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"Our county’s biggest employers started out just like you did."

#foodtruck   #modesto   #california   #Californiabusiness  
Cal Central Catering Trailers, the Modesto-based builder of food trucks and trailers, has moved to a new, much larger manufacturing location.
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“The golf course was doing everything possible to survive in a tough economy."
After surviving the Great Recession, Stevinson Ranch Golf Club was finally done in by shifting recreational interests and the drought.
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“Most of these cars they’re hauling down the railway, it’s 30,000 gallons per car, and they can haul them in a 100-car configuration, so you can just see the magnitude of what they’re bringing down the rail."
#UnionPacific   #CrudebyRail  
Union Pacific held training for firefighters from Modesto, Manteca, Lodi and Tracy to show them what to do in case of an incident in their towns.
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Construction is underway on Cal Weber 40, the first housing project in downtown Stockton since the Great Recession.

The partners involved in the project held a groundbreaking ceremony in the building at California Street and Weber Avenue for city officials and reporters Thursday morning. No actual ground was broken, however. Construction on the project began March 23.
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The Do Good Distillery story began more than 10 years ago as craft brewing was taking off. 

#craftspirits   #modesto  
The Do Good Distillery story began more than 10 years ago as craft brewing was taking off.
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“Construction has gone from essentially zero to chugging right along.”
Construction is on the upswing after a five-year recession, according to economists and construction companies on the national and local level.
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Panera Bread is close to opening in Modesto -- it's hiring.

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“Tourism is increasing in our area. The Modesto market is poised to have their best year since about 2007, so before the recession.” 
California’s tourism industry enjoyed an upswing in 2014. Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced counties all saw increases in revenues, tax receipts and jobs.
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“The market will probably have more exposure. I think it will be a good thing for downtown and for us.”

#Merced   #farmersmarket  
The Merced Certified Farmers Market is moving in an effort to make it the centerpiece of downtown Merced's revitalization efforts.
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VIDEO: Here's a taste of what the Amgen Tour of California in Lodi was like yesterday.

#AmgenTOC   #Lodi  
Thousands of people were in Lodi Monday to watch the Amgen Tour of California cycle through downtown to finish the second stage of the race.
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“Lodi has never really had anything this big in terms of getting us on the global stage, with global visibility of broadcasting in 200 countries.” 

#AmgenTourofCalifornia   #bicycling   #wine  
Lodi is getting ready for the exposure it will get when the second stage of the Amgen Tour of California finishes downtown on Monday, May 11.
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“It kind of looks like a little flower shop inside,” she explained.

The pop-up floral trucks that are fairly common in big cities influenced Terpstra to start Happy Girl Flowers. While mobile businesses in general may be a novel trend, this format for selling flowers is nothing new.
Barbara Terpstra, owner of Happy Girl Flowers, is relying on an old formula to give owning a floral business a facelift.
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