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 […]

Halloween stores creep into Davis

It may still be September, but seasonal Halloween stores are creeping into town. Xtreme Halloween is open at 612 Fourth St., at E street, in the spot last held by Baciarini’s Marital Arts (which moved to 912 Fifth St.) Xtreme Halloween is independently owned, with its base store is in Roseville. Hours are 11 […]

New law office in town

Davis native and first-year attorney Justin Lowenthal opened the Lowenthal Law Office in downtown Davis on May 15. “My practice concentrates on corporate and small business law, but I also assist clients with real estate matters, estate planning, and civil litigation,” he said. Lowenthal lives in Davis. Before opening his practice, he was an intern […]

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AgraQuest expands

The sustainable crop protection company AgraQuest is expanding. The company is celebrating the renovation and expansion of its lab space with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 13 at 1530 Drew Ave.   The growing Davis company’s revenues saw a 30 percent per annum boost in the past three years, allowing it to add 53 jobs. Most […]

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Panel discussion set on government contracting opportunities

A panel discussion on “Bringing Government Contracting Opportunities to You” will be presented from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the Community Chambers at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Registration is at 9 a.m. Attendees will learn about doing business with government. Panelists include Liza Whitmore, District 3 small business liaison for Caltrans; […]

Halloween stores open

It may still be September, but seasonal Halloween stores are popping up in Davis. Xtreme Halloween is open at 612 Fourth St., at E street, in the spot last held by Baciarini’s Marital Arts (which moved to 912 Fifth St.) Xtreme Halloween’s main store is in Roseville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. […]

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