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Calling All Brandoulas
Branding Sacramento is essential to our economic development
Does a community’s brand matter?
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Are state workers the best pick for upgrading California’s massive IT systems?
In 1984, California’s Department of Technology didn’t exist. Information technology consultants were rare, and there were fewer contractors involved in state services. For the most part, the state developed government systems with in-house resources. From development and analysis to budgeting and implementation, it was a full-service operation.
That was then.
100 Years of Service
Acuity with the Rotary Club of Sacramento
On May 17, the Rotary Club of Sacramento will mark its centennial of service to the region at a gala celebration at the McClellan Conference Center.
The Wine on Miracle Mile
Sacramento sommelier Paul Marsh joins Stockton’s business renaissance
For the past 10 years, Paul Marsh has pledged himself to the pursuit of wine. In Chico, he learned the intricacies of its fruit by planting and harvesting a vineyard. With Kendall Jackson, he learned to sell. At The Firehouse Restaurant in Old Sacramento, he was educated on the finer points of building a wine collection in a hospitality setting, and he became a certified sommelier.
Avoid the Post-15 Flop
Turn your business’ 15 minutes of fame into long-term success
It may seem that landing that New York Times interview, getting featured on the front page of AOL or winning a $135,000 business contest means that, as a business owner, you are set for life. In truth, it’s just the beginning.
The Quick Quit
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Have you ever arrived at work and realized you don’t remember driving there? It’s kind of a weird feeling, but your consciousness was somewhere else while your subconscious did all the work of traveling, turning, merging and parking. You can do this because your commute is so ingrained that it doesn’t involve any real decision-making.
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You can dismiss someone from the conference room, but you may still have to face him or her in the living room.
Los Rios prepares to roll out updated student support services
Thomas Hanns was homeless when he first enrolled in classes at Sacramento City College, one of four main campuses that make up the Los Rios Community College District.
Placer County hopes to win tourism dollars with new sports complexes
The rise of elite youth sports and the popularity of year-round athletics have created an emerging market for participant and spectator spending in south Placer County, which has positioned itself as a major sports destination. Now, two separate entities are looking to capitalize on the region’s sports market with large-scale venues that could turn a profit in as few as three years.
It Runs in the Family
How nepotism turns good business into bad blood
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