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Stockton athletic store in it for the long run

Stockton athletic store in it for the long run

By MARC LUTZ Business Journal Editor mlutz@cvbizjournal.com The best customer service is the kind consumers never knew they received. That’s the exact experience Tony Vice wants customers to have. Vice…

Entrepreneurial eats: Former Google chef opens café in Downtown Stockton

Entrepreneurial eats: Former Google chef opens café in Downtown Stockton

By MARC LUTZ Business Journal Editor mlutz@cvbizjournal.com STOCKTON — It’s a fine balance between artistry and business management. Just ask Chef Tobias Cooks. With a strong background in the culinary…

KiwiCrate brings jobs to Lathrop, creativity to life

KiwiCrate brings jobs to Lathrop, creativity to life

By Nora Heston Tarte Business Journal Writer nhestontarte@cvbizjournal.com LATHROP — As a parent, Sandra Oh Lin worked hard to introduce her children to STEAM education. She had a passion for…

Needful Things sells yarn, decor, taffy

Needful Things sells yarn, decor, taffy

TURLOCK — For Charlene Fry, owning her own store was a longtime dream. She and her husband had been involved in several other startups — including a sandwich shop and…

The Eleanor Project helps women help women

The Eleanor Project helps women help women

STOCKTON — Networking and making connections can be key in building a successful career or business. But there aren’t a lot of outlets specifically for women in the Central Valley.…

Rita’s gives franchisees recipe for success

Rita’s gives franchisees recipe for success

MODESTO — Nick Schutte was never nervous about bringing an East Coast cult treat to the Central Valley. For him, the proof was in the product. “I had a really…

Little chip saves big on computer power

Little chip saves big on computer power

STOCKTON — The Central Valley may not be Silicon Valley, but innovative technologies are still emerging from here. One potentially groundbreaking innovation comes from Current RF, which produces chips that…

Modesto’s Goodspeed Motoring focuses on specialty cars

Modesto’s Goodspeed Motoring focuses on specialty cars

MODESTO — It’s fitting that Jeremy Goodspeed ended up working in the automotive industry. After all, Goodspeed is the perfect name for the job. His business, Goodspeed Motoring at 5404…

Startup Spotlight: Road Finch takes your brand on the road

Startup Spotlight: Road Finch takes your brand on the road

STOCKTON — Pedro Avila wanted to develop a form of advertising that grabbed people’s attention and reached them on a personal level. So, he combined a billboard with a bicycle…

Tinker Tank provides tools to spark innovation

Tinker Tank provides tools to spark innovation

MODESTO — A kitchen island, car speaker boxes, a custom guitar and jewelry are just some of the projects “do-it-yourselfers” are constructing at Downtown Tinker Tank, a new business that…

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