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September 2012 VOL. 23 NO.

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Its All the Rage: Tarla Mediterranean Grill

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Owner, Yusuf Topal, REALLY did his homework before opening Tarla, which is Turkish for from the earth. He researched what was missing from Napas very cool restaurant scene. Yusuf wanted to feature fresh, locally-grown food in a physical space that is VERY inviting and friendly. He insists that Tarla will remain reasonably priced, with no item on the menu more than $20. To his credit, Tarla has not had a slow day since it opened, with locals leading the way, as word of mouth spreads. John and I walked into Tarla to have lunch and immediately felt welcome in a very hip atmosphere that reminded us of Vancouver, New York or Chicago. We were greeted by Lucy, Tarlas lovely hostess, and served by Zabatiel, who took great care to make sure everything was perfect. Tarla is relatively small, with table seating for 32, bar seating for 14 and 8 seats outside. Zan Situ, a fabulous young designer from Projects A to Z designed everything Tarla the logo, the kitchen, the interior AND coordinated construction. The dcor is simply elegant, with bright orange mixed with beautiful marble, leather chairs, and
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$75.7 Million In Youthbuild Grants For Programs Nationwide


Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced more than $75 million in YouthBuild grants to help out-of-school youth earn a high school or General Educational Development diploma while learning critical occupational skills in construction, health care, information technology and other fields. YouthBuild offers young people the opportunity to earn academic and industryrecognized credentials, practice the skills theyll need to succeed at work, and experience what it means to contribute to their own success and that of their communities, said Secretary Solis. The grants range from $700,000 to $1.1 million each and together will fund 74 YouthBuild programs in 28 states and the District of Columbia. They will help nearly 5,000 young people obtain the certifications and skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Including todays grantees, the Labor Department now actively funds 127 YouthBuild programs around the country.
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Turn Negative Feedback to a WOW! Experience Napa Artists Open Their Studios to You MIXPO Recap at SpringHill Suites By Marriott

Napa County Roads Get Overlays RCU Helps Prevent 1500 from ID Theft NV Film Festival Showcase Event

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5 Tips for Turning Negative Feedback on Facebook into a WOW! Experience


By: Engagement Marketing Blog

As a small business, you always want to try to provide a WOW! experience customers will love, remember, and want to tell their friends about. These experiences dont always happen when things are running smoothly and everyone is happyoften, its quite the opposite. When your customers, clients, members, or supporters are unhappy, for whatever reason, its one of the best opportunities to show just how committed you are to providing them with a memorable experience. But what happens when that unhappy customer goes to your Facebook Page to share their negative feedback? How do you deliver a WOW! experience then? Here are 5 tips to turn a disappointed fan into a happier customer. 1. Know what people are saying You cant respond if you dont

know whats being said. Free tools such as NutshellMail and HootSuite can help you stay on top of what people are posting on your Facebook Page so youre always in the know and can respond appropriately. 2. Respond quickly and publicly If you see a complaint posted on your Facebook Page, dont ignore itor worse, delete it. Instead, respond as quickly as possible with a polite message that says Sorry youre having a problem, or Sorry the experience/meal/product/ service wasnt to your liking, and a quick offer to help make things better. This shows others youre listening and you want to improve the situation. 3. Be real and forthcoming with information Most often, your fans just want the truth. They are fans for a reason. They support your business and trust that youll do whats best for them. Dont betray that trust and make a bad situation worse by avoiding the facts. 4. Dont fight fire with fire Whether or not you agree with the feedback received, dont get defensive or start a debate with the personespecially if the feedback is irrational or insulting.

One of the worst things you can do is broadcast a he said, she said discussion for all to see. Some things are just going to be a personal opinion and you cant change that. Focus on what you can change: the customer experience. 5. Take the conversation offline If you can, offer to get in touch with your dissatisfied customer offline, either through email, phone, or by asking the customer to come in to your place of business to talk with you in person. Obviously, you dont want to ask the person to broadcast his or her personal info on your Facebook Page, but its better to deal with these kinds of issues outside of social media. The power of the WOW! experience More often than not, your fans will appreciate your response, understand the situation, and be much happier than they were when they first shared the feedback. You never want to disappoint your customers, but dealing with the situation successfully when it happens, will not only make them say WOW! it can also turn them into a valuable advocate for your business.

Promotions & Marketing, Brand Identity Strategies


Hosted by the Napa Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Constant Contact! Speaker, Karen Rice, Regional Development Director for Northern California will lead the series. Join us for this vital workshop! This workshop outlines a promotional plan from the creation of a company statement to comprehensive sales strategies, and explores the marketing process by which companies create value for customers and build stronger customer relationships. This workshop includes case studies and best practices with other tools and techniques that can all be utilized to effectively and efficiently increase your business. AugustineIdeas will share their brand identity strategies: how to build a brand and engage that brand with your audience to build loyalty.

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very cool lighting at the bar, made with recycled wine bottles. Yusufs lovely wife, Breanna, a 5th grade teacher in Napa, makes sure there are fresh flowers and unique candles at every table. The tables are also adorned with white copper water glasses; hand made in Turkey, that give each table an exotic Mediterranean feel. As important as the dcor is to Yusuf, the great care he takes to attend to his customers, offering amazing food served by an attentive rotating staff of 36 is equally important. Tarla serves fabulous Mediterranean food, some Greek and some Turkish, and has a very full and interesting wine list made up of 86 local and international wines, plus Turkish beer, Kona beer, and even a Speakeasy Prohibition Ale. He changes the wines-by-the-glass every week to get his customers coming back for more and to see whats new and different. Yusufs goal is to have 125 wines on his list by this summer; 50% International and 50% local, with a very reasonable markup. Chef, Gerry Castro was recently the executive sous chef at Murray Circle in Sausalito and, before that, the chef at Farmstead in St. Helena. He and Yusuf make sure that everything is made fresh; from the homemade breads and desserts that start daily at 5:30 a.m., to the Pita, Hummus,
3 Course Tequlia Tasting at Fridas Mexican Grill was a Huge Hit!

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the incredible Spanokopita, the olive oil served with olives and chili flakes, the Dolmas, Greek fries and wonderful soups. A different Turkish dish is featured every day. Dorothy started her lunch with an Efes beer from Turkey ($5) and John had a glass of his favorite, John Anthony Sauvignon Blanc ($10). John grew up on the south side of Chicago and loves Greek food, so he was ecstatic to see Saganaki ($9.50) on the menu. Saganaki is a traditional, flaming cheese dish from Cyprus, covered in champagne syrup and served flaming at your table ... not something you see every day at lunch in Napa. Yusuf joined us for a bit and recommended that we also try his Istanbul Style Stuffed Mussels with

rice, currants, pine nuts and fresh dill ($8), warm Hummus with freshly made Pita bread ($6) and Dolma, stuffed grape leaves with rice and pine nuts ($5). Each was fabulous, and we shared them with the folks at our neighboring table, who were also at Tarla for the first time. They are new owners of another exciting retail store, B Real womens clothing, next to Fish Story on the Napa River. We all agreed that each item was outstanding. We waddled out of Tarla thinking that, if Yusuf was trying to create a true destination restaurant in Napa, he succeeded in spades. Even if you have to wait for a while to be seated, its worth the wait. Or, put together a group of 6 or more and you can get a reservation. This place is amazing! Try it soon!

The crowd was lively and excited for this delicious tasting and food pairing. Held on 8/29/12 this party was just what the doctor ordered for a Wednesday night in Napa. If you missed the tasting, be sure to visit them soon, with daily happy hours and hot eats, you cant go wrong. Check out their website for more info: http://www.fridasnapavalley.com/

Whether youre a collector, an art lover or just curious about how various kinds of artwork are created, this is your once-a-year opportunity to meet Napa Valleys finest artists and experience their work spaces. Come and satisfy your artistic curiosity while enjoying all the beauty and sensual pleasures that a tour through California Wine Country has to offer. This is the 25th Anniversary of Napa Valley Open Studiosa free, self-guided art discovery tourand it promises to be our best one yet! During the last two weekends in September, 74 participating artists at 43 different studio locations will be welcoming you into their creative spaces. From the City of Napa in the south to Calistoga in

Napa Valley Open Studios Celebrates 25th Anniversary September 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2012

the north, all up and down the Valley, you can visit with artists working in every medium. Some will be giving demonstrations, but all will be glad to share how they do what they do, and show you the results. Studios will be open from 10:00am to 5:00pm both weekends. In this high-tech world we live in its important to remember that there are still talented people creating beautiful artwork the old fashioned wayby hand. The mission of Napa Valley Open Studios is to create awareness and an appreciation of the painters, sculptors, potters, jewelers, photographers, and glass and fiber artists working throughout the Napa Valley. We hope that opening our creative spaces and sharing our processes first hand will educate and inspire the community at large to support our working artists.

Join us for an evening of Casino Games, Silent Auction, Hors doeuvres, and indulge in some of Napas finest Wines and Beers to benefit

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Napa County Roads Will Get Overlays In September


(NAPA, California) Residents in unincorporated parts of Napa County will see improvements to several of their roads throughout the month of September. Construction is expected to occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on most of the affected roads. A list of affected roads and construction dates follows: Silverado Trail, from Zinfandel Lane to Skellenger Lane: Sept. 4 through Sept. 7 Oak Knoll Avenue, from Silverado Trail to Highway 29: Sept. 13 and Sept. 17 Old Sonoma Road, from Napa city limits to Highway 121: Sept. 19 through Sept. 21 South Kelly Road, from Highway 29 to Jameson Canyon Road: Sept. 14 through Sept. 15 American Canyon Road, from American Canyon city limits to Solano County: Sept. 24 through Sept. 26 Big Ranch Road, from Rosewood to Oak Knoll Avenue: Sept. 19 through Sept. 22 Trancas Street, from Napa city limits to Highway 121: Sept. 23 through Sept. 25 Residents in the work areas will be notified by letter at least 48 hours in advance of the construction, and the road will be open to travel at all times during construction. However, there will be short periods of time where traffic is limited to oneway travel with a flagperson at either end of the work area. The County acknowledges that construction may pose a minor inconvenience to motorists for a short period of time and appreciates the patience of the surrounding community. It is recommended that motorists seek out alternate routes during construction or simply allow for more travel time between destinations.

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The YouthBuild grants announced today are the first awarded under new program regulations published in February 2012, which expand occupational skills training beyond construction to include fast-growing industries such as health care and information technology. The construction skills training programs funded teach valuable skills to participants who build or rehabilitate housing for low-income or homeless individuals and families in their communities. The non-construction skills training programs funded include leadership development and community service elements to ensure

that youth maintain a connection to their communities through service and volunteerism. YouthBuild is a nonresidential, communitybased alternative education program that provides classroom instruction and occupational skills training to at-risk individuals ages 16-24. Many participants have been in the juvenile justice system, are aging out of foster care, have dropped out of high school, or are otherwise at-risk of failing to reach key educational milestones and opportunities that lead to career fulfillment. To see the full report of Grants Awarded, go to http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ ETA20121782.htm

Redwood Credit Union Helps 1,500 People Prevent ID Theft


Redwood Credit Union (RCU) recently partnered with Shred-It, Integrity Shred, and Computer Recycling Center to host their 6th annual community Shred-A-Thon at their Administrative Offices in Santa Rosa. Fifteen hundred people attended (more than double the number of attendees in 2011), shredding approximately 22.5 tons of sensitive documents, and recycling a truckload of e-waste items. Additionally, this was the first year attendees were encouraged to bring a canned food donation to benefit the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB), and nearly 1,000 pounds of canned food were collected during Saturdays efforts. A free educational seminar on Credit & Debit Card Fraud Prevention was also presented at the event by RCUs Loss Recovery Department, providing tips and information about the latest trends in fraud and identity theft, and how consumers can protect their confidential information. Response to the event was overwhelmingly positive, and attendees expressed their appreciation in a variety of ways. Thanks for the Shred-a-Thon this past weekend. I have a small bookkeeping business and had a brown paper bag full of things that needed shredding. Thanks to you guys now
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I dont have to waste the time doing it myself! posted one Member on RCUs Facebook page. We are pleased to offer our community this free opportunity each year to safely dispose of sensitive paperwork, in addition to educating them about protecting themselves from these crimes, said Robin McKenzie, Senior Vice President at RCU. One of the simplest, most effective precautions against ID theft and fraud is to shred old documents, such as financial statements, cancelled checks, credit card offers, and other documents containing personal information, McKenzie added.
Founded in 1950, RCU is a full-service financial cooperative, offering competitive financial products and services to fulfill consumer and small business financial needs, including checking and savings accounts, consumer and mortgage lending, credit cards, investments, business services, insurance and more. Anyone living or working in the North Bay or San Francisco can benefit from becoming a Member of Redwood Credit Union, which currently serves 220,000 Members with $2 billion in assets. RCU has 18 local full-service branch locations from San Francisco to Ukiah. For more information, please call (707) 545-4000, toll-free 1 (800) 4797928, or visit www.redwoodcu.org.

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Showrooming Reaching Tipping Point, Changing Retail


Showrooming is the trend towards shoppers visiting stores to see a product, but then buying it online or from some other store. The reason is theyve used their smartphone to compare prices and have found the product cheaper elsewhere - and elsewhere is usually online. A recent study by GroupM Next found that 44% of consumers use a mobile device when shopping in stores. They also found if the price difference in-store vs. online is more than $5.00, most customers using mobile devices will leave. Showrooming is a great example of a trend taking years to reach the mainstream. While the term is relatively new, the idea goes back to 1980s and during the first Internet boom in the 1990s there were quite a few startups focused on providing this type of information. But the technology wasnt ready. Today, it is. Effective showrooming requires smart mobile devices and high speed
Artisan Wine Tours, LLC receives top recognition from a prestigious travel trade publication. The following article was released in the companys Wine Trails Newsletter for July. (New York, New York & Sonoma, CA) For a business of any size, this type of coverage comes along once in a lifetime. Artisan Wine Tours which serves both the Napa Valley and the Sonoma County received high praise from the editorial director of Luxury Travel Advisor. The feature followed a full days tour with Questex publishings Ruthanne Terrero and her husband. The excursion, out of San Francisco, focused on three venues in the Sonoma Valley; a region requested by Ms. Terrero. She has done articles in the past on the Napa Valley as well. We knew of the strategic importance of Luxury Travel Advisor Magazine, said Lin Durling, founder and managing member of Artisan Wine Tours. I had met Ms. Terrero briefly during one of our exhibits at Luxury Travel Expo, he said. When the opportunity was presented, I knew her background, talent as a writer, and what strength an article in LTA could bring to a small company like ours, Durling said. Our venues, Robert Hunter Winery, the legendary Hanzell, and Loxton Cellars hit

mobile networks and both technologies are now powerful enough to support the mainstream use of showrooming. Based on our work, we think the impact of showrooming is being underestimated by many. This often happens with technology trends. One of my favorite trend forecasting quotes comes from Roy Amara, one of the founders of the Institute for the Future. He said: We often overestimate the near term impacts of a new technology, and underestimate the long term impacts. Over the next few years the number of consumers owning and using smartphones to showroom will increase substantially. This will cause a fundamental shift in retailing. Our advice to small retailers is dont ignore or underestimate this trend. Start figuring out now how youre going to survey and thrive in the new world of price transparency.
the ball out of the park, Durling said. We could not have been more pleased with the hospitality extended and the quality of the wine that was poured. The end result, about three months after the tour, was a three page editorial feature entitled A Day with Artisan Wine Tours. http://artisanwinetours.com/home/ accolades/luxury-travel-advisor-reviewsartisan-wine-tours Artisan Wine Tours has become known for its robust website and its multimedia featuring the colorful personalities that live and work in the region. One of the most recent multimedia features Calistoga Character focused on the 150+ year old history of the town and how that history gives Calistoga its character today. http://artisanwinetours.com/ discoveries/audio-slideshows/calistoga I grew up in the North Bay on a small ranch outside of Petaluma and after thirty years in broadcasting and working in San Francisco (KGO Newstalk AM810) and Los Angeles on All News KFWB News 98, it is such a pleasure to come home and help to promote the region, Durling said. We do more to promote others on our website and newsletter than we do for ourselves, he said. If we do our job right with our features and multimedia to provide a potential visitor an education about what they can see, do, and taste, weve done our job.
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Artisan Wine Tours Receives Prestigous Recognition!

This October, Traditional Home Magazine will sponsor its firstever Showhouse in the heart of the Napa Valley at the Cardinale Winery Estate, in the renowned Oakville District. Ten of the countrys finest interior designers will draw inspiration from the beauty of the Napa Valley and surrounding vineyards and transform the Cardinale estate home. The Showhouse opens with a Gala Preview Cocktail Party on Thursday, October 4, and will be open to the public for nearly six weeks from Friday, October 5 Sunday, November 11. For information on tours, go to TraditionalHome.com/ NapaShowhouse. Timed to coincide with Traditional Homes sponsorship of the Napa Valley Film Festival, which runs November 7 - 11, 2012, all Showhouse proceeds will benefit the Napa Valley Film Festival. www.napavalleyfilmfest.org

Hwy 29 Work Has Begun Access St. Helena

The first of two projects to improve Hwy 29 south of St Helena began this week, when a PG&E contractor started work to dig a trench, underground the overhead utility lines, and, ultimately, remove the utility poles along the highway between Mee Lane and Charter Oak Drive. After that project is complete, Caltrans is planning to follow up with a project of its own. You can find out about the projects, the schedules and the possible traffic impacts at www.accesssthelena.org.

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Accounting

B&V Accounting Plus Tax Services LLC Victoria Boudreaux, (707)731-9757, Vallejo vboudreaux@bvaccountingplustax.com bvaccountingplustax.com
Bed & Breakfast Accommodations

Health Care Services

Napa Valley Sleep Solutions Robert Williams, (707)928-5442 1000 Professional Drive, Napa info@napavalleysleepsolutions.com www.napavalleysleepsolutions.com
Human Resources

Wedding Sites

Elopements Tuscan Style Leigh Milleur, (707)942-5259 PO Box 322, Calistoga leighfoto@gmail.com elopementstuscanstyle.com
Wine Tasting Rooms

Black Rock Inn Jeff Orlik, (707)968-7893 3100 N Silverado Trail, St. Helena jeff@blackrockinn.net www.blackrockinn.net
Childrens Clothing

Tambi Jackson Human Resources Consulting (707)373-1192 American Canyon tambi@tjhrconsulting.com www.tjhrconsulting.com
Kitchen and Bath Design

Heritage Vineyards of Napa, LLC Marguerite Capp, (707)224-4575 1245 First St, Napa
Womens Apparel & Accessories

Avon Independent Rep Susan Susie Chilton, (707)255-3284 susan.chilton@att.net www.youravon.com/susanchilton


Consignment Shop

Dimensions Unlimited Jane B. Ewer, (707)552-6800 1080 Nimitz Ave., Ste 400, Vallejo info@ducabinetry.com www.ducabinetry.com
Non Profit Organizations

CAbi Jo Costanzo, (707)580-0494 www.jocostanzo.cabionline.com

Treasure Box Consignment Tracy St. John, (707)255-8269 814 Third St, Napa treasureboxconsignment@yahoo.com www.treasure-box-consignment.com
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North Valley Teen Challenge Rey Bernardes, (707)246-8744 1055 Azuar Dr, Vallejo info@teenchallenge.net teenchallenge.net

Pastranomy Delicatessen Allen Miller, (707)483-3354 Corner of Clinton & Main, Napa info@pastranomy.com www.pastranomy.com

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Easy ways to capitalize on your Napa Chamber membership!


Join us on Facebook/Twitter at NapaChamber and our LinkedIn Group at Napa Chamber of Commerce! Bring in your marketing materials for our Visitors Wall, we get 5-15 walk-ins, daily! Check your online Business Directory Listing and Description! If you dont have a description or want to enhance your current listing, email Paula@NapaChamber.com remember to stay within 100 words. Send business news press releases to Angie@NapaChamber.com for publication in our monthly Business Focus E-newsletter - Member News section... this valuable marketing service is included in your membership!
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Attend any Networking Event, bookmark our online AT-A-GLANCE calendar at NapaChamber. com to pick the most effective events for your business! Order your Labor Law Poster from the Chamber Store at NapaChamber.com or call Lynn Page at 707.254.1145 with compliance questions. Use your New Member discount for E-Sheets, a great way to market your business (50% off 1sttime E-sheet within 3 months)! Take advantage of the Member2Member Discount program. Save money at the stores and businesses you shop with! Consider adding your business as a participant in the program. Visit NapaChamber.com/member_savings Sign up for the special Office Depot program to receive discounts on supplies you all ready purchase! NapaChamber.com/member_savings
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PROVIDING NETWORK BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES

MIXPO at SpringHill Suites By Marriott!

Visit our FB page for more photo albums of fun!

Our MIXPO in August buzzed with excitement as 100+ attendees came to network and socialize. Everyone enjoyed great food from Ristorante La Strada, Fridas Mexican Grill, Tarla Meditarrian Grill as Robert Mondavi and Black Stallion wine was poured! PLAN AHEAD: Well see you at Reata Winery for our next MIXER, Sept. 20, 5:30-7pm!

Susan Sharman of Sharman Studios shows off her beautifully designed marketing materials.

Ali Yildirim, Co-Owner of Tarla Mediterranean GrillYUMM!

Need More Office Space? How About a View Like This?

Former home of Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts is Now Available for Lease Up to 79,941 SF Office & Retail Space Divisible to 10,000 SF Located Along the Napa River in Downtown Napa, at 500 First Street Includes Impressive Office Space with River Views, an On-site Restaurant, Caf, Movie Theater & More Leasing Inquiries: Contact Cushman & Wakefield @ 707.421.2900 For more photos and info visit: www.500FirstStreetNapa.com
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Fridas Mexican Grill dished out some delicious food for hungry MIXPO goers!

Bob Taft, Sandra and Dr. Craig Sultan and Karen Smith- Having way too much fun at the MIXPO!

Brenda Roberts shows her lovely scarves, from Baker Street Downtown!

Roxann Gallegos and Joyce Davis of Costco

Community Resources for Children and Congressman Mike Thompson, Honorary Chair invite you to:

Harvest Cabaret
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Silos at the Historic Napa Mill, 530 Main St, Napa Wine and food tastings Entertainment Silent auction Wine cellar raffle Tickets are $75. Buy tickets online at www.crcnapa.org, by mail, or by calling 707-253-0376 ext 101

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Providing Network Building Opportunities to Create Business Relationships Representing the Interest of Business with Government Creating a Strong Local Economy Supporting a Sustainable Future Promoting the Community Political Action For membership information call Sherrell Harper - 707.334.1568

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Debra Dommen, Chair of the Board.......................................... Treasury Wine Estates Cherie Knox, Chair-Elect ........................................................... Redwood Credit Union Ken Frank, Vice-Chair Advocacy .................................................La Toque Restaurant Kent Kuhlmann, Vice-Chair Resources ........................ Kuhlmann Associates Financial Richard Rybicki, Vice-Chair Membership ................................ Rybicki & Associates Pamela Gleeson, Treasurer ...........................................................Business Consultant Ryan Gregory, Immediate Past Chair ......................Riechers, Spence and Associates

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Scott Adams, Comcast; Tom Buck, Beau Wine Tours & Limousine Service; John Cardinale, State Farm Insurance; Sandy Elles, Napa County Farm Bureau; Jeri Gill, Sustainable Napa County; Clay Gregory, The Napa Valley Destination Council; Paul Hicks, Payroll Masters Inc; Cathy DAngelo Holmes, Coldwell Banker Commercial; Bill Lockhart, Edward Jones; Barry Martin, City of Napa; Kevin Massie, Napa Ford Lincoln Mercury; Beth Painter, Balanced Planning; Linda Parks, Lixit Corp.; Jaime Penaherrera, Queen of the Valley Medical Center; Suzanne Shiff, Napa Valley Coalition of Nonprofit Agencies; Don Shindle, Westin Verasa Napa; Dr. Patrick Sweeney, Napa Valley Unified School District; Kevin Teague, Holman Teague Roche Anglin LLP.; Cindy Webber, Napa Valley Register, dba Napa Valley Publishing

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