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Business First Spotlight: Naked Coffee Shop & Roasting

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In business for over 10 years, Naked Coffee, located at 1111 H Street, provides customers with a unique blend of great food, coffee and atmosphere.  Naked Coffee specializes in carefully chosen and crafted coffee.  The ambiance is authentic and totally down to earth.  Naked Coffee strives to attract excellent people, while at the same time providing excellent coffee.

What Naked Coffee enjoy the most about doing business here is quite simple:  Sacramento loves coffee and the staff at Naked Coffee loves giving it to Sacramento.  Come by and see them soon! Don’t forget about their other locations at 1500 Q Street and 3527 Broadway.

 


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Ever thought about telling the story behind your business? Let us know what’s unique and why you love doing business in Sacramento! Now is the chance to share! Contact Tim Padden, Economic Development Department at (916) 808-8506 or send an email. Please limit any submissions to 500 words or less.

“Business First Spotlight” is a unique part of the Sacramento Business First program that features small business in Sacramento. Find out more info here.

About Time to take a dip – Season openers for most pools is early June

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Sixteen pools are opening during the summer pool season! Kids swim for as little as $2 per session, adults,  $4. Discounts are available. Free admission at play pools located in Colonial Park, Land Park, Robertson Park, Mama Marks Park, and Bertha Henschel Park.

Also, take advantage of the low cost swim programs available for all ages. Register now for swim lessons, swim team, and junior lifeguard academy. Swim lessons begin the week of June 22.

WHO: City of Sacramento Parks & Recreation’s 16 pools.

WHEN: Beginning Saturday, May 23, Clunie pool will be open for pre-season rec swim. The North area pools will be opening on June 8 and June 9. The Central and South area pools will be open the following week on June 15 and 16.

WHERE:

North Area: Doyle, Johnston, Natomas HS, Mama Marks Play Pool, Robertson Play Pool

Central Area: Clunie, Glenn Hall, Oki, Southside, Bertha Henschel Play Pool

South Area: George Sim, Mangan, McClatchy, Pannell Meadowview, Colonial Play Pool, William Land Park Play Pool

For a complete list of pools, opening days and times please visit our Aquatics page.

Register online for swim classes and programs. Program information can be found online on each pool’s page.

Bring your pup to the ball game for ‘Bark in the Ballpark’

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Want to enjoy a baseball game but wish you could bring along man’s best friend? Look no further! The City of Sacramento Front Street Shelter is teaming up with the Sacramento River Cats for their annual “Bark in the Ballpark” event and invite you to bring along your dog or puppy. Join us on Sunday, May 24th as we take on the Memphis Redbirds.

You are encouraged to bring your dog to enjoy a great afternoon with our team. Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased here: http://goo.gl/5IQGGc. Don’t forget to use the promo code “Front15″ for the special price. See you there, dog lovers!

Walt Gray of News10 becomes a… garbage man?

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If you’ve ever been curious about the job of City of Sacramento garbage collector, you can join Walt Gray of News10 for a “virtual” day on the job.  Recently Gray spent time on one of our downtown routes, attempted a can lift and helped dump material out at the transfer station. The city has 100 truck operators on the streets Monday thru Thursday and empties 16 million containers a year.

Business First Spotlight: Valley Tire and Wheel

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This week’s Business First Spotlight features Valley Tire and Wheel in Del Paso Heights. Located at 3940 Marysville Blvd., Valley Tire and Wheel provides new and used tires, custom wheels, brakes, shocks, and oil change and tune-up services for your vehicle.

Valley Tire and Wheel is 100% committed to providing the finest customer service to everyone who walks through their door. In business for over 15 years, Valley Tire and Wheel enjoys one thing the most about doing business in Sacramento… working with the people of Sacramento!


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Ever thought about telling the story behind your business? Let us know what’s unique and why you love doing business in Sacramento! Now is the chance to share! Contact Tim Padden, Economic Development Department at (916) 808-8506 or send an email. Please limit any submissions to 500 words or less.

“Business First Spotlight” is a unique part of the Sacramento Business First program that features small business in Sacramento. Find out more info here.

Cannery Place Apartments celebrate a grand opening

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The Cannery Place Apartments at Township Nine had its official opening on Monday morning! The first of what will be many developments near the Richards Blvd. area will generate much needed high density housing within the River District.

The 180-unit Cannery Apartments signals the first residential units of an anticipated total of 2,500 residential units in Township Nine.  The project is an affordable housing project that is already 70 percent occupied. The entire building is expected to be rented out by the end of June of this year.  As well, the first retail tenant of Township Nine, College Cyclery, will open a store in over 2,500 square feet of retail space this summer.

Township Nine will also attract commercial and retail tenants to complement the residential units in the area. Additionally, enhanced infrastructure developments and a park will also be added to the Township Nine area.  Developers plan to utilize undeveloped dirt piles nearby into a track for off-road biking as well.

SacBizFirst Speaker Profile – Christine Folck, Queentia, Inc.

Register now for this year’s exciting Business First Conference: Succeeding at the Speed of Business, brought to you by the City of Sacramento Economic Development and SACLead!

SPEAKER PROFILE – Christine Folck, Co-Founder, Queentia, Inc.

-How Social and Enterprise Tech Tools Can Empower Business-

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What do a design firm, a world-wide initiative, a mental valley, a philosopher, and drawing stick figures have in common? And how could all of these things effect your business?  Christine will discuss how shifting her mental valley, sprinkling in a little human-centered design and becoming part of City2020 has transformed her and the technology project teams she leads — and how it could transform your business.

Christine Folck is the Chief Innovation Officer  and Co-Founder of Queentia, Inc. Christine has served as a technology consultant for numerous health care companies including Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente and UCSF Medical Center.


Join your fellow small businesses, entrepreneurs, and aspiring business owners in learning about ways to help energize, motivate and give you the tips needed to create a thriving business.

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE SACRAMENTO BUSINESS FIRST CONFERENCE 

Check out some photos of last year’s conference with over 200 attendees:

City named a ‘Citizen-Engaged Community’

The City of Sacramento has been named a 2014-2016 Citizen Engaged Community by the Public Technology Institute!

By being designated as a Citizen–Engaged Community from the Institute, the City is being honored for effectively using various technological platforms in order to engage and empower their citizens in a quick and friendly manner. The Public Technology Institute also acknowledged Sacramento’s great increase in the use of mobile and social media platforms to engage the public this year.

This annual designation program was created five years ago to recognize superior service in multi-channel contact centers and best practices in the use of tools to connect with the community. The tools include the City’s Citizen Relationship/Records Management (CRM) Systems, 311 services, web portal technology, telephone systems and mobile communications infrastructure.

Getting this award was not easy! According to the Institute, Sacramento was able to reach the level of engagement with relatively few staff.

The Institute received more applications this year than any other year since the award’s inception in 2010.

The City of Sacramento was one of 11 cities with a population of 300,000 and more who were selected for this award.

SacBizFirst Conference, Speaker Profile – Rich Foreman

Register now for this year’s exciting Business First Conference: Succeeding at the Speed of Business, brought to you by the City of Sacramento Economic Development and SACLead!

SPEAKER PROFILE – Rich Foreman, CEO & Co-Founder, Apptology

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Rich’s session for this year’s conference focuses on how the right mobile technology can be used to enhance any business. Rich will discuss mobile friendly websites, SMS (Short Message Service) Marketing, Mobile Apps and how to tie it all together to get information to your customers quickly.

Rich Foreman, CEO and Co-Founder of Apptology, has 20 years of experience in leadership, engineering, mobile application development and sales. Rich recently co-authored his first book, “Tap into the Mobile Economy.” He is also the Founding Director of the Sacramento Chapter of Startup Grind and was recently appointed as utility Commissioner for the City of Folsom.


Spots are limited and will sell out fast as this event draws near! This year’s conference focuses on today’s rapidly changing technology and how it can, and will affect your business. Sessions topics include mobile apps, social and enterprise tools, and how graphic design can benefit your business.

Join your fellow small businesses, entrepreneurs, and aspiring business owners in learning about ways to help energize, motivate and give you the tips needed to create a thriving business.

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE SACRAMENTO BUSINESS FIRST CONFERENCE 

Still not sure? Check out some photos of last year’s conference with over 200 attendees:

Clothing drive fundraiser to locally benefit Front Street Animal Shelter

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The Front Street Animal Shelter, in partnership with ReUseIt, is making it easy to de-clutter homes while making a difference locally by hosting a 2-week Clothing Drive from May 18 through May 31, 2015. The Clothing Drive will take place at the ReUseIt Donation Station located at 5005 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento just north of Fruitridge Road.

All donations dropped off at the Sacramento Donation Station during the 2-week period directly benefit the Front Street Animal Shelter and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Sacramento Area. This unique fundraiser does not cost any money and it promotes responsible recycling, helps our landfills and the environment. It is a great way to give back to the local community while raising money for Front Street Animal Shelter. The shelter is compensated per pound collected and clothing items are of the highest value.

Donated items that are accepted include usable clothing, shoes, jewelry, belts, purses, backpacks, bedding and linens, housewares, hardware, toys, sporting goods, small working appliances and some furniture.

This unique recycling fundraiser event is sponsored by ReUseIt, a registered, commercial fundraiser in the state of California and a local business that provides support & service to nonprofit organizations in our local communities. The ReUseIt team has over 40 years of experience in the household recycling industry, and is dedicated to making a difference locally. ReUseIt offers local nonprofit organizations the opportunity to raise important funds for their cause without having to spend a dime. All donations are tax deductible.

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