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CONTENTS From Your President


From Your CEO


Leadership Stockton



Photograph by Arturo Vera, Arturo Vera Photography

Leadership Stockton Class Picks Community Project

Convention & Visitors Bureau 8 Programs and Public Policy Department


New Members


Ribbon Cuttings


Cover Story


News Briefs




CVB Produces Sports Facilities Guide


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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 Debbie Armstrong, Old Republic Title Company SR. VICE PRESIDENT Gary J. Long, Gary J. Long Jewelers FINANCIAL VICE PRESIDENT Steven Crabtree, Herum Crabtree VICE PRESIDENT Blain Bibb, ServiceMaster Building Maintenance VICE PRESIDENT Judith Buethe, Judith Buethe Communications IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Rick Goucher, C B Richard Ellis Commercial Real Estate


CHAMBER DIRECTORS Stephen Barney, F&M Bank Michael Cera, SMG/Stockton Arena/Bob Hope Theatre Donna DeMartino, San Joaquin Regional Transit District Dan Durst, Durst Contract Interiors Pat Filippone, Stockton Ports Baseball Club Clint Harless, Stockton Auto Glass/Quick’s Glass Service Dan Keyser, Grupe Commercial Company Kenneth Levy, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC Rich McDonald, Class One Safety Sonya Morgan, External Resources, Inc. Ren Nosky, Downey Brand Darryle Oakman, San Joaquin County Rental Property Association Tina Williams, Pacific Gas & Electric Company Bob Young, Stockton Golf & Country Club CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Douglass W. Wilhoit, Jr.








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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

From Your President... by: Debbie Armstrong

Happy October to all of my fellow

many great people that night. Looking forward,

Stocktonians. Here I am in my 4th month as

we have the ATHENA Awards coming up

Chamber President and I have to tell you what

with two very special people being honored,

a great experience it has been. I would like to

Sara Garfield from TLC School for Homeless

thank all of you for the support of our amazing

Children receiving the ATHENA Award, and

trade show at the University Plaza Waterfront

Angela Rosenquist from Boboli International

Hotel. We had 50 exhibitors and it was a great

LLC receiving the ATHENA Young Professional

success. How about the BEA luncheon? I had

Leader Award. We are truly blessed to have such

a great meal at Outback Steakhouse, good

good people in our community and I hope to see

fellowship with all who attended, and it was a

you all there. Don’t forget to check the calendar

great way to raise money for our Graduating

for upcoming events with the Chamber and our

Senior Scholarships. I also had the honor of

community, and remember shopping local is the

taking part in the Ag Hall of Fame; I met so

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From Your CEO... by: Doug Wilhoit

As I sit in my office preparing to write this November article I

could ever imagine. I do know of the problems but I am proud to

see two things. One is a wonderful waterfront coming from the

be an eternal optimist! It has been said that, “Twixt the optimist

waters of the Sierras, leading to the Pacific Ocean via the Port

and the pessimist the difference is droll: The optimist sees the

of Stockton and our 1,000 miles of the Delta. Docked is an old,

doughnut but the pessimist sees the hole.” Well, I always try to

but so beautiful, wooden cabin cruiser, The Florencia (whose

see the doughnut (and not just because cops–or in my case a

homeport is Los Angeles), along with several wooden speedboats

former cop–are eternally connected to doughnuts)!

(maybe one is a Stephen’s made here in Stockton). I pan out to the

In the second paragraph of this article I wrote about

ballpark, the arena, the reborn University Waterfront Plaza Hotel,

being thankful! I am thankful for both long time and newer

and on to the Weber Event Center to Janet Leigh Plaza. I am also

Stocktonians who don’t sit back and just moan and groan, but

so happy to see scores people, including my daughter-in-law

get up and do something to bring good change and improve the

Kathy and granddaughter Nicole, strolling along the Joan Darrah

quality life here in Stockton. One such is Larry Test!

Promenade to enjoy the Haggin Museum plein-art show next to the Waterfront Warehouse.

I hope you read Mike Fitzgerald’s recent Record article on how Larry and others are trying to begin saving the trees of Stockton,

The second sight is in no way as nice – the accumulation of

which have fallen on bad times due to budget cuts. Their new

water hyacinth that is there due to the bureaucrats at the Federal

organization, Stockton Trees, along with the long established

EPA who delayed the permits. They are responsible for taking

“Stockton Beautiful”, are shinning lights in the community and

away from the beauty and investment of the waterfront, and we

your help would be greatly appreciated.

can only hope they will respond better next year (maybe our

I have often written how proud I am to be 5th generation

congressional delegation should be on top of this from the start)!

Stocktonian, and this is a case in point of how many of us who

I wonder what our residents and visitors think about this?

have been here a long time love this community and many stand

Welcome to the month of November, in which we should all be

up to be counted. My family and the Test family have known each

thinking of how thankful we are (actually we should be thinking

other for close to 70 years. My parents and Larry’s mother and

that all year long) for all the blessings we have, and showing our

father, Verna and Lloyd, were dear friends. My sisters, Toni and

collective thanks by understanding the complexity of life as both

Jeannie, and I grew up with Larry and his two brothers, Allen and

individuals and a community. We also show our thanks by being

Roger. Larry and those in his new group are setting the example

taxpaying, honest, law abiding, community minded, giving,

of how in these very difficult times it is up to us to stand up and

respectful, personally responsible and family orientated business

be counted as citizens. We shouldn’t expect a hand out from

owners, employees and just plain good citizens!

government or just “let government do it”, but a hand up by being

It is sad that such a small number of irresponsible takers and


violators of others’ rights feel entitled to not be responsible for

helping our community move forward. I have talked with Larry

themselves or to others garner most of today’s headlines and

and you will be seeing more from him and your Chamber on how

news reports.

you can and must help in this and other areas in our community.

Some folks have from time to time stated that in my position

One final thing I am thankful for is for all of you allowing me

as CEO of the 110-year-old Chamber I see Stockton through

to exercise my freedom of speech and thoughts to share with you

rose-colored glasses and I’m not in touch with the reality of the

each month! God bless and protect all of you, our city, county,

day. Well, unlike most of them, I worked and walked the streets

state and the United States of America!

of Stockton for 68 years and have seen more first hand than they 5


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Leadership Stockton by: Timm Quinn

Leadership Stockton Class Picks Community Project During Annual Retreat Leadership Level Sponsor: Financial Center Credit Union

latest. If you would like more info on Leadership Stockton or wish to sponsor an upcoming session, please contact Timm Quinn at 209.547.2770 or

The Leadership Stockton Class of 2012 chose their class community project at September’s overnight retreat at Camp Lodestar in Wilseyville. The beautiful camp welcomed the class for their retreat with open arms and great weather. The class started the retreat with an expectations exercise, and then it was right into learning the finer points of voting vs. consensus and how they as a class will determine how to choose their community project. Then Chris Stevens (LS Class of 2007) took over and lead the class through some fun team-building games. The highlight was one of the greatest plank board race comebacks of all time! The afternoon brought a fun game called “Little Known Fact Bingo” where the class learned fun, random facts about each other. After that, there was a presentation on accountability from Kimberley Borgens (LS Class of 2002). Then it was time for presentations on the four potential community projects the class was to choose from. After the presentations the class was free to enjoy the amenities of Camp Lodestar for the evening, including a night hike and s’mores around the campfire. The morning light brought a hearty breakfast, followed by a discussion of the pros and cons of all four projects. After a little discussion the class chose their project and planned out the leadership, subcommittees, action plan and timeline for their project. The Class of 2012 has chosen to help Pixie Woods with some much needed renovations and to revive their annual wine tasting event in June. It is going to be a great project! We would like to thank Ramon Valez, Steve Fisk, Kimberley Borgens, Chris Stevens, and Sonya Morgan for coming and working with this year’s class. Also big thanks to Steve, Ramon and Chris who prepared a great BBQ tri-tip dinner provided by the Leadership Stockton Alumni Association. Please look for future updates on this year’s project as we follow the Class of 2012 on their journey through Community Leadership or visit for all of the


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Convention & Visitors Bureau by: Wes Rhea

CVB Produces Sports Facilities Guide The Stockton Convention &

Visitors Bureau Attends National Sports Convention The Stockton Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB) attended

Visitors Bureau (SCVB) has just

the 2011 TEAMS Conference and Expo in early October at the

released Stockton’s first Sports

Las Vegas Convention Center. The event is the world’s leading

Facilities Guide, a comprehensive

Conference and Expo for the sports-event industry.

guide to local sporting venues.

The SCVB met one-on-one with dozens of sporting event

The guide, to be used for the

planners and rights holders representing a broad variety of

marketing and promotion of

amateur and professional sports from around the country. The

Stockton’s available sporting

SCVB Executive Director and Sales Manager also participated

venues, will be available both

in educational sessions focused on trends, logistics and other

online and in a printed version.

sporting event related issues presented by the leading experts in

Sports marketing for Stockton became the responsibility of the SCVB beginning July 1, and producing this guide was the first

the sports marketing and events industries. More information on the conference can be found at

priority of this new venture. “Having a comprehensive sports facilities guide available to rights holders, sports organization and event planners was a must,” noted Wes Rhea, Executive Director of the SCVB. “We needed this tool to best promote the assets of Stockton and to have something available 24/7 online. We are very excited about how this piece came out, and look forward to sharing it with our partners.” The guide is available on the web at and printed versions are available from the SCVB. Nearly 30 local facilities are represented in the guide. Limited print runs will be made, allowing the guide to be easily updated and improved regularly. For additional information on the Stockton Sports Facilities Guide, please call Wes at 209.938.1551.


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Programs and Public Policy Department by: Frank Ferral •

Successfully complete the REACON assessment

The REACON Team is the outreach arm of the Green Team San

Comply with all environmental regulations

Joaquin. REACON is a collaboration between the Greater Stockton

Take steps to conserve natural resources and prevent pollution,


Chamber of Commerce, private businesses, municipal and county

such as using more efficient lighting, purchasing in bulk,

solid waste divisions, economic development professionals and the

watering landscapes efficiently, recycling cardboard, using less

communities of San Joaquin County. Our purpose is to promote

toxic products, etc.

environmental stewardship solutions, to address environmental and

Green businesses receive recognition through:

economic development issues and to create a nexus to

The Green Business Program website: www.

enhance the delivery of Chamber services in Stockton and all of San Joaquin County.

City and agency newsletters

1. Outreach: As an outreach group of the Green Team San Joaquin

Press coverage, promotional events and special recognition

program, the REACON Team will proactively visit medium to

Window plaque

large businesses to share and promote cost-saving green practices

Green Business logo to use in your advertising

at their place of business.

Just follow these simple steps to become a Certified Green Business

2. We will provide a REACON assessment. When green practices

1. Contact the REACON team at the Greater Stockton Chamber

and recommended changes are implemented by the company, and

of Commerce. They will provide you with a packet of materials

reviewed by the REACON team, we will qualify the company to be

(available in electronic format only) including:

“Green Certified”.

A simple one-page application form

Green Business Program checklist

Recycling Market Development Zone, Commute Connection,

A link to the Chamber directory of Green Businesses

energy conservation programs, waste audits and ways to reduce air

in your county

3. Programs: REACON Team will provide information on the

pollution. In addition, information on other Chamber programs will be offered. 4. Recognition: “P³ Stewardship” stands for Policies, Practices and Purchasing Stewardship. A P³ Stewardship Award has been developed to recognize businesses that engage in green practices

2. Schedule a visit. If you choose to become certified, we will work with you and help you go through the necessary steps to meet the Green Business Standards. It’s completely voluntary. And, there are no fees involved!
 1. Pledge to stay green. Simply take the Green Business Pledge and

and will be acknowledged during the annual Small Business

post it in your place of business!
We believe a successful business

Awards each year.

is dependent on a healthy environment. We are actively working

WHY GREEN CERTIFICATION? It Makes Good Business Sense!
A green business: Can lower the cost of doing business •

Improves employee morale and the health of the workplace

Holds a marketing edge over the competition

Is recognized as an environmental leader

Get recognized for being green. The Green Business Program recognizes businesses that:


For more info, contact Frank Ferral at

to show our environmental responsibility to our community by committing to the following objectives: •

To comply with all applicable regulations and strive to

exceed compliance

To conserve energy, water, materials and other resources

To develop and implement practices that prevent

pollution and waste

To be an environmentally responsible business

within our community


New Members

For more information on becoming a new member, please call Matt Anderson at 209.547.2770. Please allow up to 90 days for your listing to show.

Charitable Organizations

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ACX Pacific Northwest

P.O. Box 692887 Stockton

719 Gills Avenue Stockton

Contractors General

The Marketing Coach

3104 O Street #217 Sacramento

Janitorial Supplies

Robert Davis Construction

ProClean Supply

933 N. El Dorado Street #4 Stockton

701 Kearney Avenue Modesto

Marketing Consultants

Fall Business Trade Show and Passport Mixer Thursday, October 6 at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel

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We Mean Business

Experience business banking the way it should be – the perfect blend of old-fashioned personal service and modern technology to meet your every need. Let us make your business, our business. Lynn Chappell, Ben Ruthman, and Dan Marchione of Hi-Tech with Elisa Luna, Oakdale Branch Manager, 209.343.7632 and Peter Brown, Commercial Loan Officer, 209.844.7522

“Oak Valley provides us with competitive products and financing with a level of old-fashioned service that is hard to find with a large regional bank. They took the time to get to know our business and they worked with us to craft solutions that address our specific needs. ”

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Hands On Learning

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Budiselich Flashboard Dam Stockton

Diamond Dental

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Vintage Plaza

6360 Pacific Avenue, Suite 2


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Attending Ambassadors Greg Alavazo Costco

Tim Aguirre Impact Promotions

Tim Aragon TNT Quick Connect

Debbie Armstrong Old Republic Title Company

Gloria Blaine Basket Caravan

Geri Blas Stockton Post Office

Josh Bower ABS Presort

Carlos Chavez Bank of the West

Mark Christensen NY Life

Carol Clemons Angels Caring Hands

Rebecca Deal Rabobank

Shannon Ding Assemblymember Bill Berryhill’s Office

Kristen Dyke Port City Marketing Solutions

Katherine Edens University of the Pacific

Patti Gulick New Image Signs

Blair Hake Ameriprise Financial Services Inc.

Ann Johnston Mayor of Stockton

Glenn Jose H.O.P.E

Loretta Lee Dept. of Rehabilitation

Jennifer Lewis Hilton Stockton

Marilyn Mason RHA

John Paval Kansas City Life

Ellen Powell Congressman Dennis Cardoza’s Office

Annie Randazzo Allied Waste

Justin Redman Central Valley Community Bank

Diane Reyes St Joseph’s EPA

Michelle Sherlock Optimal Hospice Care

Melanie Speer Costco

Nanette Spitulski Parks Printing

Max Vargas Senator Wolk’s Office

Ed Wanket SJC Worknet

Cindy Ward Xango

Sam Ward Xango

Michael Smith Comcast Cable



ATHENA Awards Honoring Women who Support, and Inspire, the Stockton Community By Justin Souza

Every fall for 25 years, the Stockton community eagerly

other women and has made a lasting impact in the Stockton

anticipates the Chamber of Commerce’s selection of two new

community. Each ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award

ATHENA Award winners. The annual awards honor women in

recipient is recognized as a woman under 40 who is a powerful

the community who have demonstrated remarkable qualities of

and active leader rising in Stockton and has already exemplified

leadership, community service and served as an inspiration to

these same ideals.

other women.

ATHENA Award This year, Stockton’s awards committee has chosen lifelong

Since 1982, the ATHENA

educator and CSU Stanislaus Professor Emerita Sara Garfield to

Award has been presented

receive the ATHENA Award.

in communities across the country to publicly acknowledge and celebrate the strength of female leaders. The Award was founded by Martha Mertz in order to help inspire women in the business community to reach their full potential and to create balance

[This is] great motivation to continue to help grow, learn, motivate, and share within the Stockton community in order to strengthen our next generation of professionals

Garfield, who hails from Wisconsin, is the child of two community-minded parents—her mother this year won Woman of the Year in Garfield’s hometown, Superior—who trained her from an early age to support the community and take action when she sees a need. She says she

in leadership worldwide.

was raised to believe that

This award, named for Athena, the Ancient Greek Goddess of

community service is the

Power and Wisdom, is spearheaded by the nonprofit ATHENA

responsibility of every citizen

International. The awards are unique for being a national award

and raised her own daughters to cherish this important lesson,

given locally: nearly 500 different communities, including

as well.

Stockton, hand out the awards annually to honor notable local

During a community-service oriented trip with her daughters

women who have made a real difference at the local or regional

to St. Mary’s Church in 1986, Garfield met David Brewer, Director

level. More than 6,000 worthy recipients in the U.S. and across the

of St. Mary’s Dining Room, and first noticed a need in the

world have been chosen as recipients of the ATHENA Award since

community for a specialized program which could provide a stable

its inception.

education to homeless children who might otherwise have slipped

Within Stockton since 1986, dozens of local women have been honored with the awards. Each annual recipient of the ATHENA Award has led a long career in which she has embodied the core values of strong leadership and community service, helped inspire 13 PORT CALL

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through the cracks of the educational system. Together, Garfield and Brewer set about to address this need. Nine months later, one.TLC School was born. More than 20 years later, this unique credentialed school, operated by the San

Joaquin County Office of Education and staffed by a team of

based Boboli International, LLC. She is also part owner of Mezzo

teachers and volunteers including Garfield, has helped support

Enoteca located in Stockton.

and educate more than 7,000 children living in shelters, transient

Rosenquist is a diligent community servant who serves on the

motels or on the streets of San Joaquin County. In addition

board of directors of Financial Center Credit Union, Saint Mary’s

to education, one.TLC School provides essential emotional,

Interfaith Community Services and Pacific Alumni Association,

psychological and physical support to children during a

among others. She is also a Top Ten Fund Drive Worker with

frightening and traumatic time in their lives.

Pacific Tigers Athletic Association. She is currently pursuing a

Keeping the school running for two decades has been a heroic

Doctorate in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, and

effort for Garfield and for its many other supporters in the

Leadership at California Southern University, Irvine with an

community. Garfield has remained a constant advocate, even

estimated graduation date of May 2012.

going as far as a hearing before the Congressional Education

Rosenquist said that she is honored and humbled to have been

Committee to secure a specific exception for the school in the No

chosen to receive the award. “This not only reflects my feelings

Child Left Behind legislation. Through thick and thin, Garfield has

for Stockton and the growth of young professional women in the

continued to work for the school on a purely volunteer basis, as

area, but also is great motivation to continue to help grow, learn,

she has done for over 20 years.

motivate, and share within the Stockton community in order to

Garfield is quick to point out that she has never supported one. TLC School alone. “I never could have gotten the school running,

strengthen our next generation of professionals.” Garfield and Rosenquist will be presented with their awards at

or kept it running without the help of David Brewer and Helen

the annual ATHENA Luncheon on November 17, 11:30 a.m., at

Crane as well as a lot of community members, organizations

the Stockton Golf and Country Club.

and groups that have supported us over the years.” When the school had to be reorganized a few years ago, Garfield says that San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools Mick Founts was essential to its continuation. “If it wasn’t for his support, along with that of Stockton Unified and our foundation board we wouldn’t have been able to keep operating.” Garfield’s work with one.TLC School has garnered her numerous national awards over the years, including the President’s Service Award, which was awarded to her in 1995 by President Bill Clinton. On receiving the ATHENA Award, Garfield says she is “humbled and honored to be recognized in our community by a group of such incredible women.” The award is another welldeserved recognition for an important woman for Stockton and for San Joaquin County.

ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award Angela Rosenquist has been chosen to receive this year’s ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award. Rosenquist, a Stockton native and alum of the University of Pacific, is part owner and Vice President Photo: FCCU

of Sales and Marketing with StocktonPhotography by: Arturo Vera, Arturo Vera Photography


News Briefs

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The Greater Stockton

November’s Effective Strategies Group will be presented by Joel

Chamber of Commerce is

Carigan on the topic of “Taking a Greater Market Share in a Down

hosting the Diversity Mixer

Economy”. It will focus on how to aggressively add customers and

at the Haggin Museum on

profits in the toughest economy we’ve ever seen! What businesses

December 1 from

need to do is deliver a superior experience and better service. Join

5:15-7:15 p.m. The Mixer

us November 15 at 8 a.m. in the Chamber Conference Room.

has been in existence

RSVP to Matt Anderson at 209.547.2770 or email

for more than 27 years

with each local Chamber featuring food tastings.

Dr. David G. Styles, an aero/auto historian who has published 20

The Stockton Chamber

books to date, will speak at The Haggin Museum on Thursday,

coordinates the event in partnership with the Hispanic Chamber,

November 3, at 7 p.m. His latest book, “Two Flights to Victory”,

the African-American Chamber and the Asian American

details the series of encounters connecting Lieutenant Colonel

Chamber with the Haggin Museum graciously hosting. Please join

Jimmy Dolittle and Colonel Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the Enola

us for a amazing evening of networking. Call 209.547.2770 for

Gay. This event is part of the museum’s 1st & 3rd Thursdays series,

more information.

featuring complimentary wine and snacks beginning at 6:30 p.m. Call 209.940.6315 or visit

City of Stockton Offers Loans to Businesses and Commercial Property Owners Federal funding is available through the city’s

Stockton Women’s Network November 2 luncheon features

Facade Improvement Forgivable and Small Business Micro

its Annual Silent Auction for Scholars. Proceeds benefit

Loan programs. The Facade program assists property owners in

SWN’s annual scholarship fund. The luncheon is held at the

making exterior improvements to commercial buildings. The

Stockton Golf & Country Club from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Visit

Micro Loan program provides loans of up to $30,000 to Stockton

our website at or call

businesses at favorable interest rates. For more information, call

209.472.0359 for more information.

the Economic Development Department at 209.937.8530 or visit The excitement of Stockton Thunder hockey continues for the Trusted Advisor to Successful Business Owners and Families Since 1976.

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Leadership Stockton History, Arts & Culture Session 8 a.m.-5 p.m. @ Haggin Museum


Green Team San Joaquin – 9 a.m. @ Chamber Conference Room


Manufacturers Industrial Distribution Roundtable 7:30 a.m. @ TBA


Chamber office closed, Veterans Day


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


Effective Strategies Group – 8 a.m. @ Chamber Conference Room


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


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


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We understand that repairing your vehicle correctly is only half the job. Providing you with the most honest and reliable service available is a priority.

Collision Center Located in the Stockton Auto Mall

That’s why we provide daily status updates on your vehicle, offer a lifetime warranty and provide on-site rental cars.

• We lifetime warranty on paint, body & metal repair • We service all makes & models • Quick turnaround • Rental cars available on-site at a discounted rate • Factory-trained technicians • State-of-the-art equipment • ASE • I-Car

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• All insurance companies welcome • We also specialize in RV repair • Free estimates • Competitve pricing

Check out our new State-of-the-Art Facility!

3282 Auto Center Circle, Stockton, CA 95212

209-870-4375 l Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am to 5:00pm

Fifth Annual “Lunch at the Landfill” Reduce • Reuse • Recycle this Holiday Season

• Lunch served under the tent

Date: December 14th Time: 11:30 am

• Tours available

Lunch at the Landfill

Forward Landfill

9999Date: S. Austin Road, 8 December Stockton, CA11:30 am Time: (Arch Road East to Austin Rd., turn right)

• Bring a new unwrapped toy for the Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin County, and lunch is on us!

Sponsored by the partners of the Green Team San Joaquin and Allied Waste

• To RSVP, please email • For more information visit

Tours immediately after.

A program of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce GREEN TEAM SAN JOAQUIN

Port O Call - November 2011  

Stockton Chamber of Commerce Monthly Magazine

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