NorthBay biz magazine is a monthly, business-to-business publication covering Napa, Sonoma and Marin counties. This year, the magazine is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. It originally hit the stands in 1975, when it was called Sonoma Business and only covered Sonoma County. Its current owners, Norm and Joni Rosinski and John Dennis, acquired it in 2000 and changed its name to cover an expanded market. The magazine is committed to fresh ideas, supporting the vitality of the region and the overall pursuit of publishing excellence including responsible reporting; in-depth analysis; top-notch, original, local coverage; and a dedication to serving the best business interests of the community. It publishes 17 issues annually (12 monthly and five bonus issues). In 2014, it underwent a complete redesign and now features additional and improved content, presented with an updated, engaging look and a new tagline: Helping grow your business isn’t something we do… It’s all we do. It was also awarded the 2015 Best Small Business Award by the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce.
In response to a changing, more sophisticated market, we began giving business readers more of what they wanted and needed—stories and special features addressing hotter topics that were impacting the region’s quality of life—topics like workforce housing, transportation, jobs, open space and conflicts between growth and the environment. NorthBay biz regularly covers these subjects, and in the process often delivers information and views unavailable anywhere else. Readers and advertisers have responded in an overwhelmingly positive fashion to all the changes we’ve woven into the magazine over the past several years, and I believe they’ve come to understand that the pursuit of excellence is an ongoing journey at NorthBay biz. In that vein, look for new features to be introduced on an ongoing basis. And, as always, we’re interested in any ideas you might have on business-related topics you feel should be included in the magazine’s regular coverage. Let us hear from you.
Read about the History of Northbay Biz Magazine