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Business Beat: 09/01/2019

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Garden Party at Wildwood Nursery

Enjoy an afternoon of music, food, drinks, art and plants at a Garden Party hosted by Wildwood Nursery in Kenwood on Saturday, Sept. 14, noon to 4 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon of music, food, drinks, art and plants at Wildwood Nursery

As you take in the festivities, stroll through a wide variety of Japanese maples, dogwoods, ginkgos, and habitat plants.

Come celebrate the start of planting season and the arrival of butterflies. There will be special pricing nursery-wide.

Wildwood is a family run nursery that first opened in 1975, and is located at 10300 Sonoma Hwy. in Kenwood. Visit, or call 833-1161 for more information. You can also check out Wildwood on Instagram, @wildwood_nursery.

Spa reopens, discount for locals

After a 21-month closure, the Spa at the Kenwood Inn has reopened, and there’s a “Love Our Locals” special in place through January of next year.

The spa – along with the rest of the Kenwood Inn property – was initially closed during the wildfires of fall 2017. Although Kenwood Inn’s guestrooms reopened in spring 2018, the spa has remained closed to allow time for a complete remodeling.

The new spa includes three individual treatment rooms, one couple’s treatment room, a private, outdoor terrace for couple’s treatments or lounging, and a luxurious, private tub for bath treatments, with glorious vineyard views.

Also new are separate men’s and women’s locker rooms and a poolside relaxation room. Two semi-private outdoor cabanas, a swimming pool and hot tub are adjacent to the spa. All spa spaces are open to day visitors when they reserve a cabana or book a spa treatment of 50 minutes or longer.

The new spa menu features a full array of face and body treatments, from the Rebalancing Facial to Cielo Bliss Detox CBD Massage and Espresso and Mud Detoxifying Body Wrap. Skin care product lines at Kenwood Inn’s spa include Intraceuticals, IS Clinical, Naturopathica and Vital Body Therapeutics. Day guests who don’t want to leave the pool area may opt for the spa’s Mimosas and Mini-Massage if also reserving a cabana; sip your mimosa poolside while an expert therapist kneads your feet and hands for 20 minutes.

If you are a local, take advantage of the “Love our Locals” special going on right now. Locals get a 15 percent discount on a spa treatment. The special is valid Monday through Friday, Sept. 1 through Jan. 31 of next year, and is good for cabana reservations and all treatments of 50 minutes or more.

For a list of available treatments, current packages, and to reserve spa appointments, call 833-1293, or visit The Kenwood Inn & Spa is located at 10400 Sonoma Hwy. in Kenwood.

Workplace award for Ledson Winery & Vineyards

Ledson Winery & Vineyards has been selected as one of the North Bay Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work.”

The awards are presented by the Business Journal, the Nelson Family of Companies, Exchange Bank, Kaiser Permanente, and underwritten by Trope Group. Ledson Winery & Vineyards will be recognized along with other winners at a reception on Sept. 26 at the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country. Look for profiles of Ledson and other winners in a September issue of the North Bay Business Journal.

“This is a great honor for our company and for me personally,” said winemaker and founder Steve Ledson. “We are proud of our team who come to work every day committed to ensuring a great experience for our customers and their fellow workmates.”

According to the North Bay Business Journal, the 109 organizations selected were analyzed by the editorial staff of the Business Journal on the basis of several criteria, including the employer application, survey ratings by employees, number of responses, size of the company, breakdown of responses from management and non-management, and written comments by employees.

Ledson Winery & Vineyards produces more than 70 wines annually, representing the largest ultra-premium wine portfolio of any family-owned winery in the United States. Ledson Winery & Vineyards are open to the public daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn more at

Chamber hosts “Building Business Resilience”

The Sonoma Chamber of Commerce is holding its next Lunch & Learn series on Sept. 24, 1 p.m. at HopMonk Tavern in Sonoma.
Dr. Nancy Brown

The topic is “Building Business Resilience: Creating a Plan for Emergency Preparedness.”

The presentation will provide an overview of resilience predictors for businesses so that they can understand their strengths and gaps, and build disaster resilience into their organizations.

The presenter is Dr. Nancy Brown, the new community preparedness program manager for the Sonoma County Department of Emergency Management.

Brown earned an M.S. in Emergency Services Administration from Cal State Long Beach and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She leveraged this education to develop best practices and training programs while working as the emergency preparedness coordinator for the hotels at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.

Her work has been published in a number of academic journals, including the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction and the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Cost to attend is $20 for Chamber members, $35 for non-members. Go to to register.

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