Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:00 am
Business owner Michael Warren resigned from the Downtown Lodi
Business Partnership board on Wednesday, writing in a statement
that he is “fundamentally at odds with the policies and practices
of the organization.”
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 5:52 pm
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 12:00 am
In the next month, the Downtown Lodi Business Partnership will
kick off the farmers’ market, the Shop Sunday campaign and a flower
pot contest. The partnership held its monthly meeting Monday to
discuss plans for the events.
Nancy Byer-Hauan, right, owner of Jackson Hewitt Tax Services in Downtown Lodi and on Kettleman Lane, presents Capt. Dan Williams, of the Salvation Army, a check for $1,065 on Wednesday. Jackson Hewitt recently conducted a month-long fundraiser called “Big Checks for Charity.” A portion of the proceeds from all the tax returns prepared in March benefited the Lodi Salvation Army’s Hope Harbor, a program that helps men, women and women with children. Jackson Hewitt and the Salvation Army plan to make this an annual campaign and partnership.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 12:00 am
On Monday, the Downtown Lodi Business Partnership board of
directors briefly discussed concerns about the organization’s
finances that one of its board members brought up during last
Wednesday’s Lodi City Council meeting.
Thursday, April 7, 2011 12:15 pm
A Downtown merchant is raising questions about how the executive
board of the Downtown Lodi Business Partnership is using city and
business assessment funds during a rough economy.
Michael Warren, owner of Crush Kitchen + Bar and the Market at
Crush, spoke at Wednesday's Lodi City Council meeting about $9,000
in total bonuses granted to the board's executive director.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 12:00 am
Not only will the Downtown certified farmers market be a month
shorter this year, its boundaries will also be reduced. Due to
safety concerns, the city of Lodi will not allow two separate
sections to the market. Since the group hosting the market can't
get compliance from a federal agency, the market will go back to
its traditional borders.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 12:00 am
Due to high expenses and historically poor attendance in
September, the Downtown Lodi Farmers Market is going to be shorter
this year. The annual market is being reduced to 13 weeks and will
not stretch into September, the Downtown Lodi Business Partnership
board of directors unanimously voted Monday.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 12:00 am
To help get the most out of its shoestring budget, the Downtown
Lodi Business Partnership is demanding more from its board of
directors in 2011.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 12:00 am
Two restaurateurs will join the Downtown Lodi Business
Partnership’s board of directors in 2011. Michael Warren, of Crush
Kitchen + Bar, and Greg Lewis, of The Dancing Fox Winery &
Bakery, were elected by Downtown business owners to the nonprofit
board that promotes local merchants Monday morning. Warren will
serve a three-year term and Lewis will serve for two years. Three
incumbent directors, Erin Smith, Sam Rehmke and Nancy Byer-Hauan,
were also re-elected to the board.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 12:00 am
The Downtown Lodi Business Partnership Board of Directors will
have a least one new face in January.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 10:00 pm
Downtown Lodi Business Partnership board members discussed a
personnel issue in a closed-session meeting Tuesday, more than a
month after their executive director was arrested on suspicion of
driving under the influence of alcohol and hit-and-run, both
Monday, February 12, 2007 10:00 pm
Wednesday, December 13, 2006 10:00 pm
The Downtown Lodi Business Partnership board has welcomed five
Wednesday, October 18, 2006 10:00 pm
After an emotional public hearing that took almost three hours
Wednesday, the Lodi City Council voted 3-2 to increase downtown
business assessments by 20 percent.
Monday, October 16, 2006 10:00 pm
Brian Hayn has owned a car sales and repair shop for about 17
years, the past 12 at the corner of Sacramento Street and Lodi
Tuesday, October 10, 2006 10:00 pm
Leaders at the Downtown Lodi Business Partnership are being
asked in no uncertain terms what happened to $40,000 that seems to
be unaccounted for in the partnership's financial statements.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006 10:00 pm
In a way, we work an entire year just for tax season.
Wednesday, January 4, 2006 10:00 pm
Downtown Lodi business owners have voted in four new board
members and re-elected the treasurer of the Downtown Lodi Business
Wednesday, December 14, 2005 10:00 pm
Touting a newfound unity, the Downtown Lodi Business Partnership
board chose Jaime Watts to serve as executive director and elected
a new slate of board officers at its meeting Tuesday night.
Tuesday, January 11, 2005 10:00 pm
Mary Wallace came to Downtown Lodi only a few years ago, when
she left the insurance business for a Pine Street frames and
collectibles shop in 2002.
Sunday, April 11, 2004 10:00 pm
It's not April 15 at the H&R Block on West Pine Street until
Keith Lane strolls in with his W-2 forms. The Lodi resident, an
employee at General Mills, has been coming to the downtown office
to file his tax returns on the last day possible for nearly 15
Wednesday, January 14, 2004 10:00 pm
Downtown Lodi businesses owners will soon discuss whether to
bring back the Christmastime Dickens Faire and offer an ice skating
rink in downtown Lodi after a one-year absence.
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