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North Bay’s biggest: Women-owned firms; cider & spirits producers; Sonoma Co. building permits

The latest North Bay Business Journal research focuses on women-owned companies, Sonoma County building permits, and cider and spirits producers.

North Bay professionals news: Aug. 14, 2017

Christine Cromwell is elected president of networking group Sonoma County Executives Association. Cardiologist Thomas Kaiser joins Healdsburg Physician Group. Reba Correia-Brownlee, Leigh Ann Yebra, and David and Sarah Cunha are new Better Homes Realty agents in Santa Rosa. Mike DeFazio, Clark Matthiessen, Christine Foster and Joseph Turfa of Redwood Credit Union win industry awards. Tullus Miller is appointed chairman of the Hanna Boys Center board of directors. Mary T. McDevitt joins the Buckelew Programs board of directors.

North Bay business briefs: Aug. 14, 2017

Dickenson Peatman & Fogarty has launched a cannabis law group, led by Erin Carlstrom in Santa Rosa. Whole Foods Market gave grants to North Bay small businesses La Saison, Napa; Crumb Hither Baking, Santa Rosa; New Family Farm, Sebastopol; First Light Farm, Petaluma; and Soap Cauldron, Sebastopol. Creative Sonoma gave $2,500 grants to local bands DyaTribal Band, Manzanita Falls, Marshall House Project, Oddjob Ensemble and Alan Hall. Santa Rosa City Schools reopened Santa Rosa Charter School for the Arts, designed by Quattrocchi Kwok Architects. Santa Rosa Junior College’s Culinary Café opens for the fall semester Aug. 30. Mengali Accountancy in Healdsburg was named one of Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work for. LearningRx Santa Rosa Brain Training Center has received a top customer-service award.

North Bay leases & sales: Aug. 14, 2017

Commercial real estate leases and sales in San Francisco North Bay counties of Sonoma, Marin and Napa.

North Bay’s biggest: Olive oil producers

The latest North Bay Business Journal research focuses on olive oil producers.

North Bay business briefs: Aug. 8, 2017

Foley Family Wines of Santa Rosa has become the exclusive importer of Lucien Albrecht of France. Garrett Hardware & Plumbing Co. of Healdsburg has been named by Ace Hardware as a 2017 “Coolest Hardware Store.” The Olive Press’ Lunigiana is named Best Olive Oil of USA by BIOL. Two members of Brotemarkle Davis & Co. taught wine accounting at the 26th OIV Wine Marketing Program.

North Bay leases & sales: Aug. 7, 2017

Commercial real estate leases and sales in San Francisco North Bay counties of Sonoma, Marin and Napa.

North Bay professionals news: Aug. 7, 2017

Matt Collins is the new chief marketing officer of Petaluma telecom firm Calix. Sarah Scudder is named president of Procureit5, a Petaluma print-procurer. Tyler Pearson will manage the new Ukiah office of Munselle Civil Engineering & Land Surveying. Miguel Olvera is the new accounting manager for PEAR Accounting Solutions of Napa. Kathleen McNichols is hired as spa director for The Meritage Resort & Spa in Napa. Nic Jones is named executive chef of St. Helena’s Goose & Gander. Sergio Morales is the new executive chef of Sam’s Social Club at Indian Springs Calistoga. Former prosecutor Traci Carrillo joins law firm Perry Johnson, Anderson, Miller and Moskowitz. Gonzalo Romo is named Redwood Credit Union’s community liaison. June Brashares is hired to handle energy public-policy affairs for Zero Energy Associates of Sebastopol. Pam Davis is hired as LandPaths development manager. Tyler Smythe joins Cork Supply USA in Benicia as a prepress technician. Anne Branch is named executive director of the Napa Valley College Foundation. John Granatir, owner of Blue Waters Kayaking in west Marin County, has been elected to The Friends of Lake Sonoma board of directors. Spinsters Sisters chef Liza Hinman has been named to the James Beard Foundation’s Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. San Rafael Chamber of Commerce will recognize Patricia Kendall of Kaiser Permanente’s San Rafael Medical Center.

Sonoma County Farm Bureau names government-relations director

Andrea Rodriguez has 13 years of experience at Volunteer Center for Sonoma County and Sonoma State University.

Michael David Winery names Geyserville GM

No stranger to running an Alexander Valley winery, Jen Berman was general manager of Stryker Sonoma before it became Foley Sonoma.

15 top North Bay CFOs

The area’s top chief financial officers will be recognized at an Aug. 22 awards event.

North Bay business briefs: July 24, 2017

The 70-affordable-unit Valley View Senior Homes project for seniors and veterans starts in American Canyon. Novato-based SolarCraft installed a 177-kilowatt solar system at Monticello Vineyards in Napa. Villa Terrazza Patio & Home of Sonoma is a finalist for a Best Single Store international award. Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital received a stroke-treatment national award. Santa Rosa Junior College is named one of the best colleges to work for in the nation for the fifth straight year. Western Water Constructors of Santa Rosa and Nova Group of Napa get Northern California construction safety awards. Two Servpro franchise in the Santa Rosa area are recognized with company awards. Sonoma County Department of Health Services was named 2017 Local Health Department of the Year by a national association.

North Bay professionals news: July 24, 2017

Tom Godfrey is hired as operations manager for Cork Supply USA in Benica. Other North Bay professionals news from Redwood Credit Union, Rabobank, town of Windsor, Bardessono Hotel & Spa, St. Helena Hospital, Sonoma County Farm Bureau, Vinventions/ Nomacorc, RE/Max Gold, Sonoma State University, Sonoma County Water Agency and Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County.

Cardiologist joins Sutter in Santa Rosa

A former Adventist Heart Institute specialist is now affiliated with Sutter Health.

North Bay leases & sales: July 24, 2017

Commercial real estate leases and sales in San Francisco North Bay counties of Sonoma, Marin and Napa.

Constellation Brands to move Napa office; LG secures big Napa space

Constellation Brands has a new home for its North Coast offices, currently in St. Helena. And LG Electronics USA leased 23,000 square feet in south Napa, what some say might be to display high-end appliances.

North Bay leases & sales: July 17, 2017

Commercial real estate leases and sales in San Francisco North Bay counties of Marin and Napa.

New winemaker and operations director for Gundlach Bundschu

Bill Batchelor will craft that brand plus others at the Sonoma winery.

North Bay professionals news: July 17, 2017

Matt Parish takes over for founding winemaker Jeff Hansen at Lula Cellars in Mendocino County’s Anderson Valley. Santa Rosa’s Pisenti & Brinker hired John Meislahn as director of business development. Novato’s Marin Biologic Laboratories hired Kevin Wilhelmsen, Ph.D., as a senior scientist. Nick Stuart, SE, is promoted to project manager at Santa Rosa structural engineering firm MKM & Associates. Bank of Marin hired Christopher Stafford as a senior trust officer in the wealth management and trust group. Zachary Taylor, CFP, joins The Zimmerman Group at Morgan Stanley in Napa. Petaluma’s Star Staffing hires Dario Aguilar as social media recruiter and Alisha Rodrigues as staffing specialist. Michelle Covington is hired by Sonoma County Family YMCA as chief advancement officer. Leslie Acoca, M.A., MFT, is now director of development and operations at San Rafael’s Daraja Education Fund. Jerry Oken is elected chairman of Marin Community Clinic’s board of directors. Leslie Severe, a Napa County District Attorney’s Office investigator, is named Investigator of the Year by the California District Attorney Investigators’ Association.

North Bay business briefs: July 10, 2017

Marin General Hospital Foundation has received a $10 million grant from a Marin County-based family foundation toward construction of the new facility. Ukiah Valley Medical Center was awarded a $100,000 grant for its Family Practice Medical Residency Teaching Clinic. Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph Health Medical Group earned a three-year accreditation in radiation oncology. Town Center Corte Madera finished a major renovation and is prepping for new tenants Rustic Pizza, La Belle Fifi, T-Mobile, Philz Coffee and Sephora.

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