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Business Beat: 08/01/2013

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Catch a movie outdoors at St. Francis

Bring a blanket and a picnic, and watch a movie under the stars at St. Francis Winery during the month of August.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding is scheduled for Aug. 1, When Harry Met Sally is Aug. 8, and National Lampoon’s Vacation is on Aug. 15. The fun starts at 7 p.m., with music performed before the shows.

Sommelier and noted wine personality Christopher Sawyer will introduce and pair St. Francis’ world class wines with world class films. Featured wines will be sold by the glass.

Admission is free. Call 888-675-WINE for more information, or email info@stfranciswinery.com. St. Francis Winery is located at 100 Pythian Road in Santa Rosa.

Barista Amy mans the new Caffé Andiamo Espresso cart at the Kenwood Farmhouse on Sonoma Hwy.
Andiamo espresso bar now open

Caffé Andiamo has parked an espresso bar in Kenwood off of Sonoma Hwy. in the parking lot of the Kenwood Farmhouse, another opportunity to get your caffeine fix without traveling far from home.

This is the second mobile espresso and food business for Dianna Lommori, who has another unit at Arnold Dr. and Grove St. in Sonoma.

Caffé Andiamo has the full array of espresso drinks, as well as a large variety of teas, smoothies, and protein shakes. If you are hungry, there are fresh pastries, bagels and breakfast sandwiches. Coming in the not-so-distant future are whole wheat wraps and sno-cones.

The Kenwood cart is open Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and closed on Sunday. Plans to operate on Sundays are in the works.

County seminar on social media in the workplace

Ninety-four percent of all businesses with a marketing department use social media (i.e., Facebook, Twitter and Google+), to increase brand awareness and communicate over the web. Businesses struggle to keep pace with the evolving technology, finding it increasingly difficult to balance the competing interests of an employee’s privacy against the employer’s security.

The Sonoma County Employer Advisory Council and the county’s Economic Development Department will hold a seminar on Aug. 21, “Social Media in the Workplace and Beyond.” The event takes place from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Foxtail Golf Club in Rohnert park.

Employment law attorney Kevin O’Neill will go over the ins and outs of managing social media technologies in the workplace. He’ll also go over how the National Labor Relations Board sees social media. Attendees will learn how to adapt employee handbooks to include specific social media policies.

Registration for the seminar ends Aug. 14. Cost is $40 for Advisory Council members, and $65 for non-members. Fee includes breakfast buffet, seminar materials and parking. To register call Valerie Nagle at 576-2015, or email her at vnagle@edd.ca.gov.

Pangloss Cellars now in GE

The former Audelessa Estate Winery tasting room in the Poppe Building in downtown Glen Ellen is now known as Pangloss Cellars, with winemaker Erich Bradley still producing a portfolio of unfiltered craft wines made up of predominantly mountain-grown and coastal grapes.

The tasting room has been renovated and is open every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information on Pangloss Cellars, call 933-8565, or go to www.panglosscellars.com. The tasting room is located at 13750 Arnold Dr. in Glen Ellen.



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