Octus completes energy-saving modernization of Hallmark Inn

Davis-based Octus Inc., a resource efficiency company, announced it has completed a comprehensive energy-saving renovation of the Hallmark Inn, a 134-room boutique hotel in Davis and an affiliate member of Worldhotels’ First Class Collection. “The Hallmark Inn made a smart environmental, economic and aesthetic investment,” said Octus CEO Chris Soderquist in a news release. “Through […]

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Schilling Robotics’ receives new order from Korean Navy

Davis-based Schilling Robotics LLC, experts in subsea systems, has received an order for two 150-horsepower, 3,000-meter rated Heavy-Duty Remotely Operated Vehicle systems from GMB USA Inc. for delivery to the Republic of Korea Navy. One system will be delivered for its Amphibious Submarine Rescue vessel and the second for its Auxiliary Towing Salvage vessel. This […]

October 30, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Yolo County Visitors Bureau names new sales director

Adrianne Bataska has joined the Yolo County Visitors Bureau as the agency’s new sales director. She becomes the first sales manager for the organization in more than three years. Bataska will have varied responsibilities in her new position. These include attending trade shows to encourage event and meeting planners in different industries to come to […]

October 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Yin joins Lyon Real Estate

Lyon Real Estate has announced the addition of new Realtor Salie Yin in the firm’s Davis office. Yin works with buyers, sellers and investors on homes and properties throughout the Greater Sacramento area. Yin is new to the real estate market. Prior to joining Lyon, Yin worked in the health care industry for four years “where […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sutter Davis doctors train with new equipment

Why should we be concerned about sepsis? * Sepsis claims more lives than lung and breast cancer combined * Severe sepsis accounts for one in five admissions to intensive care units and is the leading cause of death in non-cardiac ICUs * A person is 60 percent more likely to develop sepsis than to be […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Businesses, UCD students to receive Climate Solution Awards

During “Music to Our Ears,” the final theater program of the Cool Davis Festival 2011 on Sunday in the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, local businesses and group will be honored with Climate Solution Awards. Recipients were selected for forging and implementing new ways to take care of Earth by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and their environmental […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Golden 1 donates office supplies to teacher group

The Golden 1 Credit Union recently donated 72 boxes of office supplies to the Resource Area for Teaching of Greater Sacramento. The materials will be used to support numerous learning activities offered through the organization. RAFT provides pre-K to 12th-grade teachers, child-care providers and nonprofit community groups with activity kits and other learning materials, innovative […]

October 16, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

DDBA plans general meeting Oct. 20

The Davis Downtown Business Association will have its general meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Networking and social time starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by DDBA board member recognition at 6 p.m., an update on the DDBA marketing/branding plan at 6:05 […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Odd Fellows to reopen refurbished upper hall

The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge — which has been refurbishing its building on Second Street in phases over the past six years — is about to reopen its upper hall. Work crews are finishing up the final trim and details this week. “The upper hall is even larger than the lower hall,” said Dave Rosenberg, […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Check out electric vehicles at Friday cruise and Sunday festival

By Manny Rin Vroom! Boom! These sounds of a traditional automobile show will be noticeably absent in the upcoming Cool Davis Cruise About and the plug-in electric vehicle show-and-tells coming to Davis this weekend. With increasing gas prices and the need to find alternative fuel sources, electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) […]

October 12, 2011 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Haughty ‘one’ and ‘indefinite you’ can appear stilted

When preparing reports or proposals, business writers often are uncertain about which narrative voice to use. Although they want the document to appeal to readers, they may be uneasy about using the second-person “you” because it may have been discouraged or even forbidden when they were students. But scholarly traditions aren’t necessarily binding in business […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Multitasking Civic still going strong

The Honda Civic is an amazing vehicle. It can be one of the least expensive cars, one the most fuel efficient cars, or a fantastic family car. It has proven to be one of the most reliable cars on the road thanks to its great engineering and simplicity. But it can also be a fast […]

October 07, 2011 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Novozymes develops way to reduce acrylamide levels in coffee

Acrylamide has been considered a potential health risk since Swedish researchers in 2002 discovered that many different starchy foods contain high levels of acrylamide when fried or baked. Coffee is another everyday product that contains acrylamide. Novozymes, a Danish biotech company with a lab in Davis, announced that it is the first company to target acrylamide […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Travis Credit Union offers first-time home buyer seminar

Travis Credit Union will offer a free seminar — “Everything You Want to Know About Being a First-Time Home Buyer” — from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the TCU Community Room at One Travis Way, Vacaville. To reserve a space, call (707) 449-4000 or (800) 877-8328 by Oct. 16. Preparation for home […]

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