Special Coverage: 2017 Recap And Look Forward

2017 Big Stories: Cannabis commerce buds in Wine Country

Here's one of 2017's biggest North Bay stories that will impact local business in 2018: Dozens of cannabis entrepreneurs set up shop in Santa Rosa as the January 2018 launch date approaches for adult-use sale of cannabis, but banking issues persist.

2017 Big Stories: Housing rebounds before fires worsen ‘crisis’

Here's one of 2017's biggest North Bay stories that will impact local business in 2018: Home construction in Sonoma, Napa, Solano and other local counties rebounds before fires worsen the housing 'crisis.'

2017 Big Stories: Marin, Sonoma go further into alternative energy

Here's one of 2017's biggest North Bay stories that will impact local business in 2018: Sonoma Clean Power and MCE (Marin Clean Energy) greatly expand alternative energy for a growing customer base.

2017 Big Stories: Wildfires redefine North Bay business

Here's one of 2017's biggest North Bay stories that will impact local business in 2018: The deadly, devastating wildfires in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake and Solano counties. No other event caused so much disruption to local commerce since the earthquake of 1906 toppled downtown Santa Rosa buildings.

2017 Big Stories: SMART commuter rail service starts

Here's one of 2017's biggest North Bay stories that will impact local business in 2018: Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit service starts after years in the works, and initial ridership exceeds expectations.

2017 Big Stories: Sonoma County Airport soars with new carriers

Here's one of 2017's biggest North Bay stories that will impact local business in 2018: After operating for almost a decade with a sole carrier, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport suddenly found itself with five.

2017 Big Stories: Wine M&A slows amid smaller crop

Here's one of 2017's biggest North Bay stories that will impact local business in 2018: The brisk pace for sales of North Coast vineyards, wine brands and wineries in recent years slowed in 2017. And it was a “roller-coaster ride” of a growing year.

2017 Big Stories: Large employers arrive in Solano, Napa

Here's one of 2017's biggest North Bay stories that will impact local business in 2018: The arrival of multiple big employers in Solano and Napa counties is bringing thousands of jobs.

2017 Big Stories: Downtown Napa’s $300M makeover

Here's one of 2017's biggest North Bay stories that will impact local business in 2018: The continued renaissance of downtown Napa from a sleepy crossroads to first class destination was in full swing with several major projects, such as First Street Napa and its new luxury hotel.

2017 Big Stories: North Bay health care providers further expand facilities

Here's one of 2017's biggest North Bay stories that will impact local business in 2018: Health care providers expanded service with many new and renovated facilities.

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