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December new members, renewals
NEW MEMBERS K.C. Rutiaga RENEWALS 227-1158
5901 E. Clinton Ave. Bruce Williams Auto Body,
Real-Time Outsource Fresno, CA 93727 32 years Bruce Williams, (559)
Travis Huff (559) 292-2944 Renewal Body Works Inc., 299-0685
1322 E. Shaw Ave. #310 Charlie Sandoval, (559) Save Mart #98, Mike Brown,
Fresno, CA 93710
Urbanesis 299-2116 (559) 322-8021
Leslie Ward, CPA, Les Ward,
(559) 905-0954 Enoch Sears 20 to 25 years (559) 291-9064
Clovis, CA 93612 Warner Financial Services, Wal-Mart/Shaw Ave, Garner
Got-U-There Tours (559) 492-9749 Gary Warner, (559) 297-8080 Willis, (559) 297-4176
The Pepsi Bottling Group,
Leslie Raddatz Fresno Lawn Care Diana Conaway, (559)
10 to 14 years
Clovis, CA 93611 George McNeal Douglas M. Smith & Co.
(559) 325-7800 Fresno, CA 93729 America's Best Value Inn & CPA, Doug Smith, (559)
(559) 977-8497 Suites Clovis, Peter Patel, 294-6592
Woodward Remodeling (559) 298-0775 Samuel A Lucido Invest-
Auspice Home Care Solutions Gateway Automotive, Ottmar ments, Sam Lucido, (559)
Koch, (559) 323-1948 298-5509
Clovis, CA 93612 Jackie Green Home Depot, Frank Piccolo,
(559) 323-0450 758 E Bullard Ave Ste. 102 15 to 19 years (559) 294-9600
Fresno, CA 93710 Cen Cal Business Finance
Fresno Neon Sign Co. (559) 436-4782 Group, Cindy Merzon, (559) SEE Renewals, PAGE 5
Chamber Annual Meeting Thank you,
Jan. 28 at Classic Catering sponsors
enerous sponsors help make
ou are invited to the Clovis Chamber The Director and Ambassador of the Year Clovis Chamber events happen.
Annual Meeting to be held on awards will be given as well as one for Thank them by patronizing their
Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Classic Membership Development. businesses.
Catering Banquet Room.
The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1
The event will include a delicious lunch 2009 Chairman’s Circle
from Classic Catering and time for some Budweiser/Donaghy Sales
serious networking. Kaiser Permanente
This is the time to meet the new Board
of Directors, to thank outgoing Chairman Tickets cost $25 each and can be Kitahara Pontiac - Buick - GMC
Paul Hinkle and to welcome incoming purchased from Rachel@clovischamber. Big Country - 102.7
Chairman Ron Barsamian. com. KALZ - Alice 96.7
KBOS - B95
KCBL - Fox Sports 1340 and 1400
KFSO - La Preciosa - 92.9
Clovis Advantage Trade Show March 4 KRZR - 103.7
KSOF - Soft Rock - 98.9
at Veterans’ Memorial Building
Table Mountain Casino
2009 President’s Circle
pplications are available for the available. By supporting the event you will
March 4 edition of the Clovis see your logo displayed at the event and on Allstar Communications
Advantage Business Trade Show. This the 8,000 tickets that are distributed. Also, AmeriGas
is the granddaddy of all networking event you will receive a prime location at the Business Street
as several hundred business people and the show. Clovis Veterinary Hospital
public come to the Clovis Veterans’ Comcast
Memorial Building to see the best the For information about participating or Dry Creek Museum
Valley has to offer. sponsoring the Clovis Advantage, contact Fresno Equipment Company
Rachel at 299-7363 or Rachel@clovischam- Heald College
Sponsorship opportunities are also ber.com. Pack & Ship Pros
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Resolutions Mixer Big Hat Days are April 10, 11
Jan. 27 at the Institute O
n Friday morning, April 9 and In the DMV lot you’ll find the Don
Monday morning, April 12, Old Maurer Family Carnival that will be bigger
Town Clovis will be a quiet little than ever.
part of town with old-fashioned shops and
few cars. No one will be able to tell that The alluring smells of cooking tri-tip,
between those two days, the population funnel cakes, kettle korn and sausages will
will have doubled at the largest event in bring you down the Food Fair to the
the Central Valley. Budweiser Beverage Garden where you can
tart the year out right at the Chamber mixers are free to Chamber enjoy the sounds of local bands. Quench
The 71st Annual Table Mountain Casino your thirst with a Pepsi product sold by a
Resolutions Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. members, their guests and potential new Big Hat Days are coming to town on April
Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Institute members. local non-profit group.
10 and 11. This year’s event, the premier
of Technology, 564 W. Herndon Ave. event in the Central Valley, is promising to As you’re enjoying the Kitahara Auto
Remember, about 100 people attend
Enjoy great networking, meet new Clovis Chamber mixers so be sure to bring be another sell out. Display, listen to the sounds of 102.7 Big
people, learn about the training and lots of business cards and get ready to The Chamber is already fielding phone Country, Alice 96.7 and B95.
educational opportunities available and meet lots of new people. calls from craft vendors from around the
enjoy great hors d’ouevres created by Be sure to visit sponsor Allstar Communi-
country all vying for the coveted 400 cations booth at Fifth Street and Pollasky
students at the new Culinary Annex. Details: 299-7363. spaces. Many are already sold. New and Avenue.
upgraded quality crafters are bringing their
products — blown glass vases, all kinds of Big Hat Days, a Clovis Chamber of
Upcoming Mixers: art including acrylics, oils and pencil Commerce event, is representative of the
sketches, handmade baskets, pottery and Clovis Way of Life — a safe, family-friendly
lots of hats. environment.
Mark your calendar
he Clovis Chamber announces the Aug. 18 — Fresno County Federal
schedule for its popular Mixer series Credit Union
of networking events. The dates and Sept. 15 — Fairwinds
locations for 2010 are:
Oct. 21 — Clovis Advantage Trade
Jan. 26 — Institute of Technology Show
Feb. 17 — Cargo Bay/Office Bay
Nov. 17 — See’s Candies
March 17 — Sierra Vista Mall
Dec. 1 — Sam’s Club
April 21 — Hampton Inn & Suites
Chamber mixers are free to Chamber
May 19 — Future Ford members, their guests and people interest-
June 16 — Fresno Chaffee Zoo ed in joining the Clovis Chamber of
July 21 — Precision Plastics Commerce.
Seminar series starts next month
he Clovis Chamber’s seminar series Thursday, March 4: Advertising and
has set its schedule for the first half Marketing Plans
of the year. Thursday, April 1: Sales Training
The series rotates between three topics: Thursday, May 6: Build a Facebook
Sales Training (create a process that saves Fan Page
time and your dignity), Marketing and Thursday, June 3: Advertising and
Advertising (when and where to spend) Marketing Plan
and Social Media Networking (make it The presentations start at noon at ITT
work for you 24/7). Technical Institute located on the south-
Each session will be similar in scope but west corner of Clovis and Herndon.
will cover different aspects fo each topic, so The classes are free to Clovis Chamber
it’s worth attending each month. members.
The scheduled dates are: To RSVP or for more information, call
Thursday, Feb. 4: Build a Facebook Fan Beth Bridges at 299-7363 or beth@clovis-
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In March, the Clovis Chamber helps defeat Measure A, the increased sales tax.
Ribbon cutting for Einar Cook Honoree Don Watnick shakes hands with networking expert Mel
Chris Bundros, Kaufman at Salute to Business in August.
One of the souped-up cars at the Clovis Motorsports Jamboree in May.
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Businesses showcase their products at the semi-annual Clovis Advantage
Crowds fill the streets at the annual Big Hat Days in April Every Friday, Lunch Bunch goes to a local rersturant for lunch.
FROM PAGE 2 Fresno Women's Network, Karen Sorensen,
Save Mart #52, Rick Rapada, (559) (559) 450-2102
297-1338 The Human Resources Consortium, Fred Mora
Save Mart #33, Bennett Lee, (559) 298-3074 III, (559) 227-6115
Collette Vacations, Joan Thornton, (401)
Five to nine years 727-9000
Belmont Country Club, Tonya Malloch, (559) Ink Print Pros, Griff Anderson, (559)
Save Mart #87, Robert King, (559) 297-0109 Computer Geeks Fresno, Jay Petersen, (559)
Realty Concepts Ltd., John M. Shamshoian, 439-3535
(559) 490-1500 Hartung Family Trust for Sonic Burger W.
Valley Wide Beverage Company, Todd Shaw & Villa, Thomas Reid Thale, (619)
Howerton, (559) 650-1500 501-4626
Fresno Dental!, Dr. Eric Cuenca, (559) Tuff Shed, Alex Fonseca, (559) 322-8833
431-9111 First-year renewals
Mary Kay Cosmetics - Judy Miller, Indepen-
dent Consultant, Judy Miller, (559) 977-9001 Farmers Insurance - Janet Belan, Janet
Hinds Hospice, Samantha Schuh, (559) Belan, (559) 435-1030
320-0308 Piccadilly Inn Airport Holiday Inn Express -
Clovis, Michelle Liskiewicz, 559-297-0555
Two to four years Sis-Ters - Self Improvement Saturdays to
Colonial Van & Storage, DJ Welton, (559) Ease Recurring Stress, Cindy Garrett,
Emerald Pools, Larry Fulkerson, (559) Central Valley Networks, Matthew Paredes,
Beth Bridges and Rachel Greaves in the “Chamber News and Views weekly TV show.” 291-8344 (559) 393-3972
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Good news from Chamber members
ased on the number of plete its expansion plans at Sotiropulos and the Clovis To help people reach Judge by Gov. Arnold church member to attend.
Good News items its site located east of High Chamber Singers their dreams in the new Schwarzenegger. She more The church is located at 698
from Clovis Chamber Highway 168. Details: entertained the crowd while year, Jill Hendrickson, “The recently served as the N. Minnewawa Ave. in
members, the end of 2009 233-8690. the children got to see Book Goddess” and author county’s chief contracted Clovis. Details: 797-7000.
saw improvements and Ano-Tech Metal Finish- Santa Claus. Great food and of “Weight Loss, Italian public defender, coordinat- Tamar Fagan of Work-
great things are expected ing became a finalist in the gifts were distributed. Style!” is offering a free ing attorney for the Board force Connection at the
from 2010. Institute of Family Business Details: 323-2100. rapid results coaching of Supervisors and inmate Manchester Center
session for anyone seriously counsel for the California recently passed the
Bank of Sierra announces Awards “Family Business of Cen Cal Business Finance
interested in losing weight, Office of Administrative Professional in Human
the opening of a branch in the Year.” Sponsored by Group, the oldest certified Resources exam. She will be
Tulare with two more Fresno State’s Craig School development company in writing a book, starting a Hearings.
new business, finding love monitoring that her agency
following in 2010 in of Business and the Fresno the Central Valley, recently Two of your local Pizza is following all HR regula-
Farmersville and Selma. Business Journal, the celebrated 25 years of or developing a new career. Huts are now Pizza Hut
Details: jillhendrickson@aol. tions. Details: 499-3771.
CEO Jim Holly said, “In a awards ceremony will be growing business, jobs and Wing Streets. The two are Dollar Mania had a
time of contraction among held Jan. 21 Details: communities. It is the com. located at Herndon and record month and hired a
banks across the country, 299-6836. Valley’s only Premier United Valley Insurance Fowler avenues in Clovis new associate to help with
Bank of Sierra’s ability to The Career Services Certified Lender that is Agency is now a proud and Cedar and Dakota its continued success into
continue receiving branch Department of the Institute authorized to process SBA sponsor of the Clovis avenues in Fresno. Besides the new year. You’re invited
expansion approval from of Technology has grown 504 loans. Details: Chamber Orchestra. Details: offering a variety of wings, to come in and say hi to its
the FDIC is a testament to again with the addition of 227-1158. 244-4670 they have several new side newest face, Amanda.
our strong capital position Aubrey Priest as an advisor. Travis Butler of the The Fresno Women’s orders. More Pizza Huts will Details: 323-0111.
and sustainability.” Details: He is an accomplished Holiday Inn Fresno Airport Network announces that be expanding to Wing According to Nick
782-4900. author and has a back- tells us that through hard they are now accepting Street soon. Details: Maxwell, financial advisor
Hi-Tech Home, a local ground in criminal justice work and donations at the scholarship applications 222-9340. at Edward Jones, they had
electronics service provider and will be working with from students who will be another best month ever
Inn’s events, they were able The New Harvest Church
and home theater specialist, the criminal justice and enrolled in undergraduate and reached a significant
to distribute 600 gifts to is starting its Family Life cumulative milestone in the
continues to grow. They emergency response Children’s Hospital Califor- or graduate classes in fall Live series for local families.
hired new technicians in management and HVAC 2010. They are available at business in near record
nia, Lindsay Community On the first Friday and time. They are proud to be
the month of December and students. Details: 326-1793. Coats of Care, and the the Web site www.fresnowo- Saturday evening of the helping more than 250 local
plan to continue its growth Amerigas employees Apostolic Missions Church & mensnetwork.org/scolar- month, you’re invited to residents reach their
pattern into 2010. Details: received a bonus for Sanctuary Hope Foundation ships.htm. attend the family centered, financial and retirement
521-1400. achieving growth goals for in the Central Valley. Alyson Gorubec of Clovis kid-focused nights of music, goals with consistent
Bill Morse of Constar fiscal year 2009. This is the Details: 455-2508. Unified School District laughter and life lessons. investment advice. Details:
Supply tells us that they third year that the Fresno MVP Insurance Agency tells us that Jefferson You do not need to be a 322-8197.
have opened a new branch district has made the has added Max De Vivo as a Elementary was one of only
in Bakersfield at 3565 growth goal bonus. Details: senior producer active in 35 public schools in
Landco Drive. Details: 834-3017. personal and commercial California nominated to the
297-6070. Sheldon Baker of the insurance, Stacia Swan as national 2010 No Child Left
Coarsegold Private Baker Dillon, a Clovis- the group program special- Behind Blue Ribbon Schools
Security and Investigation based advertising, public ist and Teri Sager as the program. These schools are
will be opening in the relations and marketing marketing manager. It has those that are academically
Fresno/Clovis area in firm has added HerbaKraft also formed MVP Life superior and that have
January. Details: 642-4976. Inc. and Cardient Corpora- Brokerage to assist local demonstrated dramatic
Fairwinds Woodward tion to its client roster. The insurance agents who need gains in student achieve-
Park has introduced its firm also produced the a life expert to assist with ment. Details: 327-9095.
Balance Builders program Kyowa Hakko USA Setria their life and disability More good news from
for those 55 and older as Glutathione workshop and product needs. This division CUSD is that 19 of its
part of its PrimeFit gym. seminar and the Anti-Aging is managed by Kevin Lord, schools have been singled
This exercise program is for Conference at the Las Vegas senior producer. Details: out by California’s business
seniors and is open to Mandalay Bay Convention 324-7333. community for breaking
non-residents as well. Center in December. After an absence of more down barriers to student
Details: 434-6444. Details: 325-7191. than two years, Audrey learning. They have been
The Valley Animal The 16th Annual San Redmond is returning to named 2009 Honor Roll
Shelter is pleased to Joaquin College of Law become a community Schools by Calfiornia
announce its expansion Alumni Holiday Party for activist for seniors in 2010. Busienss for Education
plans for 2010. It is raising the Marjaree Mason Center She will be working with Excellence Foundation.
funds for its Canine Training was a heart-warming smaller communities to San Joaquin College of
and Exercise yards, Perpetu- success for more than 50 bring together neighbor- Law is proud to report that
al Care Sanctuary for Cats moms and children hoods to work together and Alumna Donna Tarter was
and Pet Memorial Garden. currently seeking shelter make a difference. Details: recently appointed a Kings
These projects will com- there. KMPH’s Kopi 222-0059. County Superior Court
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Big Wins Day Chamber, EspressoBrain.com
a big success self-training groups
or the second year in a row, the city one ticket and an additional 200 upon re you frustrated with networking?
of Clovis, assisted by the Clovis purchase. During the promotion, 30 Need to motivate your sales team?
Chamber of Commerce, present Big vehicles were sold.
Wins Day. And, for the second year in a
Looking for a few good contacts?
Join one of the Chamber’s Networking
Presented by EspressoBrain.com,
row, it was a big success. The prizes were awarded that evening at Self-Training Groups. Presented by a leading networking strategy
the Sierra Vista Mall and included a flat EspressoBrain.com, a leading networking group, you will meet get together
The premise of Big Wins Day is to screen TV, laptop computer, digital strategy group, you will meet get together
encourage people to shop locally in Clovis cameras, a barbecue, dinners for two, with five other business people over a with five other business people
by offering the chance to win high-quality movie passes and much more.
prizes. Shoppers who made purchases on
six-week course. Each week you’ll study a
new concept, habit or skill from the
over a six-week course.
Wednesday, Dec. 9, received a raffle ticket Shawn Miller, business development
concepts proven over the last 40 years and
for every $10 spent. The more they spent, manager of the City of Clovis, stated, “The
detailed in Mel Kaufmann’s book, “Little
the more tickets they received. City of Clovis easily generated over $1 Miracles.”
million in sales for Big Wins Day. And, it is Groups are starting on a rotating basis The seminars are free to Clovis Chamber
And spend they did. Retailers were clear that the Big Wins Day promotion and are available from 8 to 9 a.m. Tues- members and cost $35 for non-members.
please with the number of televisions, helped customers choose Clovis retailers days, from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, and Contact Gina Estrada at 790-2579 or
large appliances, electronics and jewelry over other options they may have had.” from 9 to 10 a.m. and 10 to 11 a.m. email@example.com to secure your
that was sold. Thursdays. space in an upcoming group.
The Clovis Chamber supports the Shop
This year, the auto dealers participated. Local campaign and lauds the city for the
Customers who test drove a car received success of Big Wins Day.
CAB Breakfast raises
money for Clovis Boys & Girls Club
AB, Clovis Area Brokers, held its from Pastor Steve Davidson.
annual Christmas Breakfast on Dec.
Another tradition of the breakfast is the
We warmly invite you to join us and experience our city’s rich history.
10 at the HomeTown Buffet.
Close to 100 members of the real estate
fundraiser for the Clovis Boys & Girls Club. 401 Pollasky at 4th Street • Old Town Clovis
industry sang traditional Christmas carols This year it raised $1,018 for the
and listened to an inspirational message nonprofit. 297-8033
“The Herrera Family”
Focus on Clovis presents By Ike Herrera
social media strategies Clovis Memorial Bldg., 453 Hughes at Fifth
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 7:00 pm
ocus on Clovis, the monthly explora- networking media and how to apply it to
tion of Clovis real estate issues, is your business. This special historic presentation is free to the public. Additional information, 297-8033.
starting the year out by presenting The meeting will be held from 8:30 to
Peter Lang, president and CEO of Peter Lang 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 21 at the Home-
Museum Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday through
International, which supplies businesses Town Buffet. Saturday Or by special appointment. Programs are available for
with the tools to navigate the rapidly The cost is $1 for coffee and is open to
schools and organizations.
He will be discussing the evolution, Details: CAB Chairperson Leslie Noll,
popularity and use of the various social 326-5111.