Downtown marketing plan discussed at brown-bag lunch

The Davis Downtown Business Association will host a brown-bag lunch discussion this week of a new marketing/branding plan, including a new logo, for downtown Davis. The informal lunchtime forum is presented by the DDBA’s Visioning and Community Relations Committee, and will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in River City Bank’s Conference Room, […]

Queen of Sheba update

Zion Taddese, owner of the Ethiopian restaurant Queen of Sheba, confirmed today that it is closed for good at 213 E St. “I am hoping to reopen soon when I find a better location, but I still have the Sacramento Broadway location — it’s not far from Davis. Thank you for your support.” The Sacramento […]

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Queen of Sheba is closed

The Ethiopian restaurant Queen of Sheeba, 213 E St., is closed. I’m trying to contact the owner to see if it’s just temporary.

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First Northern participates in Small Business Lending Fund

Dixon-based First Northern Community Bancorp, the parent company of First Northern Bank, announced that it has received an investment of $22.8 million in the company’s preferred stock from the U.S. Department of Treasury under the Small Business Lending Fund. The SBLF is a voluntary program intended to encourage small-business lending by providing capital to qualified […]

Marrone named a GoingGreen winner

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations, which produces environmentally friendly biopesticides for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Global 200 award winners. The GoingGreen Global 200 awards were given to companies developing new technologies that have the potential to change the market landscape in […]

Novozymes pioneers food-energy venture in Africa

Novozymes, a Danish company with a lab in Davis, and environmental venture group CleanStar Ventures have announced plans to jointly establish an integrated food-energy business in Mozambique that will replace thousands of charcoal-burning cookstoves with cleaner ethanol stoves. In addition to safeguarding lives from dangerous charcoal smoke, the business is intended to increase farmers’ incomes […]

Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold ranks No. 1 in company

The Davis office of Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate Inc. ranked first for August among 147 Coldwell Banker affiliate offices in North America in adjusted gross income for offices of 51 to 100 sales associates/representatives. Founded as Arnold Real Estate in 1972, the firm affiliated with the Coldwell Banker franchise in 1986. Its presence has […]

Massage event to aid Arthritis Foundation

Massage Envy locations in the Sacramento area including Davis will host “Healing Hands for Arthritis,” a one-day national event to build awareness and raise funds to fight arthritis on Wednesday, Oct. 12. On that day, $10 from every one-hour massage and facial will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation. The Davis location is at 1411 W. […]

Sept. 30 is deadline for Chamber Day on the Quad

Businesses that would like to participate in Chamber Day on the Quad on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at UC Davis must sign up by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. All registration forms must be submitted by that date to the Davis Chamber of Commerce. Chamber Day on the Quad, an outdoor business fair, will run from […]

Meet the Beetle

2012 Volkswagen 2.0T Beetle Base price: $18,995 for base Beetle manual; $19,795 for 2.5L Beetle manual; $20,895 for 2.5L Beetle automatic; $23,395 for 2.0T Beetle manual; $24,495 for 2.0T Beetle automatic Price as tested: $25,265 Type: Front-engine, front-wheel-drive, four-passenger, subcompact, three-door hatchback Engine: 2-liter, dual overhead cam, turbocharged and intercooled, inline four cylinder Mileage: 22 mpg […]

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New architect hired at Morse Remodeling

Morse Remodeling Inc., a design-build remodeling and new home construction company in Davis, has announced the recent hiring of architect Andrea Montalbano. The company has been expanding its design services and has found the design-build model to benefit both the customer and the production team of the residential and commercial remodeling process. Montalbano brings a […]

River City Bank expands premier group

River City Bank is broadening services for its premier banking clients, providing access to an expanding team of client relationship managers headed by Stan SooHoo, senior vice president and sales manager. The bank also has promoted four client relationship managers. Marina Ortiz, Kristen Matesen and Tracy Mullen were promoted to vice president and Becky Bell […]

Chamber plans mixer at UCD

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a mixer from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center at UC Davis. This mixer is sponsored by UCD Extension’s Professional Programs & Service Learning Department. This is a new program, which prepares students for the business world, and they are learning how the […]

Coyote named Restaurant Association chapter president

Bobby Coyote has been inducted as the president of the California Restaurant Association’s Sacramento chapter board of directors. His one-year term began Sept. 1. Coyote is the founder and owner of Dos Coyotes Border Café. Coyote opened his first eatery in Davis in 1991. The company has since grown to eight locations across the Sacramento region. A […]