Biz Buzz: ‘Something on a Stick Day’ hits Denio’s Saturday

Business news in Roseville, Granite Bay stays busy
By: Press Tribune staff
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Roseville residents who like food on a stick will be in a peculiar kind of heaven Saturday, March 23, when Denio’s Roseville Farmers Market & Swap hosts its fourth annual Corn Dog Eating Contest.

The special event will also include “wiener dog festivities” organized by Roseville & Lincoln’s Long Lovers Dachshund group. The corndog-eating champion will leave with a trophy and $200. There will also be $100 and $50 prizes for the second- and third-place winners. Events run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the corn dog eating contest starting at noon. Winning the main event challenge involves eating as many corndogs as possible in a four-minute matchup. Those interested in competing in the contest competing can email or call (916) 782-2704 (space is limited).

Other events that day include the inaugural Wiener Dog Races and the Wiener Dog Costume Parade organized by Roseville & Lincoln’s Long Lovers Dachshund group. For information on taking part in the wiener dog festivities, email Lacey Cole at

Denio’s is at 1551 Vineyard Road, Roseville. Its hours of operation run every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parking fee for Denio’s is $3 on the weekends. For more information, visit

Local communications specialist Andrew Bradley — a well-known fixture in Roseville’s business community — has now launched his own public relations company, MrAndrewBradley Communications. Bradley will remain based in Roseville. Known primarily for his work with the firm AugustineIdeas, Bradley is now branching out to cover more regions. He will remain an independent contractor with AugustineIdeas, as well as other communication firms such as Resonate PR, Razor Sharp Public Relations and The Meritage Resort and Spa. Bradley told the Press Tribune that, as an independent operator, he is seeking new clients from small businesses to large corporations who need assistance with copy writing and/or media relations in a wide variety of industries. Bradley can be contacted at

For the third consecutive year, the magazine “Accounting Today” has named the Roseville-based firm GALLINA LLP one of its top 100 firms in the nation for 2013. On the list, GALLINA ranks among the top firms throughout the United States. GALLINA LLP’s managing partner, Larry Taylor, said the announcement was welcome news, but emphasized his firm is still primarily focused on “each individual client.”

The clothing boutique Reinvent has moved to a new location at 7441 Foothills Blvd. in Roseville. The business kicked off the opening to its new showroom with a celebration March 9 with wine, soda and appetizers. Reinvent is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Store representatives said regular customers can earn $10 credit for every $100 they spend. For more information, call

Reinvent at (916) 774-0344.

A new Mountain Mike’s Pizza recently opened in Granite Bay. Anchored in the Country Gables shopping center at the corner of Douglas Boulevard and Auburn-Folsom Road, the 3,378-square-foot pizzeria stands alongside Raley’s Supermarket and a host of retail stores.

Emeritus at Roseville Gardens just announced Sanaae Oulmaati will be its new resident care director. According to company representatives, Oulmaati will oversee health and wellness for the residents, which includes tackling issues such as Alzheimer’s and other memory-impairing diseases, at the facility at 1 Somer Ridge Drive. Oulmaati previously worked as supervisor and assistant personal care director for Monarch Place Piedmont in Oakland. A Roseville resident, she earned an associate’s degree from the University of San Francisco.

Roseville’s Community 1st Bank announced last week that executive Peter Raffetto has been named to its board of directors. Raffetto grew up in Auburn and graduated from Placer High School. Raffetto previously served as director of both California Independent Bankers and California Bankers Association. Community 1st Bank is the only locally based bank in Placer County. It has offices in Auburn, at 649 Lincoln Way, and at 2250 Douglas Blvd. in Roseville.