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PORT CALL GREATER STOCKTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

www.stocktonchamber.org

Vol. 56 No. 6

OCTOBER 2010

Fall Business Tradeshow & Passport Mixer Stockton Chamber Presented with

Golden Arrow Award

New Season, New Ownership PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO 461 STOCKTON CA

Photograph by: Jon Swenson

Let the Thunder Roll


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New Season, New Ownership

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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Visitors Bureau

12

New Members

13

Ribbon Cuttings

14

Cover Story

15

Programs

18

News Briefs

19

Calendar

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Photograph by: George Steckler

Fall Business Tradeshow & Passport Mixer

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Stockton Chamber Presented with Golden Arrow Award

Don’t Miss! October Chamber Mixer

Hilton Stockton Thursday, October 14, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 2323 Grand Canal Blvd Stockton, CA 95210


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

209.547.2770

GRAPHIC DESIGN Never Boring Design Associates

209.526.9136

ADVERTISING Amanda Calhoun

209.988.5800

PRINTING Snyder Lithograph

209.466.9026

MAILING Pre-Sort Center of Stockton

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GREATER STOCKTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 445 W. Weber Avenue, Suite 220, Stockton, CA 95203 209.547.2770 fax 209.466.5271 schamber@stocktonchamber.org


Events

by: Heidi Altamirano

Fall Business Tradeshow & Passport Mixer There are only a few tables left for the Fall Business Tradeshow and Passport Mixer! Space is given on a first come, first served basis so don’t wait or you may risk missing your opportunity to participate. Reserve your space today! The Fall Tradeshow will be held on Thursday, October 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Hilton Stockton, 2323 Grand Canal Blvd. Admission to attend the Fall Tradeshow is free and open to the general public. Reserve your space ASAP to be part of the pre-mixer publicity! For more information about exhibiting at, or attending the Fall Business Tradeshow & Passport Mixer, call Timm Quinn at 547-2960.

Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce Voter’s Guide for November 2, 2010 General Ballot City of Stockton

Proposition 25-Oppose

Measure H-Support

Proposition 26-Support

State Propositions

Proposition 27-Oppose

Proposition 20-Support

Proposition 25-Oppose

Proposition 22-Support

Proposition 26-Support

Proposition 23-Support

Proposition 27-Oppose

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Heidi Altamirano: heidi@stocktonchamber.org 209.547.2764

www.stocktonchamber.org www.visitstockton.org

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From Your President... by: Rick Goucher

Fall is in the air and what a beautiful time of year it is in Stockton. I know what you’re thinking:

Thunder finished second in attendance and thus I put

autumn colors, leaves falling from the trees, football

out the challenge to Chamber members, take your

and holidays. While those are all nice, I am thinking

clients to a game and help the Thunder lead the league

Stockton Thunder Hockey. Being a longtime season

in attendance in 2010-2011.

ticket holder, I am getting my itch for hockey. When

the Chamber’s recommendations on the various

December 10, 2005 (my wife’s birthday) we had never

propositions and be sure to vote.

love with hockey and have been season ticket holders ever since. If you have never been to a Thunder game you don’t know what you are missing. The tickets are reasonably priced and there isn’t a bad seat in the beautiful Stockton Arena. As most of you are aware the Thunder led the ECHL in attendance

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I also want to remind the readers to review

my wife and I attended the Thunder’s first game on been to a hockey game in our lives. We soon fell in

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each of its first four seasons. Last season I believe the

Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce

So until next time…Go Thunder!


From Your CEO... by: Doug Wilhoit

I hope you all read The Record Editor’s column a few weeks ago after he asked folks to send to him what they liked about Stockton. Mike Klocke challenged me to write since I had not done so two years ago when he made the same request to the public! I think you can figure out why I did not write in then, because of course a fifth generation Stocktonian and CEO of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce would have plenty to say about what is good about Stockton as well as an understanding that we also have many things to improve. So this year I accepted his challenge, as did many others who did a fine job, but due to space he was unable to print all of my letter. So here is the whole letter: Mike: You got the ball rolling with a great many “things” that are wonderful about Stockton! Many of those “things” are also to be found in the 132 Port O Call articles I have written since 1999, the Chamber/CVB website www.VisitStockton.org, the Chamber/ CVB Visitors guide, the weekly Chamber/CVB “This Weekend in Stockton” blast emails, the beautiful table top book the Chamber published in 2009, the multitude of speaking engagements I have made from 1979 to now promoting our City of Stockton and San Joaquin County, our annual State of the City Event, and the many quotes I have given your paper. I will not take the time nor space needed to list the “things” I like, but what is most important to me: THE PEOPLE OF STOCKTON! I was born in Stockton in 1943 and from my earliest memories it is the fine, diverse PEOPLE of this community that have had the most impact on me! Growing up I was so lucky to have been able to be around real Stocktonians’, family and friends of my family, and through them learned early on to love Stockton and all it had to offer! From my early days at Snell’s Nursery School, to Woodrow Wilson Elementary School (K-First Grade), Lincoln Elementary (2nd to 8th grade) Lincoln and St. Mary’s High Schools, Stockton College (before it became Delta), and working numerous summer jobs I created friendships that are everlasting still today. Joining the Stockton Police Department in 1967 helped me get

even more up-close and personal. I was honored to work the 57 Car in Sierra Vista and the 56 Car in Conway Homes for four years, Community Relations for a year and then the Juvenile Division for seven years, and also teaching a Delta College Police Science Course both at Edison and Lincoln High Schools to over 1,200 students many of whom are still in Stockton. Over the years I have met and gotten to know so many PEOPLE with such interesting and diverse backgrounds. I still see many of them today and we greet each other with a smile and mostly talk about great memories and in a few cases (from PD days) some sad ones. Daily I am meeting new folks who add to my “Joy in Mudville!” My time on the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors took me all over this great county and allowed me to see other areas of

to really know the PEOPLE of this wonderfully diverse community

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Leadership Stockton by: Timm Quinn

Leadership Dynamics Session

Special thanks to the team at the SJCOE: Mick Founts, Denise

Leadership Level Sponsor: Financial Center Credit Union

Irvin, and Rob Kroff. Additional thanks go to the Leadership

Session Sponsor: San Joaquin County Office of Education

Stockton alumni who gave their valuable time to be a part

Leadership Stockton kicked off the 2010-2011 class with a

of this session, Michael Coito (LS Class of ’09) and Ramon

successful day - long Leadership Dynamics session hosted at the

Velez (LS Class of ‘06). Thank you to the Leadership Stockton

San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE). The goal of

Alumni Association for hosting a welcome reception for the

the session was for participants to learn more about themselves

class at the home of Laurie Schrum (LS Class of ‘04). And a big

and their classmates through a variety of teambuilding exercises,

thank you to Michael Duffy (LS Class of ‘95) and the Financial

activities and discussions.

Center Credit Union for their yearlong Leadership Level Sponsorship of all the sessions!

Thank you to Rob Kroff, Venture On Challenge Course facilitator,

Next month follow the class of 2011 as they decide on the

for leading the class through a variety of exercises that kept the group

community project at the Leadership Retreat at Camp Lodestar,

moving, laughing and getting to know each other better.

September 17-18. For more information about Leadership

Thank you to Shannon Leonardini with University of Phoenix for her “Achieving Peak Performance” presentation. The class found the

Stockton and sponsorship opportunities contact Timm Quinn

exercise to be surprisingly accurate, eye opening and lots of fun.

at 547-2960 or tquinn@stocktonchamber.org, or visit www.leadershipstockton.com.

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Conference & Visitors Bureau by: Wes Rhea

Promote Your Business in the 2011 Stockton

For advertising information call Tony at San Joaquin Magazine at 833-9989. For general 2011 Stockton Activities Guide questions,

Activities Guide Marketing opportunities are available to showcase your

please call Wes at 337-2721.

business in the 2011 Stockton Activities Guide. The guide is the official publication of the Stockton Conference & Visitors Bureau, a division of the Chamber, and over 25,000 copies will be printed

On Saturday, October 9, the downtown Stockton Waterfront will celebrate German culture, food and of course beer during the

in January 2011. Retail, restaurants, lodging properties, attractions and guest services are a must to be seen in this guide. Promoted as the region’s No. 1 activities guide, the Stockton Activities Guide also includes

2nd Annual Stocktoberfest! Activities throughout the night will include lovely

the Resource Directory, the “yellow

ladies in German dress, keg

pages” for new and current

lifting competitions, chicken

residents, as well as visitors.

dance dance-offs and, of

The guides are distributed

course, beer stein holding

throughout Stockton at hotels,

competitions. Enjoy live

events, attractions, restaurants, the

entertainment ranging from polka to rock, brats and over ten

University of the Pacific, City Hall,

brews and food booths! Modeled after a German Oktoberfest,

through the Downtown Stockton

Stocktoberfest seating will be outdoors on long benches and tables,

Alliance and much more!

and the festival will open with the tapping of the first keg by local

All members can participate either within the pages of the guide, or in the resource business directory. All advertisers are also included in the online digital version of the guide, with websites hyperlinked at no additional cost.

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Downtown Stockton to Celebrate Oktoberfest!

Wes Rhea: wes@stocktonchamber.org 209.337.2721

dignitaries. On Friday, October 8, meet the brewers at the Dinner with the Brewer at O’Ryleigh’s Tavern! For more information or tickets visit www.Stocktoberfest.com or call the Downtown Stockton Alliance at 464-5246.

Be sure to become a fan on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/Stockton.CVB

www.stocktonchamber.org www.visitstockton.org

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New Members Hotels

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.

Yogurt Shops

Rehabilitation Services

Best Western Plus Heritage Inn

Department Of Rehabilitation

Yogurt Lane

111 East March Lane Stockton

1507 E. March Lane, Suite A Stockton

7910 N. Lower Sacramento Road Stockton

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Restaurants Fast Food

Computer Training Services

Caroline Photography

O S C Computer Training

KFC Harman Conley, Inc.

743 Porter Avenue Stockton

445 W. Weber Avenue, Suite 128 Stockton

3264 W. Hammer Lane Stockton

Veteran Training Services

Political Consulting Common Sense San Joaquin

Pathways for Veterans

126 W. Yosemite Avenue Manteca

445 W. Weber Avenue, Suite 128 Stockton

KFC Harman Corbin, Inc. 4455 Pacific Avenue Stockton

KFC Harman Lex, Inc. 1537 N. Wilson Way Stockton

KFC Harman Pacific, Inc.

The September 2 Mixer @ St. Joseph’s Occupational Health

4450 E .Waterloo Road Stockton

KFC Harman Cooley, Inc. 3519 E. Hammer Lane Stockton

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Ribbon Cuttings

Yogurt Lane

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

Best Western Plus Heritage Inn

7910 N. Lower Sacramento Road Stockton

AVE on the Mile

111 East March Lane Stockton

2333 Pacific Ave Stockton

Attending Ambassadors

Caroline Photography 743 Porter Avenue Stockton

Neighbor Works Home Ownership Center 33133 W. March Lane, Suite 1000 Stockton

Mayor Johnston Colleen Moreno Bruce Wert Bob Hurst Marsha Saulsbury Lucy Birgen Molly Argus Steve Jarrett Shannon Ding Matthew Grizzle Linda Stockton Gary Ghan Cynthia Lau

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COVER STORY

New Season, New Ownership Let the Thunder Roll By Patricia Kutza

When you hear the roar of the crowd at a typical Stockton

“We also send our hockey team players out into the schools

Thunder Professional Hockey game, you can understand how

to motivate these kids. Our players enjoy these visits and the

fitting the name is. From the first drop of the puck to the end of

students quickly identify with their skills and accomplishments

the third period, the rumble within the arena is nonstop. This

and look up to them,” he says.

excitement is carried throughout the entire Thunder organization, orchestrated by its president, Dan Chapman and new owner, Brad

Stockton Makes The Cut This type of community outreach was one of the attributes

Rowbotham.

that piqued Brad Rowbotham’s interest during his search for

Captivating The Community In his sixth season of managing the Thunder, President Dan

prospective hockey teams. When the Stockton Thunder made his short list, Rowbotham—general manager of Canada-based Roll’n

Chapman is very pleased with how the team has evolved. Having

Oilfield Industries, Ltd., visited Stockton to meet the Thunder’s

previously run the Stockton Ports baseball team, Chapman knows

staff and team in person. “I got a really good feeling about Dan,”

how a great team can energize fans. He says that the Thunder’s

he says. “There’s a level of excitement he and his organization are

influence on this community is uniquely palpable, “the speed

bringing to this team and this city that you seldom encounter in

and physical ability of these hockey players generates so much

the sports world.”

excitement. They are captivating our community like nothing

Rowbotham discovered other points of mutual attraction. His father founded Roll’n Oilfield Industries, Ltd. 33 years ago,

before.” Chapman also has nothing but praise for the Thunder staff.

and to this day supporting the community remains one of the

“I’ve got 16 people in the front office who are doing a fantastic job

company’s core values. “I really like the programs that the

executing our business plan,” he says.

Thunder is doing throughout the Stockton school community. My wife Dawn and I are very community oriented. She will be very involved with the Stockton Thunder Foundation.”

K-12 Outreach Watch the audience at Stockton Thunder games and you’ll

Rowbotham cited the Thunder’s support of the Women’s

see no greater enjoyment than on the faces of children who

Center of San Joaquin County, and Thunder Goes Pink weekend –

love the sport of hockey. The Thunder offers four different

the team’s popular fundraiser for breast cancer research.

programs that reward students for school attendance, academic achievement, reading skills, and accomplishments. “We wanted to find ways to [incentivize] kids to not only stay in school but also thrive in that environment,” says Chapman.

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A Long Way From Reed Deer A native of Reed Deer, Alberta, Canada, Rowbotham freely admits that Stockton’s relatively warmer temperatures offer a


welcome change to the frigid Alberta winters. He says that another deal clincher was the scope of Stockton’s downtown revitalization. “The new marina, arena and open space grab your eye.” The level of support given by the business community

Going to a hockey game gives people a good night out.

also impresses Rowbotham. He also gives high marks to the Stockton Chamber, “They are terrific resources, not only for buying advertising but also for participating in corporate partnerships.” Rowbotham is impressed by how upbeat the Stockton Thunder

A New Beginning Friday, October 15 marks the official start of the 2010-11

fans are. “I try to form a positive point of view,” he says. “Going to a hockey game gives people a good night out. Recently, I met a

hockey season. With this new beginning, there will be some

father and his young daughter; I asked them if they knew about the

changes. “The assistant coach’s responsibilities will now be

Stockton Thunder hockey team. Not only did they know about it,

dedicated 100 percent to coaching. Our ECHL affiliation with

they already had plans to go together to a game. Now how often do

the Edmonton Oilers, NHL affiliation with the San Jose Sharks

you see dads and their daughters agreeing so easily?”

and AHL affiliation with the Springfield Falcons guarantees bringing top quality talent and competition to the Stockton area,” Rowbotham says.

Cover story photography by Sean Blair

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Programs Department by: Frank Ferral

Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce Receives Statewide Award for Green Team San Joaquin The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce was honored

“CPSC created the Arrow awards to promote California businesses that are reducing waste, saving money and creating green jobs,” said CPSC executive director, Heidi Sanborn. The

with the prestigious Golden Arrow Award for Overall Excellence

inaugural awards program was funded by a grant from the

in Product Stewardship by the California Product Stewardship

California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery

Council during the California Resource Recovery Association’s

(CalRecycle) to the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority. Award winners and honorable mention recipients were

(CRRA) 34th Annual Conference in Sacramento. San Joaquin County Supervisor Leroy Ornellas presented the

escorted down the “recycled red carpet” by panelists from the

Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce with the 2010 Golden

Arrow Awards selection committee. The recycled red carpet,

Arrow Award for the Chamber’s Green Team San Joaquin project.

which has been used for other award presentations, was donated

Green Team San Joaquin is an outstanding

by Bentley Prince Street, a California carpet manufacturer. For a complete list of honorees, please go to www.calpsc.org/awards/winners.html or www.crra.com.

example of business L-R: Senator Lois Wolk; Green Team San Joaquin Chair, Blain Bibb; Chamber President, Rick Goucher; Chamber Program & Public Policy Director, Frank Ferral; San Joaquin County Supervisor, Leroy Ornellas; Chamber CEO, Doug Wilhoit.

 

leaders playing a defining role in

fostering development of green business in their community and helping them save money to improve profitability. This collaborative effort brings together private businesses, City and County government representatives, economic development professionals, educators, students and community members to develop and implement product stewardship and green business practices that reduce waste and create jobs. In addition to being leaders in product stewardship, the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce and Green Team San Joaquin are fostering green jobs in the Central Valley, such as Wine Bottle Renew in Stockton, which is creating 25 jobs. Product stewardship is a strategy to place a shared responsibility for end-of-life product management on the producers, and all entities involved in the product chain, instead of the general public; while encouraging product design changes that minimize a negative impact on human health and the environment at every stage of the product’s lifecycle.

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

www.stocktonchamber.org www.visitstockton.org

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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.

Stockton Opera Guild Presents The Curtain Goes Up Thursday

The 2nd Annual San Joaquin AIDS Poker Run will be held Saturday,

November 18, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Stockton Golf & Country Club. The

October 23. Meet at the Alano Club of Stockton, 1812 Monte Diablo

event benefits the Kathe Underwood Scholarship fund, which supports

Avenue with the ride ending in Gold Country. For more information call

aspiring young singers. For more information, please call 946-0540 or

Alex Anders at 981-4825 or Daniel Corona at 476-8533.

visit www.StocktonOperaGuild.org. Gary Waters Management Consulting presents “Sexual Harassment and Jennifer Krantz Joins Palmer As Director of New Business Development

Workplace Violence Training” on October 28 at the University of the

-Jennifer Krantz joined Palmer Advertising, a

Pacific. Additional information and registration may be found online at

fully integrated advertising agency that opened in

www.garywaters.net or by calling 815-9760.

Stockton 23 years ago, and also has an office in San Francisco. Palmer is a pioneer in the field of new

Heritage Eye, Skin & Laser Center will celebrate 100 years of eye care at

media, as well as all traditional media. Jennifer will

their Fall Open House on Monday, October 18, 2010 from 4:00 – 6:30

be working out of Palmer’s Stockton office (209-472-2904, ex #2).

p.m. It will feature hors d’oeuvres; prizes, including $500 Heritage Bucks; plus information and one-night-only pricing on LASIK, lens implants,

Dr. Ginny Lucas recently kicked off a book tour at Barnes & Noble.

designer eyewear and skin rejuvenation. 465-5933.

The tour, which continues through November, is to promote Charming Children – How the Relaxation Game Helps Good Parents Raise Great

The 25th Annual Festival of International Cuisine benefiting the Stockton

Kids. For more information call 565-4371 or visit

Shelter for the Homeless will be held on November 6 at 6:30 p.m. at

www.CharmingChildrenTheBook.com.

Church of the Presentation Parish Hall. For tickets or information please call John Reynolds at 465-3612.

CEO

Cont’d from pg. 6

the State and Nation and each time I was on a trip for business I was

east or west— the ”things” are just the frosting on the cake! Hopefully

always happy to come home. Now when I travel for either business

all Stocktonians’ will take time to enjoy what is so great about our

or pleasure the statement by Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz holds

home and work together to make right what is not so great!

true: “There is no place like home!” Why? It is the PEOPLE not the

To put an exclamation point on what I have said above you will

“things” that make this a great and diverse community! A day does

see our cover story for October stars the Stockton Thunder. That

not go by that I am not thankful to my Great Great Grandfather,

refers not only to the Thunder organization and players, but most

R.E. Wilhoit, for coming here on August 9, 1850 (Mike, that is

importantly about the PEOPLE from Stockton and from far and wide

one day shy of 160 years before your article was printed) to a

who help to make the Thunder such an important and good thing

community that provides such a wonderful and diverse place to live,

about our community. Magnify that many times over using so many

work, play and pray!

other good community organizations and you can see we have a great

So in my 67 years of life in Stockton it is the PEOPLE I have met, worked with, laughed with, cried with, enjoyed together the “things” to do here, taught, in some cases arrested, go to church with, or just strike up a conversation with anyone anywhere in town north, south,

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community made up of great PEOPLE! Please venture out and enjoy our great community and help make it even better!


A top-ranked private university Hundreds of concerts and lectures NCAA Division I sports One of America’s most beautiful campuses STOCKTON •

SAN FRANCISCO •

SACRAMENTO

Proud to be in Stockton since 1924

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Calendar

October 2010 Highlights 10/14 - Fall Tradeshow & Mixer — 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. @ Hilton Stockton 10/21 - Ag Hall of Fame Dinner— 5:30 p.m. @ Robert J. Cabral Ag Center

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Leadership Stockton- Stockton History, Arts and Culture Session – 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. @ The Haggin Museum

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

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

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

13

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

14

New Member Meeting – 10:30 a.m. @ Chamber Conference Room

14

Fall Tradeshow & Mixer – 5 p.m. -7 p.m. @ Hilton Stockton

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

21

Ag Hall of Fame Dinner – 5:30 p.m. @ Robert J. Cabral Ag Center

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

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Green.edu Conference & Tradeshow – 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. @ Hilton Stockton

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BEA Scholarship Luncheon – 11:30 a.m.. @ Outback Steakhouse, Stockton

also don’t miss... 11/4 - November Chamber Mixer— 5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. @ AVE on the Mile

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