work for you.
An insightful discussion on retirement and
succession planning for North Bay business owners.
October 24, 5:30-8: 30 pm
StoneTree Clubhouse, Novato, CA
A handful of critical decisions can transform your business into the asset
you need it to be. Learn from seasoned veterans how you can create a
disciplined financial plan — including tax and investment strategies for your
future succession or retirement. Discover how intelligent planning can help
you maximize the value in your business — and the happiness in your life.
Presented by Private Ocean
with Hanson Bridgett and Jorstad & Associates.
Sponsored by Marin Magazine and North Bay Biz.
$30 fee includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
Capacity limited to 100 people.
Reserve your seat today at
or call Michelle Leeds at 415.526.2900.
Tim Jorstad, CPA
Jorstad & Associates
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Tax Exposure Now
Teresa Pahl, JD
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Selling Your Business
Richard Stone, CFP©
Founder & Chairman
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controversy might have been gender-directed;
if a male with 17 years of energy and sustainability experience had been named to the post,
I don’t think there’d have been the outcry. One
other update: Our staff now numbers 17, and
the whole team does excellent work.
That said, please explain the role of Marin Clean
Energy. MCE is a not-for-profit, public provider
of electricity that is greener and, in most cases,
more affordable [than PG&E’s]. We are the first,
and at present the only, community provider in
the state. Over 50 percent of the power we purchase comes from renewable sources — wind,
biowaste, solar and small hydroelectric. In turn,
we offer t wo products to our 120,000 customers:
MCE Light Green, which is at least 50 percent
renewable energy, and MCE Deep Green, which
is 100 percent renewable energy. Customers
in our region can also choose to get electricity
from PG&E, which delivers power that is 19 percent renewable. As for costs, MCE’s Light Green
is slightly below PG&E’s rate for most customer
classes, and our Deep Green product comes at
a premium of about $5 per month more for an
But don’t Marin’s electric bills still come from
PG&E? And aren’t PG&E’s blue trucks all over
the county? Right, PG&E still delivers power
over lines they own, and they maintain those
lines. We are only replacing the generation part
of the electric bill that our customers receive.
PG&E still bills all customers directly for
power delivery, and MCE generation charges