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Staffing and funding. Business owners share those and other top concerns at Turlock summit

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Small business owners gathered Tuesday for the first Turlock Business Summit, organized by the Valley Sierra Small Business Development Center.

The free event, held at the Grand Oak Banquet Hall And Event Center in Turlock, saw over 100 small business owners and employees in attendance and featured presentations from various consultants and business leaders.

Maisie Silva, the Turlock program specialist for the Valley Sierra SBDC, said the event was made possible through an American Rescue Plan Act grant for the “Turlock: Small Business, Large Impact” program. The program seeks to connect local business owners with resources and provide opportunities and training.

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Truckers, warehouse employees can get basic health care at this Modesto workplace

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The truckers and warehouse workers at Dot Foods can now get basic health care right at the south Modesto business.

So can their spouses and children, under a concept that Dot is spreading across its 12 distribution centers in the United States, at minimal cost to families.

The company expects that about 400 local employees and dependents will use the Dot Foods Family Health Center. It opened in a 1,440-square-foot modular building in late March and had a belated ribbon-cutting Wednesday.

“If you’re feeling under the weather, coming here is what we want you to do,” said Matt Holt, vice president of human resources for Dot.

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