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Moving Our Region Forward


This region has been through a lot during the economic roller coaster of the last few years.  While the details of the new downtown arena are starting to take shape, now is a good time to remind ourselves to keep the bigger picture in focu...

Five Star Bank Employees Are a Source of Pride


One of the unique elements of being a Five Star Bank customer is interacting directly with people who are happy to get to know you and your business. Five Star Bank takes pride enabling employees to provide the most personal and professiona...

A Win for Marrone Bio is a Win for the Region


The recent IPO of Marrone Bio Innovations is a great example of what technology-based companies in this region are capable of. The image of the company’s founder after ringing the opening bell at the NASDAQ stock exchange last week wa...

Game Changer


Innovate North State is a public/private partnership driven by CEOs of leading North State businesses that was established in early 2012 to create jobs in the region by specifically focusing resources on helping innovative growth companies...

Studio Sacramento Emmy Win


On Saturday night, I had the pleasure of accompanying KVIE to the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences San Francisco/Northern California Chapter Emmy Awards. There, KVIE’s Studio Sacramento program won the Emmy for Inter...

Cap-to-Cap Inspires


  While having dinner with an old friend last night, I talked at length about my experience with the Metro Chamber’s Cap-to-Cap program. My poor friend couldn’t get a word in and at one point stopped me and said, “This sounds ama...

Five Star Bank to be Title Sponsor of “530” Angels Network


Innovate North Sate announced today the launch of the “530” Angels Network, as well as its associated Northern California Co-Investment Fund.  Innovate North State Chairman Steve Gonsalves was pleased to make the announcement, stating ...

Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy :: What’s Next


There is always a lot of talk about what’s on the business horizon. Everyone is eager to know what is next! Thankfully for Sacramento we have a opportunity to get an early look at the people and ideas that will lead us into the next e...

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