Comstock's magazine 0818-August 2018 - Page 11

CONTENTS n August 2018 FEATURES 46 60 ON THE COVER: LAW 46 Classification Complications Employee classification is already murky territory for many business owners, and recent changes have further tightened requirements. Yet, with huge penalties attached to mistakes, the laws are critical to understand. PHOTO: KYLE MONK Mural: Maren Conrad THE CASE FOR COFFEE | HIGH DEMAND IN THE GREEN ZONE | HOMEGROWN BUTCHERS BUSINESS INSIGHT FOR THE CAPITAL REGION AUGUST ‘18 VOL. 30 | NO. 8 by Steven Yoder CANNABIS 52 420 Estates Green zones approved for commercial cannabis are limited, and demand for commercial space has driven up property values in Sacramento. Local businesses — both cannabis-related and otherwise — are feeling the pinch. Lady Bird mural by Maren Conrad the lady bird effect As art and business collaborate to capitalize on the film’s reach, communication is key 38 by Torey Van Oot by Laurie Lauletta-Boshart TOURISM WELLNESS 60 Pour Me Another We all have a morning routine, and for 62 percent of American adults it involves coffee. But is it healthy? Our writer kicked his caffeine habit for 10 days — here’s what he learned. by Jeff Wilser The Creative Divide The success of the film Lady Bird brought Sacramento into the national limelight and local leaders want to incorporate the creative community into its branding efforts. But artists and business leaders can be strange bedfellows. by Torey Van Oot Correction: In "Entrepreneur Showcase" in our July issue, we incorrectly identified the company where Greg Patterson currently works; he works with Eventbrite. August 2018 | comstocksmag.com 11