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Vol. 57 No. 5


2011 Agricultural Hall of Fame Stockton Restaurant Week 2011


On the cover: Ron Scatena, Allied Waste Services; James Pope, Green Horizons; Linda Foth, Applied Aerospace Structures Corp.; Phillip Gill, Weber Logistics; Douglass Highsmith, Dorfman Pacific

Photograph by: Arturo Vera, Arturo Vera Photography



47th Annual Industrial Technology BBQ



From Your President


From Your CEO


Leadership Stockton


Programs and Public Policy Department


Photographs by Arturo Vera, Arturo Vera Photography

Convention & Visitors Bureau 12

Ribbon Cuttings


Cover Story


News Briefs






2011 Agricultural Hall of Fame






New Members

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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, CB 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 Port 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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Fall Business Tradeshow & Passport Mixer Sign up now for the Fall Business Tradeshow and Passport

2011 Agricultural Hall of Fame If you appreciate the valuable contributions growers have made to our county, join other Ag supporters at our Agricultural Hall

Mixer! Space is given on a first-come-first-served basis so don’t

of Fame Banquet on Thursday, October 13, at the Robert J. Cabral

wait or you may risk missing your opportunity to participate.

Ag Center, 2101 E. Earhart Avenue, Stockton, CA 95206. We’ll

Reserve your space today!

be honoring those individuals who have put countless hours and

The Fall Tradeshow will be held on Thursday October 6 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. at the University Plaza Waterfront Hotel, 110 W. Fremont St. Admission to attend the Fall Tradeshow is free and the

much love of the land into improving the agricultural industry throughout the years. The evening begins with a no-host social hour at 6:00 p.m.,

event is open to the general public. Tables are $250 for Chamber

dinner at 7:00 p.m., followed by a program lauding the

members and $350 for non-members. Reserve your space ASAP

outstanding physical and emotional investments made by

to be part of the pre-mixer publicity!

our exceptional award recipients. This year’s honorees will

For more information about exhibiting at or attending our

be announced the first week of September. Last year’s award

Fall Business Tradeshow & Passport mixer, call Timm Quinn at

recipients were John A. Demichelis (posthumous), Frank Faria,


Don McKenzie, Bruno Marchini and Bob Schulz. All those previously recognized in the Agricultural Hall of Fame have their photographs and biographies on display at the San Joaquin Historical Society & Museum in Micke Grove Park and Robert J. Cabral Ag Center. We look forward to your joining us at this celebratory event! For tickets, Sponsorship Opportunities and further information, please call 209.547.2960.

Many Thanks to Our Much-Appreciated Sponsors! (as of 8/3/11)


Heidi Altamirano: 209.547.2764



American Ag Credit Mid Valley Ag Services, Inc. San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation San Tomo, Inc.

Builders Exchange of Stockton Stockton East Water District Vino Farms



From Your President... by: Debbie Armstrong

As Chamber President and citizen of Stockton

Chamber, city and county came together to make

and San Joaquin County, it is very gratifying

sure our community would not be a “victim� of

whenever we all see something good come

unconcerned outsiders but protected and in the

together after a great deal of hard work by many

long term prosper from the construction and

people! Such is the case of how the Prison

operation of such a huge project.

Hospital (the number one story for over three

Much has happened since then and I

years) is coming together and everyone is pulling

am happy to report that the Construction

in the same direction.

Oversight Committee, which is one of many

It seems like just yesterday when 2008/2009

positive results of the often-difficult settlement

Chamber President Dennis Goldstrand called,

agreement, is now in place, has held its first two

on August 8, 2008, an emergency meeting of the

meetings, and will do so on a monthly basis.

Chamber Board of Directors which was held

The Chamber rep and chair, Immediate Past

upstairs in my office. It was the first look at the

President Rick Goucher, the city rep Mike Self

early stages of the Prison issue forced upon us by

of the Builders Exchange, and the county rep

the Federal Court.

Dave Thomas of the Northern California District

It was amazing to see how quickly the

Council of Laborers, along with representatives continued on page 19

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Richelle Alexander 209.988.5800

Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce

From Your CEO... by: Doug Wilhoit

We are now entering into the early days of Fall and I look forward to all the trees in Stockton starting to turn color later this month or early October. I enjoy driving around the entire city, yup not afraid to do so, and seeing the palette of beautiful, calming colors and cooling temperatures that make up the city of Stockton. On Thursday, August 4 we had such a beautiful evening at the Rabobank, N.A. branch on West March Lane who hosted a very successful Chamber mixer. Large crowd, good food and great weather for inside and outside networking (try that in Fresno or Bakersfield this time of year). A big thank you to them and all our members who host our monthly mixers. I know many members present, and those who were not members but shall become one soon, had a great and safe evening. Thanks again to the staff of Rabobank and our staff for a job well done and I look forward to future mixers hosted by our members and attended by wonderful members of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce! As you can see in this Port O Call it is also time for the 47th

and Wes and his board promote it all the time and Mike is doing

Annual Industrial Technology Barbecue to be held on September

all he can to protect it now and for future generations. They

14 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the University Plaza Waterfront

cannot do it alone and it takes all of us to promote and protect

Hotel. This is one of the most popular of our annual events and

one of our most valuable assets. That cannot be done by sitting

attracts many members and non-members (future members)

back and not educating oneself or just complaining about things.

alike. We are fortunate to have great partners in Pacific Gas and

It takes all of us to stand up and defend, protect and improve

Electric Company, San Joaquin Partnership and the SJC Economic

our community and all that is good it holds and at the same time

Development Association to help us honor those businesses in San

holding those accountable for damaging our community, our law

Joaquin County who have worked very hard during these difficult

abiding fellow citizens and our families by their (criminals and

times to enhance our community revenue and, more importantly,

gang members) lack of personal responsibility.

protected and grown the employment base. Join us on September

We all know that those in Washington and Sacramento are now

14 to not only thank them but enjoy a wonderful evening on

viewed at the lowest level of trust in many, many years and it is

the waterfront connecting with long time and new friends and

sad to see the continuum of finger pointing and name calling!

business contacts.

They also have shown a lack of personal responsibility and an

I “know” you read from page 1 to page 23 the August Port O Call with Wes and George (the CEO and Board Chair of the new Stockton Conference and Convention Bureau) gracing the cover

inability to really work together to solve the Congressional and California State Legislature made problem. I have seen an article before written by retired Orlando Sentinel

and the great article by former Senator Mike Machado (now

reporter Charlie Reese (checked it out and it is legit) titled, “545

Executive Director, Delta Protection Commission) about how the

vs. 300,000,000 people” but today before I sat down to write this

two go hand in hand. Stockton is so blessed with our waterways

article a friend of mine who is a partner of ours and a leader continued on page 13



Leadership Stockton by: Timm Quinn

The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2011-2012 Leadership Stockton Class: Amy Burke, Dameron Hospital Association Lisa Cooper, University of the Pacific Cindy DeSilva, San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office Tim Dickson, University of the Pacific - Athletics Dept Kristen Dyke, Port City Marketing Solutions, Inc. JJ Godi, Art Godi Realtors Dean Goold, Verdeo Melissa Goulet, Sierra Veterinary Clinic Cedric Gray, Circle of Friends Alcohol and Drug Treatment Chris Kleinert, San Joaquin County Office of Education Cynthia Lau, Central Valley Asian American Chamber of Commerce Adrienne Machado, Stockton Unified School District Oona Mallett, Kroloff, Belcher, Smart, Perry & Christopherson

Chris Pehl, San Joaquin County Sheriff ’s Office Olga Rodriguez, Community Partnership for Families Kathleen Serna-Halliday, Family & Youth Services of San Joaquin Co. Inc. Kathy Skeels, San Joaquin County Office of Education Jared Steinwert, F&M Bank Linda Vasquez, Stockton Thunder Professional Hockey Tania Vega, Native TANF Paul Yang, Premier Community Credit Union Wilson Yu, W.L. Butler Construction, Inc. The class embarked on their 11-month journey into community leadership on August 12. Participants meet monthly to explore issues facing the greater Stockton community and participate in a community service project. For more information on Leadership Stockton, contact Timm Quinn at 209.547.2960 or visit

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document that will be amended as other organizations offer

Recycling BIN Summit Draws Statewide Participation

further challenges to meet and solutions to implement as we walk

On August 9, the first Recycling BIN (Build Infrastructure

this path to additional job creation and local market growth.

Now) Summit had over 137 attendees to strategize ways to build

California Public Resources Code Section: 42001 guides the

domestic infrastructure and create jobs with recyclables collected

State of California in its approach to develop jobs (now known as

in California. And for the first time, the Chamber provided a

green jobs) through diversion of materials from the landfill

webinar telecast to over 100 additional viewers that had travel

by stating:

restrictions or couldn’t come in person.

The Legislature further finds and declares that the health,

Currently, approximately

safety and welfare of the people of California depend upon the

5-20% of the recyclable

development, stability and expansion of domestic markets for

materials collected in

the post consumer wastes and secondary wastes collected within

California remain in the

the state. It is, therefore, the purpose of this chapter to stimulate

State for remanufacturing;

the use of post consumer waste materials and secondary waste

the majority of the recycled

materials generated in California as raw materials used as

materials are shipped to

feedstock by private business, industry and commerce.

other parts of the United

The Recycling BIN Coalition was formed to fully realize this

States or to global markets.


In other words, 80-95% of

very important state law, which was part of AB 939 back in 1989. 1. Solid Waste professionals must become “Material Managers”

our recyclable materials are leaving California, specifically to

and shift from handling “waste” to “commodities.” Service

overseas markets. So too are our jobs, tax revenue and commerce.

rate structures need to reflect incentive-based value.

Achieving the 5MMTCO2E emission reductions is dependent

California dominant paradigm of collecting and disposing

on ensuring that the recyclable materials are recycled into new

locally while recycling overseas is counter-productive to State

products, which offers an enormous opportunity to existing and

and national interests. We must find better ways to educate

new businesses in California. The State energy grid is cleaner than

our populace on material value so we can offer “clean high

Pacific Rim countries and than most States receiving California’s

value” feedstock throughout the supply chain.

recovered materials. So in-State manufacturing yields more GHG

2. Recycled materials processors need to secure local materials

reduction now. As California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard is

supplies while competing with overseas markets, without

met, that advantage will increase.

facing regulatory uncertainty.

The Chamber spearheaded a statewide coalition (Recycling

3. Manufacturers are equally confronted by regulatory

BIN Coalition) comprised of the California Association for Local

uncertainty, along with obstacles to effectively manufacturing

Economic Development, California Product Stewardship Council,

and marketing recycled content products in California.

California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, California

The Recycling BIN Coalition is calling for a renaissance in how

Resource Recovery Association, Recycling Organizations of

we value the prosperity of this great State of California. For more

North America and the California Association of Recycling

information and to view the Recycling BIN Summit video, please

Market Development Zones. The Coalition developed a white

go to and click the RMDZ icon.

paper (available at as a living

[1] Stockton Chamber meeting with ARB on April 5, 2011 continued on page 18


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the official publication of the Stockton

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Convention & Visitors Bureau and over

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Stockton Restaurant Week 2011

services are must-see features of this guide. Promoted as the

and current residents and visitors too. The guides are distributed throughout Stockton at hotels, events, attractions, restaurants, the University of the Pacific, at City Hall, by the Downtown Stockton Alliance and much more! All members can participate either within the pages of the





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Stockton RESTAURANT WEEK September 16-25


Don’t forget, Stockton Restaurant Week is September 1625! Over 20 restaurants

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Building Inspectors

Energy Consultants

Precision Inspection Company Inc.

RHA Inc.

4525 Quail Lakes Drive, #A Stockton

1026 Mangrove Avenue, #20 Chico

Construction Clark/McCarthy 7677 Oakport Street, #1040 Oakland

Junk King

133 D’Arcy Parkway Lathrop

Financial & Insurance Services 1652 Lucerne Avenue Stockton


Metlife Sardee Industries, Inc.

Heating & Air Conditioning Equipment & Systems

Convenience Stores 7-Eleven #34451

Johnson Controls

7647 Pacific Avenue Stockton

1030 Winding Creek Road, #100 Roseville

Junk Removal

2731 E. Myrtle Street Stockton

Restaurants Nena’s Mexican Restaurant 445 W. Weber Avenue, #120 Stockton

Retirement Communities O’Connor Woods 3400 Wagner Heights Road Stockton


Cont’d from pg. 6

in the Labor sector of our community sent it to me and I want

the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power.

to share parts of it with you (the full text can be found on the

Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there are

internet (Google “Charlie Reese”). This is not about any party or

disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation” or

movement but the plain truth about the state of our Nation, the

“politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an OATH

business climate locally, statewide, nationally and internationally!

to do.”

“Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?” “You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President

“Those 545 people in Washington (and may I add those in Sacramento), and they alone, are responsible.” With 2012 elections coming upon us it is imperative that we

does.” “You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote

all look beyond the sound bites, the slick ads and the slanted

on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.” “You and I

viewpoints that surround us and truly engage ourselves, our

don’t write the tax code, Congress does.” “You and I don’t set fiscal

families, our employees and our friends by really researching the

policy, Congress does.”

issues and the candidates. It isn’t easy with all that is out there

“One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and

but the answers can be found, not on Dancing with the Stars or

nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out

America’s Got Talent, but by really asking the right questions and

of 300 million who are directly, legally, morally and individually

challenging those who control so much of our lives to not only

responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.”

give the right answers but if we give them our vote and trust to do

“Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, who

the right thing for all. We need to find and support the real honest

they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose

and hard working talent to be working honestly and faithfully in

gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give

Washington D.C. and Sacramento, California.


Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce

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Attending Ambassadors Gloria Blaine

Lorenzo Montelongo

Basket Caravan & Gourmet Gifts

Gerri Blas United States Post Office

Carol Clemons Angel’s Caring Helpers

Kansas City Life

Patricia Desoto Patricia V. DeSoto CPA

Annie Randazzo

Assemblymember Bill Berryhill’s Office

Allied Waste Company

Kristen Dyke

Marshalistic Saulsbury

Port City Marketing Solutions

Christyn Giannini St. Joseph’s Medical Center New Image Sign Company

Rich McDonald

Entravison Radio

Michael Trucco

California State Department of Rehabilitation

Gary Long Jewelers

Parks Printing

Linda Stockton

Loretta Lee

Gary Long

Dazzlin’ Cleaning Service

Nanette Spitulski

Patti Gulick

Hilton Stockton

Ellen Powell Dennis Cardoza’s office

Shannon Ding

Jennifer Lewis

Assemblymember Cathleen Galgiani’s Office

John Paval


7647 Pacific Avenue Stockton

External Resources

Chanel Murray

Rebecca Deal

7 Eleven

San Francisco Auto Body

Sonya Morgan

Albert Paper Company

Tania Vega Native TANF

Cindy Ward Xango

Sam Ward Xango

Class One Safety

Peck’s Jewelers 5759 Pacific Avenue, #B115 Stockton

Port City Marketing Solutions 209 Doris Place Stockton



47th Annual Industrial Technology BBQ By Justin Souza

2011 Industrial Technology Barbeque Honorees

On September 14, the Stockton

businesses with locations within

Wednesday September 14, 2011

community will come together at

Stockton or San Joaquin County are

New Companies:

Stockton’s 47th annual Industrial

being recognized for their achievements.

Dole Packaging Foods, LLC

Technology BBQ to celebrate companies

The honored businesses include seven

ECS Refining

that have seen significant growth in the

companies that have made significant

Terex Equipment Services

past year. At the event, a yearly fixture on

expansions and six others that have

Turkhan Foods

the Stockton community calendar since

established major facilities in the county

Expanded Companies:

its inception in 1965, local leaders will

in the last year.

American Custom Meats, LLC

Green Horizons Manufacturing, LLC

Allied Waste Services Applied Aerospace Structures Corp.

highlight the achievements of businesses

The following five honorees are

Diamond Pet Foods

in industrial or technological fields that

all members of the Greater Stockton

have met specific growth targets during

Chamber of Commerce.

Dorfman Pacific Co., Inc. Scientific Specialties, Inc. The Wine Group

the previous year, including large

Weber Logistics PG&E Green Award: Lange Twins Winery & Vineyards Bold companies are Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce members

ITBQ Sponsors as of 8/3/11 Founding Sponsors: Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce PG&E San Joaquin Partnership, Inc. SJC Economic Development Association Gold Sponsors: Allied Waste Services Builders Exchange of Stockton Dorfman Pacific Co., Inc. Pacific Records Management Silver Sponsor: United Way of San Joaquin Bronze Sponsors: Arturo Vera Photography

Each of the companies profiled here, along with the eight other honorees, has helped raise the profile of San Joaquin County and helped Stockton back onto the road to recovery.

Roland Construction

facility additions, job creation and

San Joaquin HR Association

significant capital investments.

Stockton East Water District Sutter Gould Medical Foundation

At this year’s event, 13 industrial

Utility Telephone


Applied Aerospace Structures Corporation (AASC) has occupied the Linda Foth

same site on Airport Way in Stockton for

nearly 50 years. This privately owned company was founded in 1956 as Parsons of California and originally fabricated helicopter rotor blades. Since then, the company has maintained a focus on lightweight, high performance engineered structures as a supplier to the Space and Aircraft

Premier Staffing Proline Media

Applied Aerospace Structures Corporation

Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce

industries. AASC is committed to continual improvement of technology and maintains the highest standards of quality

and customer satisfaction.

In the last year, Dorfman Pacific has

with minimal changes, and are designed

added more than 20 full time positions

to be set securely on virtually any type of

improvement and expansion that

at their Stockton location as well as

topography as well as withstand a wide

increased the size of the facility to over

making some significant environmental

variety of weather conditions.

270,000 square feet and totaled more than

improvements to their facility. With the

$1 million in work. The business also

complete solar system newly installed

in San Francisco and opened a substantial

saw the addition of 61 new employees to

on the roof of its Stockton distribution

manufacturing facility at the Port of

their Stockton-based workforce this year,

center, Dorfman Pacific is now supplying

Stockton this year. From this facility,

which raises their total employees to 370

as much as 85% of its own energy needs,

Green Horizons’ innovative structures

highly qualified engineers, designers,

with solar power coursing through

can be quickly transported by truck, rail

machinists, and technicians. This

everything from building lighting to hand

or sea to locations locally and across

expansion is only the latest in a series

dryers to forklifts. The business is green-

the globe. Green Horizons location in

of major expansions for the company

minded at every level of production.

Stockton includes a staff of 14 people

since 2000.

Whether it is reducing water usage

who manufacture and ship the company’s

with waterless urinals, or recycling and

revolutionary, patented building system

reusing boxes, Dorfman Pacific is doing

to customers including the US Marine

everything possible to reduce, reuse and

Corps and major international disaster

innovate in their industry.

relief agencies.

Green Horizons Manufacturing LLC

Weber Logistics

AASC is being honored for a facility

Dorfman Pacific Dorfman Pacific opened its doors in Oakland, California in 1921 as a small Douglass Highsmith

cap manufacturing company. The

Green Horizons was founded in 2007

Weber Logistics is

Green Horizons

a leading third party

company is currently headquartered


logistics and supply

in a 315,000 square foot distribution

develops and

chain management

facility near the Stockton Airport. After

manufactures unique,

90 years in business, the present day

modular, on-demand

Dorfman Pacific is a multinational

James Pope

structures that are

Phillip Gill

provider that has been in operation

in California for more than 86 years.

powerhouse in the headwear industry

designed to fit the wide-ranging needs of

Founded in downtown Los Angeles in

with manufacturing and distribution

customers worldwide. These structures

1924, Weber now serves a long list of

facilities in Texas, Mexico and China and

can be utilized for everything from

well-known and respected companies

more than 160 full-time employees.

emergency housing to secure storage

from their many locations

Photography by: Arturo Vera, Arturo Vera Photography

continued on page 17


COVER STORY Cont’d from pg. 16 throughout the western US, including WalMart, Safeway, General

Allied Waste Services operates the Forward Landfill on Austin

Mills, Hershey, Nestlé, Topco, Storck, Hain, Ricola, California

Road in Manteca, where the recent incorporation of a composting

Innovations, Scholastic Books and PPG Industries.

facility created nine new jobs for the county. Each day, the new

Weber opened its first Stockton distribution location in 2010 in

composting site takes in 250 tons of green waste that is ground,

order to utilize the city’s substantial rail and surface transportation

filtered and made into more than 75,000 yards of compost

infrastructure to put northern California and western Nevada

annually. The composted material is available at your local home

within easy reach. Now, less than a year later, Weber has opened

improvement stores.

an additional location with more than 150,000 square feet of

Each of the companies profiled here, along with the eight other

useable space and hired a total of 15 warehousemen, 2 supervisors

honorees, has helped raise the profile of San Joaquin County and

and a new manager for the new facility. These hires bring their

helped Stockton back onto the road to recovery. According to

employee count to 45 across their two Stockton locations.

Timm Quinn from the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce, the event “is our way of recognizing and thanking these businesses

Allied Waste Allied Waste Services, a division of Republic Services Inc., is a leading provider of solid waste collection, transfer and disposal services. The Company’s various Ron Scatena

operating units are focused on providing environmentally sound and cost effective

services to commercial, industrial, residential and municipal customers. These services include construction debris, the curbside collection of residential solid green and recyclable waste and the provision of a variety of recycling services to commercial and industrial customers.


Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce

for choosing to invest in our community.” Their support in helping to grow our local economy through job creation, tax revenues and investment in the future of our community is essential to our area’s success. The 47th Annual Industrial Technology BBQ will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14 and will include a mixer, a formal dinner and special profiles of each company honored. Honorees will receive a plaque and proclamations of support from local elected officials. In addition to the 13 honored businesses, PG&E is also presenting a Green Award to Lange Twins Winery & Vineyards at the event.


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New Stormwater Mandates to be Reviewed at the September 8 Manufacturers Industrial Distribution Roundtable (MIDR) Where: CALAMCO Corporate Office, 1776 West March Lane, Suite 220 in Stockton at 7:30 a.m. Speaker: Condor Earth Technologies The State of California under the State Water Resources Control Board is mandating that municipalities and agencies in which you do business must now inspect, prioritize and enforce Stormwater Pollution Prevention Programs on those of you under these categories. The cost will be totally on your business to implement the Best Management Practices (BMPs) necessary to ensure that no trash/debris or other pollutants leave your property and are allowed to enter the stormdrain system. Business/Industries under new mandates: •

Mobile carpet, drape or furniture cleaning

Mobile power washing services

Nurseries and greenhouses

Painting and coating (manufacture, distribution, and sale facilities and application services)

Pest control services

Pool and fountain cleaning

Portable sanitary services

Preproduction plastics transfer and storage facility

Refuse haulers, transfer stations and tallow rendering facilities and vehicles

Recycling centers

Retail or wholesale fueling

Industrial Facilities, as defined at 40 CFR § 122.26(b)(14), including those subject to the State Water Board’s IGP or

Agricultural chemical dealers, fertilizer/pesticide mixing facilities and green waste/compost facilities

Compost facilities

Airplane repair, maintenance, fueling or cleaning

Animal facilities/pet washing and veterinary facilities

Automobile and other vehicle body repair or painting

Automobile (or other vehicle) parking lots and storage facilities

other individual NPDES permit •

Operating and closed landfills

Facilities subject to Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act

recovery facilities •

Boat repair, maintenance, fueling or cleaning

Botanical or zoological gardens and exhibits

Building material retailers and storage

Cement mixing or cutting (stone, concrete, tile)

Charitable car wash areas

Eating or drinking establishments (e.g., restaurants),

All other commercial or industrial facilities/sources tributary to an impaired water body segment, where the

Automobile mechanical repair, maintenance, fueling

facility/source generates pollutants for which the water

or cleaning •

Hazardous waste treatment, disposal, storage and

body segment is impaired. •

All other commercial or industrial facility/sources that the Permittee determines may contribute a significant pollutant load to the MS4.

For more information on the MIDR, please email

including food markets •

Equipment repair, maintenance, fueling or cleaning

Golf courses, parks and other recreational areas/facilities

Outside Farmers Markets

Landscape supply operations


Masonry works

Meat cutting, packing and processing

Mobile automobile or other vehicle washing


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Herum Named a Top Lawyer – For the sixth consecutive year,

Wes Rhea, Executive Director of the Stockton Convention and

Steve Herum has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer

Visitors Bureau was named Chairman of the Board of Directors

by the prestigious Law & Politics Magazine. This selection was

for the United Way of San Joaquin County. Rhea has lead the

made after surveying approximately 47,000 lawyers in Northern

Visitors Bureau since 2005 and up until July of 2011 did so at the

California and represents a compilation of the top five percent.

Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce where he started as the

Six years ago, the California State Bar Association’s California

Business Education Alliance coordinator in 2003. In addition,

Lawyer Magazine named Steve Herum Land Use Lawyer of the

Rhea also serves on the board of directors of the Stockton

Year. It is the only time that a Central Valley attorney has received

Asparagus Festival, the California Travel Association and the

this statewide recognition.

Central Valley Tourism Association.

The 2011-2012 United Way of San Joaquin County Campaign

New Image Sign Co. Moves to New and Larger Location - New

Kick Off luncheon will take place at the Alex G. Spanos Center at

Image Sign Co. has been in business in the Stockton area for 12

the University of the Pacific on Tuesday, September 13, 2011. For

years. They offer years of experience! The new and expanded

more information and tickets contact Donna Ng at 209.320.6206

location is at 1325 El Pinal Drive #1A, facing West Lane in


Stockton. New Image Sign Co., owned by Vince Rosato, previously operated at 4059 Cherokee Road. Information: 209.931.6594 or

Preventing sexual harassment workshop, October 6, presented

by Gary Waters Management Consulting, Inc. Fully compliant to AB 1825. For additional information and online registration:

Gordon Zuckerman, a successful retired or call 209.815.9760. On site training available.

businessman who was born and raised in Stockton, will be signing copies of his new

Stockton Symphony Alliance Throws Birthday Party to Mark

book “The Sentinels: Crude Deception”

Symphony’s 85th Season - The Stockton Symphony Alliance is

at The Haggin Museum on Thursday,

throwing a Birthday Party for the symphony and the community

September 15, 7 p.m. Zuckerman’s debut

on Sunday, September 11, at the Brookside Country Club in

novel, “The Sentinels: Fortunes of War,”

Stockton from 3–5 p.m. Maestro Peter Jaffe, commencing his 17th

was a No. 1 bestseller on

season, will be the guest of honor. For additional information

in the WWII thriller-fiction category. Call 209.940.6312 or visit

please contact Rosetta Bachand at 209.942.4544.


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of CDCR, The Court Appointed Receiver Office, the URS/Bovis

Chamber Board Room to discuss and plan another part of the

Design Team, and reps from the Bid Package #1 Hensel Phelps

settlement agreement regarding the Direct Allocation of Local

and Bid Package 2 Clark/McCarthy have developed a great

Sales & Use Tax that will be generated locally as a result of the

working relationship to make sure local hire is maintained as a

hard fought settlement.

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Chamber staff will keep you all posted on the progress! Thank you all for a job well done and continued success!

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Highlights 9/1 - Networking Mixer – 5:15-7:15 p.m. @ Stockton Golf and Country Club 9/14 - Industrial Technology Barbecue – 5:30 p.m. @ University Plaza Waterfront Hotel


Networking Mixer – 5:15-7:15 p.m. @ Stockton Golf and Country Club


Manufacturers Industrial Distribution Roundtable – 7:30 a.m. @ CALAMCO Corporate Office 1776 W. March Lane, Suite 420


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


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

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



Industrial Technology Barbecue – 5:30 p.m. @ University Plaza Waterfront Hotel

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Stockton Retreat 16-17 Leadership @ Camp Lodestar, Wilseyville, CA


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


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


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


Business Education Alliance – 3:30 p.m. @ Chamber Conference Room


Chamber Board Meeting, 4 p.m. @ Chamber Conference Room

also don’t miss... 10/6 - Fall Business Tradeshow and Passport Mixer – 5-7:30 p.m. @ University Plaza Waterfront Hotel


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Contact the Chamber at 209.547.2770 for more info

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