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Chamber leadership changes hands

“Never one to shy away from a challenge,” as she told the crowd at last weekend’s installation gala, Jennifer Nitzkowski of Carbahal & Co. has taken the reins of the Davis Chamber of Commerce for 2014. An estimated 250 people celebrated with her at UC Davis’ Freeborn Hall. As a 16-year member of the Davis-based CPA […]

New designation supports Yolo’s efforts to divert waste from landfills

Yolo County has been designated a Recycling Market Development Zone, which qualifies the county for business assistance and low-interest loans to expand recycling markets, create jobs and divert waste from landfills. The state Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, or CalRecycle, operates the Recycling Market Development Zone program, which provides low-interest loans, technical assistance and […]

MBI, New Zealand research institute team up

Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. and The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited have announced the signing of a collaborative research agreement. It covers a number of novel bio-active organisms and natural products that the institute will provide to the Davis-based biotech firm for the expected development of biopesticides and plant health products. MBI products are aimed at […]

Amazon, UC Davis pilot online university storefront

UC Davis and Amazon are piloting a first-of-its kind online program that complements UCD’s retail operations and supports student programs, services and a new scholarship. When Amazon Student members shop at amazon.com or any other customers start their shopping on the UCD storefront, davis.amazon.com, UCD will receive a little more than 2 percent of most […]

Thompson opens Mason-McDuffie offce in Davis

Marc Thompson, a certified mortgage planning specialist, has joined Mason-McDuffie Mortgage to manage its new Davis office, at 437 F St. Thompson has served mortgage clients for nine years and has been based in Davis since 2006. He has completed specialized training to earn the mortgage specialist designation to better serve his clients. “I have one […]

Sudwerk: New, innovative styles for SF, Sac Beer Weeks

Sudwerk Brewing Co. will release rare and specialty beers at several upcoming events in the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay areas, now through March 9. Many of the events coincide with San Francisco Beer Week, starting Feb. 7, and Sacramento Beer Week, starting Feb. 22. Craft beer enthusiasts will enjoy West Coast styles of craft […]

Nestware closes shop, holds ‘moving-on’ sale

The adorable gift shop nestware will close in February after a decade in business, owners Rosalie Payne and Lynne Ferda announced Thursday. A “moving-on sale” began Friday, and will continue for 10 days or so. It’s at 207B F St., in the E Street Plaza. “When it becomes apparent that there’s no more to sell, we will […]

Ford Escape gets a makeover

The Ford Escape was introduced in 2001 as a smaller SUV. There have been many improvements since then but for2014 the Escape receives a major refreshing that makes it look much more contemporary. We got our hands on one and were very impressed; it’s a much-improved car from the Escape that you may remember. The […]

Senior managers invited to join UCD Executive Leadership Program

The UC Davis Executive Leadership Program begins March 13. Now in its 39th year, this seminar series “provides senior-level leaders with innovative concepts to maintain their competitive edge and become catalysts for positive organizational change and growth,” a news release said. The program features eight weeks of one-day seminars addressing the challenges executives face today, […]

Celebrate with free frozen yogurt

Yogurtland in The Marketplace invites customers to enjoy a free frozen yogurt and free toppings on National Frozen Yogurt Day, Monday, Feb. 3. The giveaway will run from 4 to 7 p.m. at Yogurtland Davis, 1411 W. Covell Blvd. Every customer also will receive a limited-edition color-changing collectible spoon. Yogurtland is sweetening the offer for […]

Davis firm helps improve salt tolerance of rice

Arcadia Biosciences Inc., a Davis-based agricultural technology company, and Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Co. Ltd. (Mahyco) have announced a key milestone in the development of salt-tolerant rice. Arcadia’s salt tolerance technology enables plants to produce increased yields under saline water and soil conditions, expanding the range of usable acreage for crop production and reducing requirements for […]

Route 3 Wines wins 2 silver awards

Two Route 3 varietals have won awards at the 2014 San Francisco Wine Competition. The local winery’s 2012 chardonnay was awarded a silver medal in the under $20 category; it retails for $12.50. Route 3 Wines’ 2011 grenache also received a silver in the specialty red wines category; it retails for $18.50. “We are honored to be […]

Carbahal hires two new accountants

Dave Sholer and Mai Hodahkwen recently joined Carbahal & Company, a Davis-based accounting firm, as staff accountants. Sholer has a bachelor’s degree in genetics from UC Davis, a master’s of business administration from Sacramento State and an accounting certification from UC Davis Extension. Before joining Carbahal, Sholer most recently held a financial liaison position at […]

How to protect your diesel in cold weather

(BPT) – As more manufacturers produce diesel vehicles for consumers, owners need to be aware of the issues that may occur during the cold winter months and learn how they can protect their vehicle. Gelling Cold weather can cause starting problems in diesel vehicles because the fuel tends to gel. Most consumers cannot control what […]

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