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DATA became one of only 15 career academies in the state to earn elite Lighthouse status

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Mapping the future
Mapping the future

Expert: Focus on the Wildly Important

Amid the whirlwind of activity that is everyday business, many owners and managers set goals, but precious few effectively manage the execution of strategies and tactics to achieve their objectives. So the Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center enlisted Jeff Wadsworth, a consultant in the FranklinCovey Execution practice, to present “The 4 Disciplines of Execution” […]

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GET THEM TALKING ABOUT YOUR BRAND

usiness owners looking for a social media strategy would be smart to take experts’ advice: Post consistently with short messages and images. This was the consensus of the panelists at the Fireside Chat on social media at UC Riverside’s Palm Desert campus. “Your overall marketing plan should drive people to your products,” says Nicole Middleton […]

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From Student to Second in Command

“Take advantage.” Students throughout the Coachella Valley hear the phrase frequently in the classroom, often ignored as another thing teachers say. But when that directive comes from someone like Veronica Ruiz, a young woman who was recently in those very same classrooms, a rote sentiment becomes sage advice. Ruiz, a 2007 graduate of Coachella Valley […]

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Cashing In

For some students, the hardest part of college is the application process. Add the “dreaded FAFSA” — as National Public Radio recently called the important Free Application for Federal Student Aid — and it’s easy to see why many of our best and brightest fall behind. The Coachella Valley Economic Partnership works with schools throughout […]

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Clicking at the iHub

Carving out distinctive niches in a saturated high-tech landscape, three companies “incubating” at the Coachella Valley iHub have each found ways to pair their bright ideas with proprietary technology to bring something new and meaningful to the market. Astrella, Pocial and PSTalent.com have at least one thing in common: They each rely on digital platforms […]

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Get Them Talking About Your Brand

Business owners looking for a social media strategy would be smart to take experts’ advice: Post consistently with short messages with images. This was the consensus of the panelists at the Fireside Chat on social media in May at UC Riverside’s Palm Desert Campus. “Your overall marketing plan should drive people to your products,” says […]

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Expert: Focus on the Wildly Important

Amid the whirlwind of activity that is everyday business, many owners and managers set goals, but precious few effectively manage the execution of strategies and tactics to achieve their objectives. So the Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center enlisted Jeff Wadsworth, a consultant in the FranklinCovey Execution practice, to present “The 4 Disciplines of Execution” [...]
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Open for Business

After he was laid off from his position as a materials and process scientist, Felix Barajas needed to find a new path. Felix Barajas turned success in his own company, Eco Green Supply, into success for the Latino community with LanzaTech. Photo by David A. Lee “I was the guy who figured out how to [...]
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Jacob and Anthony’s Excellent Digital Adventure

When Jacob Janes and Anthony Ramirez met each other over lunch at Ruby’s Diner in downtown Palm Springs, it was far from friendship at first sight. Their mothers were close friends who worked together as childcare and early-education professionals, Janes says, and brought the boys along to lunch one day. Students from rival middle schools, [...]
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‘I’ve Always Had Big Goals‘

Vanessa Gonzalez has never needed anyone to push her to work hard. Growing up with limited financial resources, the Coachella Valley High School alum and first-generation college student knew early on that education was the way to a better life. Coachella Valley High School grad and Pathways to Success scholar Vanessa Gonzalez will soon graduate [...]
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