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CEO Spotlight: Past supervisor to lead Hispanic Chamber

CEO Spotlight: Past supervisor to lead Hispanic Chamber

STOCKTON — Carlos Villapudua plans to blend his experience in politics, business and social work into his new role as the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s CEO. He…

Butterfield: Banker to Business Council CEO

Butterfield: Banker to Business Council CEO

STOCKTON — Jane Butterfield has been a CPA, a banker and a community leader throughout her career. Last June she became CEO of the Business Council. Butterfield says commitment to…

Women in jewelry business: a Ciccarelli family tradition

Women in jewelry business: a Ciccarelli family tradition

By MELISSA HUTSELL Business Journal writer MODESTO — In a nation where female founders still fall far behind their male counterparts when it comes to business ownership, Carla Ciccarelli owns…

Family law with a business background

Family law with a business background

MODESTO — Growing up in an Assyrian household, Betty Julian learned the value of education. Her parents stressed the importance of pursuing a professional career in medicine, law or engineering,…

CEO Spotlight: Gutierrez has a foot in business/political worlds

CEO Spotlight: Gutierrez has a foot in business/political worlds

STOCKTON — Bob Gutierrez wears a lot of hats. He is the director of government affairs for PAQ, Inc., which includes Food 4 Less and Rancho San Miguel supermarkets. Gutierrez…

Cruz puts professional spin on fundraising

Cruz puts professional spin on fundraising

STOCKTON — Susan Cruz is making a name for herself in nonprofit fundraising. She is the CEO and mastermind behind Cruz Integrated connecting businesses to causes. “I would say one…

Wallace credits mentors, team for success

Wallace credits mentors, team for success

STOCKTON — For Jennifer Wallace, owner of Premier Staffing in Stockton, her employees and her clients are her business. She places strong emphasis on creating a well-rounded team to carry…

How Varni Brothers continues to reinvent itself

How Varni Brothers continues to reinvent itself

MODESTO — Tony Varni began working about the same time he learned how to read. While his friends watched cartoons on Saturday mornings, Varni went with his dad at 7…

Empowered workers key to bakery growth

Empowered workers key to bakery growth

MODESTO — Paul Holshouser believes he is effective as president of Flowers Baking Company of Modesto because he lets people do their jobs. “I’ve always been a firm believer in…

Fargo sees ‘nothing but opportunity’

Fargo sees ‘nothing but opportunity’

Cynthia Fargo celebrates her first anniversary as CEO of the Downtown Stockton Alliance Nov. 18. Fargo arrived last year from San Diego to be downtown Stockton’s chief advocate, helping promote…

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