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City of Tracy shows support for National Small Business Week

TRACY – It’s been said small businesses are the heart of local economies. Mom and Pops have something to offer the big box stores don’t: a personal touch.

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Making workers mobile, more productive

Embracing mobility is key if you want your people to do creative work from the location of their choosing. And there are solid bottom-line reasons for doing so.

 

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Cut-off approaches for farm equipment buy-back

FRESNO — Central Valley farmers can apply to replace old equipment with more efficient equipment to improve air quality.

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Oregon economist looks for moderate growth

STOCKTON — When economist John Mitchell looks at San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, he sees rising home prices, increased construction permitting and rain — and it’s an improvement.

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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 report.

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Stockton Chamber seeks board applicants

STOCKTON — The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce is looking for applicants for membership on its Board of Directors.

Board members play a role in establishing policy and providing guidance to the Chamber’s committees and staff.

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California’s 2016 grape crush in at more than 4.2 million tons

California produced more than 4.2 million tons of grapes in 2016, up 9.3 percent from 2015, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s grape crush report.

Red wine varieties represented the biggest share of the 2016 grape crush at nearly 2.28 million tons, up 11.6 from 2015. White varietals came in at more than 1.75 million tons, up 5.3 percent from 2015.

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