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Is the commercial real estate market cooling down in the Central Valley?

By KENT HOHLFELD
Business Journal Writer
khohlfeld@cvbizjournal.com

A new report by the University of California Los Angeles Anderson School of Management indicates that investors are cooling on the sunshine state’s commercial real estate market.

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Gallo connecting with Stanislaus, Merced county schools to develop workforce

 

E&J Gallo works with students to train them in becoming part of its workforce.

By NORA HESTON TARTE
Business Journal Writer
nhestontarte@cvbizjournal.com

MODESTO — E&J Gallo Winery is keeping employment local.

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Spanos family donates to renovate Spanos Center

The Alex G. Spanos Center on the University of the Pacific campus will receive renovations due to a timely donation.

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Harvest underway throughout the valley; growers cautious in estimates

 

Grapes are nearing harvest at Watts Winery in Lodi.

By BEN SANCHEZ
Business Journal Writer

Growers are in the midst of harvest season, but it’s unclear as to what impact the unusually wet winter might have on this year’s yields.

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Watts Winery faces challenges in ever-changing wine business

 

Craig Watts, grower and owner of Watts Winery in Lodi, talks about the myriad of laws and regulations winemakers need to be aware of in today’s market.

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor
mlutz@cvbizjournal.com

LODI — The grape harvest has arrived. For Watts Winery, it’s the busiest time of year.

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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.

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor
mlutz@cvbizjournal.com

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.

By MELISSA HUTSELL
Business Journal Writer
mhutsell@cvbizjournal.com

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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