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Yummy Avocados!

Yummy Avocados!

Avocados are a fresh, natural, wholesome part of a healthful diet. They’re irresistibly rich in flavor and avocados also provide vital nutrients and phytochemicals. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer and other chronic diseases.

There are 13 vitamins that the body absolutely needs: vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12 and folate). Avocados naturally contain many of these vitamins.  Here are some wonderful recipes from March's issue of Cooking Light Magazine.

Manteca chamber offers new program to new business owners

Manteca chamber offers new program to new business owners

MANTECA — The Manteca Chamber of Commerce is introducing a program called the New Business Buddy System.

The program, which is free to chamber members, looks to help new business owners navigate the maze of permits, licensing and other paperwork required to open a business in Manteca. The chamber will match a business owner with an experienced professional from Manteca who will assist them.

The chamber is looking for people willing to participate in the program. Those interested should contact the chamber at (209) 823-6121 or email chamber@manteca.org. The chamber can also be found on the Chamber of Commerce’s website... Read More

More funding ahead for Delta’s hyacinth problem

More funding ahead for Delta’s hyacinth problem

The state of California is joining the war against the water hyacinth that has infested the Delta the last two summers. Democratic State Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, of Stockton, announced Thursday that an additional $4 million will come from the state to fight the bothersome weed for the 2015 season... Read More

Delta College's Fashion & Interior Design Program presents Design on Display - March 25!

Delta College's Fashion & Interior Design Program presents Design on Display - March 25!

Delta's Fashion & Interior Design Program invites you to Design on Display, Wed. March 25, 10am - 6pm @ Danner Hall, 5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton 95207. Be inspired and amazed!

Bank of Stockton expands in Contra Costa and Napa counties

Bank of Stockton expands in Contra Costa and Napa counties

STOCKTON — The Bank of Stockton announced Friday that it will acquire two First Bank branches located in Brentwood and Napa. The terms of sale were not disclosed and the agreement is subject to regulatory approval and other conditions. The two banks expect the sale to close the third quarter of 2015.

“It gives us entrance into several new markets we currently aren’t in,” said Douglass M. Eberhardt, president and CEO of Bank of Stockton. “It is geographically next to our markets and allows us to expand. Although the name of the branches will change to Bank of Stockton, it is our intention to keep the staff that the communities know.”... Read More

Turlock Farmers Insurance agent earns honor

Turlock Farmers Insurance agent earns honor

Farmers Insurance agent Deborah Curtis, of Turlock, earned recognition as a 2015 Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) qualifier. The designation is for top top-producing life insurance agents in the United States.

She was one of 50 Farmers agents from across the nation to earn the recognition. To qualify for the MDRT, insurance professionals must adhere to the highest ethical standards, demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge and meet specific production requirements each year.

The post Turlock Farmers Insurance agent earns honor appeared first on Central Valley Business Journal... Read More

Pacific Business Forecasting Center expands to Sacramento

Pacific Business Forecasting Center expands to Sacramento

University of the Pacific’s Business Forecasting Center is changing its name and adding an office at the university’s Sacramento campus in a move to reflect the breadth of its work.

The center will still produce economic forecasts for California and valley metropolitan areas from Sacramento to Fresno as well as the Bay Area. It will maintain its office on the Stockton campus and remain as a center of the Eberhardt School of Business. Jeffrey Michael, director of the center  will head the center from the Sacramento office. It will be staffed by Economic Research Analyst Jesse Neumann.

The center’s Stockton office will be staffed by Associate Director Thomas Pogue, Economic Research Analyst Nahila Ahsan and student interns... Read More