Businesses Of Week

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

AUL, Corp.

Headquartered in Napa with 130 employees AUL Corp. founded the used car service contract industry with the introduction of the still famous Any Year, Any Mileage® vehicle service contract in 1990. The firm now offers a full suite of industry leading F&I products. AUL‘s mission is to be the premier F&I provider in America by any quantifiable measurement of business activity. AUL enjoys a longstanding relationship with its underwriters, who hold an A.M. Best rating of “A” Excellent. AUL also enjoys the longest-term relationships in the industry with its agent and dealer clients, as verified by independent third-party research.
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

Kaiser Permanente

For more than 75 years, Kaiser Permanente’s unwavering commitment to our mission: to provide high quality, affordable healthcare services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve continues to be true in Napa. We are proud to be a valued community partner serving this diverse community.

As trusted partners in total health, we strive to ensure that access to good health and quality healthcare are available for all. Our incredible community health partners such as, ParentsCAN and COPE Family Center, supports our ability to fulfill our mission in Napa County. In 2020, the Kaiser Permanente invested $144 million in the Napa Solano community through subsidized healthcare and support of local non-profit organizations.

Our focus to improve community health continues through a wide array of initiatives and new approaches, including those securing stable and affordable housing, fostering economic opportunities, creating safe and successful schools, addressing harmful environmental challenges, and broadening availability of nutritious food. In all our work, we remain committed to making real improvements in equity in our communities.

We are grateful to the dedication our Kaiser Permanente Napa Solano frontline workers delivered amid the unparalleled challenges that faced all of us during these unprecedented times.

The strength of our integrated model allowed for the delivery of virtual and in-person care while also providing COVID-19 testing and treatment.

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

Wine Down Media

Wine Down Media is home to Napa Valley’s flagship brands: KVON 1440 AM “Voice of Napa” and KVYN 99.3 FM “The Vine,” along with their digital and social properties. They inform and entertain our community while working with businesses who want to give their brand a voice.

99.3 FM “The Vine” provides Music & Entertainment while engaging local content that includes interviews with musicians, timeless hits evoking emotions & dance, source of all happenings & events, and a focus on community.

1440 AM KVON “Voice of Napa” provides News, Talk, Local Sports, Spanish programming, and beyond with a superb mix of topical specialty shows.

Major Updates:

  • New 96.9 FM signal of KVON programming will launch soon.
  • Popular “12 Days of Holidays” promotion, where one lucky “The Vine” listener gets a prize pack each day for 12 days, starts December 1st. If your business is interested in being part of this fun community giveback event, reach out to [email protected].
  • 4th Annual Kids Holiday Sing-Off, where kids get to sing off their favorite holiday songs on “The Vine,” is almost here. Keep listening for details!
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

Signature Kitchen Suite

Located right in the heart of Napa Valley, this first-of-its-kind facility was meticulously designed to bring to life our True to Food™ philosophy and serve as the brand epicenter celebrating the intersection between technology and culinary innovation. Product experts and onsite executive chefs will provide hands-on education that will further define the Technicurean lifestyle. Partnerships with local wineries and produce farms as suppliers provide a world-class culinary counterpart to the award-winning cooking technology.

The versatile, high-precision Signature Kitchen Suite appliances demonstrated in the Experience & Design Center include the only pro-style range available with built-in sous vide modality on the cooktop, delivering the ultimate precision cooking experience. Consistent with Signature Kitchen Suite’s “true to food” philosophy, the luxury appliances also include built-in column refrigerators and freezers, new wine coolers and more – all with leading-edge technology to provide more flexibility to preserve and prepare food in the best possible way.

“Signature Kitchen Suite is taking the luxury built-in kitchen appliance market by storm, and the new Experience & Design Center helps bring to life the visions of our industry partners, from designers to builders to high-end retailers,” said William Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics North America. “The opening of this state-of-the-art design center marks a key milestone for LG home appliances in the United States, providing our partners with unique interactive brand experiences across our vast and award-winning product portfolio.”

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

The Doctors Company

The Doctors Company is the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer located in Napa.

Their mission has always been guided by: To advance, protect, and reward the practice of good medicine. Today, as healthcare delivery continues to undergo unprecedented change, it’s more important than ever to have a strong, trusted partner to help our members focus on what they do best—delivering care. That’s why we’re taking the mal out of malpractice insurance.

Innovative Coverage Solutions

The nation’s leading medical malpractice insurance coverage offers unique features—including MediGuard®, CyberGuard®, and the Tribute® Plan, our breakthrough financial benefit—that strengthen the practice of medicine while making it more rewarding. Our medical practice coverages are consultative, customized, and innovative to help groups of all sizes reduce and control costs, manage employee benefits, and guard against risk.

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

Sacramento Airport

Our Mission: We deliver a safe, customer friendly and competitive aviation transportation system that promotes the region’s prosperity.

Our Vision: To be the most loved airport in California

Values:

Achievement – We realize measurable results by fostering an informed, productive, innovative, and achievement oriented work force.
Dependability – We hold ourselves accountable to provide services and facilities that are dependable, reliable, safe, and secure for our customers and employees.
Approachability – We embrace the brand and image of the airport system as being easy to use, friendly, clean, and aesthetically pleasing.
Relationships – We build highly successful relationships with our stakeholders and each other through diplomacy, candor, team work, and networking.
Credibility – We prosper with knowledgeable open minds, professionalism, efficiency, and integrity.
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

La Toque

Chef Ken Frank’s landmark restaurant, La Toque has earned a Michelin Star every year they have been awarded in Wine Country. They are also the recipient of Wine Spectator’s highest honor, The Grand Award, for their wine list and service excellence. Pairing wine and food is their passion. The pairings on their menus are considered by many to be the ultimate food and wine experience. Their culinary team and Sommeliers taste together daily, constantly exploring, looking for combinations that elevate both the food and wine, creating harmony.

La Toque has long been known for their extravagant All Black Truffle Menus. Every January they feature this special menu with fresh black truffles in every course. January 2022 will mark their 40th year with this special menu.

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

First Street Napa

Experience First Street Napa, the historic heart of Napa, re-imagined to celebrate the city’s cultural, culinary, and original character.

First Street Napa, a place for relaxation and innovation. A collective featuring great wines, unique culinary options, and a stylish set of retail and lifestyle concepts. Set in downtown and ingrained in Napa’s story—thoughtfully updated and reimagined.

 

RETAIL • RESTAURANTS • TASTING ROOMS • ARCHER HOTEL • OFFICES • COLLABORATIVE WORK SPACES

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

Spaces Napa Valley

Spark new ideas at Spaces Napa Valley – where creativity meets networking

Set up shop at this stunning location in downtown Napa, just north of San Francisco. Drawing in ambitious minds from all over the region, Spaces Napa Valley is a stunning development surrounded by unique boutiques, high-end retail shops, banks and restaurants, and of course an abundance of wineries. Located on both the ground and second floor, our flexible, sought-after offices are flooded with natural light and designer furniture. Just the sort of office you’d design if you had the time. So whether you’re after a business lounge, private or shared offices or to rent a meeting room in downtown Napa – this is the place.

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

City of Napa

Today Napa is becoming a vibrant and modern town with a respect for its past. Just down the road from our protected historic districts, home to some of northern California’s finest Victorian homes, you will find visually stimulating contemporary architecture. Minutes from our many safe and comfortable neighborhoods are the popular Main Street “Restaurant Row,” the West End and the Oxbow District. Our award-winning “living river” flood protection project is more than halfway to completion, making Napa safer while enhancing the ecosystem and providing stimulus to the economy and quality-of-life benefits. Napa is a city with a low crime rate, a high standard of living, clean air and nearly perfect weather.
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

Napa Valley Commons

The Gateway to Napa Valley

Located under the iconic Grape Crusher statue at the apex of the Highway 29 and 221, signifying the official entrance into the Southern District of Napa Valley, Napa Valley Commons is the prestigious address of choice for a signature collection of companies.

Situated on 246 acres of expansive, landscaped grounds, Napa Valley Commons is home to an impressive roster of corporate and professional services firms, in addition to such signature properties as The Meritage Resort and Spa, wineries and tasting rooms, showrooms, Pacific Union and Boston Reed Universities, corporate offices, and retail and wholesale outlets.

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

Xfinity

Reliable connectivity to keep your business ready

Whatever the day may bring, they help keep you on track. They deliver fast, reliable Internet with the bandwidth you need to handle all your devices. Plus, get access to millions of Xfinity WiFi hotspots nationwide to help stay connected on the go. Not to mention, Comcast Business offers innovative features, like automatic 4G LTE backup and cybersecurity solutions, to help protect devices connected to your network. When it comes to helping your business prepare for the future, they’re ready to help get you there.
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

Computer Engineering Group (CEG)

CEG is your designated IT team providing expert support when you need it. They offer consulting business IT services and management allowing you to be more efficient and successful. CEG operates a three-pronged business designed to provide the highest level of technological service to our important business and retail customers.

IT Consultant • Apple and PC Repair • Smartphone and Tablet Repair

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

Groth Vineyards & Winery

Escape to Oakville, the heart of Napa Valley, for an intimate look into one of the world’s top regions for Cabernet Sauvignon. Built on a legacy that started with California’s first 100-point wine — Groth 1985 Reserve Cabernet — Groth Vineyards & Winery continues to strive for perfection. Relax and savor the results at our Oakville Estate, a tranquil retreat set among centuries-old oaks, majestic mountains and historic vineyards.
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

Eleven Eleven Winery

Eleven Eleven Winery is a boutique estate with nearly 3,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor tasting areas and lush grounds. Our unique design and finishes create a destination for not only enjoying exceptional wine, hospitality, and service, but for being inspired by art, culture, music, and community.

Reserve Your Experience

The 11:11 Experience offers a one-on-one hosted tasting of our current signature wines. Sip and learn about our single-vineyard, single-varietal wines which are produced in a classic, artistic style that embodies a belief in the purity and power of a varietal and its terroir.

11:11 Experience | $55/person
11:11 Red Experience | $75/person

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

Charles Krug Winery

The oldest winery in Napa Valley is also home to California’s first tasting room. Opened for public tastings in 1882 by Charles Krug, our tasting room has evolved into a world-class hospitality center, renowned for its exceptional wines, stunning design and storied heritage. Visit our winery in St. Helena and let us share our legendary estate with you.

Reserve Your Experience
Daily | 10:30 A.M TO 5 P.M.
Taste a variety of our most-limited, small-production offerings, most available only through the winery. Selections range from our elegant Limited Release Sauvignon Blanc, to our prized range of opulent single-vineyard Napa Cabernets.

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

Rasmusen Painting & Concrete Coating

Serving Napa Valley and Beyond for 30+ Years

From painting to carpentry refinishing to concrete floor coatings, Rasmusen Painting and Concrete Coating is here to help as a family-owned business serving Napa Valley since 1987. We play an active role in the communities we serve, and every single day, we work hard to build our business through referrals and word-of-mouth.

From local families to large-scale businesses, Rasmusen Painting and Concrete Coating is proud to serve clients of all sizes and scopes. Every service we offer is delivered with a caring touch, from our family to yours.

Count on our highly trained team for expertise in:

  • Garage Floor Coatings
  • Commercial Concrete Coatings
  • Residential Concrete Coatings
  • Industrial Concrete Coatings
  • Residential Painting
  • Commercial Painting
  • Cabinet and Deck Refinishing
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

R.E.  Bradley Construction

Established in 1973, R. E. Bradley Construction is a general contractor located in Napa. They offer business, home and bedroom remodeling, green building, storm shelter installation and other services.

CL Lic #288652
(707) 337-9151

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

Carpet One Floor & Home Design Center

Carpet One Floor & Home Design Center is a family-owned business since first opening in 1995. They take great pride and care about their customers and developing a long lasting relationship. Open for more than two decades, they have created an environment where not only 1st and 2nd family generations come in, but 3rd generations as well. They care about the Napa community and providing high quality flooring that you will enjoy years down the road. Focused on offering competitive pricing to all of customers who walk through the door. They establish a relationship with their customers and get to know all their needs, so they can find the right solution for their lifestyle and budget.
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

Poppy Bank

Poppy Bank has grown to over $3 Billion in assets with branches across the San Francisco Bay Area, Roseville and Southern California. They also have loan production offices in Northern and Southern California. Their commitment to providing the best products and services has propelled our success and garnered national recognition of our performance.

Poppy Bank is 5-star rated by BauerFinancial, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating firm, and is recognized as one of the strongest financial institutions in the country. Poppy Bank has also been ranked as one of the best-performing banks in the nation by the ICBA. We exist to meet the banking needs of our clients and to make a positive difference in the communities we serve.

5-Star Rated by Bauer Financial
Recognized as one of the strongest financial institutions in the country.

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Experience Northern California’s most thrilling theme park filled with over 45 exciting rides, shows, & attractions.

 

Things to Do: 
Thrill Rides, Family Rides, Kids Rides
Animal Attractions
Live Shows
Restaurants & Dining

For Corporations and Businesses

The Six Flags discount ticket program offers qualified companies and organizations exclusive offers and access to special ticket promotions throughout the year.
They offer versatile, affordable event packages tailored to your company or large group. Learn more about our private venues and all-inclusive dining options including catered picnics and all-day dining. Their Event Specialist will work with you to create a unique outing that fits your needs and budget.
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

Wells Fargo

Serving their customers and communities.

It doesn’t happen with one transaction, in one day on the job or in one quarter. It’s earned relationship by relationship.

Wells Fargo & Company provides a diversified set of banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through their four reportable operating segments: Consumer Banking and Lending, Commercial Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Wealth and Investment Management.

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

Treasury Wine Estates

They combine world-class wine making with world-class brand marketing.
 
Treasury Wine Estates is one of the world’s largest wine companies, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Through world-class wine making and brand marketing, their business is focused on meeting evolving consumer interests across the globe, and on delivering sustainable growth. Everything they do is dedicated to realizing their ambition of becoming the world’s most admired premium wine company.
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

Travis Credit Union

Travis Credit Union works every day to make a difference in the lives of the people they serve. As a secure and trusted financial institution, they advocate for the financial education and well-being of our members, and give back to their local communities. To date, they have sponsored 200+ charities and local causes and volunteered 13,000+ hours!

They invest in their communities and inspire the passionate commitment of their employees and members to advance the Awesome Cause. Thanks to your membership, they’re making a difference, and they’re able to provide invaluable financial resources to those that need it most.

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK – JUNE

The Meritage Resort and Spa

 

As a premier Napa Valley hotel, The Meritage Resort & Spa features luxury accommodations as well as exciting dining options.

Acres of sun-soaked hillside vineyards. Beautiful accommodations paired with luxurious amenities. Indulgent spa treatments in the serenity of an underground Estate Cave. And the best of Napa Valley’s legendary wineries only moments away. The Meritage Resort and Spa blends relaxed elegance with warm hospitality to bring you the ultimate Napa Valley resort experience.

Highlights include: • 322 guestrooms, suites and luxury retreats • 80,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space • Private nine-acre vineyard with walking trails • World-class spa • Crush Lounge with six lanes of bowling • Pool, hot tub and fitness center with stunning vineyard views

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK – MAY

Robert Mondavi Winery

Robert Mondavi established his namesake winery in 1966 with a vision to create Napa Valley wines that would stand in the company of the world’s finest. He chose To Kalon Vineyard in the heart of the Napa Valley as the home for Robert Mondavi Winery. This first-growth vineyard, located in Oakville, California, is renowned for producing some of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon wines in the world, as well as for its Sauvignon Blanc grapes, from which Mr. Mondavi crafted his signature wine, Fume Blanc.
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK – MAY

Napa Valley Wine Train

A Wine Train journey is so much more than a tour or an excursion. It’s an unforgettable experience. An elegant train. Plush interiors. Polished, personalized service. And multiple courses of fresh, gourmet California cuisine as the lush vineyards of the Napa Valley landscape pass you by. They bring a bygone era back in a luxuriously vintage setting. Whether you choose lunch, dinner, romance, mystery, or exclusive private tours, it’s a nod to the elegant days of train travel. But there’s nothing tired about these trips.

The Napa Valley Wine Train is now open for 2021 Experiences. Visit www.winetrain for details on reservations and available tours.

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK – MAY

Alkar Human Resources

ALKAR Human Resources was founded in 1985 with the sole purpose of providing Napa, Sonoma, Solano County community businesses with motivated and qualified workers.

By building relationships with their clients and taking care of their  employees, ALKAR has grown from a small staffing firm to a globally recognized company capable of fulfilling most Human Resource needs. They pride ourselves in bringing a personal touch to the staffing process, taking the time to learn about each client’s organizational needs and find the talent they need to reach their full potential.

Serving the Napa, Solano, and Sonoma areas, they work with local companies and candidates in the counties where their staff lives and works. In this spirit, they provide companies with quality employees that will help their businesses thrive, and provide their  employees with the benefits, training, and professional skills to ensure they land the jobs of their dreams.

They are looking to hire for all roles ASAP, executive placements, clerical, accounting and finance- all hospitality roles as well as production staff.

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK

Napa Recycling and Waste Services

Napa Recycling & Waste Services and Napa County Recycling & Waste Services are local full-service companies with parent companies that have served the region for over a century. They provide all of the City of Napa and southern unincorporated Napa County with efficient, economical & sustainable services.

Napa Recycling works together with the City of Napa, Napa County and our customers to:

  • Offer recycling and composting services to all our customers
  • Reduce air pollution with the use trucks that run on compressed natural gas
  • Increase recycling and decrease garbage bills through business waste assessments
  • Increase recycling and composting opportunities at special events in Napa County
  • Be involved in the local community
  • Produce organic compost from Napa’s yard trimmings, food scraps & grape pomace
  • Reach towards a Zero Waste Napa
…the region’s top luxury resort, home to one of California’s finest restaurants”WSJ. Magazine
“World’s Best Awards 2015”
Travel + Leisure
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK – APRIL

Meadowood Napa Valley

Surrounded by vineyards, this luxurious and romantic Napa Valley resort is 11.8 miles from the scenic Silverado Trail.

Cozy cottages, sophisticated suites and upscale lodges feature free Wi-Fi, goose-down bedding, coffeemakers, and wet bars with minifridges. Some have wood-burning fireplaces and private terraces. In-room dining and spa services (fee) are also available.

Complimentary perks include local car service, wine socials and bottled water, plus access to the gym, outdoor pool, hiking trails and fitness classes. There’s also casual eateries offering al fresco and seasonal poolside dining.

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK – APRIL

Goosecross Estate Winery

Goosecross Winery is located just east of downtown Yountville on the famed State Lane. We invite you to join them and take in the majestic views of our State Lane Vineyard, the Yountville Hills, and the Vaca Mountain Range to the west; all the while enjoying our meticulously crafted wines.

As a small family winery located in a rural setting, their tastings are available by appointment only. To schedule a tasting, you are welcome to call us at 707.944.1986 or reserve your appointment below from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm seven days a week.

We take pride in crafting wines that express a sense of place, giving voice to the vineyards and regions in which they were grown.”

– Christi Coors Ficeli, Owner

 

“The setting, wines and hospitality were all impeccable”

– Harris Pozderac, Clos du Val Guest

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK – APRIL

Clos Du Val Winery

For more than 45 years, Clos du Val has farmed three estate vineyards in Stags Leap District and Yountville. Recognized as some of the finest winegrowing land in Napa Valley, these vineyards provide a world-class palette of estate fruit for our Winemaker Ted Henry.

Located in the heart of Napa Valley’s famed Stags Leap District, Clos du Val offers one of wine country’s most gracious wine tasting experiences. From the grace and grandeur of our renowned Cabernet Sauvignons to the vibrant allure of our Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, our picturesque estate offers an unforgettable setting for experiencing our acclaimed wines.

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK – APRIL

Redwood Credit Union

Redwood credit Union is a trusted, local community credit union founded in 1950.

As a financial cooperative, they’re focused on people, not profits. Earnings are returned to Members through better rates, low or no fees and expanded services.

They’re full service, offering personal and business banking products and services at the best value available.

Services include checking, savings, investments, auto, RV, personal, home and business loans, credit cards, insurance, auto center & brokerage services, free online services & more!

They are committed to your financial well-being. They provide free financial education, information, tools and resources to help you make the right financial decisions for you.

They serve anyone living or working in California’s North Bay & San Francisco Bay area.

Credit unions are financial institutions with a long history of service and a strong commitment to the philosophy of “people helping people.”

Our vehicles are in compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency and we always go the extra mile even when washing our vehicles. C-Line installed an environmentally friendly washer before it was mandated by law.

“Taking care of the environment is extremely important to us! Our personnel are trained to deal with hazardous materials and wastes that are a part of our industry.”

– Todd Walker, Vice President, C-Line Express

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK – MARCH

C-Line Express Inc

C-Line Express has been providing trucking needs to the Northern California wine industry since 1947. Weather shipping truckload, less than truckload, airfreight, or intermodal containerized freight; C-Line Express is the company of choice.

Products We Haul

  • Empty Glass
  • Cork
  • Capsules
  • Winery equipment & Supplies
  • Cased goods
  • Oak barrels
  • Barrel alternatives
  • Labels
  • Packaging material
  • Grapes
  • Waste water
BUSINESS OF THE WEEK – MARCH

Archer Hotel

Archer Hotel Napa serves up an elevated wine country experience in the heart of its urban, walkable downtown Napa neighborhood. On First Street Napa — downtown’s buzzy district with a bevy of innovative merchants, chefs and tasting rooms.

Melding the casually elegant, always-welcoming sensibility of downtown Napa with viticulturally inspired design, five-star comfort and the valley’s only open-air, destination rooftop, Archer Hotel Napa offers luxe guest rooms and balcony-clad suites, curated touches and treats, local-favorites Charlie Palmer Steak and Sky & Vine® Rooftop Bar, plus a sincere staff always at your service.

“No. 6 Best Hotel in Northern California”Condé Nast

“No. 5 Best Hotel in Napa”TripAdvisor

Dan Halsey
President

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK – MARCH

Bank of Marin

If you’re looking for custom financing solutions to help grow your wine business, look no further than the team of industry specialists at Bank of Marin. We are a leading business and community bank with 25 Bay Area offices including three in Napa County and five in Sonoma County, as well as a growing presence in the Central Coast wine region. Our local, expert lenders can provide flexible lending solutions for your wine-related banking needs including vineyard development, construction financing, commercial real estate, and barrel financing.