Local entrepreneurs were busy in 2016, launching a slew of innovative local businesses and brands in Sonoma County.

Products like Zupa, a cold soup/ juice alternative, and Dang, a healthy coconut chip, were launched by Sonoma Brands, a company founded by Jon Sebastiani creator of Krave Beef Jerky. Sonoma Fit, a Sonoma gym started by Jennifer and Adam Kovacs, offers family friendly activities like obstacle courses and movies for kids, while their parents hit the weights. A new location is set to open in Petaluma in the near future. Plus, Multiple award winning home brewer, Greg Rasmussen, opened Grav South Brew Co., Cotati’s first brewery in the summer of last year.

These are just a few of the recent business openings in Sonoma County. Interested in learning about more? Scroll through the gallery above of some of the local businesses launched in late 2016 and early 2017. Know of any others? Add it to the comments below.

Note: Looking for recent restaurant openings? Be sure to check out Bite Club's list of biggest restaurant openings and closings of 2016.