Ambassador of the Year Award

By: Jim Holm, Fresno Chamber Ambassador and Director of Development for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County One of the ways in which the Fresno Chamber of Commerce recognizes the performance and involvement of outstanding chamber members is through the Ambassador of the Year Award.  This Award is given annually to the Ambassador…

Producing career ready students

By: Doug Betts, Business/Education Committee Chairman After finishing up last month’s column, I thought it would be a good idea to continue talking about some of the other local organizations that I believe to be “enhancing the economic…well-being of Fresno County Residents”.  The members of our committee are big believers in the missions of the…

Hire a Kid, Change a Life

By: Scott Miller, Fresno Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman and Owner of Gazebo Gardens With the Mayor’s Youth Job Fair coming up, there has been a lot of talk around the Chamber regarding hiring teens and what it means for the communal economy when our youth get into the working world early.  On the previous…

Even more New Laws for 2012

By: Ruth Evans, Owner of The Evans HR GROUP Last month, we provided you with information on some of the new laws that became effective January 1.  This column includes some additional laws effective this year along with other important reminders and information. CREDIT CHECKS Increasingly, employers have been using consumer credit reports as part…