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City of Tracy ends employment of city manager, chooses interim hire

TRACY—The City Council voted in a closed-door session on Sept. 19 to remove City Manager Troy Brown. No reason was given for the termination, which was effective Sept.…

Rhythm and Brews Festival to celebrate Santana’s birthday, raise scholarship funds

Stockton will help celebrate the 70th birthday of musician Carlos Santana at the Rhythm and Brews Festival. The event, held Oct. 7-8, 12 noon to 8 p.m., will…

California dairies donate food relief to hurricane victims

Dairies in California have donated 70,000 pounds of dairy foods to victims in the hurricane-ravaged southeast portion of the U.S. The California Milk Advisory Board, located in Tracy,…

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Columns

Avoid these common video marketing pitfalls

Avoid these common video marketing pitfalls

Regardless of the service or product, video marketing can provide benefits for businesses willing to…

Partnership audit rules are changing: Part two

Partnership audit rules are changing: Part two

In September 2016, I wrote an article in the Central Valley Business Journal about the…

Employees: an asset and a liability

Employees: an asset and a liability

As a business owner you strive to attract, develop and keep your employees. Whether your…

People

Chamber announces Murphy as ATHENA Award recipient

Chamber announces Murphy as ATHENA Award recipient

The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce has selected a champion of local entrepreneurs as its 2017 ATHENA Award recipient. On Sept. 15, the organization announced it had selected…

Athena Young Professional award recipient announced by Stockton Chamber

Athena Young Professional award recipient announced by Stockton Chamber

The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce has selected Kristen Dyke as its 2017 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award recipient. Dyke, the CEO and marketing director of Port City…

Harper takes the reins of Kaiser Permanente in Central Valley

Harper takes the reins of Kaiser Permanente in Central Valley

By MARC LUTZ Business Journal Editor mlutz@cvbizjournal.com MODESTO — Corwin Harper has been named as Kaiser Permanente’s new senior vice president and area manager for the Central Valley.…

Work Life

Set designer infuses plays with inspiration from life

Set designer infuses plays with inspiration from life

By NORA HESTON TARTE Business Journal Writer nhestontarte@cvbizjournal.com STOCKTON — Brian Johnson is in the business of selling a fantasy, creating…

Construction

Spanos family donates to renovate Spanos Center

The Alex G. Spanos Center on the University of the Pacific campus will receive renovations due to a timely donation. The venue, often used for sports and…

Education

Rhythm and Brews Festival to celebrate Santana’s birthday, raise scholarship funds

Stockton will help celebrate the 70th birthday of musician Carlos Santana at the Rhythm and Brews Festival. The event, held Oct. 7-8, 12 noon to 8 p.m.,…

Logistics & Infrastructure

Blanchard named president of port association

Dr. Elizabeth Blanchard, Port Commissioner for the Port of Stockton, has been named President of the Association of Pacific Ports for 2017-2018. Blanchard has been a part…

Health Care

Harper takes the reins of Kaiser Permanente in Central Valley

By MARC LUTZ Business Journal Editor mlutz@cvbizjournal.com MODESTO — Corwin Harper has been named as Kaiser Permanente’s new senior vice president and area manager for the Central…

Transportation

SJ Bike Coalition hosting Stockton’s first PARK(ing) Day

What’s the value of a parking space? On Sept. 15, artists, activists and residents of San Joaquin County will become part of a worldwide effort to transform…

Tourism & Attractions

Spanos family donates to renovate Spanos Center

The Alex G. Spanos Center on the University of the Pacific campus will receive renovations due to a timely donation. The venue, often used for sports and…

Real Estate

Is the commercial real estate market cooling down in the Central Valley?

By KENT HOHLFELD Business Journal Writer khohlfeld@cvbizjournal.com A new report by the University of California Los Angeles Anderson School of Management indicates that investors are cooling on…

Politics & Government

City of Tracy ends employment of city manager, chooses interim hire

TRACY—The City Council voted in a closed-door session on Sept. 19 to remove City Manager Troy Brown. No reason was given for the termination, which was effective…