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Chamber announces Murphy as ATHENA Award recipient

The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce has selected a champion of local entrepreneurs as its 2017 ATHENA Award recipient.


Gillian Murphy

On Sept. 15, the organization announced it had selected Gillian Murphy, a long-time advocate of small business and a mentor to female entrepreneurs throughout the area.

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Program offers students opportunity to plan, work for higher education


Students that participate in the Reach for the Stars Academy learn about different subject each summer of the program.

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For seven years, University of the Pacific has been working with students in the Stockton Unified School District to help them get an edge on life after high school through its Reach for the Stars Academy.

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Final Stockmarket of season to be held


Patrons peruse the offerings at a recent Stockmarket event at Caldwell Park in Stockton.

STOCKTON—The popular craft, entertainment and shopping event, the Stockmarket, is holding its last event of the season on Sept. 16.

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Employees: an asset and a liability

As a business owner you strive to attract, develop and keep your employees. Whether your workforce is big or small, skilled or unskilled, customer-facing or back of the house, your enterprise is highly dependent on the people you choose to surround yourself with.

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Family Business Center helps generations transfer business operations


The Family Business Center in Modesto helps family-based businesses transition through generational owners.

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MODESTO — More than half of all businesses in the U.S. are family-owned and operated; they are the foundation of the American economy, but face a complex set of issues that can make or break any entity.

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Tracy housing boom continues with new development


An artist’s rendering depicts the two-story floor plan available to build in the Barcelona housing development being planned for Tracy.

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Publication ranks area universities in top 10

U.S. News & World Report has ranked two universities in the Central Valley among the top 10 in the nation and state.

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State bill would allow disclosure of home care workers’ private information

California’s Department of Social Services currently maintains a registry of all home care aides in the state.

The registry exists for the purpose of allowing consumers to search for and locate a registered home care aide. The public registry includes only the name of the aide, along with their registration status.

In addition, governmental and non-profit institutions have access to the database, including personal contact information, so that they may provide information to aides about their education and training programs, in an effort to improve the quality of care. However, an aide may “opt out” of having their personal contact information provided to such institutions... Read More

Avoid these common video marketing pitfalls

Regardless of the service or product, video marketing can provide benefits for businesses willing to devote their time to it. An engaging video can be used to build a brand, promote a product or develop an audience.

Unfortunately, because of the sheer volume of videos produced each day, most content fails to gain an audience. There is certainly an appetite for video in all niches, but various problems can prevent your content from gaining traction. Here are some of the common video marketing mistakes to avoid... Read More

Tech enthusiasm growing as Valley Hackathon comes to Stockton

Stockton’s coders (software programmers) and business leaders are getting excited about local technology initiatives. In August, Stockton hosted several tech incubator events, including one featuring Jacob Kuczeruk, Vice President at Megabots and now Valley Hackathon is coming to town

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