Upcoming NBBJ conferences and events
Influential Women Awards Nominations
Nominations opened March 1 and end on April 5th: NOMINATE HERE
The North Bay Business Journal's annual Influential Women Awards honor outstanding women in the North Bay for their accomplishments and contributions to the business community as leaders, innovators, and visionaries.
Nominees must work in Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Solano, Lake and Mendocino counties. Winners will be selected based on qualifications, not the number of nominations received.
- North Bay women business leaders who are making a difference in the business world.
- North Bay women business leaders whose work has had sustained positive social impact.
- North Bay women business leader that consistently goes above and beyond in advancing in their workplaces and in the community.
- Nominees must live or work in the North Bay Area: Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Solano, Lake or Mendocino counties.
Only one nomination is needed. Judging is based on the quality of the individual, not the quantity of nominations.
Nominations end April 5th, 2023
Wine Industry Conference
When: Thursday, April 20th, 2023
- 8:00–9:00AM: Registration and networking
- 9:00AM Welcome and Keynote speaker, Rick Tigner
- 9:45 AM Panel Discussion: How has the pandemic changed DTC? Post Pandemic, what is your go to market strategy?
- 10:15AM Panel Discussion: Understanding the motivation of the younger wine consumer. Addressing the looming demand problem
Where: Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, Santa Rosa
KEYNOTE: Rick Tigner-Jackson Family Wines
TOPIC: Cultivating Diversity and a Culture of Belonging-Successful approaches to cultivating a culture of belonging among employees and the greater wine industry
Introduction: Lorez Bailey, Publisher North Bay Business Journal
How has the pandemic changed DTC? Post Pandemic, what is your go to market strategy?
Alex Jones, Gary Farrell Winery
Remi Cohen, Domaine Carneros
Cathy Huyghe, Enolytics
Moderator: Richard Van Duzer, Partner, Farella Braun + Martel
Understanding the motivation of the younger wine consumer. Addressing the looming demand problem
Andrea Smalling, Wine Direct
Ed Feuchuk-Tank, Garage Winery
Moderator: William Vyenielo, Senior Business Consultant, Moss Adams
Thanks to our sponsors:
North Bay Business Journal Leadership Conference - Building your Personal Leadership Brand
The North Bay Business Journal’s Leadership Conference will offer an overview of relevant topics to businesses today that will enable participants to make better business decisions and advance their career. Workshops will be led by industry professionals, tailored to explore core business concepts presented to provide knowledge that can be immediately applied to a business or organization.
Request for Workshop Presenters: APPLY HERE
Conference Date: October 5th 2023
Best Places to Work are Open Now
Nominate your company March 13 - April 10
Nominate an outstanding place to work in the North Bay!
Companies and/or organizations must have a location in the North Bay Area: Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Solano, Lake or Mendocino Counties with a minimum of 15 employees.
Only one nomination is needed. Nominated companies will be contacted once nominations are closed and asked to complete a more detailed Company Profile and have to ask their employees to complete an anonymous employee survey.
Judging is based on the quality of the company and its survey scores, not the quantity of nominations.
Forty Under 40 Awards Celebration
When: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
3:00 Pre-party for our Alumni sponsored by Sonoma State University
Event: 4:00PM-6:60PM - Come celebrate our 40 winners this year.
Where: Saralee and Richards Barn at Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa
Questions? Email our events team HERE
GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY! We expect this event to SELL OUT!
Economic Outlook Conference in Partnership with Sonoma State University
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Sonoma State University Ballroom, Rohnert Park
Presenting partner: Exchange Bank and Sonoma State University
Influential Women Awards
May 2023 — Date and location TBD
Pride Business Leadership Awards
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Carston Cabaret Room at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa
Impact Marin Conference
Best Places to Work Awards
Graton Resort and Casino
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023
Presenting partner: Exchange Bank and Venue Host Graton Resort and Casino
North Bay Business Journal Leadership Conference
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023
Hyatt Vineyard Creek, Santa Rosa
Diversity in Leadership Awards
Gold partner: Exchange Bank
Excellence in Construction Awards
Gold partner: Exchange Bank
CEO Spotlight Reception
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023
Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa
Book of Lists 2024
Book sponsor: Exchange Bank