"As we've grown, our teams have spread out, and we have more people working remotely and in completely different geographies - many far from the Bay Area," says a Calix spokesman about shift to smaller Petaluma offices.
Despite belt-tightening with staff and other costs, the luxury home decor retailer originally known as Restoration Hardware is rolling out a growth plan at a time when rivals are retrenching their high-end brands.
North Bay Business Journal's and Sonoma State University's 26th annual conference on the local economy will include the year's first comprehensive North Bay outlook and a panel on solutions to the housing crisis.
California law now requires women on certain corporate boards, but culture change is needed, say North Bay professionals. "We really need to engage men in the idea of women's leadership," says Michelle Ausburn of BPM. Here's what she and others are doing about it.
Continued growth of e-commerce and more interest among younger consumers in experiences such as dining and entertainment has been weighing on retailers nationally. Here's how North Bay center owners are responding to attract shoppers and tenants.
Napa County plans to crack down on winery permits out of compliance with production, tourism and other limits. But with less than three months for vintners to file for fix-its, there's growing concern about meeting the deadline.