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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.

CEO Resource Spotlight event Friday featuring Kish Rajan

CEO Resource Spotlight event Friday featuring Kish Rajan

Find out about the state's Economic Development Initiative and local incentives!Working in partnership, the San Joaquin County WorkNet, San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, City of Stockton, Employee Development Department and the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce will host the event to cover further details and highlights about the new GEDI Program and the wind-down of the Enterprise Zone Program. To register for this event, please call the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at 209-943-6117 or email info@sjchispanicchamber.com .

Lodi's F & M Bank Exec named to Federal Reserve Bank advisory panel

Lodi's F & M Bank Exec named to Federal Reserve Bank advisory panel

Kent Steinwert, chairman and CEO of of Farmers' & Merchants Bank of Central California (F&M Bank), has been named to the small bank advisory panel for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The panel, formally known as the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council, provides Fed leaders with input on the economy including lending conditions. Steinwert says he will be able to speak for the economic climate in the Central Valley. He joined F & M Bank, based in Lodi, in 1997 and has been president & CEO for 16 years. He became bank chairman in 2010.