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Cover Story: The Ancient Practice of Biodynamic Farming

Author: Jane Hodges Young
Jul, 2017 Issue

Seeking stronger relationships with the Earth and ways to express truly unique terroirs, winemakers and vineyard owners across Napa and Sonoma are embracing biodynamics —“organics on steroids”—in record numbers. In fact, Sonoma County has more than 20 certified Biodynamic farms and vineyards—more than any other county in the United States.


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Cover Story: Celebrating the Best of the North Bay

NBB Best Of, Jun, 2017

Welcome to the BEST Of the North Bay issue of NorthBay biz magazine. Inside, we reveal the 2017 winners of our annual readers poll, and you’ll get a glimpse of why these companies were voted the
BEST in the North Bay.


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Cover Story: Modern Matriarchs

Author: Judith Wilson
May, 2017 Issue

Matriarchs have been a force since biblical times, but these days, they do more than head families and lead tribes. They’re creative thinkers and innovators who face challenges and take advantage of the opportunities that come their way to build successful businesses. Their worldview includes family, friends and relationships as well as the bottom line. And in the North Bay, they’re resourceful women who are racking up some impressive accomplishments.


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Cover Story: Homes of Future Past

Author: Judith Wilson
Apr, 2017 Issue

The movement to tear down and replace mid-century modern homes is often controversial, but Marin County preserves Eichler homes.

The demand for new homes was on an upswing after World War II. The post-war Baby Boom was underway, and subdivisions with cookie-cutter tract houses were the trend, as developers raced to meet a growing need. But Joseph Eichler had a different idea. He’d lived in a house in Hillsborough designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and he envisioned building affordable, modern homes that made the most of opportunities for indoor-outdoor living.


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Cover Story: GameChangers Shape the Future of the North Bay

Columnist: Norman Rosinski
Aug, 2016 Issue

Originally cast as a bonus issue, GameChangers, for the first time, is being published as our regular August issue.


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Cover Story: Treasure Hunting

Author: Stephanie Derammelaere
Jul, 2016 Issue

Foraging and gleaning in the North Bay.


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Cover Story: Winging It

Author: Jean Saylor Doppenberg
Jun, 2016 Issue

Piloting your own aircraft is like flying a time machine.


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Cover Story: Redefining Women's Work

Author: Judith M. Wilson
May, 2016 Issue

Misperceptions about a woman’s role in the business world still exist, but talented female executives are proving their worth and leading the way for others.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Cover Story: No Vacancy

Author: Jean Saylor Doppenburg
Apr, 2016 Issue

A housing shortage, rising rents and inflated home prices are tough on working families.


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Cover Story: The Science of Sleep

Author: Karen Hart
Feb, 2016 Issue

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a powerful role in day-to-day functions, both on the job and at home. As the diagnosis of sleep disorders continues to rise, what’s the cost of an overtired workforce?


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Cover Story: Standing With Lake County

Author: Juliet Porton
Jan, 2016 Issue

Wildfires in California damaged homes and businesses this September to a degree almost beyond comprehension. Equally unexpected was the degree to which communities and businesses came together to aid those affected.


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Cover Story: All That's Allowed

Author: Bonnie Durrance
Dec, 2015 Issue

Napa County is taking a hard look at winery use permits after wineries inadvertently overstep their bounds on production and events.


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Cover Story: Smart Shopping

Author: Judith M. Wilson
Nov, 2015 Issue

Innovation and technology are changing the world of commerce, creating new opportunities for retailers and shoppers alike.

 

 

 


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Cover Story: Do Unto Others

Author: Stephanie Derammelaere
Oct, 2015 Issue

The short-term vacation rental debate should be carefully considered by everyone involved.


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Cover Story: The High Price of Higher Education

Author: Jane Hodges Young
Sep, 2015 Issue

Student loan debt isn’t only hurting recent graduates.


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Cover Story: Potholes vs. Politics

Author: Bonnie Durrance
Aug, 2015 Issue

Must safe roads complete with opposing spending philosophies?


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Cover Story: The Good Earth

Author: Bonnie Durrance
Jul, 2015 Issue

A region renowned for its agricultural identity commits to preserve it.


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Cover Story: Camping Goes Glam

Author: Jean Saylor Doppenberg
Jun, 2015 Issue

Canvas cabins, comfy yurts and deluxe trailers prove to be popular upscale choices.


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Cover Story: Priced Out of Paradise

Author: Bonnie Durrance
May, 2015 Issue

How skyrocketing housing costs are changing North Bay communities.


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Cover Story: Learning the Business of Wine

Author: Juliet Porton
Apr, 2015 Issue

Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute is training the next generation of wine industry leaders.


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Cover Story: All About the Biz

Mar, 2015 Issue

A brief look back at what made NorthBay biz what it is today.


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Cover Story: The Vaccination Debate

Author: Bonnie Durrance
Feb, 2015 Issue

Immunizations: personal choice or public responsibility?


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Cover Story: The Rotary Effect

Author: Juliet Porton
Jan, 2015 Issue

This service organization is working to adapt to a changing world, all while changing that world for the better.


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Cover Story: Among the Vines

Author: Jane Hodges Young
Dec, 2014 Issue

Chef Douglas Keane’s plan for a new restaurant in Alexander Valley is getting mixed reaction from neighbors.


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Cover Story: Small-Town Celebrations

Author: Karen Hart
Nov, 2014 Issue

How North Bay merchants ring in the holidays and spread good cheer to keep local economies thriving.


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