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Emergency Food Bank names interim director

The Emergency Food Bank Stockton/San Joaquin has named its interim director after the untimely passing of Mike Donaghy, the organization’s longtime director.

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Business celebrates 100 years of helping consumers overcome bad credit

Linda Guinn, president and CEO of CB Merchant Services in Stockton, is celebrating 100 years of the non-for-profit’s operation.

STOCKTON — A century ago, CB Merchant Services began as a debt collection agency, known then as the Stockton Merchants Association.

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Rent prices rise rapidly in Central Valley

Rent is on the rise in the Central Valley.

The Central Valley experienced some of the fastest growing rents in the mid-sized city category, according to a study by RENTCafe, a website that connects renters with properties.

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Online portal created for state’s trademark application filing

Thanks to the work of the California Secretary of State’s office, the California Department of Technology and a platform from ThinkSmart, LLC, businesses can now file trademark applications online instead of by mail or in person.

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Flu season plaguing Central Valley; lost work hours impact business costs

On average, $16.3 billion in earnings is lost annually due to the influenza virus. This year is shaping up to be no different, as flu outbreaks have been reported throughout San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties.

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Taking a look at top trends in Central Valley tech for 2018

Twenty-seventeen has proven to be yet another exciting year in technology.

We’ve seen Google’s artificial intelligence create its own ‘AI child,’ which outperforms those created by humans, growth of blockchain, rapid advancements in quantum computing, flying cars and expanded use of the precise gene editing technique CRISPR/Cas-9.

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Women’s March to encourage voting, empowerment

The Women’s March Modesto is returning for another year with a message of unity, outreach and empowerment.

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Use these tips to attract, retain customers

Whether you own a corporation or manage a small business, you need to understand marketing psychology.

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Energy bar company couples nutrition science with taste

Jerry Patterson, co-founder of Vicia Energy Bars, is working with partners Nathan Flood and Gabe DeAnda (not pictured) to expand their fledgling company.

LODI — For distance runners, it’s an all-too-common problem: energy bars or nutrition that either doesn’t taste good or leaves them feeling heavy mid-run. One local company is slowly conquering that problem.

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Almond Board of California investing in sustainability of crops


Healthy raw nuts still growing in the farmer’s orchard

Being a grower in California is hard enough what with all the uncertainties that come with farming, said Richard Waycott, president and CEO of the Almond Board of California (ABC).That’s why the ABC has invested $4.8 million this year alone to projects that will improve almond farming practices that revolve around irrigation, pollination, coproduct utilization and more.

Since its inception in 1973, the ABC has invested $70 million to such projects, helping growers to keep crops thriving and supplying an ever-increasing demand for almonds... Read More