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North Bay's Best 2008 Winners

2008 Readers Poll Winners

Category North Bay's Best Gold Medal
Business Entertaining
Business Breakfast Omelette Express Marvins Breakfast Club
Best Business Lunch Graffiti Cacti American Grille
    Charlie’s Grill
Best Business Dinner John Ash & Co. Tra Vigne Restaurant
Best Catering Service Trends Catering Elaine Bell Catering
    Park Avenue Catering
Best Entertainment Venue River Rock Casino Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
Best Sparkling Wine Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards Korbel Champagne Cellars
Best Sauvignon Blanc Dutcher Crossing Winery
Cakebread Cellars
Best Chardonnay Kendall Jackson Chateau St. Jean
Best Pinot Noir La Crema Winery Emeritus Vineyards
Best Merlot Duckhorn Vineyards St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Best Zinfandel Armida Winery Mauritson Family Winery
Best Cabernet Sauvignon Grgich Hills Sterling Vineyards
Business & Pleasure
Best Golf Course Fountaingrove Golf & Athletic Club Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club
    StoneTree Golf Club
Best Spa / Resort Meadowood Napa Valley Coldwater Creek The Spa
Best Wine Tasting Room J Vineyards & Winery
Sterling Vineyards
Best Hotel for Business Guests FountainGrove Inn, hotel & Conference Center Embassy Suites San Rafael-Marin County
Best Business Event Napa Chamber of Commerce San Rafael Chamber of Commerce
Business & Finance
Best Chamber of Commerce Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce
Best Real Estate Company Frank Howard Allen Realtors Coldwell Banker Northern California
    Prudential California Realty
Best Commercial Real Estate Company NAI BT Commercial Real Estate Keegan & Coppin Co., Inc.
Best Wealth Management Company Collins & Company, LLC Edward Jones Investments
Best Accounting Firm Linkenheimer LLP, CPA’s & Advisors Moss-Adams LLP
Best Insurance Broker George Petersen Insurance Agency Mitch White Agency
Best Builder Christopherson Homes Pinnacle Homes
Best Business Bank Exchange Bank Circle Bank
    First Community Bank
Best Consumer Bank Bank of the West Wells Fargo Bank
Best Credit Union Redwood Credit Union Community First Credit Union
Best Law Firm Anderson Zeigler Disharoon Gallagher & Gray Carle Mackie Power & Ross LLP
    Lanahan & Reilley LLP
Best Job Placement Service Nelson Staffing Solutions Robert Half
    Volt Services Group
Business Style
Best Fine Jewelry E.R. Sawyer Jewelers Bennett Valley Jewelers
Best Luxury Car Dealer Smothers European Lexus of Marin
Best Office Technology Supplier Discovery Office Systems
Scott's Technology Group
Top Speed Data Communications
Business & Finance
Best Company to do Business with in Napa County Elaine Bell Catering Silverado Resort
Best Company to do Business with in Marin County Bank of Marin Tamalpais Bank
Best Company to do Business with in Sonoma County Exchange Bank Innovative Business Solutions
Best Green Business Codding Enterprises SolarCraft
Best Business Community Leader Bill Carle


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