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Women a growing force among farmers, ranchers

Women a growing force among farmers, ranchers

OAKDALE — For Mary Ann Henriquez the road to farming began in grade school with 4-H and FFA. But it was as a student at Modesto Junior College that she committed to it as a profession.

“My brother took over dad’s dairy operation and because I didn’t want to see the beef cows go, I got a loan – which wasn’t easy – and bought them,” Henriquez remembered. “I’ve been running cattle since 1987: Holstein steers, cows, calves, stockers and Holstein feeders.”

How to use social media to manage your brand

How to use social media to manage your brand

MODESTO — Social Media is no longer a tool of the future; it’s the here and now. In fact, Adrenna Alkhas, president of the Central Valley Public Relations Organization, says social media is today’s biggest brand management trend.

The most important part of brand management is “consistency in your messaging,” Alkhas said. Everything a company puts out should display the same message. From color schemes, to taglines, to what platforms you use to engage your audience, everything should be synonymous with your message.

Should you learn to code?

Should you learn to code?

The explosion in web, mobile applications and smart technology has led to an increased interest in computer programming. That interest has prompted many people to ask whether coding is a skill everyone should learn, just like reading or writing.

Former Microsoft executive, Hadi Partovi, is promoting programming as a component of core education, like science and math. He said schools in most states treat computer science as an elective rather than something everyone should learn.

Get Back to Work: Informational Interview

Get Back to Work: Informational Interview

The “informational interview” is often one of the most disregarded tools when looking for work.

Delta College's Small Business Development Center presents Small Business & Entrepreneurial Expo

Delta College's Small Business Development Center presents Small Business & Entrepreneurial Expo

Delta’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a tremendous asset to our community. The SBDC presents the Small Business & Entrepreneurial Expo, Thur, April 10, 2pm - 6pm at Danner Hall. This event is a must for existing & prospective small business owners. Admission is FREE with registration.
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Partnership job development programs bring in nearly 5,000 jobs in 2013

Partnership job development programs bring in nearly 5,000 jobs in 2013

The San Joaquin Partnership, a private, non-profit economic development organization marketing San Joaquin County, CA, attracted seven new businesses, expanded six and retained one, according to its annual report, presented last week by President and CEO Michael Ammann, at the annual breakfast.

The annual Report is now online at the San Joaquin Partnership website. "We still see the same trends," Ammann said. "The trends of folks migrating east out of the East Bay and out of the Bay Area." "This manufacturing trend investment should continue with the implementation of "California Competes" incentives in 2014 that are focused on attracting manufacturing jobs," Ammann writes in the annual report.

Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto among 10 worst cities in U.S. for job seekers

Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto among 10 worst cities in U.S. for job seekers

by Paul Janes, News10

Website Wall St. 24/7 recently released their list of 10 American cities in which young people have the most difficult time landing jobs.

Following are those 10 locations, which unfortunately include three local cities:

 

Read the Wall St. 24/7 article to see the criteria by which these cities were ranked.