Strictly Business: Sonoma Valley business news, March 15

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Perle: Erica Heald’s Perle on West Napa Street is celebrating its sixth anniversary. The women’s store specializes in one-on-one customer service with extensive denim knowledge. The store recently started selling online at Perlè Heald studied merchandise product development at Fashion Institute Design Merchandising in San Francisco.

Rotary: In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Rotary of Sonoma Valley is fundraising by selling raffle tickets to win either $10,000 or a trip for two to Ireland. The drawing is Saturday, March 16. Call (415) 860-3052 to get a ticket.

Nice neighbors: Adrian Palenchar, manager of Operation Bicycle in Vailetti Plaza, and Becky Jo Peterson, Teen Services Sonoma executive director, recently accepted a donation from Lynnette Barlesi of North Bay Credit Union. A percentage of new accounts opened at NBCU in its opening weeks was donated to Operation Bicycle.

Ribbon cutting: Greenes Cleaners is celebrating the expansion of its pick-up and delivery service to Sonoma with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting event at Buena Vista Winery from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27. RSVP

Assisted living facility for sale: A local property that has operated as a skilled nursing/assisted living facility is for sale for $2.9 million. The 10,800-square-foot building is on about three acres. Property price includes $300,000 for the business. Contact Isaac Raboy/Jeff Sachner of Mason-McDuffie for more details.

Hiring: From 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, there is a free Career Lab at Sonoma Job Connections at the DoubleTree in Rohnert Park. Employers will be on hand to meet candidates about jobs/internships. Career development sessions are also available.

Great workplace: Sunrise Senior Living was the only senior living company named as one of the Best Workplaces in the Bay Area in 2019 by Fortune magazine, based on what team members think about more than 60 elements of their job experience. The Sonoma facility is at 91 Napa Road.

Home show: The annual Home & Garden Show at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa is March 15 to 17. Discount tickets at

Correction: The site of the former Umbria Restaurant in Glen Ellen is currently vacant but the business is not for sale.

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