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San Joaquin County WorkNet job fair set for April 22

San Joaquin County WorkNet job fair set for April 22

STOCKTON - San Joaquin County WorkNet will hold its 9th annual Job and Resource Fair on Thursday, April 22, from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Stockton Arena. Last year, over 5,000 job seekers were in attendance. It is simply the largest and most comprehensive job fair in the area.

This year, more than 65 employers will be onsite accepting applications. All employers participating in the job fair must have current job openings at the time of the fair. Also present will be vocational schools, colleges, and community-based organizations. WorkNet staff will be available to critique resumes and to assist job seekers submit applications online.

"With a current unemployment rate of over 18 percent in the County, our Job and Resource Fair is essential to the job seekers in this area", stated San Joaquin County WorkNet Executive Director John Solis. "We don’t just provide prospective employers, we provide options.

Stockton city councilmembers to hold budget town hall meetings

Stockton city councilmembers to hold budget town hall meetings

STOCKTON - Stockton city councilmembers will hold budget town hall meetings on April 20 and 21 to discuss the city's budget and community impacts. Members of the community are encouraged to attend.

Meetings begin at 6 p.m. There are two meetings remaining: Wednesday, April 20 with Vice Mayor Kathy Millers, District 2, at Seifert Community Center, 128 West Benjamin Holt Drive; and Thursday, April 21, with Councilmember Diana Lowery, District 4, at Empire Theatre, 1825 Pacific Avenue.

Regularly scheduled city council meetings and study sessions are held at City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd floor, 425 North El Dorado Street. For meeting dates and times, please visit www.stocktongov.com. For additional information, please call (209) 937-8827.

Community Foundation of San Joaquin selects new chairman, CEO

Community Foundation of San Joaquin selects new chairman, CEO

STOCKTON - The Community Foundation of San Joaquin announced its new Chief Executive Officer, Board Chairman and Slate of Directors for 2011. The foundation’s Board of Directors has elected Estate Planning Attorney, Scott Beattie, as its 2011 Chairman.

Serving as officers with Beattie are: Teresa Mandella (Stockton) vice chair, Duane Isetti (Stockton) secretary, David Vaughn (Stockton) chief financial officer, David Vaccarezza (Woodbridge) immediate past chair, and Linda Guinn (Stockton) vice president. Mr. Beattie is a certified specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law and a partner in Calone & Beattie Law Group, LLP, of Stockton. Also serving as directors are: John Harris (Manteca), Robert Kavanaugh (Stockton), Ted Leland (Stockton), Ray McCray (Tracy), Charles G.

'San Joaquin County-Connected' profile unveiled

'San Joaquin County-Connected' profile unveiled

STOCKTON - The San Joaquin Partnership, during its Annual Meeting of Investors Tuesday, released "San Joaquin County - Connected", a 24-page full color profile that is a major element of the Partnership’s 2011 Marketing and Outreach Program.

The profile, published by Site Selection, a national economic development publication with a circulation of more than more than 44,000 readers, was distributed in the magazine’s March 2011 issue and has been posted online on at www.siteselection.com. Its subscribers include CEO’s,corporate real estate executives and other senior managers involved in facility location decisions at Fortune 500 and other major corporations across the United States.

The profile, written by Site Selection’s editor in chief, Mark Arend, is a comprehensive overview of San Joaquin County as a site for new business and industry.

London is watching as Stockton fights Forbes!

Even a London newspaper has viewed local businessman, Gregory Basso's, "Fighting Forbes" video and written an article on it, complete with a picture of San Francisco's Stockton street!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1361532/Stockton-miserable-city-America-Lifelong-resident-hits-back.html

Stockton's quality of life video reaches MSNBC

STOCKTON - MSNBC reporter, Jim Gold interviewed Gregory Basso of "Fighting Forbes" fame to find out why this local businessesman thought it was important to take on Forbes' "Miserable City" rating.

He takes a balanced look at Stockton's business climate.

http://fieldnotes.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/02/28/6147399-forbes-fighter-says-magazine-wrongly-snubs-hometown

 

St. Mary's Interfaith announces new board of directors

St. Mary's Interfaith announces new board of directors

STOCKTON - St. Mary’s Interfaith Community Services, 545 West Sonora Street, is pleased to announce their new Board of Directors Officers for 2011.

President, Nick Salvetti - Salvetti is currently serving his 5th year on the board. He is a Vice President and Wealth Advisor with Merrill Lynch. He received his BS in Business Administration from Fresno State and is a Certified Financial Planner. He brings 10 years of experience in financial services to assist his clients in developing long-term financial strategies for conservative wealth building. He continues to share this experience with St. Mary’s Interfaith.

Vice-President, Cindy Ketcherside - Ketcherside is currently serving her 4th year on the board. She currently chairs the Programming/Building Committee and is eagerly anticipating the completion of a new food warehouse that is currently under construction on site. She received her Master’s Degree from the University of the Pacific in 1991 and has been a professor at National University since 1997, in addition to being employed as a paralegal. As a native Stocktonian she believes that it is important to be involved in making our community a better place for all who call our city home.