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Opportunity Stanislaus highlights ‘Best’ companies and those that grow economy

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor

TURLOCK – Office morale is up! At least at the best places to work in the Central Valley it is.

Recently, Opportunity Stanislaus announced the Best Places to Work: Central Valley, and lauded the companies that work to grow the local economy with their Celebrate Stanislaus honors.

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City of Tracy shows support for National Small Business Week

TRACY – It’s been said small businesses are the heart of local economies. Mom and Pops have something to offer the big box stores don’t: a personal touch.

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St. Joseph’s recognized for sustainability efforts

STOCKTON – St. Joseph’s Medical Center was recognized for its achievements in environmental sustainability in the healthcare sector.

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Modesto doctors charged in $40M kickback scheme

Five Modesto-based physicians have been charged as part of a scheme allegedly defrauding statewide workers’ compensation insurance.

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Leadership program to begin new class for coming year

Leadership Stockton is now accepting applications for its 2017-2018 class.

Those selected to attend will work with others during the course to create and execute projects that will benefit the greater Stockton area.

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Stockton’s Great Big Read event to promote literacy

Stockton businesses, community groups and educational organizations have partnered with the Downtown Stockton Alliance to promote literacy.

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May the Force Be With You (Star Wars day Modesto)

May the Force Be With You (Star Wars day Modesto)

May the 4th Be With You!
This is a special day here in Modesto USA!
This year is the 40th Anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars. May 25, 1977, was the day that changed modern film forever. From the opening theme and the rolling script, the world had a new lexicon of interstellar characters, starships and even speed measurements.

Valley farmers try out new radio network

By KENT HOHLFIELD
Central Valley Business Journal Writer

STOCKTON — More than 50 years ago, a small company in Eugene, Oregon began offering loggers and farmers a way to keep in touch with their crews in the field. Silke Communications has developed from its humble beginnings to become one of the fastest growing push-to-talk services on the West Coast.

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Music in the plaza downtown Modesto

Music in the plaza downtown Modesto

Enjoy live downtown musical entertainment every Friday evening from April 28th through September! We invite you to join us for an outdoor concert in the 10th street plaza.

Bring the family to downtown Modesto and enjoy a broad range of musical entertainment. Music starts at 7. Come early for a good seat! First Friday of each month will coincide with DoMo Marketplace and will be themed accordingly. Adding vendors and artisans along with the music. 

Downtown Modesto Partnership highlights successes, challenges over past year

 

Josh Bridegroom, CEO of the Downtown Modesto Partnership, give the first annual State of Downtown Modesto address on Friday, April 14, 2017.

By MARC LUTZ

Business Journal Editor

The Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto was the perfect venue for the first annual State of Downtown Modesto address given by Josh Bridegroom, CEO of the Downtown Modesto Partnership.

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