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  1. Passion for hot sauceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | The Business Journal

    Blend the rich culinary history of Mexico, Ireland and Italy, and what do you get? Hot sauce made by a fast-growing Petaluma startup that has cracked into the vast empire of Safeway stores. On March 11, Chuck Ross and his uncle Frank Ross trekked from their tiny Petaluma production kitchen to Safeway headquarters in Pleasanton for a meeting with the North Bay regional buyer that could propel their four-year-old hot sauce company to rapidly accelerating profits.

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  2. Health industry, Whole Foods offering free wellness programsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | The Business Journal

    North Bay health care industry leaders have formed a unique partnership to bring wellness classes to the public for free. St. Joseph Health, Petaluma Health Care District and Whole Foods will be offering trainings and lectures on health and well-being throughout the year.

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  3. Work wellness programs progressing to the next levelRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | The Business Journal

    As wellness programs are becoming widespread in large and small companies, the results are positively impacting the bottom line. North Bay employers are advocating healthier, more productive employees and larger companies are benefiting from lower insurance rates.

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  4. Private insurance exchanges emerge: Misconceptions and cautionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | The Business Journal

    Through a private exchange, an online insurance marketplace, self-insured or fully-insured employers can provide their employees with a multitude of health plans. Private exchanges originally gained traction with employers who had large retiree populations, but with a continued emphasis on consumerism, the Affordable Care Act , and rising healthcare costs, some employers are evaluating a private exchange.

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  5. Summit State Bank gives $245,000 to nonprofit customersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | The Business Journal

    Summit State Bank donated more than $245,000 or about 4 percent of its net profit after taxes, to nonprofit customers in the past year through its Nonprofit Partner Donation Program . The program provides an annual cash donation to nonprofit customers based on average annual account balances.

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  6. Amy's Kitchen issues recall over spinach concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | The Business Journal

    Amy's Kitchen is recalling certain Garden Vegetable Lasagna frozen meals along with other products because of possible listeria contamination. Amy's Kitchen, Inc., is recalling 73,897 cases of various products because a supplier of organic spinach warned the Petaluma-based vegetarian packaged food maker that it could be contaminated with listeria bacteria.

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  7. True to our roots: Building a Marin businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The Business Journal

    Russell Colombo , Bank of Marin president and CEO, introduced Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom at Impact Marin on March 5. Like Bank of Marin, they are committed to strengthening the local economy in Marin.

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  8. Designing the new workplaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The Business Journal

    Scott Pradels, vice president of engineering, uses one of the 20 one- or two-person "phone booths" in Cyan's Petaluma office. Employees can use them for making sensitive calls or not disturbing co-workers while talking on the phone.

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  9. Q&A with Ramona Faith, Petaluma Health Care DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | The Business Journal

    Ramona Faith, MSN, joined the Petaluma Health Care District as CEO in 2011, bringing nearly 30 years of nursing and healthcare executive leadership experience to the organization. Previously, she served as executive director of nursing services and nursing quality at Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa and before that, chief nursing officer and administrator for Petaluma Valley Hospital.

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  10. Craft brewing boosts Sonoma County economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2015 | The Business Journal

    Bear Republic Brewing CEO Richard Norsgrove borrowed a line from rock 'n' roll singer Huey Lewis when he said, "I never knew it took so long to be an overnight success." Speaking to a crowd of 400 at the Sonoma Craft Beer & Spirits Conference on Friday at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa in Santa Rosa, Norsgrove was referring to the 15-20 years it took to build his business.

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  11. Basin Street buys 11 more Petaluma buildingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | The Business Journal

    Basin Street Properties, a major builder of the Telecom Valley cluster of startups in Petaluma around the dawn of the 21st century, has invested in that market with even greater vigor, buying 11 office buildings totaling more than a half-million square feet. In the second-largest transaction in its four-decade history, the Reno-based real estate developer, investor and manager on Wednesday bought 568,722 square feet in three projects for an undisclosed price.

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  12. Commercial Real Estate: Port backup delays Petaluma startup's expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | The Business Journal

    While Trevi Systems rushes to move into its new 31,000-square-foot home in Petaluma, the forward-osmosis desalination technology startup is waiting for key equipment that's been awaiting landing since early this month at the Port of Oakland, which has been caught up in a West Coast labor dispute. After a tentative deal was reached over the weekend, dock activity ramped up Sunday and Monday, but moving through the unloading backlog could take months, according to news reports.

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  13. Petaluma Gap appellation designation soughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | The Business Journal

    About 200,000 acres in southern Sonoma and northern Marin counties could become a new federal-designated winegrowing region called Petaluma Gap, boosters of the effort announced Monday. The Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance said a petition was submitted to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau , asking for official recognition of the area, the Sonoma County portion of which would be inside the existing Sonoma Coast appellation.

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  14. Petaluma a healthy role modelRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | The Business Journal

    The Petaluma Health Care District has drawn the attention and praise of a top California health official for its community programs. "This is a model for other communities," said California Department of Health Care Services Chief Medical Officer Dr. Neal Kohatsu, who was impressed with what he saw during a daylong site visit to Petaluma.

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  15. Rohnert Park Health Center receives $500,000 grant, plans July openingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | The Business Journal

    The forthcoming 35,000-square-foot Rohnert Park Health Center was approved for a $500,000 federal grant that would fund nearly half the cost to retrofit the existing office space, the county of Sonoma reported Wednesday. The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors signed off on a grant of $500,000 in federal funds towards the construction of the center, said to include state-of-the-art technology.

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  16. Two Petaluma companies buy 155,000sf for expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | The Business Journal

    In an increasingly challenging environment for local businesses to find room to expand, Moresco Distributing Co. purchased a 125,000-square-foot building to double its size as sales to the Pacific Northwest grow, and Keith Giusto Bakery Supply bought Moresco's current building to realize plans for retail sales of artisan baking products and a teaching kitchen for home enthusiasts and professionals.

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  17. Brewers deal with production, distribution growing painsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | The Business Journal

    While sales of wine retailing for more than $9-$10 a bottle in the U.S. are growing rapidly, sales of lower-priced wine, considered a "gateway" for new consumers, are buckling under strong competition from other alcoholic beverages. [ read more ] As of 2013, there were 18 craft breweries in Sonoma County with almost half of those having opened in the previous two years.

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  18. Business Briefs: Week of Feb. 9, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | The Business Journal

    Essential Oxygen, maker of an eponymous brand of organic mouth rinse and hydrogen peroxide, moved its headquarters to San Rafael. Production and fulfillment remain in Southern California but may be moved to the North Bay in the coming year.

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  19. Retail dreamersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | The Business Journal

    Sacha and Shane Sterling opened Karma Clothing store in Sebastopol in September and already have a buyer interested in it for $195,000. Editor's note: This is the first of two stories on young entrepreneurs.

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  20. Summit State Bank earnings climb 27% in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2015 | The Business Journal

    Summit State Bank, headquartered in Santa Rosa, reported earnings of $5.5 million for calendar year 2014, up 27 percent over 2013 earnings. Shareholders of record on Feb. 18 will receive quarterly dividends on Feb. 24 at 12 cents a share, up 9 percent from the previous payment.

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