Staying Lean

By: Al Smith – President and CEO of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce Whew!  Is it over? For more years than one would want, everyone – especially small business – has had to make quick adjustments just to survive the economic downturn.  Those who didn’t, (unfortunately, many of our friends) didn’t make it. Those who…

 Maintaining High Standards

By: Lorraine Salazar, Owner of Sal’s Mexican Restaurant Group Last month I flew to Washington DC to speak with legislators on behalf of the California Restaurant Association.  The following day I observed Fresno County officials and business leaders lobbying Congress to provide relief from the California drought. As a business owner I have the same…