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Cover Story: Driven To Succeed

Author: Stephanie Derammelaere
Oct, 2017 Issue

To call Sonoma Raceway a track is an understatement. The year-round motorsports complex is home to 75 businesses in 104 shops, a performance racing school, a kart track, several campgrounds, 44 pit stalls, a café and gift store, as well as a myriad of food and beverage vendors during events. The complex, sitting on 1,630 acres of land.


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Cover Story: In Search of the American Dream

Author: Judith M. Wilson
Sep, 2017 Issue

Buying a house for the first time is a significant milestone for a young couple. It shows the desire to put down roots and become part of a community, and a home of their own gives them a meaningful place to make memories.


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Cover Story: Immunotherapy

Author: Bonnie Durrance
Aug, 2017 Issue

David Ebright received the news that makes your mind go blank one December day in 2013. “When somebody says ‘cancer,’ I stop listening very well,” says David, who is the public affairs manager of Kaiser Permanente Marin-Sonoma. “I want to listen, but am just not capable.”  The week before, he had mentioned in the course of a routine check-up that he’d seen a drop of blood in his urine. They immediately sent him for a scan. That day, David was sitting in the urologist’s office dazed, as the doctor explained to his wife, Marsha, the treatment plan that would involve removal of the small tumor, making sure the cancer had not spread, and then a course of treatments, beginning four months later, that would arm his immune system to fight against any cancer returning to the bladder.  It would be a targeted, specific approach that would enable his body to heal. The treatment: immunotherapy.


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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: 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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