Putah Creek Winery celebrates tasting room’s first anniversary

Davis-based Putah Creek Winery will celebrate the one year anniversary of its downtown Davis tasting room with a party at 5 p.m. Friday, May 8, at 110 F St. Wine club members, vendors, business community leaders, representatives of the wine and grape farming industry and community members are invited. The event will begin with remarks by Ruy […]

New firm helps students on path to college

Davis has a new education consulting company helping high schoolers and their families deal with the stress of school, teen life and college admissions. Élan Advising’s two-pronged approach includes Academic Success Coaching and College Admissions Consulting. Owner/President Eda Chen, a UC Davis alumna, calls the first process “academic-centered life coaching for teens.” Starting as early […]

Davis Chamber becomes countywide small business info hub

A new system initiated by the U.S. Small Business Administration is making access to business resources quicker than ever. The new model put into play last fall has designated the Davis Chamber of Commerce as the hub for Yolo County. As a Small Business Development Center, the Chamber will be responsible for providing resources for small-business owners, […]

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 1564 Drake Dr.     $286,000 3144 Woods Cir.     328,000 132 A St.     425,000 1006 Eureka Ave.     595,000 26767 County Rd. 96     612,500 Davis (95618) 4551 Blue Oak Pl.     $307,500 904 La Coruno St.     360,000 380 Becerra Way     465,000 1309 Farragut Cir.     […]

Whole Foods Market donates Feed 4 More proceeds to Yolo Food Bank

Whole Foods Market in Davis presented a check for $8,593.86 to Yolo Food Bank to help stock the pantries of hungry families in Yolo County. Funds were raised during the Feed 4 More campaign held in November and December. Caring Whole Foods shoppers added donations to their bills at the checkout counter. Because Yolo Food […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Comcast announces speed upgrade

Comcast today announced it will launch Extreme 250, a new 250 Mbps internet speed tier for California customers. The company also will increase its Performance tier from 50 Mbps to 75 Mbps and its Blast tier from 105 Mbps to 150 Mbps, both at no additional cost to customers. These changes will go into effect […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Car Care: Tips for buying your first ATV

Special to The Enterprise First-time buyers account for more than a quarter of all-terrain vehicle sales each year. As with any major purchase, a little education can go a long way toward helping you get the best possible deal for your money. Polaris Industries, a leading manufacturer of ATVs, offers the following advice when you’re […]

April 24, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Big Italian food, sports bar to fill Little Prague

Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant has been closed since July, so when I saw a group of people chatting Thursday inside that courtyard, I stopped. I ended up meeting the guys who just signed a new lease. Jason Ojeda and John Russell are from the Vacaville area. They are among several partners in what they describe […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Davis Roots hires new general manager

The Davis-based business accelerator Davis Roots has announced that Scott Ragsdale will be joining its startup program as the new general manager. With an MBA from St. Mary’s College, Ragsdale has led the founding and early growth of several startups in clean energy. “Prior to Roots, I worked in renewable energy, primarily solar, building companies and […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Subaru goes rear-wheel drive with sporty BRZ coupe

The Associated Press Subaru’s all-wheel drive passion aside, the automaker crafts a fun, rear-wheel drive, sport coupe. The 2015 Surbaru BRZ is surprisingly affordable, too, with a starting retail price of less than $26,500. Better yet, the low-slung, two-door BRZ earned the top safety score of five out of five stars, overall, in federal government […]

April 24, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Chamber expands Korean sister-city opportunities

Local businesses may have an opportunity in the future to expand their markets to Korea. After a ceremony Monday, the Davis Chamber of Commerce opened its doors to a new business frontier with Sangju, South Korea, one of Davis’ sister cities. During the ceremony, the Chamber and representatives from Sangju signed a memorandum of understanding to embrace a […]

April 24, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Marrone Bio Innovations strengthens its sales team

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., a Davis-based biotech firm specializing in pest management and plant health products, has added five regional territory sales managers to its team. “With our new sales territory managers in place, we believe that we are well-positioned to implement our business strategy,” said Pam Marrone, chief executive officer of MBI. Added Brian Ahrens, MBI’s […]

April 19, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

New phase opens at Brookfield Cottages

Sales are brisk at the Cottages at Parklane in Dixon, the sales staff reports. Since opening for sales in late November, four phases of homes have been released. The exteriors feature Spanish colonial, Italian country and Craftsman architectural styles, and the floor plans range from 1,742 to 2,164 square feet of living space, up to five […]

April 19, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Tucos closes; new Japanese, pizza, subs debut

The esteemed wine bar and restaurant Tucos closed last Sunday. Owner and chef Pru Mendez told me he ran out of money. Tucos opened in 2004 in the Depot Building at 130 G St., and expanded into an adjoining space in 2011. Mendez served inventive and delicious small plates, highlighting local bounty. His wine list […]

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