Sightings & Happenings Around Town

The Big Ideas

Niki Peterson of the UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship on preparing future entrepreneurs

For the last dozen years, the UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has fostered hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs out of the classroom setting and into the real world. Comstock’s sat down with Senior Program Manager Niki Peterson to learn how her institute is helping turn the Capital Region into a world-class incubator for innovation.

Jul 23, 2018 Rich Ehisen

Got Cash?

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to funding your business venture. Here are just a few of the resources available in the Capital Region:

Jul 24, 2018

Sac City Brews Breathes Life into Tallac Village

There are several reasons why Sac City Brews Neighborhood Tap House at the Tallac Village Shopping Center in Tahoe Park has quickly become one of the most laid-back beer bars in the Sacramento area.

Jul 18, 2018 Daniel Barnes

Driving Force

Entrepreneur behind Kitchen428 Restaurant and Mojo’s Lounge has been key to re-energizing downtown Woodland

When Christy Hayes arrived in Woodland in 2004, the former U.S. Air Force heavy diesel mechanic was fresh out of active duty. She found a job as a hostess at an iconic downtown eatery, Morrison’s Upstairs. She worked her way up to bartender and then bar manager. But Hayes never expected she would one day see the building house her own restaurant.

Jul 16, 2018 Samantha Young

Sculpture and Science

A father and son duo are lighting up the Central Valley with handmade neon signs.

Jun 22, 2018 Eva Roethler

One Club at a Time

Inside 11 of Sacramento’s small music venues

This gallery started with a peek into the Torch Club’s “green” room, located down a few stairs back behind the stage and hidden from public view. Between sets at a Ray Copeland Band show, I caught singer Marilyn Woods on a piano bench looking at some video and I snapped a couple of photos before going back out to the bar area.

Jul 13, 2018 Steve Martarano

Dilemma of the Month: Low Salary Expectations

I’m a corporate recruiter. For candidates that progress to an HR phone screen, we ask their expected salary and share the range we have for the role. Is it appropriate to use someone’s low salary expectations as a reason for not moving forward? I’m concerned that a candidate who makes so much less won’t be a good fit. Is that the case?

Jul 12, 2018 Suzanne Lucas

Entrepreneur Showcase

16 founders with the skills to make it work

We asked readers to submit their picks for the Capital Region’s top entrepreneurs —and you answered. Our editorial team vetted almost 100 nominations, looking for innovative business ideas, interesting backstories, unique products and services and that ineffable “it” factor. And here they are…

Jul 10, 2018 Sena Christian

Buzzwords: Side Hustle

Hustling by itself may have a negative connotation, but co-opting the term seems to mirror the millennial tendency to reclaim edgy words.

Jul 5, 2018 Eva Roethler