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Lodi, CA adds 13th downtown tasting room

Wine tasting in downtown Lodi will soon have a little bit more sparkle to it.

Sparkling-wine maker Weibel Family Vineyards received approval from the Lodi Planning Commission to open a tasting room at 13 N. School St., adding to the list of wineries that have established a presence downtown.

Owner Fred Weibel said his family's winery has been operating in Lodi since 1996 but has never had a tasting room.

With the success of other wineries downtown since the city urged a trio of vintners to open the Cellar Door, Weibel said he feels it's time for his winery to establish a greater presence in Lodi.

"We're looking to be on the heart of School Street," Weibel said. "It's a great area with a lot of energy from the (weekly) farmers market."

Weibel said his winery sells a variety of sparkling wines, including flavored Champagnes such as almond and raspberry.

5 tips for creating great web content

5 tips for creating great web content

It takes a lot of work these days to keep your website ranking well in the search engines. The days of simply having the right keywords in your website are gone. Websites that are dominating their markets on the web are creating content specifically to reach their target audiences. This presents a challenge for most businesses that want to be found in the search engines but don’t have a content strategy.

Content strategy is nothing new. News publications have been doing it for centuries. A content strategy is knowing who you want to reach and creating content to draw them in.

9 Great Startup Ideas for Students

9 Great Startup Ideas for Students

What’s a great business idea for students — think flexible hours, summer/seasonal, etc.?

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.

1. Start a Janitorial Service

Stay Away from These 7 Mistakes When Growing a Business While in School

Stay Away from These 7 Mistakes When Growing a Business While in School

“What is one thing young entrepreneurs should NOT do while growing a business at college or while in high school?”

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.

1. Grow too Fast

Local La-Z-Boy Donates Furnishings to The Grace House in Elk Grove

Local La-Z-Boy Donates Furnishings to The Grace House in Elk Grove

The La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries recently donated more than $8,000 in home furnishings to The Grace House in Elk Grove.  This new shelter is a place for homeless individuals who need a place to stay.  With seven stores in Northern California, the local La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries owners Liz and Jim Reego donated furniture for the family room in order to create a comfortable and welcoming gathering place.  The donation included a leather sofa, two microfiber chairs, cocktail table, end tables, lamps, rug and artwork as well.

"Elk Grove is incredibly fortunate to have La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in our city," said City of Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis.

AfWPi to Kick Off Solano County Chapter at Mixer

AfWPi to Kick Off Solano County Chapter at Mixer

The first official mixer of the Solano County Chapter of the Association for Wedding Professionals Int'l, is Tuesday May 14, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mission on the Hill in Vacaville!

Here's your chance to learn more about AfWPi and its benefits, and to get connected to other wedding professionals in your community. If you are a wedding pro who wants to learn more about Solano County, this is a great event for you to attend.

It's a relaxed atmosphere so you can socialize, enjoy some refreshments and get to know each other. That's what referral networking is about.
 

Mission on the Hill is located at 1300 E.

Elk Grove celebrates National Nurses Week

Elk Grove celebrates National Nurses Week

The City Council of Elk Grove issued a proclamation to the California Correctional Health Care Services to celebrate National Nurse's Week "Delivering Quality and Innovation in Patient Care," May 6 through May 12, 2013.

The proclamation honors the registered nurses who strive to provide safe and high quality patient care, and asks the residents of Elk Grove to celebrate registered nursing's accomplishments and efforts to improve our health care system.