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PORT CALL GREATER STOCKTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

www.stocktonchamber.org

Vol. 56 No. 7

NOVEMBER 2010

26th Annual Agricultural Hall of Fame “Summertime In Stockton” Photo Contest

ATHENA Awards: Chamber of Commerce Honors Local Women PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO 461 STOCKTON CA

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ATHENA Awards

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Photograph by: Arturo Vera, Arturo Vera Photography

CONTENTS Events

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President’s Column

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CEO Column

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Leadership Stockton

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Programs

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Visitors Bureau

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New Members

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Ribbon Cuttings

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Cover Story

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News Briefs

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Calendar

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26th Annual Agricultural Hall of Fame

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“Summertime In Stockton” Photo Contest

Don’t Miss! Networking Mixer

AVE on the Mile Thursday, November 4, 5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. 2333 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95204

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PORT CALL Official publication of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce. Serving the Greater Stockton area business community since 1901. CHAMBER OFFICERS PRESIDENT Rick Goucher, CB Richard Ellis Commercial Real Estate SR. VICE PRESIDENT Dick McClure, Woodwork Institute FINANCIAL VICE PRESIDENT Debbie Armstrong, Old Republic Title Company VICE PRESIDENT Gary J. Long, Gary J. Long Jewelers VICE PRESIDENT Stephen Barney, F&M Bank IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Dennis Goldstrand, Goldstrand Planning Group CHAMBER DIRECTORS Phil Acosta, Delights Waterfront Eatery Blain Bibb, ServiceMaster Judith Buethe, Judith Buethe Communications Steven Crabtree, Herum Crabtree Dan Durst, Durst Contract Interiors Bill Harr, Hormel Foods Corporation George Kaplanis, Hilton Stockton Dan Keyser, Grupe Commercial Company Kenneth Levy, Wells Fargo Advisors Mike Long, Pacific Records Management Rich McDonald, Class One Safety Fred Walkover, Comcast Tina Williams, Pacific Gas & Electric Bob Young, Stockton Golf & Country Club CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Douglass W. Wilhoit, Jr.

209.547.2766

PROGRAM & PUBLIC POLICY DIRECTOR/ BEA Frank Ferral 209.547.2763 SPECIAL EVENTS DIRECTOR Heidi Altamirano

209.547.2764

OPERATIONS/FINANCE DIRECTOR Sandy Dwyer

209.547.2770

VISITORS BUREAU DIRECTOR Wes Rhea

209.547.2770

MEMBERSHIP SALES Manuel J. Martin

209.337.2723

SCAP COORDINATOR/ ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Mikki Gilbert 209.337.2730 SPECIAL EVENTS/ LEADERSHIP STOCKTON COORD. Timm Quinn 209.547.2960 RECEPTIONIST/ CUSTOMER SERVICE Alyssa McConnell 209.547.2770 PUBLISHER Stockton Chamber of Commerce

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GRAPHIC DESIGN Never Boring Design Associates

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ADVERTISING Amanda Calhoun

209.988.5800

PRINTING Snyder Lithograph

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MAILING Pre-Sort Center of Stockton

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Events

by: Heidi Altamirano

26th Annual Agricultural Hall of Fame

Silver Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

The San Joaquin County Agricultural Hall of Fame celebrated its 26th year October 21st at the Robert J. Cabral Ag Center. This year’s award recipients are Frank Faria, dairyman; Bruno Paul Marchini, asparagus farmer; Donald Everett McKenzie, vineyard farmer; Robert O. Schulz, almond farmer; and our posthumous

American Ag Credit Farmers & Merchants Bank Mid Valley Agricultural Services San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation San Tomo, Inc.

Heald College Mohr-Fry Ranches R & S Erection of Stockton, Inc. Roland Construction, Inc. Stockton East Water District Vino Farms

Table Sponsors California Women for Agriculture Christy Bros. Stockton East Water District

honoree John A. Demichelis, multi crop farmer.

Business Diversity Mixer – December 9 Make sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, December 9 because you are not going to want to miss the Chamber’s annual Business Diversity Mixer at the Haggin Museum, 1201 N. Pershing, Stockton, from 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Bruno Paul Marchini

Frank Faria

Donald Everett McKenzie

Hispanic Chamber, the African-American Chamber and the Asian American Chamber will each feature food reflecting their specific ethnicity. Come kick the holiday season off in style and make some great business connections while you’re at it.

Robert O. Schulz

John A. Demichelis

The Agricultural Hall of Fame honors those individuals who have contributed to agriculture and their community in significant ways. It was a beautiful evening and the Robert J. Cabral Ag Center was the perfect venue to thank these honorees for their great accomplishments. For more information and full bios on this year’s winners, please go to our website www. stocktonchamber.org and click on the Ag Hall of Fame link under the Events heading. To see all the past award winners please visit one of the electronic kiosks located at the Robert J. Cabral Ag Center, 2101 E. Earhart Ave, Stockton, and the San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum, 11793 N. Micke Grove Road, Lodi.

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From Your President... by: Rick Goucher

I hope everyone survived the election season and I truly hope those elected live up to what they

the United Way to have an employee giving campaign

promised during their campaigns.

at your business. This is a great way for your

As summer turns to fall it is time to think about those in need. As we navigate through these tough economic times it is sometimes easy

payroll deductions. Don’t forget to get your tickets to the 2010 Athena Awards which will be held on November 18th

community. The needs of our community have

at Stockton Golf and Country Club. I would like

increased dramatically, while donors in many cases

to congratulate this year’s winner of the ATHENA

have decreased or in some cases have not been able

Award, Dea Spanos Berberian, and Nikki Lowery

to give at all. This has created a double whammy

as the winner of the ATHENA Young Professional

for our local nonprofits, higher demand and less

Leadership Award.

would encourage the business community to give to their favorite local nonprofit organization.

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employees to give to their favorite charity with regular

to forget about the less fortunate members of our

supply. With so many local nonprofits in need, I

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I would also ask the Chamber members to allow

Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce


From Your CEO... by: Doug Wilhoit

As we now leave the rough and tumble (sad to say) election season, it is time to turn to the month of November and the start of the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons that hopefully will be joyful and prosperous for you, your families and businesses. It is also a time to reflect on how lucky we are to live in a country that has so much and is still the envy of most the world. We did not get here just by following elected representatives, but by the internal fortitude molded over the last couple of centuries of all our people. Whether born here or immigrated here—like my 90-year-young mother—it is what will get us through the tough times we are now experiencing and will be with us for a bit longer. The reason I started with the paragraph above is that on Sunday, October 10, 2010 (10-10-10), one of The Record’s lead stories on the front page had the headline, “Who can help lead us out of this mess?” And the sub-headline was, “Brown or Whitman? It’s the question on the minds of so many California voters.” It was a fair and balanced article written by two reporters with the Associated Press. The word that hit me the most in the headline was “VOTERS!” The reason why is I really am concerned that leading up to this important election—may I remind you that all elections are important—all the dirt and rancor that held us captive from early spring until November 2 was more of a turnoff than help. I was also thinking of the low turnout of voters over the past

follows is the information that hung on my wall from 1979 to 1995 and now sits on my desk: In 1645, ONE VOTE gave Oliver

several years, which is horrific. “Shame on you“ to those who do

Cromwell control of England; In 1649, ONE VOTE caused Charles

not go to the polls every chance they get. I am also concerned that

I to be executed; In 1776, ONE VOTE gave America the English

many who are responsible participants in our democracy (and

language instead of German; In 1845, ONE VOTE brought

thank you for that) do not really educate themselves to the issues!

Texas into the Union; In 1868, ONE VOTE saved President

I know it is hard and takes time but it is we the people who hold

Andrew Johnson from impeachment; In 1876, ONE VOTE gave

our destiny in our own hands. If we do not use our hands and

Rutherford B. Hayes the Presidency of the United States; In 1876,

brains wisely then whatever happens good, bad or indifferent

ONE VOTE changed France from a Monarchy to a Republic; In

should point right back at us.

1923, ONE VOTE gave Adolph Hitler the leadership of the Nazi

I had on the wall in my office on the 7th Floor of the San Joaquin County Courthouse a framed bit of historic information

Party; In 1960, A ONE VOTE change in each precinct in Illinois would have defeated John F. Kennedy. Need I say more?

on how important it is for EVERYONE to not only educate (not

I am not sure if the November issue of Port O Call will

just by sound bites) themselves on the issues and candidates but

reach you prior to election day but if it does, hopefully you have

most importantly to always use our God given right to vote! What

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Leadership Stockton by: Timm Quinn

The Class of 2011 has chosen to help the The Emergency

Leadership Stockton Class Picks Community Project During Annual Retreat

Food Bank in the completion of their garden after their big

Leadership Level Sponsor: Financial Center Credit Union

expansion is complete. They will also be helping transitional

The Leadership Stockton Class of 2011 chose their class

youth at the TLC School by sprucing up their garden, raising money for field trip transportation and holding a coat drive.

community project at September’s overnight retreat at Camp Lodestar

We would like to thank Ramon Valez, Steve Fisk, Bret

in Wilseyville. The beautiful camp welcomed the class for their retreat

Smith, Kristine Gibson, Monique Raqueno and Chuck

with open arms and great sunny weather.

Lauron for coming and working with this year’s class. Also

The class started the retreat with an exercise covering the finer points of Voting vs. Consensus and how they as a class will determine

big thanks to Steve, Ramon and Chuck who prepared a great

how to choose their community project. Then the class learned fun

BBQ tri-tip dinner provided by the Leadership Stockton

facts about each other with “Little Known Fact Bingo”.

Alumni Association. Please look for future updates on this year’s project as we

The afternoon brought presentations on the three potential community projects the class was to choose from. After the

follow the class of 2011 on their journey through Community

presentations the class was free to enjoy the amenities of Camp Lodestar

Leadership or visit www.leadershipstockton.com for all of the

for the evening, including a group Monopoly game and a fun Catch

latest information. If you would like more info on Leadership

Phrase session around the campfire. The morning light brought a

Stockton or wish to sponsor an upcoming session, please

hearty breakfast followed by a discussion of the pros and cons of all

contact Timm Quinn at 547-2770 or

three projects. After an hour of discussion the class chose their project

tquinn@stocktonchamber.org.

and planned out the leadership, subcommittees, action plan, and timeline for their project.

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Green Team San Joaquin Schedule a REACON Appointment Today ! (209) 547-2763 or e-mail fferral@stocktonchamber.org

A Program of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce


Programs Department by: Frank Ferral

Holiday Fact Each holiday season, the news anchors start their evening reports with tales of holiday shoppers getting trampled as they

Third Annual Lunch at the Landfill Coming on December 8 The Green Team San Joaquin and Allied Waste are

rush into various department stores. Stories are told several

sponsoring the third annual “Lunch at the Landfill� event at the

times a day detailing which toys are on the most wanted lists and

Forward Landfill, 9999 South Austin Road in Stockton (off Arch

how many diamonds you should buy to tell your loved one just

Road, east of 99). It will take place on Wednesday, December 8

how special she is to you.

at 11:30 a.m. in lieu of the December Green Team San Joaquin

During this season, consumers will spend thousands of dollars

meeting. The event will also serve as a toy drive for the Child

on gifts, wrapping, cards and other seasonal needs like batteries

Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin County. Donate an

and trash bags. All of these gifts come in elaborate packaging

unwrapped new toy and lunch is on us. Please be generous this

with plenty of paper and it all winds up in the trash, filling up our

holiday season. To confirm your attendance please email

landfills. In fact, between Thanksgiving and New Years, Americans

fferral@stocktonchamber.org.

throw away an additional five million tons of garbage.

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For more info, contact Frank Ferral at fferral@stocktonchamber.org

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Conference & Visitors Bureau by: Wes Rhea

“Summertime In Stockton” Photo Contest Each year the Stockton Conference & Visitors Bureau and the Downtown Stockton Alliance host a photo contest celebrating all of the great things in Stockton. This year’s contest, “Summertime in Stockton” received nearly 200 entries. A big thanks to all of those who entered and to our prize winners below! All of the entries can be viewed at www.flickr.com/groups/visitstockton. Winning photos will be seen in the upcoming 2011 Stockton Activities Guide as well as in other marketing and promotions through the Visitors Bureau.

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Randall Gee 1st Place Adult Chole Prout 1st Place Youth Jock Crook Adult Haile Shavers Youth Jose Abarca Grand Winner

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New Members

For more information on becoming a new member, please contact Manuel Martin at 209.337.2723 or email Martin@stocktonchamber.org. Please allow up to 90 days for your listing to show.

Security Service

Education

ABC Security Service, Inc.

DeVry University

1840 Embarcadero Street Oakland

2216 Kausen Drive Elk Grove www.abcsecurityinc.com

www.devry.edu

Marketing

Home Health Care Services

E. A. E. Media Solutions

Focus Home Health

1244 McClellon Way Stockton

1503 E. March Lane, Suite A Stockton www.focushomehealth.com

www.eaemediasolutions.com

Food Distributors

Hotels and Meeting & Conference Facilities

Highland Wholesale Foods, Inc.

Hampton Inn & Suites – Lodi

1604 Tillie Lewis Drive, Suite B Stockton

Restaurants Domo Japanese Sushi Grill & Bar 300 Lincoln Center Stockton

1337 S. Beckman Road Lodi www.lodisuites.hamptoninn.com

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Ribbon Cuttings

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For additional member info, go to www.stocktonchamber.org

Diamond Truck Auto Body

3252 West March Lane Stockton

DRAIL

1908 E. Fremont Street Stockton

501 W. Weber Avenue Stockton

Attending Ambassadors Bob Hurst Education Psychology

Gloria Blaine Basket Caravan Gourmet Gifts

Colleen Moreno Hilton Stockton

Cynthia Lau Klein Insurance Agency

Becky Deal Premier Community Credit Union

Bruce Wert ACN Telecommunication

Steve Jarrett Smile Document Imaging Solutions

Katie Gordon Clarion Inn & Suites Stockton

Linda Mack Clarion Inn & Suites Stockton

Geri Blas Stockton Post Office

Diane Reyes St. Joseph’s Employee Assistance Program

Jessica Weist Bank of the West

Monica Ahumada

George Hsu

Bank of the West

Waddell & Reed

Manuel Martin

Janice Herechski

Stockton Chamber Membership Sales Consultant

Carol Clemons

Sunflower Presents

Martha Ingraham Dameron Hospital Occupational Health

Angel’s Caring Helpers

Patti Gulick

Cindy Ward

New Image Signs

Our $X1 BIZ, Xango

Luciana Profaca

Sam Ward

California State Department of Rehabilitation

Loretta Lee California State Department of Rehabilitation

Our $X1 BIZ, Xango

Henry Peralta Stockton Auto Glass

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COVER STORY

ATHENA Awards: Chamber of Commerce Honors Local Women By Matthew Andrews

There were few deities as venerated by the Ancient Greeks as Athena. The goddess of wisdom, civilization and a variety of trades, Athena was considered a favorite among the gods and her namesake was bestowed upon the city of Athens, the center of Greek civilization. In modern times, Athena has become a fitting symbol of the greatness of the Greeks and their contributions to Western society. It is for these reasons that Martha Mertz decided to invoke the goddess in the creation of ATHENA International in 1982. As a member of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce in Lansing, Michigan, Mertz noticed that very little was being done to honor the many women who made vast contributions to their professional industries and communities. By creating ATHENA International, Mertz hoped to create a system by which chambers of commerce and other organizations could honor women in their community. Almost three decades later, several thousand ATHENA Awards have been given to women in cities across the world. In Stockton, dozens of different women have been past recipients of the Stockton Chamber of Commerce’s two annual awards: the ATHENA Award, which honors successful businesswomen who make lasting contributions to the community; and the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award, which honors professional women under the age of 40.

Dea Spanos Berberian ATHENA Award Recipient The 2010 recipient of the ATHENA Award is Dea Berberian, a woman who has exemplified all of the foundations of ATHENA International. In addition to being a very successful member of

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the business community, she has worked

says, “I’m so happy to help

tirelessly to encourage the success of

make this happen for the

others and to make Stockton a better

thousands of kids who

place for all of its citizens.

otherwise would have

Berberian attended University of California, Davis, the Chapman College World Campus Afloat program, and

never seen a live theatrical performance.” Berberian has also

University of Southern California, where

served in leadership roles

she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in

in a number of athletic,

Spanish in 1973. After graduation she

educational and political

began a successful career in business,

committees and organizations in

and she now serves as the Executive Vice

Stockton and beyond.

President of Public Relations at A.G. Spanos

One of the main reasons that

Companies, one of the nation’s largest and

Berberian was given the ATHENA

most successful construction and property

Award is her commitment to encouraging

management companies.

other women in Stockton to pursue

In addition to her professional successes, Berberian has a long

...several thousand ATHENA Awards have been given to women in cities across the world.

history of working to make her community successful as well. She attributes her charitable ambitions to lessons taught to her by her parents, Alex and Faye Spanos, who are themselves notable philanthropists. “We had a big example set by our parents,” she says. “It’s just how we were

excellence in their professional fields

brought up.”

and selflessness in their community. Many

She is particularly compelled to

notable individuals – including Ninth Circuit

aid programs that focus on helping

Judge Connie Callahan, last year’s ATHENA

children. She discovered this passion

Award recipient – specifically cite Berberian

when she joined the board of directors

as a mentor in the area of public service.

for the YMCA of San Joaquin County

Berberian is flattered by the idea that she

in 1994, and she continued it with

is considered a mentor in the region, and

involvement in several organizations,

she modestly insists that she often finds

including the United Way of San Joaquin

herself the student instead of the teacher.

County. She is particularly proud of

“I think of myself not as a mentor, but

her involvement in the Kennedy Center

as a coworker,” she explains. “They [my

Imagination Celebration Tour, which

coworkers] make me better just as much

allows underprivileged youth to see live

as I make them better.”

theatrical events at University of the

continued on page 17

Pacific. “It’s a wonderful program,” she

Cover story photography by Arturo Vera, Arturo Vera Photography

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Ultimately, Berberian hopes that other women in the

responsible, and spiritually-focused men and women. It’s a

community will be influenced to embrace community service no

calling that she truly cherishes: “I love my job,” she says, “I am

matter their position or their interests. “Everyone has their own

looking forward to many more years of working with the teens

interest and their own passion,” she explains. “It’s important to find

of Stockton.” The 2010 ATHENA Awards will be presented on Thursday,

it and then go after it.”

November 18 at the ATHENA Award luncheon, held at the

Nikki Lowery – ATHENA

Stockton Golf and Country Club. Berberian and Lowery will be

Young Professional Leadership Award Recipient

recognized for their efforts before a crowd of business colleagues

One woman who seems to have followed Berberian’s advice

and friends.

is ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award recipient Nikki Lowery. Lowery, a Youth Pastor at First Baptist Church in Stockton, has found her passion in helping junior high youth, and she has made a name for herself in the community while pursuing that dream. Lowery obtained an associate’s degree from Humphrey’s College in 2006, and she is currently working towards a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute. She has been serving as a Youth Pastor at First

We Mean Business

Baptist for 10 years, and has managed to combine her academic knowledge with her desire to mentor and teach youth, producing a successful ministry in reaching hundreds of children every year. Earlier this year, Lowery was one of nine youth pastors (and one of only two women) selected to participate in the prestigious Youth Ministry Coaching Program with Mark Oestreicher, a nationally recognized authority in youth ministry. Currently

Arlene & Jeff Francis with June Lopez, Escalon Branch Manager, 209.821.3080

seven months into her 12-month program, Lowery explains that she has attended monthly sessions in which she has learned and discussed how to improve the concepts of youth ministry. “We

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how to train adults to do the same,” she says. “It’s very much iron sharpening iron.” She hopes that this experience will aid her in her mission to reach the youth of Stockton to help them become mature,

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“Oak Valley has first-class service. The employees are friendly, responsive and care about our needs.”

Deep Roots ~ Strong Branches

– Arlene & Jeff Francis, P&L Concrete

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Industrial Technology BBQ September 15th at the Lexington Plaza Hotel

Photography by Arturo Vera, Arturo Vera Photography

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News Briefs

Submission Guidelines: News Briefs must be submitted before the first of each month to schamber@stocktonchamber.org. Please put “PORT O CALL” in the subject line. Submissions must be no longer than 50 words total and should include contact information. News Briefs will be included on a space available basis and may be edited for content.

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Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. at Elkhorn Country Club. Visit

consumers to your business using social media sites. November

www.stocktonwomensnetwork.org for more information.

17 at 1 p.m. in the Chamber Conference Room. Free. To RSVP call 483-6523 or email eaemedia@gmail.com.

Join the Stockton Stingrays in celebrating highlights of the 2010 season and kicking off fundraising for 2011! Our annual Pasta

Stockton Symphony Joins Forces with Critically Acclaimed Guest

Dinner & Awards Night will be held Friday, November 5 from 5

Vocalists and Stockton Chorale for “Magnificent Mozart”- A

p.m. to 8 p.m. at Community Center for the Blind, 130 W. Flora

magnificent evening of Mozart at the third Classics concerts of the

Street in Stockton. Enjoy a homemade meal, exciting raffles and

Symphony’s 2010–2011 season will be on Thursday, November 11

fun times with great people. Tickets are $10; call 209.466.3836 to

at 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 13 at 6 p.m. at Delta College’s

get yours today!

Atherton Auditorium. Tickets range from $22 to $55, call 209.951.0196 or visit www.stocktonsymphony.org.

CVAR and the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce are seeking Nomination for the 2010 Stocktonian of the Year. Seeking individuals who have made a difference in Stockton outside of their paid positions, and have made Stockton a better place to live and work over a period of years. If you know of someone worthy, please write their accomplishments and send to Heidi Altamirano by November 29, 2010. 445 W. Weber #220,

The Stockton Women’s Network presents motivational speaker

Stockton, CA 95203 or email Heidi@stocktonchamber.org.

Joyce Blonskij at their November 3 luncheon meeting. Ms. Blonskij gives a humorous, high-energy presentation correlating

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Cont’d from pg. 6

already voted absentee or are planning to go to the polls on the

not being afraid to stand up for what is right! These two award

2nd. If you did – thank you! If you did not then think about your

winners are joining a long line of ATHENA’s who have set the bar

important right to vote and your responsibility to do so! The bad

high but attainable, and I am sure many more women and citizens

news is you did not take the time to participate in our envied

will follow their lead, step up to the plate, and hit a home run for

democracy and the good news is you will have many, many more

all their fellow citizens!

chances to make up for. Please do so! Voting is not the only way to make sure your community,

You can do the same by being totally involved in your family, business, the many wonderful opportunities this

state and nation remain the best in the world. Our 2010 ATHENA

community has to offer, and most of all by continuing to being a

Award winner, Dea Spanos Berberian and the 2010 ATHENA

good, caring, compassionate and educated citizens of Stockton,

Young Professional Leadership Award winner, Nikki Lowery, are

San Joaquin County, the State of California and the best country

shining examples of being up front and proud of their community,

in the world, the United States of America! You have all been

state and country involvement. They show this by giving their

part of the past, are now in the present, and the future is in your

time, giving to others, living by example, mentoring others, and

hands and hearts!

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Calendar

November 2010 Highlights 11/4 -Networking Mixer — 5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. @ AVE on the Mile 11/11 - Office Closed, Veterans Day 11/18 - ATHENA Luncheon – 11:30 a.m. @ Stockton Golf & Country Club 11/25-26 - Office Closed, Thanksgiving

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Networking Mixer – 5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. @ AVE on the Mile

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Leadership Stockton Economy Session – 8:00-5:00 p.m. @ Stockton Metropolitan Airport

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ATHENA Committee Meeting – 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.

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Liaison Committee Meeting – 12:00 p.m. @ Chamber Conference Room

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Joint Meeting with Green Team San Joaquin/Manufacturers Industrial Distribution Roundtable – 7:30 a.m. @ Chamber Conference Room

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Chamber Office Closed, Veterans Day

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Government Relations Council – 7:30 a.m. @ Chamber Conference Room

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Executive Committee Meeting – 7 a.m. @ Stockton Golf & Country Club

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ATHENA Luncheon – 11:30 a.m. @ Stockton Golf & Country Club

25-26

Chamber Office Closed, Thanksgiving

also don’t miss... 12/9 - Diversity Mixer – 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. @ The Haggin Museum

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Contact the Chamber at 209.547.2770 for more info


He just filled his prescriptions. And he never left work.

With My Health Manager, your employees can refill prescriptions online and pick them up at their local Kaiser Permanente pharmacy. Most prescriptions can even be mailed at no extra charge— no driving, no lines, no time away from work.

Members can use other convenient online features to: • e-mail their doctor’s office • check lab results • request routine appointments with

their personal physician • review past office visit information

See how we can bring greater value to your health care dollars—view a demo at kp.org/experience. Or contact your Kaiser Permanente broker or account manager.

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Port O Call - November 2010