More Headaches for California Employers

By: Ruth Evans of The Evans HR Group and Chamber of Commerce Board Member Every year our legislators introduce hundreds of new laws. Fortunately, many are “killed” along the way, but all too many actually do pass and make it to the Governor’s desk for his signature. 2015 is no exception! It is important to know and…

What have we done lately?

By: Al Smith – President and CEO of The Fresno Chamber of Commerce It’s that time again – a New Year!  An opportunity to pause and analyze how the past 12 months went. Each year we send our members a financial reminder to continue being a voice of the Chamber. It is always nice to…

Honoring true Fresno philanthropy

By: Sally Caglia – Electric Motor Shop & Warnors Center for the Performing Arts Definition of Philanthropy: The practice of performing charitable or actions of benevolence, love of mankind in general. The US immigration flood of the 1920’s included an 8 year old boy from a very humble village in Italy. Being the first to…

We need a double?

By: President and CEO of The Fresno Chamber of Commerce Whew! Are you, like me, glad it’s finally over? After weeks and weeks of being blasted with television, radio, newspaper and direct mail pieces from aspiring elected officials, what a sign of relief it was to wake up Wednesday, November 5th and actually appreciate the…

Local first

By:  Bruce Batti, President of JSA   In September of 2008, after watching the two-year implosion of the housing, financial and auto industries, Steve Geil, then President / CEO of the Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County (EDC), felt the downturn would soon be hitting the retail industry. So, Steve took the idea of producing…

What’s coming to your mailbox?

By: President and CEO of The Fresno Chamber of Commerce You could be next!! It was not too many days ago that the Chamber hosted a press conference discussing an increasing nuisance to those of us who own and operate businesses. And this is a pain that could be coming to your mailbox soon. There…