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S.J. Partnership attends trade & investment conference with high-level Chinese business leaders

S.J. Partnership attends trade & investment conference with high-level Chinese business leaders

San Joaquin Partnership President & CEO Mike Ammann participated in a May 30th California-Shandong high-level trade and investment conference in Santa Clara. It was an opportunity to meet Governor Guo Shuqing and business leaders from Shandong, one of China's most vibrant provinces.

The conference focused on high tech, finance, clean energy and life sciences. Representative from Shandong's designated high-tech development zones attended, searching for local firms eager for a "leg-up" in Chinese markets.

Kish Rajan, director of Go-Biz, the Governor's office of Economic Development spoke during the afternoon conference hosted by the Shandong Provincial Government and the Shandong Department of Commerce with the support of the Chinese Consulate of San Francisco and the Office of Governor Brown.

Greater Stockton Employer Advisory Council wins top honors

Greater Stockton Employer Advisory Council  wins top honors

The Greater Stockton Employer Advisory Council (GSEAC) has received the 2014 California Employer Advisory Council Outstanding California EAC award. This award is based on several factors including the underlying question the Awards Committee asked: "Is California and/or your community a better place as a result of what the Employer Advisory Council (EAC) or individual has done?" The goal of the GSEAC is to promote a stronger partnership between the Employment Development Department (EDD) and the business community of San Joaquin County. GSEAC members are a cross section of local employer volunteers who join with EDD staff to assist the employer community to do business more effectively and to promote communication. It's objectives include: giveing back to the community, advocating local workforce development efforts, supporting veterans' stand downs, and providing scholarships to local area young people.

Wells Fargo opens San Joaquin Commercial Banking Office in Stockton

Wells Fargo opens San Joaquin Commercial Banking Office in Stockton

The new office at 3121 West March Lane 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. At a grand opening reception last night Senior Vice President & Regional Manager Gary Orr said, "We needed to have a commercial banking presence in this area- it was time." 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.

Lathrop, CA Welcomes New Resident Tesla Motors

Lathrop, CA Welcomes New Resident Tesla Motors

According to public records, electric car designer and manufacturer Tesla Motors has signed a lease for a 430,000 square foot facility in west San Joaquin County. City of Lathrop officials are thrilled by the announcement. "I am honored and overjoyed that Tesla has chosen Lathrop for its expanding high-tech manufacturing operations. The new Tesla facility will provide employment in the region for years to come. We look forward to working diligently with Tesla to create more opportunities for their continued success. Lathrop is a prime location and a great low cost alternative for expanding Bay Area companies such as Tesla and we see great opportunity in the near future. I want to thank the Tesla team, the San Joaquin Partnership, City staff and all other agencies for their participation and efforts to bring this project to Lathrop," said Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal.

Ecologic in Manteca to produce paper wine bottles

Ecologic in Manteca to produce paper wine bottles

Truett-Hurst has announced it completed an agreement with Ecologic Brands to produce paper bottles for the PaperBoy brand. Ecologic Brands has been recognized for making America's first recycled paper bottles offering consumers a choice in packaging beyond plastic or glass.

Ecologic's 60,000 square foot facility in Manteca, California will enable the company to meet the increased demand for PaperBoy wine while providing greater management and transportation efficiencies. The San Joaquin Partnership assisted Ecologic in its location to Manteca last year.

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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