May Business Bits

  • Hacienda's Ellie Mae, a company that provides software and technology solutions to the mortgage lending industry, has filed papers with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding a proposed initial public offering of company stock. Yet to be determined are both the number of shares to be offered and the price range. A prospectus is being prepared by one of the IPO's underwriters, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Visioneer, a digital imaging company with its headquarters in Hacienda, has introduced a new program that provides a 25 percent discount to customers who turn in their old scanners for recycling. The Trade-Up Program, developed in partnership with California Environmental Protection Agency-certified firm Amergence Technology, accepts any model scanner from any manufacturer, working or not. In return, Visioneer provides a refund on a variety of their new products, including OneTouch color flatbed scanners, mobile sheetfed scanners, and business document scanners, including the new Visioneer Strobe 500 that recently won the PC Magazine Editors' Choice award.

    "This program is designed to provide the user a simple and affordable transition to a new scanner and all the good things that come along with it," says Greg Elder, chief financial officer and corporate sustainability officer at Visioneer. "We have created a sophisticated and thorough process that makes everyone feel good knowing that old equipment is being disposed of in the most earth-friendly manner available. We're proud of this program and the options it makes available to our customers."

  • Based on 2009 sales of $117 million and over 280 transactions, Hacienda's Coldwell Banker office has been recognized as the eighth most productive small office in the company's nationwide network. "This is a tremendous accomplishment," Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage president Rick Turley told the Pleasanton Weekly. "Our agents consistently go above and beyond what's expected to help their clients. We're proud to have them honored for their excellence."
  • The San Francisco Business Times has recognized the Four Points by Sheraton in Hacienda as the 18th largest hotel in the East Bay. The ranking is based on the facility's 214 guest rooms. The Four Points, located at 5115 Hopyard Road, also boasts 17 meeting rooms, the largest of which can accommodate 330 people.

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