Line extension: The Sonoma-based Christian apparel company Chasing Grace, founded by Allison Sebastiani, Stacie Elkhoury and Beth Fenton, has just launched a youth line. The Spirit by Chasing Grace tees are 100-percent cotton and made pattern to print entirely in California. www.chasinggrace.co
They’re back!: Sisters Consignment is back in Sonoma Valley. The popular consignment store moved from West Napa Street to Santa Rosa last year. This week owner Chris Johnson has returned to town to open a second location at 19618 Eighth St. inside Reclaimed Antiques & Consignments. She will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on the second Sunday of every month. Sistersconsignment.com.
Food at Mortons: Morton’s Warm Springs last week had a soft opening for its brand new cafe – Cafe 108. It’s the first time the cafe/snack bar has been open in year, according to the new owners Sean Wadsworth and Laurie Hobbs. The couple said they are beginning with a limited offering, and will build from there. Morton’s is open from Tuesday through Sunday in August from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hiring: Sonoma County is hiring. There are dozens of jobs available in all areas at a variety of pay grades open working for the county. Salaries range from $13/hour to more than $200,000 a year. Visit governmentjobs.com/careers/sonoma. Both Seeds of Learning and Teen Services are looking for part-time administrative help. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile the Chamber of Commerce job board currently includes positions at Peet’s Coffee, Cottage Inn & Spa, Mangiantini Construction, Teen Services Sonoma, California Custom Hot Tubs, Eraldi’s Menswear and Benziger Family Winery.
Approved: Tohigh Property Investment, a subsidiary of Chinese developer Oceanwide Holdings, has received county approval to proceed with its “Resort at Sonoma Country Inn.” The new plans for the resort seems to consist of a much smaller than previously discussed 50-room hotel, a luxury spa and 125-seat restaurant and bar.
Free listing: Are you a creative professional in Sonoma County working to satisfy your artistic expression and make a living with your work? Register to have your own page included on the Creatives Directory at creativesonoma.org/artist/ site at the county’s Creative Sonoma website.
New hire: Sonoma County Winegrowers has hired Melissa Vogt as its new education and communications manager. Vogt’s career began as a freelance writer for the San Francisco Examiner covering wine tasting events in San Francisco. She has also worked for Wine Country This Week writing about the wine community and produced content for SommSelect. For the past two years she has been the deputy editor at Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. sonomawinegrape.org
Winery plans dropped: Steve Ledson has announced that he has dropped plans apply to build a 50,000-case winery, tasting room, and to host a string of events on his 35-acre Cunningham Ranch site in Kenwood.
County news: The County of Sonoma has launched a monthly newsletter to provide updates on county issues, projects, etc. To receive the newsletter, subscribe by clicking on the “Join Email List” box at the top right corner of the newsletter at sonomacounty.ca.gov/Newsroom/SoCo-Correspondent/