Category - General
Posted - 10/07/2011 12:31pm
Businesses Recognized at "Tops In Sonoma"
The largest employers and tax generators in Sonoma Valley were recognized at the fifth annual "Tops in Sonoma" event on September 30. Results of a survey of the "Tops" businesses were presented and are available on the Chamber's website. Among the key findings:
- 93% report that business is up as compared to this time last year. These findings are supported by positive trends in both TOT (hotel) tax and sales tax revenues for the City of Sonoma.
- On average, "Tops" businesses have increased their workforce by a total of more than 13% in the past two year period.
- The biggest challenges facing "Tops" businesses are general economic uncertainty, rising costs, seasonal demand, regulation and taxes, and competition and marketing challenges.
At the event, special recognitions were also provided for Outstanding Commercial Property Improvement projects, and for businesses that have achieved their Bay Area Green Business certification over the past year.