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July / August 2010

Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July! - From the Chamber Staff Featured Article

Table of Contents featured article

Summit State Bank


chamber ambassadors

Ambassador Corner

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YPN Mixer Re-cap

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Website Traffic Report

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Business After Hours Photos - May

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Spotlights & Renewals

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Business Calendar

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Member Hot Spots!

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2010 Premier Sponsors

2010 Supporting Sponsor

Summit State Bank Home in Healdsburg! Summit State Bank has found a home in Healdsburg. As a Sonoma County-based community bank, Healdsburg exemplifies what Summit State Bank stands for: being community-minded, neighborly, supportive and strong. As a sponsor of many community events and non-profits, Summit State Bank is a Premier Sponsor for the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce. “Supporting our business community is an integral part of our commitment, and we are so fortunate to have an outstanding chamber that is really making a difference,” says Candy Yandell, Branch Manager of Healdsburg’s Summit State Bank. As a Premier Sponsor of Tuesday’s in the Plaza, Summit State Bank is using their booth to help the Healdsburg Education Foundation raise funds to support music programs in our local schools. Summit State Bank has also started a $25,000 endowment fund for the Foundation to help create sustainable funding for the future of our schools and children’s education. “We are looking for $20 donations every Tuesday. Our sponsorship of $5,000 helped keep music in our plaza, and now we are looking to our

community to raise $5,000 to help keep music in our schools,” encourages Candy. Along with Candy, Tori Lewis, Penny Ottmer and Kim Hatcher are the helpful, friendly faces that greet you at the branch on 1001 Vine Street in the Vineyard Shopping Center. You see SUMMIT on page 2 ... Creating A Strong Viable Organization

Board Nominations Now Being Accepted The Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is seeking nominations for candidates to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Board of Directors. The three-year terms run from January 2011 through December 2013. The Board of Directors are in charge of the policy-making for the Chamber and they shall control its property, be responsible for its finances, and direct its affairs. Nominations for board members are due in writing to the Chamber office by 5 p.m. on August 20, 2010. Nominees must be voting chamber members in good standing and must have accepted the nomination. The Nomination kit may be obtained by following this link: h t t p : / / w w w. h e a l d s b u r g . c o m / PDFs/2010DirectorsNominationKit.pdf

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SUMMIT ... saw them, along with other Summit State Bank employees, as one of the last floats in the Future Farmer’s Twilight Parade. “With weather predictions just hours before suggesting thunderstorms, we were prepared with ponchos and umbrellas. We all

lucked out that the parade weather turned around just in time for a great community event!” shares Penny Ottmer. Summit State Bank took home the award for Best Float in the Bank category for the second year in a row. “We love getting together to create something fun to share with the community. To see so many streets lined with happy, dedicated parade supporters is something very special. It really says a lot about our community in Healdsburg,” says Tori Lewis. As Sonoma County’s Top Rated Bank with the highest Bauer Financial rating of all Sonoma County-based banks, Summit State Bank continues to prove their valuable and growing presence in our community. They are a Preferred SBA lender and are active with their Bank Local message: “Just by banking with Summit State Bank, you are helping us donate to your favorite local nonprofit. You are helping fund a loan for the new business in town. Your money is reinvested into your community,” explains Kim Hatcher. Come say hello next time you are enjoying music in the plaza, or stop in anytime, and see how Summit State Bank will change the way you look at what your bank can really do for you.

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Businessperson of the Year Nominations Now Being Accepted

Nominations are now being accepted for the prestigious Businessperson of the Year Award. Nominations are submitted for consideration by the Healdsburg Chamber Board of Directors. A determination will be made by directors during their regular September board meeting. The award honors those who contribute to the economic development and enhancement of the community in which they live, work, and conduct business through donations of their time and expertise in support of local business and in helping others. Prior year awardees include Renee Mengali, Will Seppi, Herb Liberman, Mark Gladden, Ken Rochioli, Rich Ryan, John and Kim Lloyd, Eric Ziedrich and Jerry Eddinger. Nominees must be Chamber members to qualify for consideration. Forward nominations to Craig Schmidt, Creating A Strong Local Economy

Chamberee re-cap = Success! There was enough of a break in the weather for our annual June Chamberee at the Pacific Coast Air Museum and everyone agrees that it was a rousing success! There was an abundance of food, wine, raffles and fun for everyone that made it. Click the collage below to see more photos.

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Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Premium Advertising

The Voice of Business with Government

New Appliance Rebates

Ambassador Corner

Cherie Kelsay has been with The Healdsburg Tribune for over 20 years and has been the Advertising Cherie Kelsay; Healdsburg Tribune, Director for the Sonoma West Publishers Tribune’s parent company, Sonoma West Publishers for the past 10 years. She oversees advertising for the company’s three newspapers (Sonoma West Times and News, The Healdsburg Tribune, The Windsor Times), the popular glossy Discoveries Magazine and for the last three years has been the leading force on the in-room Guest Directory for Sonoma County, “We are not just a newspaper business anymore,” says Cherie. “We are now in the Hospitality business.” Cherie has been an Ambassador for the Healdsburg Chamber on and off for well over 15 years. She has been married to her husband, Butch Kelsay for 31 years. They live in Cloverdale, have a son 28 years old and a granddaughter 11, 2 dogs, 4 cats and 3 chickens. For marketing your business on a local level, reaching visitors or getting known on the world wide web, Cherie has the products and the expertise to help you win more business! (707) 433-4451 ex. 207 July / August 2010

For a limited time, the Department of Energy is offering rebates for qualifying purchases of Air Conditioners, Clothes Washers and Refrigerators. For a limited time, the California Department of Energy will implement a mail-in rebate program to help residents replace older, inefficient appliances with new ENERGY STAR® qualified and ultraefficient appliances. The program is scheduled to begin April 22, 2010 to coincide with Earth Day activities. Eligible products include: Refrigerators, Clothes washers, Room air conditioners. Consumers must provide proof of recycling to receive rebates, and must purchase the appliances from a California retailer. These rebates will supplement the rebates currently offered by the Electric Utility. Follow the links below for further details. - DOE program details - Rebate fact sheet Total Funding: $35,267,000 Program information subject to change. Rebates may be offered for a limited time only. Before purchasing a product, check with your program sponsor to ensure rebates are available, and to confirm product eligibility and program requirements. Products purchased must meet efficiency criteria as established by the state. Creating A Strong Local Economy

Unite Healdsburg professionals aged 40 and under, who are committed to a standard of excellence in their profession. Cultivate peer relationships, offer support to one another and work cohesively to further our individual businesses. Advance as emerging leaders in Healdsburg business while enjoying a healthy, balanced life. The Healdsburg Young Professionals Network (HYPN) is a group of fun and dynamic professionals under the age of 40, from various industries throughout Healdsburg. HYPN meets monthly to See “YPN” on page 4 ... Digital Grapevine

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YPN ... network, socialize and share ideas among the next generation of business leaders from within our community. June’s meeting was held at the Best Western/ Dry Creek Inn’s Krug Event Center. Kristine Bodily of Savvy Productions and Events served some outstanding salmon BLTs, lamb sliders with grilled peaches and burrata and basil, home made pickles, strawberry and sweet onion salads with dill, and tantalizing chocolate praline mini cupcakes. Carlos Chavez of Chavez Family Cellars (winemaker) and also of Safety & Environmental Compliance Associates, was in attendance to pour his amazing 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Carlin’s Blend and 2008 Sauvignon Blanc Elsa’s Blend. Our monthly meetings are open to Healdsburg YPN members only. For more information, to begin your membership process, or to RSVP for the next HYPN Meeting, visit our web site:

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Top 10 Things You May Not Know About Your Chamber 1. The Visitors Center is open 7 days a week. 2. The Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 3. Our Board of Directors is comprised of local business owners and managers. 4. We have an active Facebook and Twitter feed. 5. Our Harvest Century Bicycle Tour is the largest annual fund raiser for the Chamber. 6. had over 500,000 pageviews from 183,000 visitors within the last 12 months. 7. We are not a division of the City. 8. The Healdsburg Visitors Center was built in 1936 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). 9. Our in-house printed guides & maps for visitors are also available as PDFs on our web site. 10. We are one of the few Chambers of Commerce that is also a Visitors Bureau.

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Promoting the Community

Testimonial- Event Sponsor

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Community Advisory European Grapevine Moth Lobesia botrana, European grapevine moth, was first reported in the United States from Napa County vineyards in October 2009. Native to Southern Italy, it was first described from Austria and is now found throughout Europe, North and West Africa, the Middle East, and eastern Russia. Grape and spurge laurel are preferred hosts, but it has also been reported on blackberry, gooseberry, black and red currant, olive, cherry, prune, persimmon, kiwi, pomegranate, carnation, and a number of other wild hosts. The adult moth is approximately 0.24 to 0.3 inch (6-8 mm) long, with a wingspan of 0.4 to 0.5 inch (11-13 mm), with the female being slightly larger. Both males and females have similar mosaic-patterned wings. The first pair of wings (forewings) is tan-cream in color, mottled with gray-blue, brown, and black blotches. The second pair of wings is gray with a fringed border. The wings are held in a bell shape over the abdomen when at rest. Treatment of the first generation is recommended if populations are high or if treatments are conducted on an area-wide basis. Under California conditions, control of both first and second generations may be warranted, given that this is a newly introduced pest. Insecticides are less effective after bunch closure. Several reduced-risk insecticides are registered for use in grapes to control tortricid larvae. These include insect growth regulators, spinosyns, and Bacillus thuringiensis. For more information on season life cycles, monitoring and management please visit the following website: h t t p : / / w w w. i p m . u c d a v i s . e d u / E X O T I C / eurograpevinemoth.html Other Downloads - European Grapevine Moth Fact Sheet - European Grapevine Moth Information - European Grapevine Moth Status Report - Map of Quarantine Areas

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“On May 26th I had the opportunity to serve as the Business Sponsor for the annual News at Noon venue at Seghesio Family Vineyards. Due to the significant interest in that particular agenda and the McGuire/ Fudge debate, the event was sold out and provided a great forum to address 100 local players and community members of the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce. Loretta Strong, The News at Noon events are Edward Jones Investments attended by a wide diversity of individuals and business members that represent the greater S o n o m a County area It is a wonderful exposure to the and is not veritable ‘Movers and Shakers’ of limited to Healdsburg our local business community. alone. At any given program throughout the year one can expect to meet bank presidents, healthcare CEO’s and elected officials. It is a wonderful exposure to the veritable “Movers and Shakers” of our local business community. For $300.00, a business sponsor is entitled to place personalized materials at each place setting and is given three minutes to provide a highly personalized overview of the business or service. I chose a very focused presentation of what distinguishes my firm from the rest of Wall Street and by the comments and two referrals that I received it was definitely worth the small payment to the Chamber. I would highly recommend that chamber business members consider this opportunity for increased networking and visibility.” Loretta Strong, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments For information about sponsoring a Chamber meeting or event, please contact Mary Ann Barr

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Business After Hours Mixers: Networking, hors d’ oeuvres, wine & fun! All Business After Hours photos provided by: Sonoma CONNECTION

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May 19 - Hosted by Hudson Street Wineries

Hudson Street Wineries is located in one of the most historic buildings in Healdsburg consisting of six local wineries, Bluenose Wines, Grove Street Winery, Willowbrook Cellars, Sadler-Wells Wines, Rocking Z Vineyard and Teira Wines that produce premium small lot Sonoma County wines.

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Chamber Member Spotlights GOODWILL INDUSTRIES Clothing Stores 513 Healdsburg Avenue Healdsburg, CA 95448 Mary Turner, Donations Manager Goodwill provides a wide range of job training, placement and support programs for people with disabilities or other barriers to employment. To support these programs, they rely on government funding and revenue generated from the sale of donated goods in their retail training center stores. Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Phone (707) 431-8408 VIBRANZ, INC. Beverages 347 Healdsburg Avenue Healdsburg, CA 95448 Ari Smith Cordtz, VP/Founder Vibranz products refreshing probiotic beverages made from the finest organic ingredients. Vibranz was awarded a gold medal for “Best of Expo 2010”, by the Natural Products Expo West, the largest tradeshow for organic and all natural products. Vibranz Kombucha is available at upscale food stores on the West Coast. Open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone (707) 473-9240 ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Churches Wedding & Reception Sites 209 Matheson Street Healdsburg, CA 95448 Fr. Tyler Strand, Rector St. Paul’s is the little white church at the corner of Matheson and East Street. They have been serving the community for 134 years. Its small but active congregation is committed to community outreach and beautiful worship. St. Paul’s is an excellent venue for wine country weddings and boasts the only pipe organ in town! Open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, 7 a.m. to 12 noon. Church is open all day. Phone (707) 433-2107

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AGAVE MEXICAN RESTAURANT & TEQUILA BAR Restaurants 1063 Vine Street Healdsburg, CA 95448 Octavio Diaz, President Agave Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar offers an array of authentic regional dishes featuring rich, fresh and unique flavors of the region of Oaxaca (or South Pacific Mexico.) Their menu features seasonal offerings to take advantage of the freshest ingredients available, and to ensure that there is always something new and exciting for their guests to enjoy. All sauces, salsas and moles featured on the menu are made fresh inhouse daily. Aside from its emphasis on regional Mexican fare, Agave is proud to offer a limited selection of fine Tequilas, Margaritas Y Mas.... Vamos a Agave amigos. Vamos. Vamos... Visit their web site to see the extensive menu! Agave serves every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., including holidays. Phone (707) 433-2411 RENCON ENERGY PRODUCTS, INC. Solar 472 Moore Lane Healdsburg, CA 95448 Andy Smith, President RenCon Energy Products, Inc., was founded by Andy Smith, a former design engineer at Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies. RenCon Energy Products specializes in designing and building affordable renewable and energy efficient products, such as the patent pending Solectric™ Day-Light System. Andy has lived in Healdsburg for the last 17 years and is committed to improving local economies by continuing to operate his business in Sonoma County, CA. RenCon Energy Product’s mission is to help consumers reduce their energy usage by providing high quality, affordable renewable energy and energy conserving products. Phone (800) 601-0692 x1012

HAWLEY WINERY TASTING ROOM AND GALLERY Wineries & Tasting Rooms Art Galleries 36 North Street Healdsburg, CA 95448 Paul Hawley, Manager Hawley Winery was started in 1996 by John Hawley, after 25 years of winemaking for some of California’s most influential wineries. John built the winery on his Bradford Mountain estate, overlooking Dry Creek Valley. Today, he and his two sons, Paul and Austin, grow ten acres of CCOF organic vineyards and produce small lots unique wines. In 2010 the Hawley’s opened a tasting room in downtown Healdsburg. The space is also a gallery for Dana Hawley, a well-known known professional artist since 1980. Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with extended summer hours. Phone (707) 473-9500 VINTAGE WINE ESTATES TASTING ROOM Wineries & Tasting Rooms 308B Center Street Healdsburg, CA 95448 Lisa Gower, Tasting Room Manager We are delighted to introduce our family of wineries and be an active part of such a wonderful community. Please stop by and say hello or sample some of our lineup: Windsor Sonoma Winery: Varietals from Alexander Valley, Dry Creek and Russian River. Sonoma Coast Vineyard: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Extreme Sonoma Coast. Grove Street Winery: A Healdsburg tradition since 1988. Stonefly Vineyards: Founded on a passion for fly fishing and winemaking. Fire Station Red: Helping to assist America’s firefighters. Sexy Wine Bomb: It’s not just sexy wine, it’s the bomb! Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Phone (707) 921-2873 tastingRoom.html

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Chamber Member Spotlights VINTNERS SIGNATURES Wineries & Tasting Rooms 4001 Hwy 128 Geyserville, CA 95441 Lynne Opperman, Wine Club/Event Manager Vintners Signatures tasting room is located at 4001 Hwy 128 overlooking beautiful Alexander Valley. The tasting room features vineyard designated wines representing some of the oldest and most respected grower families throughout Sonoma County. Conceived by founder and winemaker Mike Draxton, Vintners Signatures was an opportunity to showcase the magic that happens when you combine the right grower, varietal and location with an experienced winemaking team. Great wines truly do start in the vineyard and Vintners Signatures mission is to embrace that philosophy in the wines they produce. Each release will be unique and limited with the possibility of it being a one time only offering. All the more reason to visit them again and again as the tasting menu is sure to change surprise and delight you. They offer complimentary tasting, a picnic area, Wi Fi. Their varietals are: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Old Vine Zinfandel, Petite Sarah and a Proprietor’s Red. Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed major holidays. Phone (707) 857-3300 OUTER VOICES Advertising/Communications/ Marketing/Public Relations 433 Hudson Street Healdsburg, CA 95448 Stephanie Guyer-Stevens Outer Voices id dedicated to sharing the untold stories of grassroots activists pioneering new and effective models for non-violent social change and cultural preservation across the pacific rim and the pacific islands. Outer Voices programming has garnered a reputation for high quality production values and riveting stories that focus on unique contributions of women creating social change. Outer Voices radio broadcast on over 500 stations in the US and internationally. Open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone (415) 497-0563 info@outervoices

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SO EVENTFUL WEDDING & EVENT COORDINATION Wedding Coordinators Event Planners P.O. Box 1603 Healdsburg, CA 95448 Marisa Manna/Owner/Certified Coordinator So Eventful Wedding & Event Coordination is a professional, full service company that does everything from weddings, social events, corporate events and everything in between. Specializing in Sonoma County, but continues to do events all over California (and beyond). So Eventful is noted as one of the “Top 5 Wedding Planners in Northern California” ranked at #2. Let So Eventful help plan your next event, fundraiser, food & wine pairing and/ or celebration. Sonoma County is a destination for weddings and events, let So Eventful do the planning, “so you can be a guest at your own event”- Marisa. Open Daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Phone (707) 322-4133

THORPE TOURS Tour Operators & Transportation 21 Vintage Port Lane Geyserville, CA 95441 Star Thorpe, Owner Thorpe Tours provides personal Wine Country tours for two to six people in a casual atmosphere. Specializing in Dry Creek, Alexander and Russian River Valleys, their tours are designed to be intimate, casual and memorable. Touring in small groups allows for VIP treatment at some wineries that just isn’t available with larger groups. Their tours cover a wide range of options form simple area tours to specialty tours centered around wineries practicing organic and biodynamic farming, sparklers, or other wine styles. Thorpe Tours makes your love of wine its first stop. Open daily by appointment. Phone (707) 814-0030

MOSHIN VINEYARDS Wineries/Tasting Rooms 10295 Westside Road Healdsburg, CA 95448 Amber Moshin, Sales/Marketing Moshin Vineyards is a family-owned and operated boutique winery specializing in Pinot Noir. The winery is designed to utilize the gentle slope of the land; a four-tier gravity flow system gently moves Pinot Noir through each phase of production – from crush to bottle – capturing the delicacy and elegance of the “heartbreak grape.” Other delicious varietals produced by Moshin are: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and theirfamous white dessert wine, Moshin Poshin. Custom Crush services are also offered. The tasting room is open daily from 11:00am to 4:30pm, tours by appointment. Phone (707) 433-5499

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Chamber Member Spotlights BACI CAFÉ & WINE BAR Restaurants 336 Healdsburg Avenue Healdsburg, CA 95448 Lisbeth Holmfjord, Owner Baci Café & Wine Bar features authentic regional Italian & Mediterranean food, paired with wines from Sonoma, Napa and Italy. The café is a new venture for Lisbeth Holmefjord and Shari Sarabi, where Shari runs the kitchen while Lisbeth operates the front of the house. Their personal mission is to use local and organic products where possible, to bring the true taste of Italy to Healdsburg, while supporting the community as a whole. The café serves dinner 6 nights a week, Thursdays through Tuesdays, from 5pm to 10:00pm, and reservation is highly recommende Phone (707) 433-8111

A view of Alexander Valley. - circa 1905

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OSMOSIS DAY SPA SANCTUARY Spas and Massage Therapists 209 Bohemian Highway Freestone, CA 95472 Kirtis Johnson, General Manager Osmosis is proud to be celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary this year, securing it’s place in Sonoma County’s beautiful landscape as a part of the local community. This wellness-center style day spa is best known for it’s signature Cedar Enzyme Bath treatment as well as their breathtaking Zen meditation garden. In an environment in resonance with nature, this haven always provides superior customer service and amazing massage, organic facials and more. Osmosis also features monthly events giving guests a chance to come and experience a party atmosphere on their gorgeous property with an assortment of entertainment, guest speakers and tasty treats. Open every day from 9 am to 8 pm. Phone (707) 823-8231

MUELLER WINERY Wineries/Tasting Rooms 6301 Starr Road Windsor, CA 95492 Lori Mueller, Owner For discriminating guests who are searching for truly distinctive wines in an unpretentious setting, come enjoy “Tasting in the Cellar” at Mueller Winery. This small family-run winery was founded by Bob and Lori Mueller in 1991 and is a true “Diamond in The Rough”. Located at the south end of Starr Road, Windsor, on a beautiful, oak-studded hilltop in the renowned Russian River Appellation, visitors will find Mueller Winery an engaging and authentic experience, with exceptional wines. As winemaker, Bob is involved in every aspect of the “grapes to glass” process. His more than 30 years of experience and attention to details is reflected in their award winning wines, which include small, handcrafted lots of highly rated Pinot Noirs, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Syrah and the newly released port, Aprés. The winery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm, and by appointment during the week. Phone (707) 837-7399

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Membership Renewals Aaction Rents, 2007

Geyserville Inn, 1997

Quaker Hill Development Corp, 1992

Akoia Day Spa, 2006

Grape Escape, 1999

Quivira Vineyards, 1992

Alderbrook Winery, 1987

The Grape Leaf Inn, 1981

Raford Inn Bed & Breakfast, 1993

Allied Alarms, 1997

The Harris Gallery, 2009

Raymond Burr Vineyards, 2003

Always Engineering, Inc., 2009

Healdsburg Area Fund, 2004

J. Rochioli Vineyards & Winery, 1982

Amphora Winery, 2003

Healdsburg Education Foundation, 1991

Saint Dizier Home, 2003

Anderson, Zeigler, Disharoon, Gallagher & Gray, 2003

Healdsburg Floor Coverings, 2003

Santa Nella House Bed & Breakfast, 2009

Art Reflections, 2008

Healdsburg Investors, Ltd., 1984

Seghesio Family Vineyards, 1998

B&B Lounge, 1997

Healdsburg Unified School District, 1997

Singletree Inn Café, 2002

Roger Bartels, DDS, 1991

Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County, 2001

Sonoma CONNECTION, 1993

Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc., 1997

Irish Rose, 2001

Sonoma Living Green, 2008

California River Tours, 2007

Jimtown Store, 1991

Spadoni & Company Realty, 1994

Ceja Quality Tires, Inc., 2003

KLH Consulting, Inc., 2009

Stonestreet, 2001

Chris Foley Fine Leather & Accessories, 2003

LifeCycle Adventures, 2008

Gary Sumner, Coldwell Banker, 1997

Mateo Granados Catering, 2007

Susan Graf Ltd, 1998

Merriam Vineyards, 2009

Syar Industries, 1986

Kurt Mitchler, DDS, FAGD, AACD, 1991

Thai Orchid Cuisine, 2004

Barndiva, 2004

Community First Credit Union, 2009 Costeaux French Bakery, 1991 De La Montanya Vineyards & Winery, 2003 Dragonfly Floral, 1992 Dry Creek General Store, 1991 Duchamp Hotel, 1999 Elaine Bell Catering Company, 1998 Finchers Auto Service, 1998 Firefly Creative Co, 2007 Fitch Mountain Eddie’s, 2006 L. Foppiano Wine Co., 1997 Foster Realty & Appraisal Services, 1997 The Gardener, 2002

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Mork Capital Management, 1988 Neighbor, 2009 North County Properties, 1987 Oakville Grocery-Healdsburg, 1997 Old Crocker Inn, 2004 Passalacqua & Passalacqua, 1985 Perfect Image, 2008

SOAR Inflatables, 1999

The Red Paprika, 2009 Thunderbird Ranch, 1998 Twomey Cellars, 2007 Webistree, 2003 Wells Fargo Bank, 1999, 1999 Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley, 2001

Plaza Paint Supply, 1992

Thank You!

Prudential California RealtyHealdsburg, 1999

Your continued support helps build a better Healdsburg.

Piper Street Inn, 1997

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Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Business Calendar of Events

Chamber Mission, Values & Goals

Chamber Mission Statement

Business Calendar of Events - view this calendar online at July 2010

The Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce works to grow the economy, enhance our community’s quality of life, serve as the voice of business and deliver value in order to ignite success for our members and the community.

Chamber Values We will act with fairness and integrity.  We will represent our membership as


Economic Development Coalition Meeting 8 a.m., Foss Creek Community Center


responsible citizens in the business communities 4th of July Fireworks Show - 20th Annual that they serve. American Legion - Sotoyome Post 111 Fireworks start at 9:30 pm, lasts @ 40 minutes. We will work as a team in our membershipFor additional information, or to donate for next based association of businesses, professional year, please email or call leaders and individuals. 707-894-0857 We will take leadership positions to promote

Healdsburg Harvest Century Bicycle Tour 17 August 2010 4

Brown Bag Series 12:00 - 1 pm, Healdsburg Golf Club


Economic Development Coalition Meeting 8 a.m., Foss Creek Community Center


Downtown Business District 9 a.m., Foss Creek Community Center


Healdsburg Lodging Coalition Meeting 12:30 p.m., Barndiva

Chamber Board of Directors Meeting 12 7:30 a.m., Alliance Medical Center Business After Hours, 5-7 p.m., Copain Wines, 16 7800 Eastside Road, Healdsburg

2010 OFFICERS Chair Renee Mengali, Mengali Accountancy Vice Chair Bob Fraser, Redwood Moving & Storage Chair-Elect George Christie, Christie Consulting Treasurer Cindi Brown, North Coast Bank Immediate Past Chair Lucy Lewand, Camellia Inn/All Seasons

responsible economic growth, employment opportunity, responsible government, excellence in education and quality of life. We will hold the business needs of our membership to be our highest priority and will deliver high-quality and timely, cost effective programs, products and services that meet these needs.

Chamber Goals Create a strong local economy. Promote the community. Provide networking opportunities for our members.

Be the “voice of business” with Government.

Create a strong viable organization. If you are a Healdsburg Chamber Member and would like to receive this newsletter, please call (707) 433-6935 or email and leave your name, business name and email address.

DIRECTORS CHAMBER STAFF Shelley Anderson, Midnight Sun Craig Schmidt, President/CEO Rollie Atkinson, Healdsburg Tribune Mary Ann Barr, Marketing & Events Director Nancy Beeken, Sonoma Living Green/Pendragon Karen Aubert-Roach, George Diebold, Healdsburg Floor Coverings Operations & Member Services Director Jan Gianni, A.V. Winegrowers Nick Young, Visitor & Information Genevieve Llerena, H.U.S.D. Services Director Dan Maraviglia; Passalacqua, Mazzoni, Anne Carter & Marsha Lynch, Gladden, Lopez & Maraviglia LLP Weekend Assistants Larry Orr, RE/MAX Full Spectrum ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Gary Plass, City of Healdsburg Herb Liberman, Loretta P. Strong, Edward Jones Investments Gary Sumner, Coldwell Banker

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Saturday, July 17, 2010 Bicycle through the beautiful Sonoma County Wine Country! Bicycling Magazine listed Sonoma County as one of “The 7 Greatest Rides on Earth� --- alongside the likes of Tuscany, Crested Butte, and Moab

Lunch catered by Oui Catering

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Jam Band Afro Beat Bear Republic Brewing Company + Villagio Dental + Century 21 Les Ryan + Goobanoff and Associates

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Folk/Blues/Country Lavish Networks + Sonoma Bank June 22

Murphy-Goode + Fusion Technology Solutions July 6


Healdsburg Jazz Festival Howard and Barbara Wollner of the Kismet Fund


Jam Band, Funk/Latin Hotel Healdsburg + h2hotel + Park Point Health Club

BILL KIRCHEN AND TOO MUCH FUN Rockabilly/Country THE HI-RHYTHM HUSTLERS Rockin' Rhythm & Blues Costeaux French Bakery + Susan Graf ltd

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Garage, Blues/Punk Rotary Club of Healdsburg July 20


Roots/Rock/Americana Events With Sole - Wine Country Marathon July 27

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Healdsburg Nursery + Frank Howard Allen Realtors Healdsburg

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BIG B AND HIS SNAKEOIL SAVIORS Country Swing Coldwell Banker Giovannoni & Cooper Realty

August 24

LOS PINGUOS Latin Indie thumbprint cellars + Dianne’s Estate Jewellery + Best Western Dry Creek Inn

August 31


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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS May 1 Healdsburg Farmers’ Market June 1 Saturday 9 am - Noon, West Plaza opens May 1 Tuesday 4-6:30, NEW LOCATION-North & Vine Streets opens June 1 • 707-431-1956 May 27-29 Healdsburg Future Farmers Country Fair & Twilight Parade Fair at Rec Park • 707-541-7252 May 30 Healdsburg Antique Fair August 29 9 am - 4 pm • 707-578-7772

June 12 American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Giorgi & Recreation Parks • 707-433-5353 June 13 36th Annual Fitch Mountain Foot Race 707-433-4305 July 4 Fireworks sponsored by American Legion Post 111 Healdsburg High School • 707-953-7242 July 17 24th Annual Healdsburg Harvest Century Bicycle Tour 707-433-6935

June 6 Healdsburg Jazz Festival 12:30-6:30 pm at Rec Park • 707-433-4644

Sept.11 Soroptimist Beer in the Plaza • 707-433-8835

June 6 Healdsburg Community Band Concert 3 pm at the Plaza • 707-433-3413

Sept. 25 Plaza Arts 4th Annual Juried Fine Arts & Crafts Fair 707-431-1970





P.O. Box 640 Healdsburg, CA 95448 707-331-8336

Ken Rochioli, Proprietor

The 2010 Harvest season is upon us and KR Catering, a full-service caterer serving Healdsburg and the entire Sonoma Wine Country, is ready to help. Be prepared by making advance arrangements to have complete hot, fresh meals delivered to your crush crews, business meetings, corporate retreats, private luncheons and other events this fall. As many of you know, I have been offering complete catering services to our community since 1983, providing exceptional food and service to thousands of people at hundreds of events. Based in Sonoma County, I use fresh, local, high-quality ingredients from top vendors and provide a competent, well-trained staff. On the reverse side are a number of my most popular Harvest menus with delivery dates. The daily delivery begins Monday, August 16 and continues through Saturday, October 23. Each daily menu includes an entrĂŠe, sides, and a dessert accompanied by 45-day, bio-degradable plates, napkins, forks and knives. A 5-day notice for desired delivery date is requested, but do call for short notice items and we will try to accommodate you. If you wish additional days of delivery, more daily menu selections can be added or other arrangements can be made to meet your needs. My proposals are priced all-inclusive, including delivery and taxes, so there are no hidden costs and no surprises! Please contact me at your convenience to discuss the catering needs for your next event, large or small. I look forward to helping you make them a success. Sincerely,

Ken Rochioli

Harvest 2010 Harvest and Crush are coming soon. Be prepared by making advance arrangements to have complete hot, fresh meals delivered to your staff. Please allow a 5-day notice for desired delivery, but do call for short notice items and we will try to accommodate you. If you wish additional days of delivery, more daily menu selections can be added or other arrangements made to meet your needs. Listed below are some menus and dates for this year. Each includes an entrée, sides, and a dessert. Monday August 16th/Tuesday 17th/Wednesday 18th Hawaiian banana-leaf-wrapped, slow-roasted pork. Served with peacock rice, fresh fruit salad, Hawaiian sweet rolls and butter. Coconut-mango bread pudding with rum sauce.

Monday September 20th/Tuesday 21st/Wednesday 22nd Pork tenderloin with sweet-mustard sauce. Served with green beans, garlic and shallots, Caesar salad, Focaccia bread and butter. Peach cobbler.

Thursday August 19th/Friday 20th/Saturday 21st Italian-marinated chicken breast. Served with orzo salad, spinach salad, sourdough bread and butter. Build-your-own strawberry shortcake.

Thursday September 23rd/Friday 24th/Saturday 25th Hickory-smoked baby-back ribs. Served with chili beans, watermelon salad, and garlic bread. Chocolate mousse cake.

Monday August 23rd/Tuesday 24th/Wednesday 25th Garlic herb-encrusted beef with bacon bourbon shallot sauce. Served with sour cream and chive whipped potatoes, romaine lettuce with balsamic vinaigrette, assorted breads and butter. Bread pudding. Thursday August 26th/Friday 27th/Saturday 28th BBQ chicken leg and thighs. Served with grilled vegetables, homemade potato salad, mini cornbread and butter. Warm apple pie with Jack Daniels whipping cream. Monday August 30th/Tuesday 31st/Wednesday September 1st Hickory-smoked baby-back ribs. Served with Ken’s famous chili beans, corn on the cobb, and garlic bread. Chocolate mousse cake. Thursday September 2nd/Friday 3rd/Saturday 4th Duck leg and thigh 1/4 with chestnut-sage sauce. Served with grilled vegetables, mixed greens with gorgonzola, frizzled onions, roasted pecans, pears, apples, honey-mustard vinaigrette, rosemaryolive-oil flat bread and butter. Mini-apple Galette. Monday September 6th/Tuesday 7th/Wednesday 8th 3-day bourbon-marinated beef brisket. Served with penne pasta with wild mushrooms and asparagus spears in vodka sauce, springmix salad with poppy-seed dressing, assorted breads and butter. Build-your-own strawberry shortcake. Thursday September 9th/Friday 10th/Saturday 11th Baked salmon with creamy tarragon sauce. Served with rice pilaf, mixed greens with champagne vinaigrette, assorted breads and butter. Chocolate mousse in a tart shell. Monday September 13th/Tuesday 14th/Wednesday 15th Chicken tacos. Served with green rice, refried beans, tomato salsa, sour cream, guacamole, heated flour and corn tortillas, and chips. Mexican wedding cookies. Thursday September 16th/Friday 17th/Saturday 18th Top sirloin London broil with grilled onions. Served with corn on the cob, spring-mix with balsamic vinaigrette, assorted breads and butter. Chocolate brownies.

Monday September 27th/Tuesday 28th/Wednesday 29th Chicken Parmesan. Served with tortellini in pesto cream sauce, heirloom tomato/fresh mozzarella salad with greens, sourdough bread and butter. Harvey Wallbanger cake. Thursday September 30th/Friday October 1st/Saturday 2nd Roasted turkey. Served with mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, green salad with ranch dressing, rolls and butter. Pumpkin chiffon pie. Monday October 4th/Tuesday 5th/Wednesday 6th Garlic herb-encrusted beef with bacon/pearl onion, whiskey sauce. Served with sour cream and chive mashed potatoes, romaine lettuce with balsamic vinaigrette, assorted bread and butter. Bread pudding. Thursday October 7th/Friday 8th/Saturday 9th Italian-marinated chicken breast. Served with assorted grilled vegetables, spinach salad, sourdough bread and butter. Buildyour-own strawberry shortcake. Monday October 11th/Tuesday 12th/Wednesday 13th Hawaiian banana-leaf-wrapped, slow-roasted pork. Served with peacock rice, fresh fruit salad, Hawaiian sweet rolls and butter. Coconut-mango bread pudding with rum sauce. Thursday October 14th/Friday 15th/Saturday 16th Tequila-marinated tri tip with grilled sweet onions, red bell and poblano peppers. Served with corn on the cob, cilantro, romaine salad with roasted corn, avocado, tomatoes, black olives, shredded pepper jack, grilled cactus, tortilla chips, lime and cilantro vinaigrette, heated flour and corn tortillas. Orange Brownies. Monday October 18th/Tuesday 19th/Wednesday 20th Hickory-smoked baby-back ribs. Served with baked beans, cole slaw, garlic bread. Chocolate mousse cake. Thursday October 21st/Friday 22nd/Saturday 23rd Citrus-baked salmon. Served with roasted butternut squash, grilled zucchini, Focaccia bread and butter. Apple-pear Galette.

For pricing and details, please call 707-331-8336. KR CATERING • P.O. Box 640 • Healdsburg CA 95448 Email :

THUNDERBIRD RANCH “Where the Fun Never Sets”

Tucked away in the heart of the wine country,

Thunderbird Ranch is surrounded by the lush green vineyards and picturesque rolling hills of Alexander Valley. For over 40 years people have returned to Thunderbird Ranch to relax, picnic and play in a “good old fashion” country atmosphere.

Our picnic areas are shaded by majestic

oaks. Each group area has a barbecue, picnic tables with benches, trash receptacles, and water to accommodate your needs. A centrally located bath house (The County Seat) affords restrooms with hot showers and a changing area for guests.

“Available for Special Events May thru October”

Thunderbird Ranch, with its working Ghost Town, General Store, Blacksmith Shop,

Covered Wagons, and Train Depot, complete with authentic railroad cars, is a truly unique place, to say “thank you” to your employees, celebrate a birthday, family reunion, wedding or anniversary.

“Picnicking, Swimming, Volley Ball, Horseshoe Pit, Ping Pong Tables, Playground, and Pony Rides Available”

Our swimming pool with its’ expansive adjoining

lawn area provides a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the sunshine or a perfect stage for that Special Event!

We are happy to assist you with the planning of

your event and can offer you information on people who can provide you with the most professional service for all your party needs.

THUNDERBIRD RANCH For Your Special Event needs, please contact us for available dates, May through October Bruce & Elizabeth Johnson (owners); 9455 Highway 128, Healdsburg, CA 95448 phone: 707/ 433-3729, fax: 707/ 433-2960, e-mail: website: (click on “group use”)


PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT 1557 Healdsburg Ave. Healdsburg, CA 95448 Phone: (707) 431-3303 Fax: (707) 431-3172

Call for Sponsors 9th Annual Healdsburg Parks & Recreation Scholarship Golf Tournament The City of Healdsburg Parks and Recreation Department’s 9th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Friday, September 17, 2010 at the Healdsburg Golf Club. We invite your business, organization or community group to sponsor a hole at the Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the Tournament benefit the Parks & Recreation Department’s Scholarship Fund which gives financially challenged local families the opportunity to participate in a variety of City sponsored recreation programs and activities, including classes, camps and swimming lessons. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES “HOLE SPONSOR” ($150 value): “Hole Sponsor” receives: • Individual or business name featured on a sign at one of the Tees. • Announcement of individual or company name at the dinner following Tournament. If you are interested in being a “HOLE SPONSOR”, please contact Kali Millar at the Healdsburg Parks and Recreation Department’s Facilities and Events Office at 707-431-3303 or The tournament brochure is available on our website: (hit control, click to access).

Thank you for supporting our community and Parks & Recreation by joining us on September 17, 2010!


PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT 1557 Healdsburg Ave. Healdsburg, CA 95448 Phone: (707) 431-3303 Fax: (707) 431-3172

Call for Golfers 9th Annual Healdsburg Parks & Recreation Scholarship Golf Tournament The City of Healdsburg Parks & Recreation Department’s 9th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Friday, September 17, 2010, at the Healdsburg Golf Club. Proceeds benefit the Parks and Recreation Scholarship Fund which gives financially challenged local families the opportunity to participate in a variety of City sponsored recreation programs and activities, including classes, camps and swimming lessons. The scholarship fund has helped over 50 families per year enjoy recreation activities in Healdsburg. Our goal for this year’s tournament is to raise $10,000 to help Healdsburg families. We need golfers, supporters and sponsors for this year’s tournament! We invite you to: > PUT TOGETHER A TEAM and ENJOY • a cart and 18 holes of golf • drinks and snacks along the course • appetizers, drinks, dinner and entertainment • a silent auction and awards > “BE A HOLE SPONSOR” for $150 • Have your name or business featured on a sign at one of the Tees > DONATE • an item(s) for our Silent Auction

The tournament brochure is available on our website: (hit control, click to access). You may return the registration form and payment By mail to: Healdsburg Parks & Recreation Department 1557 Healdsburg Ave Healdsburg, CA 95448 If you have any questions please contact Kali Millar at 707-431-3303 or email: Thank you for supporting our community and Parks & Recreation by joining us on September 17, 2010!

NEWSLETTER SCHEDULE 217 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg CA 95448 tel (707) 433-6935 fax (707) 433-7562


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