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

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 ,

EPA approves Marrone’s new formulation for mussel control

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., which creates natural products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a dry formulation of its Zequanox product. Zequanox is a biological product for controlling invasive mussels within enclosed systems and infrastructures. Zequanox is the first biopesticide available for controlling invasive zebra […]

March 30, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Personal shopper: Where glass meets class

Deferred maintenance. It’s the pragmatic upkeep we put off yesterday, and the day before and the day before that … in favor of a little luxury (like dinner out) or, in some cases, our day-to-day existence. The truth is, we’ve done pretty well if we’ve survived the past several years, at least from an economic […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Lyon Cares raises $250K for charities in region

While Lyon Real Estate is best known for selling homes, the company also helps area nonprofits through its Lyon Cares program. During 2011, Lyon Cares raised $250,000 for charities and nonprofit organizations throughout the greater Sacramento region, an accomplishment recognized with a Partners in Philanthropy Award from the Sacramento Business Journal. The latest annual drive […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Curves continues to accept donations for food drive

Curves Davis West gym members continue to collect donations for their March Curves Food Drive to benefit the Short-Term Emergency Aid Committee food bank. The gym already has surpassed its goal of collecting a combined total of 2,200 pounds of food and dollars, which are used to buy more food. That’s 20 percent more than […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Financial adviser hosts coffee club

Manny Provedor, an Edward Jones financial adviser in Davis, will host a coffee club at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 30, at The Konditorei Austrian Pastry Cafe, at 2710 E. Fifth St., Davis. The coffee club is an informal gathering that allows Edward Jones financial advisers to provide an update on the stock market and the […]

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