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Memorial Medical Center receives awards for heart attack and stroke patient care

Memorial Medical Center receives awards for heart attack and stroke patient care

MODESTO, CA – Sutter Health’s Memorial Medical Center (MMC) is part of an elite group of hospitals recently recognized by the American Heart Association for awards signifying a commitment to guideline adherence and quality improvement for the STEMI and 

Facebook’s Sandberg to highlight Sept. 12 Advancing Women’s Leadership Forum

Facebook’s Sandberg to highlight Sept. 12 Advancing Women’s Leadership Forum

BofA California president and ‘classic music’s No. 1 maverick’ also to speak at forum hosted by University of the Pacific

Facebook chief operating officer and best-selling author Sheryl Sandberg will be the featured speaker when University of the Pacific hosts the next Advancing Women’s Leadership forum Sept. 12 at the Alex G. Spanos Center on the Stockton campus.

Stockton Metro Aiport: big changes!

Stockton Metro Aiport: big changes!

Stockton Metropolitan Airport (SMA) Director Harry Mavrogenes outlined recent accomplishments and projected improvements at the facility to the San Joaquin Partnership Board of Directors this morning during its regular monthly meeting in Stockton.

Mavrogenes said there are four critical growth areas for the SMA:

1.Grow and promote existing air passenger service

2.Bring a domestic airline that will link Stockton with a major hub airport

3.Promote the creation of international service

4.Develop air cargo as a viable business

It's a bike... uh... an electric bike... no it's both! GenZe Bike tours San Joaquin USA this week

It's a bike... uh... an electric bike... no it's both!  GenZe Bike tours San Joaquin USA this week

Touted as the "electric vehicle for the urban commuter", electric bike and scooter manufacturer GenZe stopped by the San Joaquin Partnership Board of Directors' meeting this week to demonstrate its new products. CEO Gurmeet Naroola, looking for the opportunity to collaborate with San Joaquin County cities in reducing street congestion and air pollution, offered to work with public agencies by lending them 1,000 bikes. Partnership President & CEO Mike Ammann met Naroola at the May 15-17 TiECon conference in Santa Clara and believing it would be a mutually beneficial experience, has arranged for Naroola and GenZe head of sales, Kevin Barnett, to tour San Joaquin County. They met with Esperanza Vielma at Cafe Coop who helped facilitate the tour. "This meeting and tour demonstrates the importance of the Partnership's connection with TiE (The Indus Entrpreneurs) and our "Greater Silicon Valley" marketing program," said Ammann at the conclusion of the Board meeting.

San Joaquin County job growth part of positive outlook at Central Valley Community Bank update

San Joaquin County job growth part of positive outlook at Central Valley Community Bank update

Central Valley Community Bank (CVCB) prides itself on being a diverse community-based bank serving family-owned businesses for the past 35 years in the Central Valley. "We are sticking to our plan of being the best community bank in the Valley, from Sacramento to Fresno," said CEO Jim Ford (pictured right) yesterday to about 75 people attending a Stockton luncheon. Ford had just completed an update of first quarter assets and trends for the bank, which has 21 branches in seven contiguous counties. He said loans are up for the institution that is unique in its percentage of servicing owner-occupied loans. Ford's comments came after a brief forecast by Jeffrey Michael, Director of the Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the Pacific. Michael said San Joaquin County is surpassing job forecasts in the first quarter for 2015. "I'm pretty excited about 2015," said Michael. "This is the 6th year of expansion nationally and California is the hot spot of the U.S.