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Solarize Davis extends deadline

Solarize Davis has extended its deadline to Dec. 9 for those interested in getting a free proposal on a discounted solar power system. Since mid-September, the group has been working with REC Solar to remove common roadblocks for Davis homeowners considering solar, a news release said. Borrowing from other successful “Solarize” programs in places like […]

Chamber hosts members benefits meeting

The Davis Chamber of Commerce will host a member benefits meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Chamber office, 604 Third St. This free meeting will provide a quick but comprehensive look at the Chamber’s benefits, services and programs. All current and prospective members are invited to attend. Participants will learn how to maximize their […]

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, Nov. 18, at The Konditorei Austrian Pastry Cafe, at 2710 E. Fifth St., Davis. The coffee club is an informal gathering allowing Edward Jones financial advisers to provide an update on the stock market and the economy. […]

Convertible Camaro is a head-turner

2012 Chevrolet Camaro 2LT Convertible Base price: $30,100 for 1LT manual; $34,100 for 2LT manual Price as tested: $38,530 Type: Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, four-passenger, compact coupe Engine: 3.6-liter, double overhead cam, direct-injection V-6 with CVVT Mileage: 18 mpg (city), 29 mpg (highway) Length: 190.4 inches Wheelbase: 112.3 inches Curb weight: 3,986 pounds Built in: Canada Option: RS […]

Entrepreneurship is focus of free seminar

A free seminar on entrepreneurship is planned Wednesday at Little Prague restaurant, 330 G St. in downtown Davis. Corley Phillips, director of the Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy, is the guest speaker. He will talk from 5:30 to 6 p.m., followed by networking from 6 to 7 p.m. Students and professionals alike are invited. Students are allowed […]

Institute aims to spur UCD entrepreneurship

With a new interdisciplinary institute, UC Davis seeks to boost its innovation and entrepreneurship projects, spurring economic development far beyond the campus. Alumni Mike and Renee Child have committed $5 million to The Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, UCD announced Tuesday. The institute, which launched Tuesday, will provide a unifying structure to entrepreneurship efforts on […]

Watermelon Music hosts annual food-for-strings event

Watermelon Music and D’Addario are offering free strings for guitars, basses, mandolins or ukuleles during a special promotion from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Anyone who brings their instrument to the store, 207 E St. in downtown Davis, along with at least one nonperishable food item, will receive a brand-new set of D’Addario strings, […]

Decline in book sales spells the end for Sweet Briar

Davis is about to bid farewell to yet another bookstore. Sweet Briar Books, the 15-year-old used bookstore in the G Street Shopping Center, will shut its doors by the end of December, the result of a significant decline in business over the past year. Sweet Briar is the second Davis bookstore to close in recent months […]

Z Specialty Food plans open houses

Known locally for the brands Moon Shine Trading, Island of the Moon, and Cowboy Caviar, Z Specialty Food will host open houses from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, and Sunday, Dec. 4. In addition to live music, raffles and giveaways, all of the company’s award-winning products — such as honey, nut butters […]

Morse Remodeling wins Contractor of the Year award

Davis-based Morse Remodeling Inc. & Custom Homes was recognized recently by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry with Contractor of the Year awards in two categories. The firm won in the residential exterior specialty category and for residential addition under $100,000 in the annual awards competition in Sacramento, a news release said. Additionally, Dave […]

Brown Construction receives Grand Project of the Year Award

Brown Construction Inc., a general contractor based in West Sacramento, received a Grand Project of the Year award from Multifamily Executive Magazine for Cascades of the Sierra in the senior category. Brown also won in the affordable category for the company’s work on Wolff Waters Place. “We are extremely honored to be recognized with this […]

Coldwell Banker’s Fall Home Jubilee to benefit local food banks

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage will host a Fall Home Jubilee on Sunday, Nov. 13, allowing buyers to visit hundreds of open houses while helping those in need at the same time. As part of Coldwell Banker’s commitment to fighting poverty and hunger, the company is collecting canned goods for the local food banks during this […]

Novozymes honored by Proctor & Gamble

Novozymes has been recognized by Proctor & Gamble as a “Supplier of Excellence” among its 75,000 suppliers for the fourth year in a row. And for the second consecutive year, Novozymes also was given the company’s highest award — “Business Partner of the Year” — an honor bestowed on only 12 suppliers. Novozymes, a Danish […]

City seeks nominations for business awards

The city of Davis Business and Economic Development Commission is seeking public suggestions for the fifth annual Business and Economic Development Awards. The commission will recommend that the city honor an individual, organization or local business operating within the city of Davis for extraordinary contributions to their industry and the community. The commission may recommend […]

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