Mayor Swearengin to Celebrate Fresno’s Accomplishments and Share Vision for its Future at Annual State of the City Luncheon

On Wednesday, May 30, 2012, Mayor Ashley Swearengin will share the City’s accomplishments, opportunities and future plans during the Fresno Chamber of Commerce’s 22nd annual State of the City luncheon. According to Mayor Swearengin, “The State of the City event is an excellent opportunity to celebrate our accomplishments over the past year and talk about…

To Agriculture….. And Beyond!

By: Al Smith, Fresno Chamber of Commerce President and CEO With special kudos to Buzz Lightyear  of Toy Story movie fame (“To Infinity… and Beyond”) this month’s cover story of Connect magazine deals with the tremendous economic impact visitors, tourism and conventions have on the County and City of Fresno.  As you will see in…

Recapping the Mayor’s Youth Job Fair

By: Doug Betts, Business/Education Committee Chairman It is now a few days after the Mayor’s Youth Job Fair and I can’t help but pinch myself again, it is really over!  I have to say this year was bigger, better, smoother than ever before (at least during the few years of my involvement).  I had promised…

Meal Period Seminar presented by Marcia Ross, a partner in the law firm of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

Chamber members who attended the Meal Period Seminar presented by Marcia Ross, a partner in the law firm of Atkinson,Andelson, Loya, Ruud  & Romo, learned that the State Supreme Court unanimously ruled that they are not the “meal period police”.  The long-awaited Brinker decision concluded that employers are only required to provide a meal period,…