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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

Wholesale Food distributor to open Stockton Branch

A Watsonvilled-based wholesale distributor of processed food products is investing more than $1.6 million  to open a Stockton branch.

Imperial Sales Company has purcahsed a 30,000 square foot facility in east Stockton to grow its operations and be close to one of its key suppliers.

Imperials Sales Company services institutional and commercial customers.

Community Fuels awarded $4.9 million grant for expansion at Port of Stockton

Community Fuels awarded $4.9 million grant for expansion at Port of Stockton

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded a $4.9 million grant to Community Fuels to support the expansion of its advanced biorefinery at the Port of Stockton.

Community Fuels co-founder & CEO Lisa Mortenson says the grant will allow them to  expand production capabilities to meet anticipated demand for low carbon fuels expected as a result of the CA Low Carbon Fuel Standard.

Community Fuels has been in operation since 2008, assisted in its location by the San Joaquin Partnership, a non profit, private economic development organization serving and marketing San Joaquin County, CA .

Community Fuels is one of the largest continuously operating advanced biorefineries in the Western United States.  Its customers include major oil companies, petroleum refiners and bulk fuel distributors.