Nominate a woman in business: North Bay Business Journal seeks nominations of “Outstanding Women in Business.” Nominees must work in Sonoma, Marin, Napa or Solano counties. Nominations close March 30. Nbbj.news/wib18
Microblading: Sonoma’s microblading salon, Arches, turns 1 this month. Owner Melissa Byrne works out of the Napa Street Tower building at 294 W. Napa St. Byrne’s salon is permitted as a body art studio and she is double-certified in microblading and registered with the county as a body artist. Microblading is the application of semi-permanent color into the skin (like a tattoo that only lasts 12 to 18 months).
Generosity: Kudos to Marco Valletti, owner of the new Boyes Hot Springs Valetti Plaza for offering Teen Services’ Operation Bicycle an introductory rent-free contract providing time to allow the business to expand to meet costs. If you need a bike or have a bike to donate, the shop is going to be a great low-cost solution. They expect to open in a few weeks.
Open for lunch: Salt & Stone Restaurant in Kenwood is now serving lunch Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. They also have a happy hour Monday-Friday, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. 9900 Sonoma Hwy.
Soroptimists: The community is invited to Gloria Ferrer at noon on March 24 to learn more about Soroptimist International and what it does in the community and worldwide. RSVP by March 19 to Lillian Meyers or Stefanie Shackelford at 935-1124.
Cocoa Planet: Anne McKibben is moving the Cocoa Planet chocolate factory to Arizona. It will close after St. Patrick’s Day. Its unique building at 921 Broadway is being purchased by Ken and Stacey Mattson. The Mattsons own the Sonoma’s Best, the Lanning property on Sonoma Highway, as well as the Boyes Food Center building and the Moon Mountain property along Highway 12. The Mattsons, under the business name Sonoma’s Best, plan to launch Sonoma Burrito Company in the space.
HOSVA: The Savor Sonoma Valley event is Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Twelve wineries in Kenwood and Glen Ellen are participating. Attendees get to meet winemakers, taste reserve wines, sample barrel wines, enjoy live music and tour wineries and vineyards. Tickets are $55 to $65 or a Sunday-only pass is $40. heartofsonomavalley.com.
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