#Petaluma’s CamelBak is one of the Healthiest Companies to Work For in America

GREATIST focuses on posts about making healthier choices with a theme to feel good, happy and healthy.  On October 30th they posted a list of The 44 Healthiest Companies to work for in America.  We picked this up in our searches and found that Petaluma’s CamelBak made the list.

Greatlist.com reports the following:

We consider CamelBak the capital of Hydration Nation—thanks to their water bottles, filters, and hydration packs—so it’s no surprise that they encourage their 138 employees to keep the H2O coming. Just one part of their “Bak to Health” program, a yearly challenge where employees earn points for exercise, hydration, and healthy nutrition. It’s a company-wide game, and everyone’s a winner: All participants earn rewards, and CamelBak donates money to charities selected by the players as a result. Apart from this friendly competition, day-to-day culture encourages the healthy outdoor living that CamelBak’s products champion. Employees can work out with provided fitness equipment, take to the on-site basketball court, pedal around on one of the four company bikes, or meet with CamelBak’s personal trainer for a more structured workout. And all workers receive discounts to various outdoor and adventure companies. We imagine the CamelBak-supported paid sabbatical of four to six weeks gives employees even more opportunity to test out that new camping gear.

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In 2013 Camelbak was listed on Outside Magazine’s website Online article on the 100 Best Places To Work which sites that their office is located by a 165-acre wetlands park, which features a two-mile circular trail and a one-mile trail ideal for running and biking.  Also adds that their culture provides for a stress management or meditation class through their Bak to Health wellness program.

To see a complete listing of items made by Camelbak click on the photo below.

#Petaluma’s Veteran’s Day Parade: Schedule, Highlights, History & Video

Photo from the Press Democrat

Joe Noriel with the Purple Heart City sign at Putnam Plaza on Petaluma Blvd, Photo Argus Courier
Joe Noriel with the Purple Heart City sign at Putnam Plaza on Petaluma Blvd, Photo Argus Courier

Update February 14, 2015, PCA Releases 2014 Veteran’s Day Parade Video

Positively Petaluma would like to thank our men and woman in the United States armed services, we salute you! By sharing the following information we would like to honor of our veterans and the memory of our fallen soldiers.  Petaluma in the last year was named The Purple Heart city and our veterans were saluted in pre-Memorial Day Ceremony in May. Each year Petaluma’s Veterans Day parade provides for the best venue for families from all over to celebrate and remember the members of our military. Freedom is not free and many of our vets have paid the ultimate sacrifice for us so we can enjoy the freedoms we often take for granted.

Photo by Conner Jay, The Press Democrat
Photo by Conner Jay, The Press Democrat



Argus Courier Petaluma360.com reports Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11 on November 4, 2014

Petaluma Patch reports What’s On Tap For Veterans Day In Petaluma on November 7, 2014 by Susan C. Schena



Second Look Sunday: A Positively Petaluma Weeks In Review

There are lots of great things going on in #Petaluma, you just have to dig for them.  Positively Petaluma searches for and collects the positive information about our great city in one place: The Petaluma Magazine.  The Second Look will be a reflection of some of the posts from the previous weeks.

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Breaking News: #Petaluma #1 Most Caring City in America

In a Movoto Real Estate Blog, they ask if you are searching for Pleasantville? Well, they couldn’t guarantee that, but they think their pick for the Top 10 Cities will certainly welcome you with open arms.

Here is a gallery of the top 10.

Movoto used several sources to determine the Top 10 and goes on to say this about Petaluma:

“Okay, I am not making this up: many scenes from the movie “Pleasantville” were actually filmed in Petaluma, specifically, at the intersection of Petaluma Blvd. and Western Avenue.

It doesn’t just look like a city so caring that it must be fictional either, it actually is. It’s almost too good to be true. Just think about this: out of 140 cities in the U.S., Petaluma had the 12th lowest number of crimes. It also had the sixth highest number of counselors and mental health professionals per capita, and was among the top 30 for its percentage of residents who carpool.

It’s really no wonder this Sonoma-Marin Fair-hosting, Butter and Egg Days Parade-celebrating, Little League World Series-playing small city made the top of our list.”

New York Life Acquires #Petaluma Land – Cader Commerce Center

On October 31, 2014 The Registry reported New York Life Acquires Land for Industrial Development in Petaluma on October 31, 2014 by the publisher in Commercial, Finance, INDUSTRY news.  Yesterday North Bay Business Journal reports Petaluma industrial buildings planned By Jeff Quakenbush, Business Journal Staff Reporter.

The Registry indicates that New York Life Real Estate Investors has paid around $6 million to acquire 20 acres of land for development. The article goes on to say:

“New York Life believes there is a strong demand for light industrial space not currently met in Petaluma. “We see that the market demographics are very strong for new development. For tenants looking for space larger than 50,000 square feet, there are very limited options. For light industrial space, current vacancy is around 8 percent. Our development will be the first new industrial development in Petaluma since 2001,” said Brian Seaman, a senior director with New York Life.”

The development is being called the Cader Commerce Center. It is located at 1466 to 1490 Cader Lane in Petaluma. The project will involve the development of 250,000 square feet of industrial space over four buildings.