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Autodesk LogoAutodesk is a provider of software and services for the world’s designers, architects, engineers, filmmakers, and game developers. These innovators use our tools to ensure that what they create as valuable, beautiful, and successful as possible. Because they work on some of the world’s most important challenges—from global issues like designing for a sustainable world to how we do design at the nanoscale—we think deeply and broadly about technology and design to ensure that we give them the best tools possible. At Autodesk we help people imagine, design, and create a better world.

Union Bank LogoInvesting in our customers, communities and employees. As a member of one of the largest financial institutions in the world, we have our customers’ best interests at heart and are committed to investing in their success.


Passalacqua Winery LogoPassalacqua Winery is family owned and operated in the Historic Dry Creek Valley. Our handcrafted, limited production wines are available exclusively through our website at www.PassalacquaWinery.com and our Tasting Room in Healdsburg, CA just north of Marin County in Sonoma County. We use a vineyard expressionist approach to winemaking, allowing the uniqueness of each vineyard and each varietal to be expressed.

Comedic Ventures LogoComedic Ventures is a Bay Area production and consulting company run by CEO Bob Ayres. Comedic Ventures develops and nurtures a team of “creatives” to invest in and develop original comedic programming, live lecture series, television, thoughtful panel discussions, philanthropic fundraisers, small industry salons and The Other Cafe Comedy Showcase series. They like to think they know how to help keep things funny.

COREcommons LogoCOREcommons is an emerging online knowledge commons to connect community wisdom with best practices. Made up of visionaries, practitioners and technology developers of the collaborative movement, this Community Organizing Resource Exchange is intended to help everyone collect and share ideas and build communities, better!


Magnetic Image Video LogoMagnetic Image Video offers the entire San Francisco Bay Area a premiere level of HD and broadcast-quality equipment and production services. They can tailor a camera package, flypak or digital remote truck to meet your production requirements. From the corporate boardroom to the entertainment venue, Magnetic Image Video has the reputation to find the most effective & efficient pathway for a successful production.

City National Bank LogoCity National Bank was founded in 1954 to serve the entertainment and real estate industries, professionals and the growing business community in Southern California. Today, it is the second-largest independent bank headquartered in California, with more than $21 billion in total assets and nearly 80 offices in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay area, Nevada and New York City..

Sellers Markets LogoSellers Markets is an award-winning local, sustainable multi-unit fast-casual restaurant with locations in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district. We feature hand-crafted freshly made-to-order artisan foods, using all-natural, organic ingredients.

Mackenzie Design Studio LogoMackenzie Design Studio works with clients ranging from Mattel to Wine.com to produce award-winning messaging products—from business cards to billboards—that engage customers with irresistible design.

Cobalt Sun LogoUsing color, light, fabric, shape and form, Cobalt Sun founder, Lynn Augstein, has expressed herself for decades through the medium of interior design, installation fabrication, video projection and stage design/lightning. With this accumulated knowledge, Colbalt Sun is now offering workshops around perception and how the eye and mind work in tandem.


Blue Practice LogoBlue Practice is a studio-sized marketing and public relations agency that speaks out for progressive companies and organizations. They use their collective expertise to support transformative products and technologies, promoting the innovations and ideas that will solve crucial global issues and create a more prosperous world.

The Grove LogoThe Grove is a San Francisco-based consultancy and publisher that offers services and tools to help organizations, teams, and individuals successfully envision and implement change. Founded in 1977 by Grove president and organizational consultant David Sibbet, The Grove has helped a range of clients, from Fortune 500 businesses to nonprofit organizations, meet a diverse set of organizational challenges and achieve their goals.

Riedel  LogoRiedel Crystal established in 1756 has been producing fine glass in the heart of Europe for over 250 years, family owned and operated by Georg Riedel 10th generation and Maximilian Riedel 11th generation. At Riedel, content commends shape : Riedel produces collections for every lifestyle and price range, whether for critical evaluation, a picnic or dinner, wine friendly glassware delivers the Aroma and the Flavor of all aromatic beverages.

Maria Marchetti LogoMaria Marchetti is dedicated to the genuine real estate success of her clients, Maria utilizes her extensive tech savvy knowledge to bring state of the art implementation to all research and transactions. Diligent in the critical components of pricing, marketing, and negotiating, Maria’s expertise enables decisions to be made with confidence and trust.

Three Twins Ice Cream LogoThree Twins Ice Cream uses local organic dairy products to make inconceivably delicious organic ice cream available at a reasonable price. Find Three Twins Ice Cream at natural food stores throughout the United States and at its three Bay Area scoop shops.

Whole Foods Market is the world’s largest retailer of natural and organic foods, with stores throughout North America and the United Kingdom. Our motto — Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet — emphasizes that our vision reaches beyond food retailing. In fact, our deepest purpose as an organization is helping support the health, well-being, and healing of both people — customers, team members, and business organizations in general — and the planet.

Embassy Suites San Rafael LogoThe Embassy Suites San Rafael is an upscale all-suite hotel located centrally to both Oakland Airport and San Francisco International Airport, which are around 45 minutes away from San Rafael. You’ll find us in San Francisco’s North Bay, adjacent to the Marin County Civic Center and Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium.

Pacific SunThe Pacific Sun has served the Marin community with award-winning, insightful journalism about the county’s most exciting people, ideas and events for 48 years. We’re an independent, progressive voice which communicates with its readers through hyper-local, high-quality journalism presented in print, online and email platforms.

The Kanbar Center at the Osher Marin JCC has established a strong and well respected reputation within the community as a Center for the Performing Arts in Marin County. Performances run the gamut from classical to world music, dance to comedy, lectures and film to culinary demonstrations. In addition to all of this, our beautiful spaces are the ideal place for a variety of rental applications including weddings, fundraisers, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and life celebrations.