North Bay commercial real estate transactions and brief news about people and businesses
18 leaders of North Coast independent wineries
Meet leaders of some of the largest privately owned wine companies in the North Coast.
North Bay business briefs: June 19, 2017
Santa Rosa City Council adopted HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) home-upgrade financing for city residents. Bourbon House Beer, Wine and Spirits in Vallejo is the sixth store to participate in the Solano County’s VibeSolano healthful–store-makeover initiative. Marin Healthcare District announced the opening of a multidisciplinary medical office in Novato. Napa attorney Richard Mendelson’s book “Appellation Napa Valley: Building and Protecting an American Treasure” has received several awards. Santa Rosa-based Vintage Wine Estates is now the official wine partner of Sonoma Raceway. Sean Roney, son of Vintage Wine Estates chief Pat Roney and a former Washington, D.C. lawyer, started the Sabotage wine label and released his first Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon.
North Bay’s biggest: Wine-closure suppliers; irrigation-equipment vendors
The latest North Bay Business Journal research focuses on suppliers of wine closures and of irrigation equipment.
North Bay leases & sales: June 19, 2017
Commercial real estate leases and sales in San Francisco North Bay counties of Sonoma, Marin and Napa.
North Bay professionals news: June 19, 2017
North Bay professionals news from Wine Country Consultants, Ganze and Company, The Doctors Company, BC Engineering Group, Sonoma County Human Services, Kaleidoscope, Top Speed Data Communications, RE/Max Gold and Transcendence Theatre Company.
North Bay’s biggest: Architectural firms; solar companies
The latest North Bay Business Journal research focuses on architectural firms and solar companies.
North Bay professionals news: June 12, 2017
Law firm Farella Braun + Martel expands its St. Helena office with William Rasmussen as a partner and Lee Philipson as of counsel. Law firm Hirschfeld Kraemer opens a Napa office with Aura K. Adams of counsel. Hood & Strong, LLP, an accounting and business consulting firm that also has office in Petaluma, names Maga Kisriev partner. Sonoma County hires Ana P. Bagtas as director of the Adult and Aging Division. Erick Roeser is appointed Sonoma County auditor-controller-treasurer-tax collector. Santa Rosa-based Center for Climate Protection hires Jonathan Weintraub as treasurer. Bank of Marin names Christopher Williams business-development officer for its East Bay market.
North Bay business briefs: June 12, 2017
Arrow Benefits Group allocates $100,000 to place automated external defibrillators (AED) at North Bay workplaces. The Cancer Institute at Marin General Hospital receives a third straight three-year accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer. The Model Bakery opens Mini Model in Yountville, its third location. Grocery Outlet opens an independently owned store in Cloverdale. Family RV is named Sonoma Raceway's official RV sponsor for the 2017 season. River Terrace Inn in Napa opens ALBA restaurant. Healdsburg's Wine Industry Network inks WineAmerica trade group as a presenting sponsor for its U.S. Wine & Beverage Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C. Golden Gate Salmon Association will host its Sonoma Dinner, honoring former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, on July 21.
Senses Wines names general manager
The west Sonoma County winery has hired Chelsea Boss as general manager.
Petaluma Gap wine group names top exec
Cheryl Quist has been hired as executive director of the Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance in southern Sonoma County.
North Bay leases & sales: June 12, 2017
Commercial real estate leases and sales in San Francisco North Bay counties of Sonoma, Solano, Marin and Napa.
Napa Valley vintner C. Mondavi names CEO
C. Mondavi & Family, maker of the Charles Krug and CK Mondavi wine brands, names Judd Wallenbrock top executive.
North Bay business briefs: June 5, 2017
RE/MAX Full Spectrum opened a new office in downtown Santa Rosa. Sonoma-based The Olive Press won six awards at Napa Valley Olive Oil Competition. Pacific Gas and Electric Company is named a top employer for veterans. St. Vincent de Paul High School and Cinnabar Theater plan to create a theater program. Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area and Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards raised nearly $1 million. The North Bay real estate professionals raise over $15,000 to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin and Petaluma. Petaluma-based CrossCheck raise $1,800 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
North Bay professionals news: June 5, 2017
Todd Garrett is promoted to W. Bradley Electric vice president of audio visual. Elizabeth Burks, AICP, is named director of planning for LACO Associates, a Santa Rosa-based multidisciplinary consulting firm, in April. Cordel Stillman is hired by Sonoma Clean Power as director of programs. Sonoma Clean Power also hires Rachel Kuykendall as programs manager. Jeff Hansen retires as winemaker at Lula Cellars, and Matt Parish takes his place. Kathryn Santos is hired as Star Staffing client success manager. Kathleen Fannan affiliates with RE/MAX Gold's Vallejo office as a primary agent. Mike Molinar is elected to the Sonoma Legal Aid of Sonoma County board of directors. Smithsonian National Museum of American History honored local Mexican-American vintners Amelia Morán Ceja of Ceja Vineyards in Sonoma, Rolando Herrera of Mi Sueño Winery in Napa, and Lazaro Robledo of Robledo Family Winery in Sonoma. Paul Bigham, owner of a Bay Area franchise of One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating, was awarded the President’s Award by Texas-based Direct Energy. Tom Coughlan is appointed president of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church parish schools.
13 HR leaders to know in the North Bay
Here are human resources leaders at major North Bay companies and how they’re dealing with issues facing employers today.
North Bay’s biggest: Residential mortgage lenders; Marin private employers
The latest North Bay Business Journal research focuses on residential mortgage lenders and Marin County private employers and building permits.
North Bay business briefs: May 29, 2017
The School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University announced that it received a full extension of its accreditation. The third Military Career Day at Sonoma Raceway’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekend is June 23. Marin General Hospital Foundation’s May 6 gala raised $750,000 for the new Breast Health Center. Donations helped Yountville businesses reach a goal of raising $85,000 to help support the creation of a mural. Redwood Credit Union employees contributed more than $45,000 to local nonprofits in Human Race events. American Cayon-based Unionpack is working with Napa Valley Unified School District’s Specialized Vocational Services program.
North Bay professionals news: May 29, 2017
Paul Bartholow has been named principal and Ryan Gleason an associate of Brelje & Race Consulting Engineers in Santa Rosa. Rabobank hired Monica Parker as vice president and Napa branch manager. Solar Works of Sebastopol hired Barbara Oldershaw as business and community outreach coordinator. Gaw Van Male hired Carlie Speelman as a paralegal specialist in alcohol beverage matters. Builders’ Studio of Sebastopol hired Julia Supanich to manage marketing and interior design. John Evans, general manager of Napa’s Silverado Resort and Spa, is recognized as Outstanding General Manager of the Year for a large property by a national organization.
North Bay’s biggest: Office furniture dealers
The latest North Bay Business Journal research focuses on office furniture dealers.
North Bay business briefs: May 22, 2017
The Napa County Building Officials Coalition has formed to provide better building department services with clear and consistent building code information and handouts for all Napa County jurisdictions. California Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross will keynote the 22nd annual Vineyard Economics Seminar in Napa on May 24. The Santa Rosa Junior College Career & Technical Education Department is hosting the second annual “Celebrate CTE” event May 26. The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors accepted a $3.5 million state award to improve childhood dental health. St. Joseph Health's outpatient wound care clinic and outpatient physical therapy office in Santa Rosa were awarded for being in the top 10 percent in overall health care quality. Crossing the Jordan opened its seventh thrift store, in Santa Rosa. North Bay Science Discovery Day will be Oct. 28 in Santa Rosa.