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Gallo in top 100 of ‘Best Places to Work’ for 2018

E&J Gallo Winery of Modesto was chosen as one of the best places to work in a recent survey.

The winery, founded in 1933, was ranked 14 out of 100 of the “Best Places to Work in 2018” by Glassdoor, a job recruitment company. In 2016, Gallo was ranked 47 out of 50.

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Construction boom highlights shortage of industry workers

Business Journal Writer

LODI — The demand for infrastructure in the U.S. is growing, but the supply of skilled workers isn’t. The country is in the midst of a construction boom, but nationwide, more than 200,000 jobs in the industry remained unfilled. So, where is the next generation of skilled craftspeople?

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Fargo resigns as CEO from Downtown Stockton Alliance


Cindi Fargo has resigned as the CEO of the Downtown Stockton Alliance after three years with the organization.

STOCKTON — Cindi Fargo, CEO of the Downtown Stockton Alliance for more than three years, has resigned her position, according to the organization.

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Center for Business and Policy Research publishes NSJV Index


Jeffrey Michael, PhD, executive director for the Center of Business and Policy Research at UOP, reviewed the highlights of the 2017 North San Joaquin Valley Index.

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MODESTO—University of the Pacific’s Eberhardt School of Business Center for Business & Policy Research unveiled its data-packed North San Joaquin Valley Index on Nov. 16, highlighted a slow, sustained growth since the recent years of recession.

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Growers concerned with funding in coming ag bill

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Congress plans to write a new farm bill next year, authorizing programs on conservation, research, nutrition and other aspects of agricultural and food policy — and local growers want to make sure their funding needs are met.

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BAC Community Bank recognized for excellence in banking

Stockton-based BAC Community Bank was recently honored with two awards for excellence in banking and outstanding focus on customers.

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Oak Valley welcomes Banks as new loan officer

Oak Valley Community Bank has hired a new assistant vice president, commercial loan officer.


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