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Downtown Modesto Partnership highlights successes, challenges over past year

By MARC LUTZ Business Journal Editor The Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto was the perfect venue for the first annual State of Downtown Modesto address given by Josh Bridegroom, CEO…

State of Downtown Modesto event set for April 14

State of Downtown Modesto event set for April 14

MODESTO — Business owners, community leaders and residents will get a chance to learn about efforts to promote downtown Modesto during the first State of Downtown Modesto event, April 14.…

UC Merced’s SBDC reports on economic impact

MERCED — Clients of the University of California, Merced’s Small Business Development Center Regional Network obtained $40.9 million in financing for small businesses during 2016, the center said in a…

Hispanic Chamber taps Villapudua as new CEO

Hispanic Chamber taps Villapudua as new CEO

STOCKTON — Former San Joaquin County Supervisor Carlos Villapudua has been hired to be CEO of the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber announced Tuesday. He begins…

Turlock Chamber of Commerce changing staff structure

TURLOCK — As the new year approaches, the Turlock Chamber of Commerce is making some big changes. As part of cost saving efforts, President and CEO Karin Moss will go…

California tax credits aimed at boosting jobs in Central Valley

SACRAMENTO — The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced that it had selected 74 companies to receive more than $60 million in tax credits. Two of those…

Economic development tax credit workshop set for Manteca

MANTECA — The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz) will host a workshop, Nov. 30, in Manteca concerning its tax credit program. The workshop is set for 10…

Turlock to vote on Highway 99 Wildflower Beautification project

TURLOCK — The Turlock city council is considering a consent letter with the California Department of Transportation for the Highway 99 Wildflower Beautification pilot project. The plan will be considered…

Riverbank works on downtown growth

Riverbank works on downtown growth

RIVERBANK — Hoping to invigorate Riverbank’s historic downtown, business owners and city officials held two public meetings in August and September to invite input on how to boost economic activity…

New networking effort to help connect Stanislaus innovators

New networking effort to help connect Stanislaus innovators

MODESTO — The James Irvine Foundation is partnering with the the Stanislaus Community Foundation to launch the Irvine Foundation New Leadership Network. The project commenced with its first group of…

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