Problem #1

By: Al Smith – President and CEO of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce The phone rang in the office a couple of weeks ago and when I answered it, the voice at the other end introduced himself and said, “Betty Yee wants to come visit you.” My mind flashed back to the recent election in…

 The Value of Entrepreneurship

By: Lorraine Salazar, Owner of Sal’s Mexican Restaurant Group “Entrepreneurship” has become a media buzzword.  Pick up a newspaper and you’ll very likely find at least one story or reference to developing entrepreneurship in young people. The April Fresno Unified School District’s publication highlights a new magnet high school opening this August “featuring a specialized…

Problem #1

By: Al Smith – President and CEO of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce The phone rang in the office a couple of weeks ago and when I answered it, the voice at the other end introduced himself and said, “Betty Yee wants to come visit you.” My mind flashed back to the recent election in…

Water advocacy gains national attention

California Governor Jerry Brown’s recent executive order requiring 25% water reduction for all residents highlighted the severity of our current drought. Central Valley residents know all too well that our drought situation is crippling the agriculture industry and leaving communities without access to clean water for basic functions like drinking, cooking and bathing. The first-of-its-kind…