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Sonoma State University Hosting Information Receptions for Wine, Executive and Evening MBA Programs

December 17, 2014 9:00 AM
Sonoma State University will host two receptions for potential candidates of their MBA programs on the SSU campus on Saturday, January 17th. The receptions - 9:30-10:30 am for the Executive Wine MBA and 11:00 am-12:00 pm for the Evening-, Evening Wine- and General Executive MBA - will help professionals determine if an MBA is the right step to help them reach their career goals while also connecting them with peers over coffee and a light breakfast.

Creating a Competitive Wine Brand, a New Certificate Offered at Sonoma State University

December 1, 2014 1:45 PM
The Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University is offering a new certificate course - "Creating a Competitive Wine Brand" on February 25th - 28th, 2015. The short, intensive certificate program is for any wine industry professional who needs to differentiate their product and deepen their understanding of brand.

Career Center for the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University Prospering Thanks to Partnerships in the North Bay

November 20, 2014 2:00 PM
Recent strategic alliances with national companies like Southern Wine and Spirits, Nelson Staffing, Sherwin Williams, and Target are helping Sonoma State's School of Business and Economics (SBE) Career Center thrive.

Sonoma State's Wine Executive MBA Launches in Sonoma County in March 2015

November 12, 2014 12:00 PM
Sonoma State University will add a Sonoma County based offering of their executive Wine MBA - the only one of its kind in the country - to its slate of graduate and wine business education starting in March 2015. Sonoma County Winegrowers will host an information session for the new program on November 13th at 6:00 pm.

Wine Industry Panel to Present on Current Trends at Sonoma State

October 28, 2014 3:46 PM
Wines and Vines' Jim Gordon, The Nielsen Company's Peggy Gsell, Full Glass Research and Wine Opinion's Christian Miller, Tasting Panel Magazine's Deborah Parker Wong and Wine Business Monthly's Cyril Penn, will join Liza Zimmerman, wine educator and writer, and Principal of the San Francisco-based wine consulting business Liza the Wine Chick, in a seminar titled Wine Trends: What's Hot & What's Not at Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute.

Call of the Vine: Master of Wine, Liz Thach, defines the top vineyards of Napa and Sonoma in new book

October 28, 2014 11:35 AM
What defines the top vineyards of Napa and Sonoma? A new book entitled Call of the Vine: Exploring Ten Famous Vineyards of Napa and Sonoma by Dr. Liz Thach, professor of Wine Business at Sonoma State University, provides the answer in a compelling and beautifully written journey through the vineyards.

Sonoma State University's Alliance with Domaine Chandon Brings Seminars to Yountville Estate

October 7, 2014 10:40 AM
Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute is pleased to announce their alliance with Domaine Chandon to offer a feature seminar series to wine industry professionals in the Napa Valley, as well as Chandon employees on November 4-5th.

Sonoma State Knows "It Takes a Village to Make a Village" (Out of Cardboard Boxes)

September 30, 2014 12:45 PM
Join Sonoma State University Children's School preschoolers, local K-12 students and Sonoma State students, faculty and staff on Friday, October 10th from 10am-4pm at the Stevenson Quad as they "make a village" out of cardboard boxes as part of the Global Cardboard Challenge event.

SSU Wine Biz Students Help Terra Fossil & Oliver's Achieve Market Win-Win

September 23, 2014 3:00 PM
Wine business students get a taste of what it's like to develop, pitch and implement marketing strategies as a part of a worthy cause marketing campaign to "Stomp Out Student Loans" and promote the Terra Fossil brand to its target audience.

Sonoma State Alumnus Zach Cohen Kickstarts His Dreams

September 15, 2014 1:30 PM
In just 30 days, Cohen generated $12K in seed money from 128 investors on Kickstarter - the world's largest platform for funding creative projects, also putting him in the top 25% for the amount of money raised and success in meeting his goal.

Econ + Marketing = Success

September 11, 2014 11:30 AM
Angie Martinez strongly believes, "there are two kinds of people in this world, people that make excuses and people that make things happen."

Sonoma State Announces a Quarter-Million Dollar Gift from Young's Market Company

September 4, 2014 11:00 AM
Sonoma State University's School of Business and Economics dean William Silver announced that Young's Market Company, the premier fine wine and spirits distributor in the western United States, is making a $250,000 gift to the University that will support the construction of completion of the Industry Boardroom in the new Wine Spectator Learning Center.

Wine Spectator Foundation Donates $3 Million to Sonoma State University

July 7, 2014 8:40 AM
Sonoma State University (SSU) President Ruben Armiñana announced that Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher of Wine Spectator magazine, is making a $3 million gift to the University through the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation.

Wine Business Education Summit 2014

June 30, 2014 10:58 AM
In advance of the annual conference of the Academy of Wine Business Research, university leaders and researchers gathered on Friday afternoon in Geisenheim, Germany for the third round of discussions to advance the field of wine business education.

SSU's Florence Bouvet Helps Students Develop a Critical Lense

May 28, 2014 10:30 AM
Florence Bouvet, an Associate Professor at Sonoma State University was invited by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), one of the foremost social science universities in the world, to write two articles for its blog.

Sonoma State Recognizes Korbel Owner Gary Heck with 2014 Honorary Degree

May 5, 2014 9:48 AM
Wine industry icon Gary Heck, who is recognized not only for his business success but also for his leadership and integrity, will receive Sonoma State's 2014 honorary degree at the University's May 10 commencement at the 3 p.m. ceremony.

Wine Industry Experts to Discuss 'Delicious Solution' for Sustainability

April 24, 2014 10:16 AM
Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute is participating in the "Sustainability in the Wine Industry: A Delicious Solution" panel at this year's Sustainable Enterprise Conference on Wednesday, April 30.

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