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…

On the other hand…

By: President and CEO of The Fresno Chamber of Commerce The great Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof begins with the resounding song, “Tradition”.  Half way through the play, the lead character, Tevye does a monologue trying to balance his viewpoint of “tradition” when it starts to clash with a transforming world. Boldly, he tried…

CCWC helps Fresno thrive!

Contributed by: Jan Edwards, CCWC Director of Development/ Marketing and Betsy Hays, CCWC Speaker/PR Coordinator A day of empowerment as well as a shot in the arm to the Fresno economy, the 27th Annual Central California Women’s Conference will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center. This day-long event…