Midstate Construction Corporation Recently Completed Rehabilitation of Mackey Terrace

Midstate Construction Corporation recently completed rehabilitation of Mackey Terrace, a senior residential community in Novato, CA for owner EAH Housing.

Designed by TWM Architects, this project included rehabilitation of a 50 unit existing senior residential facility built in 1994. The scope of work included interior and exterior renovations; new windows, new siding, a community room expansion and an extensive community garden renovation.

Redwood Credit Union Honored as Volunteer of the Year by the Napa County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Redwood Credit Union (RCU) was recently honored as Volunteer of the Year at the 7th Annual Blend of Cultures Award Recognition and Gala by the Napa County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

The Blend of Cultures awards represent one of many ways the Chamber fulfills its vision of promoting the economic advancement of the Napa County Hispanic population and serving as a bridge between the Hispanic and non-Hispanic community by facilitating business, social, educational, and governmental relationships.

“This yearly event is an opportunity to celebrate and support community partners,” said Lindsay Jones, Redwood Credit Union’s Napa branch manager. “We’re very honored to be recognized for the volunteer work we do in the Napa community.”

Redwood Credit Union supports several community efforts in Napa through sponsorship and/or volunteering with groups such as Community Action Napa Valley, Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership, and Puertas Abiertas. After the October 2017 wildfires, Redwood Credit Union partnered with Senator Mike McGuire and the Press Democrat to create the North Bay Fire Relief Fund, which collected and distributed more than $32 million dollars to support relief efforts in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake Counties. RCU covered all administrative costs for the fund so that 100% of donations were used to directly support fire survivors.

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union (RCU) is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to consumers and businesses in the North Bay and San Francisco. RCU offers complete financial services, including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, wealth management, financial planning services, and more. The Credit Union also offers insurance and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU has over $4.3 billion in assets and serves over 320,000 Members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah, more than 30,000 fee-free network ATMs nationwide, and convenient, free online and mobile banking. RCU can be followed on Facebook at facebook.com/redwoodcu and on Twitter at @Redwoodcu. For more information, please call 1 (800) 479-7928 or visit www.redwoodcu.org.

Redwood Credit Union Offers Free Document Shredding Event in Santa Rosa

Redwood Credit Union (RCU) is hosting a free document shredding event for the Sonoma County community on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 9 a.m. to noon at their administrative offices at 3033 Cleveland Avenue in Santa Rosa. The popular Shred-a-Thon event will feature free document shredding provided by Shred-It and electronic waste (e-waste) collection by Conservation Corps North Bay.

Attendees may bring up to three banker-sized boxes (15”x12”x10”) of confidential documents for shredding, such as old financial statements, canceled checks, and credit card offers. E-waste recycling services will also be available for attendees to dispose of old computers, monitors, printers, cell phones, and other personal electronics.

“People come to us with sensitive documents that, in many cases, they’ve been storing for years and aren’t sure how to dispose of them safely,” said Matt Martin, RCU’s vice president of community and government relations. “It’s so rewarding to watch our members and employees and our communities drive out of the parking lot, knowing we’ve taken care of their best interests.”

Food and monetary donations will also be accepted at the event to benefit Redwood Empire Food Bank, a local nonprofit committed to making adequate nutrition assistance available and accessible to those who need it in Sonoma County.

For additional information about the event, visit www.redwoodcu.org/shred. RCU also offers helpful guidelines on when to shred documents at bit.ly/RCUWhenToShred.

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union (RCU) is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to consumers and businesses in the North Bay and San Francisco. RCU offers complete financial services, including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, wealth management, financial planning services, and more. The Credit Union also offers insurance and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU has over $4.3 billion in assets and serves over 303,000 Members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah, more than 30,000 fee-free network ATMs nationwide, and convenient, free online and mobile banking. RCU can be followed on Facebook at facebook.com/redwoodcu and on Twitter at @Redwoodcu. For more information, please call 1 (800) 479-7928 or visit www.redwoodcu.org.

Woodruff Sawyer’s Award-Winning Women

We’d like you to meet three exemplary women who represent the excellence and caliber of Woodruff Sawyer.

We’ve known for years that these three individuals are experts in their respective fields, bringing incredible knowledge and savvy to their practices. Recently, each of them has been recognized by outside sources for their professional contributions. Please meet Kristy Furrer, Priya Huskins, and Kristina Keck.

Kristy Furrer and Priya Huskins were both awarded the Elite Women in Insurance Award by Insurance Business America. This award is presented to the most inspiring and influential women in insurance, who are remarkable while not being afraid to make waves.

Kristy Furrer is Senior Vice President, Client Success, and has over 30 years experience in the insurance industry, in both brokerage and risk management. In 2000, Kristy founded Woodruff Sawyer’s Risk Management Practice, and is currently Vice Chair of the Board of Directors.

Kristy’s award feature can be found here.

Priya Cherian Huskins serves as Senior Vice President, D&O, and is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer on D&O liability risk and its mitigation. She is a member of the Woodruff Sawyer Board of Directors and is the author and editor of the D&O Notebook. Congratulations to Kristy and Priya.

Priya’s award feature can be found here.

Kristina Keck recently received the Award for Top Advisor by Participant Outcomes given by the publication 401k Specialist—a recognition of innovative professionals who solve for successful outcomes with their clients. Kristina has been with Woodruff Sawyer since 2013, and embodies our company’s maxim to always be Champions for Your Success. As Vice President of Retirement Plans, Kristina has her finger on what clients are struggling with and how to communicate the nuances of saving for retirement.

Women and Excellence at Woodruff Sawyer

As a leader in the insurance industry, Woodruff Sawyer is proud of our highly-experienced and knowledgeable team. Not only are Priya, Kristy, and Kristina examples of our excellence, they also represent the impact and brilliance of the women in our organization. 4 of 7 members of our leadership team are women, effectively responsible for the leadership of our revenue units. In the boardroom, 3 out of 8 board members are women, including Kristy Furrer and Priya Huskins.

We’re proud of our high caliber team and hope you will join us in congratulating PriyaKristy, and Kristina on their achievements.

Sonoma Racewats Hosted NASCAR Weekend and Raised More Than $210,000 for Local Youth Groups

Charitable programs combined to raise more than $212,500 for local youth groups during the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekend at Sonoma Raceway, June 22-24.

The majority of the proceeds raised during race weekend will benefit Sonoma County youth organizations through the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC). SCC has distributed more than $6 million to youth-serving non-profit groups since 2001.

The Children’s Champions NASCAR Banquet, held on Friday, June 22, at Cline Cellars in Sonoma, featured Olympic Gold medalist Jonny Moseley. Moseley served as the Grand Marshal of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 where he gave the official command of, “Drivers, Start Your Engines.” The sit-down dinner also featured a special Q&A session with FOX Sports commentator Michael Waltrip, NASCAR NEXT driver Hailee Deegan and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Matt DiBenedetto.

A live auction at the banquet featured exclusive items, including Ride of a Lifetime Experiences with NASCAR drivers Kyle Busch and reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Martin Truex Jr., as well as a Danica Patrick Somnium wine package and a “Sip and Spin” with Ram’s Gate Winery. Overall, the banquet and live auction raised $181,450.

In addition, more than $6,000 was raised through various donations during the weekend, including a $5,000 donation on behalf of the Transporter Drivers of Motorsports Association (TDMA), which participated in the 8th annual NASCAR Hauler Parade in Sacramento on June 21.

For more information about the Sonoma Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities or to make a donation, visit SonomaRaceway.com/SCC or contact Cheri Plattner at (707) 933-3950 or cplattner@SonomaRaceway.com.

Kaiser Permanente Announces $200 Million Impact Investment, Partners With U.S. Mayors and CEOs to Address Housing Stability

Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health system, announced an impact investing commitment today of up to $200 million through its Thriving Communities Fund to address housing stability and homelessness, among other community needs. The organization’s initial focus will be on preventing displacement or homelessness of lower- and middle-income households in rapidly changing communities; reducing homelessness by ensuring access to supportive housing; and making affordable homes healthier and more environmentally sound.

Impact investing is a form of investment used to deliver a measurable social benefit. Kaiser Permanente’s impact-investing pledge will deliver national and local social and environmental returns with an initial focus on housing, a significant community health challenge.

Housing stability is a key factor in a person’s overall health and well-being, with homelessness affecting more than 550,000 people every day. By investing in community needs, such as housing, this unique investment strategy is designed to advance Kaiser Permanente’s mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of its 12 million-plus members along with the health of the 65 million-plus residents who live in the communities it serves.

“Affordable housing will be a significant focus of Kaiser Permanente’s impact investing portfolio to generate housing stability and improve health outcomes,” said Bernard J. Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente. “We hope our commitment creates a broader national conversation on homelessness, and encourages other companies to join with us to advance economic, social and environmental conditions for health.”

Kaiser Permanente also has joined the Mayors and CEOs for U.S. Housing Investment, a first-of-its-kind coalition comprised of local government officials and business leaders working to advance key federal housing priorities. Together with mayors from Alexandria, Virginia; Baltimore, Maryland; Charlotte, North Carolina; Oakland, California; and Portland Oregon, Kaiser Permanente will convene stakeholders to discuss national housing challenges at a meeting today in Washington, D.C.

“Many of the communities we serve are grappling with some of the highest rates of housing insecurity and homelessness in the United States. As a family physician, I’ve provided medical care to the homeless, and have seen first-hand the impact that living without a home can have on someone’s health. To improve the health of an entire community we must step beyond the four walls of our hospitals and medical offices to help those most in need,” said Bechara Choucair, MD, Kaiser Permanente’s chief community health officer. “We hope this national commitment to impact investing in housing stability will inspire other companies to share the responsibility of this critical issue growing in the United States.”

There will be additional details shared in the coming weeks about Kaiser Permanente’s investments in local communities across the United States.


About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to shaping the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

Redwood Credit Union Wins Three MAC Awards

Redwood Credit Union (RCU) received three awards for their marketing efforts at a ceremony in San Diego on May 31, 2018. Awarded by the Marketing Association of Credit Unions (MAC), these awards recognize outstanding marketing achievements in the credit union community.

RCU received a gold award in the Community Engagement category for providing significant support to North Bay communities during a time of serious crisis—the October 2018 fires. In partnership with California State Senator Mike McGuire and the local newspaper The Press Democrat, the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund collected and distributed more than $32 million dollars in donations to support immediate needs of fire survivors.

The silver award was given to RCU in the Outdoor category, for its welcoming, house-shaped mortgage loan billboard that read, “Home Sweet Loan.”

In the Product Development category, RCU won the bronze award for RCUpay, Redwood Credit Union’s free person-to-person (P2P) payment service. RCUpay was developed in-house to allow RCU members to pay each other instantly, as well as allowing members to pay anyone with a U.S. bank account.

“I work with a very talented team,” said Robin McKenzie, RCU’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications. “Whether it’s to support members in times of crisis or to help them achieve financial goals, such as a first home, this team pulls together to educate and inform in a fun and fresh way. We’re honored to have received these awards.”

About MAC

The Marketing Association of Credit Unions (MAC) was started in 1986 by a group of credit union marketers and business partners who joined together to exchange ideas, build relationships, and foster professional development.

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to consumers and businesses in the North Bay and San Francisco. Services include checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, investment and wealth management services, and more. The Credit Union also offers insurance and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU has over $4.3 billion in assets and serves over 302,000 Members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah, more than 30,000 fee-free network ATMs nationwide and convenient, free online and mobile banking. For more information, call 1 (800) 479-7928, visit www.redwoodcu.org, or follow RCU on Facebook at facebook.com/redwoodcu and Twitter at @Redwoodcu for news and updates.

Kaiser Permanente COO/CNE honored as outstanding leader

Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center’s Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nurse Executive Vicky Locey, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, was recently honored for her outstanding leadership.

Vicky was one of eight KP nursing leaders recognized last month at the 2018 National Nursing Leadership Conference in Anaheim.

“I am extremely honored to receive this award,” Vicky said. “My life is blessed with being surrounded by the most amazing nursing leaders, physicians, and staff at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa.”

This was the first year this conference has recognized Extraordinary Nurse Leaders, with one selected from each KP region. Vicky was the single award recipient for the Northern California region. There were five categories that Vicky was recognized for, including achievements in quality and as a visionary nurse leader.

Now in its ninth year, the theme of this year’s conference was “Creating a Culture of Excellence,” and was designed to inspire, educate, and empower Kaiser Permanente nurses in creating the future of health care. Attendees learned about best practices, innovation success stories, and nursing achievements across our regions, with Vicky among those showcased.

Congratulations to Our Members in the North Bay Business Journal’s Women in Business List

North Bay Business Journal has announced 15 winners of its 2018 Women in Business honors.

The nominations include those submitted by our readers, previous honorees and our editorial department. Achievements and contributions of the nominees made the selection process difficult. Winners were chosen based on many factors, including leadership roles in the organization, business-related innovations, vision and community involvement.

Undoubtedly, many of this year’s nominees will be named winners in the future.

2018 Women in Business honorees

  • Robin Azevedo, CEO, McRoskey Mattress Company
  • Mary Lynn Bartholomew, area manager, Nelson
  • Sondra Bernstein, owner, Girl & The Fig; Girl & The Fig Caters, Fig Foundation
  • Nancy Corriveau, director of operations, Blentech Corporation, Santa Rosa
  • Michelle Crosbie, director, BPM LLP
  • Genie DelSecco, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Summit State Bank
  • Tiffany Devitt, chief information officer, CannaCraft, Inc.. Santa Rosa
  • Maureen Disbot, Northern California regional vice president, quality and patient safety, St. Joseph Health, Northern California
  • Sherie Hickman, administrator, Novato Community Hospital
  • Judy James, director of government affairs for the North Bay region, Comcast Cable
  • Mishel Kaufman, senior vice president for risk management, Redwood Credit Union
  • Ann Lobdell Hudson, senior vice president and head of retail banking, Exchange Bank
  • Renee Mengali, principal, president, Mengali Accountancy, Inc.
  • Kim Stare Wallace, president, Dry Creek Vineyard
  • Elyse Weinstein, M.D. co-chief, Department of Mental Health, Kaiser Permanente, San Rafael;physician leader TPMG Recruitment Services

The recipients will be recognized at an awards dinner gala on Thursday, June 28, at the Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country hotel in Santa Rosa. The event will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $90 a person or $875 a table. To register, visit nbbj.news/wib18 or call Annette Wirick at 707-521-3264. The event is hosted by the Business Journal and Wells Fargo.

Redwood Credit Union Donates Little Free Library

Redwood Credit Union (RCU) recently sponsored a Little Free Library and donated it to Hidden Valley Elementary School where 132 elementary students lost homes in the October fires. The campus itself lost its satellite location, which housed 80 of its elementary-level students.

Embracing the take-a-book/leave-a-book philosophy, several of these stand-alone libraries are going up this spring thanks to the partnership of The United Way of the Wine Country Women United members, the Career Technical Education (CTE) Foundation Sonoma County, and local high schools.

Especially during the summer months, Little Free Libraries are a fun and easy way to promote reading and give students easy access to books. RCU’s sponsored library is fittingly in the shape of a redwood tree—the credit union’s logo. The construction was coordinated by Zeke Gifford, a Green Construction Instructor at Montgomery High School and was built by Montgomery High School students.

“Supporting our community during the recovery and rebuild remains a top priority for Redwood Credit Union,” says Brett Martinez, RCU President & CEO. “The little library is a way for us to reach out to some of our younger fire-impacted survivors and have a positive impact.”

Hidden Valley students, parents, and administrators joined RCU and United Way of the Wine Country officials in a dedication of the little library on Thursday, May 24th at the school’s main campus at 3534 Bonita Vista in Santa Rosa.

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union (RCU) is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to consumers and businesses in the North Bay and San Francisco. RCU offers complete financial services, including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, wealth management, financial planning services, and more. The Credit Union also offers insurance and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU has over $4.3 billion in assets and serves over 300,000 Members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah, more than 30,000 fee-free network ATMs nationwide, and convenient, free online and mobile banking. RCU can be followed on Facebook at facebook.com/redwoodcu and on Twitter at @Redwoodcu. For more information, please call 1 (800) 479-7928 or visit www.redwoodcu.org.