Giving workers and employers flexibility makes sense for families

By Senator: Tom Berryhill Getting government out of the way so that businesses can thrive and prosper continues to be my top legislative priority. Frivolous or ‘gotcha’ lawsuits continue to divert valuable resources from expanding a business and hiring people to fighting the lawsuits.  The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and the California Environmental Quality…

Setting the Bar

By: Al Smith – President and CEO of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce   As most of you know, the Chamber conducts an annual Valley Business Awards Luncheon.  Following this year’s event, one of the attendees came up to me and stated something that really got me thinking.  He said, “Rewarding business leaders like this…

Adding a ‘Spark!’ to education

The Arts: Nicety or Necessity?  That was the question and theme of our 121st Annual Installation Banquet on January 30th. As we listened to speaker after speaker point to the importance of the arts in their success, the answer was clear; the arts are a necessity. Our community has the opportunity to lift up the…