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Blog: Lowe’s hiring, Valentine’s Day fun facts

Blog: Lowe’s hiring, Valentine’s Day fun facts

TURLOCK — We’re learning more about the entertainment coming this summer to the Stanislaus County Fair. British reggae band UB40 will perform at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, July 15. You may…

Blog: Go Red

Blog: Go Red

MODESTO — If you’ve driven past Memorial Medical Center at Briggsmore Avenue and Coffee Road in Modesto, you’ve no doubt noticed the image of a red dress projected on the…

Winners look for chances to excel

Winners look for chances to excel

Recently I was chatting with a friend who I think leads a balanced life. She shared that life was great, so I asked her why she thought she was enjoying…

How to compete for California tax credits

California is generally considered a business unfriendly state because of its high taxes and strict regulatory environment.  Over the last few years, businesses have taken their operations to more friendly…

What’s your personal definition of success?

Let me start off the new year with a few questions for you. How was 2016? In which ways were you successful? What goals did you achieve? Where could you…

Going long: Creating great online content

Going long: Creating great online content

It is common knowledge that the attention spans of internet users tend to be woefully low. Bounce rates are high and engagement is low, for the overwhelming majority of the…

7 must-needed traits for today’s IT leader

Having been a business owner for more than a decade, an entrepreneur and founder of several start-ups, if there’s anything I’ve learned about successful businesses, it’s that everything rises and…

Drug testing without taint of retaliation

Drug testing without taint of retaliation

Many employers in the Central Valley have implemented drug-free workplace policies, which may include post-incident drug testing of workers.  In addition, employers may also provide various incentives to employees to…

Estate planning under a Trump administration

One of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises was reform of the Internal Revenue Code.  With respect to the estate tax, what does that mean? According to Trump’s campaign website,  his…

The Golden Rule in customer service

The Golden Rule in customer service

The Golden Rule Store opened in Kemmerer, Wyoming in 1902. The family clothing outlet’s location might not have been recommended by modern real estate developers based on market statistics and…