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Written by Stockton Hardware Store on May 30th, 2012. Posted in News

In May, the Port of Stockton was awarded a $7.2 million portion of the San Joaquin County s California Transportation Commission grant funding obtained from a combination of Proposition 1B, federal funding and various state and federal transportation accounts.

How California's Budget Blunders Led to My Divorce from the Golden State

Written by Stockton Hardware Store on May 28th, 2012. Posted in News

Note: This article originally appeared at Fox News on May 15, 2012. Over the weekend California Governor Jerry Brown announced the grim news that the Golden State’s budget deficit had almost doubled to $16 billion more than 17 percent of the new budget year’s $92.6 billion spending plan.

Roman Catholic hierarchy split on lawsuit against Obama

Written by Stockton Hardware Store on May 25th, 2012. Posted in News

Roman Catholic hierarchy split on lawsuit against Obama

How California's Budget Blunders Led to My Divorce from the Golden State

Written by Stockton Hardware Store on May 24th, 2012. Posted in News

Note: This article originally appeared at Fox News on May 15, 2012. Over the weekend California Governor Jerry Brown announced the grim news that the Golden State’s budget deficit had almost doubled to $16 billion more than 17 percent of the new budget year’s $92.6 billion spending plan.

How California's Budget Blunders Led to My Divorce from the Golden State

Written by Stockton Hardware Store on May 23rd, 2012. Posted in News

Note: This article originally appeared at Fox News on May 15, 2012. Over the weekend California Governor Jerry Brown announced the grim news that the Golden State’s budget deficit had almost doubled to $16 billion more than 17 percent of the new budget year’s $92.6 billion spending plan.

Gadar Movement artifacts to be displayed at Stockton

Written by Stockton Hardware Store on May 20th, 2012. Posted in News

By Ravinder Singh Robin, New Delhi, May 19: The artifacts related to the 'Gadar Movement' would be on display at the Sikh Temple at Stockton, California to mark the centenary celebrations of the uprising in the second week of October.

Usc Trojans Pick Up Two Top Running Backs Fan’s Reaction

Written by Stockton Hardware Store on May 18th, 2012. Posted in News

They may not have as many scholarships to offer as other schools but the University of Southern California Trojans are making the ones they have count. Last month, the nation's top high school quarterback made a commitment to the Trojans and now, in a matter of a couple days, USC has garnered two of the top running backs in the country heading into 2013.

Gurpreet Singh: Senior leftist Bibi Veeran calls for unity against Sikh fundamentalists

Written by Stockton Hardware Store on May 17th, 2012. Posted in News

The 83-year-old Coquitlam residents says it's time for moderates to end their differences and take back control over Surrey's largest Sikh temple.

DIY Business Remodeling Secrets in Stockton

Written by Stockton Hardware Store on May 17th, 2012. Posted in Blog

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Stockton business owners have many ways to build better relations with potential customers and even current clients.

As a business owner in Stockton, California, the Fremont Plaza Ace hardware store can assist you with the products and services that you need to complete your do-it-yourself business remodeling project with ease.

Keeping in mind that your employees are the cornerstones of your business relations with customers, business owners can start a series of simple business remodeling projects that can have lasting effects.

Remodeling the exterior of your business, including the landscaping where the structure is located, can help project a better image for your business. However, when there are particular features of the building that need to be remodeled, then you may decide to focus on those areas of improvement instead of remodeling the entire structure. One common approach to remodeling a business is by actually reducing unused spaces.

There are several moments that a business owner may be convinced that he has to have the business remodeled, however it might not always be the case. For example, one area, which might need remodeling, is the waiting area in your office.

You might want to survey your customers for remodeling ideas. From survey responses you can determine areas of focus. If surveys indicate that your customers want more available seating, then you may have to be creative with the solution. For example, you could convert an unused storage closet into an expansion area for your waiting room for your business.

How about the wall surfaces?

The most popular business remodeling projects include mounting and installing flat screen televisions on the walls so people can sit back and watch when they are waiting.

Expanding the Parking Area of Your Stockton business

Adding parking spaces is a popular technique that business owners can implement on behalf of their customers. While most business owners will not take on repaving projects on their own, painting the curbs or replacing burnt out light bulbs can be completed without too much of a hassle.

While remodeling a business does not begin and end with the business premises, business owners should be certain that there is ample parking to handle the level of business, especially during busy times.

Apart from having ample parking for the business, there may likewise be a necessity to add a storage area in order to store assorted tools around the place of business. Storage sheds are an option, and many of the modern storage sheds available from Fremont Plaza Ace hardware, look great for their intended purpose. If your business, uses a lot of heavy equipment, then storage sheds are the most suitable place to have them stored.

You can also make other minor changes around the exterior of your business to improve the space and efficiency. Stockton business remodeling does not always have to take on the form a major improvement project. However some projects like adding a restroom are, more than likely, too much for a business owner to handle. But equipping the reception area for your business with secretary desks and other amenities are sure to sustain the morale of front desk staff.

Each Stockton area business owner will have to make a decision about his remodeling budget, the level of the improvements, whether improvements can performed in house or if they need to be performed by a licensed contractor or handyman. One of the biggest things to consider beyond financial budget is time horizon. How long have you allocated for the project to run from commencement to completion. Your customers and even your employees are rarely pleased about being inconvenienced as a result of a business remodeling project. This explains why your business-remodeling project should be carefully planned.

Overall, completed remodeling projects are a wonderful way for companies and businesses to not only to attract new customers, but to also communicate to existing customers an ongoing investment in the business.

There are numerous ways in remodeling a business; yet, the ones listed here are only the tip of the iceberg. Give your business-remodeling project a jump-start by contacting the friendly staff at Fremont Plaza Ace hardware.

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Muni Bond Etfs And Retirees: A Match Made In Heaven?

Written by Stockton Hardware Store on May 17th, 2012. Posted in News

As an asset class, municipal bonds have had plenty of negative headlines to deal with in the past several years. There was the credit crisis of 2008 and the ensuing recession of