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.
August 26, 2013
Touro University on Vallejo’s Mare Island opened a newly renovated library and pharmacy teaching facility to students this fall semester, the latest in a series of property improvements made to the historic, 44-acre cluster of 23 former U.S. Navy facilities since the nonprofit private university first opened a campus there in 1999.
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.
May 6, 2013
Gary Heck, owner and president of Korbel Champagne Cellars and Kenwood Vineyards, became an honorary inductee of the Sonoma State University chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society last month. …
Amid the rising popularity of a for-credit “Banking and Finance Academy” program operated in partnership with Santa Rosa City Schools, Redwood Credit Union recent took part in a new “Bite of Reality” financial literacy program in San Rafael. …
Dominican University’s Venture Greenhouse incubator and accelerator program will host a “Marinnovation” showcase for innovators and entrepreneurs from Marin County on May 15, with Netflix co-founder and Mill Valley resident Mitch Lowe as keynote. …
On May 10, College of Marin will host a celebration for its recently opened Science, Math and Nursing building at the school’s Kentfield Campus, featuring a lecture by alumnus Adam Steltzner from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Mars Rover “Curiosity” expedition. …
Stephen Olson, long-time agriculture instructor at Santa Rosa Junior College and a major force behind the college’s Shone Farm programs, has been selected to receive one of the school’s highest honors for staff, the President’s Medallion of Honor. …
April 22, 2013
Bank of Marin hired Jim Burke as chief information officer. …
Zero Breast Cancer, a nonprofit organization in Marin County, will honor the following individuals and organizations for their contributions to the understanding of breast cancer: David Gullion, M.D., Carol Kronenwetter, Ph.D., Regan Fedric.
The 2013 Francine Levien Activist honorees are Stig Westling, MBA, Jonathan Mooney, MBA and Janine Elliott, MBA, co-founders of Skip to Renew, a company that was launched through the Dominican University Venture Greenhouse. …
Michael Gregory, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Petaluma office, has been awarded membership in the company’s International Sterling Society, an honor bestowed upon the top Coldwell Banker sales associates worldwide. …
Rebecca Celli, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Petaluma office, has earned membership into the company’s International President’s Circle, a prestigious honor bestowed upon the top Coldwell Banker sales associates worldwide. …
Sodaro Estate Winery appointed a new winemaking team: Denis Malbec and May-Britt Malbec. …
March 6, 2013
SAN RAFAEL — In the Dominican Republic and its troubled neighbor Haiti people whisper about a vast, untapped source of oil, mysteriously ignored by the government and foreign mining teams.
February 18, 2013
The herd of beef cattle at Petaluma’s Spring Hill Ranch is now certified by the Alexandria, Va.-based Animal Welfare Approved program. …
Working Solutions, a nonprofit microlender that recently opened an office in San Rafael, recently funded Marin County businesses. …
Three wines produced by students at Santa Rosa Junior College won medals in the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Shone Farm 2010 pinot noir won a gold medal, while its 2009 syrah and 2011 rosé won a silver and bronze, respectively, in the January competition. …
Keiretsu Forum, a large global private-equity angel investment network, and The Venture Greenhouse at Dominican University of California plan to hold the Green Technology Investment Showcase on April 3 from 1–4:30 p.m. at the early-stage green business accelerator in San Rafael. …
An abandoned elementary school on Main Street in the west Sonoma County’s Monte Rio community will be transformed into a destination where residents and visitors can enjoy a café, hiking trail, a skate park and a community farm. …
November 5, 2012
SAN RAFAEL — Product quiz: What’s been on retail shelves for 50 years, has a life span of 100,000 years and causes 50,000 visits to the emergency room a year?
The answer is the blister pack, the ubiquitous and widely hated polyvinyl chloride (PVC) clear plastic packaging that entombs just about everything from AA batteries to Zippo lighters.
October 15, 2012
SAN RAFAEL — Dominican University of California has launched a new interdisciplinary course linking students in its chemistry and MBA programs, creating an official educational framework for a collaboration that has existed unofficially for several years and helped advance the university’s expertise in biofuels and bio-based lubricant research.
July 2, 2012
SAN RAFAEL – Two business incubator programs are now working to foster entrepreneurial companies in San Rafael, after “Renaissance Marin,” a project of San Francisco-based Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, opened its doors to clients.
May 7, 2012
The Venture Greenhouse, Dominican University’s business incubator and accelerator program, has implemented a number of new initiatives since its official unveiling in October, including a pilot “Affiliate Program” that stands to broaden the incubator’s support for environmental and socially focused startups in Marin.
May 7, 2012
Green Companies Assemblymember Jared Huffman presented his April Sustainable North Bay Award to United Markets in recognition of their commitment to conservation, sustainable business practices, and community service. Serving Marin for over 50 years with stores in downtown San Rafael and San Anselmo, United Markets’ achievements include waste diversion, supporting local farmers and food producers, [...]
February 6, 2012
SAN RAFAEL – Along with the flourishing food scene in the North Bay comes a sustainable way to tote and munch it.
ECOlunchboxes – plastic-free stainless containers and cotton bags to carry them in – are a surprise bestseller in Whole Foods, Container Stores and retail outlets across the U.S. and abroad.
October 31, 2011
SAN RAFAEL, NOVATO — Novato-based green energy contractor Evolvelectric has acquired the LED lighting consultant Illumalighting, making it the first company to “graduate” from Dominican University’s Venture Greenhouse.
October 10, 2011
Dominican University’s Venture Greenhouse in San Rafael officially opened Wednesday with the goal of becoming a hub for green business in Marin County. … Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute has announced a series of fall classes for its Tasting Room Management Certificate Program. … Extracurricular activities at Santa Rosa middle and high schools will receive a financial boost after the volunteer fundraising organization Schools Plus held its second-annual “A Night Under the Lights” event on Sept. 24.
October 10, 2011
SAN RAFAEL — With the official ribbon cutting of Dominican University’s Venture Greenhouse last Wednesday, Stuart Corvin continued his push against a trend that he said has plagued Marin for years: that so many of the county’s most talented professionals leave every day for jobs elsewhere. In a close partnership with Dominican’s MBA in Sustainable Enterprise program, Stuart Corvin said the building he donated in San Rafael is helping to cultivate companies that could take root and thrive in Marin, a county that lacks the “business culture” of the remaining Bay Area.
May 2, 2011
SAN RAFAEL – Dominican University of California is launching a green business accelerator that will support entrepreneurs developing ventures that offer environmental benefits.
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