Ben Sanchez is a writer, artist and entrepreneur based in Stockton. He received a master’s degree from the University of the Pacific in communication and media relations. On Instagram @minteaspc_.
In the notoriously car dependent Central Valley, a new public transit option could have significant impacts on mobility and quality of life, as well as economic development. But delays to the Valley Rail project are reflective of the challenges involved in building intercity passenger rail anywhere in the United States.
Phillip Hon, executive director of Unbound Stockton, left
the sea breezes of Hawaii behind to pursue a dream. In 2013, the
nonprofit Teach for America offered him the opportunity to work
at Iroquois Point Elementary School in Oahu, where he served as
vice principal and on the National Advisory Board of the
Collective, Teach For America’s national association for alumni
There are signs that the coworking sector may be on its way back up. If passionate coworking space owners are to be believed, their sofas, meeting tables, conference rooms and event venues may be catalysts for growth in the Capital Region.
Makers Made, a shop and platform for entrepreneurs to sell
handmade goods and wares, is part of a larger downtown
redevelopment trend in Stockton.
A Stockton-based mobile pizza oven serves customers across the Central Valley and uses cross collaboration between small businesses to support local entrepreneurs.
Comstock’s spoke with Goodstock Productions founder Amy Sieffert about how the virtual marketplace is helping women entrepreneurs in the challenging time of COVID-19.
Chris Kay is a marketing executive, owner of an imported-foods business and, as of July 1, president of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce.
Jessica Bryant, a former personal trainer who was raised on a cattle ranch, started Corn Poppy Produce in 2019 to promote healthier living in the Stockton community.
Gabino Cordova’s keen eye for detail is a skill fine-tuned when designing custom frames for clients. Cordova, the owner of the Galeria Custom Framing on Stockton’s Miracle Mile, learned the presentation and preservation of fine art through custom framing on the job, working for a small business.
When Jimboy Rabanal moved his family to Stockton’s Yosemite Street Village, he heard the owner of the Yosemite Meat Market had placed the historic business up for sale.