The city of Davis honored two businesses — Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate and Nugget Markets — Tuesday night for their contributions to local economic development.
David Taormino and Doug Arnold, co-owners of Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate, were recognized at the city’s fourth annual Business and Economic Development Awards ceremony during the Davis City Council meeting.
Dave Wilson, store director of the Nugget Market on Mace Boulevard in South Davis, accepted the award on behalf of the company.
Community members submitted award nominations to the city’s Business and Economic Development Commission. The commission recommended finalists to the City Council, which selected the winners.
Coldwell Banker-Doug Arnold Real Estate, founded in 1973, is one of the top-rated real estate offices in Davis and Yolo County. With more than 80 employees, the company is also a top small business employer in Davis. The office has won the Coldwell Banker International No.1 California Residential Affiliate Award for four consecutive years.
Coldwell Banker has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to local charitable organizations, including Sutter Davis Hospital, FamiliesFirst, the Davis Schools Foundation and Davis High School’s Blue & White Foundation.
Nugget Markets was founded in 1926 by the father-and-son team of William and Mack Stille, who opened their store in downtown Woodland.
In the late 1970s, the company opened its first store in neighboring Davis. There are now two stores in Davis, one at 409 Mace Blvd. and the other in the Oak Tree Plaza at 1414 E. Covell Blvd., employing more than 200 people.
Nugget supports local produce growers with its partnership with NorCal Produce of West Sacramento.
Nugget also offers competitive employee wage and benefit packages. For the sixth year running, Nugget was included in Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in the nation.
Nugget contributes to the community through fundraisers, donations and contributions of matching funds.
The winners will be added to the business award recipients plaque displayed at Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd.
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