December 2, 2013
SAN RAFAEL — More than three decades in the making, a brisk pace for sales growth for Vionic Group in the past few years has the maker of therapeutic fashion footwear planning to double the size of its headquarters and boost its staff there by more than one-third.
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.
October 30, 2013
Linda Davis is chief executive officer of Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership in San Rafael.
October 28, 2013
SAN RAFAEL — A prominent Terra Linda hilltop feature for four decades could become home to seniors rather than office workers under a plan to convert the 131,000-square-foot building to housing.
October 28, 2013
The California Department of Water Resources has announced the release of Draft Funding Recommendations for Proposition 84. …
Average monthly rent continues to rise across much of the nation, with significant increases seen throughout Northern California, particularly in Sonoma County. …
A jump in sales of homes priced above $900,000 pushed the median price of a home sold in Sonoma County sharply higher. …
Fair Housing of Marin is recruiting new members for its board of directors. …
Sausalito-based Fred partnered with CST Brands, Inc. and grocery store giant Kroger. …
October 16, 2013
More than two dozen North Bay restaurants made the “Bib Gourmand” list in the forthcoming new Bay Area edition of the Michelin Guide, which also issues “star” ratings to top restaurants.
October 3, 2013
SAN RAFAEL — The North Bay’s upcoming passenger rail system could be inching closer to the San Francisco Bay, after the Transportation Authority of Marin requested new regional funding that would help extend the system from downtown San Rafael to the Larkspur ferry.
September 2, 2013
SAN RAFAEL — The Pasha family has been moving automobiles, heavy equipment and property of military personnel on oceans and highways worldwide starting six decades ago, and now the company is rigging its headquarters for a move to support business growth of 3.5 times in the past decade.
September 2, 2013
SAN RAFAEL — As the U.S. Food & Drug Administration readies the most sweeping food growing and processing reforms in 75 years, a savvy group of North Bay entrepreneurs has already launched a cloud-based system to comply with them.
August 22, 2013
SAN RAFAEL — Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) on Thursday reported a slight dip in second-quarter revenues and small drop in quarterly earnings.
Autodesk also recently acquired of building information modeling (BIM) technology from two United Kingdom-based software companies.
August 20, 2013
Fourteen North Bay companies made Inc. magazine’s newly released list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., including one local employer that debuted among the top 100.
August 15, 2013
FAIRFIELD and VACAVILLE — Going-out-of-business sales are set to start Thursday at Orchard Supply Hardware stores in these two Solano County cities, while four others in the North Bay will be among 72 OSH location remaining open under Lowe’s Home Improvement’s successful $205 million Bankruptcy Court bid for the business.
August 12, 2013
Daniel Chin is vice president and chief financial officer of Ghilotti Bros., Inc., in San Rafael.
August 5, 2013
How green can it get in eco-conscious Northern California? You can take an entire “eco-trip” in Marin County using nothing but green products produced by local companies and eating organic food in countless venues.
August 5, 2013
San Rafael Chamber of Commerce took positions on three issues. …
Sonoma County Museum received a $160,000 two-year Exploring Engagement grant. …
Petaluma’s HydroPoint DataSystems expanded irrigation flow capabilities with the introduction of WeatherTRAK FlowLink. …
Novato’s Ultragenyx expanded its exclusive license from Baylor Research Institute in Dallas to develop and commercialize Triheptanoin. …
July 15, 2013
SAN RAFAEL — Just months after announcing an expansion into the North Bay, Irvine-based Burnham Benefits Insurance Services is adding its financial planning arm to the San Rafael location as it seeks gain a deeper foothold in Northern California.
July 8, 2013
Wells Fargo launched the Small Business Neighborhood Renovation Program in Santa Rosa to help “freshen up” some low-to-moderate income small businesses. Businesses selected for renovations were David’s Shoe Repair and West Coast Cuts. …
Rohnert Park mixed-used community Sonoma Mountain Village installed two free-to-use electric-vehicle charging stations at its event center. …
Petaluma Health Center earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star rating. …
32Ten Studios expanded its San Rafael practical-effects production studio with three new capabilities. …
Vanguard Properties, a San Francisco-based residential and commercial real estate brokerage headed by James Nunemacher for almost 30 years, is opening its first North Bay office. …
Korbel Blanc de Noirs California méthode champenoise sparkling wine was named “Best of Show, White” at the 2013 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. …
July 1, 2013
Minnesota-based Enclos, a specialty contractor for building facades, plans to open a 50,000-square-foot assembly plant on Mare Island commercial redevelopment in Vallejo. …
Major renovations were completed at Rafael Town Center in San Rafael. …
July 1 is no longer the deadline for California commercial building owners to start disclosing a property’s energy performance, it still is required time for beginning to disclose a property’s Americans With Disability Act access problems. …
Basin Street Properties achieved full occupancy for its 37,400-square-foot Fountaingrove Executive Center office building in northeast Santa Rosa with a 7.5-year, 7,900-square-foot lease to Wells Fargo Advisors. …
July 1, 2013
Investment Advisor magazine recognized Greg Friedman, CEO and co-founder of San Rafael-based wealth-management firm Private Ocean, as one of the country’s top 25 advisers. …
Daniel Martinez is the newest member of the Keegan & Coppin Company, Inc./ONCOR International’s Santa Rosa office. …
Santa Rosa structural engineering firm MKM & Associates recently joined forces with the structural design firm Rogina Pestell. …
John Weber was elected to the board of directors of Petaluma-based Enphase Energy. …
Two physicians recently joined the Advanced Wound Center at Ukiah Valley Medical Center — general surgeon William Cress and Jeffrey Rapp, emergency and occupational medicine physician. …
Briana Birch joined Wells Fargo Insurance in Petaluma as a commercial lines account manager. …
Ken Cyphers moved his law practice from Santa Rosa to Healdsburg to work with law firm Welty | Welty, PC. …
Jordan Vineyard & Winery hired Nick Literski as regional sales director for the winery’s western territory. …
June 24, 2013
Melissa Bradley is owner and founder of Bradley Real Estate of San Rafael.
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