February 24, 2014
Randy Baron was appointed general manager for the Hampton Inn and Suites Rohnert Park. …
The Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa recently brought on Brett Mathis as its new head gold professional. …
The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa was honored with a number of top awards during the annual Pacific Hospitality Group Conference. …
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. …
January 7, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — The Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University is set to get a 14,580-square-foot new home on campus, thanks to a $1 million gift from a local wine industry figure.
Up to $4 million is still needed for the project, which is set to go to bid this summer.
January 6, 2014
Area tech incubators are shifting personnel and focus, falling into new patterns to remain vital to the North Bay community.
Venture Greenhouse, an arm of San Rafael-based Dominican University’s Green MBA program, closed its doors on Dec. 20 and will reopen with a new model more closely aligned with school curriculum.
The Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster, part of the Codding Enterprise’s development in Rohnert Park, re-branded itself several months ago as Soco Nexus and became less focused on technology.
January 2, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — A Southern California-based housing developer purchased the nearly 30-acre former State Farm Insurance campus, further realizing a long-held community goal to create a new “heart” for Sonoma County’s third-largest city.
December 2, 2013
ROHNERT PARK — Superlatives abound when describing the new 340,000-square-foot, $820 million Graton Resort & Casino that opened Nov. 5 on West Golf Course Drive.
November 25, 2013
High-end distilleries in the North Bay and across California are stepping up their efforts to ease restrictions they say is hindering growth at a time when demand is soaring, as with the state’s recent surge in craft beer.
November 25, 2013
Winning companies, listed in alphabetical order: Agilent Technologies, Burr Pilger Mayer, Codding Investments, EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, Exchange Bank, Ghilotti Bros., JDSU, Kaiser Permanente, LEMO USA, Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary, Pacific Union College, Petaluma Health Center, Raydiance, Redwood Empire Schools Insurance Group, Redwood Regional Medical Group, Santa Rosa & Rohnert Park Oral Surgery, St. Joseph Health, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, Trinchero Family Estates & Sutter Home Winery, W. Bradley Electric and Wells Fargo Insurance Services.
November 11, 2013
G&J Seiberlich & Co LLP announced that Leonard LaBranche will merge his practice into the Napa-based firm. …
Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce announced five new board members to three-year terms and five to one-year terms. …
Zarin Mehta was named co-executive director of Green Music Center at Sonoma State University. …
Patti Hannan joined Sonoma Media Investments as chief revenue officer. …
The Hess Collection of Napa hired Linda Wish as western division strategic retail manager. …
Novato-based Winery Exchange has restructured and expanded its sales organization. …
November 8, 2013
ROHNERT PARK — Sonoma State University is preparing to open the doors of a brand-new, 130,000-square-foot student center on Nov. 13, offering a new hub for student activity and the largest conference and event space in Sonoma County.
October 21, 2013
ROHNERT PARK — Rohnert Park is becoming an increasingly powerful force behind Sonoma County’s overall economy, drawing thousands of new visitors to the region while preparing for a number of significant housing projects in the coming years, according to a panel at the annual Impact Sonoma conference.
October 7, 2013
Lori Nelson is vice president of corporate communications for Station Casinos, the operator of the nearly completed, $820 million Graton Resort & Casino, scheduled to open in northwest Rohnert Park on Nov. 5.
She answers the following questions: Approximately when will the casino complete its hiring process? What sort of overall economic impact do think the casino will have in the long run on Rohnert Park, Sonoma County and the greater North Bay? Does Station Casinos still intend on building a hotel as part of the project? How will the casino impact overall tourism in Sonoma County?
October 7, 2013
ROHNERT PARK — The 300-acre University District mixed use development is coming closer to reality in Rohnert Park, following proposed updates to the area’s specific plan and an improving outlook for large-scale development throughout Sonoma County.
October 3, 2013
ROHNERT PARK — Graton Resort & Casino unveiled the insides of the massive $820 million casino nearing completion.
“This is a building that is not rivaled in Northern California,” the casino operator said during a project walkthrough.
The casino is poised to open in just over a month — Nov. 5. Up to 6,000 visitors are expected on opening day.
October 3, 2013
ROHNERT PARK — Wal-Mart, which has been trying to expand grocery selections at its existing west Rohnert Park store, plans to open one of its smaller-format stores in the northeast part of the city.
September 30, 2013
With thousands of new homes on track to built and with the attention-getting Green Music Center and Graton Rancheria casino on opposite sides of the city, Rohnert Park is poised to be at the center of Sonoma County housing, cultural and entertainment development for years to come.
The city’s future, along with the release of the inaugural Business Journal-Summit State Bank countywide Business Climate Survey and a report on the expansion of the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, will be the focus at the Business Journal’s annual Impact Sonoma Conference from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at the Sonoma Mountain Village Event Center.
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 19, 2013
ROHNERT PARK — Graton Resort & Casino on Thursday announced its $800 million, 3,000-slot casino will officially open Tuesday, Nov. 5, marking the completion of a project a decade in making.
September 16, 2013
Napa Chamber of Commerce hired four new staff members — Julie Dalrymple, Cynthia Summers, Jessica Provenza and Susanne Heun — and promoted Sharon Morrison and Amanda Tallman. …
Bank of Marin announced winners of the 20th annual Spirit of Marin Awards: Michael Harlock, Myles Babcock, Hilda Castillo, Scott Adams, Matthew Broadway, the Aversa Family, Phillip and Eva Schlenker, Brendan Moylan, Joan Capurro, David Haydon, Heidi and Gary Kuhn, Tom Campagna, Jim Wood and Richard Kirschman. …
The city of Vallejo hired Julia Aguila as the Housing and Community Development Division’s housing specialist.The city also hired Lorena Burciaga as its code enforcement officer. …
Dominic Mintalucci, MD, recently joined the Hand Center at Santa Rosa Orthopaedic Medical Group. …
Eugene Burger Management Corporation’s Rohnert Park district hired four new employees: Susie Pewitt, Bethany Picano, Diane Watson and Jessica Holt. …
Adam Messner, a Mill Valley resident and chief executive officer of San Francisco-based LiveWire Electrical Supply, was named to The Electrical Distributor magazine’s “30 Under 35″ list. …
Holly Patz, director of marketing and brand management for Santa Rosa-based Regal Wine Company, joined the board of directors for national nonprofit Make-A-Wish. …
August 5, 2013
The governing board that will oversee the first operating year of a renewable energy-focused public power agency in Sonoma County took shape last Thursday, as the agency’s joint powers authority grew to include the cities that recently voted to allow the agency to offer power to its residents and businesses.
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