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Oakdale Entrepreneur Competing In Challenge

With "Made in America" no longer the standard in what we buy, one Oakdale woman has put forward a simple easy-to-use website to assist consumers to find American made items.

March 20, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local Business


Tourism Improvement District Pleased With 2012

Citing its best year since forming, the Oakdale Tourism Business Improvement District announced a near $65,000 windfall for its coffers based on a full 2012 financial report.

February 13, 2013 | Richard Paloma | Local Business


Locally Owned Tire Shop Stays Strong

While the economy remains tough, you may see some empty storefronts or the occasional 'going out of business' sign, but that is not the case for locally owned and operated A&M Tires and Wheels at 9837 Highway 120 in Oakdale. Small business owner Alex Ruiz opened the doors to A&M approximately two years ago and business is good. Tires and wheels are his business and he started in the tire industry in 1995, working for Big O Tires in Oakdale and Manteca before branching out with his own private shop.

February 13, 2013 | Virginia Still | Local Business


Flowers And Much More At Downtown Locale

The new owners of the flower shop at 304 F St., downtown Oakdale, are a family. Leanne Hunteman and Cydni Staal are a mother and daughter team that work very well together. Other family members have jumped on board to help the business bloom, like Staal's daughters, Hannah, Haleigh, Elizabeth, and her brother, Matt Gordon. Judy Elam, Leanne's cousin, is the store manager and according to Hunteman, a true cowgirl. Elam is also a calf buyer and makes trips to Oregon to pick up cattle when she's not busy in the shop.

February 06, 2013 | Virginia Still | Local Business


Local Delivery Service A New Business Venture

Entrepreneur Katelyn Hasley has created a new business in Oakdale called Goods2Go. What is Goods2Go, you might ask? It is a local delivery service designed to provide Oakdale residents with the convenience of not having to leave their home or business to get items they need.

December 26, 2012 | Virginia Still | Local Business


Only In Oakdale - Holiday Treasure Hunting

The last of the turkey soup has been frozen and the pumpkin pie is just a fond memory. Thanksgiving is long gone and that means it is time to get down to some serious Christmas shopping. Unfortunately, serious Christmas shopping sometimes means a lot of driving, often in wet, wild weather because, as most people know, 'serious shopping' means going to Riverbank at the very least. Or does it?

December 19, 2012 | Diane Dupree-Dempsey Special To The Leader | Local Business


Win, Win, Situation - Buying Back Candy For A Good Cause

There was quite the stir in the parking lot at Drs. Jeff and Jody Sceville's dentist office, on Thursday, Nov. 1. The Sceville's were hosting the third annual "Candy Buy Back." They give youngsters the opportunity to turn in their candy for cash and then the candy will be shipped to soldiers overseas. They had a thank you card station set up so that anyone could design a card for the troops which will be shipped to them with the candy. They buy the candy back for $2 dollars a pound, the kids get a 'goodie bag', and ...

November 30, 2012 | Virginia Still | Local Business


New Owner Rolls Into Oakdale Bicycle Shop

The owners of the Oakdale Bicycle Shop may have changed, but the main featured item is still bicycles. Dave Enz took over the shop on Oct. 1 and has plans to do some renovations. Ed Battisfore is the store manager and Andre Hummer is the head mechanic. Enz commented that all three of them have worked together for many years. The Oakdale Bicycle Shop is at 445 E. F St., Oakdale, and the hours of operation are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to ...

November 28, 2012 | Virginia Still | Local Business


Ride On: Sanguinetti Duo Sell Bike Shop

Connie and Mel Sanguinetti have been the friendly faces greeting customers in the Oakdale Bicycle Shop for 36 years but the husband and wife team have decided the time is right to retire and have recently sold the shop to another bicycle enthusiast.

September 26, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Taste Of Oakdale A Scrumptious Success

Hunger stimulating aromas filled the air with the buzz of voices inside the Gene Bianchi Community Center for the fourth annual Taste of Oakdale hosted by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday evening, Aug 28.

September 05, 2012 | Richard Paloma | Local Business


A Business Minute

This week's business to be featured in the Leader's newest community-centric "A Business Minute" is Electric Beach and Skin Biz, which is owned by Roxanne Razo. Get to know what makes Oakdale business special. Answers submitted by Roxanne Razo.

September 05, 2012 | | Local Business


Fred’s Firearms Opens Storefront

What started out four years ago as a home-based hobby for Fred and Jennifer Smith, owners of Fred's Firearms, has turned into a full-fledged, thriving business prompting the husband and wife duo to open a storefront on West F Street in Randy Plaza.

August 15, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Grocery Outlet Opening For Shoppers

With many people still struggling with the economy, finding new ways to stretch the budget is a challenge but with more businesses, such as the new Grocery Outlet grand opening Saturday, Aug. 4, that challenge is met with plenty of choices.

August 01, 2012 | Kim Van Meter | Local Business


Valley Ripe For Fruit Production

Peach grower Jim Santini has spent every summer in a peach orchard since he was about four years old. His father planted his first peach orchard in the mid-1950s when Santini was about two.

July 25, 2012 | Dawn M. Henley | Local Business


Nuts Rank As Valuable County Crop

Nut farmers like Doug Ott and Dale Van Groningen of Oakdale don't seem to do it for the money – they call it fun – but they and growers like them produce the second most valuable agricultural crop in Stanislaus County.

July 18, 2012 | John Branch | Local Business


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Local Businesses Host Downtown Jingle Event

Doors will be open and treats aplenty, as some downtown businesses keep their doors open a bit longer on Friday, Dec. 12 to participate in a special holiday Jingle All the Way event. Over half a dozen boutiques and shops in the North Third vicinity will extend their business hours to 8 p.m. Friday, welcoming the community to do some night time shopping.

December 10, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Downtown Shop Targets Specific Clientele

Kristine Fallentine, owner and key name behind Kristine's Designer Clothing, has something unique to offer the Oakdale shopper. The recently opened 145 N. Second Ave., Oakdale location is just in time for the holiday season and their sought after unique customer.

December 03, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Oooooo LaLa - Parisian Inspired Boutique Has Just The Right Magic

Be it a party dress or hostess gift, I Love Paris is the ideal place for one stop shopping this holiday season. One need not look further than the quaint shop located in the center of Oakdale. The mother/daughter boutique owned and operated by Eleanor Colombo and Jill Haney is a refreshing change from what one might find in shopping malls or at big box stores.

November 19, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Women’s Boutique Brings Something New To North Third

Life has presented London Fox boutique owner and Oakdale native Tammy Golding with somewhat of a full circle moment this holiday season. Late last week, Golding opened her doors and greeted the community from her new location at 116 N. Third Ave., in the heart of downtown Oakdale.

November 19, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Alexandra’s: Traditional Flare Continues To Wow Shoppers

One can't help but feel a sense of warmth and being at home when first entering Alexandra's Home and Garden at 105 N. Third Ave. in Oakdale.

November 05, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local Business


Congressman Connects With Small Business Owners On Tax Burden

U.S. Congressman Jeff Denham joined local small business owners at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Oct. 14 to discuss how the health insurance tax, or HIT, is impacting their businesses and employees.

October 18, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local Business


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