Good morning, Capital Region. As we passed the threshold of a new year, many of us couldn’t help but notice that 2022 seemed poised to look similar to the two years before it. But even though the same circumstances are persisting, we’re seeing new trends and innovation. Sacramento businesses are creating new policies and work styles to adjust to “the new remote reality” (to quote our January cover story). They’re making do with pandemic challenges, and in many cases, thriving.
Over the past week, we’ve published a handful of stories in that same vein: improvement, innovation, balance and perseverance:
A Northern California publisher shares the secrets to the longevity of their print publications, which includes two newspapers that are 150 years old or older; the CEO of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council breaks down his daily schedule, which is packed with back-to-back presentations and back-bending yoga poses; the biofuels industry is turning wood waste into fuel and positively impacting wildfire-prone forests in the process; a Davis app is helping neurodivergent students and their parents set academic and behavioral goals; Evil HR Lady guides employers through the question of how (and if) they should ask employees to return to the office; and CalMatters looks ahead to the issues and policies you need to know about in 2022.
Award-winning Gold Country Media keeps pressing on in a
From posing in hot yoga class to pitching new business, here’s how Barry Broome structures his days as CEO of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council.
The process of turning wood waste into fuel not only
represents a breakthrough in the biofuels industry, but also
helps to create more resilient forests that can better
Davis-based tech company Expert IEP developed an app to help parents of neurodivergent students optimize their academic, behavioral, occupational and speech goals.
Yes, employers can ask employees to come back to the office or
face termination — but should they?
Legislators may work on paid leave policies, employee data protections, farmworker elections, and more. There are ballot measure proposals that could impact businesses, and business groups will raise the issue of California’s unemployment insurance fund debt.
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