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Strictly Business: Property management, cannabis, tourism, TV and more – Sonoma Index-Tribune

New company: Toni Morgan and Sean Mahoney have launched a new property management company, Morgan Birch, that specializes in providing a wide range of private home management services for part-time home owners in Sonoma and Napa. “From simple errands to special requests, our goal is to take care of all the details of a client’s property so they can take full advantage of your time there,” says Morgan. Services include construction project management, basic home maintenance, home set-up for guest arrival, event coordination and more.

New cannabis job: Sonoma Hills Farm, a craft cannabis farm and culinary garden located in Petaluma, has appointed Aaron Keefer as vice president of cultivation and production. Keefer was most recently the head culinary farmer for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, which includes the French Laundry. Sonoma Hills Farm plans to be a cultural and educational intersection of small farm cannabis and traditional agriculture. The farm will cultivate cannabis for consumers as well as high-end culinary and hospitality clients. Last fall, the farm was granted the first 1-acre conditional use permit for a cannabis grow in Sonoma County. The first harvest is planned for late 2020.

Wine and beer sought: Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce is gathering a list of Sonoma Valley beer and wine companies that are interested in providing their products to be sold at the Tuesday Night Market in 2020. In a change from year’s past, wineries and breweries will not need to sell directly, the sales will be handled by the Chamber, in partnership with the City of Sonoma. For more information, mail as soon as possible.

Stompers news: Sonoma Stompers 2020 season tickets are on sale now. In 2020, the Stompers will be hosting games against the Napa Silverados, Vallejo Admirals and new expansion club California Dogecoin, which will be based out of Fairfield. 2020 is the seventh season of professional baseball in Sonoma. The first week of league play will be in late May, with 40 home games.

Lunch and Learn: The Sonoma Chamber is hosting a Lunch and Learn event about 2020 Workplace Trends with Nelson Staffing at HopMonk Tavern at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Attendees will receive a hard copy of the 2020 Advisor and Salary Guide. Visit to register.

Gourmet Food and Wine Tours: The company is offering a new Sonoma History Scoop Tour starting Feb. 15, featuring a stop at Sweet Scoops. Gourmet Food & Wine Tours, founded by Renee ReBell, is celebrating its sixth year of offering walking tours, which have now expanded to include options in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Sausalito. The Sonoma Scoop Tour runs Saturdays for 1.5 hours and adults are $30, kids are $25 and under 6 are free.

Volunteers needed: The Sonoma International Film Festival is March 25 to 29. Volunteers are needed as film venue assistants, backlot assistants, wine team, runners and more. There is a volunteer “Casting Call” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, at the Sonoma Community Center. Email questions to

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