Petco hosts pet adoption weekend

Petco is partnering with Purina Pro Plan, official pet food sponsor of the 2012 Westminster Dog Show, to present National Adoption Weekend at Petco from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19. In Davis, Petco is at 1341 W. Covell Blvd. in The Marketplace shopping center. The event’s goal is to encourage […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Federal announces $1M Community Challenge

Yolo Federal Credit Union has launched a special challenge to help save the community $1 million in loan interest by June 30. “In this economy, everyone is pinching pennies and searching for ways to save money,” said Clyde Brooker, president and CEO of Yolo Federal, in a news release. “This program is designed to help […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Tickets on sale for A Taste of Davis

Tickets are on sale now for the third annual A Taste of Davis event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Proceeds benefit the Davis Schools Orchestral Music Association. The Davis Chamber of Commerce sponsors this event, which features restaurants, caterers, wineries and […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Downtown deal makes Valentine’s Day planning easy

Wracking your brain to come up with dinner and gift ideas for Valentine’s Day? Just in time, many downtown Davis restaurants are offering specially priced meals that come with a bonus — the receipt can be used for a discount at several retailers. Dine Out Davis and Shop Outside the (Big) Box are a pair […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Panera Bread pushes back opening date

Panera Bread officials have revised their projected opening dates for their Davis store. The cafe bakery should open at Third and F streets in the former Blockbuster building in early June, spokesman Luke Lambert said today.

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Visitors Bureau looks to promote county in new ways

When events like the Livestrong Challenge descend upon Yolo County, it isn’t just a time to showcase some of the best athletes in the region. To the Yolo County Visitors Bureau, it’s also a time to showcase the region itself. The Visitors Bureau — tasked with the job of attracting such events to the area […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Wedding vendors host bridal open house

Several local wedding vendors will pool their efforts for a bridal open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at 501 K St. in Davis. Participants include V.I.P. Studios Photography, Stella & Dot, Ciocolat, Strelitzia Flower Company, El Macero Country Club and Pomegranate Salon. Guests are invited to talk one-on-one with wedding […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Marrone announces new hires

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations has announced the appointment of key personnel to its growing customer-focused team that is expanding the use of the company’s biopesticides throughout the U.S. agricultural market. New hires include sales representatives Patrick Clark, Eastern region; Ryan Hesse, Western region; Brandt Nichols, Mid-South region; Ryan Richards, Florida; Sarah Risorto, Northern California; and product development specialist Guy Wilson, […]

March 11, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

First Northern Bank earnings rise

Dixon-based First Northern Community Bancorp, holding company for First Northern Bank, has reported $3.2 million in net income for 2011, up 18.5 percent from the previous year. Net income available to common shareholders totaled $1.8 million as of Dec. 31, up 5.9 percent from the previous year. Diluted earnings per share for 2011 was 19 cents, […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

River City Bank earnings up for 4th quarter

River City Bank reported net income of $2.6 million for the fourth quarter ending Dec. 31 and $10.6 million for all of 2011. That’s up from the $1.8 million and $5.2 million net income reported for the same periods, respectively, in 2010. Fourth quarter earnings also are up from the $2.5 million reported for the […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Three elected to DDBA board

Three downtown business owners were elected to the Davis Downtown Business Association’s board of directors at its annual meeting on Monday. The newly elected board members are Janis Lott of Newsbeat, re-elected to a second term, Alzada Knickerbocker of The Avid Reader and Dave Robert of Sugar Daddies. Each was elected for a three-year term. […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Davis wedding planner wins top honors

WeddingWire, a wedding planning website, has announced that Stephanie Teague Events of Davis has been selected to receive this year’s WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award for Wedding Planning. The annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Seabed adds Schilling underwater vehicle system

Davis-based Schilling Robotics, experts in subsea systems, has announced the delivery of a new Heavy-Duty Remotely Operated Vehicle system to underwater technology firm Seabed. The order was for HD 23, which is a 150-horsepower, 4,000-meter-rated ROV system and was delivered in December. “We are very proud to have added Seabed AS to our expanding customer […]

February 12, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Michaels hosts free, low-cost Valentine craft events

Michaels arts and crafts stores will offer a month of free and low-cost in-store events to help customers create handmade Valentine’s Day gifts and cards for their loved ones. In Yolo County, Michaels is at 2175 Bronze Star Drive in Woodland’s Gateway shopping center at County Road 102 and Interstate 5. Events include: * “The […]

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