Events & Happenings

Business First Conference, Speaker Profile – Tina Reynolds, Uptown Studios

Join us for another exciting Sacramento Business First Conference, brought to you by Sacramento Economic Development and SACLead!

SPEAKER PROFILE – Tina Reynolds, Founder/Owner, Uptown Studios 

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Business marketing is a digital revolution, changing at the speed of business! Fast marketing campaigns can take off quickly and businesses can begin to see results with the right mix of marketing efforts. We will discuss what’s new and why this is such an exciting time to be a small business owner.

Tina Reynolds is the Founder/Owner at Uptown Studios, a Sacramento visual communications firm specializing in graphic design, website design, video production, social media management and marketing. Tina has received numerous awards for her business, including the 2012 Small Business of the Year by the Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce.


Join your fellow small businesses, entrepreneurs, and aspiring business owners in learning about ways to energize and motivate you in your small business endeavors!

REGISTER TODAY for the Sacramento Business First Conference

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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.

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Business First Spotlight: Valley Tire and Wheel

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.

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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.

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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:

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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:

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Small Businesses: Save the date for the 2015 SacBizFirst Conference

Save the date for another exciting Business First Conference: Succeeding at the Speed of Business, brought to you by the City of Sacramento Economic Development and SACLead.Spob

Join us for another informative morning where we will provide you with information, exhibitors and resources for your growing business. 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.

This event is open to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and aspiring business owners. We have some exciting speakers to help energize, motivate and give you the tips needed to create a thriving business.

Join over 150 of your fellow business owners, REGISTER TODAY

Friday, June 5

Embassy Suites Riverfront Promenade

100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814

Registration:  $15

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Business First Spotlight: New Helvetia Brewing Company

ImageLocated at 1730 Broadway Blvd., New Helvetia Brewing Company opened for business in 2012, and is modeled after the historic Buffalo Brewing Company in Sacramento.

Their unique location at the corner of 18th & Broadway is within easy walking and biking distance from Land Park, Curtis Park and Midtown neighborhoods, and only 1 block away from the Broadway Light Rail Station.

The building is recycled, an adaptive re-use of a historic former tortilla factory. The indoor tasting room is a family-friendly environment decorated with historic images of Sacramento and Buffalo Brewery memorabilia. The outdoor patio courtyard is a pooch-friendly area to unwind and enjoy Sacramento’s almost year-round outdoor weather.

“Sacramento has been experiencing a metamorphosis into a food-centric entertainment destination, and the craft beer industry is an integral part of the larger ‘Farm to Fork’ movement. Our customers and the people in our community have welcomed this positive change with open arms, and we are thrilled to be home in Sacramento,” says New Helvetia owner Dave Gull.

Don’t forget to check them out on Facebook, too!


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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.

 

 

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Third annual Sacramento Business First event

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City of Sacramento’s Economic Development Department geared up for this year’s Sacramento Business First event. In its third year, this event brought in  small businesses, entrepreneurs and others looking to start a business.

The half-day event featured digital native entrepreneur and co-owner of Red Rabbit, Sonny Mayugba; small business executive and inventor of the Rapid Ramen Cooker, Chris Johnson; and a panel of experts that will discuss traditional and alternative financing options.

As part of the City’s business retention and expansion program, back in 2012, the City’s Economic Development Department organized the first Sacramento Business First Conference.  This conference is aimed to connect business owners to resources, information, and services available to help their businesses succeed and grow.

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Small businesses, the Business First event is coming soon

More than 400 business owners filled the Sacramento Convention Center for the 2013 Sacramento Business First event.

More than 400 business owners filled the Sacramento Convention Center for the 2013 Sacramento Business First event.

Hold the date for another exciting morning where we will provide you with information and resources for your business.

This free event on June 20 is open to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and aspiring business owners.

You’re not going to want to miss this event.  We have some exciting speakers to help energize, motivate and give you the tips needed to create a thriving business.

 

Save the date

Friday, June 20

Sacramento Convention Center

1400 J St  Sacramento, CA 95814

7:30 a.m. to noon

RSVP now

 

 

 

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Save the date for another exciting Business First Event

More than 400 business owners filled the Sacramento Convention Center for the 2013 Sacramento Business First event.

The Business First Day Conference is back.  On June 20, the City of Sacramento will host its third annual Business First event geared specifically for small businesses in the Sacramento area.  This must-attend, FREE event will feature a keynote, informational workshops, and businesses-to-business networking opportunities—all to enable your business to thrive.

June 20, 2014

7:30 a.m. to noon

Sacramento Convention Center

1400 J Street in downtown Sacramento

Registration opens April 30

If you would like to be notified when registration is open, please contact us to be placed on the list.

Want to be a sponsor?

Download the sponsorship information sheet that gives you an idea of the sponsorship levels.

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