March 31, 2014
Read profiles of Corporate Philanthropy Awards-winners with more than 1,000 employees: Agilent Technologies, Autodesk, Kaiser Permanente, Medtronic and Wells Fargo Bank.
March 4, 2014
Twenty North Bay businesses and organizations have been selected for the Business Journal’s inaugural Corporate Philanthropy Awards.
“All of us at the Journal congratulate these organizations that contribute significantly to the betterment of the communities we treasure,” said Publisher Brad Bollinger. “It’s amazing there wasn’t something like this already. As a result, we had a very strong response to our call for nominations and an incredible group of recipients.”
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
Santa Rosa’s Exchange Bank has recently made a number of business development hires and reassignments, part of a longer-term effort that included the creation of a formal business development department last July. …
Santa Rosa-based Community First Credit Union has launched a new Web-based money management program, responding to demand for increasingly sophisticated technology and services that were once only in reach for the largest national banks. …
Wells Fargo Bank has made a big push in the home mortgage realm, and recent data compiled by the North Bay Business Journal shows that the North Bay is no exception. …
Scott Chisholm, a managing director at Mill Valley’s Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE: RWT) will resign July 1. …
June 24, 2013
Looking back on a professional career that has included marketing and general management roles in fields including financial services, startups and manufacturing, Jamie Moldafsky noted a common thread extending to her to her role today in guiding the overall brand focus of the 265,000-employee Wells Fargo Bank. Each of those roles, she said, has involved a deep focus on customer experiences and an opportunity to learn within different industries and corporate cultures. As Wells Fargo’s chief marketing officer, those experiences have helped to cultivate a shared approach across an institution with a myriad of products and services.
March 18, 2013
As investigators continue to aggressively pursue allegations of business embezzlement in Sonoma County, regional fraud experts warn that many North Bay companies and nonprofits still lack the basic internal practices needed to catch and prevent those crimes.
October 29, 2012
The volume of small business lending backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration in the Bay Area reached an all-time high during the last fiscal year, and volume for such loans in three North Bay counties grew by more than one-third.
July 2, 2012
SANTA ROSA — Increasing competition, along with volatile U.S.-global economies and capital markets, are affecting the way wineries are being financed, according to banking and capital-management experts at the Moss-Adams LLP Wine Industry Financial Roundtable. The quarterly event attracted more than 65 CEOs, CFOs, winery owners and managers to the Vintner’s Inn on May 31.
April 9, 2012
SANTA ROSA – Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) has announced the hiring of Perry DeLuca as industry head and team leader for the Wine, Food & Beverage group in its Santa Rosa-based North Coast Commercial Lending Office.
January 9, 2012
n 10 years of selling private businesses, financial leverage has consistently been one of the key success factors in expanding the pool of buyers and closing deals. Fortunately for business owners, the SBA loan guaranty program is an excellent funding source for deals up to $5 million. And, lenders are lending now.
December 5, 2011
NORTH BAY — Santa Rosa-based First Community Bank loaned the greatest amount of dollars to small businesses in the North Bay through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 7(a) program in the 2011 fiscal year, jumping 10 places ahead to No. 1 and joining a wave of lending both locally and across the country.
November 14, 2011
The cold 2011 season and wet harvest dampened North Coast crop yields by as much as one-third from norms by early estimates, and lenders are closely observing grower ability to make payments on crop and other loans with fewer tons to sell and higher vineyard-management costs.
November 7, 2011
Joining the staff are Dianna Berthinier, who joined as senior vice president and regional manager in August; Terrance Davis, who joined as senior vice president and business banking officer in September; and Brian Rose, who also joined in September as vice president and commercial loan officer.
April 18, 2011
SANTA ROSA — Comerica Bank has hired Jeff Clark, formerly with Wells Fargo, as vice president of commercial banking in an effort to expand the bank’s footprint in the North Bay.
January 31, 2011
Following are many of the leading professionals in commercial lending across the North Bay. (Listed alphabetically by institution name)
October 18, 2010
Veteran North Bay banker Jamie Williams has joined Sonoma Bank as commercial banking regional director. … Wells Fargo’s San Francisco-based economist Gary Schlossberg noted Sonoma County has about 200 food processors, an industry posting 3 percent growth. … Bingham, Osborn and Scarborough LLC, a wealth management firm with offices in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, has opened a new office in Healdsburg. … Umpqua Bank officially announced its first Santa Rosa location.
November 24, 2009
SANTA ROSA — Michael Sullivan, regional vice president in the north coast regional commercial banking office of Wells Fargo, is stepping out of his role and joining the Global Financial Institutions to U.S. Banks — also part of the Wells Fargo family. He will begin in his new position Feb. 1 and will be working out of the Bay Area.
June 15, 2009
Kimco Realty Corp., one of the nation’s largest shopping center owners, sold a 66,000-square-foot shopping center in Vallejo to a Southern California investor for $12.9 million in what is thought to be the first such sale in Northern California this year.
June 15, 2009
The foreclosure on one of the North Bay’s largest commercial properties earlier this month brought home a national debate over whether commercial mortgages will be the next wave of problems for the economy.