KSVY news: KSVY and SVTV owner and sales person Stan Pappas is retiring in December and the station is looking to hire a couple of sales people to take his place. ksvy.org
Grand opening: LenDoesMyHair celebrated its grand opening on Sept. 17. Len Handeland is now seeing clients out of new space at 181 Andrieux, suite 113.
Start Up Grind: There are spots available at the next Start Up Grind Sonoma from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 28, at Plaza Bistro. Rajat Michra, Cisco vice president, Worldwide Services Strategy and Innovation, will talk about driving strategy and innovation for Cisco’s $12B services business. The November talk will feature Gary Nelson of the Nelson Family of Companies. Save the date of Wednesday, Nov. 8. Location to follow. startupgrindsonoma.com.
Concert venue: BR Cohn Winery has asked PRMD for permission to bring back concerts to the winery. The company, no longer owned by Bruce Cohn, hopes to partner with Live National Bottlerock for a new annual concert. The request is for an extension of a two-day concert event with up to 3,000 people each year for five years.
Moving spaces: The nonprofit Becoming Independent is moving out of its offices at 355 W. Napa St. but, according to staff, the nonprofit is just moving to a different building down the street. More to follow.
New wine MBA: The Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State has unveiled a hybrid version of its Executive MBA in Wine Business, including online and classroom-based learning taking place over 16 months on three continents. Beginning in November 2018, the new hybrid program will be structured in three-month segments of online case-based learning and faculty mentoring, with four 10-day onsite residential “leadership intensives” in between. Team and project-based learning will focus on wine value chain strategies and management; international brand management; investments, mergers, and acquisitions; and an individual integrative change project. For more information, contact 664-3501, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit sonoma.edu/mba.
New exec in residence: The Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University has appointed Honore Comfort as Wine Business Executive in Residence, leading efforts to create strategic programs and engagement opportunities for wine business students, alumni and industry leaders. She joins WBI following nine years as the chief executive at Sonoma County Vintners, an advocacy group for 250 of the region’s wineries.
Hiring: There are lots of “now hiring” signs popping up around town, including ones at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, the Basque, Crown Cleaners. Williams-Sonoma, Crush Beauty Bar, Divewalk Cafe and Delhi Belly, among others.
Antique expansion: The Warehouse vintage shop on Eighth Street East has expanded and is now also serving prepared salads and soups on the weekends. The space is almost twice its previous size now, and open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 19618 Eighth St. E.
New wines: Imagery Estate Winery has launched a new line created by Joe Benziger’s daughter, winemaker Jamie Benziger. Imagery was founded in the mid 1980’s by Joe. Today, father-and-daughter winemaking team produce California wines distributed nationally as well as Sonoma Valley wines available in their tasting room. imagerywinery.com/.
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