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October 3rd is "Make It!" Day

October 3rd is "Make It!" Day

How often do you hear someone say "Everything is manufactured overseas"? Participating in National Manufacturing Day helps to dispel this manufacturing misnomer and improve public perception of manufacturing in the US and San Joaquin USA. ATTENTION! Manufacturers - hosting a tour of your facility allows you to highlight the great products that you are producing right here in San Joaquin County. It creates awareness for your company within both the local and national business community as well as the local community at large.

San Joaquin Partnership "Greater Silicon Valley" Program honored at 2014 Partnership Summit

San Joaquin Partnership "Greater Silicon Valley" Program honored at 2014 Partnership Summit

The San Joaquin Partnership's job development program targeting the Silicon Valley was be honored September 19th during the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley's (CPSJV) 2014 Summit "Champions for Regional Change" in Clovis.

Stockton corners the market on medical tubing industry

Specialized Engineering is the largest medical tubing manufacturer in Northern California, and it’s based right here in Stockton.

Credit rating agencies give Delta College outstanding marks for 2014

Credit rating agencies give Delta College outstanding marks for 2014

Credit rating agencies Moody's, Standard & Poor's, and Fitch Ratings have given San Joaquin Delta College outstanding credit ratings for the existing $250 million Measure L General Obligation Bond, passed in 2004.

Bond credit ratings are the equivalent of an individual's credit score and are designed to gauge the risk a bondholder will receive on their investment. In preparation for the District's Series 2014C $35 million bond issuance, the District's controller and financial adviser undertook surveillance credit reviews from the three major ratings agencies.

All three agencies affirmed the District's current excellent bond credit ratings. These credit ratings determine the costs the District will pay to borrow funds, and its ability to retain favorable debt structuring.

50th Annual Industrial & Technology BBQ Honors 23 Companies

50th Annual Industrial & Technology BBQ Honors 23 Companies

At least 300 people turned out to celebrate companies including Amazon for its new fulfillment Center in Tracy with more than 1,000 employees, Trinchero Family Estates for a $300 million expansion of its Lodi winery and Delicato Family Vineyards, the Manteca- area winery that has been here for more than 90 years.

Nine companies that been in operation in San Joaquin County for 50 or more years were honored at the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce 50th Annual Industrial & Technology Barbeque last night at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel in downtown Stockton. Fourteen companies that recently located to or expanded in the county will also be honored. Pacific Gas & Electric Company presented a special "Green Award" to Wilmar Oils & Fats LLC; recognizing the company's recent efforts in energy efficiency through the installation of eight energy efficiency measures to reduce the plants electricity and natural gas consumption.

Women a growing force among farmers, ranchers

Women a growing force among farmers, ranchers

OAKDALE — For Mary Ann Henriquez the road to farming began in grade school with 4-H and FFA. But it was as a student at Modesto Junior College that she committed to it as a profession.

“My brother took over dad’s dairy operation and because I didn’t want to see the beef cows go, I got a loan – which wasn’t easy – and bought them,” Henriquez remembered. “I’ve been running cattle since 1987: Holstein steers, cows, calves, stockers and Holstein feeders.”

How to use social media to manage your brand

How to use social media to manage your brand

MODESTO — Social Media is no longer a tool of the future; it’s the here and now. In fact, Adrenna Alkhas, president of the Central Valley Public Relations Organization, says social media is today’s biggest brand management trend.

The most important part of brand management is “consistency in your messaging,” Alkhas said. Everything a company puts out should display the same message. From color schemes, to taglines, to what platforms you use to engage your audience, everything should be synonymous with your message.