Chamber plans luncheon Tuesday

The Davis Chamber of Commerce plans a luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Odd Fellows Hall, 405 Second St. in downtown Davis. The lunch will feature a Business Best Practices and Innovations Round Table Workshop. “Join your fellow Chamber members in a series of group discussions about how to improve your bottom line […]

June 03, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Avid Reader Active to open on Friday

The new Avid Reader Active will open Friday, June 1, at 605 Second St. It is two doors down from Avid reader (in Alphabet Moon’s old space). The new store will feature “active” titles: how-to books for things like cooking, travel, crafts, activities and science experiments. The current Avid Reader will focus on “thinking” books: […]

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Bookstore expansion opens Friday

The expansion of downtown Davis’ popular bookstore, dubbed Avid Reader Active, will celebrate its grand opening Friday at 605 Second St. The store is two doors down from the longtime Avid Reader outlet at 617 Second St. Owner Alzada Knickerbocker says the new store features book selections for the “can-do” reader, including travel, sports and […]

May 31, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Green power, baby products are hits at business competition

The biggest bang in this year’s UC Davis business plan competition came from the S2E Energy founder who touted a thin, clear windowlike material said to conduct the sun’s power more cheaply and efficiently than existing solar technology. As first-prize winner, Jon Servaites received $10,000 in the 12th annual Big Bang! Business Plan Competition, run […]

May 27, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Edward Jones named Firm of the Year

Financial services firm Edward Jones was named the Advisory Solutions Firm of the Year by the Money Management Institute as the firm that most exemplified overall excellence and contributed to the long-term success and sustainability of the wealth management industry. The award was presented recently at the institute’s annual Gateway to Leadership Awards Dinner in […]

May 27, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Car Care: Pluses and pointers: How to buy car parts

(ARA) – With the average age of vehicles on the road nudging 11 years, more car owners will be looking for the most cost-effective ways to maintain and repair their used vehicles. In January, automotive market research firm R.L. Polk & Co., placed the average age of cars and light trucks on America’s highways at […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Automotive | Tagged ,

Tandem Foundation awards $30,000 in grants to local schools

The Tandem Foundation awarded 26 grants totaling $30,000 on Tuesday, in support of programs at elementary, junior high and high schools across the Davis school district. Bill Roe, one of the directors of Tandem Properties, which owns and manages several apartment complexes in Davis, noted that “there are many good causes in town. We continue […]

May 27, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Rogue is Nissan’s best-selling SUV

Americans still love riding high above the ground in their vehicles but have been opting for smaller sport utility vehicles to save on gasoline costs. No wonder, then, that sales of the Nissan Rogue were up 25.1 percent last year from the calendar year before — to 124,543 — and they’re up another 12.4 percent […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Golden 1 hires new vice president and controller

The Golden 1 Credit Union announced that Allyson Hill has been named vice president and controller. “We are excited to welcome Allyson to the Golden 1 team,” said Donna A. Bland, Golden 1’s president and CEO, in a news release. “Her education and extensive experience will be a great fit for this important and multi-faceted […]

May 27, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

TROTR wins $25,000 grant from State Farm

Therapeutic Riding and Off Track Rehabilitation is one of 40 nonprofits that each will receive a $25,000 grant to improve their community, after more than 1.2 million votes were cast online during a three-week period in State Farm’s Cause an Effect contest. TROTR — based between Davis and Woodland — was one of 3,000 “Cause” submissions […]

May 27, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Chamber PAC hosts mixer Friday

The Davis Chamber of Commerce PAC will host a mixer from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Sudwerk, 2001 Second St. in Davis. “Come to Sudwerk to find out why we believe that Lucas Frerichs, Stephen Souza, Dan Wolk and Measure D can best help Davis to achieve a sustainable future,” a news release said. […]

May 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Marrone receives EPA approval for bioherbicide

Davis-based Marrone Bio Innovations, which creates natural pest management products for the agricultural and water treatment markets, announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved MBI-005, a unique broad-spectrum selective bioherbicide for potential use on a variety of crops, turf and ornamentals. This is the fourth active ingredient that MBI has registered with the […]

June 17, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Petco plans Reptile Rally! event

Reptile enthusiasts will have a chance to show off their pals’ scaly skills in a Cold-Blooded Beauty Contest as part of the third annual Reptile Rally! at Petco stores on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3. For those who still get the “willies” around reptiles, there will be a hands-on meet-and-greet to help the […]

May 27, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,

Sign-ups accepted for June 1 Business Walk

Registration continues for the Sacramento Metro Chamber Business Walk scheduled for Davis on Friday, June 1. Businesspeople interested in volunteering as a business walker can register online at This free event includes a breakfast and orientation, three hours of business visits, a lunch and roundup session and is a great way to connect with […]

May 27, 2012 | Posted in Business | Tagged ,