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Working a room is a passion for Stockton emcee

Working a room is a passion for Stockton emcee

By MARC LUTZ Business Journal Editor mlutz@cvbizjurnal.com Marquis Harris is energized and detailed about what he does. He plans for his clients’ successes, and has no intention of stopping any…

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…

Pilot’s passion helps create memorable advertising

Pilot’s passion helps create memorable advertising

By MELISSA HUTSELL Business Journal Writer mhutsell@cvbizjournal.com MODESTO — For nearly two decades, Howard Rogers has taken to the skies to advertise for various Central Valley businesses. At just under…

Does it matter if workers are happy?

Does it matter if workers are happy?

MODESTO — After the first year of work, many employees report feeling less engaged and happy in their jobs, according to a new survey by staffing company, Robert Half, and…

Getting noticed in your job hunt – the right way

Getting noticed in your job hunt – the right way

CHICAGO — When you’re looking for a new job, of course you want to go that extra mile and stand out, but how do you know when you’ve gone too…

Wine, food, people — What does a wine director do?

Wine, food, people — What does a wine director do?

TURLOCK — Creating the ideal dining experience is Jayton Gates’ primary objective as the wine director and restaurant manager at Turlock’s Bistro 234 Restaurant and Bar. Whether diners prefer red or…

Chefs say passion is key to restaurant success

Chefs say passion is key to restaurant success

MODESTO — Passion, commitment and hard work. These are the ingredients necessary for success in the culinary industry, say local professional chefs. Those whose aspirations are driven primarily by money…

Talent shortage a major problem for companies

Talent shortage a major problem for companies

Many companies are suffering from a talent shortage according to a new survey released by Galssdoor. The buyers’ market in employee talent created by the Great Recession has ended for…

Workplace can contribute to failed New Year’s resolutions

Workplace can contribute to failed New Year’s resolutions

Find that effort to keep your New Year’s resolution faltering? Many employees are finding their workplace can contribute to those failed New Year’s resolutions. ComPsych Corporation, the world’s largest provider of employee…

Environmental engineers see good career prospects

Environmental engineers see good career prospects

As the movement to protect the earth’s environment has grown over the past several decades, the demand for professionals that develop methods of safeguarding the earth’s natural resources has accelerated…