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Serving Business Since 1907                                                                        November/December 2008
Will Seppi Receives                                                                                          BUSINESS CALENDAR
2008 Business Award                                                                                                            November 2008
                                                                                                               6     Economic Development Coalition Meeting,
   The Healdsburg Chamber Board of Directors selected Will Seppi, of Costeaux French Bakery &
                                                                                                                     8 a.m., City Hall
Café, as Healdsburg’s 2008 Businessperson of the Year.
   Seppi’s community outreach leadership in 2008 alone is commendable – exclusive sponsorship of a             6     Healdsburg Lodging Coalition Meeting,
                                        performance at Tuesday Concerts in the Park Series, creating a               10:30 a.m., City Hall
                                        first-place-winning commercial float for the annual Future Farm-      13     Chamber Board of Directors Meeting, 7:30 a.m.,
                                        ers of America Twilight Parade, presentation of community                    Alliance Medical Center, 433-6935
                                        events such as French Independence Bastille Day and Relay for
                                        Life, and serving as a community gathering point by expanding         18     Chamber 101 Workshop, 8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.,
                                        space for locals, visitors and the Healdsburg business sector                Chamber Office
                                        through massive retail store renovations. The renovations are         19     Business After Hours, Shoffeitt’s Off the Square,
                                        being hailed locally as “welcoming”, “stunning and brilliant”,               5-7 p.m., 208 Healdsburg Avenue, 433-5556
                                        “innovative” and “just what Healdsburg needs.”
                                            Seppi began early with civic responsibility earning his Eagle                      December 2008
                                        Scout award with BSA Troup 21 of Healdsburg. He contributes            2     Ambassadors Club Meeting, 8:30 a.m.,
                                        time and resources annually, especially related to the annual 4th            Breakfast at Costeaux’s
                                        of July Pancake Breakfast fundraiser as well as being on the
                                                                                                               4     Economic Development Coalition Meeting,
                                        Rosenberg Committee for the Scouts. He is an active member
                                                                                                                     8 a.m., City Hall
                                        and fundraiser for the Cardinal Newman High School Alumni
                                        Association, ever encouraging fellow alumnae to support annual         4     Healdsburg Lodging Coalition Meeting,
                                        fundraising campaigns. He lends his professional expertise as a              10:30 a.m., City Hall
                                        member of the Parish Finance Committee, St. John the Baptist           11    Chamber Board of Directors Meeting,
                                        Catholic Church, where he attended grade school. He is a mem-                7:30 a.m., Alliance Medical Center, 433-6935
             William “Will” Seppi
                                        ber of the International Rotary Club of Healdsburg.
   Seppi is responsible for all aspects of Costeaux French Bakery & Café operations including overall          17    Newsletter inserts due to the Chamber by 5 p.m.
management of customer relations, the daily production and distribution of bakery products, retail sales,
marketing, wholesale account management, general accounting and financial analysis, strategic plan-       &
ning and market development. He has tripled revenue in his three years at the helm of the business de-                   “Healdsburg’s Business and
spite challenging commodities and transportation increases. He has spearheaded new business ventures,                       Community Calendars”
partnerships, and added in excess of 25 staffing positions throughout the Bakery’s operations. In 2006,
he expanded the physical plant of the Bakery to include a 6,500 sq foot professional baking facility
which operates around the clock.
   And this guy’s only 34! Imagine all he will contribute to the economic health and well-being of So-
noma County over the course of his professional career in the family business!
                                                                                                              BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
   Will was honored during the Chamber’s October “News at Noon” luncheon program. He will be                                      Wednesday
acknowledged again during the Sonoma County Economic Development Board’s “Spirit of Sonoma”
event scheduled for Friday, December 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in                                   November 19
Rohnert Park. Tickets may be purchased by calling 565-7298.
                                                                                                                        Shoffeitt’s Off the Square
Healdsburg’s Bear Republic Brewing                                                                                  Join us for Networking,
                                                                                                                        Holiday Cheer,
Company brings home two medals                                                                                      Wine & Hors d’oeuvres
from the Great American Beer Festival                                                                                     See details above!
                                                                         Congratulations to the
                                                                     Norgrove Family and Bear Repub-
                                                                     lic Brewing Company! The Bear
                                                                     was honored at this year’s Great
                                                                     American Beer Festival (GABF),
                                                                     held October 9 through 11 in Den-
                                                                     ver Colorado, by receiving awards
                                                                     for two of their beers.
                                                                         More than 46,000 people at-        The Healdsburg Downtown Business District, Promotion Coalition
                                                                     tended GABF over the course of         and Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau are proud to an-
                                                                     the weekend, and the festival          nounce this year’s fabulous line-up of festive holiday activities. A
                                                                     boasted 472 breweries in the com-      few of the highlights include:
                                                                     petition, 2,902 beers in the compe-
                                                                     tition, 75 categories judged, and      Friday, November 28, 5-9 pm
                                                                     127 judges. The Bear’s Double          5th Annual HOLIDAY PARTY in Downtown Healdsburg!
                                                                     Aught Lager and El Oso Lager           Downtown Merchants invite you to bring your gift list and your
                                                                     both received Bronze Metals. The       appetite to this not to be missed town celebration. Entertainment
                                                                     Double Aught placed in the Bohe-       and great food throughout downtown.
Pictured at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival in                 mian-Style Pilsner category,           Wednesdays, December 3, 10 & 17, 5:30pm, 6:15pm, OR 7pm
Denver, CO from left to right are: Roger Herpst, Brewer;             against 34 entries and El Oso was      Healdsburg’s Strolling Holiday Dine Around!
Ryan Lindecker, Bar Manager; Richard G. Norgrove,                    awarded in the American-Style          Enjoy four courses of a "progressive feast" featuring culinary
Owner and Brew Master; Peter Kruger, Head Brewer;                    Amber Lager against 43 entries.        treats. Each host is conveniently located either near or on the his-
                                                                                                            toric plaza, so you can easily stroll to each of your stops!
and Ray Lindecker, Brewer.                                           This comes closely after Bear Re-
                                                                     public took 10 metals at the 2008      Saturday, December 13, 2-6 pm
California State Fair Commercial Craft Brewers Competition.                                                 1st Annual Healdsburg Wine Country Christmas Party in
                                                                                                            Downtown Healdsburg!
   The Bear Republic Brewing Company is a local, family owned and operated restaurant and                   Downtown Merchants invite you to bring your gift list and your
brewery that was incorporated in 1995 and first opened its doors in Healdsburg in January 1996.             appetite to this not to be missed town celebration. Entertainment
You can still visit their original Pub and Brew House, located at 345 Healdsburg Avenue. The                and great food throughout downtown.
Business is owned by husband and wife Richard R. Norgrove, CEO and Sandy Norgrove, Office
Manager, their son Richard G. Norgrove, Brew Master and his wife Tami Norgrove, CFO.                                                                   See the enclosed Holiday
   In 2006 the Norgrove family moved the Bear’s main production facilities up to Cloverdale, and                                                       Festivities Calendar for a
                                                                                                                                                       listing of community
have been rapidly growing ever since. They have recently installed a new, Italian-made bottling                                                        events, or, for a complete
line, which will increase their bottling capacity by five-times, as well as enhancing the quality of                                                   listing of all the holiday
their bottled products through improved sanitation and reduced oxygen levels.                                                                          activities, including win-
                                                                                                                                                       ery events & more, visit
   Congratulations again to the Norgrove Family and the entire Bear Republic brewing team!                                                   !
Healdsburg downtown                                                                      Healdsburg Chamber hosts
merchants win national award                                                             Sonoma County Visitor Centers
at Annual Retailer Achievement                                                                                                                  Craig Schmidt, Healdsburg
Award Ceremony                                                                                                                                  Chamber CEO, pours glasses
                                                                                                                                                of Sonoma Sparkler as
                                                                                                                                                Donna Del Ray, or Relish
                                                 Owners of five downtown retail
                                                                                                                                                Culinary Adventures, ex-
                                             stores took an acclaimed award at the
                                                                                                                                                plains their facility. Thank
                                             national Retailer Achievement Award
                                                                                                                                                you to Sonoma Sparkler for
                                             Ceremony. Sue Sacks, owner of Op-
                                                                                                                                                providing the cider and to
                                             tions Gallery, Inc., Linda Chartier and
                                                                                                                                                Relish Culinary for providing
                                             Shelley Anderson, owners of Midnight
                                                                                                                                                the facility and lunch—what
                                             Sun Bed & Bath Shoppe and Midnight
                                                                                                                                                a great meeting!
                                             Sun Children’s Shoppe, Nanci Bosio,
                                             owner of Papitre, Cynthia Zizzi, owner
                                             of Zizi, and Dionne Estabrook former
                                             owner of Strawberry Creek, received
                                             an award in Marketing Achievement              The Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau hosted representatives
                                             for their unique “and outstanding work      from 11 Sonoma County visitor centers. Representatives were present from the
                                             in marketing their businesses.”             Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce (C of C) & Visitors Bureau (VB); Cotati C of C;
                                                 Sacks and Bosio are the 2008 co-        Healdsburg C of C & VB; Mark West C of C; Petaluma VB; Russian River C of C;
                                             chairs of Healdsburg’s Downtown             Santa Rosa VB; Sebastopol Area C of C; Sonoma Coast VB; Sonoma Valley VB; and
                                             Business District (DBD), and they,          Sonoma County VB.
                                             along with the help of the above men-          Healdsburg Chamber CEO Craig Schmidt arranged with Relish Culinary Adven-
                                             tioned retailers, are responsible for se-   tures to host the meeting. Relish provided the facility and lunch during the Visitor
                                             curing additional funding from the City     Centers working lunch meeting. Craig has set a new precedent for these gatherings,
                                             to help the Downtown District with          and the meetings will now be held in the different communities throughout the county.
                                             their advertising and marketing efforts.       The Sonoma County Visitors Bureaus are working with the Sonoma County Tour-
                                             The additional funding has allowed the      ism Bureau and the Economic Development Board to develop a county-wide Historic
                                             DBD to hire PR Firm Glodow Nead, as         Trail project. We will keep you informed as this project progresses.
                                             well as launch an advertising campaign
                                             in the San Francisco Chronicle. The
Sue Sacks, owner of Options Gallery,
Inc. is pictured in her store standing in    main goal of the work being done is to
                                             attract people to visit Healdsburg, with
front of the downtown retailers Market-
                                             the intention of shopping.
ing Achievement Award that she and 4
other downtown merchants received at             The award received by Sacks and
                                             the others is awarded to the
the 57th Annual Retailer Achievement
                                             “Healdsburg Retailers”, and is sure to      A look down the table during
Awards held during the New York Inter-
                                             bring positive attention to all merchants   the working lunch meeting
national Gift Fair—the “Academy
                                             in Healdsburg’s Downtown Business           of 11 Sonoma County Visi-
Awards of Retail”.
                                             District.                                   tors Bureaus. What a sight!
                     Photo courtesy of
               The Healdsburg Tribune

                                  Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
                                              MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
        235 Sun Court, 1998               Country Sliced Hams, 2007            Healdsburg Senior Center                                  Sapphire Hill Vineyards
 3214 Dry Creek Road, First Crush     Dayton & Cross Real Estate, 2001               Volunteers, 1989                                         & Winery, 2002
             Cottage, 2003                Denny’s Electric, Inc., 2000       Little Lambs Preschool, 2005                              Sears Appliance Store, 2007
      A Dream Wedding, 1996               Domenichelli Wines, 2007             Live Oak Preschool, 2000                               Seasons of the Vineyard, 2000
     A Simple Touch Spa, 1991           Double O Mini-Storage, 1989                  M Clothing, 2002                                    The Special Event, 2000
A-1 Cleaning Enterprises, Inc., 2001       Dovetail Collection, 2003                Matt Villano, 2007                                 State Farm Insurance, Andy
  Above the Wine Country Balloon      Edward Jones Investments, Loretta            Mike McGuire, 2006                                         Esquivel, 1999
              Tours, 2004                      P. Strong, 2004                Memorial Beach Veterinary                                        TELCS, 2003
       Amoruso Printing, 1985                   Fideaux, 2003                         Hospital, 1996                                      Thirty Four North Wine
       Artiste Winery & Tasting              Firefly Lodge, 2003          Mill Creek Safety Instruction, 1992                                 Merchant, 2005
             Studio, 2007            Full Spectrum Properties, Inc., 2003        No Name Resort, 2006                                Vacation Homes, Inn Style, 2007
Bella Vineyards & Wine Caves, 2005        Gary Plass Company, 2006                The Office Spot, 1992                                       Vignettes, 2006
 Best Western-Dry Creek Inn, 1984     Getaway Adventures/Wine Country      Pacific Coast Air Museum, 2001                             Vintage Valley Catering, 2007
 Blood Bank of the Redwood, 2002               Bike Tours, 2007              Paloma Design Group, 2003                               Windrose Romantic Cottages and
          Bob’s Signs, 2003          Healdsburg Area Winery Tours, 2002         Plaza Arts Center, 2003                                    Water Tower, 2005
             Bovolo, 2005            Healdsburg Community Band, 2001              Plaza Gourmet, 1986                                Wine Country Travelodge, 2002
        Calderwood Inn, 1988               Healdsburg Community                    Rete Footnote, 2007                                  Winegrowers of Dry Creek
       Camellia Cellars, 2000                    Chorus, 1997                   River Rock Casino, 2002                                         Valley, 2001
      Carreras Auto Body, 2000       Healdsburg Country Gardens, 1990       Rita F. Robinson, Ph.D.,1991                             Ziegler & Sons Publishing, 2004
  Center Street Café & Deli, 2005       Healdsburg Dog House, 2001        Rotten Robbie Gas Station, 2005
              Clutch, 2001            Healdsburg Inn on the Plaza, 2005 Russian River Wine Company, 2001
             Costco, 2002                Healdsburg Optometry, 2000                                                                            Thank You!
            Healdsburg Chamber Volunteer Directors & Staff                                                                              BUSINESS MATTERS
             OFFICERS                          Mark Gladden, Passalacqua, Mazzoni                      STAFF                                 is a publication of the
                    Chair                                   & Gladden, et al                 Craig Schmidt, President/CEO
                                                                                                                                       Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce
  Loretta Strong, Edward Jones Investments       Jan Kiely, RN, CPHQ, Healdsburg               Briana Gwynne, Events &
                                                           District Hospital                      Promotions Director                          & Visitors Bureau
                 Vice Chair
    Michael Skurtun, Healdsburg Nursery            Darin Kotalik, Palette Art Café         Nick Young, Visitor & Information
                                                 P.J. Lenz, Quaker Hill Development                 Services Director                 All Stories by Briana Gwynne, unless
                  Chair-Elect                  Renee Mengali, Mengali Accountancy                 Karen Aubert-Roach,                            otherwise noted.
   Lucy Lewand, Camellia Inn/All Seasons
                                                 Jeanne McCutchan, Investors Trust       Operations & Member Services Director
                   Treasurer                         Mortgage & Investment Corp.             Anne Carter & Marsha Lynch,                   HEALDSBURG CHAMBER OF
      Cindi Brown, North Coast Bank                       Mike Neal, DDS                          Weekend Assistants                     COMMERCE & VISITORS BUREAU
             Immediate Past Chair                 Vickie Norris, The Norris Group                                                             217 Healdsburg Avenue
                                                                                                 ECONOMIC                                      Healdsburg, CA 95448
    Gary Sumner, Coldwell Banker/PPM               Gary Plass, City of Healdsburg
                                                                                          DEVELOPMENT OFFICE                                   phone (707) 433-6935
                                                Judy Velasquez, Healdsburg Unified
               DIRECTORS                                                                           Herb Liberman                                fax (707) 433-7562
                                                            School District
     Dick Bertapelle, Innkeeping Concepts                                                 Economic Development Coordinator            
  Jan Gianni, Alexander Valley Winegrowers                                                         (707) 433-8234                            email
                                              able. Open Wednesday through Saturday       TINCKNELL & TINCKNELL
                                              from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m.     Consultants
                                              to 4 p.m. with dinner service Thursday      631 Center Street
                                              through Saturday.                           Healdsburg, CA 95448
                                              Phone 707-433-1035                          Jennifer Tincknell, Owner
                                                        Tincknell & Tincknell, Inc., has over 45
                                                            years of hands-on experience in wine
                                                                                          sales and marketing. Now celebrating the
DIANNE’S ESTATE JEWELLERY                     ARC DESIGN AND ARC GALLERY                  firm’s eleventh year in business in
Jewelry, Antiques                             Interior Decorators & Designers             Healdsburg, partners Jennifer and Paul
387 Healdsburg Avenue                         132 Matheson Street                         Tincknell work with U.S. wineries, wine
Healdsburg, CA 95448                          Healdsburg, CA 95448                        industry businesses, and international
Alex & Lucretia Jacobs, Owners                Julian and Marie Cohen, Owners              companies, with past and present clients
Dianne’s Estate Jewellery, LLC is a fine      ARC Design invites you to stop in to see    in New Zealand, France, Argentina, Ro-
jeweler specializing in one-of-a kind         our newly remodeled art gallery and inte-   mania, China, and Italy. T&T specializes
Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, and           rior studio. ARC Design has been creat-     in direct marketing, sales channel train-
Retro pieces, as well as beautifully hand-    ing beautiful interiors in Sonoma County    ing, branding, business strategies, and
crafted reproduction pieces. Dianne’s is      since 1997. They are a full service inte-   design. Design projects include elegant,
a second generation family business.          rior design company, open to any chal-      functional, websites, traditional and alter-
Founded as Dianne’s Old & New Estates         lenge, offering international resources     native wine packaging, and corporate
in 1989 by Charles and Dianne Jacobs,         and excellence in design. Owners Julian     identities. Tincknell & Tincknell also
they quickly established themselves as        and Marie have over 30 years experience     provides marketing, sales, and brand
“The Place” in San Francisco for unique       in the design field. Whether you need a     audits; product strategies; and HR vetting
and beautiful engagement rings. In 1997,      home designed, a kitchen remodeled,         and screening. Open Monday through
their youngest son Alexander came on          window coverings or simply a sofa, they     Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
board to launch “The Jewel of Orleans”        can make your dream a reality. Open         Phone 707-433-9726
inside Disneyland Park in Anaheim, CA.        Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5
And in September 2008, they became the        p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
newest addition to the Healdsburg com-        Phone 707-433-2147
munity. Dianne’s takes pride in a clean                            C. DONATIELLO WINERY
track record with the BBB and a great                          Wineries
fan club on You can visit Di-                                                   4035 Westside Road
anne’s Estate Jewelry in Downtown             MACPHAIL FAMILY WINES                       Healdsburg, CA 95448
Healdsburg just off the plaza at the cor-     Wineries                                    Robert Conard, Director of
ner of Healdsburg Avenue and North            851 Magnolia Drive                          Hospitality
Street. Hours are Wednesday through           Healdsburg, CA 95448                        A visit to their estate is a retreat from the
Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed         James MacPhail, Owner/                      mundane, a respite of beauty, harmony
Tuesdays.                                     Winemaker                                   and excellence. The rare combination of
Phone 707-395-0855                            MacPhail Family Wines was founded in        their phenomenal location, sweeping                  1998 with the sole passion to handcraft     view, exceptional wine and accommodat-                  Pinot Noir from premier Sonoma and          ing staff help them stand apart, even
                                              Mendocino county appellations. Open         among the considerable stars of the Rus-
A DIVINE AFFAIR                               Monday through Friday by appointment        sian River Valley.
Restaurants                                   only.                                       Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
330 Healdsburg Avenue                         Phone 707-433-4780                          Phone 707-431-4442
Healdsburg, CA 95448                            
Kahleen Nowak, Owner/Chef                        
A Divine Affair offers a casual, warm
and inviting setting for lunch in the heart
of downtown Healdsburg with a Season-
ally focused menu and sustainable busi-
ness practices that support local produc-
ers. Enjoy a glass of wine in their patio,
lunch or take out and look for Harvest
Suppers this Fall! Full service catering,
private events and box lunches are avail-

            November/December 2008 Issue ♦ Business Matters
           Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

          Healdsburg Chamber Business Ribbon Cuttings
  If your business is new to the Healdsburg Chamber, or if you have not had a ribbon cutting in the past, give us a call, we’d love to
                                                           come see you!

Sonoma Sparkler                                                           Elite Tanning Spa
Sonoma Sparkler has moved their administration offices                    A new tanning facility has opened up at 103 A Powell
across the street—to 14 Healdsburg Avenue, Suite B.                       Avenue. Owners Blaine Spotswood and Tara Standifer are
Owner and Cider Master David Cordtz is pictured holding                   pictured cutting the ribbon.
the scissors, with his wife, Ari Smith Cordtz.
                                                                                           Photo courtesy of The Healdsburg Tribune
                Photo courtesy of The Healdsburg Tribune

A Divine Affair                                                           Jackie’s Sports Bar
After much anticipation, A Divine Affair has opened up at                 The Western Boot has been transformed into Jackie’s
330 Healdsburg Avenue, serving foods driven by a local,                   Sports Bar, at 9 Mitchell Lane. Manager Matt Callahan is
and seasonal menu. Feel free to enjoy your meal with your                 pictured behind the bar, cutting the ribbon.
favorite pooch on their dog-friendly patio. Owner Kahleen
Nowak is pictured cutting the ribbon.                                                      Photo courtesy of The Healdsburg Tribune
                Photo courtesy of The Healdsburg Tribune

           November/December 2008 Issue ♦ Business Matters