Golden 1 hires new vice president and controller

The Golden 1 Credit Union announced that Allyson Hill has been named vice president and controller. “We are excited to welcome Allyson to the Golden 1 team,” said Donna A. Bland, Golden 1’s president and CEO, in a news release. “Her education and extensive experience will be a great fit for this important and multi-faceted […]

May 27, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

TROTR wins $25,000 grant from State Farm

Therapeutic Riding and Off Track Rehabilitation is one of 40 nonprofits that each will receive a $25,000 grant to improve their community, after more than 1.2 million votes were cast online during a three-week period in State Farm’s Cause an Effect contest. TROTR — based between Davis and Woodland — was one of 3,000 “Cause” submissions […]

May 27, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Chamber PAC hosts mixer Friday

The Davis Chamber of Commerce PAC will host a mixer from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Sudwerk, 2001 Second St. in Davis. “Come to Sudwerk to find out why we believe that Lucas Frerichs, Stephen Souza, Dan Wolk and Measure D can best help Davis to achieve a sustainable future,” a news release said. […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Marrone receives EPA approval for bioherbicide

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations, which creates natural pest management products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved MBI-005, a unique broad-spectrum selective bioherbicide for potential use on a variety of crops, turf and ornamentals. This is the fourth active ingredient that MBI has registered with the […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Petco plans Reptile Rally! event

Reptile enthusiasts will have a chance to show off their pals’ scaly skills in a Cold-Blooded Beauty Contest as part of the third annual Reptile Rally! at Petco stores on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3. For those who still get the “willies” around reptiles, there will be a hands-on meet-and-greet to help the […]

May 27, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sign-ups accepted for June 1 Business Walk

Registration continues for the Sacramento Metro Chamber Business Walk scheduled for Davis on Friday, June 1. Businesspeople interested in volunteering as a business walker can register online at This free event includes a breakfast and orientation, three hours of business visits, a lunch and roundup session and is a great way to connect with […]

May 27, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sutter Davis Hospital certified as advanced primary stroke center

After undergoing an on-site evaluation and demonstrating compliance with nationally developed standards for stroke care, Sutter Davis Hospital received certification from The Joint Commission as an advanced primary stroke center. The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies hospitals across the United States to provide acute stroke treatment, reviewed and evaluated Sutter […]

May 27, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Brown-bag chat to focus on downtown beautification

The Davis Downtown Business Association will host a brown-bag meeting Wednesday to discuss beautification efforts for downtown Davis. This special lunchtime meeting will run from noon to 1 p.m. in the River City Bank conference room, 239 E St. in downtown Davis. In a workshop format, topics will range from developing downtown’s burgeoning arts and […]

May 22, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Chamber mixer set at Willowbank Park

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a morning mixer from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Willowbank Park, a new neighborhood in South Davis, off Mace Boulevard between San Marino and Redbud drives. The mixer will be hosted by real estate agent Jason Taormino at 4570 Blue Oak Place in the new neighborhood, which is touted […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

PG&E installs 9 millionth SmartMeter

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. announced that it has achieved a major customer milestone, having recently upgraded more than 9 million meters to SmartMeter technology. Now, with 93 percent of the SmartMeter installations complete across Northern and Central California, most of PG&E’s customers have access to the energy- and cost-saving benefits of SmartMeters – ranging […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

‘Ask Steve’ video series to focus on JPMorgan Chase’s $2B loss

River City Bank President and CEO Steve Fleming will tackle the recent news of JPMorgan Chase’s significant trading loss in his latest installment of the “Ask Steve” online video series. Fleming will address the following question: “With a $2 billion loss, will JPMorgan collapse?” “As the President and Chief Executive Officer of the largest, locally owned business bank […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

PG&E warns of nationwide utility scam

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is alerting customers to be aware of a scam that has impacted other utility customers across the country. The scam, which reportedly has been taking place in person, through social media, through posted fliers and through text messages, claims that President Obama is providing a credit or directly paying utility […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Travis Credit Union names new board of directors

Vacaville-based Travis Credit Union elected its 2012-13 volunteer board of directors and supervisory committee members at its 61st annual meeting last month. Ann Rollin, board director and chair of Travis Credit Union’s nominating committee, reported on behalf of the committee and announced the election results. The credit union’s 2012-13 board includes Pat Moreno, chair; Deborah […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Davis Business Walk to survey shop owners June 1

The city of Davis, Davis Chamber of Commerce and the Davis Downtown Business Association are partnering with the Sacramento Metro Chamber for a Davis Business Walk from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 1. The group will drop in on local businesses to hear first-hand feedback regarding the state of business. “Your participation will help gather […]

May 20, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,