issues as the zooming technology outflies Federal Aviation Administration efforts to regulate U.S. air space. Sales of UAVs have taken off, according to a drone seller in Petaluma. Anyone can place sophisticated GoPro-type cameras in the air nearly anywhere, anytime. But they cannot make money, according to the rules.
September 29, 2014
Sheila Chumley joined Santa Rosa’s Boylan Point Agency as a senior marketing consultant. …
Redwood Credit Union promoted Cynthia Negri to executive vice president and chief operations officer and Ron Felder to executive vice president and chief lending officer. …
California Bank & Trust named Aben Hill senior vice president and Northern California regional manager and Michael Kadel, senior vice president and North Bay business center manager. …
Market Rates Insight named MaryEllen Whitton vice president of sales. …
Rohnert Park hired Betsy Howze as finance director. …
Marin County Workforce Investment Board director Racy Ming has received a Criminal Justice Fulbright Award research scholarship. …
Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire hired Carol Groaning as human resources manager, among other people news. …
Canara of San Rafael added Chris Oberkfell as chief operations officer. …
Ancient Oak Cellars named Greg La Follette as winemaker. …
September 24, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — With the planned Oct. 1 opening looming for the North Bay’s fourth smaller-sized Wal-Mart store, the growing staff at the east Rohnert Park location were busily stocking and configuring shelves as the retailer provided a first look Wednesday.
September 22, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — The culture at Century 21 is positive, with a knowledgeable real estate sales force committed to excellence and a management team that is always looking out for employees.
September 22, 2014
Its no exaggeration that Rohnert Park-based Codding has played a major role in building places to live and work in the Santa Rosa metropolitan area in the real estate development and management company’s nearly seven decades in business. And the average of 13 years an employee has worked there suggests the dedication of the company’s 34 employees to meeting the needs of dozens of commercial tenants.
“The most effective tools and assets for our company are our employees,” Lisa Codding said.
September 22, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — This is a company is genuinely focused on providing the simplest, most straightforward process for its clients to receive the copier repair, sales, electronic document management and managed print services they need.
September 22, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — If it’s Monday, head to the cafeteria at LEMO USA’s sprawling campus on a couple of acres in Rohnert Park for free fresh fruit and bagels.
September 16, 2014
NORTH BAY — Startups and entrepreneurs will have a chance this Friday to present their business ideas to prospective investors at the North Bay Innovation Expo, sponsored by SoCo Nexus.
September 15, 2014
The 2014 Sonoma County Harvest Fair recognized five individuals or businesses for their dedication and support to Sonoma County’s $3 billion agriculture industry. …
Robin Bartholow of North Coast Builders Exchange has been elected as the new chair for the Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board. …
Cancer Treatment and Infusion Center at the Ukiah Valley Rural Health Center welcomed hematologist and oncologist, Jennifer Choate, M.D. …
Marin Bright of Sausalito-based Bright Business Media and publisher of Smart Meetings magazine has been named one of Folio Magazine’s Top Women in Media. …
Tony Gossner was appointed Santa Rosa’s new fire chief. …
American Winesecrets named Michael Gribben director of operations for its Sebastopol headquarters. …
September 11, 2014
RadioShack (NYSE: RSH), which has 15 stores in the North Bay, on Thursday described efforts to obtain financing needed to keep the giant chain out of bankruptcy.
September 4, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — Sonoma State University on Thursday said it is receiving a $250,000 gift from major West Coast wine and spirits distributor Young’s Market Co. to help fund part of the forthcoming new home for the institution’s Wine Business Institute.
August 11, 2014
San Francisco-based real estate investor Lowenberg Corp., which has become among the North Bay’s largest industrial landlords, expanded that portfolio further with the purchase of nearly 314,000 square feet of wine warehouse space in south Napa. …
Petaluma-based commercial real estate investor Cornerstone Properties is creating a portfolio of industrial sites with the purchase of the former Hosokawa Bepex plant in south Santa Rosa. …
Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire purchased a 27,125-square-foot, Big 5 Sporting Goods-anchored retail and office building in Rohnert Park with plans to relocate its thrift store in the city to vacant space there this fall. …
The sales team for the 182-suite Vina Bello luxury timeshare resort in south Napa and affiliated facilities in the region are set to move out of on-site portable offices this fall and into an 8,390-square-foot office nearby. …
G&C AutoBody has set up an auxiliary repair shop in San Rafael — G&C’s third location in the city. …
August 4, 2014
The Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office participated in a lawsuit against Sysco Corporation, the country’s largest food distribution company, about food-handling practices, and the company agreed to almost $20 million dollars in restitution, costs and penalties. …
Fitch Ratings affirmed its positive rating on Rohnert Park debt and upgraded its outlook for the city’s finances. …
Marin Community Clinics’ Greenbrae clinic is set to move to Larkspur, and a central call center will be set up there. …
Kaiser Permanente’s and Adventist Health’s California hospitals were named on Hospitals & Health Networks magazine’s Health Care’s Most Wired 2014 survey list. …
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical closed its public offering of 2,319,951 shares of common stock priced at $40 a share. …
Vista Consulting obtained a renewal of a long-term IT services agreement from iPrint Technologies, maker of 3-D printers. …
Novato company, Navitas Naturals, has added a certified organic superfood to their lineup…
Sausalito-based Glassdoor was recognized by Vice President Joe Biden in a new federal report called Ready to Work: Job Driven Training and American Opportunity…
The Marin County Planning Commission approved construction of what will become the largest solar farm in Marin: 11.5 acres of solar at Novato’s Cooley Quarry…
Cloverdale City Council voted unanimously in favor of joining Sonoma Clean Power (SCP)…
Westamerica Bancorporationdeclared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.38 per share on common stock outstanding to shareholders of record at the close of business August 4, 2014…
REACH Air Medical Services (REACH) announced the expansion of their Northern California operations with a new base in Rancho Cordova…
Solage Calistoga, a contemporary wine country resort, announced that AAA has honored the property with a Four Diamond distinction for the second consecutive year…
Cowgirl Creamery owners Sue Conley and Peggy Smith announced publication of their new book, “Cowgirl Creamery Cooks.”…
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa received a $30,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation for their Coach2Career program…
July 21, 2014
ROHNERT PARK – In the works for Friday, Sept. 19, is the sixth annual North Bay Innovation Summit where early stage companies meet investors and the public, with local wines to follow. Hosted by SoCo Nexus in conjunction with the North Bay iHub and North Bay Angels, the event takes place at the Sonoma Mountain [...]
June 2, 2014
Projects in Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and Napa are poised to transform properties long an asterisk on the ledgers of real estate that drives the local economy.
At the Business Journal’s Construction Conference on May 21, developers in the midst of redeveloping the vacant former AT&T telephone switching building in downtown Santa Rosa, vacant State Farm Automobile Insurance campus in Rohnert Park and former Napa Pipe Co. plant south of Napa explained to more than 150 construction industry professionals and public officials what attracted them to the project, how the ventures weathered significant obstacles and why they have stuck with it.
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