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 […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

County real estate sales

Address     Sale Price Davis (95618) 3001 Genaro Pl.     $510,000 Woodland (95695) 457 Walnut St.     $275,000 Woodland (95776) 1366 Nyack Pl.     $120,000 West Sacramento (95691) 124 13th St.     $110,000 4005 Tule St.     152,100 4025 Martis St.     193,000 3980 Turlock St.     […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Davis Dollars hosts meet-and-greet

Davis Dollars will host a meet-and-greet event from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at its table at the Davis Farmers Market in Central Park. It will be an opportunity for Davis Dollars users to exchange ideas and to contribute ideas to the Davis Dollars organization about how it can improve Davis. Non-Davis Dollars users can […]

February 03, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Golden 1 tops big banks in survey

In November 2011, the Prime Performance 2011 California Bank & Credit Union Survey ranked The Golden 1 Credit Union as the top financial institution in several categories, including overall customer experience. The survey distinguishes Golden 1 as a top performer in customer service and satisfaction. The survey, which included responses from 2,353 California bank customers […]

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