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Sacramento Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Sacramento Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce

By Laura Braden

Whether you’re leaning in, banning bossy or opting out, there’s a new group focused on supporting and promoting local businesswomen: the Sacramento Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce (Facebook, Twitter)... Read More

Area Wedding Pros to be Honored at Gala Prom Night

Area Wedding Pros to be Honored at Gala Prom Night

The Sacramento Wedding Industry's answer to those Hollywood awards show is the Association for Wedding Professionals, Int'l. 14th annual Gala, April 1, 2014, 6:00-9:00 p.m. The theme this year is Back to the 80s Prom Night and is at the Tsakapoulos Library Galleria (Sacramento's most popular prom venue).

This righteous evening is where the cool kids of AfWPi are recognized - the members who worked hard in 2013 to make the wedding industry and the association, like, totally rad! 

Ed Short Appointed Chief Building Official

Ed Short Appointed Chief Building Official

The Yolo County Department of Planning & Public Works recently welcomed Ed Short as the county’s new chief building official.  Most recently, Mr. Short worked as a consultant to the City of Stockton’s Community Development Department.

Prior to his work for the City of Stockton, Mr. Short was a principle/supervising engineer and interim chief building official for the City of Sacramento, a code compliance manager/building official for  Bureau Veritas/Berryman and Hennigar and a building official/public works director for Pacific Municipal Consultants.  Mr. Short has also held engineering positions with the County of Sacramento.

Mr. Short received his bachelors of science in civil/structural engineering from the University of California, Davis.  He is a licensed professional engineer, a credentialed building official and a certified flood manager.

S&P Raises Yolo County Rating to A-

S&P Raises Yolo County Rating to A-

The international bond rating agency, Standard & Poor's (S&P), recently raised its long-term rating for Yolo County’s general obligation debt from BBB+ to A- and indicated that the outlook is stable. 

In their report, dated February 25, 2014, S&P notes that the upgrade reflects their opinion of Yolo County's recently improved finances after the county addressed fiscal imbalances seen in past years.  The rating is based on S&P’s opinion of the following factors for Yolo County:

Yolo Broadband Strategic Plan – We want to hear from you!

As part of a countywide strategic planning initiative to formulate a long term sustainable broadband plan, the Yolo Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) is seeking feedback from Yolo County businesses and residents concerning their broadband needs and services via a survey posted on www.yolocounty.org.   

As more of our daily lives are carried out online, access to affordable and reliable broadband Internet service is important to the future of the Yolo County community.  The countywide region (including the cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland, and all the unincorporated communities and rural areas within Yolo County) is embarking on a collaborative broadband Internet planning study to determine how to best ensure that Yolo County businesses, residents and community anchors have access to affordable, reliable broadband Internet service that will meet their long-term needs.

Hundreds of Opportunities at Sacramento’s last 2013 Job Fair!

Hundreds of Opportunities at Sacramento’s last 2013 Job Fair!

Sacramento’s 17th Annual Career Expo will feature a variety of job opportunities from public and private-sector organizations, plus free expert advice on resume reviews. For more information, visit JobJournal.com or call 888-THE-JOBS (843-5627).

WHAT:      Sacramento’s 17th Annual Career Expo

WHERE:   Masonic Temple building, 1123 J Street

WHEN:      Tuesday, December 10th, noon – 4pm

WHO:        Some of the employers hiring include:

County of Sacramento, Planar Monolithics Industries, CarMax,

Celebrate America Recycles Day by Recycling Your Used Oil Filters

On Saturday, November 16, the Yolo County Department of Planning & Public Works’ Division of Integrated Waste Management and the cities of Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and Winters will host a free Used Oil Filter Exchange Event, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. 

With the help of O’Reilly Auto Parts and AutoZone stores throughout Yolo County, and the NAPA Auto Parts store in Winters, local government recycling coordinators are partnering to remind do-it-yourself vehicle oil changers of the importance of recycling by hosting the November 16 used oil filter exchange event.  Residents of Yolo County can receive a free oil filter by bringing in their used one for recycling.  There is a limit of two filters per resident that can be exchanged.