UCD innovation gets big boost from Anpac, Sierra Energy

Innovation and entrepreneurship at UC Davis have recently received substantial support. The Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has received a $50,000 pledge from international life sciences corporation Anpac Bio-Medical Science Co. to underwrite student fellowships and support the annual Biomedical and Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy. Anpac’s CEO Chris Yu, a “serial” entrepreneur, noted the […]

January 13, 2016 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Tickets still available for Chamber Installation Gala

Tickets to the 111th annual Davis Chamber of Commerce Installation Gala are still available, offering an opportunity to recognize incoming and outgoing Chamber leaders as well as winners of Davis’ top citizen honors. The event will run from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the UC Davis ARC Ballroom and features cocktails, dinner and awards. Tamiko […]

January 10, 2016 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

MBI announces changes to board of directors

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a Davis-based biotech company, has announced changes in the makeup of its board of directors. Michael Benoff has joined the board and its audit committee. Benoff has worked as independent consultant since 2008, advising clients on corporate strategy and corporate finance, including preparing business models, structuring debt acquisitions, managing capital markets transactions […]

January 10, 2016 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Manage your finances with Budget Masters

Start the new year off right by getting your family finances into shape with Budget Masters. Participants will learn how to manage their monthly budget and achieve their financial goals. Newcomers are always welcome. Monthly meetings are on the second Tuesday from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 12, in the Sequoia Room […]

January 10, 2016 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Talk stocks at Stiver’s coffee club

Carolyn Stiver, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Davis, welcomes community members at a coffee club gathering at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at her office, 4627 Fermi Place, Suite 130, in Davis. The coffee club, held the second Tuesday of each month, is an informal gathering whereby Edward Jones financial advisers provide an update […]

January 10, 2016 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Stille’s election to foundation board underscores commitment to fighting hunger

Kate Stille, co-owner and director of market for Nugget Markets, has been elected to the board of directors for the Sacramento Region Community Foundation. “Because she’s spent 15 years at Nugget Markets, Kate understands the complexity and nuance of the Sacramento region food system — from growing to distribution, from individual customers to institutional purchasers — and we […]

January 13, 2016 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Dear Counselor: Pay attention to details with inherited IRAs

Question: I plan on leaving my Individual Retirement Account to my children. Is there anything I need to do with my estate plan to make sure this is done right? Answer: Your question concerns the area of “inherited IRAs” and the many traps that an unwary beneficiary of an IRA can fall into. Assuming that your […]

January 10, 2016 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Nominate outstanding businesses for Streng honor

The Davis Chamber of Commerce is requesting nominations for the 2015 Bill Streng Business of the Year, which is awarded to businesses that exemplify qualities of excellence, service, innovation and creativity in the community. Candidates may be nominated by individuals, service organizations or a business. Nominees must be members of the Chamber to be considered. Nominations are due […]

January 10, 2016 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sudwerk growth spurs community donations

Sudwerk Brewing Co. set a company record in 2015 for charitable giving, and its taproom, The Dock Store, served as a popular venue for community events. Through fundraisers at The Dock, and donations to local organizations, Sudwerk contributed $13,300 to community nonprofits in 2015. That’s up from 2014’s estimate of $10,000. Sudwerk generally donates 25 percent […]

January 10, 2016 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

U.S. auto sales hit an all-time high in 2015

DETROIT (AP) — Americans are buying more new cars than ever before. U.S. auto sales hit a record high of 17.47 million in 2015, topping the old record of 17.35 million set in 2000. Analysts expect sales could go even higher this year as unemployment continues to decline and more young buyers enter the market. Automakers […]

January 08, 2016 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 607 Eisenhower St. $750,000 1123 Cabot St. 570,000 1325 Duke Drive 488,000 619 Lessley Place 330,000 423 Alvarado Ave. 272,000 Davis (95618) 3814 Gaviota Place $1,030,000 1230 Villaverde Lane 635,000 4319 Frontera Drive 580,000 2763 Belmont Drive 460,500 Winters (95694) 721 Main St. $425,000 713 Ivy Court 372,000 500 Dorset Court 335,000 432 […]

January 10, 2016 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

South Davis apartment complex sold

The Da Vinci Apartments, a 51-unit complex at 1666 Da Vinci Court in South Davis, has been sold for $16 million, according to Marcus & Millichap, a commercial real estate investment services firm that represented the seller. The sales price equates to $313,725 per unit. Robert Johnston, vice president for investments, said Davis’ limited apartment inventory […]

January 03, 2016 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Nominate outstanding businesses for Streng honor

The Davis Chamber of Commerce is requesting nominations for the 2015 Bill Streng Business of the Year, which is awarded to businesses that exemplify qualities of excellence, service, innovation and creativity in the community. Candidates may be nominated by individuals, service organizations or a business. Nominees must be members of the Chamber to be considered. Nominations are due […]

January 03, 2016 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Dos Coyotes howls about its 25th anniversary

Dos Coyotes Border Cafés will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a fundraiser in the form of a 25-foot-long burrito, a price rollback and a monthlong social media promotion, with weekly gift card winners and a grand prize of 25 ounces of silver. On the morning of the anniversary, Tuesday, Jan. 5, founder Bobby Coyote, executive […]

January 03, 2016 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,