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Napa Neighbor Day

Published January 11th, 2018



Join us for the 11th Year Celebration of the Napa Open Space District!

Published January 11th, 2018



2018 NCC Board Of Directors Appointees

Published December 26th, 2017


Dear Members of the Napa Chamber of Commerce,

Following are the nominations for the 2018 Napa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors:
In accordance with the Bylaws of the Napa Chamber of Commerce, we are notifying you, the Membership, of the names of the individuals nominated by the Nominating Committee and recommended by the Executive Committee for appointment to the Board of Directors. We are very excited about the candidates and look forward to working with them, and with the Membership, to continue to build the position of the Napa Chamber within the community.
Board of Directors/Executive Committee:
  • John Evans, Silverado Resort and Spa (Incoming Chair)
  • Christi Coors Ficeli, CEO, Goosecross Cellars (Treasurer)
  • Ken Frank, (Past Chair)
  • Michael Murray, Napa Recycling & Waste Services (Chair Elect)
  • Rick Rybicki, Employment Attorney, Rybicki & Associates
  • Kevin Teague, Partner, Holman Teague Roche Anglin (Immediate Past Chair)
Board of Directors/Remaining Roster:
  • Michael Basayne
  • Gregory Brun, Napa Valley Wine Train
  • Greg Cole, Fairbairn Cole, LLC
  • Michael Downer, Mechanics Bank
  • Jeri Hansen, Sustainable Napa County
  • Paul Hicks, Payroll Masters
  • Michael L. Holcomb, Holcomb Development
  • Gigi Lichau, Owner, Lito Auto Body
  • Jason Luros, Partner, Hudson & Luros
  • George Nielson, GD Nielson Construction
  • Mark Pope, Pope & Associates
In accordance with the Bylaws, additional candidates may be nominated by a petition. To be a valid petition it must bear the genuine signatures of at least five Chamber members in good standing with the Napa Chamber of Commerce, and must be filed with the Chairperson of the Nominating Committee, care of the Napa Chamber of Commerce, by January 7, 2018. If petitions are received, then an election may be held as required by the Bylaws.
Kevin Teague
Chairman of the Board
Napa Chamber of Commerce



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Published November 30th, 2017





Published November 27th, 2017




Compline Wine Bar Open!

Published October 18th, 2017



Imagine a space where you can taste and learn about world-class wines, tuck into a delicious meal, and purchase your newly discovered bottles to take home—all in one place. Welcome to Compline Wine Bar, Restaurant and Merchant, which will celebrate its grand opening—and ambitious concept—on September 10, 2017 at 1300 First Street in the hot Downtown Napa neighborhood. Latin for the “completion of the working day,” Compline (pronounced Comp-LYN) is poised to be Napa’s premiere wine gathering spot for tourists, locals and wine professionals alike.

“We wanted to create someplace we wanted to go—a laid-back place to drink cool wines,” says co-owner and former Charlie Trotter wine director Ryan Stetins, who hatched the idea for Compline three years ago with co-owner and fellow Napa resident, Master Sommelier Matt Stamp, formerly of the French Laundry. “As we refined the concept, Compline evolved into what it is today: A restaurant and wine bar, bottle shop, and center for wine education. But the part about drinking kick ass-wines in a beautiful space? That’s never changed.”

Stamp and Stetins have a distinct vision for Compline: Unfussy and convivial, with a smart crowd and plenty of ?owing wine that celebrates Napa Valley and beyond. “Our wine bar list has plenty of local finds, as well as a generous collection of other domestic and international bottles,” says Stamp. The comprehensive selection extends to Compline’s retail shelves, where most bottles are priced between $15-$30, and can be enjoyed in the wine bar for a small corkage fee. “Our retail is really designed for both locals and visitors hunting for new finds, new grapes, and new experiences beyond our little corner of the world,” says Stamp.

Chef Yancy Windsperger has designed a mouthwatering menu rooted in Napa’s strengths—shareable food that is seasonal and locally sourced. “This is real food prepared simply,” says Windsperger, an alum of Spago, Morimoto, and The Bazaar by Jose Andres. “And while our focus is on supporting local farmers and businesses, we are embracing flavors from around the world.” Adds Stetins: “Think of a dinner party in Napa. Friends, scattered bottles, and celebratory food in the cool night air. That’s the spirit we want to bring to our restaurant.” The restaurant accommodates seats 90 and is open daily for lunch and dinner.

Wine education is also a key component of Compline, where, beginning in October, there will be lively daily wine classes led by Stamp himself, designed for everyone from beginners to seasoned pros. Classes include “Jumpstart,” an hour-long session designed to kick off your stay in wine country with an introduction to wine and a chance to blind-taste like the pros, and “World Tour,” where attendees learn about (and taste!) distinctive wines across the globe.

*Classes start the first week of October. “Jumpstart” - every Wednesday-Sunday at 10am. “Gateway: Napa Valley” - every Saturday afternoon at 1pm. “World Tour,” - every other Monday night at 6pm.

Located within the heart of Downtown Napa’s First Street Napa project—a 325,000-square-foot mixed-use development that will incorporate 45 retail shops and restaurants, new creative office space, and a 183-room Archer Hotel opening this fall—Compline is in very good company. Veteran architect Sasha Janev of SMJ Architecture designed an airy 3,000 square foot indoor space with a concrete wine bar, an indoor-outdoor lounge with cozy sofas and custom-made banquettes, and a 26-seat patio perfect for relaxing, glass of vino in hand. Designer Melissa Schmitt, owner of Poor House Napa outfitted the entire space, and Andrew Stamp of Lincoln, Nebraska’s EleMETAL Fabrication created special finishing touches, including an indoor hanging trellis and a custom glass storage unit atop the bar.

Compline Hours:

· Wine Bar Hours: 10am-12 midnight

· Wine Bar/Lunch Menu: 10am-5:30pm

· Dinner Menu: 5:30pm-11pm

· Retail Shop Hours: 10am-11pm


Matt Stamp, has worked as a sommelier in some of wine country’s top restaurants, including the French Laundry and the Farmhouse Inn, and cut his teeth at V. Mertz Restaurant, his family’s fine-dining institution in Omaha, Nebraska. As Education Director for the Guild of Sommeliers, Stamp created a core program for aspiring sommeliers, and in 2014 he joined the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Board of Directors, where he is Examination Committee Co-Chair. He is a regular contributor to Decanter Magazine and was selected as one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40” wine professionals.

Ryan Stetins, worked for the late chef Charlie Trotter for nearly six years, serving as Wine Director for his eponymous restaurant in Chicago and at Restaurant Charlie in Las Vegas. He also created Trotter’s Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine list for four years. Stetins has also worked as Sommelier and General Manager at Yountville’s Redd and Reddwood and as Director of Restaurants for the Ritz Carlton in San Francisco.



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