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Global Cities Initiative

By: Anna Borgeas – Vice President and COO of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce   We are finally coming out of the Great Recession (Collective sigh of relief.) But, if we know anything about our region, we tend to lag behind in recoveries, which means we need to dig deeper to find better ways to…

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Recharge Fresno

Written by: Thomas Esqueda, City of Fresno Director of Public Utilities   Water Infrastructure Improvements Planned to Ensure Sustainable Water Supply for Fresno Safe, clean and reliable water is a fundamental component of healthy, vibrant and economically advantaged communities. The City of Fresno is recommending a long-term water infrastructure improvement program that would provide this…

Investing in your Business

By: Lorraine Salazar, Owner of Sal’s Mexican Restaurant Group Each new year is typically a time for reflection and resolutions. Business owners and leaders also prepare plans and budgets for the upcoming year.  Those include capital expenditures—renovation, upgrades, new equipment—we believe will enable us to be more successful and competitive in our marketplace. As I…

Get to your Point

By: Al Smith – President and CEO of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce Communication is important.  Not just the words..but the delivery. There is an old saying in the selling game about talking past the close.  The “close” is the moment in a transaction that the seller says the right thing and the buyer says…

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…