The Oakland Tribune
July 3, 2007
Debra Costner has purchased Bay Area Business Woman News from Anna Marks, who founded the free Oakland-based monthly in 1993. Costner was formerly finance and operations director of Yoga Journal. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed. * Berkeley-based Seva Foundation, a humanitarian organization whose programs include ones to prevent blindness and restore sight to people around the world, has named Mark Lancaster as its executive director. Lancaster previously served as board chairman for Heifer International. * Pacific Service Credit Union has a new in-branch referral program available only at its Pleasant Hill branch in which members of the credit union will get $25 each time a person they refer joins up. * Colliers International’s Oakland office represented both the tenant and the landlord when San Leandro-based deli salad manufacturer Will’s Family Favorites leased nearly 15,000 feet of space in that city. Also, Colliers represented both sides when Prologix rented space in Hayward’s Bay Center I Business Park, and when Connect TV leased space in San Leandro. * Eugene, Ore. – based The Papé Group bought the assets of trucking company Central California Kenworth, including its locations in Stockton, Fresno, Bakersfield, Paso Robles and Madera. The new company will be called Papé Trucks.