Chamber plans luncheon, mixer in January

The Davis Chamber of Commerce will host a member luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., downtown Davis. Davis City Manager Steve Pinkerton will give a “State of the City” talk. While most of the Chamber’s membership luncheons are on the first Tuesday […]

December 25, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Davis Chamber Profile

The Davis Chamber of Commerce welcomes the following new members: County Fair Mall, Weintraub Genschlea Chediak Tobin & Tobin, Inside Out and Baytel. The following events will be held in the month of January. All listed events are open to all Chamber members and some are also open to guests. Call the Chamber offices for […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Car Care: Tire tips for winter driving

(ARA) – As the weather outside gets frightful, now is a good time to make sure your vehicle’s tires are prepared for snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Sixty-three percent of Americans are concerned about skidding and icy roadways as the thermometer’s mercury drops, according to a recent survey commissioned by Hankook Tire America Corp. To […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Soul is top-selling Kia car

The boxy Kia Soul is still funky-looking and still has dancing hamsters in its award-winning television ads. But for 2012, the youthful Soul is restyled for a more high-tech look, has more powerful, yet more fuel-efficient engines, new six-speed transmissions and more features, including an infotainment system with voice recognition. Kia even offers 18-inch wheels […]

December 23, 2011 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Davis police target safe bicycling

The Davis Police Department is announcing a partnership with several Davis bicycle shops to promote and enhance bicycle safety. Police will patrol areas frequented by bicyclists the week of Jan. 9 to address traffic violations that can lead to collisions with other cyclists, vehicles and pedestrians. Since Jan. 1, Davis police have responded to 54 […]

December 22, 2011 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

River City Bank donates to KidsFirst

In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, River City Bank has made a $5,000 donation to KidsFirst, a local nonprofit with a mission to end child abuse and ensure all children live in a safe, healthy and nurturing home. “River City Bank has given a gift to KidsFirst as part of our ongoing […]

December 25, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

CalChamber provides overview of new employment laws for 2012

The California Chamber of Commerce has released a list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2012 or earlier that will have an impact on businesses in California. In addition to the new employment laws, an order by the National Labor Relations Board is also impacting businesses in California. By Jan. 31, 2012, […]

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Chamber dinner tickets on sale now

Time is running out to purchase tickets at a discounted rate for the Davis Chamber of Commerce’s gala installation dinner, planned for Friday, Jan. 20, at the ARC Ballroom at UC Davis. Rose Cholewinski, owner of SwimAmerica, will be installed as chairman of the Chamber’s board of directors at the Academy Awards-themed event, which features a […]

December 28, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Davis sees dip in apartment vacancy rate

The number of student apartments in Davis has grown by some 405 units since last year, with most of the additions coming at UC Davis’ new West Village neighborhood, according to a university report.

The annual Vacancy and Rental Rate Survey was released by the UCD Office of Student Housing on Friday.

At the same time, enrollment at UCD also grew, from 31,392 students at the time of the 2010 survey to 31,732 students this year.

Meanwhile, the average rent for certain categories of student housing …

December 20, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Should you send ‘season’s greetings’ or ‘seasons greetings’?

While preparing your holiday cards, you may be stumped by a recurring December dilemma: should you write “season’s greetings” or “seasons’ greetings”? Or “seasons greetings,” with no apostrophe at all? The expression “season’s greetings” is an expression of “genitive case” — also known as possessive — in which one noun is the “possessor” of another […]

December 18, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

DDBA appoints new director

Stewart Savage, owner of Abaton Consulting, has been appointed as the Davis Downtown Business Association’s new director. The DDBA also has named Nina Gatewood, owner of Haute Again Consignment shop, as deputy director in charge of marketing and arts and entertainment. Savage will handle the organization’s operations and community relations. “The division of duties between […]

December 18, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

First Northern donates $2,500 to area food banks

For the second consecutive year, Dixon-based First Northern Bank is demonstrating its holiday spirit by donating $500 to each of five local food banks — all within the counties the bank serves. Contributions went to the Food Bank of Yolo County, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, Placer Food Bank […]

December 18, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Casa Verde Designs expands selection of eco-friendly home improvement alternatives

Why did Nancy Morrow decide to move Casa Verde Designs — the eco-friendly home improvement business that she’d operated from a small shop on F Street since 2007 — into bigger quarters in what was formerly warehouse space by the railroad tracks on Fifth Street? That’s an easy one. “More room! Better parking! And the […]

December 18, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Three Woodland companies honored with WRAP awards

Woodland businesses Econco, F & F Multiprint and HP are among this year’s recipients of waste reduction awards presented by the state Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). Interest in the 2011 program was high, with 280 winners recognized through the Waste Reduction Awards Program for their environmentally friendly business strategies. “This year’s WRAP […]

December 25, 2011 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,