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Local Business

Since the Park Avenue Districts’ 2006-2011 renovation, the shady, tree-lined street has mostly remained a secret among the small local workforce and few residents. Slowly but surely, the street-level retail area of the David Baker designed Emeryville...

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When I heard that there was going to be a new beer garden in North Berkeley a few months ago, I was thrilled. Westbrae Biergarten, located on Gilman St. at Curtis has been a hot...

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Cafe’s have been called the new urban social hubs and regardless if you partake in the daily ritual, I think most will agree that “the more the merrier” (Especially if they’re not the green mermaid...

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It’s not always obvious, but there are some pretty important things happening behind the scenes in Emeryville. Groundbreaking Biofuels (Amyris), lifesaving vaccines (Novartis), Oscar-winning films (Pixar) of course … but did you know that our...

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LeapFrog loses $11.5 million in ‘exceptionally tough’ quarter Emeryville based educational toy-maker LeapFrog Enterprises Inc. lost $11.5 million in this first fiscal quarter as its sales plummeted 31% from a year ago. CEO John Barbour called...

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Our compact city features quite a range of big, medium and small business establishments. Here are three that have made the news recently: New corporate headquarters for AAA A beautiful gallery of the recently redesigned...

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I still regret never having taken the Scharffen Berger chocolate tour at their 7th & Heinz Ave West Berkeley factory (I get teary reminiscing about the mimosa’s and chocolate pancakes at the neighboring Café Cacao …...

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Emeryville-based LED Bicycle light startup Revolights made a spirited appearance on the Entrepreneur panel reality show “Shark Tank” Friday March 7th on ABC. Their product is pretty awesome and it’s hard to imagine anyone who watches...

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As I’m finding out as a free agent in our complex Healthcare system, Emeryville and the surrounding areas have relatively few options outside of the major networks, forcing me and others I’m sure to neighboring...

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A couple local Emeryville companies are making headlines in the business world: TubeMogul integrates the ability to buy video inventory in real-time across all devices, in multiple formats on one platform with ad serving, targeting, optimization...

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A few local Emeryville companies are making headlines in the business world: Gracenote is a music and video recognition algorithm and metadata solution that is licensed to some of the biggest entertainment companies on the planet including...

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E’ville Biz is an ongoing series spotlighting our thriving small business community. Once upon a time… There were two families with two children and one rabbit living in a happy suburb of Sacramento. The kids...

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“E’ville Biz” is an ongoing series spotlighting our thriving small business community. They look like they’re flying, these East Bay Pilates clients – as Krisna Hanks, one of the co-founders of EBP coaches them through an...

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“Then & Now” is a special series that looks to capture a portion of Emeryville History and spotlight the small and vibrant business community that the former industrial city has evolved into. The Historic Park...

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