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Santa Rosa businesswoman Jodi Shubin, JM Designs, has opened Office Collaborative Design (info@calOCD.com or 707.888.9900) to serve commercial clients with interior design and furnishings. Shubin said she is transitioning from her business-development role with local accounting firm Pisenti & Brinker back to her prior career field in design and commercial furniture sales.

The company recently completed design work for the new Smith Dollar, PC, Attorneys at Law building in downtown Santa Rosa. The new look incorporates some of the latest in office furniture design. Office Collaborative Design works with a variety of office furniture manufacturers.

SolarCraft announced the completed installation of a solar pool-heating system at the Meadow Club Golf Course and Club in Fairfax. The company stated the new solar-powered water-heating system helps maintain an average water temperature of 80 degrees from April to October. It will save the Meadow Club thousands of dollars in utility fees and is projected to eliminate 106,640 pounds of harmful greenhouse-gas emissions.

The solar water heating system consists of 32 FAFCO high-efficiency solar thermal panels. The 1,302 square feet of solar collectors are ground-mounted on either side of a public-access fire road near the club, mostly hidden from view by trees and foliage.

Assemblyman Marc Levine this month recognized Andy’s Market, owned by Andy Bachich, as the North Bay Small Business of the Year.

Andy’s Market was founded over 10 years ago and has more than 60 employees. Currently, Andy’s Market has two locations in east and west San Rafael. They plan to open a third location in Corte Madera in the fall, the announcement stated.

It added that Bachich supported local organizations such as the San Rafael City Schools, San Rafael Heads-Up Foundation, San Rafael Little League, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America and several other programs.

Jackson Family Wines will be honored with the Luther Burbank Conservation Award on July 13. The award will be handed out at the Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s Love of the Land event.

The Santa Rosa-based company has been an environmental leader, first ramping up its sustainability program in 2008.

Jackson Family has established 11 goals to reach by 2011, which include committing to one land conservation project annually, having 50 percent of its winemaking operations powered by onsite renewable-energy generation, and reducing water consumption per gallon of wine by 33 percent.

Love of the Land honors local stewards of the land in Sonoma County. This year’s event will be held at the La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard in Windsor.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Windsor – Sonoma Wine Country has received a 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award.

The hotel stated to qualify a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. This hotel is located at 8937 Brooks Road S. in Windsor.

Alexander Valley Vineyards, B.R. Cohn Olive Oil, Deergnaw Olive Oil, Dry Creek Olive Oil, Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyard, River Road Olive Oil, SRJC Shone Farm and The Olive Press won medals at the 2017 Sonoma County Harvest Fair.

The olive-oil portion (see results at harvestfair.org/content/professional-food-competition) of the Professional Food Competition precedes the fair, which will be held in Santa Rosa on Oct. 6–8.

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The Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4Cs) has opened a full-day bilingual preschool program at its Gold Ridge center, located at 1455 Golf Course Drive in Rohnert Park. The organization stated that the new program is a partnership among 4Cs, the city of Rohnert Park and First 5 Sonoma County.

The new full day program involved renovating an existing 2,560 square feet of building space owned by the city of Rohnert Park. The program can hold up to 48 children.

Community Child Care Council operates 11 state funded preschools throughout Sonoma County that prepare children for school and life success while allowing their parents to work or attain vocational education. Additional programs include subsidized child care, nutrition (also in Napa and Marin counties), and resource and referral services.

Sonoma County Office of Education has become the newest member of the North Bay Leadership Council. SCOE is a partner to the county’s 40 districts, providing services and oversight that help them serve roughly 71,000 students. The day-to-day operations of each public school district are overseen by a district superintendent and an elected board of education. Like the other 57 county offices of education in California, the Sonoma County Office of Education’s role is to provide leadership, support and fiscal oversight to the county’s school districts.

The member representative is Steven D. Herrington, Ph.D., who was elected Sonoma County superintendent of schools in 2010