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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.

Brookside Country Club GM Obtains Highest Distinction

Brookside Country Club GM Obtains Highest Distinction

 Alecia Escajeda, General Manager of Brookside Golf & Country Club in Stockton, has achieved the designation of “Certified Club Manager” CCM with the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA).

Escajeda is the only Country Club General Manager in San Joaquin county to earn this designation and is among an elite group of  club managers worldwide to have achieved this hallmark professionalism.

Alecia Escajeda qualified for the CCM examination after fulfilling requirements in Club Management experience, education and association activity. The CCM examination require expertise in areas of leadership, communication, club governance, financial management, human and professional resources, food and beverage operations, facilities management, principals of management and recreation management.

Over 800 Jobs at Stockton’s HIREvent

Over 800 Jobs at Stockton’s HIREvent

Stockton’s 22nd Annual HIREvent features a long list of immediate job openings from a variety of Central Valley employers, along with free expert resume help for jobseekers.

For more information, visit JobJournal.com or call 888-THE-JOBS (843-5627) or (916) 996-3786 day of the event.

WHAT:       Stockton’s 22nd Annual HIREvent  

WHERE:   University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, 110 West Fremont Street

WHEN:      Tuesday, January 28th, noon – 4pm  

WHO:           Delaware North Companies Yosemite

                     Health Plan of San Joaquin

Job Searches Heat Up at Stockton’s HIREvent

Job Searches Heat Up at Stockton’s HIREvent

Jobseekers who’ve felt the chill of a challenging job market can fire up their prospects at Stockton’s 22nd Annual HIREvent on Tuesday, January 28th. Attendees can expect a warm welcome from Central Valley employers eager to fill hundreds of immediate openings in a variety of fields.

Whether looking for a new position or a better career, this free job fair provides a rare opportunity to meet face-to-face with recruiters from both the public and private sectors. Experts will also be on hand for free one-on-one consultations with jobseekers who’d like to improve their resumes.

Stockton’s 22nd Annual HIREvent takes place on Tuesday, January 28th, from noon to 4pm at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, 110 West Fremont Street.

$60 million for employee training available for small businesses

The Employment Training Panel (ETP) has $60 million in training money for California employers to upgrade thier employees skills.

ETP was created in 1982 and is funded entirely through employer contributions into the Unemployment Insurance Fund. Businesses must meet a $13.32 minium wage standard to particpate in the program and provide a living wage that leads to a career path.  Business owners determine what trainiing employees need, create the curriculum, choose the trainers and deliver the training in a way that best suits thier needs.

As an example, according to Mike Ammann, president & CEO of the San Joaquin Partnershipp, a non-profit private economic development organization serviing San Joaquin County, Amazon used ETP to train employees for the Tracy and Patterson fulfillment centers.

$12.5 million in low interest loans available for recycled-content product manufacturers

The Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) adminissters a Recycling Market Development Zone Loan Program to encourage California-based recycling businesses to site new manufacturing facilities and expand existing operations.

This program provides low-interest loans for the purchase of equipment, machinery and other relevent business costs such as working capital, real estate purchases (maximum $1,000,000) and real estate improvements.

The interest rate is equal to the State's Surplus Money Investment Fund (SMIF) but no less than 4.00%.

For more information email Frank Ferral at the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce: fferrall@stocktonchamber.org