Tess Dubois-Carey, president of the Sacramento campus of Universal Technical Institute, may not be able to assemble a car transmission from a pile of parts, but she has brought a new vibe to the automotive technician-training school since taking the top post in September.
When banks are struggling to make a profit, they often call in turnaround specialists such as Virginia Varela. She brought her 30-plus years of experience in the banking industry to Sacramento’s Golden Pacific Bank in November 2013 and has so far led her pared-down team of roughly 45 to four consecutive quarters of profit.
Sacramento Republic FC, continuing to build its case for an expansion spot in Major League Soccer, announced a major sponsorship agreement Friday with UC Davis. The UC Davis Health System agreed to sponsor Republic FC’s jerseys should the team graduate to MLS status.
Work bogged down at Sacramento-based startup OpenRide after its chief engineer got obsessed with the new mobile phone game “Pokémon Go.” But instead of fighting his addiction, he and his co-workers used it to create a popular new website that also is allowing them to gain exposure for their primary project.
Southwest Airlines said that its computer problems were mostly fixed, but warned customers booked on Thursday flights to check their flight's status online -- and get to the airport early where long lines were forming.
In Sacramento, small farms can have a big impact because they hire local labor and buy supplies from local stores. That’s why a dollar in sales at a farmers market generates twice as much local economic activity as a dollar in revenue at one of region’s larger farms.
After nearly two years of delay, The Barn is about to be unveiled in West Sacramento. A ribbon-cutting celebration will be held at 10 a.m. Friday for the 8,000-square-foot shade structure and public gathering space in The Bridge District.