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Nancy Bailey

General Manager & Director of Marketing

Sally Tomatoes

Restaurant and catering company

Sally Tomatoes is a restaurant and catering company that specializes in quality service and customer satisfaction. We focus on providing first-rate food and service for your next meal or event. From our cafe to our event center and banquet rooms, we are ready to deliver high-quality cooking at an affordable price.

Vision & Philosophy

Sally Tomatoes has years of experience in the restaurant and catering industry, allowing us to meet our customers’ needs time after time. Sally Tomatoes is proud to offer every level of catering, whether it is a buffet event, a formal sit down dinner or a business meeting.

We provide open communication and strive to meet our customers’ catering concepts. We put our customers first because we take pleasure in what we do and how we treat our valued patrons. You will be able to walk away with a full stomach and a positive experience.

Our Food

Excellent cuisine starts with superior ingredients. Our dishes feature products from local farmers, merchants and artisans. Sally Tomatoes ensures the highest quality of food at our cafe and bar or for a successful catering affair at our event center with banquet room options.

We are proud to serve authentic, great-tasting food in a friendly atmosphere. We use old world tradition in our catering endeavors for the best flavor. Clients are able to consume handcrafted sauces and slow-roasted meats that are prepared on-site.

Our Community

From our charitable donations to community recognition, Sally Tomatoes cares about our local neighborhood and economic development. We have a strong involvement with the community promoting success for local businesses and residents.

Establishing a sense of community is at the heart of our operations. We are proud of our relationships and we invite you to visit our Community tab for a complete list of Sonoma County organizations that we have formed an association with.

Harmony Farm Supply

Farm Supply ...for better growing from the ground up

For over 30 years, Harmony Farm Supply has been helping farmers and gardeners grow food, flowers, and lawns using cutting-edge earth-friendly practices. From biological pest control to drip-irrigation to solar powered living, Harmony Farm Supply has what you need to be the best land steward that you can be.

Contact Information
707-823-9125
Sebastopol

RSF Social Finance

Transforming the way the world works with money
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RSF Social Finance is a nonprofit financial services organization dedicated to transforming the way the world works with money. Inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner, RSF offers investing, lending, and giving services that generate positive social and environmental impact while fostering community and collaboration among participants. In partnership with our investors and donors, RSF has made $275 million in loans and over $130 million in grants since 1984 to for-profit and nonprofit social enterprises working in the areas of Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship. Underlying all our work is a spirited conversation about the role that money can play in the development of humanity.

Contact Information
Mark Herrera
(415) 561-6160
San Francisco

Sustainable Money: A Systems View of Sustainable Economies

A systems view of sustainable economies. The global integration of manufacturing, trade, and industrial finance requires the local and regional integration of everything else. We will look at tools for maintaining adequate local liquidity: community banking, local (complementary) currencies, and Time Banking. We will also introduce some options for systematic sustainable local investment. David Brancaccio's PBS video Fixing the Future is a major resource.

Sonoma County Waste Management Agency

Recycling, hazardous waste disposal and composting information for residents and businesses in Sonoma County.
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About the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency:
The Sonoma County Waste Management Agency, formed in April 1992, is the joint powers authority of the nine incorporated cities and the County of Sonoma. The mission of the agency is waste diversion required by State law AB939 to reduce the amount of landfilled waste in the following areas: municipal yard debris, wood waste, household hazardous waste, education and planning.  

Since 1988, Sonoma County has reduced its per capita trash by half. However, Sonoma County could still achieve significantly higher diversion as it is estimated that about 70% of what is currently landfilledcould be recovered for recycling or for composting.  

Agency programs include: 

  •  Municipal composting program where curbside yard debris and veggie scraps are turned into compost at the Central Disposal Site by the Agency's contractor, Sonoma Compost Company.  
  •  Hazardous waste program for residents and businesses for proper disposal of items like paint, garden chemicals, automotive fluids, etc.  
  • Eco-Desk 565-DESK(3375) Answering questions about recycling, hazardous waste and other disposal issues.
     

  • Sonoma County Recycling Guide (English and Spanish versions) The Guide is a 32-pages comprehensive resource about Hazardous Waste Disposal options, CRV redemption sites for bottles & cans, curbside recycling, used motor oil drop-off recycling, A-Z Reuse & Recycling and much more! Call the Eco-Desk to get a printed copy or visit our web site to view the online page-flip Guide at http://www.recyclenow.org/recycling/recycling_guide.asp. Also, look for the Guide printed in the AT&T Yellow Pages under Recycling. 
  •  Monthly electronic recycling events to make it convenient to drop off computer equipment, consumer electronics, TVs, office equipment and kitchen/household appliances. 

New State Recycling Requirement for businesses, including government offices & schools, & multifamily dwellings

With the passage of AB 341, businesses are required to recycle on and after July 1, 2012. The purpose of the law is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting commercial solid waste to recycling efforts. According to the State, the commercial sector generates nearly three fourths of the solid waste in California. What can be recycled will vary by business. However, this effort targets mainly single-stream recycling where paper and bottles and cans are mixed together.

Free resources to help you comply with the new law. The Sonoma County Waste Management Agency offers a variety of free services and assistance to help you recy­cle and compost properly. Available to you are staff visits to assess your individual waste needs and help you save money, Sonoma County Recycling Guide English and/or Spanish versions, posters for single-stream recycling and recycling containers for indoor use. For details, visit http://www.recyclenow.org/business/commercial.asp

Contact Information
Sonoma County Waste Management Agency
707-565-3579
Santa Rosa

Comcast

Comcast is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services.

Comcast is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal.

Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.

NeatTweets

Showcasing a fine collection birdhouse art resembling historical Sonoma County landmarks and wineries.
Social Media

NeatTweets is currently an online store opened in 2010 to showcase and distribute a fine collection of birdhouse crafts, antiques and collectibles of the Sonoma County region.  NeatTweets is committed to providing treasures of Northern California, and offers a wide variety of collectibles and one-of-a-kind pieces. You can locate many of the landmarks and photos we promote on the interactive NeatTweets Locator Map.

NeatTweets is also a distributor of a fine collection stock photography concentrating on images of the landscapes and landmarks of the Sonoma Wine Country and Northern California taken by photographer Greg Zirbel.

Contact Information
Greg Zirbel
707-217-3690
Rohnert Park

Cotati Chamber of Commerce

Building a Prosperous, Safe, & Happy Community - Cotati Chamber of Commerce

The Cotati Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer member organization of business people and individuals that promote the economic well being of the City of Cotati and adjacent lands.  The Chamber fosters and promotes actions that enhance the local economy; provide employment, cultural, and recreational opportunities; and protect and preserve the environment.  We will continue to work together to ensure Cotati is an economically viable and desirable community in which to live and work.

Contact Information
Suzanne Whipple
707-795-5508
Cotati

North Bay Business Journal

Social Media

The North Bay Business Journal is a weekly business-to-business newspaper covering Sonoma, Napa and Marin counties. Our mission throughout the year  is to provide news, data and marketing solutions that businesses need to succeed. Now, more than ever, companies require leads for new business opportunities, quality networking events, reliable industry data and news on competitors, suppliers and customers.

Receive free Breaking News Email Alerts, attend industry conferences rich with information, expand your reach at networking events and stay up to date with a subscrition delivered to your desk weekly. Visit www.NorthBayBusinessJournal.com today!

Contact Information
707-521-5270
Santa Rosa

California MENTOR

Providing high quality, family based residential living options for adults with developmental disabilities.
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California MENTOR is the largest and most well-respected family home agency in California and we have been working to make a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities since 1997.  Our mission is to offer adults innovative, quality services and supports that lead to growth and independence, regardless of the physical, intellectual or behavioral challenges that they face.  Our philosophy emphasizes partnerships and enables people with developmental disabilities to shape the direction of their own lives in community based settings. 

Our organization recruits individuals and families who want make a difference by opening their hearts and homes to those with special needs.  We provide all of the training at no cost and prepare our Mentors to become certified caregivers in about 4 to 6 weeks.  Our extensive 'matching' process ensures the best possible fit for everyone involved and after placement, our Mentors receive monthly stipends that range from about $1,100 to $1,900 (non-taxable) per client with a maximum of two clients per home.

Contact Information
Jen Leslie - Program Recruiter
(707) 22401904 ext.15
Napa

Sonoma State Organization Development MA Program

Providing professional preparation for developing organizations and communities that are more sane and effective

This MA in Organization Development provides professional preparation for developing organizations and communities that are more sane and effective.

In four semesters participants gain the practical skills, conceptual knowledge, and field-tested experience to successfully lead organization and community improvement efforts.

Cohort groups of 15 students participate in seminar discussions, skill-building activities, and extensive field projects, under the guidance and supervision of experienced OD practitioner faculty.

This program has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity. We seek a broad spectrum of students, including members of under-represented groups.

Contact Information
Debora Hammond
(707) 664-3179
Rohnert Park

Tom Scott

Vice President and General Manager

Healthy Buildings Technology Group

Sustainable, Prefabricated, Healthy Homes and Classrooms
Contact Information
Malcolm Davies
415-299-1924
Napa

Behind the Scenes with B2B B Corporations: Building the vision and infrastructure to shape, support and scale the sustainable business economy.

Deborah Hirsh from the San Francisco office of nonprofit organization, B Lab, will describe the work of her organization to certify and support Certified B Corporations, including their latest initiatives to bring the B Corp message of corporate accountability and transparency to consumers. She’ll be joined by two visionaries from the B Corporation community for an enlightening conversation that will include fresh ideas for understanding the ever-evolving conscious consumer, as well as the latest public policy developments in California, Maryland, Vermont and six other states to support sustainable business.

Alvarado Street Bakery

Sprouted Wheat Breads, Bagels, Buns & Tortillas
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Solar Powered...Worker Empowered!

Contact Information
Julie Mager
707-283-0300
Petaluma

B Lab and the community of Certified B Corporations

Helping businesses to measure and communicate about their social and environmental impact
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B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. One of B Lab's primary initiatives is to build a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between "good companies" and just good marketing.  By enabling consumers, investors, potential employees, and policy makers to support these high-impact companies we can make sure that these businesses can scale - along with their impact.

B Lab's other two initiatives focus on supporting this growing ecosystem of companies creating good.  The first is the development of the Global Impact Investing Ratings System (GIIRS) in order to drive institutional investment to high impact global private equity investments; you can learn more about this investor-focused system at www.giirs.org.   Our third initiative is to advance supportive public policies, including creation of a new corporate form -- like the recently passed Benefit Corp legislation in Vermont, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia.  Please see our policy page for more updates on this part of our work.

B Lab is a 501(c)3 governed by a process of broad, transparent multi-stakeholder engagement. The Board of Directors has convened two independent Standards Advisory Councils that oversees the certification ratings and auditing requirements for B Corporations and GIIRS rated companies in both developed and emerging markets.

For more information about how B Lab supports the growing community of Certified B Corporations, read about our National B Corp Brand Campaign which is reaching 17 million values-driven consumers through print and digital media partners, Mother Earth News, Natural Home, Utne Reader, Herb Companion, Sustainable Industries, Care2.com.

Contact Information
Andy Fyfe

Energy Independence Program

Resources, rebates, incentives, contractors, & financing to help property owners save energy and money
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Our program provides financing strategies for home and businesses, enabling owners to apply whole house energy improvements which improve the property value, stimulate the economy, and create jobs for our community.

Contact Information
Energy Independence Program
707-565-6470
Santa Rosa

Old Habits Die Hard: How to Sprout and Cultivate Sustainability in the Workplace

As sustainability is reaching the mainstream, companies are asking how to take their efforts to the next level. After lights have been changed and the footprint measured, they know that the answer lies ins shifting habits. Join Susan Briski and Genevieve Taylor of CircadiaOne, in this interactive workshop in which we will explore a spectrum of methods for changing habits and creating a workplace in which sustainability is not just words on paper, but is expressed in daily actions. Whether you are an owner/proprietor, a manager, a CSO, or a green team member, we'll offer tools on how you can help your staff to integrate sustainability into the daily rhythms of the organization so you can continue to improve your organization's environmental, financial, and social performance.

Green Mary

Event Waste Diversion and EcoEducation, advancing reuse, maximizing compost, activating the community.
Social Media

Mary Munat has been doing event waste diversion in the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly ten years now.  With over 500 events greened, from small weddings to music festivals drawing over half a million people, she and her large Green Team focus on systems in working with producers, venue operators and municipalities.  Education receives great emphasis through clear signage, Earth Tips featuring action-based lessons, training volunteers and teaching attendees how to live lighter on the planet while out at public events.  The company manages everything from bringing in containers for compost, recycling and landfill to full venue clean up, sorting every bag as they go to maximize soil making through composting and minimize trash to overflowing landfills.

Contact Information
Mary Munat
707-548-7582
Santa Rosa

Presidio Graduate School

MBA, MPA, Dual Degree and Certificate Programs in Sustainable Management
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Presidio Graduate School educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous and sustainable world. Through innovative MBA, MPA, Dual Degree and Certificate programs in Sustainable Management, PGS activates students and professionals across a range of disciplines, industries and sectors to bridge the gap between commerce and the common good. To learn more, visit www.presidio.edu

Contact Information
Kari Dorth
415-655-8912
San Francisco
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