Welcome to the third annual May Women Business Leaders issue—a celebration of successful, influential North Bay women. The following section features business leaders who are making an impact on the North Bay. We asked these women to speak out and answer two of the following three questions:
•What advice do you have for young women following your professional footsteps today?
•Do you believe women are still trying to make it in a man’s world?
•What changes would you like to see made for women in the workforce in the years ahead?
In 2017, Texas was leading America’s homebuilding race with Austin, Dallas and Houston collectively on track to build 130,000 new homes by the end of the year, according to a report by Trulia.
Thousands of North Bay residents learned first-hand how important it is to have a go-bag packed and ready in the event of a fire in October. Pack an emergency supply kit ahead of time, and keep it accessible so you’re prepared if you have to evacuate. Backpacks work well for storing items (except food and water), and are quick to grab. Storing food and water in a tub or an ice chest on wheels will make it easier to transport, but keep it light enough so you can easily lift it into your car.
Dust off your boots, because Country Summer is getting down and dirty this year for its fifth annual, three-day concert series at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. And this year, it’s gonna be huge.
When it comes to those who play a key role in protecting community and keeping it thriving, and those who teach to build the future for the next generation, the Sullivan Group of Keller Williams Wine Country Realty is committed to helping those who serve remain in the community. Julie and Morgan Sullivan, a mother-daughter Realtor team, started the Keeping Heroes Local program two years ago. An extension of Homes for Heroes, Inc., a nationwide network of affiliate real estate specialists and local business affiliate, the program offers easy ways for heroes to save when they buy, sell or refinance a home and on everyday home-related purchases.
In Petaluma, there’s a coffee shop that embraces agrarianism, medium-roast coffee from small farms worldwide and community gathering.
The 2016 Professional Lash & Brow Artists’ Industry Survey compiles information from more than 450 lash technicians across the United States.
Small businesses play an important role in creating jobs, sending products overseas and generating wealth for thousands of families. Here are nine amazing facts about small businesses in the United States from the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy, which recently released updated information. The SBA defines small business as an independent business with less than 500 employees.
The October wildfires ravaged parts of Sonoma County and made headlines around the globe, causing some misconceptions about Sonoma County and tourism. Here are a few myths and the facts from the 2018 Sonoma County Winegrowers Sustainability Report.
On March 17, Irish folks and beer drinkers alike will take to the traditions of the holiday, celebrating the missionary, St. Patrick, who was responsible for converting the people of Ireland to Christianity.
Work/Life/Wine Petaluma Gap: The New AVA, Go-Wine in a Can, Ribbit Ribbit- a Toad Exhibit, Fire & Vintage of 2017 and Fancy RayZyns.
Sonoma County resident and former professional cyclist, Odessa Gunn, has two constants in her life: “I will always ride a bike, and I will always be an advocate for animals,” she says. After living in Europe with former husband and cyclist, Levi Leipheimer, Gunn’s pursuits remain focused on volunteering, rescuing and raising awareness for animals through her many organizations. “My mission is to save as many animals as possible while I’m on this planet,” she says.
Petaluma preserves Adobe State Park and The Center for Excellence funded by Glassdoor, provides volunteers and funds for student curriculums.
When Rami Batarseh purchased a run-down building on River Road four years ago, he had no vision of what it would become. As an investment opportunity, the building, a former chicken slaughterhouse and circus animal-housing facility (dating back to the 1800s), needed a revamp. Today, it’s the home of Fulton Crossing, an artisan center with more than 23 studios, 35 artists, a large main gallery with three showrooms and two warehouses featuring the work of many local Sonoma County artists.
A handmade pie is a love letter in the restaurant world. Hours spent making and proofing dough, slow-simmering sweet and savory ingredients and constant experimentation for the next big flavor combination makes for tiring work. It’s a niche business that requires passion and stamina, and the ladies at The Whole Pie exemplify that attitude in spades.
Mother Nature did much to step up harvest season this year. Warm weather in late August and early September combined with heat spikes led to an early harvest. As a result, 90 percent of the grapes were harvested before the fires.
When Troy and Connie Newton moved into their new home on Viewpointe Circle a year-and-a-half ago with their young son, Ryder, they knew right away they were settling into a special place. The neighbors dropped by with gifts and cards, and they were invited to monthly gatherings. “This is a neighborhood that looks out for each other,” says Troy, a detective and member of the SWAT team with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.
On a cool autumn day during harvest, John Jordan, chief executive officer of Jordan Vineyard & Winery, steps away from meetings with staff at the winery to talk politics. Not with the Jordan staff, or family and friends, because when it comes to his personal life, he has no interest in debating politics. Instead, Jordan takes the stairs to his second-floor office, where he prepares to talk live on Fox News.
Seeds are packed with benefits and a great way of incorporating dietary fiber, vitamins and antioxidants into your daily diet. Consider adding these seeds to your next meal.
Grape Seed, Cookie...take a bite! and Rons Red.
Take a Bite! When Tracy Mattson started COOKIE... take a bite! five years ago, she wanted to share a bit of
happiness with people, one cookie at a time. “It was important to demonstrate to my son that with hard work and determination, you can do anything you put your mind to,” says Mattson. “Plus, who doesn’t love a good cookie?" Starting out at local farmers markets in the North Bay, the popularity quickly grew, winning several GOLD and DOUBLE GOLD medals from the Sonoma County Harvest Fair.
5 Ways Sleep Improves Your Life
While Americans consume roughly 12 pounds of chocolate each year, the benefit, unlike the chocolate, shouldn’t be in the dark. Yes, dark chocolate may be good for your teeth, and may even prevent cavities.
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