Visitors Bureau launches online hotel booking system

The Yolo County Visitors Bureau in Davis has added a hotel booking engine on its website, The program was created by JackRabbit Systems, a developer of online travel software for destination and tourism bureau websites. Now, when travelers visit the Visitors Bureau site to search for accommodations, they will use the BookDirect system, which […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Don’t forget about the Subaru Impreza

The Subaru Impreza has been one of the forgotten compact cars. While most people focus on cars from the bigger automakers, the Impreza has been receiving improvements and should be considered as a strong choice. Subaru introduced the 2012 Impreza recently and the cars featured better designs and more efficient powertrains. The 2012 Impreza offers […]

June 08, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Davis Ace adding store, expanding pet department

Davis Ace Hardware has some big news. It is opening a second hardware store in Davis in Anderson Plaza, the shopping center at West Covell Boulevard and Anderson Road. According to Executive Coordinator Carol MacDonald, the 3,500 square-foot neighborhood store will be called Aggie Ace and will carry core hardware products. She said to expect a […]

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Ace to open neighborhood store

Davis Ace Hardware has some big news. It is opening a second hardware store in Davis in Anderson Plaza, the shopping center at West Covell Boulevard and Anderson Road. According to executive coordinator Carol MacDonald, the 3,500-square-foot neighborhood store will be called Aggie Ace and will carry core hardware products. She said to expect a soft opening in mid-August and […]

June 10, 2012 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged ,

Whole Foods update

Whole Foods Market is still on track to open this fall in the former Borders site in Davis Commons, spokeswoman Jennifer Marples said Tuesday. Management is targeting a late October opening for the 20,000-square-foot Davis store. “We are still in the early stages of construction,” she said. “We have been working on upgrading the underground and […]

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Business Walk takes temperature of local companies

Armed only with a map of the city and a box of goodies, Don Palm and Cody Beers set out for downtown Friday morning on a mission. Their goal? To improve business in Davis. They walked into insurance offices on F Street, a computer repair shop on Fourth Street and Burgers & Brew on Third Street […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Dismal job market pushes Dow into 275-point dive

By Daniel Wagner Alarmed by an ominously weak U.S. jobs report, investors ran for safety Friday from new worries about a global slowdown, sending the Dow Jones industrial average into a 275-point dive, the index’s biggest loss since last November. The broad selloff wiped out the last of the index’s gains for the year. Across […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Marrone biofungicide recognized for sustainability in grape production

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., which creates natural pest management products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announced that its Regalia product has been added to Low Input Viticulture and Enology Inc.’s list of approved sustainable products for controlling powdery mildew and Botrytis bunch rot in grapes. Regalia also has been included in the […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Edward Jones rated highest in overall employee, investor satisfaction

Edward Jones has ranked highest in employee adviser satisfaction among financial investment firms and highest in investor satisfaction among full-service brokerage firms, according to recent studies by J.D. Power and Associates. For the fourth time in as many studies, Edward Jones financial advisers rated the firm highest in employee adviser satisfaction. Eight firms ranked in the study. […]

June 24, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

UCD study: Most occupational injury, illness costs not paid by workers’ compensation

By Karen Finney UC Davis researchers have found that workers’ compensation insurance is not used nearly as much as it should be to cover the nation’s multibillion-dollar price tag for workplace illnesses and injuries. Instead, almost 80 percent of these costs are paid by employer-provided health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and other disability funds, […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Captiol Corridor partners in food drive

Capitol Corridor, Amtrak and Caltrans are partnering to help “Fight Hunger One Stop at a Time” with a food drive Friday through June 15 to benefit 13 Northern California food banks. Nonperishable food donations may be placed in collection bins at staffed intercity passenger stations from Sacramento to Bakersfield — including the downtown Davis station, 840 Second St. […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Small Business Resource Summit set June 20

Business owners are invited to attend the Yolo County Small Business Resource Summit on Wednesday, June 20, at UC Davis. This event, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the UCD Conference Center, will bring together resources available to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs within Yolo County. “Learn tips from the experts on how to […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Chamber plans luncheon Tuesday

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 405 Second St. in downtown Davis. The lunch will feature a Business Best Practices and Innovations Round Table Workshop. “Join your fellow Chamber members in a series of group discussions about how to improve your bottom line […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Avid Reader Active to open on Friday

The new Avid Reader Active will open Friday, June 1, at 605 Second St. It is two doors down from Avid reader (in Alphabet Moon’s old space). The new store will feature “active” titles: how-to books for things like cooking, travel, crafts, activities and science experiments. The current Avid Reader will focus on “thinking” books: […]

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