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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 community was ingrained in her through her mother, Geraldine Dunlap, and her involvement in community banking.

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7 must-needed traits for today’s IT leader

David Darmstandler

Having been a business owner for more than a decade, an entrepreneur and founder of several start-ups, if there’s anything I’ve learned about successful businesses, it’s that everything rises and falls with leadership. And I’m not only talking about the responsibility of the owner, president or CEO.

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Almond industry to promote innovation

SACRAMENTO — Increased rain and an expected boost in productivity have the almond industry’s biggest advocates feeling good about the next few years.

Waycott

In fact, the Almond Board of California has begun promoting innovations to develop what it calls the “almond orchard of the future,” one that maximizes efficiencies and increases production.

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How to share your business’s financial data with your workers

A recent study by the human resources consulting firm, Robert Half International, found that companies are becoming less tight-lipped about their finances, at least with their own staff.

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Port sees second-best year

The Pacific Spike brings Union Pacific rail sections from Japan to be welded at the Port of Stockton.

STOCKTON — The Port of Stockton had its second-best year ever in 2016, moving nearly 3.9 million tons of cargo.

The port’s daily vessel log showed three ships in port Monday and another 15 due in by the end of January.

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Stockton has second fastest growing rents in nation

STOCKTON — Stockton apartment rents are the second fastest growing in the country, according to a study from apartment search website Rent Café using data from its sister site Yardi Matrix.

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Estate planning under a Trump administration

Jason Harrel

One of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises was reform of the Internal Revenue Code.  With respect to the estate tax, what does that mean?

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