Leadership Fresno Class XXIX shares entrepreneurial education, inspiration

By: Matthew Rosenfeld Vice Pres./Gen. Manager of Ksee24/Cbs47, Chairman of the board, Fresno Chamber of Commerce A strong community with a bright future. That is what you get when the business community and education professionals collaborate to inspire students. Leadership Fresno Class XXIX reminded us of this powerful formula for improving the chances that more…

Politics… My Snooze Fest

By: Doug Betts, Business/Education Committee Chairman I was at Tailspin Tommy’s Aerodrome Eatery at Chandler airport recently, having lunch with some friends. I guess it’s that time of year again… because the conversation soon turned to politics. I observed quietly as the other five people numbered off all the reasons why they preferred one candidate…

Fresno Area Efforts to Enhance Youth Development

By: Doug Betts, Business/Education Committee Chairman Our committee consists of people who are passionate about helping to prepare youth for successful lives as adults in our community.  Our members come from business, government and public institutions as well as educational entities.  This month I want to tell you about two of the entities that are…

Grapes and Elephants

By: Doug Betts, Business/Education Committee Chairman  Let me start this article by assuring you that by its end, you’ll understand how picking grapes, eating an elephant and other odd topics are relevant to the Business / Education Committee of the Fresno Chamber. While having lunch with a fellow committee member at Chandler Airport recently, he…

Eaves Dropping on a Committee Meeting

By: Doug Betts, Business/Education Committee Chairman Our committee’s May 8, 2012 meeting began at 7:31 a.m. in the Gottschalks Conference Room of the Fresno Chamber. We began with self-introductions and stakeholder reports.  I believe this part of the meeting is one of the most valuable parts of being a member of this committee, although it…

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…