Tuesday Apr 19 2011
Biz Buzz: Nugget recognized as sustainable seafood retailer
By: ToLewis, The Press Tribune
Nugget Markets was recognized by Greenpeace as a sustainable seafood retailer. Greenpeace evaluates retailers on a number of different sustainable seafood practices, such as sustainable seafood policy, support of sustainability initiatives, labeling and promotion of sustainable seafood and numbers of endangered seafood. Since 2006, Nugget Markets has been committed to an ongoing partnership with FishWise, a sustainable seafood nonprofit organization in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program. … Gretchen Eischen has been named Vice President/Business Development Officer for Community 1st Bank. She will develop and manage consumer and business relationships. Eischen has more than three decades of experience as a specialist in business banking and is highly respected in the industry throughout the Sacramento region and Placer County. … First Bank’s Janette Moynier will host a small business education series from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at the Blue Line Gallery in Roseville, 405 Vernon Street. Entitled “Using Your Financial Statements To Increase Profit and Grow Your Business,” the free series is designed to also help small business owners and entrepreneurs. Seating is limited and refreshments will be provided. For more information and to RSVP, contact Moynier at (916) 783-1222 by April 28. … Future Ford Lincoln of Roseville was recognized with the 2010 President’s Award by Ford Motor Company. The esteemed award honors dealerships that have excelled in automotive retailing in 2010 by providing exceptional customer service and satisfaction. The President’s Award was established in 1998. Dealers become eligible through survey responses from customers related to their sales and service satisfaction. … San Francisco radio host Gary Allen brings his humor and financial insight to South Placer County as he delivers the keynote speech at Roseville 2011. Allen is well known for providing daily business reports over the years as well as his weekly business talk show for station KNBR 680 AM San Francisco for nearly 15 years. This year’s event will give local business people insight into the new business landscape and the changes companies have made to survive and thrive in the new economy. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 20, at the Hewlett Packard campus, 8000 Foothills blvd., bldg. R-10. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online. For more event details, visit www.roseville2011.com or call (916) 783-8136. … James Earp, 58, of Roseville, has been appointed to the California Transportation Commission. Earp has served as executive director of the California Alliance for Jobs since 1998. Earp was public relations director for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 3 from 1976 to 1998. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. … Healthcare Management Systems recently opened a satellite office in Roseville. Agilent/Hewlett-Packard veteran Kim Volpe is heading up the new HCMS office and will spearhead new client outreach in the Roseville and greater Sacramento area. As a solutions provider, HCMS provides customized programs for doctors including the outsourcing of billing, contracts, credentialing and secure portal data transmission. … Roseville-based Harris & Bruno International has hired Frank Matheus as the new Product Manager – Specialty Coaters. Matheus has worked seven years in the printing industry, specializing in UV clear coating equipment. Matheus was born in Wisconsin and raised in Southern California. One of his new product breakthroughs was developing the first mainstream roller coater for the printing industry. … Nordstrom Roseville received United Way California capital region’s highest honor, the Spirit of California award, along with other Nordstrom branches at a private awards ceremony that was followed by a Sacramento Kings basketball game on March 29. Costco Roseville received the Outstanding Campaign Techniques Star award. The companies were two of 11 companies to receive awards at the event. … Margaret Planta, M.D., a Sutter Medical Group family practice physician, won $1,000 for her acrylic painting titled “The Unveiling” at the Lilly Oncology on Canvas art competition. Planta donated the prize money to the Children’s Art Therapy Program at Sutter Roseville Medical Center. The Children’s Art Therapy Program is a support group offered to children, ages 5 to18, who have a significant caregiver or sibling with a chronic illness from which he or she may not recover. … To help four local non-profit agencies, First Bank’s Roseville office will serve as a sponsor for the Placer Care Coalition’s annual “Raising Spirits” wine and food tasting event Saturday, May 1 at the Morgan Creek Country Club. All proceeds from the event will go toward four Placer Care Coalition agencies: the Lazarus Project, What Would Jesus Do? St. Vincent de Paul and Roseville Home Start. For more information about the agencies, sponsorship opportunities, and auction item donations, contact Moynier at (916) 783-1222. Got Biz Buzz? Pass it along at firstname.lastname@example.org.