How can Sacramento keep its millennials in the mix?
About a decade ago, as a financial analyst for Intel, I lived in the suburbs of Santa Clara and frequently traveled to Folsom. It was a good job, especially for a kid straight out of college — decent pay, strong company and the lure of glittering stock options.
So I left.
I knew Intel was the
Under one roof
Can rapid rehousing save local homeless families from Sacramento's streets and shelters
There is good news and bad news on the homelessness front. Despite a slight uptick between 2011 and 2013, overall homelessness in Sacramento County is on the decline. Yet, according to the most recent data, one of the most vulnerable demographics — homeless women and children — is rising steadily.
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Real Estate & Construction
Food Court Redux
Carmichael's Hillside Shopping Center set to get a miracle makeover
On Fair Oaks Boulevard, between El Camino Boulevard and Marconi Avenue sits the dormant and barely noticeable Hillside Shopping Center. Or what’s left of it. It’s ugly and old and is set back more than 300 feet from the street, partially blocked by a boxy Walgreen’s and an aging Waffle Barn. In its
Help at the Top
Nonprofit Sacramento Entrepreneurs’ Organization gives local business a leg up
Every entrepreneur knows that it’s lonely at the top. Jeff Smith is no exception. Smith co-founded two technology companies, Taborda Solutions and Pondera Solutions, and continues to run them with co-founder and partner Jon Coss. While he had acquired plenty of experience in sales within the
Have cheese will travel
A ‘choose your own adventure' map to the finest of Northern California’s fromagers
In the past two decades, bucolic Sonoma and Marin counties have been at the center of a cheese renaissance that has seen the rise of dozens of artisan and farmstead products, including cheese made from the milk of sheep, goat and water buffalo. With nearly 30 cheesemakers and creameries opening
The sound of music
The Sacramento Youth Symphony inspires budding musicians
Though only 16, Audrey Shepherd is as poised and articulate as any 20-something. Her demeanor is that of a young professional; so is her skill as a principal bassoonist with the Sacramento Youth Symphony.
Shepherd’s talent has moved her along quickly, and so, she says, have the committed
The strategy behind the scientist
Marrone Bio Innovations CEO Pam Marrone on tech, gender, and her time with Monsanto and AgraQuest
Pam Marrone, 57, is the founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations. Launched in 2006, the Davis-based company develops and sells biologically derived products to kill pests and fertilize plants. She took her company public last summer with an IPO that netted $56.4 million. In 1995, she founded
The strategy of 3
Sponsored by 3fold Communications
Three is a magic number. Yes it is. It’s a magic number.
If you’re humming the lyrics to the iconic “Schoolhouse Rock” song, then you are either over 35, a Blind Melon-Head or already in tune with the Strategy of 3.
I’m not the first, last or even the third person to embrace, practice and write
Motherhood needn't stand in the way of promotions and pay raises
There’s a debate in workplaces about whether women who have children are subject to a professional disadvantage that other female co-workers don’t face. It’s called the motherhood penalty because mothers are said to be paid less, have fewer promotions, get smaller raises and be viewed as less
Architecture & Engineering
From the Elks Tower to the Maydestone
Why Sacramento developers love historic remodels
Burke Fathy isn’t sure whether the building that housed Sacramento’s first Police Department will be converted to offices or apartments, but, as the managing partner of Sutter Capitol Group, he is sure the original architectural elements will stay. From the marble staircase to the bullet holes,
California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg prepares for departure
Over the past two decades, Darrell Steinberg has become synonymous with Sacramento government, representing residents on the City Council, in the Assembly and, since 2006, in the Senate. In 2008, he became the first Sacramento-based leader of that chamber since 1883.
In the five years since,
The high cost of turnover
If a good employee walks, it’s going to hurt your pocketbook
Budgets are tight, deadlines are looming and your prized office manager appears in front of your desk to say, “I’ve been researching salaries, and I’ve found out that I’m underpaid. The general rate for office managers here in Sacramento is around $65,000. I’m currently making $55,000. What do I
Banking on content marketing
Community banks embrace new marketing strategies to supplement traditional advertising
Having just begun using social media in 2012, Safe Credit Union is relatively new to content marketing. But it hasn’t taken long for the company to discover the benefits of engaging online with its customers and potential consumers. By providing original, valuable, web-based content, Safe has been
Linking Education to Industry
Public schools now have millions of dollars to join Sacramento’s Next Economy. Will they?
Wine flowed freely at the Sutter Club in late October amid the enthusiastic chatter of educators and the business community. Senate Leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) was rallying support around a plan to plug $250 million into a new style of high school instruction that combines rigorous
Pricing errors can result in traumatic losses. Here’s how to respond.
One morning last year, Cyberguys, a computer and tech accessories retailer, started getting a lot of calls from customers with the same question. Was the company really selling hard drives for $3?
‘Normally, we don’t,’ customer service representatives said.
As it turned out, the company’s Amazon