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Business Beat: 09/15/2018

Business Beat for Sept. 15, 2018

Olea Hotel reopens

Olea Hotel pool
Olea Hotel in Glen Ellen has re-opened after suffering wildfire damage, offering a brand new pool for guests to enjoy.

The Olea Hotel on Warm Springs Road in Glen Ellen has reopened after last October's wildfire caused significant damage to the boutique hotel.

Two guest cottages were burned. The garden was destroyed as well as fencing, hot tub and landscaping. Two main guest buildings were saved.

Proprietors Ashish and Sia Patel have remodeled the 13 rooms in the guest houses, rebuilt the two cottages, and added a pool.

Through October, Olea is offering a 15 percent Grand Reopening discount. You can make a reservation by calling 996-5131, or go to Olea's website at

The Olea Hotel is located at 5131 Warm Springs Road in Glen Ellen.

Nominate deserving person for free massage

Glen Ellen's Magical Massage is giving away 20 free massages for people who deserve a little time to relax and let go, thanks to owner Caroline Manzi's celebration of 10 years serving Sonoma Valley residents.

Manzi is seeking nominations of someone readers appreciate, who is inspiring, thoughtful, generous, kind, or who demonstrates their love of people, animals and life in general.

Please tell their story and voice your gratitude in a nomination letter, 100 words or less, and send it to, with the subject line “MASSAGE GIVEAWAY.”

You can nominate as many people as you like; just use separate emails for each one. Winning sponsors will be notified by email.

Each winner will receive a one-hour massage absolutely free at 143000 Arnold Drive, just across from Jack London Village in Glen Ellen.

The winners will be announced on Oct. 8 and their stories will be published on the Magical Massage Facebook page, at Call 225-2671 with any questions.

A wine country escape… room

Chateau St. Jean has recently started offering a new experience for its visitors - an escape room. You have 60 minutes to solve a variety of puzzles and riddles by using clues and hints to unlock the secret of the Chateau.

While you're figuring out the clues, you can enjoy a glass of sparkling wine. A glass of wine is your reward when you unlock a second room, and a flight of wine after you escape.

Cost is $60 per person for groups of 6-12 people. Available Friday-Monday.

For more information, go to Chateau St. Jean is located at 8555 Sonoma Hwy. in Kenwood.

Economic forecast breakfast

The Sonoma County Economic Development Board will host its Fall Economic Forecast Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 5, 7-9 a.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Rohnert Park.

This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Chris Thornberg of Beacon Economics.

An expert in economic forecasting, regional economics, labor markets, economic policy, and real estate analysis, Thornberg was one of the earliest and most vocal predictors of the subprime mortgage market crash that began in 2007, and of the global economic recession that followed.

Thornberg holds a Ph.D. in Business Economics from The Anderson School at UCLA and in 2015, was named to California State Treasurer John Chiang's Council of Economic Advisors, the body that advises the Treasurer on emerging strengths and vulnerabilities in the state's economy.

Cost is $90 for an individual, $1,080 for a reserved table for ten.

Get your tickets today. Go to

Business Blurbs

TIPS Roadside in Kenwood will have a Crawfish Boil on Wednesday, Sept 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. All you can eat crawfish, shrimp, corn on the cob, and potatoes. Enjoy a Louisiana tradition! Seating is limited. Get tickets at TIPS Roadside is located at 8445 Sonoma Hwy… Thursday night music at Palooza Brewery & Gastropub in Kenwood. Music starts at 7 p.m. Coming up is Locals Jam on Sept. 20, and Greg Lamboy on Sept. 27. To contact Palooza, call 833-4000. For more information, go to Palooza is located in the Kenwood shopping center, 8910 Sonoma Hwy... Mark your calendar - Ledson Winery is holding its 10th annual Corvettes at the Castle event on Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Meet passionate Corvette fans and enjoy a picnic and fine wines. For more information, go to Ledson Winery is located at 7335 Sonoma Hwy.

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