News

ADA workshop set for Thursday in Modesto

MODESTO – The Stanislaus Business Alliance and County Supervisor Bill O’Brien are hosting an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. workshop on Thursday, Sept.…

California olive oil labeling standards set

California olive oil labeling standards set

  California Department of Food and Agriculture officials approved grading and labeling standards for California olive oil. The standards take effect Sept. 26, just ahead of the olive…

Valley farmers to qualify for drought assistance

Valley farmers to qualify for drought assistance

California’s worsening drought has led the USDA to designate 42 of California’s 58 counties as disaster areas. The designation includes both San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties and will…

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Marketing

Rise of the marketing technologist

Rise of the marketing technologist

The modern marketing landscape has changed drastically over the last 10 years. The web now…

Social media, partnerships key to brand management

Social media, partnerships key to brand management

By NORA HESTON TARTEBusiness Journal writer MODESTO — Social Media is no longer a tool…

Momentum Advertising opens Modesto location

By BUSINESS JOURNAL STAFF MODESTO — Momentum Advertising, Inc. opened a new office in Modesto…

More customers take to mobile phones for search

More customers take to mobile phones for search

Staying on top of online search is a must in my business. Change happens almost…

People

NAI Benchmark adds director of asset and property management

NAI Benchmark adds director of asset and property management

MODESTO — NAI Benchmark added Matthew Kozina, one of Stockton’s 40 under 40 according to San Joaquin Lifestyles Magazine, as the Director of Asset and Property Management. The new…

Stockton CVB head elected president of regional association

Stockton CVB head elected president of regional association

STOCKTON – Wes Rhea, CEO of Visit Stockton, was elected to serve as the President of the Western Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (WACVB) at its annual…

Stockton Symphony celebrates conductor’s 20th season

Stockton Symphony celebrates conductor’s 20th season

STOCKTON -  As a young man, Peter Jaffe was coached by the legendary Leonard Bernstein. That fact makes it fitting that Leonard Bernstein’s beloved Symphonic Dances from West…

Work Life

Bullying plagues the workplace, study finds

Bullying isn’t a problem limited to the schoolyard. It happens in the workplace as well, according to a new survey by…

Construction

Stockton to allow online permitting

The city of Stockton is streamlining its permitting process to allow residents and business owners to apply and pay for permits online. The city has chosen Accela…

Education

CSU Stanislaus fundraising campaign off to successful start

TURLOCK — California State University, Stanislaus’ latest fundraising effort has collected pledges totaling $116,148 in its first two weeks. The One Purpose fundraising campaign is raising scholarship…

Logistics & Infrastructure

Free boat tours draw crowds to Port

STOCKTON ­­‑‑ Did you know that Stockton’s Deepwater Channel has an average high-tide depth of 37 feet? And did you know that it takes about eight hours…

Health Care

Sutter Health’s chief medical officer to retire

SACRAMENTO — The chief medical officer for Sutter Health will retire next April, the company announced Thursday. Gordon Hunt, 67, has worked for the not-for-profit medical network…

Transportation

Area gas prices continue year-long plunge

Local gas prices continued a year-long trend of sizable drops in the San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties areas over the last month. Prices for regular in the…

Tourism & Attractions

Stockton CVB head elected president of regional association

STOCKTON – Wes Rhea, CEO of Visit Stockton, was elected to serve as the President of the Western Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (WACVB) at its…

Real Estate

Banks, real estate now viewed positively

Two industry sectors hit hard by the recession are recovering their images. Americans are now viewing the banking and real estate industries in a positive light, according…

Politics & Government

Six Californias drive fails to get enough signatures

The drive to put an initiative on the ballot that would split California into six states has failed to get enough valid signatures. The petition drive started…