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Local Business

Comcast or AT&T? Expensive & Fast or Cheap & Slow? The old adage of “voting with your wallet” doesn’t really apply when you’re faced with the “choice” of Mega-corporation A or Mega-corporation B. This used to...

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A selection of Emeryville-centric articles from around the web that residents might find of interest: Emeryville Resident, travel photographer and filmmaker Greg Roden directs & producers a show airing on PBS dedicated to advancing the...

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Emeryville business roundup for the week: Emeryville favorite Hot Italian has become the first pizzeria in the nation to be REAL Certified by the United States Healthful Food Council. REAL Certification is achieved through a...

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Emeryville Business roundup for the week: TubeMogul, a video advertising platform located on 53rd, made its IPO debut this morning. Peninsula-based MadeSolid which formulates and manufactures advanced materials for 3D Printers is profiled in a popular online...

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Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates is seeking a regional minimum wage increase that would jointly raise the minimum wage of Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, Alameda, Albany and El Cerrito to $12.82 per hour by 2017. The State...

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Our efforts to prevent Cafe Aquarius from closing back in December through our Change.org online petition were unfortunately for naught, but I’m proud of the outpouring of support and the willingness of E’villains to fight for a...

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The Navitas group will reportedly buy Ex’pression College for Digital Arts for $13 Million. Navitas chief executive Rod Jones said the acquisition would provide subsidiary SAE Institute Group with a significantly expanded footprint in the...

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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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