May 8, 2014
SANTA ROSA — A commercial real estate investment company that owns a number of North Bay properties purchased the 58,000-square-foot downtown Santa Rosa office building that houses the publishing offices of Santa Rosa Press Democrat and the Business Journal and plans to refurbish the mostly vacant ground floor for retail or office tenants.
April 28, 2014
Ian MacNeil joined Bank of Marin as business development officer in Santa Rosa. …
Napa Valley Education Foundation named Jennifer Stewart executive director. …
Will Staney has been named Glassdoor’s head talent warrior and director of global talent acquisition. …
Santa Rosa-based Leap Solutions Group added two new consultants, Christine Rodman and Stephanie Clark. …
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company appointed of Mike Midgley as senior product director for health care professional liability. …
After more than five years with the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, Jim Bray retired at the end of last month. Taking over the position is Bonifacio Torres. Keith Samse was hired as finance director for The Volunteer Center. …
Longtime Petaluma Argus-Courier Publisher John Burns has been appointed to oversee a new division of Sonoma Media Investments. …
Jeanette Ditter , Cindy Tonascia, Linda Homer, Manda Mello, and Michelle Romero, Santa Rosa agents for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, have all been awarded membership in the Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society…
Rebecca Celli, Celli Group Fine Properties of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Petaluma office, and Spiro Stratigos Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Novato offic also earned membership into the Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle….
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. …
July 21, 2013
SANTA ROSA — Michael Zivyak, award-winning publishing industry executive, has been appointed to the position of President, Magazine Publishing at Sonoma Media Investments, the company announced today.
The announcement was made by Steve Falk, CEO of SMI, parent company of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Sonoma Index-Tribune, Petaluma Argus-Courier, North Bay Business Journal and Sonoma Magazine.
“I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Michael to the Sonoma Media Investments family. A company is first and foremost about people and whenever we can add talent we are certain that our business will grow as a result,” said Mr. Falk.
June 28, 2013
Brad Bollinger, editor and associate publisher of the North Bay Business Journal, has been named publisher.
“Under Brad’s leadership the North Bay Business Journal has expanded its coverage and event offerings throughout the North Bay and is now the most respected source of business news in the area,” said Steve Falk, chief executive officer of Sonoma Media Investments. “We are pleased to recognize Brad’s achievements by naming him publisher.”
November 8, 2012
SANTA ROSA — Sonoma Media Investments, LLC, owner of the Sonoma Index-Tribune and Sonoma magazine, on Thursday completed its purchase of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Petaluma Argus-Courier and North Bay Business Journal and revealed details about notable local investors and the management team behind a deal in the works since the beginning of this year.
November 1, 2012
Florida-based Halifax Media Group has agreed to sell the Press Democrat, North Bay Business Journal and Petaluma Argus-Courier to a group of local investors lead by Sonoma Media Investments, LLC, which purchased the Sonoma Index-Tribune earlier this year.
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