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The tragedy of Monday’s tornado in Oklahoma may be halfway across the country, but there are still ways we can help locally.

Jordan Scott, communications director for the American Red Cross Capital Region Chapter, said the organization is accepting donations for relief efforts. People can text REDCROSS to 9099 to make an automatic $10 donation, or can visit redcross.org to make a donation.

Scott said there are no plans yet to send teams from Northern California over to Oklahoma for relief efforts, but that it usually takes 24 to 48 hours for them to receive requests.

“Our volunteers know it may happen and to be ready,” Scott said. “We’ve got the experience and the expertise here.”

Volunteers from the area have helped out through other disasters, including the 2011 tornado in Joplin, Mo., and Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Assemblyman Ken Cooley hosts senior scam prevention workshop

Assemblyman Ken Cooley hosts senior scam prevention workshop

WHO:             Assemblyman Ken Cooley and the Contractors State License Board

WHAT:          Assemblyman Ken Cooley and the Contractors State License Board will host a

scam prevention workshop to teach seniors citizens and other community members about scams and how to protect themselves from unscrupulous operators.

Ribbon Cutting - Agee Fashion Institute

Ribbon Cutting - Agee Fashion Institute

Come welcome & support Agee Fashion Institute (AFI) to Rancho Cordova. AFI is a private institution offering the most output for their graduates without high student loans. If you someone you know is interested in the fashion world, come check it out!
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Steve Budiono Joins Community 1st Bank as Senior Vice President/Senior Relationship Manager

Steve Budiono Joins Community 1st Bank as Senior Vice President/Senior Relationship Manager

Community 1st Bank has named Steve Budiono, who has nearly a decade of managerial experience in the banking industry, as Senior Vice President/Senior Relationship Manager.

Budiono will help bolster the bank’s commercial lending services, working with business owners throughout Northern California.

“I’m excited about joining Community 1st Bank and being part of such a close-knit team,” Budiono said. “Community 1st has a great industry reputation and I really look forward to the close relationships with customers that take place at a community-focused bank.”

Budiono began his banking career with Bank of America in Palo Alto, where he served as Vice President/Business Banker from 2005 to 2008.

He relocated to the Sacramento region and began working for Westamerica Bank as a Vice President/Commercial Banker in October 2008.

$125,000 contest looking for retail business dreamers

$125,000 contest looking for retail business dreamers

Will you be Downtown Sacramento’s next success story?

Calling all passion-filled go getters with big ideas, people who are sparked by opportunity and possibility, we want you to join us Downtown.

Applicants interested in starting a new retail business in Downtown Sacramento can submit their business concept for consideration. The winner will receive an awards package worth approximately $125,000 which includes rent-free up to one year in a Downtown location, startup capital, and business support services.

The application process will run until May 24th and is open to entrepreneurs with a retail oriented business idea, current retailers who want to open a new concept, and those who want to expand or relocate from outside of Sacramento.

For more information and to apply, go to the Downtown Sacramento Partnership - Calling All Dreamers webpage.