New UC Davis Chancellor Dr. Gary May on innovation, strategic planning and student outreach
New UC Davis Chancellor Dr. Gary May arrived at the university with a stellar reputation for innovation, leadership and academic equality for all students. We sat down with him recently to discuss his plans and goals for one of the region’s landmark institutions.
Actor Kevin Rahm On the Record
Sacramento resident offers his career advice
On a sunny August afternoon at Selland’s in East Sacramento, I had the pleasure of sharing some French press coffee with Kevin Rahm. You probably know him as Lee McDermott from Desperate Housewives, Ted Chaough on Mad Men or maybe even as your neighbor.
Back and Forward: Dr. Jeffery Wajda on Electronic Health Records
Dr. Jeffery Wajda, chief medical information officer at UC Davis, offers his insight into the future of digital data.
Getting To Launch
GO-Biz Director Panorea Avdis on tax incentives, public/private partnerships and ZEVs
California Gov. Jerry Brown created the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, or GO-Biz, in 2012 to serve as a single point of contact for assisting entrepreneurs and others looking to start, grow or move a business that creates jobs in the Golden State. We recently sat down with Director Panorea Avdis to learn more about what the agency is doing to help California businesses.
Donating for Impact? Don’t Restrict Your Dollars
Funders may tell you that restricted funding increases nonprofit transparency, but what exactly are funders so afraid nonprofit leaders will do if given the flexibility and implied trust that comes with unrestricted funding?
Back and Forward: Priscilla Enriquez on Sacramento’s Food System
Priscilla Enriquez, chief giving officer at Sacramento Region Community Foundation, offers her insight into urban farming in the Capital Region.
Dilemma of the Month: Retracting a Job Offer
I recently made an offer to a new director of communications for my company. However, I then found out this individual had posted to Facebook asking friends for feedback on two job offers — one for my company and another for a local competitor. I was horrified and I want to remove my offer. Any advice on how to tactfully prevent this from happening in the future?
The Capital Region’s Small Wineries Offer Something Napa Cannot
“Farm to Fork” is not just an advertising slogan: It reflects a
big part of the region’s identity, and that reputation is
growing. Wine has become one of California’s most recognizable
crops and production has grown tremendously over the last two
decades. California is home to 4,700 wineries and produces more
wine than any other U.S. state.
Back and Forward: Dr. Daniel Rockers on Avoiding Stress at Work
Dr. Daniel Rockers, Sacramento-based psychologist, offers his insight into the psychology of work-related stress. For more from Rockers, check out “Get Focused” in our September issue. Sign up for our newsletter and we’ll email you when it’s available online.
From the Editors: August Business Recap
Comstock’s monthly look at the business news in the Capital Region. Let’s take a peek at August.