PORT CALL GREATER STOCKTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Vol. 58 No. 11
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CONTENTS From Your President
From Your CEO
Convention & Visitors Bureau 11 New Members
Programs and Public Policy Department
Stockton Tourism Ambassador Program
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Familiar Faces and a lending hand Please join us in welcoming Karrie Knight to our Stockton Branch! With 12 years of banking experience, Karrie is no stranger to the City of Stockton and the local business community. Come home to Oak Valley and see why more and more families and businesses choose Oak Valley Community Bank every day!
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PORT CALL Official publication of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce. Serving the Greater Stockton area business community since 1901.
From Your President... by: Gary J. Long
Since 1998, by becoming the only
PRESIDENT Gary J. Long, Gary J. Long Jewelers
Chamber of Commerce to be a State
SR. VICE PRESIDENT Steven Crabtree, Herum Crabtree
RMDZ Zone administrator, whereas
FINANCIAL VICE PRESIDENT Blain Bibb, ServiceMaster Building Maintenance
the other 33 are administered by a city or county, your Greater Stockton
VICE PRESIDENT Judith Buethe, Judith Buethe Communications
Chamber of Commerce has made a
VICE PRESIDENT Dan Durst, Durst Contract Interiors
commitment to initiate, practice, and
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Debbie Armstrong, Old Republic Title Co. CHAMBER DIRECTORS Michael Cera, SMG/Stockton Arena/Bob Hope Theatre Donna DeMartino, San Joaquin Regional Transit District Pat Filippone, Stockton Ports Baseball Club Lewis Gale, Eberhardt School of Business Rick Goucher, CB Richard Ellis Clint Harless, Stockton Auto Glass/Quick’s Glass Service Mikey Kamienski, Charterhouse Center for Families Dan Keyser, Grupe Commercial Company Robert Melrose, Brookside Optometric Group Darryle Oakman, San Joaquin County Rental Property Association Bakul Patel, Dorfman Pacific Justin Redman, Central Valley Community Bank Tina Williams, Pacific Gas & Electric Company Diane Vigil, Dameron Hospital Foundation Bob Young, Stockton Golf & Country Club CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Douglass W. Wilhoit, Jr.
promote “Green Technology,” and at the same time, become a dedicated steward to the environment. In 2005, your Chamber established the Green Team San Joaquin program. The purpose of this award winning project, chaired by Chamber VP Blain Bibb and staffed by Program and Policy Director Frank Ferral, is to create a connection between commerce and the environment by assisting businesses in “going green,” reducing their costs of doing business, helping the environment and
PROGRAM & PUBLIC POLICY DIRECTOR/ BEA Frank Ferral 209.547.2763
moving the San Joaquin County economy forward. As I mentioned, the Green
SPECIAL EVENTS DIRECTOR Heidi Altamirano
Team San Joaquin has been the recipient of many national and statewide awards
STAFF ACCOUNTANT Lia Her
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR Margaret Sacchet 209.337.2723
for innovative green policies that have been replicated in many other Chambers and cities throughout the State of California. Mark your calendars and plan to attend Recycling Exposition (REXPO)
SPECIAL EVENTS/ LEADERSHIP STOCKTON COORD. Timm Quinn 209.547.2960
IX - Economic Prosperity to be held on March 13 at the Hilton Hotel Stockton.
SCAP COORDINATOR/ ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Mikki Gilbert 209.337.2730
REXPO will showcase over 65 exhibitors demonstrating products, services
SCAP-SE COORDINATOR Michael Morales
BEA/ SCAP ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Dylan Bacon 209.547.2770
and innovations that explore the solutions and common sense approaches to optimizing the Green Economy. The Port of Stockton was given a green light and agreed to take over the
RECEPTIONIST/ CUSTOMER SERVICE Mai Vang 209.547.2770
operation of the Marine Highway and start the shipping of large cargo containers
PUBLISHER Stockton Chamber of Commerce 209.547.2770
on barges from the Port of Oakland to the Port of Stockton as early as this
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summer. These barges will hold as many as 300 containers on each barge, thus eliminating 12,000 truck trips over the Altamont per month. The Marine
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From Your CEO... by: Doug Wilhoit
parents’ (God Bless Them) library, many having been in the family dating back to the end of the 19th century. This one historic book was written in 1886 by J.M. Hutchings and titled: In The Heart of the Sierras, The Yo Semite Valley (yes, that is the correct title), in which both the historic San Joaquin Delta and Stockton are referred to. The references to the Delta, as you will see when I share a few passages, is an area of our State and community that was created by God, Mother Nature and with help from visionary citizens looking to enhance the Delta and the farming capabilities not having a “legacy” in mind, but what was the right thing to do with a great natural resource. The passages on Stockton will reflect that we have been through tough times before, but together, as a community of one, came out the better for it as we shall with the current situation facing all of us. We shall not do it for legacy, ego History, legacy, ego and politics are intertwined in such an interesting way! History, according to Oscar Wilde (1854-1900): “Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it.” And
or politics, but for a better quality of life now and far into the future. From Chapter XV, “Bay and River Routes to Yo
legacy, according to Joseph Addison (1672-1719): “Books are
Semite”: “The San Joaquin River deriving its main source
the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are
from the living glaciers of Mr. Ritter, the Minarets, and other
delivered down from generation to generation, as presents to
lofty peaks of the High Sierra, whence it hurries rapidly to the
the posterity of those who are yet unborn.” Ego, as defined by
plains but runs sluggishly through these tules, and forms one
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939): “The poor ego has a still harder
of the most serpentine of all rivers out of doors. It is navigable
time of it; it has to serve three harsh masters, and has to do its
for somewhat commodious steamboats and large schooners
best to reconcile the claims and demands of all three….The three
to Stockton, and some seventy miles beyond for smaller craft.
tyrants are the external world, the superego and the id. Where id
… But as we are now at the junction of the Stockton Slough
was there shall ego be.” Politics is summed up in the statement
with the San Joaquin River, we proceed up the former three
of Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant (1913-1983): “In order to have a
miles, and are at the end of our voyage, and the wharf of the
winner, the team must have a feeling of unity; every player must
city of Stockton. … But from the uncertainties and dangers
put the team first --- ahead of personal glory.”
of occasional high water, these tule lands would become
By this time you may be wondering where I am going with this! So here is the direction I am going: The times and trials we are having now in our great community, Stockton, California and
exceedingly VALUABLE – and will be when a thoroughly efficient system of leveeing and drainage are adopted.” Point being, this is a wonderful part of the history of our
San Joaquin County, the Delta agriculture and waterways and
State, and a quest for a “legacy” should not ruin it, but we
the direction Governor Brown wants to go for his “Legacy”
should protect it at all costs! Do not let the Mr. Brown in a
(peripheral canal or tunnels take your pick) are all intertwined!
plaid shirt and standing on a tractor fool you!
I can sum it up with a few passages from one book my sister Toni and I found amongst many others that were in my late 6
Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce
Chapter XVI, “The Milton and Calaveras Big Tree Route,” begins with the authors arrival in Lathrop by train
by: Heidi Altamirano
and then on to STOCKTON. “This flourishing commercial city is advantageously situated at the head of a deep navigable
State of the City 2013 to be held May 16th! If you’re ever in doubt that we live in a great community,
slough, or arm of the San Joaquin which gives voiceless
just attend our annual State of the City 2013! This year the
commendation to its founders for choosing so desirable a
State of the City will be held May 16 at the Port of Stockton.
situation. … As a result tents and cloth houses sprung up
Sponsored by the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce,
like mushrooms; but the fire of December 23, 1849 entirely
the City of Stockton, and The Port of Stockton, this event
swept away the last vestige of this city of cloth, and destroyed
features exhibits showcasing the critical and inspiring
other property of value of over two hundred thousand dollars.
services available to you, your loved ones and neighbors, all
Almost before its ruins had ceased smoldering, however, a
in the interest of maintaining a wholesome community.
new and cleaner city, composed of a mixture of cloth and
Sponsorships are still available, so take advantage of this
wood, was erected in its place. In the following spring nearly
high profile marketing opportunity for your business. For
all the cloth houses were superseded by wooden ones, and
more information, call Heidi Altamirano at 209.547.2764 or
as this embrio city was now in stem communication with its
e-mail to email@example.com.
base of supplies at San Francisco, assurance was given of its future, stability and permanence, and justified the removal of
wooden structures, and their replacement by those of brick.
to our Sponsors:
… On the 25th of July (1850) Stockton was incorporated as a city. … On May 6, 1851, another fire swept away nearly every
building, and destroyed property valued at a million and a half
A.G. Spanos Companies
San Joaquin Partnership
Bank of Agriculture &
San Joaquin RTD
of dollars. Nothing daunted, a new city sprung up, Phoenixlike from its ashes; and from that day to this the march of improvement has kept commensurate progress with the
St. Joseph’s Medical Center
Bank of the West California Water Service Co.
spirit of the age, and the requirements of its
City of Stockton
Delta Sierra Beverage
Two BIG points to be made here: (1) Governor Brown, all the folks in Sacramento and those in Southern California who care little for our Delta heritage had better know we
Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau Sutter Gould Medical
Dorfman Pacific Co., Inc. EZ Network Systems, Inc.
Foundation The Record/San Joaquin Media Group
United Way of San Joaquin
Financial Center Credit Union Grupe Commercial Company
County University of the Pacific
heritage and legacy left to us by God, Mother Nature and
Housing Authority of the
our Stockton and San Joaquin Delta ancestors. Do not let
County of San Joaquin
will do, as history shows, what is necessary to protect our
your desire for a legacy, ego or politics ruin our way of life; and (2) those who complain as to what a rough time we are now having in Stockton –knock it off – for our ancestors faced even more difficult times and as a community of ONE they moved this City to the epicenter of what is good and all
Kaiser Permanente Lincoln Center
Herum/Crabtree San Joaquin Delta Community College
Moss Adams, LLP Neumiller & Beardslee Pacific Records Management/ Pacific Shredding
of us working together as ONE can do the very same and so
Port of Stockton
R & S Erection of
Stockton East Water District Table California Water Service Co. As of 2/21
by: Heidi Altamirano 2013 Golf Tournament
Asparagus Festival Volunteers Needed
The good news is that our 32nd Annual Golf Tournament is not yet sold
Just how lucky can we get?! People come from all
out! However, we suggest you sign up your foursome before it is…. The Reserve
over the West Coast to attend the Asparagus Festival,
at Spanos Park will host our day on the greens on April 8th, beginning with
and it takes place right in our own backyard! We’ll have
Thank you to our 2013 Golf Tournament Sponsors:
registration at 10:00 a.m., lunch at
spectacular entertainment, fun for the kids and the best
11:00 and a shotgun start at noon.
food you can imagine at this three day festival that has
After the tournament, we’ll have an
something for everyone.
awards reception honoring the top
However, be assured that the most fun will definitely be at the Chamber’s Pasta, Ice Cream and Aspara-Berry Shortcake
players of the day. We still have some terrific
Booth in the Asparagus Alley! There is still time to join us as
sponsorship packages available
a volunteer to help prepare these mouthwatering dishes. Not
Moss Adams, LLP
which offer high visibility at this
only will you have a chance to make some great new friends,
Oak Valley Community Bank
signature event. You may also join
but you’ll also help raise funds for a variety of Chamber
as a $150 tee or green sponsor, or
programs. A few hours of your time on April 26, 27 or 28 will
University of the Pacific
as a $700 Business Package, which
get you free admission to the festival, a complimentary lunch
Ricky Barnes Sponsors:
includes signage on a tee or green
and a free shuttle bus ride from Delta College on Saturday and
and registration for a foursome.
Sunday. To volunteer, please call Tortellini Timm or Angel Hair
Single player registrations are
Heidi at 209.547.2770.
Fred Couples Sponsors: Entravision Communications Corp.
Allied Waste Services Dorfman Pacific Co., Inc. Grupe Commercial Company Hole In One Sponsors: Chase Chevrolet
available for $160.
Gary J. Long Jewelers
way to highlight your business
Roger Dunn Golf Shops
products or services, consider
donating a prize for our post-
Bank of Agriculture & Commerce
tournament raffle. It’s an ideal
Builders Exchange of Stockton
APRIL 26 - 28, 2013
If you’re looking for an easy
Capital Public Radio
way to market your business to
Charterhouse Center for Families
other high profile business people
Collins Electrical Company, Inc.
also supporting and participating
Granite Construction Company Judith Buethe Communications Lincoln Center
A Recipe for Fun
in our tournament.
10AM - 7PM All Three Days. AsparagusFest.com
So make at least one of your
Neumiller & Beardslee
Mondays in April a fun one by
Port of Stockton
joining us at The Reserve at Spanos
San Joaquin Steel Co., Inc. Alcoholic Beverage Sponsor: DBI Beverage
GREAT WHITE - SAT 1PM
NIGHT RANGER - SAT 4:30PM
FOGHAT - SUN 1PM
GIN BLOSSOMS - SUN 4:30PM
Park. Can’t wait for your invitation to arrive in the mail? Just give Timm a call at 209.547.2960, and
Photo Sponsor: Valley First Credit Union As of 2/20
he’ll be happy to sign you up. Also, call today to have a spectacular sponsorship opportunity packet sent to you.
Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce
Heidi Altamirano: firstname.lastname@example.org 209.547.2764
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Become a Certified Green Business!
Leadership Stockton Save money & gain customers by:
by: Timm Quinn Conserving water and energy
Protecting public health Using recycled-content in your products
Leadership Stockton: Law Enforcement Session
efforts to combat this hot issue. He provided great statistics and
Leadership Level Sponsor: Financial Center Credit Union
encouraged the public to become more aware and involved in
www.GreenTeamSanJoaquin.com Special Thanks to: San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office and
SMALL Stockton Police Department
BUSINESS H AZARDOUS W ASTE D ISPOSAL * Each year, the Leadership Stockton class looks forward to the
Affordable Hazardous Waste Management for Your Business Law Enforcement This session gives the Works class a glimpse of A Program session. of San Joaquin County Public www.SJCrecycle.org
Following the department overview from the Chief, he then educated the class in “Gangs and Guns.” It was Gangs 101 for most of the class, providing a guide to identifying many Stockton gangs and
the various entities working together to make Stockton a safe place i Low cost way to safely dispose of hazardous materials. (Costs depend on your waste to live, work and play. Though the daytypes.) was full, the information i Documentation that you properly manage hazardous waste. was valuable, andthat thethe class left with a greater understanding i Assurance material will be disposed of properly. of our
the gang culture. Always a favorite with the class, this topic can be
local justice system.
the highlight of the day. During the two hour tour, the class toured the
Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQG)
The day began with a warm welcome to the Sheriff’s John Zunino Operations Center from Undersheriff John Picone (LS Class of ‘03). We also accept universal and electronic waste. The Undersheriff introduced theBottom Sheriff’s Department staff and the Green Your Line
with (LS Product Stewardship! Sheriff Steve Moore Class of ’90). The Sheriff provided an overview
chilling and provides an unfiltered look at Stockton gangs. After lunch, the class was off for a jail tour what many consider French Camp facility visiting the intake, women’s area, the men’s area, administrative segregation, the medical clinic, the communications area and a special treat, the gun range. Many folks were involved in the success of the Justice System
Economic benefits abound: of the Sheriff Department’s operation of the Jail Facility, and a glimpse reduced operating costs, energy savings, reduced disposal costs, the creation of green jobs.
session. A big THANK YOU goes to the following: Sheriff Moore and
Sheriff Moore was followed by Stockton Chief of Police Eric Jones
facilities and his very helpful staff, especially Kim de la Cruz (LS Class
of the myriad of other duties which fall under his department.
Design it Green | Make it Clean | Conserve Resources | Reduce | Reuse | Eliminate Toxics | Take it Back!
(LS Class of ‘06). Chief Jones spoke about crime and Stockton PD’s
Chief Jones. Also, thanks to Sheriff Moore for the generous use of his of ’08) for coordinating the jail tour.
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Convention & Visitors Bureau
by: Wes Rhea
February 7- Yasoo Yani @ Elkhorn Golf Club
Stockton Tourism Ambassador Program The Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau will soon launch their Stockton Tourism Ambassador program to train front-line employees and volunteers in the hospitality industry. The goal is to improve visitation by inspiring front-line hospitality employees and volunteers to work together to turn every visitor encounter into a positive experience. This training helps ensure that we convey consistency in message, accuracy in details and a high level of hospitality throughout the Stockton area. While the focus may be on the hospitality industry, the Stockton Tourism Ambassador program will be useful to anyone who interacts with customers or visitors seeking more information about Stockton, including: realtors; hospital, government and retail employees; educators and many more! General public is welcome too! For more information call 209.938.1555 or visit
PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS
HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
The Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out Returns April 1-14! Stockton will celebrate locally grown asparagus during the annual Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out. Participating restaurants and their menus will be featured at dineoutstockton.com.
The 2013 Stockton Activities Guide is Now Available! Grab your copy of the 2013 Stockton Activities Guide at the SCVB office or by calling 209.938.1555. Guides may be
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Affordable, safe disposal of hazardous materials. Proof of proper management of hazardous waste. Universal and electronic waste accepted.
requested or viewed online by visiting the “Contact Us” page at celebratestockton.com.
2013 Tourism Luncheon & Celebrate! Awards Join the Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau on April 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for the 2013 Tourism Luncheon and Celebrate! Awards at the Hilton Stockton. Tickets are $25 each
For details and prices, call (209) 468-3066
and tables of 8 are available for $250. Call 209.938.1555 to make your reservation today!
Wes Rhea: email@example.com 209.938.1555
Be sure to become a fan on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/CelebrateStockton
For more information on becoming a new member, please call Margaret Sacchet at 209.337.2723 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow up to 90 days for your listing to show.
5345 N. El Dorado Street #4, Stockton www.mikedaltoncpa.com Investment Advisory Service Accountants Certified Public
819 N. Hunter Street, Stockton www.unifirst.com
Alzheimers/Dementia Facilities Insurance
Berbower Insurance Agency 5651 N. Pershing Avenue #C5 , Stockton P.O. Box 7688, Stockton www.Berbower.com Insurance Claims/Administrators Insurance – Life & Disability
Uniforms – Sales or Rentals
Attentive Investment Managers, Inc.
I would like to
1119 Rosemarie Lane, Stockton www.villamarchecare.com
Non-profit Fathers & Families of San Joaquin 338 E. Market Street, Stockton P.O. Box 30674, Stockton www.ffsj.org Youth Center
My name is
Margaret Sacchet and I am the new Membership Director
for the Greater Stockton Chamber
For additional information go to www.stocktonchamber.org
of Commerce! I am excited to be joining such a talented team and I look forward to helping grow
Automobile Parts & Supplies
4 Wheel Parts 6622 Sampson Road, Stockton www.4wheelparts.com
You should know that I am a girl well traveled! I attended the University of
Industrial Equipment & Supplies
Tennessee in Knoxville and graduated with
Freeman Alkota Cleaning Systems
a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication
2511 Monte Diablo Avenue, Stockton www.freemanalkota.com Cleaning Service
majoring in Journalism, Electronic Media. I began my professional career as a Public
Relations Assistant for the Southern Professional
Brazil Natural, Inc.
4303 South McKinley Avenue, Stockton
1925 El Pinal Drive 3B
I accepted a PR position with the Frederick
Pro On-Site Fleet Service, Inc. 2004 N. Piccoli #8, , Stockton 2954 Moss Creek Court. Stockton
Hockey League Knoxville Ice Bears. From there,
Gloria Blaine, Basket Caravan & Gourmet Gifts Patti Gulick, New Image Sign Co. Kelsey Harris, Sign City Bryan Meadows, Stockton Ports Bailey West, Stockton Ports
Keys baseball team of the Carolina League in Frederick, Maryland. If it wasn’t for the Stockton Ports baseball team, I may have never made the cross country journey to California! I was the Community Relations Manager with the
175 Mason Circle, Concord www.proclaimpromotions.com Promotional Products
Ports for three seasons until recently accepting
Auctions South Bay Auto Auction of Stockton 4101 South Airport Way, Stockton www.southbayautoauction.com Automobile Dealers Used
a community relations position with Barnes & Noble here in Stockton. Again, I am thrilled to be joining the Chamber and I look forward to all it has to offer! Also, a quick “thank you” to longtime
Food Services The Grateful Gypsy Bistro 730 S. California Street, Stockton P.O. Box 754, Linden www.thegratefulgypsybistro.com Restaurants Fast Food
Ambassador Sam Ward for happily taking on Ribbon Cutting responsibilities as I made my transition to the Chamber! Please don’t hesitate if you have any questions. I am happy to help you and your business!
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Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce
Programs and Public Policy Department by: Frank Ferral
IGIHOF Partners with REXPO IX The International Green Industry Hall of Fame (IGIHOF) was founded by Sam Geil in 2008. The mission of IGIHOF is to recognize
The winners will be honored at the REXPO IX during the Induction Ceremony recognizing excellence in the Green Industry. To purchase a ticket, please go to www.gogreenhall.org.
individuals and organizations for excellence in the green industry. Nominations for induction can be submitted utilizing the IGIHOF on-line feature (no cost or obligation) or by letter using the official
Grow it, make it & ship it! @ San Joaquin, USA
nomination form. The nomination deadline is determined annually
• Northern California's center of commerce serving the western US and Asia. The best location solution for expanding manufacturers and supply chain providers
preceding the annual induction ceremony and conference. The nomination process is comprised of an external Nomination Committee lead by an IGIHOF Board member. The IGIHOF Board of Directors has the final say on who is inducted. More information can be
• The San Joaquin Partnership provides centralized confidential information and connection to key business and community decision makers
found on the IGIHOF website (www.gogreenhall.org). This year, the inductees will be announced at the annual Induction ceremony as part of the REXPO IX at the Hilton Stockton and streamed live over the internet. Instructions will be provided on the IGIHOF Home Page at no cost to the viewer.
Call Mike at 800-570-5627 • sjpnet.org • email@example.com
Thank you to our generous Green Team San Joaquin Sponsors: American Recycling Carpenters Local Union 152 CBC Steel Buildings City of Stockton Dorfman Pacific Durst Contract Interiors Granite Construction Co. Healthy Air Living Modern Energy Concepts The Newark Group Onsite Electronics Recycling Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Connect with the San Joaquin Partnership.
Queirolo’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. San Joaquin Council of Governments San Joaquin County Public Works SAWS ServiceMaster Clean Sims Metal Management Surtec Valley CAN Universal Service Recycling
Aaron Blum to Keynote VIP Dinner Preceding the REXPO IX, on the evening of March 12th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., please join the International Green Industry Hall of Fame for their Annual VIP Dinner to recognize nominees for induction into the
EARTH DAY: APRIL 22, 2013 ARE YOU READY? Schedule a REACON visit with the Green Team San Joaquin. Learn how businesses save money by:
recycling conserving energy conserving water using less toxic products
Find more information at:
Almost everything can be recycled: paint, used oil, bottles and cans, wood, carpet, computers, cell phones, televisions, batteries, and more. Where? Find out here:
Hall of Fame. Cost to attend is $100 per person. Nominees are leading the positive impact on our environment and economic sustainability.
For more info, contact Frank Ferral at firstname.lastname@example.org
Going Green in San Joaquin San Joaquin County is in the midst of a green revolution by: Justin Souza Photo by: Studio Warner
rom recycling to alternative
“Kettle’s sustainability practices have
lighting throughout the plant to utilize
energy, sustainable practices to
become foundational to Diamond’s Foods
power-sipping fluorescent lights equipped
environmental integration, green
sustainability activities. The company has
with motion detectors. These motion
issues are on the tongues of nearly every busi-
learned new sustainability insights and
detectors ensure that when an area of the
ness owner in the greater Stockton area.
practices from Kettle and has begun utilizing
plant is unoccupied, its overall power usage
them across the company,” said Sibert.
For many in the business community, going green has been the natural result of
For Diamond Foods, efforts to
“The Stockton facility also developed
a major realization: the right choice for the
implement sustainability improvements
a comprehensive recycling plan which
planet can also be the right choice for the
go hand-in-hand with reaching financial
helped to enhance the recovery of our
goals. “The company’s commitment to
recyclable materials and reduce waste to
Diamond Foods, Inc.
sustainability is closely linked to our
landfill by over 25%,” said Baffoni. “Some
interest in constantly seeking operating
of this recyclable material is now going
issues and business issues has never been
improvements,” said David Baffoni,
to local vendors that we have developed
more clear than at Diamond Foods. The San
Senior Director of Manufacturing for
relationships with from attending Green
Francisco-based company—which operates
Diamond Foods. “The company is
Team San Joaquin meetings.”
a large facility producing its popular nut and
continually evaluating all of its programs
Green Team San Joaquin, REXPO
snack products in Stockton—is a perfect
for their positive financial impacts. We are
model for top-to-bottom sustainability in
constantly seeking improvements to our
Team San Joaquin goes back three years,
San Joaquin County. From the many Central
energy consumption.” Some of these efforts
said Baffoni. In this time, the company
Valley orchards where Diamond’s growers
include offsetting the use of traditional
has utilized its contacts in the Chamber
raise nuts using the latest, environmentally
fuels with investments in wind and solar
program to help develop many segments
friendly farming practices to state-of-the-
power generation, among many other long
of the sustainability program here in
art production facilities, the company is
Stockton, including the aforementioned
The growing alignment between green
influenced by a deep commitment to finding operating improvements and sustainability. According to Stephen Sibert, Vice
“Our commitment to sustainability can also be shown by the $2.5 million
Diamond Foods’ involvement with Green
recycling plan. “In recognition of Diamond Foods’
investment our Stockton facility made in
Stockton plant efforts in green practices
President of Corporate Affairs and
energy reduction projects which resulted in
and procedures to reducing the cost of
Communications for Diamond Foods,
an approximately 20% reduction in annual
doing business in Stockton and San Joaquin
the company’s sustainability mission was
kilowatt usage,” added Baffoni. This power-
County, the Greater Stockton Chamber of
greatly enhanced in 2010 when the company
saving investment included updating the
Commerce awarded us the P3 Stewardship
acquired Kettle Brand®, which had a long-
company’s three-acre cold storage facility to
Award (Policies Practices Purchasing),”
standing commitment to sustainability.
high efficiency cooling units and retrofitting
As part of its efforts to spread the green mentality to the rest of the business community, Diamond Foods, Inc. has also partnered with Green Team San Joaquin and the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce for this year’s Recycling Exposition (REXPO) at the Hilton Stockton in Stockton. REXPO, which is celebrating its ninth anniversary this year, is subtitled “Economic Prosperity” for 2013 and is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 13. With the increased business interest in green topics over the last twelve months, this year’s iteration of the popular annual event offers a wealth of information to attendees curious about how the region’s green future can impact the local economy. One of the most hotly debated issues relates to the AB 32 Scoping Plan, which identifies the cap-and-trade program as one of the major strategies California will employ to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. At this year’s REXPO, a panel of experts will discuss how cap-andtrade will contribute to achieving emission reductions, will help California create a substantial amount of green jobs in coming years and will also help the state meet its goal of generating 33% of its power from its renewable energy sources by 2020. REXPO IX Economic Prosperity will showcase over 65 exhibitors eager to demonstrate how their products, services and innovations will help drive economic prosperity in San Joaquin County, California and the United States in the future. Together, Green Team San Joaquin and the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce are proud to once again explore solutions and common sense approaches to optimizing the Green Economy. Doors open for this event at 7:30 a.m. on March 13, 2013. Tickets are available at $30 which includes panel discussions and a Keynote Lunch Address by Donald Simon, co-founder of the U.S. Green Building Council’s Northern CA Chapter and Build It Green. For more information on this event or any of the other green projects underway in the greater Stockton area, visit greenteamsanjoaquin.com.
The company’s commitment to sustainability is closely linked to our interest in constantly seeking operating improvements. -David Baffoni, Senior Director of Manufacturing, Diamond Foods
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2013 Golf Tournament Sponsors:
Junior League will celebrate its 85th Anniversary “Jewel of the
Local author and artist Richard Rios will read selections
Community” on March 2, 2013 at the Stockton Golf and Country
from his new book Songs from the Barrio at The Haggin
Club. Net proceeds will be dedicated to “Tools for Academic Success,”
Museum on Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. Complimentary
a multi-pronged effort to bring backpacks, books and technology to
wine and snacks will be available as part of the museum’s
local students. Purchase tickets at www.jlsjc.org or 209.623.3262.
1st & 3rd Thursdays series. For more information, call 209.940.6315 or visit www.hagginmuseum.org.
Stockton Women’s Network luncheon on Wednesday, March 6 will host guest speaker Nate McBride, Interim Director of
The Forum on Advancing Women’s
Northeastern California Small Business Development Center. The
Leadership, featuring former Secretary
SBDC works with both start-up businesses and existing businesses,
of State Dr. w Rice, is planned for 9 a.m.
as well as women entrepreneurs, providing guidance in cash flow,
to noon on March 21 at University of the
budgeting, developing business plans, marketing and business
Pacific’s Alex G. Spanos Center. Tickets
management. Networking starts at 11:30 a.m., with a meeting time of
are $25 and are available through the
12:00 p.m. at Stockton Golf and Country Club. Reservations:
Dr. Condoleezza Rice
Pacific Box Office: www.Go.Pacific.edu/ Tickets. Proceeds will benefit the Boys
and Girls Clubs of Stockton and the University’s Women’s Resource Center.
Calendar March 2013 March Networking Mixer – 5:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. 7 @ Sherwood Executive Center
Effective Strategies Group – 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 19 @ Chamber Conference Room
5250 Claremont Avenue, Stockton, CA 95207
Government Relations Council – 7:30 a.m. @ Chamber Conference Room
Leadership Stockton Education Session 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. @ Various local schools and SJCOE Liaison Committee Meeting – 12:00 p.m. 11 @ Chamber Conference Room
Chamber Executive Committee Meeting – 7:00 a.m. 20 @ Stockton Golf & Country Club Government Relations Council – 7:30 a.m. 22 @ Chamber Conference Room
Business Education Alliance – 3:30 p.m. @ Chamber Conference Room
Chamber Board Meeting – 4:00 p.m. @ Chamber Conference Room
REXPO IX – 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 13 @ Hilton Stockton
Chamber Night with Stockton Thunder – 7:30 p.m. @ Stockton Arena
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