UCD, Yolo Land & Cattle Co. recognized by Angus Association

UC Davis and Yolo Land & Cattle Co. in Woodland have been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for each having two registered Angus cows included in the Association’s 2012 Pathfinder Report. Only 2,027 of the nearly 30,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Gaus honored by Honda Sales Leadership program

University Honda sales consultant Neil Gaus was recently honored by American Honda Motor Co. Inc. for achieving gold level membership in the 2011 Council of Sales Leadership recognition program. He joins a select group of leading sales consultants who “provide world-class service to their customers while exhibiting a high level of professionalism,” a news release […]

March 04, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Chamber lunch features Davis Enterprise

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a luncheon on Tuesday, March 6, featuring a presentation by The Davis Enterprise on its enhanced new website and coverage of the November pepper-spraying incident at UC Davis. The lunch will run from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. The […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal Shopper: Cotton Carpet Care offers solid footing

Deferred maintenance. To many, like governmental agencies, the term brings a welcome sigh of relief … an easy score in lean budget times. Families, as it turns out, aren’t much different from the government, except for one small distinction: We can’t print more money or run a trillion-dollar deficit. Recession or not, every household is […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Bravo! Mexican restaurant on its way

A Mexican food restaurant called El Toro Bravo will replace Baja Fresh at 237 D St. It’s under the same ownership as nearby Burgers & Brew and Crepeville. The eatery appears to be a small chain, with the closest one in Truckee. A license to sell alcohol is posted in the window, with an application […]

February 26, 2012 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged ,

Charger, Dodge’s large sedan, impresses

Forget about retro, nostalgia stuff. The 2012 Dodge Charger is an impressive, large, rear-wheel drive sedan for today’s buyers who want to stand out from the crowd. Revamped for 2012, the expressively styled, four-door Charger can look like a snarl coming down the road. It can act like a snarling machine, too, especially if it […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Economic development roundtable highlights importance of university ties

Like the Five Families, the key players who run Davis’ economy pulled up chairs around a common table in the Community Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday night to talk business. In collaboration with the Business and Economic Development Commission, the City Council hosted an economic development roundtable to begin a discussion with the business […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

From the ground up: New nonprofit Davis Roots to nurture start-ups

As UC Davis works to spin out more start-up companies and the city of Davis mulls how best to keep them here, a new nonprofit organization aims to help both succeed. Davis Roots, a business accelerator, is the brainchild of local entrepreneur Anthony Costello, former chairman of the city’s Business and Economic Development Commission, and […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Credit union will open downtown office on March 12

The Yolo Federal Credit Union has announced that its new downtown Davis branch at 501 G St. is nearly complete and will open for business at 10 a.m. Monday, March 12. “This new LEED-designed branch will be a beautiful addition to an already wonderful downtown,” stated Clyde Brooker, president/CEO of the credit union. Brooker said […]

February 22, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Pope hired as Davis Chamber executive director

The Davis Chamber of Commerce announces that after a two-month search and selection process, Kemble K. Pope has been tapped to lead the Chamber as executive director. Pope has been a Davis resident for 10 years and has been active in the Davis Chamber since 2007. He has filled the executive director’s position on an […]

February 21, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Visitors Bureau launches Pinterest page

The Yolo County Visitors Bureau now has its own set of bulletin boards on the social website service Pinterest. People can use the site to find information about events, lodgings, food, activities, weddings and more in Davis, Winters, Woodland and elsewhere in Yolo County. Pinterest is a virtual pin board, where users can pin and […]

February 24, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

DDBA hosts Dan Wolk at brown-bag chat

The Davis Downtown Business Association will host a brown-bag lunch discussion on Wednesday with Davis City Councilman Dan Wolk, who is running for re-election. The chat runs from noon to 1 p.m. in the River City Bank conference room, 239 E St. in downtown Davis. This lunchtime forum will give downtown business owners and community […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Davisville finds low-cost way to go solar

The newly installed solar panels on top of the Davisville Express Lube almost never saw the light of day. Ron Lautzenberg, co-owner of the oil change and auto service company in West Davis, started talking about the project three years ago as a way to be more environmentally friendly — something he believed would fit […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,