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Intuit Vice President gives tips to Small Business Owners at Latina Business Conference

Intuit Vice President gives tips to Small Business Owners at Latina Business Conference

Whitney MacDougall candidly admitted starting her own small business a while back that "dismally" failed, but she is not letting that prevent her from launching another one in the near future. MacDougall, vice president, corporate affairs for Intuit, Inc. owners of Turbo Tax and Quicken, was the keynote speaker at the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 13th Annual Latina Business Conference at the Hilton Stockton yesterday.

"First and foremost, I'm a mom," said MacDougall. She's been with Intuit more than 22 years and said she's learned to balance her professional life with family. "Small businesses really inspire us at Intuit," she said then went on to give tips to the more than 200 people gathered for the luncheon. Those tips: never stop learning, be yourself, and give yourself a break. She described small business owners as having a passion for what they do as well as having an excitement and energy that is captivating.

REXPO X speaker says exporting recyclables to China is taking wealth from CA

REXPO X speaker says exporting recyclables to China is taking wealth from CA

John Davis, Administrator for the Mohave Desert & Mountain Recycling Authority, cautioned an audience of 350 that California is sending wealth to China in the form of recyclables and getting back manufactured "stuff" - of the kind that used to be made in the state and could be made here again.

Davis (pictured) was the keynote luncheon speaker during the 10th annual REXPO event, a program of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce.

He said China is producing a lot of greenhouse gas emissions to produce products that are being exported to the United States."The product doesn't cause the pollution, but creating it causes the pollution." He added that reduction in recycled exports to China could mean more jobs for the state and worldwide reduction in pollution.

GO-Biz to Host Regional Workshops on How Businesses Can Apply for the 'California Competes' Tax Cred

GO-Biz to Host Regional Workshops on How Businesses Can Apply for the 'California Competes' Tax Cred

Join the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) for a workshop on the new California Competes Tax Credit.

Small, medium and large businesses are encouraged to attend the workshop and receive instruction on how to apply for this new tax credit program available from the state.

The California Competes Program provides upwards of $180 million in tax credits over the next two years for businesses of all sizes that want to expand or relocate to California. Come and learn how your business can apply for new tax credits from the state.

Wells Fargo opens new commercial banking office in Stockton, CA

Wells Fargo opens new commercial banking office in Stockton, CA

Wells Fargo has announced the opening of the San Joaquin Commercial Banking Office in Stockton at 3121 West March Lane, Suite 210. The new office is led by James Ferguson, Regional Vice President. Ferguson and his team bring extensive commercial banking experience and an in-depth knowledge of the San Joaquin County community to local middle-market businesses. The new office serves the financial needs of middle-market businesses, including agriculture, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, importers, service companies, and real estate developers and investors. Wells Fargo is the nation's #1 Agriculture lender and #1 middle-market commercial lender, and offers a wide range of treasury management products and services. "We offer personalized, local service backed by the resources of a national financial services provider," said Ferguson.

Hundreds Of Employment Opportunities At Tuesday's Modesto's HIREvent

Hundreds Of Employment Opportunities At Tuesday's Modesto's HIREvent

Employers Ready To Meet Jobseekers at Modesto’s HIREvent

Modesto’s free HIREvent will feature hundreds of available job opportunities from a variety of Central Valley area employers, plus free resume help from employment professionals.

For more information, visit JobJournal.com or call 888-THE-JOBS (843-5627)

WHAT:      Modesto’s HIREvent 

WHERE:   Clarion Inn Conference Center – 1612 Sisk Road (near Highway 99 and W. Briggsmore Ave)

WHEN:      Tuesday, March 11th, noon – 4pm 

California and Israel Sign Pact to Strengthen Economic, Research Ties

California and Israel Sign Pact to Strengthen Economic, Research Ties

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a broad agreement to develop joint projects and conduct mutually beneficial research in California and Israel. "Through this agreement, California and Israel will build on their respective strengths in research and technology to confront critical problems we both face, such as water scarcity, cybersecurity and climate change," said Governor Brown.

CA Dir. of Business & Economic Development outlines new state incentives program in Stockton today

CA Dir. of Business & Economic Development outlines new state incentives program in Stockton today

Kish Rajan, Director of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) told a full room that the Governor has an urgency to get California on a better path, but he added, "I know change brings anxiety." Rajan was the key note speaker for the 2014 CEO Resource Spotlight, an first time event hosted by San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, City of Stockton, Employment Development Department and San Joaquin County WorkNet.

Manex Consulting, a San Joaquin Partnership Investor, sponsored the event at the San Joaquin County WorkNet facility that drew about 75 people. Representatives from the Franchise Tax Board and the Board of Equalization also made presentations.