Business of the Month:
Nugget Markets

Nugget Markets may be new to Tiburon, but this grocery chain has been around since 1926 when the father-son team of William and Mack Stille opened their first store in Woodland, California. Right from the start, the slogan of Nugget has been “Great Prices, Superior Quality,” and local shoppers have found this to be true.

Nugget is still family owned and operated, now run by the fourth and fifth generations of the Stille family. Its headquarters are in Woodland (five miles north of Davis), although now there are 12 stores across Northern California, with the latest two to open in Corte Madera and Tiburon.

Tiburon store director Cody Moody began working at Nugget when he was a sophomore at U.C. Davis majoring in biology. Over the past eight years, he has moved up from bag boy to checker to the natural living manager to grocery section manager. He grew up and still lives in Vacaville with his wife, Moné. A rugby player in college, he now coaches youth wrestling and also is a licensed paramedic.

“We focus on having a full spectrum of products,” he says. He points out the various sections of the store: organic; bulk foods; meat and seafood; a full service kitchen with hot and cold dishes, and where you can custom order a sandwich or panini; a full-range bakery where customers, called “guests,” can watch a cake being decorated; an olive bar; salad and soup bar; and an espresso bar. Trained specialists are in the adult beverage, specialty cheese and natural living departments.

“We can take special requests in any department,” Cody says. “We offer catering services with foods prepared by in-house chefs, and we offer prepared holiday meals – turkey, stuffing, cranberries, mashed potatoes –  the works. Just order on-line.”

Nugget Markets do not have a reward system but concentrate on offering much lower prices all the time. “We not only have weekly specials found online at, but we also have weekend specials,” Cody says. A big misconception about Nugget Markets is that it is a high priced store because of its bright looks and wide
selection of specialty products. “Our prices really are lower,” Cody says, with a smile.

For the past 10 years in a row, Fortune magazine has recognized Nugget as one of the 100 best companies to work for in the U.S.

Nugget Markets will host demo days, with demonstrations from many different vendors, at its Marin locations in November:
Nov. 4 - 6 in Novato, 11- 13 in Tiburon and 18-20 in Corte Madera! Stop by and try out some of the new tables and chairs just outside the front doors.

Nugget Market ⎪Cove Shopping Center ⎪1 Blackfield DriveTiburon, CA  ⎪415 388 2770


Chamber Mixer
Blinds & Designs

October 28

Chamber Mixer @ The Courtyard at the Boardwalk Shopping Center

Wednesday, October 28
5:30 pm to 7 pm
Blinds & Designs
Cove Shopping Center
1 Blackfield Drive
Tiburon, CA 94920

Chamber mixers are open to the public and are great way to meet your neighbors and your local merchants and business owners.

$10 members | $15 non members
Great Food & Drink | Business Card Raffle | Networking Opportunities

                  Seminar Series for Small Businesses
Keeping Your Business Data Safe 

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Mill Valley & San Rafael Chambers of Commerce to introduce a new Seminar Series for Small Business Owners.

Aimed at small business owners and professionals, the seminars will be held on the third Monday of every other month from 11 am to noon. The next seminar takes place on Monday, November 16, at 11 am, at Acqua Hotel – Bay Room - 555 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley, CA. There will be plenty of opportunity for networking and questions. The seminars are free for members of the participating Chambers and $10 for non members.

Keeping Your Business Data Safe
November 16, 2015
What would happen if your computer hard drive crashed? How safe is your computer from viruses and data theft? How would your clients feel if their information was compromised? This presentation will cover the latest backup, recovery and security strategies for your small business.

SUP Tiburon!
Tiburon Waterfront Standup Paddle Board Race
November 7, 2015

 A fun race with courses suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced standup paddle boarders. The races will start and end at Sam's Anchor Café in downtown Tiburon and will proceed along the Tiburon waterfront with incredible views of San Francisco, Angel Island and the Golden Gate Bridge. Come on out to enjoy incredible people, amazing views, support local business and win some great prizes!

Don't miss this great day on the bay. Register now!

Congratulations to the winner of our first ever #SUPTiburon photo contest from our first race in March: Marissa Miller for her fantastic photo capturing the sky above Angle Island as the beginner class crossed the starting line of the race.

Tiburon Wine Festival
Saturday, May 14, 2016
1 to 4 pm

One of the Bay Area’s premier wine events, the Tiburon Wine Festival pairs 60 of the finest wineries with 20 of the area’s most popular local restaurants to create a unique wine tasting experience that sells out every year. Located in downtown Tiburon, the festival boasts beautiful views of San Francisco and the Bay, live music and a spectacular silent auction with one of kind experiences and special wines from participating wineries. This is a great opportunity to try some amazing wines and the meet and learn from the winemakers themselves!

Click here for more information about the Tiburon Wine Festival.

For more information, click here Tiburon Wine Festival

What to Do on the Tiburon Peninsula

Tiburon's fascinating history and natural beauty also provide a variety of unique attractions. In Tiburon, the 1884 Tiburon Railroad-Ferry Depot Museum-the only dual-use railroad terminal to survive west of the Hudson River-is on the National Register of Historic Places. Old St. Hilary's, a Carpenter Gothic church set in the midst of a wildflower preserve, was built in 1888 and offers stunning views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.

Ark Row, former houseboats on Tiburon Lagoon before it was filled in the 1940s, now houses restaurants and shops along upper Main Street. Tiburon Playhouse, site of the Tiburon International Film Festival, shows first-run domestic and foreign films.

And in Belvedere, the China Cabin is the restored Social Saloon of the SS China (1866), a national maritime monument with a gilded Victorian drawing room. Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society


No time? No muscles? No matter. Tiburon Uplands Nature Preserve, a tiny preserve tucked into a shady canyon along Paradise Drive, offers a very easy, 0.7 mile loop trail that's perfect for a quick hike or a leisurely wildflower walk. This little-known gem wanders through a thick forest of California bay, climbs moderately through woods with coast live oak and toyon, then segues to grassland, crossing a seasonal creek en route.

Angel Island State Park

For a short course in California history, board the Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry for the 10-minute boat trip to Ayala Cove, entry to Angel Island State Park. From here the 740-acre mountain island encompasses the history of the Golden State from its Coast Miwok beginnings to the Army presence through the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and most recently, as a NIKE missile base. Immigration's pivotal role comes to life at the Immigration Station, where thousands of mostly Chinese immigrants were detained-and some denied entrance to the United States-during a period of exclusionary immigration laws.

Directions to the Tiburon Peninsula

After exiting Highway 101, take Tiburon Boulevard (Highway 131) east until you reach the tip of the peninsula. As you approach Main Street, the downtown hub, you'll find the Boardwalk Shopping Center on the right and Point Tiburon Plaza to the left. 

Park your car at one of the several lots downtown. Tiburon is a pleasantly walkable destination. For a helpful map, pick up a self-guided historical walking tour brochure (free) from the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society in the Donohue Building on Paradise Drive or visit the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce office at 96B Main Street.


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