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Stories behind the numbers

It’s real people that fuel our economy. Here are some of their stories.


Rising Up in Downtown Ukiah: Schat’s Bakeries & Cafés

“If you make a bread customer, you have a customer for life.” Since 1991, Schat’s Bakery has been a fixture in downtown Ukiah. It’s the place where lawyers pick up…

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Local Small Business Goes Global: The Rise of Solectrac

Local small business, Solectrac, a manufacturer of electric tractors based in Albion, CA, announced (June 2021) that they have been bought by global giant Ideanomics. This move will give Solectrac…

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Clients Up Close: Canova Records

Small businesses come in all shapes and sizes and such a variety of types of business. West Center took to the road to speak with Keith Canova, an entrepreneur located…

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Clients Up Close: Volare Aerial Imaging

Over the next couple of months, West Center will be talking to some of our clients who have come to us via the Mendocino Small Business Development Center, one of…

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