Won’t You Be My Guide?
New adventure tourism platform connects visitors to locals
For a typical day trip to Nevada County, a tourist might visit a few wineries, do some window shopping and then call it a day. But when Robert X Trent launched Outlandish Experiences in August, he wanted to use unique, unforgettable experiences to help visitors fall in love with the area he’s called home for 20 years.
Startup of the Month: Nominations
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Just Don’t Do It
Four things to avoid when remodeling your home
You don’t have to be a licensed contractor to fix up a home, but it’s easy to sniff out quality work versus something an owner did after a weekend of binging on HGTV.
Life After Service
Expanded resources for veterans help pave the way toward business ownership
California has the highest number of veteran-owned businesses in the country. By contrast, there is a growing population of homeless veterans in Sacramento, and a declining percentage of the overall share of veterans who own businesses. But resources are on the rise.
The Veteran Perspective
Sacramento County is home to roughly 90,000 veterans, but they have a small voice in local government. That’s something the Sacramento Board of Supervisors wants to change.
A California User’s Guide To Political Polls: Six Easy Tips
Another day, another poll in California.
Stockton’s Next Chapter
Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs on shaking up the status quo
Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs has become one of the most scrutinized public officials in the U.S., in part because at 28 years old he is one of the youngest mayors of a large city in the country. He also has far-reaching ideas that have some folks cheering and others jeering. Comstock’s sat down with Tubbs to talk about his efforts to transform his hometown.
Startup of the Month: Newell’s Botanicals
Sacramento startup delivers cannabis-infused skin care products
The Sacramento-based startup makes cannabis-infused topical skin care products and for Chelsea Dudgeon, CEO and cofounder, her grandmother was “a tough sell” in the beginning.
Dilemma of The Month: When HR And Department Heads Clash
I’m the HR manager for my company, and a director wanted to write up an employee for posting an article titled “Employees Don’t Leave Jobs, They Leave Managers” on her personal LinkedIn account. The director had already spoken with the employee and asked her to remove the article from LinkedIn, which she did. However, this doesn’t appear to be a violation of our organization’s social media policy. What should I do?
In the Cards
Gregory Perkins of African American Expressions grew a nationally-renowned card business from humble Sacramento roots
In 1991, Gregory Perkins was a Sacramento corrections officer struck by a calling to make a difference. He realized that most greeting cards lacked representation of the African American community. Perkins worked with his cousin, an artist, to develop three Afrocentric greeting card designs in an effort to create what he calls an “uplifting product that African Americans can take pride in.”