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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 ,

Tour de Cluck tickets still available

Tickets are still available for the sixth annual Tour de Cluck, a fun, family-friendly fundraiser that is celebrated in conjunction with May is Bike Month in Davis and the Sacramento region. The event centerpiece is a bicycle tour, or “coop crawl,” of backyard chicken coops in Davis, as well as other fowl-centric activities that will take […]

May 28, 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 […]

April 19, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Honda shows off new Civic at New York show

NEW YORK (AP) — If a sporty lime-green metallic coupe shown at the New York auto show is any indication, Honda isn’t playing it safe with the Civic anymore. When the company last rolled out a new Civic four years ago, it took no risks. The car was panned for unremarkable looks and a cheap […]

April 17, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Pollinate Davis opens creative and communal working space

For creative minds and those that work from home, Pollinate Davis is opening its doors to build a second home, a coworking space for individuals to work side-by-side. This Friday, Pollinate Davis — at 508 Second St. Suite 208 — will host a grand opening to welcome innovators, entrepreneurs, and young people with a vision into their coworking space. “It’s […]

April 16, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Yolo County real estate sales

Davis (95616) 3072 Woods Cir.     $220,500 2838 Seine Ave.     335,000 2101 Bueno Dr.     391,000 435 G St. 204     434,000 1110 Drake Dr.     545,000 1206 Harvard Dr.     575,000 825 Lake Terrace Cir.     616,500 37858 Russell Blvd.     660,000 1005 Valencia Ave.     […]

April 26, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Car Care: From footballs to tires, inflation’s important

Special to The Enterprise If 2015 has shown us anything so far, it’s that deflation can cause a frenzy, especially when it comes to footballs. Who would have thought that slightly flat footballs would become a national debate? “The whole ‘deflate-gate’ situation helped raise the awareness of the impact of air pressure on performance,” says […]

April 10, 2015 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Fitness programs gain momentum, heat

Fitness options are expanding rapidly in Davis. Thrive is a new women’s program at Get Fit Davis. The eight-week program “centers around fitness, food and well-being,” said owner/coach Amy Spence, a 1996 Davis High grad. She’s a triathlete who “returned to Davis in 2013 to raise my 3 kids under 6.” It kicks off on […]

April 12, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Blind financial adviser to be featured on television show

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management has recognized financial adviser Gena Harper of Davis as one of 15 outstanding women professionals at the firm as part of its partnership with MAKERS. The television and digital video initiative by PBS and AOL aims to be the largest collection of women’s stories ever assembled. Born with congenital glaucoma, Harper […]

April 12, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Local PR firm honored by its peers

For the fifth year in a row, Me Communications, a Davis- and Sacramento-based public relations firm, has received awards for its work on behalf of clients. Me Communications won gold and silver for its work with the California Product Stewardship Council and the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils during the 28th annual Sacramento Public Relations Association’s […]

April 12, 2015 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,
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