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April 16, 2014

In an interview with the Contra Costa Times, third-generation California retailer Bill Wygal shared some of the keys to the success of his family business. A major ingredient: Family values.

Bill’s Ace has stores in the California cities of Concord, Martinez and Pleasant Hill, and has been in continuous operation since 1948.

Secrets to success, according to the article, include hiring the right people and retaining them -- not easy in the retail business. It’s also critical to maintain a culture of strong customer service.

April 4, 2011

The vast majority of consumers are not recycling their compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, and the result is tons of mercury released into the environment, according to an article in the Contra Costa Times. Statistics provided by the Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers estimate that only 2% of consumers and one-third of businesses recycle CFL bulbs. 

December 22, 2010

According to an article in the Contra Costa Times, a two-unit pro dealer will expand its North Concord, Calif. location into a neighboring property and add a couple of buildings.

According to an article in the Contra Costa Times, a two-unit pro dealer will expand its North Concord, Calif., location into a neighboring property and add a couple of buildings. 

Ashby Lumber opened in 2002 in North Concord, Calif. The company also operates a Berkeley, Calif., location.

December 22, 2010

According to an article in the Contra Costa Times, a two-unit pro dealer will expand its North Concord, Calif. location into a neighboring property and add a couple of buildings.

According to an article in the Contra Costa Times, a two-unit pro dealer will expand its North Concord, Calif., location into a neighboring property and add a couple of buildings. 

Ashby Lumber opened in 2002 in North Concord, Calif. The company also operates a Berkeley, Calif., location.

March 12, 2008

An early IBM building in San Jose, the site of a contested Lowe’s project, has...