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Diverse career aids Lodi Wine director in charting goals

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor
mlutz@cvbizjournal.com

LODI — Spend just a short time with Wendy Brannen, executive director of the Lodi Wine Commission, and it’s evident she’s perfect for the job.

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Specialty coffee roasting company brewing a bottomless cup of success

 

Laura and Efrain Garcia are the founders of Terra Coffee Roasters, a specialty coffee bean roasting company.

By MELISSA HUTSELL
Business Journal Writer
mhutsell@cvbizjournal.com

STOCKTON — American’s love for lattes is at an all-time high, and local businesses are stepping up to meet this demand.

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Harvest of Hope event to educate, inspire, show gratitude

Harvest of Hope event to educate, inspire, show gratitude

On September 16, Memorial Medical Center’s Cancer Services Department presents a new event — Harvest of Hope— inspired by a very popular cancer prevention program held over the last few years.

"We are very excited about this event," said Cheryl Casey, Memorial Medical Center Cancer Services community outreach coordinator. "It will educate, it will inspire behavior change in the area of nutrition and optimal health, and it will honor all of those who work so hard to supply the wonderful harvest we have in our own agricultural community."

Sharon Palmer, RD is a well-known and respected expert on the topic of Plant-Based eating and will be the main speaker. Chef Jesse Laymon will be doing the cooking demo and tasting. Ali Stambaugh from Westurf Nursery will lead the home gardening class. 

StackTek changing how consumers enjoy, keep wine

 

Operations Manager Jim Duty shows a four-pack of Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi wines packaged by StackTek’s facility in Modesto.

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Edible Extravaganza enters 31st year, continues to ‘do good’

 

Maria Apodaca, owner of Frost Bakery and Fine Foods in Modesto, is one of this year’s vendors serving up tasty dishes at Edible Extravaganza.

By MARC LUTZ
Business Journal Editor

MODESTO — Get ready to get your grub on … and do some good while you’re gobbling.

The annual Edible Extravaganza is being held for the 31st year, showcasing more than 50 food and beverage vendors in Stanislaus County, while raising funds for the Center for Human Services.

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Dickey’s Barbecue integrates Alexa technology into restaurant operations

 

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit incorporates iOLAP’s Enterprise Voice Platform to quickly find business metrics. (Courtesy photo PRNewsfoto/Dickey’s Barbecue)

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AhiPoki Bowl to open location in Stockton

 

AhiPoki Bowl will be opening in Stockton in the fall.

Business Journal staff

AhiPoki Bowl, a popular seafood restaurant throughout California, will be opening a new location in Stockton this fall.

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