Hennessy Advisors second-quarter earnings rise 400%

NOVATO — Fueled by an acquisition that significantly increased its assets under management, Hennessy Advisors, Inc. (OTCBB: HNNA) today announced a 400 percent increase in second-quarter earnings. Those earnings were equivalent to 20 cents per share, compared with 4 cents per a year before. Net income for the quarter was…

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Share your thoughts: Rohnert Park casino hiring to affect job market?

In less than a year’s time, Sonoma County will be home to the Bay Area’s largest casino, a prospect that has some people and businesses anticipating a significant economic boon to the region while others still vow to block a project in the making since 2003. Backers of the massive…

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E-Auction Extravaganza is Live for Viewing

Wine lovers around the world, from novice to enthusiast, can still get in on the action of this year’s sold-out Auction Napa Valley by bidding on the event’s global E-Auction. Viewing of the more than 170 uniquely exciting lots is now live at auctionnapavalley.org. The E-Auction opens on Sunday, May…

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Marin multifamily housing developer plans $500M in projects

MILL VALLEY — Thompson Dorfman Partners, LLC, today said it plans to spend $500 million in the next three years building multifamily and mixed-use developments in Northern California and hired a veteran of such projects to oversee the expansion. Gillian Sutton Cho The 14-year-old company hired Gillian Sutton Cho as…

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Construction: Novato game maker builds Petaluma ‘mocap’ studio

Novato-based 2K, a video-game publishing label of New York-based Take-Two Interactive Software (Nasdaq: TTWO), is expanding its North Bay development studios for the second time in the past several months. The company has leased nearly 15,000-square-feet of warehouse space on Cypress Drive in Petaluma that is being transformed into a…

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North Coast hospital upgrades exceed half-billion dollars

From Marin to Mendocino, hospital projects underway represent at least a combined $550 million in construction spending. And it’s a number that will double when one of the largest projects — the $500 million rebuild of Marin General Hospital — gets off the ground as planned. While the Marin Healthcare…

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Banking: Bank of Marin CFO leaves for First Cal; American AgCredit issues largest-ever dividend

Bank of Marin Chief Financial Officer Christina Cook is leaving the bank. Ms. Cook informed the bank of her resignation on April 22, effective May 10, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ms. Cook is leaving to become CFO of Petaluma-based First California Mortgage Company. “Chris…

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Honoring Napa’s heroes

 (Editor’s note: This column from the Napa Chamber of Commerce will be a regular feature of Napa News.) Building a better community is key to the Chamber of Commerce’s success in fostering the growth of local businesses. One way we focus on our local community each year is by honoring…

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If I had a million dollars…

That popular refrain from that Barenaked Ladies song has been going through my head the past couple of days. It often does at this time of year, as we approach our annual Auction Napa Valley fundraiser and celebration of all the things that make Napa Valley special – wine, cuisine and the…

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“Tap” into #wine from #Blackbird #Vineyards, Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley and Recuerdo Wines

Bespoke Collection Wine Brands Launch 20L, Recyclable Keg Program to Wholesale Partners NAPA VALLEY, Calif., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Bespoke Collection has recently tapped into the innovative wine-keg movement by offering Blackbird Vineyards 2012 Arriviste Rose and Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley 2012 Hudson Vineyard Sans Chêne Sauvignon Blanc in 20L,…

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