March 17, 2014
FAIRFEILD — NorthBay Healthcare, using the stage of a grand opening for its $20 million Green Valley Health Plaza, announced plans to begin major construction projects on its two hospital campuses in Fairfield and Vacaville that will total an additional $180 million.
March 3, 2014
FAIRFIELD — As a $54 million new Fairfield–Vacaville train station project is prepared for bids this summer, a 285-acre, 3,000-home project in the station-planning area has a new lead investor with a new vision for transit-oriented development.
February 10, 2014
FAIRFIELD — The 31st annual meeting of the Solano Economic Development Corporation showcased significant public-private sector accomplishments in the county’s seven cities during 2013.
“Team Solano worked together to make everything happen by attracting new businesses and creating an environment to nurture newcomers and those already here,” said Sandy Person, president of Solano Economic Development Corp.
November 4, 2013
VACAVILLE — Biotechnology giant Genentech is pulling back the wraps on a planned $135 million expansion of its Solano County facility, including 200-plus more employees there.
October 24, 2013
VACAVILLE — Jon Reed, vice president and general manager for biotech giant Genentech in Vacaville — which just recently announced it would add 200 jobs — will be a presenter at the Nov. 8 Impact Solano conference in Fairfield. The annual conference, co-hosted by the Business Journal and Travis Credit Union, will be held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn.
October 15, 2013
VACAVILLE — Genentech has announced plans to invest more than $285 million for the expansion of its biologics manufacturing facilities in California including its Vacaville facility where it will add an estimated 200 jobs.
September 10, 2013
NAPA and VACAVILLE — updated — United Kingdom-based Tesco, one of the world’s largest retailers, is exiting its 7-year-old U.S. small-store venture Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, which has two North Bay locations, in a deal with billionaire Ron Burkle’s strategic investment group The Yucaipa Companies, LLC, the parties announced Tuesday.
The Napa and Vacaville stores, opened in 2011, aren’t among as many as 50 planned store closures as part of the deal.
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.
July 15, 2013
SOLANO COUNTY — Both Kaiser Permanente and NorhthBay Healthcare applied for a level II trauma care designation in Solano County, with Kaiser vying for designation at its Vacaville Medical Center and NorthBay at its Medical Center in Fairfield.
June 17, 2013
Home-improvement retail chain Orchard Supply Hardware, which has six North Bay stores, today filed for Bankruptcy Court reorganization protection and has inked a $205 million tentative deal with Lowe’s Home Improvement, which has four North Bay stores, to acquire many of the OSH stores.
May 27, 2013
VACAVILLE – Synder Filtration, Inc. received the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a U.S. Department of Commerce ceremony during World Trade Month in May. Synder was one of 57 firms and organizations in 22 states to be honored.
April 30, 2013
VACAVILLE — From WiFi and Bluetooth to the possible harvesting of solar power from space, the humble radio frequency wave is having something of a high-tech heyday.
Vacaville startup RF Biocidics is greening up the processing of fruits, nuts and potentially a wide range of foods by subjecting them to low-frequency radio waves.
March 18, 2013
VACAVILLE — RF Biocidics, maker of chemical-free food safety systems, today said Craig Powell is the new chief executive officer.
March 11, 2013
Industrial real estate of Solano and Napa counties showed significant improvement in 2012 over 2011, as several significant leases were completed and some significant buildings sold. The overall industrial vacancy rate in Napa and Solano counties dropped for the seventh consecutive quarter at the end of 2012.
With the economy continuing to show signs of improvement, we expect continued demand and activity in 2013.
February 8, 2013
VACAVILLE — After aggressively seeking resolution for borrowers whose loans became distressed during the economic downturn, Travis Credit Union reported to regulators that the value of its delinquent loans fell 62.3 percent to $9.3 million in 2012.
December 5, 2012
NAPA and VACAVILLE — The United Kingdom-based parent of Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, which has two North Bay stores, today said it is considering options for the struggling startup chain of small-format grocery stores, including selling all or part of the roughly 200-location chain or bringing in a partner to operate it.
December 3, 2012
Altus Equity Group, LP, in Santa Rosa announced that it funded and closed its latest investment fund last month. …
Bear Republic Brewing Company in Cloverdale brought home a silver medal at the 2012 Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer, the country’s largest celebration of wood and barrel-aged beer. …
Sebastopol-based Leff Construction has been awarded Residential Design+Build’s national 2012 Design Excellence Award for innovative technology integration for a custom residence project located in Cazadero. …
Marin County and Napa Valley restaurants will be participating in California Restaurant Month (DineinCA.com) for all of January, and those in Vacaville during Jan. 18-27. …
Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit announced that it has been selected by The Bond Buyer as the Far West finalist for its “Deal of the Year” Award, recognizing SMART’s 2011 $191 million Measure Q Sales Tax Revenue Bond issuance for innovation in public finance. …
January 31, 2012
NORTH BAY — The National Union of Healthcare Workers is holding a day-long strike at Kaiser Permanente facilities throughout Northern California, including hospitals in Santa Rosa, San Rafael, Vallejo and Vacaville, as the union negotiates a new contract with the health system.
November 10, 2011
NORTH BAY — Community financial institutions throughout the country experienced an influx of new customers through October and early November, as many fled the big banks that had proposed monthly debit card fees and took part in the grassroots event known as “Bank Transfer Day” on Nov. 5. As many customers at the nation’s big banks move to local institutions, North Bay banks and credit unions see a boost.
October 20, 2011
Sandy Person has been named president for Solano Economic Development Corporation.
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