Tell Me Again.

By: Fresno Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, Al Smith This month’s Connect features the topic of education. Obviously, an all-important element that has the ability to address poverty, crime and the economic well being of our community. That same educational effort is important for the strength of a Chamber of Commerce. We probably don’t…

Time for Change

By Matthew Rosenfeld, VP/GM KSEE24/CBS47 and Chairman of the Board of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce   “Change is inevitable.  Except from a vending machine.” This quote, written by Robert Gallagher, is one of my favorites of all time.  Perhaps the reason I like it is that it injects some humor into stressful days during…

Ho Hum – who cares?

By: Al Smith, President/CEO of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce For centuries there has been this accepted wisdom regarding government that there was a fourth estate.  As we know, the three branches are the Legislative, Judicial and Administrative. In 1787, the “fourth estate” phrase was supposedly coined by Edmund Burke as he spoke to the…