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Cathie Anderson

Amazon helped this Folsom firm deliver $5 million in new business

Government agencies already had begun migrating to cloud computing by the time Scott Drossos took the reins as president of Folsom’s Infiniti Consulting Group in October of last year, and he was convinced that, if the firm wanted to remain competitive, it would have to quickly establish a partnership with one of the big cloud service providers.

Cathie Anderson

St. John’s breaks ground on new transitional housing facility

The nonprofit St. John’s Program for Real Change is breaking ground on a new transitional housing facility, expanding with enough space to accommodate 90 additional women and children a day in Sacramento. Michele Steeb, the chief executive officer at St. John’s, has embarked on a $3.9 million capital campaign to pay for the new facility.

Cathie Anderson

Sacramento nonprofit plans incubator to nurture food businesses

Alchemist Community Development Corp. is working with UC Davis researcher Kristin Kiesel to develop a plan for an incubator that would help small farmers, cottage business owners and low-income residents start up and nurture food businesses in an economically challenged neighborhood in Sacramento. The nonprofit won a $71,000 grant earlier this month from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will help with developing a strategy.

Cathie Anderson

Communications veterans leave APCO to found Sacramento firm

Two APCO Worldwide veterans – Jose Hermocillo and Jerry Azevedo – found a public affairs firm. … Husband and wife team Sung and Irene Kim open a second Kumon Math and Reading Center in the Sacramento region. … Triathlete-turned-business-owner Rich Burns expands his Rocklin Endurance Sports into a new location.

2017: Kaiser Permanente makes multimillion-dollar expansion in Roseville

Kaiser Permanente breaks ground on an expanded outpatient clinic in Roseville. The new space will allow Kaiser to double its doctors at its Riverside Boulevard campus.