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Holt of California, Verve Networks honored by Veterans Program

Holt of California, Verve Networks honored by Veterans Program

The California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) along with the Employment Development Department (EDD) annually honors employers who consistently demonstrate positive policies toward U.S. veterans and go the extra mile to hire, retain, and promote them providing training and benefits. Holt of California and Verve Networks along with US Foods, ASCO and Lowes received certificates of recognition from EDD & CEAC for outstanding service in the employment of veterans for the year 2014 at the August 14th Veterans Orientation workshop. Verve Networks participated in The Veterans' Program at the Stockton EDD office in San Joaquin County. Holt of California provided a valuable perspective to the veterans during the Veteran Network (VET NET) workshops.

Facebook "Small Business Boost" packs them in!

Facebook "Small Business Boost" packs them in!

More than 500 people filled a large conference room at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel in Stockton today for a free seminar by Facebook Inc. on best practices for small businesses. The two-hour seminar and networking opportunity was made possible through a special partnership with local business organizations.

Facebook Small Business Team Leader Bess Yount surprised the audience with a few facts: Facebook has 1.3 billion users; 128 million people use Facebook daily; 21%of total mobile time is spent on Facebook; and 38% of online purchases are a result of Facebook "shares". "The world is going digital and you need to be online to reach the people trying to find you," said Yount. She illustrated the strategies small businesses can utilize Facebook to bring people to company pages with key objectives being: building awareness; bringing people into a physical store; and increasing online sales. "You can reach the right audience and turn them into loyal customers."

Verve Networks nationally recognized

Verve Networks nationally recognized

Ingram Micros Inc. (NYSE:IM), the world's largest technology distributor, has recognized Verve Networks' achievements and success in its annual Ingram Micro SMB 500 list. The SMB 500 is a benchmark for the IT industry at large. Generated by Ingram Micro's Business Intelligence Center, its sales team and The 2112 Group, this annual list recognizes and ranks the top 500 fastest growing Ingram Micro SMB channel partners in the U.S. SMB customers are clients with 2,500 users or less. A spot on the SMB 500 is an indication of a company that is exercising strong business planning, technical acumen and superior customer relationship management.

Verve Networks was the only Stockton based company on the list and ranked them at #306 in the world.

S.J. Partnership attends trade & investment conference with high-level Chinese business leaders

S.J. Partnership attends trade & investment conference with high-level Chinese business leaders

San Joaquin Partnership President & CEO Mike Ammann participated in a May 30th California-Shandong high-level trade and investment conference in Santa Clara. It was an opportunity to meet Governor Guo Shuqing and business leaders from Shandong, one of China's most vibrant provinces.

The conference focused on high tech, finance, clean energy and life sciences. Representative from Shandong's designated high-tech development zones attended, searching for local firms eager for a "leg-up" in Chinese markets.

Kish Rajan, director of Go-Biz, the Governor's office of Economic Development spoke during the afternoon conference hosted by the Shandong Provincial Government and the Shandong Department of Commerce with the support of the Chinese Consulate of San Francisco and the Office of Governor Brown.

PG&E /City of Tracy work together to upgrade streetlights for energy efficiency

PG&E  /City of Tracy work together to upgrade streetlights for energy efficiency

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the City of Tracy began work Monday to upgrade 682 city-owned streetlight fixtures with new energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) lights. Installation of the LED fixtures on 682 streetlights will take place on major city streets including Grantline Road, Tracy Boulevard, Schulte Road, West 11th Street and MacArthur Drive. Work will begin on the west side of town working east on Grantline Road, Schulte Road and 11th Street. The final stage will start north to south on Tracy Boulevard and MacArthur Road. The upgrades should be completed by June 16. The new streetlights will provide brighter, more natural light to help improve public safety and lower the city's energy costs. As a result of this project, Tracy will save $62,000 annually in energy costs, receive more than $84,000 in PG&E energy efficiency incentives.

Bringing Home Baby: Financial Tips for Your Growing Family

Bringing Home Baby: Financial Tips for Your Growing Family

You know it’s spring when you start getting baby announcements and wedding and graduation invites. Spring and summer are times when you see lots of family changes, and with changes often come expenses. In this Family Financial Cents segment, I discuss how expectant parents must choose to be proactive about bringing baby home and planning for the cost of a growing family. 

Delta College Citizen's Oversight Committee Releases 2012/13 Annual Report

Delta College Citizen's Oversight Committee Releases 2012/13 Annual Report

                                           Delta College Citizens’ Oversight Committee Releases
                                                                       2012/13 Annual Report