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.
May 6, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — Petaluma Health Center on Tuesday confirmed the location for a planned expansion to Rohnert Park and launched a campaign to raise money for the new primary care center, set to serve up to 15,000 people.
May 5, 2014
SAN RAFAEL — Venture Greenhouse, the business incubator formerly sponsored by Dominican University, is back in a new format, it was announced last week.
May 5, 2014
Bank of Marin is working with the Arbor Day Foundation. …
Emma Gardner Design is hitting the road this spring. …
Coddingtown Mall has two new tenants. …
Arcturus UAV unveiled a new vertical takeoff and landing system. …
Lazy Creek Vineyards’ tasting room in Anderson Valley is now open and the new winery is complete. …
April 29, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — Petaluma Health Center plans to open a new facility in Rohnert Park focused on primary care and dental services, slated to open in spring 2015.
The facility will provide care to more than 10,000, with the goal of increasing access to quality primary care, mental health, and dental services to underserved residents of Rohnert Park and Cotati.
March 13, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — A San Ramon-based developer and owner of medical real estate on Thursday said it purchased a 69,000-square-foot medical office building in Rohnert Park and plans to bring a new tenant into half of it.
March 10, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — The North Bay iHub has named tech industry sales and business development veteran Steven Palladino as executive director, according to an announcement from the organization’s board of directors.
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?