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In addition to the City of Petaluma's business assistance, many other County organizations can help you open and grow your business.

    Small Business Development Center
    SBDC provides technical assistance for existing and potential small businesses
    (707) 524-1770
    U.S. Small Business Administration
    SBA Direct gives you information and services based on your unique business needs
    Workforce Investment Board
    WIB is Sonoma County’s one-stop career center providing job training and employment opportunities
    Petaluma Chamber of Commerce
    Provides opportunities for business to connect, articulates the needs of their members, and works to maintain an environment to help business succeed
    Downtown Business Association
    A community of businesses, property owners, and individuals who are committed to maintaining the historic downtown as an active and dynamic retail center
    Provides financing for small businesses
    North Bay Angels
    NBA was formed by a group of North Bay executives and professionals to provide a forum for learning about and making early stage investment capital (seed capital) and advisory assistance (mentoring) available to entrepreneurial companies in the North Bay
    North Coast SCORE Association
    SCORE provides entrepreneurial education with volunteer business mentors who help form and grow small business nationwide
    101 MFG
    101MFG is a private alliance of manufacturing executives throughout Northern California
    North Bay IHub
    Provides training, support and office space for young, innovative technology companies.
    Sonoma County Economic Development Investment Board
    provides information and referral services to help local businesses to start up, succeed and grow.
    Sonoma County BEST
    a collaborative partnership between the private and public sectors of Sonoma County dedicated to creating jobs and fostering economic vitality.

    Venture Greenhouse
    An initiative of Dominican University of California, the Venture Greenhouse is a business accelerator and incubator for social & environmental entrepreneurs and a community resource for innovators and new ventures.



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Petaluma Chamber of Commerce

Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce


Petaluma Downtown Association

Petaluma Downtown Association


Contact Information

For business assistance, contact:
Ingrid Alverde, Economic Development Manager
ialverde @, 707-778-4549