Business Briefs: Event at Backroom Boutique to aid cancer fight
The third Annual Ladies Night at The Backroom Boutique is set from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday at 1161 Bridge St., Yuba City.
Admission is $10 per person. Tickets sales are limited.
All ticket proceeds will go to Geweke's Caring for Women Foundation for breast cancer awareness. For more information, call 671-3300.
Mutual funds are seminar topic by Edward Jones
A seminar on "A Smart Start to Mutual Funds" will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at Gary's Place bar and restaurant, 130 Ninth St., Marysville.
The free program is hosted by Brian Chandler of Edward Jones financial advisers.
For reservations, call Karen Gates at 741-1745.
Kash Gill tabbed to head Mechanics Bank loan unit
Longtime Yuba-Sutter resident Kash Gill has been named to head the new Mechanics Bank loan production office at 1110 Civic Center Blvd., Suite 504B, in Yuba City.
He joined the Roseville corporate banking office of Mechanics Bank earlier this year as a vice president-senior relationship manager.
Gill, a former mayor of Yuba City, began his banking career with Wells Fargo Bank in Yuba City. He later worked for Feather River State Bank and Butte Community Bank.
He is a graduate of California State University, Chico, with a bachelor's degree in agricultural business. Gill and his wife, Neena, residents of Yuba City, have three children.
Diamond Foods Inc. wins Oracle business award
Diamond Foods Inc., based in San Francisco, has earned Oracle's 2011 Consumer Goods Industry Excellence Award for Innovation in the category of business management and control.
The company was awarded for its focus on integrating separate systems in its Kettle business units into a single, scalable global system eliminating manual processes and increasing data accuracy.
Diamond Foods' vice president of information technology, Ed Hickenbottom, accepted the award on Oct. 4 during the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.
The Golden 1 Credit Union earns two honors
The Golden 1 Credit Union earned two awards from the California Credit Union League for its commitment to providing programs and services that benefit the community it serves and its residents.
The 2011 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award noted the credit union's efforts to protect people from identity theft with free community shredding events.
The Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award recognized The Golden 1 Credit Union's LifeLine Advance program. The program helps members with financial relief in times of need and encourages them to save money for similar possible future emergencies.
The credit union has more than 80 branches in California, including an office at 1282 Stabler Lane, Suite 640, Yuba City.
Free pancakes for kids Oct. 28 at IHOP
The free Count Spatula Scary Face Pancake giveaway for children at the International House of Pancakes will culminate the company's monthlong celebration with pumpkin pancakes at its restaurants throughout the U.S.
The free giveaway, for children 12 years and under, is from 7 to 10 a.m. Oct. 28 at participating restaurants including the local site at 1310 Franklin Road in Yuba City.
The name Count Spatula was selected from more than 1,000 entries in the "name the Scary-Face pancake" contest held last October.
IHOP restaurants have featured pumpkin pancakes since Oct. 3.
Fotine's will host Oktoberfest
Fotine's Restaurant is presenting a traditional Oktoberfest with a "Black Forest Bavarian Feast" while also raising funds for the Sutter Performing Arts Association.
The event, with a multi-course meal, drink and music, is slated from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at 703 B St., Marysville.
Tickets are $20 per person, with no-host wine and bar available. Donations will go toward the ongoing renovation of the Sutter Theater in Yuba City.
No tickets will be sold at the door. For reservations, call 743-2233.