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Expansion Project Equals Success For Mid Valley Foods, Inc.

If there ever was a testament to the power of hard work, determination and a belief that everything happens for a reason, Mid Valley Foods is that example.

March 28, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Curves Collects Groceries In Lieu Of Membership Fee

With some 10,000 locations nationwide, it's not surprising that Curves enjoys a booming business in each of the three local communities of Oakdale, Riverbank and Escalon.

March 21, 2012 | Marg Jackson | Local Business


Carving A Niche – Part II - Shoe Repair Business Flourishes During Recession

Entering the shoe and boot repair business when he was 14, Javier "Harvey" Melgoza of Harvey's Shoe Repair in Oakdale has spent almost 40 years practicing the trade and still likes his work.

March 21, 2012 | John Branch | Local Business


A Business Minute – Dr. John T. Brennan

This week's business to be featured in the Leader's newest community-centric "A Business Minute" is chiropractor Dr. John T. Brennan. Get to know what makes Oakdale businesses special.

March 14, 2012 | | Local Business


Let There Be Light - Shop A Fixture In Downtown

(Editor's Note: This week, we begin a new three-part series on local, longtime businesses that have carved their own niche in the downtown area. Look for the second feature story in the March 21 issue.)

March 14, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local Business


The Grocery Depot Opens To Eager Shoppers

The recently opened Grocery Depot on East F Street is offering shoppers one more way to save a few bucks on their monthly grocery budget - and judging by the enthusiastic turnout within their first week of opening, shoppers are pleased with the additional choice.

January 25, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Husband and Wife Duo Open Crossfit Training Studio

Ditch the frou-frou work-out togs with the matching top and bottom and glittering logo blazoned across the rear; ditch the cutesy socks and trendy shoes but most importantly - ditch the excuses.

January 18, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Trendy Paws And Claws Delivers Service

As part of a multi-generational animal grooming family from Valley Home, Trendy Paws and Claws owner Terah Amerine knows a thing or two about making Spot look his best.

January 04, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Newly Opened Yogurt Station Kicks Off CIVICS Program

The Oakdale CIVICS (Citizens Volunteering In City Services) volunteer program, kicked off with the first local business to commit to the cause on Saturday, Dec. 3 at The Yogurt Station.

December 07, 2011 | | Local Business


Hollywood Hair Offers Hair Care With Pizazz

Hollywood Hair salon owner Cristi Zehr had always wanted to open her own salon but the right moment didn't align with her life until she'd been styling hair for 17 years. Most recently, six of those years were spent cutting hair at Hair Masters 2000 and she loved her job. But the time finally became right and Zehr took the plunge. In May, she opened Hollywood Hair salon with her good friend and fellow stylist Melissa Hunt and she hasn't looked back since.

December 07, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Old-Fashioned Christmas Lights Up Community

Smiling faces filled with holiday cheer were plentiful at downtown Oakdale's fourth annual Old-Fashioned Christmas on Dec. 2. Downtown merchants, decked out in their best Christmas décor, stayed open late and offered specials to holiday shoppers who flocked to Third Avenue to check out the open houses and start – or wrap up - their Christmas gift buying.

December 07, 2011 | Dawn M. Henley | Local Business


Local Photographer Offers Boudoir Photography

It's the ultimate empowerment for a woman - celebrating her curves, loving her body exactly as it was made - and committing that empowerment by capturing it forever in images.

November 23, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Make-Up With A Mission

When doctors diagnosed Mary Carey, an attractive saleswoman by trade and an all-round take-charge kind of woman, with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare and particularly aggressive form of cancer, her reaction was understandable.

November 16, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Business Minute - I Love Paris

This week's business to be featured in the Leader's newest community-centric "A Business Minute" is I Love Paris, which is owned by Eleanor Colombo and Jill Haney. Get to know what makes Oakdale businesses special.

November 02, 2011 | | Local Business


New Salon Celebrates Diversity

Growing up different in a small town created some rough times for the 2008 OHS graduate but David Soria, owner of the David Allen salon in Oakdale, is proving that different can be fabulous.

October 26, 2011 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


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Articles by Section - Local Business


New Business Offers Something for The Whole Family

There's a new 'Joe' in town and chances are if you live on the North end of town, you've moseyed through the drive thru. If not, then it just might be time to see what all the fuss is about.

February 04, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Local Barbershop Adds Third Generation To The Floor

There's been a noticeable change to Norm's Barbershop at its West F Street location in Oakdale.

January 28, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Fitness Studio Looks To Revitalize Community Health

There's a small secret in the way of fitness a handful of community members have caught wind of: Revitalize Fitness is looking to reshape not only how people perceive weight loss, but overall health.

January 21, 2015 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Businesses, Junior Achievers Feted On Friday

A number of local businesses and teens actively involved in the community will be saluted on Friday night, part of the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner.

January 14, 2015 | | Local Business


New Location, Same Care - Veterinarians Seek More Space For Better Service

It has been over two decades since Mel Tanner, DVM, opened the doors of his South First Avenue Vet Hospital. The quaint and cozy Oakdale's Olde Towne Vet Hospital situated in amongst unassuming little residences has become a refuge and comfort for many local pet owners.

December 31, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


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