February 27, 2013
ROHNERT PARK — Opening the 2013 Economic Outlook Conference at Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center on Wednesday, Sandy Weill, former chairman and top executive of Citigroup and a major donor to the project, pointed to the upper seats of the concert hall that his contributions had helped to complete.
February 21, 2013
Monday–Tuesday, March 18–19, 2013, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. This two-day seminar is targeted to wine company principals, senior leadership and their advisers. It will concentrate on what drives value growth and how that is accomplished in today’s ultra-competitive wine industry.
February 13, 2013
ROHNERT PARK — Mark Nelson, former president and chief operating officer of the Nelson Family of Companies, has been selected for a newly created “entrepreneur-in-residence” position at the Sonoma State University School of Business and Economics, according to an announcement today.
January 28, 2013
The recently completed, $150-million Green Music Center at Sonoma State University, that will play host to the North Bay Business Journal’s annual Economic Outlook Conference on Feb. 27. For 2013, the conference is titled Game Changers: Innovations and Leaders Transforming the North Bay Economy.
January 18, 2013
Sonoma State University in February will launch a certificate program taught by wine industry professionals in the finance and accounting fields.
January 14, 2013
ROHNERT PARK — Nearly eight years in the making, Sonoma State University plans to open the doors of a three-story, 130,000-square-foot student center this August, creating a central hub for student activity and providing the largest conference and event space in Sonoma County.
January 14, 2013
As the new director of the University of San Francisco’s Santa Rosa campus, Xavier Nazario said that he hopes to pursue new academic programs and grow enrollment in 2013 and beyond. …
A gift of advanced electronic measurement equipment valued at more than $220,000 will help Sonoma State University to offer new courses and develop one of the most advanced measurement laboratories in the California State University system. …
Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch will deliver the commencement address at Empire College’s semiannual graduation ceremony for the School of Business on the evening of Jan. 21. …
Corey Lee, chef and owner of Benu Restaurant in San Francisco, delivered the keynote address to a graduating class from the Culinary Institute of America’s Greystone campus in St. Helena. …
Top Real Estate Projects 2012: Donald & Maureen Green Music Center, Weill Concert Hall, Rohnert ParkDecember 17, 2012
ROHNERT PARK — While early plans for the magnificent and unrivaled Donald and Maureen Green Music Center on the campus of Sonoma State University date back to 1996, construction activities did not begin in earnest until March 1, 2006. The center officially opened this year on Sept. 29.
November 28, 2012
FAIRFIELD — The five privately operated hospitals in Solano County make up more than 11 percent of the local economy, making health care a key driver that could be even more important in the future, according to a new study that details the economic impact of Solano County’s hospitals.
October 1, 2012
Sonoma State University Assistant Professor of Economics Merlin Hanauer was awarded the Cozzarelli Prize. …
James Minnis joined the Prima Medical Group after completing fellowship training in critical care at Stanford University. …
AvroKO Hospitality Group for its new Napa restaurant, The Thomas, appointed Jason Kupper chef de cuisine, Cory Colton pastry chef overseeing dessert and the daily bread program, and Napa Valley resident Bradley Wasserman sommelier. …
Santa Rosa-based Tonnellerie Radoux USA, Inc. hired Greg Sitton as the newest member of its sales team. …
Frank Howard Allen Realtors announced that Sonoma County real estate agent Daniel Casabonne ranks among the top 1 percent of all real estate agents nationwide for 2011 closed transaction volume. …
Rohnert Park-based Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster, host of the North Bay iHub, named J. Roy Martinez as interim executive director. …
September 10, 2012
Montgomery Taylor, owner and founder of Santa Rosa-based Montgomery Taylor, CPA, and the separate investment management company, Montgomery Taylor & Company, LLC, has published a new book highlighting points important for continued income through retirement. …
Sonoma State University’s Accounting Forum, the campus’s largest academic club, will host a career fair for aspiring accounting professionals on Sept. 28. …
The Internal Revenue Service has unveiled a new website designed to streamline access to popular resources for both tax professionals and the general public. …
Financial regulators have published a joint notice of an extension to the comment period for the proposed Basel III capital reserve standards for financial institutions, a change that stands to impact a wide swath of operations for financial institutions, including accounting. …
August 27, 2012
ROHNERT PARK — Sonoma State University welcomed the first group of students into its newly revamped part-time MBA program last week, the newest iteration of a 25-year-old program that was developed to include the latest teaching methods and input from the North Bay business community.
July 16, 2012
SANTA ROSA – Agilent Technologies’ commitment to education has been amply demonstrated in the North Bay, where students from elementary school through college graduation benefit from a series of programs and partnerships.
July 11, 2012
ROHNERT PARK — Mastercard Worldwide has entered into a $15 million sponsorship arrangement with Sonoma State University’s Donald & Maureen Green Music Center, the largest such sponsorship secured by the university in its history.
July 9, 2012
North Bay facilities managers recognized this year for their achievements are Sal Balderrama of Trivascular, Jennifer Bruneman of Santa Rosa City Schools, Jacques Charton of Dominican University of California, Christopher Dinno of Sonoma State University, Jason Duval of Clos Pegase, Willie Ghilotti of Ghilotti Construction Company, David Gonzales of La Tortilla Factory, Sue Maddigan of Exchange Bank, Tony McCormick of Agilent Technologies, Jim Neely of Sonoma Wine Company, John Nicolette of Don Sebastiani & Sons, Ralph O’Rear of Buck Institute for Research on Aging, Jake Pewitt of Mary’s Pizza Shack, Matt Rudie of Enphase Energy and Dale Withers of Pacific Union College.
After Hours: Sonoma State University’s School of Business and Economics Alumni and Community CelebrationJune 25, 2012
May 17, 2012: Sonoma State University’s School of Business and Economics held their First Annual Alumni & Community Celebration with D’Argenzio Winery and Santa Rosa Vintners’ Square who joined SSU in the ceremony
June 11, 2012
Also: Empire law school graduates 14; SSU undergrad wins full ride from PG&E
May 21, 2012
ROHNERT PARK — Entrepreneurs and all that support them take note. The iHub and Sonoma State University are putting on a new event to showcase startups, both existing and potential.
April 16, 2012
Marin County as a place to do business took a huge step backwards on April 10, 2012. On April 10, Skywalker Properties decided not to continue the pursuit of its Grady Ranch project. Not only did a major project with great potential economic benefit for the County get derailed and ultimately canceled, an influential landowner trying to generate business on his land was thwarted unnecessarily. Marin County supervisors are now trying to broker a solution as one leadership step forward; Marin Economic Forum has asked our state legislators to step in as well.
April 9, 2012
NORTH BAY — Employers in Sonoma County are more confident about the prospect of hiring in the second quarter compared to last year, with 13 percent saying they expected to increase staffing levels, according to a quarterly survey by ManpowerGroup, an international staffing firm with a Santa Rosa location. And overall in the North Bay, employers are generally more confident about the economy than they have been, suggesting that a slow but steady economic recovery is wending its way through region, employment experts said.
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