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North Bays Best 2017 Winners

    Welcome to NorthBay biz magazine's BEST Of the North Bay issue. 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. This year, our readers’ responses were great, once again. There were more than 2,250 ballots cast, which translated into about 54,100 votes in 37 categories. There were also more than 1,000 companies and individuals who garnered votes, which underscores the depth and quality of the companies doing business in the North Bay. This year’s Gold Medal winners are listed on page 98, and multiple-year winners (that have won the BEST Of designation four times or more) are listed on page 99.

    The awards celebration takes place on Thursday, May 25 at Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club (SRG&CC). The BEST Of celebration is also made possible with the support of these fine sponsors: Northern California Carpenters Regional Council, Moss-Adams, Bradley Real Estate, Ghilotti Construction, Redwood Credit Union, SRG&CC, Crown Trophy and C.P.A. Valet. A grateful thanks to each of these companies for making the BEST OF event a night to remember, and to Kevin Marshall and his outstanding staff at the SRG&CC for their gracious hospitality.

    Pouring their award-winning wines that night will be an assortment of Wine Country’s finest, including: Armida Winery, Balletto Vineyards, Breathless Wines, Cline Cellars, Dutcher Crossing Winery, Dutton-Goldfield Winery, Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery, Gloria-Ferrer Caves & Vineyard, Jordan Vineyard & Winery, Mazzocco Winery, Paradise Ridge Winery, Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards and UPTick Vineyards.

    Congratulations to all the winning companies, thanks to our staff and a special thanks to all out NorthBay biz reader who took the time to vote for the BEST Of the North Bay. We look forward to another outstanding and memorable event.

A special thanks to our sponsors!
















  Sparkling Wine Best Of Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
    Gold Medal Breathless Wines
  Sauvignon Blanc Best Of Dutcher Crossing Winery
    Gold Medal UPTick Vineyards
  Chardonnay Best Of La Crema Winery
    Gold Medal Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards
  Rose Best Of Balletto Vineyards
    Gold Medal Kendall-Jackson Winery
  Pinot Noir Best Of Dutton-Goldfield Winery
    Gold Medal Paradise Ridge Winery
  Zinfandel Best Of Mazzocco Winery
    Gold Medal Cline Cellars
  Cabernet Sauvignon Best Of Benziger Family Winery
    Gold Medal Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Business & Pleasure
  Business Restaurant Best Of John Ash & Co.
    Gold Medal Walter Hansel Wine & Bistro
  Catering Service Best Of Park Avenue Catering
    Gold Medal Ray's Catering
  Golf Course Best Of Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club
    Gold Medal Windsor Golf Club and Charlie's Restaurant
  Business Event Venue Best Of Vintners Inn Event Center
    Gold Medal Graton Resort & Casino
  Local Brewery Best Of Russian River Brewing Company
    Gold Medal Bear Republic Brewing Co.
  Wine Tasting Room Best Of Armida Winery
    Gold Medal Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery
Business Style
  Fine Jewelry Best Of E.R. Sawyer Jewelers
    Gold Medal Julianna's Fine Jewelry
  Luxury Car Dealer Best Of Smothers European Volvo - Mercedes-Benz of Santa Rosa
    Gold Medal Hansel Dealer Group
  Gym/Fitness Facility Best Of 24 Hour Fitness
    Gold Medal Anytime Fitness
  Office Equipment Best Of Trope Group Inc.
    Gold Medal Ray Morgan Company
  Nonprofit/Charitable Organization Best Of American Heart Association
    Gold Medal 10,000 Degrees
Business Services
  Accounting Firm Best Of Moss Adams LLP
    Gold Medal Linkenheimer, LLP
  Architectural/Design Firm Best Of AXIA Architects
    Gold Medal Carlile Macy
  Business Bank Best Of Summit State Bank
    Gold Medal Exchange Bank
  Chamber Event Best Of Windsor Chamber of Commerce
    Gold Medal San Rafael Chamber of Commerce
  Chamber of Commerce Best Of Santa Rosa Metro Chamber of Commerce
    Gold Medal Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce
  Commercial Real Estate Company Best Of W Commercial
    Gold Medal Meridian Commercial
  Consumer Bank Best Of Exchange Bank
    Gold Medal Umpqua Bank
  Contractor/Builder Best Of Ghilotti Construction Co.
    Gold Medal Jim Murphy & Associates
  Credit Union Best Of Redwood Credit Union
    Gold Medal Sonoma Federal Credit Union
  Health Care Best Of Kaiser Permanente
    Gold Medal Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital
  Insurance Brokerage Best Of George Petersen Insurance Agency
    Gold Medal Brandt Insurance
  Job Placement Service Best Of Nelson
    Gold Medal Perfect Timing Personnel Services, Inc.
  Law Firm Best Of Shapiro, Galvin, Shapiro & Moran
    Gold Medal Senneff Freeman & Bluestone, LLP
  Real Estate Company Best Of Bradley Real Estate
    Gold Medal Terra Firma Global Partners
  Wealth Management Firm Best Of Private Ocean
    Gold Medal JDH Wealth Management, LLC
Companies & People
  Company to do Business with in Marin County Best Of Bradley Real Estate
    Gold Medal Bank of Marin
  Company to do Business with in Napa County Best Of Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty
    Gold Medal Star Staffing
  Company to do Business with in Sonoma County Best Of Redwood Credit Union
    Gold Medal Century 21 Alliance
  Business Community Leader Best Of Judy Coffee




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