Business News and Profiles of Sonoma County
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|2020-05-27May 27, 2020
From Restaurants OPEN for Take-Out and Delivery - to Tree Services...there's a lot going on while we Shelter-in-Place. Governor Newsom has established local jurisdictions over phasing in normal business and activity. Stay in touch with Sonoma County mandates a tsocoemergency.org.
|2020-02-27Feb 27, 2020
Featuring Wilson Winery “We have amazing, award-winning wines, with a laid-back atmosphere … It’s everything; the views, the wines, and our fun wine club events,” and Zichichi Family Vineyard “We sell out of everything from our estate vineyard and we have for more than seven years in a row; the demand is greater than our supply,” Hospitality Associate Midori Longo said.
|2020-02-26Feb 26, 2020
Upstream Investments will be honored with a Gold Resolution from the Board of Supervisors on Friday, February 28, 2:30 – 3:00 p.m. The Board strategically chose the Upstream Investments collective impact model, which has been successfully adopted by other U.S. counties and cities, to create a shift in the way social services operate in the County. The Board of Supervisors’ interest in prevention-focused strategies was inspired by concerns over an increase in the number of residents in the local criminal justice system.
|2020-01-30Jan 30, 2020
Jasper’s, the reinvented space in the Jasper O’Farrell building in downtown Sebastopol, announced today the bar will celebrate a Grand Opening event on February 15, 2020 with Jam’s Joy Bungalow food truck serving up delicious SE Asian fare, live jams from SCHLEE, and cocktail specials throughout the evening. Jasper’s is open for business daily from 3:00pm to 2:00am on Monday through Friday and5:00pm to 2:00am on Saturday + Sunday.
|2020-01-17Jan 17, 2020
Redwood Credit Union (RCU) is proud to announce its celebration of 70 years of service to members. Originally formed by seven County of Sonoma employees as an affordable means to make bridge loans to fellow employees between paychecks, the credit union has grown to offer full service personal and business banking, as well as financial services beyond banking such as financial planning, insurance, and even an auto sales center.
|2020-01-14Jan 14, 2020
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) is alerting customers, especially in the North Bay and North Coast, to be aware of ongoing scam phone calls with criminals threatening to shut off power if a payment is not made. There have been double the number of scam attempts, compared to this time last year. PG&E will not ask for personal information or a credit card number over the phone. Anyone who has received such a phone call and provided credit card or checking account information should report it immediately to the credit card company or bank and law enforcement.
|2019-12-31Dec 31, 2019
The Jennifer Bice Artisan Dairy/Cheesemaker Grant is a culmination of Jennifer’s rich heritage, knowledge and life. The grant recipient is chosen by a selection committee and administered by the California Artisan Cheese Guild. All the cheesemakers are so dedicated and hard working. With a 40 plus year history of commitment to creating a caring and thriving business, Jennifer Bice can clearly see the same passion she has felt, in each of the Artisan Cheese Guild members who have applied for the grant.
|2019-12-29Dec 29, 2019
What are your plans for your business for the next decade as well as the next year? Where do you see your business when 2030 hits? Do you have plans to expand the business to reach different areas or you may expand your services to reach different customers. Perhaps you are thinking it is time to sell your business. Whatever you are going to do, you will need a plan for it.
|2019-12-12Dec 12, 2019
On Tuesday December 10th the Petaluma Chamber of Commerce Leadership class had their annual “Nonprofit Day”. David Adams owner of Quality Printing Services and graduate of Leadership class 2019 this year’s nonprofit day chair brought together a wide mix of the nonprofits in Petaluma from a variety of categories to share the rich diversity of services and organizations that Petaluma is blessed with.
|2019-12-10Dec 10, 2019
I did some research into WHY people enjoy shopping in stores they can walk into. Part of it is the pleasure of getting out of normal routines. Retail Therapy is a term because people get real pleasure out of shopping. Holiday shopping is especially pleasurable because we think about the people we love. When we find something they will enjoy, we get a mini-thrill.
|2019-05-22May 22, 2019
This is very important, Santa Rosa Water is working hard through these challenging times to provide high quality drinking water and keep the sewer system running smoothly. You can help prevent a nasty sewer back-up by only flushing toilet paper. Businesses should check out SBDC Facebook Live: Latest Updates and Overview to Stimulus Relief for Businesses every Tuedsay in english and spanish.The City of Santa Rosa has also updated downloadable signage available for essential businesses which includes the latest Sonoma County Health Order. And a little relief For those with expired driver licenses; the California Department of Motor Vehicles is extending the deadlione.
|2020-05-22May 22, 2020
From Lynda Hopkins : "Once again, we are proud to see the strength and resilience of our West County communities as there are so many acts of kindness and creative steps forward taking place. Yesterday, as I was in Guerneville, I saw the Russian River Alliance going to laid off worker homes to deliver food cards purchased from local donations as well as a grant from our TIF Funds. West County Community Services has housed more unsheltered community members at the alternative care site in SSU, we've heard from a nationally renowned artist looking at donating a piece of art to the town, and one of our local youths is working on organizing a drive-in movie night. I am so grateful for these and many other positive lights in our community that uplift us all". And as the Health Order is modified to its 3rd itiration, there is some good news for restaurant owners and us as well! The County has met the State’s COVID-19 Resilience Roadmap criteria for accelerating the opening of lower-risk businesses and public space, but please read more to be aware of the rules and precautions allmust take for health safety.
|2020-05-19May 19, 2020
Kim Hanson’s JavAmoré Café, which serves as a community hub for Penngrove residents and provided a needed source of food and emotional nourishment during the coronavirus pandemic, has been named Sonoma County’s Small Business of the Year by Sen. Bill Dodd.
|2020-05-08May 8, 2020
The Health Officer Amendment allows additional lesser-risk businesses to open based on a risk-assessment approach and implements Governor Newsom’s plan in Sonoma County. Governor Newsom emphasized in his announcement that “this is not a return to normal and that the virus is still spreading” but that we can gradually reopen as “science, data and public health dictate. As we move into the next stage of reopening, we will do so with updated guidance to help qualifying businesses make modifications needed to lower the risk of COVID-19 exposure to customers and workers.” To go further into Stage Two, Newsom set out a set of criteria which a County must meet before allowing additional businesses to reopen.
|2020-05-01May 1, 2020
Santa Rosa Farmers Market updates for May 2 and May 6! Just a reminder that we are still obligated to have our markets maintain low numbers in the aisles, keep up our best social distancing practices, wear masks and wash our handswhenever we have come into contact with contaminants or touching points, bring small bottle of hand sanitizer with you and use often. Do not wear gloves they only spread contamitants or if you do wear gloves treat them like its your hand and sanitize them. If you find yourself in a line at the market please be aware of the aisle and do your best to move the line away from the aisle whenever possible. Together we can beat COVID-19 and keep our farmers' market open for our community.
|2020-03-20Mar 20, 2020
With the COVID-19 outbreak spreading and shelter-in-place orders coming down across the state, we at CAFF are working hard to keep our local food system running strong, our family farmers in business and our communities safe and healthy. While confusion abounds during this ever-developing COVID-19 crisis, one thing is clear: a strong, healthy, local food system is absolutely essential during times like these. So what can consumers do right now to help assure that our family farms stay in business and the many people who comprise of our shared food system can weather this storm? From joining a CSA to ordering direct from farms online to making sure our most vulnerable have food CAFF has compiled a few tips.
|2020-03-18Mar 18, 2020
If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. UI provides partial wage replacement benefit payments to workers who lose their job or have their hours reduced, through no fault of their own. Workers who are temporarily unemployed due to COVID-19 and expected to return to work with their employer within a few weeks are not required to actively seek work each week.
|2020-03-10Mar 10, 2020
Seasons, located inside a building from the late 1800s that originally housed a shoe store, retains old world charm with its ornate tin-tiled ceiling, brick walls and an overall elegant décor. The staff is friendly and the space has a warm and inviting vibe. In addition to some really good wine, Seasons sells an assortment of unique, high-end merchandise, making it the perfect stop for those who want to taste and shop with glass in hand. The gold-colored beverage in my glass has generally been Ferrari-Carano’s Reserve Chardonnay
|2020-02-28Feb 28, 2020
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) amended a bill yesterday that would delete the requirement that freelance journalists and photographers can annually submit 35 contributions to a single publication in order to remain independent contractors. The bill, AB 1850, would exempt a still photographer, photojournalist, freelance writer, editor, or newspaper cartoonist from the ABC test established by the state Supreme Court in the Dynamex decision and was expanded by AB 5 last year. Also, Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) has introduced AB 2372 sponsored by the Ventura County Coroner's Office to make all autopsy results confidential.
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