February 27, 2015
Twenty-two North Bay businesses and organizations have been selected for the Business Journal’s second annual Corporate Philanthropy Awards.
October 13, 2014
NORTH BAY — When Adam Fenderson first started pitching the idea for the documentary First Generation a few years ago, “We couldn’t get one single source of funding,” said the Napa-born filmmaker. “No one was listening. It just wasn’t the conversation that was taking place at that time.” Times have changed. These days, new nonprofits, [...]
June 23, 2014
Cara Peck is executive vice president and head of talent planning and development at Wells Fargo & Company
June 16, 2014
Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) has launched a new Web-based portal featuring educational resources for small business owners, along with a national contest to award up to $25,000 to five owners and a pledge of $100 billion in new small business lending by 2018.
May 20, 2014
NORTH BAY — The Business Journal today announced the selection of its 2014 Women in Business honorees from a diverse group of industries and organizations including agriculture, wine, professional services, technology, specialty foods, restaurants, small business, health care and fitness and nonprofits.
The keynote speaker at the June 25 awards gala will be Hollie Delaney, director of human resources for Zappos.com, a company widely known for its high levels of customer service and extraordinary corporate culture. The company’s journey from San Francisco online shoe and apparel startup to its sale in 2009 to Amazon for $1.2 billion is captured in the best-selling book by its founder and CEO Tony Hsieh, “Delivering Happiness, a Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose.”
May 19, 2014
The dollar volume of North Bay small business loans backed by U.S. Small Business Administration decreased 6.7 percent comparing the first half of the administration’s fiscal year to the same period in the prior year, while the number of loans ticked upward, according to data from the SBA.
May 12, 2014
Each year, the Business Journal highlights the leading U.S. Small Business Administration program lenders serving the North Bay.
January 27, 2014
Leaders at North Bay lending institutions, listed in alphabetical order: AltaPacific, American River Bank, Argent Bank, Bank of America, Bank of Marin, Bank of Napa, Bank of the West, Comerica Bank, Exchange Bank, First Community Bank, First Northern Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Luther Burbank Savings, Mechanics Bank, North Valley Bank, Presidio Bank, Rabobank, Redwood Credit Union, State Assistance Fund for Enterprise Business and Industrial Development Corporation (SAFE-BIDCO), Silicon Valley Bank, Summit State Bank, Travis Credit Union, Umpqua Bank, Union Bank, U.S. Bank, Warren Capital Corp., Wells Fargo and Westamerica Bank.
August 14, 2013
The Business Journal on Wednesday announced a record 75 recipients for its eighth annual Best Places to Work.
More than 6,000 employees completed the required anonymous online satisfaction survey, and thousands of comments were collected in the process.
January 28, 2013
Featured in this spotlight on commercial lenders are executives at American River Bank, AltaPacific, Bank of America, Bank of Marin, Bank of Napa, Bank of the West, Comerica Bank, Exchange Bank, First Community Bank, First Northern Bank, Luther Burbank Savings, JP Morgan Chase, Mechanics Bank, Presidio Bank, Rabobank, Silicon Valley Bank, Sonoma Bank, State Assistance Fund for Enterprise Business and Industrial Development Corporation (SAFE-BIDCO), Summit State Bank, Travis Credit Union, U.S. Bank, Umpqua Bank, Union Bank, Warren Capital, Wells Fargo and Westamerica Bank.
December 3, 2012
Santa Rosa’s State Assistance for Enterprise, Business and Industrial Development Corp., the non-depository lender better known as SAFE-BIDCO, has raised the profile of its agricultural lending program after boosting the dollars it can lend through a new arrangement with the state and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. …
Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ: BMRC), parent company of Bank of Marin, announced that it has opened a new branch office in Tiburon’s Cove Shopping Center on Nov. 19, replacing a former branch in the town of Strawberry. …
Wells Fargo N.A. has announced the launch of a new homebuyer assistance program known as CityLIFT. …
September 24, 2012
Read a profile about the winner of the Business Journal’s Best Places to Work 2012 in the 501- to 1,000-employee category: Wells Fargo Business Services.
June 25, 2012
On June 12, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors recognized June as National Dairy Month. …
Napa’s AUL Corp., America’s largest national provider of used car service contracts, announced the launch of a new logo and corporate identity. …
Larkspur-based mFoundry, a mobile banking and payments provider, announced Eli Lilly Federal Credit Union launched ELFCUmobile, a full-featured mobile banking solution that includes native mobile applications, mobile Web and SMS/text banking. …
The Marin Home & Garden Expo, presented by the Marin Builders Association, was held the weekend of June 2 and 3 at the Civic Center Fairgrounds, and featured the presentation of the MBA Leadership in Sustainability Awards. …
Wells Fargo announced a $15,000 grant to help Alta Heights Magnet School in Napa replace 30 laptops that were stolen from a classroom over Memorial Day weekend. …
The Stroke Center at Sebastopol’s Palm Drive Hospital has received a Superior Performance award from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, a national independent hospital accrediting organization recognized by the federal government. …
Three outpatient clinical programs in Sutter Medical Network, which is Sutter Health’s physician network, recently were recognized for statewide best practices in the California Association of Physician Groups’ annual Standards of Excellence Survey of medical group features and capabilities. …
For the first time in its six-year history, two organizations tied for Nonprofit Organization of the Year in the Napa Community Awards. …
February 13, 2012
Brief news about businesses and organizations in the north San Francisco Bay area
June 2, 2011
Wells Fargo Senior Economist Gary Schlossberg will address the state of the economy in a June 9 breakfast presentation marking the kickoff of the 30th anniversary of the the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts.
March 14, 2011
Santa Rosa-based Praxis Capital has acquired a 54-unit apartment complex in Austin, Texas. … Napa Pipe’s supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Report was released for comments on Feb. 14 and all comments are due by March 31. … Wells Fargo is forecasting that “exceptionally weak” demand will continue to challenge the housing market.
July 26, 2010
SEBASTOPOL – A long-time family-owned business in Sonoma County has jumped on opportunities offered by the soft real estate market and new SBA incentives to purchase its own building in Santa Rosa.
July 7, 2010
NORTH BAY — Wells Fargo & Company announced the restructuring of the Wells Fargo Financial division, which will close 638 Wells Fargo Financial stores in the U.S. including an office in Santa Rosa and Fairfield.
The company expects to see 2,800 positions eliminated in the next two months and another 1,000 in the next year.
There are currently 14,000 positions at Wells Fargo Financial, and the remaining people will be moved to other Wells Fargo businesses.
March 22, 2010
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