Waterfront Fridays Launches in Downtown Stockton
Free weekly event features local businesses, food, art and music
The Downtown Stockton Alliance is providing a new networking opportunity for local businesses and entrepreneurs with “Waterfront Fridays,” which launched May 6. The weekly event gives entrepreneurs an affordable opportunity to test products and their customer base using a pop-up model.
Down By The Riverside
MetroEdge ‘Pitch for Change’ winners want to reinvigorate Sacramento’s riverbanks for a new generation
Once upon a time, Sacramento lived and died by its rivers. As the last outpost of good society on the way to the Gold Rush foothills, Sacramento was nestled conveniently at the confluence of both the American and Sacramento rivers.
A Clean Track Record
Sacramento RT employs approximately 941 people locally, 77 percent of whom are dedicated to operations and maintenance of the bus and light rail systems. John Haswell has been a light rail vehicle technician at Sac RT for the past seven years and says he is “genuinely and thoroughly thrilled to be working on the light rail vehicles.
Travel spending is a solid source of income for the state’s major cities, but for rural counties in the Capital Region, it is king
In a part of the state with seemingly boundless natural assets, tourism is the number one industry for counties beyond Sacramento’s city limits. Aided by the rise of culinary travel, the farm-to-fork movement, and the craft beer and wine industries, this decade finds rural counties a bigger economic driver for the state than ever.
5 rural tourist attractions even locals won’t want to miss
Tourism is one of the biggest and most crucial drivers of Northern California’s economy, and it isn’t just the Bay Area and Napa Valley that call to visitors.
The Parking Upgrade in Progress
How the city plans to accommodate vehicles after Golden 1 Center opens
When the new Golden 1 Center opens its doors in October of this year, several thousand people will flood into downtown Sacramento. They’ll bring their friends, their Kings jerseys, their money and perhaps most worryingly for those who work along busy streets in the area — their cars.
Startup of the Month: wimZr
With this app, it's not just who you know but when you meet them
New app wimZr’s main focus is people. The interface is straightforward. You view the profiles of people going to the same place. If you like them, click “Connect Me.” If you want to pass, click “Next Time.” If the person you like likes you back, you can start talking. For upcoming events, you can scan guest lists and either connect one-on-one or openly in a public forum.
San Francisco Voters Reject Ballot Measure to Curb Airbnb
Airbnb fought off a San Francisco ballot measure that sought to limit the short-stay rental service in its hometown, an effort to contain housing costs that some say has made the city a playground for well-heeled techies.
3 Tips for Taking a Vacation
You’ll have to plan ahead to truly unplug
We often get so caught up in the planning of our time away that we fail to consider what needs to happen at the office while we’re gone. Make it as easy as possible for your team to cover essentials while you’re gone, and set yourself up for success upon your return
Our Experience, Your Family Business
Working in a family-run business is much more than a job for its owners and employees—it’s in their DNA
Our team of local bankers recognizes that many middle market businesses began as, or still are, family-run organizations. With more than 200 years of banking experience, we’re well-versed in addressing the unique needs of these companies. Nearly 75 percent of our clients are privately-owned businesses—a majority of which are owned and managed by families or entrepreneurs. It’s our pleasure to be an integral part of their lives.