Cathie Anderson

June 24, 2014 12:00 AM

Cathie Anderson: Son says dad’s five Sacramento-area battery stores have a lot of life left in them

Friends thought Don Tollefson was nuts when he opened his first battery store back in 1996, but 18 years later, he has five Batteries Plus Bulbs stores that his son Ryan hopes to acquire one day. Beatnik Studios’ Lindsay Calmettes and Wesley Davis maintain their focus on building a thriving community of artists in their new space at 723 S St., but weddings and other events produce the revenue that keeps their operation profitable. Elk Grove native Bryce Clemmer and his Portland-based partners turn deejays into veejays with a new program that streams video on music websites or apps. Their company, Vadio, recently reached a deal with Vevo.

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Cathie Anderson connects you to local businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofits by gathering insights and strategies from business leaders of large companies as well as small startups. She's been preparing for this assignment for years, with positions that include assistant business editor at The Detroit News and The Dallas Morning News, and business editor and features editor at The Sacramento Bee. Contact her at or 916-321-1193. Twitter: @CathieA_SacBee.

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