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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 stage sets for local theatre companies that tell a…

Haggin Museum undergoes historic refurbishment

Haggin Museum undergoes historic refurbishment

By Nora Heston Tarte Business Journal Writer nhestontarte@cvbizjournal.com STOCKTON — The Haggin Museum is enhancing its visitor experience with a $2.5 million refurbishment — the largest, single investment the Haggin…

Modesto artist creates success for self, others with Craft Grab

Modesto artist creates success for self, others with Craft Grab

By Nora Heston Tarte Business Journal Writer nhestontarte@cvbizjournal.com MODESTO — Stephanie Foster Burtch started out as a jewelry maker, an artist selling her wares through an Etsy shop online called…

Business is in season

Business is in season

By Nora Heston Tarte Business Journal Writer nhestontarte@cvbizjournal.com TURLOCK — The Central Valley spice business is hot. Located in the heart of California’s agricultural hub, spice businesses in San Joaquin…

Yoga studios find flourishing customer base, expand offerings to enthusiasts

Yoga studios find flourishing customer base, expand offerings to enthusiasts

By NORA HESTON TARTE Business Journal Writer nhestontarte@cvbizjournal.com “I’m very impressed with what yoga has done for my life,” said Judy Hayashida, 62. “Every time I walked away from a…

Area dairies faced with sales decline, rising costs

Area dairies faced with sales decline, rising costs

By NORA HESTON TARTE Business Journal Writer nhestontarte@cvbizjournal.com SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY — Milk sales and prices are down, and that could spell trouble for Central Valley dairy farms. Between 2010…

Family business shining example of how to build sterling reputation

Family business shining example of how to build sterling reputation

By Nora Heston Tarte Business Journal Writer nhestontarte@cvbizjournal.com STOCKTON — About 30 years ago, a couple walked into Kevin Schimke’s jewelry shop on Miracle Mile with a request. They were…

Nonprofit, Agsafe, works for agriculture safety

Nonprofit, Agsafe, works for agriculture safety

MODESTO — AgSafe was born out of a need for statewide and federal compliance in the agriculture industry. Since its formation in 1991, the 501c3 nonprofit has been at the…

Dibs gives employees commuting options

Dibs gives employees commuting options

LODI — Anyone who lives in the San Joaquin Valley knows there are problems with traffic and air pollution. However, Valley agencies and businesses are working together to tackle the…

Restaurant Week shows off Stockton’s eats

Restaurant Week shows off Stockton’s eats

STOCKTON —Stockton’s Restaurant Week is Jan. 20-29, but Mile Wine Company’s executive chef, Justin Good, was already hard at work on the event’s special offerings in early December. “I don’t…

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