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Michael David Winery’s Schmitz promoted

LODI — Tom Schmitz has been promoted to National Sales Manager at Lodi-based Michael David Winery. Schmitz joined Michael David in 2008. He is based in Chicago and was previously…

Modesto librarian gets national honor

NEW YORK — A librarian from Modesto was one of 10 honored by the American Library Association with the I Love My Librarian Award. Olga Valencia Cardenas of the Stanislaus…

HPSJ announces new innovation director

HPSJ announces new innovation director

FRENCH CAMP — Geeta Chawla has joined Health Plan of San Joaquin as its first director of innovation and strategy. Chawla has more than 15 years of senior leadership experience…

Central Valley Community Bank adds new executive in Tracy

FRESNO — Eugene Burkhalter has been named the new vice president and business development officer at the Central Valley Community Bank’s Tracy branch. The bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer,…

Central Valley conservationist named planner of the year

DAVIS — Jarrod Martin was named the 2016 Conservation Planner of the Year by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California. Martin, who is now the district conservationist…

Modesto doctor honored by Osteopathic Orthopedic academy

MODESTO —  Dr. Marc A. Trzeciak, D.O. has received the 2016 Morton J. Morris, D.O., J.D. Award for Osteopathic Orthopedic Education. The award is presented by American Osteopathic Academy of…

Covered California names new chief deputy executive director

Covered California names new chief deputy executive director

SACRAMENTO — Doug P. McKeever will take on the role of Covered California’s chief deputy executive director. Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee announced the appointment on Monday. McKeever…

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…

Former Linden High student national FFA award finalist

LINDEN — Former Linden High School student Kenneth Gwynne Watkins was a finalist for the National FFA Proficiency award in agricultural sales-entrepreneurship. Watkins was one of only four people chosen…

Modesto business owner earns Profiles in Leadership Award

SALINAS — The California Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF) and the Ag Leadership Alumni Council gave its 2016 Profiles in Leadership Award to Modesto’s Deanna van Klaveren. Van Klaveren is co-owner…