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Travis Credit Union hires two new vice presidents

VACAVILLE — Patsy Van Ouwerkerk, President and CEO of Travis Credit Union, announced the selection of two vice presidents, Craig Beaudry, VP of enterprise applications and Ivan Jones, VP of finance at Travis Credit Union. Beaudry will be responsible for leading the credit union’s effort in providing strategic IT leadership. He will actively participate as […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

More Asian food arrives

Two new Asian eateries arrived in Davis in March. Open Rice Kitchen, an Asian fusion restaurant at 204 G St., served its first meal on March 19. It fills the space left by nestware when the housewares and gift store moved to E Street Plaza. Owner Calvin Liu said Monday that it’s a good time […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Blogs | Tagged ,

Infiniti has fast first hybrid

By Ann M. Mob Here’s an intriguing fact: The Infiniti M luxury sedan that’s listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for its acceleration prowess is the same M that has the best fuel economy rating of the lineup. It’s because the Guinness record holder is the new-for-2012 M35 Hybrid, which pairs a gasoline […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Bravo! New Mexican restaurant will open downtown

A Mexican food restaurant called El Toro Bravo will replace the closed Baja Fresh at 237 D St. It’s under the same ownership as nearby Burgers & Brew and Crepeville. A license to sell alcohol is posted in the window, with an application date of Feb. 13. ———— A Panera Bread is planned for the […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Frerichs, Lee speak to business group

The Davis Progressive Business Exchange will convene its 150th meeting at noon Wednesday, April 4. The group, made up of Davis businesspeople, meets for lunch on the first and third Wednesdays at International House, 10 College Park. The meal is catered by Lamppost Pizza. Guest speakers at this meeting will be Davis City Council candidates […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate celebrates 40 years

When Doug Arnold and Dave Taormino started in the real estate business, they used carbon paper, there was no Multiple Listing Service and copy machines were just starting to become common. Through the years, Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate has embraced advances in technology. Its agents have become more skilled in navigating short sales and […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Council candidates face off at campaign debate

A debate — not a forum — will kick off the campaign season tonight as the Chamber of Commerce quizzes the five Davis City Council candidates on their views on business issues. The debate will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Community Chambers at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Hosted by the Chamber’s […]

March 29, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

The Work Shop helps build productive people

While living in North Carolina, Vinci Daro tried to get work done at coffee shops between picking up the children and doing the laundry. Later, she was introduced to the idea of coworking — where individuals “rent” a desk or space in an office — and soon found herself being productive. When her family moved […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Open Rice Kitchen is open!

Open Rice Kitchen, an Asian fusion restaurant at 204 G St. in Davis, opened March 19. It fills the space left by nestware when the housewares and gift store moved to E Street Plaza. Owner Calvin Liu said Monday that it’s a good time for a soft opening, as UC Davis students had finals last […]

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Enjoy breakfast pizzas at Chamber mixer

Guests at Wednesday’s morning mixer of the Davis Chamber of Commerce will enjoy freshly made breakfast pizzas, hot off the Caffé Italia mobile oven, as a benefit for the Davis Schools Foundation. Also available will be assorted pastries, fruit and drinks. The event is hosted this month by Ink Monkey Graphics, 2500 Fifth St., from […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Federal hosts open house Thursday

Yolo Federal Credit Union will host an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at its new branch at 501 G St. in downtown Davis. The two-story building features many eco-friendly elements, following Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design guidelines. “The open house provides us with a wonderful opportunity to showcase […]

March 27, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Chamber plans morning mixer

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a morning mixer on Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Ink Monkey Graphics, 2500 Fifth St., Suite 100, Davis. The event offers refreshments, a door prize drawing and an opportunity for networking. For more information, call the Chamber at (530) 756-5160 or visit www.davischamber.com.

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Davis firm wins awards for public relations work

Davis-based Me Communications took home some top honors at the Sacramento Public Relations Association’s 25th Anniversary CAPPIE Awards ceremony, celebrating the region’s best PR work of the past year. Me Communications won three public relations awards including two gold awards for its work with the Colon Cancer Alliance, a nationally recognized nonprofit. The firm is […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Frerichs to speak at DDBA brown-bag lunch

The Davis Downtown Business Association will host a brown-bag lunch discussion on Wednesday with special guest Lucas Frerichs, candidate for the Davis City Council. This lunchtime forum will give downtown business owners and community members an opportunity to meet and talk with Frerichs about his many years of civic volunteerism in Davis, his accomplishments in supporting […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,
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