GameChangers

Cover Story: From the Publisher 2015

Author: Norman Rosinski
NBB Top 500, Aug, 2015

Game Changers: Individuals and Organizations Shaping the Future of the North Bay


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Cover Story: From the Publisher 2014

Author: Norman Rosinski
NBB Top 500, Jun, 2014

Game Changers: Individuals and Organizations Shaping the Future of the North Bay


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Cover Story: From the Publisher 2013

Author: Norman Rosinski
NBB Top 500, Jul, 2013

Game Changers: Individuals and Organizations Shaping the Future of the North Bay


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Shaping the Future of the North Bay

Columnist: Norm Rosinski
Jul, 2017 Issue

Our newest entry into the bonus issue category is GameChangers, and its purpose is to provide a special focus on the people and organizations shaping the future of the North Bay. It’s an idea we discussed for many years that finally came to fruition in 2013 when its inaugural edition debuted. The feedback we’ve received after every issue from both readers and advertisers has been overwhelmingly positive, and now this issue is locked into its role as an annual issue.


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Truffles

Author: Tim Carl
Jul, 2017 Issue

In February 2017, a dog named Ilsa discovered the first-ever cultivated European Tuber melanosporum, or the Périgord truffle, in Sonoma County.


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Wine, Women & Shoes

Author: Bonnie Durance
Jul, 2017 Issue

Imagine you’re at a fancy ladies’ soiree, enjoying wine, food, shopping and wearing your most glamorous shoes, while learning about the people you’ll help each time you open your wallet. You’re immersed in an atmosphere of fun, fashion and compassion. Welcome to the world of Wine Women & Shoes (WW&S), and a new kind of fundraising event. (Gentlemen are welcome, too, of course.)


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Russian River Brewing Co.

Author: Mallorie Kerrigan
Jul, 2017 Issue

If you happen to drive down Fourth Street in Santa Rosa, chances are you’ll see a line of people around the block, waiting outside the Russian River Brewing Company. Hoping to try some of the most famous beers in the world, locals and tourists wait as long as two hours, for a chance at a bar stool, table or even a bench spot on the front patio to enjoy a cold one. Vinnie and Natalie Cilurzo spent years perfecting their fiercely desired and crafty beers, poured and produced in Sonoma County.
Since opening their doors for business 20 years ago, Russian River Brewing Company has made a dramatic impact on the beer world—not to mention the economy—in Sonoma County. The brewing company is notably famous for their double IPA Pliny The Elder and perpetually sought-after Pliny The Younger, a triple IPA released annually for a two-week period, beginning on the first Friday of February. More than 300,000 visitors make the pilgrimage to the holy land of hops each year. In 2016, the economic impact infused nearly $5 million into the county.


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Buck Institute for Education

Author: Judith M. Wilson
Jul, 2017 Issue

Kids clustered in groups, sharing ideas and discussing issues, is an increasingly common sight in schools these days. It’s project-based learning (PBL) in action, as the orderly rows of neat desks that once defined how children learned make way for new methods in teaching that give students the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge to prepare them for the challenges of life beyond school. It’s a transition that’s reshaping education, and it’s been a long time coming. “School has not changed much over the past 100 years,” says Bob Lenz, executive director of the Buck Institute for Education in Novato.


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Single Thread

Author: Jean Saylor Doppenberg
Jul, 2017 Issue

The buzz among foodies about SingleThread Farm-Restaurant-Inn started long before it became reality. Plans for the newest ultra-dining experience in Sonoma County were first announced two-and-a-half years ago, when the impressive two-story structure going up at the corner of North and Center streets in Healdsburg was nearing completion. For decades the town’s post office had stood on that corner, one block north of the Plaza, as a long-time community hub. But it was destroyed by fire in 2010.


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Leadership: Barbara Banke

Author: Jane Hodges Young
Aug, 2015 Issue

When taking the reins after a legend, it pays to have a strong vision of the future.


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Enrichment: Marin Community Foundation

Author: Judith M. Wilson
Aug, 2015 Issue

Helping people see how vision can become reality


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Revitalizing: Latitude 38 Entertainment

Author: John P. Abbott
Aug, 2015 Issue

Turning a good idea into a successful business


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Energizing: Richard Sachen

Author: Judith M. Wilson
Aug, 2015 Issue

The Pacific SunTrail Route promises to open up coastal adventures for EV drivers.


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Sustainability: Sonoma County Winegrowers

Author: Bonnie Durrance
Aug, 2015 Issue

Moving agriculture forward in measureable ways


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Connection: SMART

Author: Karen Hart
Aug, 2015 Issue

The new Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (and pathway) is on schedule and rolling this way.


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Personality: Jean-Charles Boisset

Author: Christina Julian
Aug, 2015 Issue

Developing wine tasting experiences for all the senses


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Exploration: The Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Author: Judith M. Wilson
Jun, 2014 Issue

Finding the best ways for our elders to live longer in good health, promising a better future for everyone.


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Pioneering: Chuck McMinn

Author: Bonnie Durrance
Jun, 2014 Issue

A practical visionary from Silicon Valley makes waves in Napa Valley.


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Resourceful: Ken Fischang

Author: Jean Saylor Doppenberg
Jun, 2014 Issue

Sonoma County Tourism is putting Sonoma County on the world map.


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Transformation: Keith Rogal

Author: Bonnie Durrance
Jun, 2014 Issue

Changing the game of growth in Napa: When “more” is “less.”


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Expertise: North Bay Angels

Author: Jane Hodges Young
Jun, 2014 Issue

Investing in the future and guiding it to success


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Refreshing: Tony Magee

Author: Jean Saylor Doppenberg
Jun, 2014 Issue

Lagunitas Brewing Company puts humanity first, profits second.


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Adaptability: Peter Byck

Author: Judith M. Wilson
Jun, 2014 Issue

Pairing wine and technology to create a new business model


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Opportunity: Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC)

Author: Jane Hodges Young
Jun, 2014 Issue

Training the community’s workforce while expanding and improving to meet students’ needs


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Transformative: Sonoma State University

Author: Jane Hodges Young
Jul, 2013 Issue

Advancing a community


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