In Transition: Crafting a New Career Around Family
Lance Everett is fulfilling his passion with his family-run custom furniture business Iron & Plank
Lance Everett’s career path shifted multiple times as the needs of his growing family shifted.
HaneyBiz CEO Mark Haney on advice for investors and entrepreneurs
Mark Haney, the entrepreneur, angel investor, radio host and CEO of Rocklin-based HaneyBiz, says investors should look for startup founders who work well together and are committed to the product.
The City Is the Lab
Urban Technology Lab is trying to put Sacramento on the innovation map
The Urban Technology Lab aimed to offer businesses and academic institutions a space to develop their ideas, products and services with the goal of making Sacramento more tech savvy. Is the program making good on that promise?
Part of this month’s Innovation issue
An interview with Laura Good of StartupSac
Laura Good spoke with Comstock’s about her organization’s efforts to accelerate entrepreneurship in our region.
Startup of the Month: Advanced Farm Technologies
Robotic harvester lends hand to fruit-picking process
In California, where 90 percent of American strawberries are grown, the time is ripe for a faster, better way to pick them. That’s the idea behind Advanced Farm Technologies, a Davis-based startup that uses customized tools to lend farmers a helping robotic hand.
The husband-and-wife team of Ryan and Kat Huston has Huston Textile Company humming along
During summer months, 6-year-old Hazel keeps busy playing in the office of Huston Textile Company. It’s fitting that she should feel at home here — she is, after all, the inspiration for her parents’ textile milling business.
Buzzwords: Angel Investor
An affluent individual who invests their own money, independently of a firm, in an entrepreneurial company.
Investors — aside from having a propensity for ostentatious cars — can play a key role in a startup’s success. Beyond a financial contribution, they can have an affect on other facets of the business too.
How Facebook Posts Help Nonprofits of All Sizes Raise Money
Giving days are catching on throughout social media, and many communities and specific causes, have created their own smaller-scale giving days to raise much-needed money.
At The Railyards, it’s Full Steam Ahead
Backed by the expected arrival of a Major League Soccer team, development is stirring at the long-dormant Railyards in downtown Sacramento
There’s a word that comes to mind for Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg regarding the largest infill project in his city, The Railyards. “The one word I would use to describe the state of where we’re at is ‘breakthrough,’” Steinberg says.
St. HOPE’s Dual Approach in Oak Park Can Be a Model for Other Nonprofits
Cities across the country struggle with how to revitalize historically disenfranchised neighborhoods. An interesting and successful model — using public education, economic development and self-empowerment to drive change — has had a profound impact on a local underserved community.