Business Partners


Join Luther Burbank Center for the Arts as a Business Partner and align your company with the North Bay’s premier arts and events Center, presenting world-class performances and nationally-recognized education programs. We offer a wide range of opportunities, from sponsorship of single or series events to high-level sponsorship of the Center’s expansive non-profit mission to enrich, educate, and entertain our North Bay community.

Our Business Partners receive outstanding promotional, marketing, and hospitality opportunities. By partnering with the LBC, you can increase your brand awareness, provide exclusive experiences for your clients and employees, and highlight your company’s commitment to the community.


(Benefits vary by level of participation)

  • Extensive regional and local marketing media exposure
  • Unique client and employee entertainment opportunities
  • Priority ticketing services VIP seating for events
  • Company recognition on-campus and/or at events, offering exposure to nearly 500,000 visitors annually
  • Business-to-business networking opportunities

For more information, please contact Cassandra Rucker, Associate Director of Development, at 707.800.7522.



BeforeTheMovie® has grown to become the 3rd largest cinema advertising company in the US. Representing more than 1,100 US independent movie screens in 33 states and 180 cities.

Our pre-show features local and national advertising in addition to exclusive content including The Ferguson Files star interviews and Playing For Change music segments.

The company is also releasing CineLogix this summer which is a best in class” cinema app that allows the end-user to purchase movie tickets, concession items, movie memorabilia from any location at any time.

The app also features movie, director, and star information right at your fingertips and includes a game room.  Users can also set notification preferences around their favorite genres, actors, movies, and more.

Corey Tocchini = Founder and CEO
Keyo Tocchini = President and COO



Third-generation family owned and operated, Clover Sonoma was the first dairy company in the United States to become American Humane Certified, and hold its partnership of family-owned dairy farms to a higher standard by developing its own unique Clover Promise of Excellence. Clover Sonoma is proud to bring conscious dairy products direct from its farms to consumers. As a Certified B Corporation®, the company uses its business as a force to do good; its passionate support of animal welfare, sustainable business practices, and local community have always been hallmarks of the business.

Love is at the heart of Clover and each year the company gives back at least 5% of its annual profits to support these passions under its Clover Cares program. As part of this program, Clover is a long-time supporter of the Luther Burbank Center. Through sponsorship of the Family Fun Series, their mascot, Clo the Cow, has paid the theater many visits and opened countless shows – bringing joy and entertainment to local, young concert goers. Clo can’t wait to be back at the theater, serving ice cream, and greeting fans once more! In the meantime though, you can find her new book “Pasture Bedtime” at Copperfields Books and read about some of her adventures. All proceeds from the book will benefit Bookstormer Foundation, a Bay Area non-profit providing books for students in Title I schools.

For more information, please visit and join the conversation on FacebookInstagram, TwitterPinterest and YouTube.


Through our distribution of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages since 1935, Columbia Distributing has grown to become a staple in the Pacific Northwest community. Today we employ nearly 3,000 people and cover more than 171,000 square miles across Oregon, Washington and California. But being big, doesn’t keep us from thinking small and acting local.

We partner with dozens of Pacific Northwest brands to add local selections to the ever-growing list of customer choices. A deep understanding of the beverage landscape allows us to individually serve suppliers, retailers and restauranteurs.

We care about your customers, too. Our insights balance what’s well-loved with what’s coming next, so they can get what they want and find something unexpected.

Our company core values – trust, accountability, integrity, respect and safety – are incorporated into everything we do, so that we remain a source of positivity in our community. One way we accomplish this is by giving back. We’re proud to support business practices and organizations that improve our region and the lives of our neighbors. We offer academic scholarships and support of our favorite local causes in education, environmental preservation, healthcare and more.

Learn more about Columbia Distributing by visiting


Exchange Bank’s story began in the late 1800s. As local business grew, Manville Doyle and his son Frank recognized the need for a new kind of bank—one that promised to be locally owned—to serve as a philanthropic leader in the community and to act in the best interest of each and every client, no matter how big or small the account.

On May 1, 1890, the Doyles opened the first Exchange Bank in Santa Rosa. It quickly became an integral part of Santa Rosa’s economic growth. Following the earthquake of 1906, Manville and Frank Doyle rallied fellow business owners to rebuild the city. Frank Doyle convinced local businesses to donate frontage space to widen the streets for automobile traffic. He also founded the city’s chamber of commerce, serving as its first president. In 1923, Frank Doyle called the first meeting of the Bridging the Golden Gate Association to discuss his plans for the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. For the next 15 years, he worked tirelessly to make that dream a reality. On May 28, 1937, Doyle was rewarded for his efforts when he became the first person to cross the Golden Gate Bridge in an automobile. Frank Doyle is often referred to as “The Father of the Golden Gate Bridge.” Doyle Drive in San Francisco was named in his honor.

Nothing displayed Frank Doyle’s commitment to Santa Rosa more than a simple piece of paper—his last will and testament. Upon his death in 1948, Doyle’s controlling shares of Exchange Bank common stock were placed into a perpetual trust—the Frank P. Doyle and Polly O’Meara Doyle Scholarship Fund—to assist in the education of “…worthy young men and women attending Santa Rosa Junior College.” Today we know it as the Doyle Scholarship. Since 1948, the fund has provided over $90 million to 135,000 Sonoma County students. In the 130 years since Exchange Bank opened its doors, the Great Depression and deregulation have threatened the banking industry and hundreds of banks have gone through CEO changes, mergers and acquisitions. Exchange Bank has stood through it all by staying true to Frank Doyle’s core values of commitment, respect, integrity and teamwork. Just as Frank and Manville would have wanted.


Nelson: Our Purpose Is Your Success.

Nelson has been part of the North Bay business and philanthropic community for over 50 years. We value our long-standing relationship with the Luther Burbank Center and are proud to support its exceptional contributions to the North Bay through art, education, and entertainment.

Nelson delivers tailored staffing solutions to companies in diverse industries throughout California and beyond. We invest in our relationships and collaborate to help companies and employees realize their goals through innovative employment solutions cultivated from our own industry tenure and expertise. Following the example of our community-minded founder Gary D. Nelson, Nelson uses a personal touch and engaged approach to consistently achieve superior results for our broad network of business, individual, and philanthropic partners.

As an informed and dedicated LBC business partner, we share many of the values for inclusion and collaboration that the LBC applies to its staff, resources, and programs. We are continuously inspired by the wonderful candidates we meet every day whose ideas, ambitions, and plain hard work keep the North Bay a vibrant and exciting place to live and work. Thank you for all you do.

We are also grateful to the many North Bay companies who provide critical employment opportunities to our candidates. We especially applaud their resiliency and innovative approaches to moving forward despite unprecedented challenges and uncertainty during the recent pandemic. You keep our communities strong. Our hats go off to you.

Together with the Luther Burbank Center, we strengthen our communities by connecting people with ideas and opportunities to help them flourish and find their own best versions of success.

Here to another great season at the LBC!


Our business partners are integral in supporting the work we do in the community and we couldn’t do it without them. The Luther Burbank Center has proudly called Pisenti & Brinker a business partner since 2005, and we thank them for their continued support that’s helped to bring the arts to the community for over 28 years!

Pisenti & Brinker LLP continues to grow! The firm is pleased to announce the addition of three new partners as of January 1, 2021. Roxanne Shockey, CPA is an Assurance Services partner with over 20 years of experience in the field. Janine Johnson, CPA directs the firm’s Accounting Advisory Services practice. Kellin Gilbert, CPA is an Assurance Services partner and joined the firm in 2009. Their experience and dedication to their clients’ success have made them valuable additions to the partner team and outstanding mentors to all staff. All three of them are available to assist you with any challenges you and your business may encounter.


Redwood Credit Union (RCU) has been providing personal and business banking to the North Bay since 1950. A not-for-profit financial cooperative, RCU’s focus is serving the best interests of its members and community.

RCU offers complete financial services, accessible through online and mobile banking, with friendly, knowledgeable staff to assist. Members can monitor account activity and balances, deposit checks through their phone, make loan payments, pay bills with Bill Pay, send money to friends and family with RCUpay, and much more. Members also benefit from competitive insurance rates through RCU Insurance Services, and new and used auto sales (in-person or delivered to the door) through RCU Auto Services.

Committed to helping the communities it serves, Redwood Credit Union distributed grants to more than 45 nonprofits to assist the immediate needs of people impacted by COVID-19. Another way RCU supports its communities is through financial education, recently publishing Weathering A Financial Storm, an online resource designed to help people navigate these extraordinary times.

Redwood Credit Union is proud to partner with the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts as the premiere sponsor for the Fiesta De Independencia since 2017.

With over $5 billion in assets, RCU serves its more than 355,000 members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah. For more information, call 1 (800) 479-7928, or visit


The Tocchini family’s long involvement in film entertainment stretches back to 1926 when Dan Tocchini Sr. constructed one of the first movie theatres in Santa Rosa, the Strand, which showed the first “talkie” locally. In 1957 the senior Tocchini shifted control to his son, Daniel F. Tocchini.

Santa Rosa Cinema’s logo, shaped like a rose made of film, illustrates the importance of our Santa Rosa roots. We’re a family-run company, deeply ensconced in Sonoma County, made evident by the many special events and programs we play host to. Our theatres are also available for special screenings and fundraisers initiated by the public, as well as private parties.

You can enjoy locally sourced wine and craft beers before or during your film at most of our theatres and we’re very proud of the recently remodeled Airport Stadium 12 and Roxy Stadium 14. There you’ll relax with reserved seating and luxury power loungers and tray tables. Our Summerfield Cinemas is noted for its stellar selection of independent, foreign and documentary films, while the Raven Film Center provides a good mix of block busters and art films and 3rd Street Cinema offers even more affordable entertainment for those who don’t need to see a movie upon immediate release.
Other locations include theatres in Pacific Grove, Oxnard, Camarillo, Clovis and Lodi.


As each of us has adapted, and continues to adapt, to helping limit the spread of COVID-19, the attorneys and staff at Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP (SMT) have remained available to assist with resolving issues, whether for your business or for you and your family.  As we care for each other and others in our community, SMT is proud to have an opportunity to give back to the community.  SMT also remains focused on keeping businesses open and protecting the vibrancy of our economy.

For many years, the SMT team has supported LBC as a corporate alliance partner, and through Board leadership. Lisa Ann Hilario is in her third year as a member of the Board of Directors.  Previously DJ Drennan served on the Board for five years and Kevin McCullough served for nine years.  SMT is also a strong supporter of numerous other non-profit organizations, including the Redwood Empire Food Bank, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Foundation, Schulz Museum, Roseland University Prep, Petaluma Arts Center, Sonoma County Bar Association, California Craft Brewers Association, Mentor Me, Special Olympics, Sonoma County Farm Bureau, Listening for a Change, Sebastopol Little League, Rotary Club of Santa Rosa, and Sonoma County Legal Aid, among others.  In addition to serving on boards, the SMT team volunteers time with the local courts to improve access to justice for all in Sonoma County.

The law is a complex and diverse profession.  As has been the case for more than 25 years, the attorneys of SMT are available to help in many subject areas including business transactions, civil litigation, trusts and estates, mergers & acquisitions, employment, equity compensation, financing, intellectual property, real estate and ADR.  Their practices serve the diverse industries of Sonoma County including agriculture, wine, beer & spirits, software and technology, health care, manufacturing, hospitality, government, non-profits, and real estate.

SMT attorneys are firmly committed to providing quality service in an efficient manner.  Whether representing family members in a business succession process, employers wrestling with complex labor regulations, or parties in the challenges of a lawsuit, they pride themselves on prompt, personal attention.  Their success is reflected in repeat and referral business from long-standing clients.  It is also reflected in the numerous accolades it has received.

Some of the recent accolades SMT has received include a Gold Medal as “Best Law Firm” by the NorthBay Biz readers and Best Law Firm in the “Best of” awards in the Bohemian.  SMT has also been designated a “Best Place to Work” by the North Bay Business Journal.  Individually, Katie Jeffrey, Kari Brown and Stephanie Rothberg have received the North Bay Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award.  Greg Spaulding, Warren Dranit and Albert Handelman have been designated Super Lawyers in their respective fields.  Keenan McCullough and Don Winkle have been recognized as Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.  Also the Bohemian readers voted Jan Gabrielson Tansil as the Best Labor & Employment Attorney and Kevin McCullough as Best Real Estate Attorney.

LBC is proud to have the support of Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP.


I’m Rekha Skantharaja, a community member, patron, and board director for Luther Burbank Center for the Arts. As we head into our most critical fundraising event of the year, I’m here to tell you my LBC story.

It was almost 5 years ago that I was invited as a guest to attend the Art of Dessert. I witnessed the performance of the Mariachi Ensemble. It was during this performance that I was deeply moved and urgently called to get involved. Science has proven that performing in visual arts ignites pathways in the brain that lead to better social and emotional development. Kids that consistently interact with the arts are more attentive and perform better in math and science.

The LBC isn’t only a community treasure as a performing arts venue; behind the scenes we reach 50,000 kids in 7 Bay Area counties. With your donation we will continue to give these kids the chance to become not simply good performers today, but great people tomorrow.

Just $100 allows a family to attend a show together or buys a child an instrument; just $250 provides a
student access to a life-changing master class; $1,000 will provide 6 teachers access to the tools to bring their lessons to life through the power of the arts. Donate now and join us virtually on April 17 for amazing performances, exciting auction items, and to learn more about how the LBC is changing our world. Thank you. Click here for Rekha’s full story.


Business Risk, Employee Benefits, and Affluent Personal Lines

The VANTREO experience is like no other. For business, it means increased profit and a higher business value. For individuals and families, it means sustainability and peace of mind.

A little about us…

  • Full service insurance brokerage (business risks, workers compensation, personal lines, employee benefits, human resources support, corporate education)
  • Our clients operate locally, nationally and throughout the world
  • Online services fully supported by our in-house team of risk, insurance, and technology specialists
  • Local assistance – global resources
  • Bilingual Spanish – corporate training, open enrollment, translation

We help people be more successful than they would be without us. That means better results, faster. We accomplish this by empowering people, and supplying amazing technology.

Priorities first.  You come to us with a question, a need, a timeframe…our risk and insurance experts start there tackling your priority before anything else.

Smart Work.  Get what you’ve always wanted…just a lot sooner! We use technology for “instant” and human consultancy for everything else.

Value.  Insurance, risk management, education, services…all working together to increase overall value for you.

Our clients often tell us they just wish they’d met us sooner. We are applying for the job as your “next in line”.

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VANTREO is wholly owned by Acrisure, one of the Top 10 insurance brokerages in the world.

We gratefully acknowledge our sponsors and partners



Rodney Strong Vineyards
11455 Old Redwood Hwy
Healdsburg, CA 95448


1499 Oliver Road, 2nd Floor
Fairfield, CA 94534

Clover Sonoma
Petaluma, CA

Columbia Distributing

Exchange Bank
545 4th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Gloria Ferrer

Market Partners Inc.
800 Shiloh Cyn,
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Nelson Family of Companies
19080 Lomita Avenue
Sonoma, CA 95476

Pisenti & Brinker LLP
Santa Rosa 707.542.3343
Petaluma 707.762.9900
Napa 707.224.4097

The Press Democrat
427 Mendocino Avenue
P.O. Box 569
Santa Rosa, California 95402

RBC Wealth Management

Redwood Credit Union
3033 Cleveland Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(800) 479-7928

Santa Rosa Cinemas
816 4th Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Santa Rosa 707.523.0606

Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP
Santa Rosa 707.524.1900
Petaluma 707.283.0000

Tangram Insurance Services

Vantreo Insurance Brokerage
100 Stony Point Road, Suite 160
Santa Rosa, CA 95401


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