Being a full-time attorney and winery owner/operator would probably be enough to satisfy the time and needs of most.

But not Napan Bruce Ahnfeldt.

Bruce Ahnfeldt also happens to be married to Celeste Carducci-Ahnfeldt — one of the most active business women in Napa.

The couple are also owners and operators of a local bed and breakfast and a tasting salon — both in the heart of our fast-growing downtown business district.

Celeste gets an early jump on the morning with some form of physical activity (run, workout class, yoga, etc.), before heading to the historic McClelland-Priest Bed and Breakfast to prepare nutritional breakfasts for guests daily.

Bruce will pop into Uncorked at Oxbow to pour wine and musically entertain guests (he also plays the flamenco guitar) following a full day of servicing clients at his own law office.

Again, may I remind you that they own a winery? It actually produces several award-winning wines.

So that’s a total four local businesses, a huge commitment to the local business economy and community, yet they’re still not finished!

Last Thursday, the Napa Chamber hosted a ribbon cutting for yet another Ahnfeldt-owned business as Hot Yoga Napa officially opened its doors to the local health and wellness community.

It was pretty apparent that this is Celeste‘s favorite of them all. She’s been teaching health education classes at Napa Valley College since 1991. Health and fitness has always been her true passion, so when this opportunity presented itself they just couldn’t say ‘no.’

On behalf of the Chamber, our board of directors, Ambassadors, members and the entire local business community, congratulations and thank you, Bruce and Celeste!

Garret Ahnfeldt is Bruce’s oldest son and partner at Napa Wine Thief, a tasting room that ironically competes for customers on the adjacent corner of Uncorked. He may have summed it best when he simply said, “My dad is the definition of hard work. He and Celeste are true pillars of this community.”

NCC Golf Tournament update:

Only a few spots remain for the Chamber tournament at the Silverado Resort and Spa South Course on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

The day will begin with a hosted continental breakfast at the 18th Green VIP Hospitality Suite, followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

Players will finish the day re-convening in the VIP Suite for hosted food and beverages while taking in the remaining action of the Pro-Am.

The invitation-only pre-tournament party will be held at Kitchen Collective on Tuesday night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Final details of this event are still being finalized, and last year’s special guest appearance of Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala will be hard to top. Contact Lura Compoginis ASAP at lura@napachamber.com if you’re interested.

Upcoming NCC event:

Please join us for Business After Hours on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 5:30 -7 p.m. at CRU @ the Annex at the Oxbow Market.

Enjoy amazing wines of Vineyard 29 and the work of Bob McClenahan, Napa photographer extraordinaire.

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Travis Stanley is the president and CEO of the Napa Chamber of Commerce. Call 226-7455 or visit napachamber.com.