Putah Creek Winery wins four medals in Chronicle contest

Davis-based Putah Creek Winery recently snagged four medals in the 2012 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Putah Creek’s 2010 viognier and 2009 zinfandel each won silver medals while its 2010 chardonnay and 2008 cabernet sauvignon each garnered bronze medals. “This is the fourth year we’ve entered the San Francisco Chronicle competition and the fourth year […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Woodland Healthcare awards grants to seven Yolo nonprofits

Woodland Healthcare, an affiliate hospital of Dignity Health (formerly called Catholic Healthcare West), has awarded $58,843 in grant funding to seven nonprofit organizations in Yolo County. The grants, from $5,000 to $10,000 will build capacity in the community to offer much-needed services ranging from primary care to mental illness to chronic disease management, shelter and […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

For Stone Soup caterers, new business is a homecoming

During the late 1980s, Lawsuit was one of Davis’ premier bands. Twenty years later, the band, like other Davis institutions, is no more, but four of its devoted fans have found their way back to town. After years of being dispersed throughout Northern California, the “five ladies,” with one non-Davisite addition, have returned to open […]

January 25, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Aggie ReStore offers a uses for old stuff

The Associated Students of UC Davis have launched a new business venture — Aggie ReStore, a campus resource for school and office supplies, art and craft materials, clothing and more. The business opened Jan. 18 in the Memorial Union and a grand opening is planned for Wednesday. The mission of Aggie ReStore is to divert […]

January 24, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

DDBA annual meeting set Jan. 30

The Davis Downtown Business Association will have its annual meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at Tres Hermanas restaurant, 805 Second St. in downtown Davis. “Join us for this early evening meeting where we will mingle with downtown business owners while we elect board members who will represent and advocate for downtown Davis,” an announcement said. The event kicks off at 5:30 […]

January 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

DDBA hosts Lee at brown-bag lunch

The Davis Downtown Business Association will host a brown-bag lunch discussion with special guest Brett Lee, candidate for Davis City Council, on Wednesday. The event will run from noon to 1 p.m. at the Hunt-Boyer Conference Room, 604 Second St., in downtown Davis. This forum will give downtown business owners and community members an opportunity […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Zindagi open; Luigi’s to debut Sunday with free slices

Zindagi Indian Bistro opened Wednesday at 213 E St., Suite C. The space formerly housed Queen of Sheeba and Pita Pit before that. Next door, Luigi’s, also at 213 E St., will open Sunday, giving out free pizza slices from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., owner Linda Brida said today. Brida owns the business with […]

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Nugget remains among ‘Best Companies to Work For’

Woodland-based Nugget Markets, which has two Davis stores, has once again made it onto Fortune magazine’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. Family owned since 1926, the regional market chain ranked 34th this year, down from eighth in 2011 and fifth in 2010. It’s the company’s seventh year on the list, which is […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Chamber lunch set on Feb. 7

The Davis Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly member luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. For more information, or to make a reservation, call the Chamber at (530) 756-5160 or visit davischamber.com.

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Chamber plans morning mixer at H&R Block

A morning mixer is planned by the Davis Chamber of Commerce from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at H&R Block, 1411 W. Covell Blvd., Suite 102, Davis. The event provides an opportunity for networking as well as refreshments and a door prize drawing.

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Wendy’s fundraiser supports Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

For $1, customers at participating Wendy’s restaurants in the Sacramento area can purchase a key tag that entitles them to free Jr. Frostys through the month of May while supporting the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and its signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids. In South Davis, Wendy’s is at 1701 Cowell Blvd. While supplies last, […]

January 22, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Raley’s appoints Davis woman as general counsel

Helen Singmaster, 45, of Davis, has been appointed general counsel of Raley’s Family of Fine Stores. Singmaster has been Raley’s in-house counsel since 2000. From 1995 to 2000, Singmaster was an attorney at Downey Brand Seymour & Rohwer (now Downey Brand LLP). Raley’s is a privately owned supermarket chain with headquarters in West Sacramento. The […]

February 19, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

EPA approves label expansion for Marrone product

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a significant label expansion for Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations’ product, Regalia, a biofungicide that boosts plants’ natural defenses to fight fungal and bacterial diseases. The label expansion includes new soil applications, instructions for yield improvement in corn and soybeans, along with additional crops and target pathogens. “This label expansion […]

March 18, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Hybrid Civic adds to winning formula

The Honda Civic can be so many things to so many people. 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 […]

January 20, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,