Vericool not only gives materials a second chance, they also give people a second chance. Companies are often unwilling to hire individuals who were formerly incarcerated or gang members, making it hard for them to find jobs and increasing the likelihood they’ll be rearrested. Vericool CEO D…

Hacienda tenant occupancy remained relatively unchanged quarter over quarter at the close of the first half of 2019. Net absorption for the year is in excess of 75,000 square feet above the close of 2018. Over 285,000 square feet of activity has been seen so far this year. The park is the la…

UNCLE Credit Union has again earned a 5-Star Superior rating from Bauer Financial Inc. for financial strength and security. A rating that the credit union has held for thirty consecutive quarters, it is based on the independent research firm’s analysis of financial data obtained directly fro…

In May, SONIC® Drive-In recognized teachers and the contributions they make to education as a part of its Limeades for Learning initiative in partnership with nonprofit partner, DonorChoose.org. With the goal of helping teachers obtain much-needed classroom supplies and learning resources, S…

Lexus of Pleasanton held a grand opening ceremony to celebrate the completion of its newly-renovated, high-tech facility. The full-service dealership is located at 4345 Rosewood Drive in Pleasanton.

Husband and wife team, Angie and Joe Nelson, founded eWaste Direct, Inc. on Earth Day in 2008. This green business was created to divert electronic waste from landfills, offering multiple services to businesses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Venture X — a membership-based workspace and community for entrepreneurs and businesses — continues its growth with the groundbreaking of a new 13,224-square-foot location at 4125 Hopyard Road suite 225.

UNCLE Credit Union announced Karl Goin has joined the organization as Vice President, Marketing and Fidela Hernandez has been promoted to Vice President, Operations. Responsible for overseeing the marketing team, Karl will provide strategic direction to strengthen brand awareness and member …

UNCLE Credit Union re-elected Chung Bothwell as Board Chairman for the 2019-2020 term. Now commencing her twelfth term in this role, Bothwell has served in varied capacities on UNCLE Credit Union’s Board of Directors for more than two decades. She has been highly instrumental in guiding the …

B Corp businesses, what are they, and why have they risen in popularity among those looking to adopt a socially conscious business model? This is the program topic featured at the Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce luncheon on June 27.

Start-ups, entrepreneurs, and small business owners are invited to attend a Small Business Fair on Wednesday, May 8, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The fair will be held at the Livermore Civic Center Library, located at 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550. Event attendees will access one-…

The Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomed business owners Sandy and Jim Rowney in late March with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Knit This Purl That with customers, Chamber board members and Ambassadors at their new space located in Livermore.

Transportation and logistics industry veteran Jim Gillis was recently promoted to CEO of California-based Progressive Transportation Services (PTS). Previously, he worked for Gulf Intermodal Services (GIS) from 2011–2018 as regional manager and then regional vice president. Gillis got his st…

Morgan Stanley announced that Yash Talreja, a Financial Advisor in its Wealth Management office in Pleasanton, has been named to the Firm’s Pacesetter’s Club, a global recognition program for Financial Advisors who, within their first five years, demonstrate the highest professional standard…

The Tri-Valley innovation and technology economy generates more than $42 billion in gross annual domestic product, similar in size to that of the Research Triangle in North Carolina. In recognition of the region’s leadership in Bay Area entrepreneurship, Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Grou…

Hacienda saw another year of strong activity in 2018. Over the last twelve months the development experienced nearly 400,000 sf of tenant transactions, numerous projects to accommodate incoming and existing tenants, and new investment in the form of six property sales. In addition, construct…

Hacienda is reporting nearly 250,000 square feet of transactions for the year as of the close of the third quarter with more activity expected before the end of 2018. While some declines in occupancy have been seen over the last few months, these conditions are expected to change soon with r…

Livermore Omni Fight Club (OFC), located at 1959 Second Street, will welcome the community to celebrate the gym’s second year anniversary and take part in a local business expo with more than 30 participating vendors.

Chef Eduardo Posada and his wife Blanca Posada, owners of Posada Southwestern Cuisine have announced that they will be opening a secondary location on Research Drive at South Vasco Road in Livermore.

WiZiX Technology Group, Inc. has acquired the assets of CBS Imaging, in Livermore, CA. This acquisition will serve as the springboard for WiZiX into the Bay Area market and will be followed shortly by an additional branch office in the South Bay.

Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que restaurant celebrated the opening of its newest location at the Dublin Place Shopping Center in Dublin.

Business activity at Hacienda in Pleasanton has been steady for most of 2018. While Hacienda warehouse space has seen a new increase in vacancy owing to a recent tenant departure, repositioning of this facility is expected to occur in relatively short order. Office, Office/Flex and Retail ac…

Inc. Magazine today revealed that NORCAL Ambulance is No. 3046 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—i…

Pet Supplies Plus is open at 4230 Rosewood Drive in Pleasanton, offering local pet parents a way to find better products for their pets. In addition, the store will offer amenities such as self-pet wash stations, knowledgeable pet care team members and carry-out service in which team members…

Hacienda Business Park in Pleasanton has continued to see a steady flow of tenant activity during the first half of 2018. However, with the repositioning of several properties, net absorption declined by around 45,000 square feet since the close of 2017. Over 200,000 square feet of activity …

Manufacturing = the production of merchandise for use or sale using labor and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation. The term may refer to a range of human activity, from handicraft to high tech, but is most commonly applied to industrial production, in which ra…

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Steve Van Dorn as President/CEO of the organization. Van Dorn succeeds current President/CEO Scott Raty, who is retiring after a 31-year career as a chamber executive. Van Dorn will begin on August 8, 2018.

UNCLE Credit Union has hired a new financial advisor for their wealth management division. Briand Kitchens, an investment representative registered through broker dealer and Registered Investment Adviser CUSO Financial Services, LP (CFS), specializes in helping clients manage the financial d…

Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) officially opened its new ‘smart’ office on May 31 in Livermore, Calif., where the 28-year-old brokerage continues to rank number one in market share. The event showcased the renovated home-turned-office that seamlessly integrates into the community, providing APR …

Simon’s Stoneridge Shopping Center in Pleasanton has added Amanda Fernandez as the new director of marketing and business development for the center. Fernandez brings more than 10 years of marketing experience with a dynamic blend of expertise across the retail, hospitality and food and beve…

About 100 nonprofit leaders, staff members and volunteers attended the fourth annual Grantmakers Panel, presented by the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance (TVNPA) May 10 at the Bankhead Theater. The panelists represented The Clorox Company, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Pacific Gas &am…

UNCLE Credit Union, has announced the appointment of Ted Huntington as Vice President of Marketing. The addition of this key leadership position is the first executive hire since the credit union expanded its branch network with two strategic mergers in January and March of 2018. Huntington …

Earl Rozran, Vice President and Manager of Pleasanton, Livermore and Brentwood offices, has announced the opening of the seventh J. Rockcliff office in the East Bay. The new Livermore office is located at 1981 First Street in downtown Livermore.

The Ranch at Birch Creek, located in Livermore, has received a gold medal for its Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the California Olive Oil Council (COOC). On April 26-27, the COOC held its annual meeting in Monterey. With 180 Extra Virgin Oil Oils entering the competition, the Ranch at Birch Cre…

Stoneridge Shopping Center announced that Zara will debut a two-level store ahead of the holiday shopping season, as well as the remodels of three existing stores that will be completed this spring, including ALDO, Francesca’s, and Pandora.

San Francisco Premium Outlets announced plans for its Spring 2018 More Than Pink movement in support of Susan G. Komen and the fight against breast cancer. As part of its pledge to donate at least $1 million each year in 2017 and 2018, more than 170 participating Simon Malls®, The Mills® and…

1st United Credit Union in Pleasanton recently announced the launch of its business banking products and services. Created with the local, small business owner in mind, these products are designed to make banking simpler and more convenient for its members.

Two Pleasanton-based mortgage professionals have just been recognized in Mortgage Professional America’s (MPA) annual Hot 100 report.

francesca’s® is opening a new boutique in Livermore at San Francisco Premium Outlets. The boutique is set to open March 17. It will offer the latest in women’s apparel, jewelry, shoes, accessories, and gift items.

Bay Area corporations are encouraged to get in the Olympic spirit and support the Las Positas College Foundation by participating in the 2018 Bay Area Corporate Games. In an announcement made earlier this month, the LPC Foundation has been selected as one of two partnering recipients of this…

Special promotions and sales on top of every day savings of up to 65% off during the San Francisco Premium Outlets Lunar New Year celebration in Livermore. On Saturday, February 17 from 2:00pm - 2:30pm enjoy Kung Fu Lion Dancers will provide Chinese Martial Arts demonstration and from 3:00pm…

One year after a successful launch in Livermore, fitness club Omni Fight Club is opening locations in Pleasanton and Walnut Creek in January 2018.