Merced, CA Today - 2011
Merced is a dynamic community of about 80,542 people, with friendly, small-town living in a mid-size sity.
Table of 2 4 7 8 9 10 12 14 16 17 18 20 21 26 30 34 35 36 39 43 53 Welcome Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce Community Introduction Merced Demographics History Transportation & Location Tourism Homes Recreation Arts & Entertainment Education Shopping Business Nonprofits & Community Outreach Healthcare Meet Your Elected Officials Worship Economic Development Membership Directory Buyer's Guide Index of Advertisers 1 I n November 2010, voters elected small businessman, Anthony Cannella, of Ceres, as the State Senator representing the 12th District. Anthony was raised with an appreciation for public service, which he learned from his father, former Assemblyman Sal Cannella. In addition to his duties as mayor, Anthony served as a member of the executive committees on the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance. He is also a past member of the American Red Cross and past executive committee member of the Stanislaus Council of Governments. A life-long Central Valley resident, Anthony graduated from the University of California Davis and began his professional career in a civil engineering firm. He founded two successful civil engineering businesses. He and his business partners continue to operate Northstar Engineering today. As a business owner, he understands firsthand just how difficult the Legislature has made it to start a business and create jobs. Anthony and his wife, Julie, are the parents to four children. Anthony served in his hometown of Ceres on the Planning Commission, Anthony Cannella City Council and two State Senator terms as City Mayor. Under his leadership, the city of Ceres repeatedly produced balanced budgets, built financial reserves exceeding 25 percent of its annual budget by cutting costs and streamlined decision-making to make government more efficient. While reducing waste, Anthony prioritized funding for public safety programs. 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The Chamber is fully committed to promoting the economic vitality and positive image of the business, industrial and entrepreneurial community of Greater Merced, as well as the community at large. Chamber will appoint a spokesperson to speak before local government on an issue that has an impact on a number of our member businesses. The Chamber Education Committee works with the school system and both the City and County of Merced to provide assistance and recommendations regarding improvement of the upcoming workforce. One of the many programs developed by the Education Committee is the Junior Leadership Program. This program targets high school juniors and seniors from Merced high schools and is patterned after Leadership Merced, the Chamber's successful 22-year adult leadership training program. The committee is also responsible for the selection and distribution of its local scholarship program. The very active Ambassador Committee serves as goodwill liaisons of the Chamber with the general membership, but particularly with the new members. They meet, greet and introduce new members at various functions. They are the volunteer base for the Chamber. The Leadership Merced Committee plans and organizes the Leadership Merced Program. The Finance Committee oversees the financial health of the Chamber. The Special Events Committees plan the Golf Tournament, the Springtime Reunion Car Show, the Cioppino Dinner and other special events. Committees A number of organized committees work to assist the Chamber in carrying out its goal of maintaining a focused approach to improving the business vitality in the Greater Merced area. The Business and Economic Development Committee makes an outreach to business owners to learn what concerns them and how the Chamber can help. They hold regular meetings of local manufacturers to exchange ideas. The committee holds quarterly Wake-Up Merced Breakfasts that inform the entire community about local issues such as the annual state of the community, law enforcement updates, healthcare and business development issues. The Chamber works with state and federal legislators to improve the business climate through its cooperative association with the Merced County associations of Governments and its recently developed One Voice program. This committee also brings information to the membership concerning health, safety and other workplace issues. The Government Review Council (GRC) meets twice monthly to review federal, state and local business issues. On occasion, the GRC will bring in speakers/presenters that describe their position and reasoning on the issues. Discussion leads to policy positions recommended to the Chamber Board for approval. When necessary, the Throughout the Year Quarterly Wake-Up Merced Breakfasts inform the community about timely issues. Quarterly luncheons are held featuring key speakers in the community discussing issues pertinent to business. 4 A series of Quarterly Senior Breakfasts are held to provide an opportunity to reach this important group with information on issues impacting seniors and the people who care about them. The Chamber teams with Merced College to present the Customer Service Academy and the Thrive and Survive classes. These two classes offer both our businesses and the public quality training for a better workforce. Other classes such as Leadership Training and Workplace Harassment Awareness Training are offered. Business Connectors are held on the third Thursday of each month. These are popular mixers where current and potential members can meet, exchange information and talk business in a relaxed informal atmosphere. Bring your business cards and interact with other business contacts. Opportunities exist where you can sponsor a mixer and promote your business. Ribbon Cuttings and Opening Celebrations are held for new businesses in the community. The Chamber offers trips with a business slant to its members. These trips have included China, other U.S. regions and Europe. Collaborators The Chamber works with many other community and government organizations to enhance local businesses. Here are just a few: � California Chamber of Commerce � City of Merced � County of Merced � Merced Conference and Visitor's Bureau � Merced County Association of Governments � Merced County Chamber of Commerce � Merced County Economic Development Corp. (MCEDCO) � Merced County Office of Education � Merced Hispanic Chamber � UC Merced � U.S. Chamber of Commerce � Western Alliance of Chamber Executives Benefits of Membership � Your voice is heard through advocacy efforts of the Government Review Committee � The Chamber represents you on the various Business and Development Organizations in the county � The Chamber partners with the One Voice program to take your issues to State and Federal levels � Referrals of Chamber members to business inquiries � Receipt of the monthly Business Journal � Mid-monthly update through the online Business eXpress � Monthly news page in the Merced Sun-Star � Business Development opportunities through participation in Chamber Committees � Your company listing in the Chamber's annual Merced Today � Your company listing in the Chamber's online business directory � A listing of the entire membership, including addresses, for contact by mail � Monthly mixers to meet and network with other members � Exposure through Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening Ceremonies � New Member Orientation � Marketing and Promotional Opportunities � Your company name on the Chamber website (www.merced-chamber.com) with a direct link to your site 5 and to the leadership opportunities of the community through performing day chair functions. Leadership Merced begins with a "Get Acquainted" reception of members and spouses in September and concludes with graduation in June. The participants meet for a full day each month, with "Setting the Stage" starting the first session, followed by days regarding agriculture, health and human services, business economics, government, education, law and justice, the media, arts and communication, and ending with "Future Day." There is a full two-day "retreat" over a weekend. Leadership Merced is a program supported by the Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce. Participants are generally sponsored by their place of employment, with a portion paid by them. Tuition includes seminars, resource materials, meals and transportation during the regular sessions and the retreat. For more information and an application, please contact the Chamber at (209) 384-7092. � Advertising in Merced Today � Advertising in the Business Journal � Sponsorship of many of our major community events � Display of information in our lobby Be part of a dynamic alliance of business partners. Join the Greater Merced Chamber and open new opportunities to promote your business; be heard in local, state, and federal government; and become a steward of your community. JUNIOR LEADERSHIP MERCED Mirroring the Leadership Merced program is "Junior Leadership Merced" (JLM), which is going into its sixth year. This program looks for high school juniors and seniors who have leadership potential and provide an assortment of mentors and networking opportunities to help youth improve their skills while learning more about their local community. The goal of this seven-month program is not only to provide leadership training to our youth, but to open their eyes to the potential of returning to Merced County as adults and becoming a viable member of our communities. Students involved in the program are enrolled in two Merced Community College courses, which are held during their once-a-month meetings that begin in September. Other sessions include Business and Community Day, College Day, Government Day and Law and Justice Day. In addition, they also participate in a two-day leadership retreat held at the Jack L. Boyd Outdoor School. Ending their seven-month program is graduation, which is held in March. Unlike the adult program, there is no charge to the student for this. JLM is currently sponsored by Chamber member, Farmers Federal Credit Union, as well as other member businesses that host meals during the sessions. To learn more about this program, contact the Chamber at (209) 384-7092. � LEADERSHIP MERCED The Chamber positions its members to meet the exciting challenges of the areas developing economic-base through its unique educationally-focused Leadership Merced program. The Leadership Merced Program began in the 1980s to enhance the skills, resources and civic involvement of community leaders. The mission of the Leadership Merced program is to develop a diverse network of dynamic business and community leaders, who, individually and collectively, are catalysts for advancing long-term views and actions on issues critical to the quality of life in Merced County. This is accomplished by: 1. Developing leaders who know and understand Merced County and are committed to its future. 2. Presenting a program of leadership training, which increases in the candidate an understanding of Merced and of themselves as future leaders. 3. Affording access to community leaders, gaining firsthand experience, knowledge and encouragement for greater business and community involvement. 4. Offering an opportunity for the graduates of the program to maintain affiliation and involvement with and establish a commitment to the leadership program 6 Community M Bill Spriggs Mayor erced is a dynamic community of about 80,542 people, with friendly, small-town living in a mid-size city. The University of California Merced campus, opened in 2005, provides new educational and economic opportunities, adding to the already-established growth of the region. Merced's population is youthful and diverse. Located in the heart of California's agricultural Central Valley, Merced is the region's hub for education, culture and business. The community offers abundant shopping, pleasant neighborhoods and tree-lined streets. Merced's revitalized downtown is emerging as the entertainment and dining center of the area. Annual events and festivals bring regional and even national recognition to the community. Merced boasts dozens of tree-shaded parks, miles upon miles of bike paths, golf courses and plenty of choices for sailing, water skiing and fishing. Lake Yosemite is a favorite with sailors and windsurfers alike and its grassy, tree-lined shore makes a perfect setting for a Sunday afternoon picnic. Or, residents may prefer to take in an afternoon concert at the Merced Open Air Theatre, one of many cultural programs supported by the Merced County Arts Council. Recreational and cultural opportunities certainly contribute to that special quality of life in Merced, but what may be more important is the sense of community that is shared by the people who live here. Businesses and individuals take pride in their volunteer accomplishments. Local government is responsive to community needs. Perhaps it is our agricultural roots, but Merced has maintained a small-town environment in an urban setting. Neighborhoods are still the building blocks of the community. Wide, tree-lined streets and spacious homes offer a pleasant contrast to the congested residential areas of larger cities. Neighbors spend time together, watch out for each other, and backyard barbecues are a way of life. Merced's valley location southeast of San Francisco provides easy access to the central California coast, Sierra Nevada Mountains, national parks and major cities. Merced has historically been the "Gateway to Yosemite," and residents also enjoy short drives to skiing, beaches, fishing and other outdoor attractions.. � 7 Merced Population Merced County Increase Growth Rate 2002 221,237 6,610 3.1% 2003 227,728 6,491 2.9% 2004 234,084 6,356 2.8% 2005 240,303 6,219 2.7% 2006 246,114 5,811 2.4% 2007 251,510 5,396 2.2% 2008 255,250 3,740 1.5% Cities in Merced County Atwater Dos Palos Gustine Livingston Los Banos Merced City Balance of County 24,200 4,500 5,025 10,900 28,350 66,500 80,125 26,200 4,620 5,175 11,150 29,400 68,200 82,255 26,400 4,790 5,225 11,700 30,650 69,800 82,604 26,832 4,882 5,340 12,411 32,558 74,010 84,129 27,307 4,955 5,261 2,614 34,223 76,225 86,166 27,497 4,875 5,126 13,223 35,044 79,381 85,234 27,571 4,875 5,126 13,795 36,052 80,608 87,001 *Source: California Department of Finance INFORMATION & WEB LINKS City of Merced: www.cityofmerced.org City Departments: www.cityofmerced.org/depts City Services: www.cityofmerced.org/services Important Phone Numbers: www.cityofmerced.org/contact/important_phone_numbers County of Merced: www.co.merced.ca.us/countyweb Conference & Visitors Bureau: www.visitmerced.travel Elected Representatives: Congressman Dennis Cardoza: www.house.gov/cardoza State Senator Anthony Cannella: www.republican.sen.ca.gov/web/12 State Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani: www.democrats.assembly.ca.gov/members/a17 Schools: UC Merced: www.ucmerced.edu Merced College: www.merced.cc.ca.us Merced Union High School District: www.muhsd.k12.ca.us City School District: www.mcsd.k12.ca.us Merced County Office of Education: www.mcoe.org Clubs and Organizations: www.mymerced.com/clubsandorganizations Churches: www.mymerced.com/churches Transportation: www.mymerced.com/transportation Merced County Human Services Agency: merced.networkofcare.org MCEDCO (Merced County Economic Development Corp.): www.mcedco.com Small Business Development Center: www.alliancesbdc.com Yosemite National Park: www.yosemite.com Entertainment: www.mymerced.com/entertainment Chambers of Commerce: California Chamber of Commerce: www.calchamber.com Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce: www.merced-chamber.com Merced County Chamber of Commerce: www.mercedcountychamber.com Merced Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: www.mercedhcc.com 8 T he early Spanish explorers of California missed the huge Central Valley on their journey of discovery, probably because the stories of the "vast desert beyond the mountains" had no doubt reached the ears of the Franciscan missionaries and the journeying soldiers. However, in 1806, a contingent of Spanish troops from the Presidio in San Francisco traveled on foot across the valley "wasteland" in mid-summer with no water and in temperatures of over 100 degrees. Finally, the group reached a river. Drinking from its cool lifesaving water, they named the river, "El Rio de la Mercedes"--the River of Mercy. throughout the Central Valley in 1871, it established town sites at strategic locations as shipping centers for grain and other agricultural products. Lots in the new town of Merced began selling in February 1872. At that time, the county seat was in Snelling. To prompt an election to move the county government from Snelling to Merced, the railroad offered the county the four city blocks of Courthouse Park, on condition that within two years the populace would vote by public election to move the county seat. Within nine months, the citizenry held a special election and chose Merced as the site for its new county seat. The City of Merced was officially incorporated April 1, 1889. At that time, the size of the city was approximately 1,700 acres and the population was just under 2,000. A half-century later, on April 12, 1949, the city became a charter city, by which time there were 15,000 people living in Merced. The original City Hall was located at 560 West 18th Street and later was moved to 18th and M Streets. The Police Department was housed in the City Hall building until 1960 when the department moved into its new location at 22nd and M Streets. In 1972, the expanding city workforce necessitated the moving of some of the city offices into a leased space known as "City Hall Annex," across the street from the original City Hall. Currently, Merced's City Hall is housed in an architecturally beautiful and modern Civic Center located at 678 West 18th Street. The facility not only houses most of the city's services under one roof, but also is open for the public to use for City Council meetings, arts displays, community workshops, meetings and various other public interest forums. Merced now operates under the council-manager form of government. At an annualized rate of 3.4 percent, Merced's population has grown faster than the state average since 1980, netting a total population currently of some 80,000. Merced continues to offer that perfect combination of smalltown friendliness and sophistication to welcome every visitor and new resident. Please visit www.cityofmerced.org for in-depth detailed information about the city. � Merced County, and later the city, were both named after that Merced River, which flows through and gives life to the area. Still, it remained almost halfa-century longer before Americans would fully discover one of California's most valuable land areas: Merced. In 1820, adventurous trappers employed by the Hudson Bay Company--who were always in search of new sources of furs-- discovered a pass through the High Sierras that led into the valley below. These stalwart trappers found few fur-bearing animals in the valley. They pushed further south and crossed the San Bernardino Mountains into Southern California where they received a relatively unwelcome reception from the astonished early settlers, who thought the mountains protected them from the east. At that time, Spain had dictated only Spanish and Mexican people could live in the area. The trappers were sent back to where they came, after being given food and being allowed to rest. The trappers told stories of the richness of the land, the beauty of the mountains, the wonders of California and the pass across to Merced. Their tales led Merced to justifiably claim the title as "the Gateway to Yosemite" for more than a century. The early travelers trekked by foot, on horseback and in crude boats along the Merced River into Yosemite's "Magnificent Valley." Later visitors, especially tourists, would travel by stagecoach to Yosemite through well-developed Merced routes. The actual City of Merced began with the arrival of the Central Pacific Railroad. As the company laid track 9 & Location M erced sits in the center of California's Central Valley, within 60 miles of Fresno, Modesto and Yosemite National Park; within 130 miles of San Francisco, Sacramento and the Monterey Bay area; and within 275 miles of Los Angeles. a link to the Monterey Peninsula and the Big Sur Coast. The Merced Regional Airport not only provides service for freight carriers, but also offers passenger service to a variety of select locations. Furthermore, Amtrak, located at 324 West 24th Street, affords rail service to commuters and travelers connecting to cities along the San Joaquin line, and two bus lines, the Merced County Bus Transit and YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System) provide daily service from the California Welcome Center at 710 West 16th Street in Merced. � Getting around Merced is made simple through nearby highways, a regional airport, bus and rail services. The city's ideal location affords it access to U.S. Highways 140 and 59, as well as State Highway 99. U.S. Highway 140 stands as one major route into Yosemite National Park, while U.S. Highway 59 offers 10 11 ATTRACTIONS The Merced County Courthouse Museum houses 8,500 square feet of exhibits, both permanent and rotating, which depict the history of Merced County as well as the settlers of the Great Central Valley. The museum is located in the county's threestory courthouse built in 1875, which is one of the oldest historical buildings in California and was designed by State Capital Architect, Albert A. Bennett. The architectural style of the building is Italianate and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum is staffed by volunteers who devote their time to preserving and passing on the history of this great land to generations to come. The Merced County Courthouse Museum and historical archive is located at 21st and N Streets, Merced. Admission to the museum is free of charge to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.; closed Mondays and Tuesdays and major holidays. Contact museum staff from Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., at (209) 723-2401 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. the park features picnic areas and a rose garden. The zoo is open daily, March-April, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free. 26th & R Streets, Merced. For more information call (209) 385-6840. Laura's Fountain Laura's Fountain was built in 1888 by Charles Huffman, who named this fountain in memory of his beloved wife Laura. Originally established in front of the El Captain Hotel, it was moved to its current home in Applegate Park in 1935. Castle Air Museum The Castle Air Museum opened to the public in 1981. The museum began with one aircraft, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. Today, the museum has grown to encompass 49 aircrafts on display ranging from pre-WWII to today's high-performance jet aircraft. Castle Air Museum is known worldwide for its collection of superb military aircraft, many of which only a few examples remain anywhere. The mission of the museum is to "preserve military aviation heritage for future generations." Open daily (except New Year's, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas) April 1-September 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; October 1-March 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Adults $8.00; seniors and youths $6.00; kids 5 years old and under are free. The Castle Air Museum is located at 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater. For more information call (209) 723-2178 or visit castleairmuseum.org. Multicultural Arts Center Located in downtown Merced, the Multicultural Arts Center opened its doors in the fall of 1996. The City of Merced's Redevelopment Agency and the Merced County Arts Council joined forces in renovating the building, which now houses a theatre, the lobby gallery, and the Arbor Gallery on the first floor, and extra gallery space and six visual and performing arts studios located on the second and third floors. A variety of classes, programs, and performances can be found within the center as well. Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.4:30 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For performance, event and exhibit schedules please call (209) 388-1090 or visit www.artsmerced.org. Merced County Fair Applegate Park & Zoo Go wild in Merced's first city park. See native wild animals at the Applegate Zoo or head to Kiddyland Amusement Park and ride the train around the park's 23 acres (weekends, June through September). In addition, The Merced County Fair serves the local community plus area residents with a fair each July featuring great entertainment, music headliners, rodeo, auto and motorcycle racing, tractor pull, midway fun, rides and thrills for all ages! Our fair presents an array of exhibits which include agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, art, photography, crafts, hobbies, home arts (like baking and sewing), mechanical science, large and small animal showing, judging and auctions. The fair is located at 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Merced. For more information call (209)-722-1506 or visit www.mercedcountyfair.com. 12 Springtime Reunion Car Show Drawing in more than 550 classic hot rods and motorcycles, the show is held Mother's Day weekend each year at Castle Air Museum located at 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater, underneath historic planes. Call the Chamber at (209) 384-7092 for information. Merced Fruit Barn Merced Fruit Barn is located just outside of Merced traveling east on Highway 140, toward the Gold Rush era town of Mariposa, and the always-beautiful Yosemite National Park. Merced Fruit Barn offers a unique shopping experience with many great gift ideas. While shopping, they can prepare a fresh, made-to-order deli sandwich to-go or to enjoy in their dining room or outdoors in one of the picnic areas. They also have a variety of animals to visit in their barnyard areas and, of course, fresh cherries, strawberries, peaches, plums, nectarines, oranges, melons, grapes and many other of the finest in-season fruits, vegetables and nuts that California has to offer. Visit 4526 E. Highway 140, Merced or for more information call (209) 385-2222. � Merco Cycling Classic Launching the California Professional Tour in late February/early March, this event attracts both men and women from all over the world. The race brings in more than 1,000 professional riders to the streets of Merced. Additional favorites at the event include kid's racing and bicycle safety. For more info visit the web at www.mercocyclingclassic.com. Farmers Markets Farmers Markets featuring local fresh produce are held Thursday mornings at the Promenade and Saturday mornings at N and 19th Streets all year round. Unique Food and Gifts, a large assortment of Fresh Produce, Dried Fruits, Nuts, Olives, Jams, Jellies, Honey, Salsa, Sauces, Olive Oils, Deli, and Fresh Bakery Treats. Enjoy a Fresh Made to Order Salad or Sandwich in Our Picnic Area While Enjoying the Petting Zoo. Specializing in Custom-Made Gift Baskets and Dried Fruit and Nut Trays for all Occasions, with shipping available. Merced Fruit Barn, bringing together under one roof a wide selection of some of the finest products California's San Joaquin Valley and Mother Nature have to offer!! 4526 East Highway 140 � Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-2222 � Fax (209) 385-1215 www.mercedfruitbarn.com 13 O ne of the standout features of the Merced area is its diverse housing options--from architecturally significant structures, stately mansions and gated communities to contemporary dwellings on large lots with mature trees. Many new developments have been built in the last few years offering a wide range of styles and prices. Multi-unit complexes and brand-new, custom-built homes with magnificent mountain views are also part of the mix. Merced is a nationally designated Tree City. Neighborhoods with meticulously manicured lawns, gardens in bloom with vibrant colors accentuated by the sun and mature tree-lined streets, all add to the allure of living in Merced. In October 1944, coffee was 29 cents a pound, the average price of a "modern" six-room home in Merced County was $6,500 and the Merced County Association of Realtors was founded. Today, the median price of 180 homes listed for sale in Merced is $169,000* according to the Merced County Association of Realtors. The Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity Committee of the Association presents free workshops for new homebuyers. The Board of Realtors is located at 635 W. Main St., Merced. The phone number is (209) 725-2165. *Zillow.com 2/09 � 14 Call APG SOLAR today for your FREE site analysis! Utility rates are high, and continue to increase at an average of 6.7% each year. A solar power system designed and installed by APG SOLAR can protect you against future rate hikes and reduce or eliminate your utility bills. � Solar Electric Grid Tie � Battery Based � Pool Heating � Hot Water License #859901 Brent Jerner, Owner (209) 358-1468 www.APGSOLAR.com Commercial � Residential � Ranches � Off Grid Projects (houseboats, cabins) 15 T he community of Merced is nestled within a diverse landscape, affording residents and visitors an abundance of recreational opportunities. Merced is home to winding bike routes, golf courses, community parks, sites for boating, fishing, hiking and camping, and hails as the "Gateway to Yosemite." trout, king salmon, largemouth bass and many more, are known as top fishing sites in the state. Other water activities can be had at the San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area, George J. Hatfield State Recreation Area and McConnell State Recreation Area. Visit over 1,180 square miles of nature's most awe-inspiring scenery in Yosemite National Park. See Half Dome, El Captain, Tuolumne Meadows, and Bridal Veil and Yosemite Falls. Daily tours are available, or for the more adventurous, try rock climbing, river rafting, bicycling, or snowshoeing or skiing in the winter. Entrance fees are $20.00 per car or buy an individual pass for $10.00. Call the California Welcome Center for current road conditions. YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System) offers a hassle-free alternative to driving to the park. Ample storage allows for easy transport of luggage and bicycles. YARTS service departs daily from the Merced Transportation Center. For detailed schedule information and tickets, go to www.yosemite.com or call YARTS at 1-877-98YARTS (989-2787). � The city boasts one of the top bikeway systems in the country, allowing riders access to virtually any area in Merced. In addition, several community parks are located in the area, providing sites for biking, jogging, skating, picnicking, swimming and more. Three golf courses are easily accessible in the Merced area, including Stevinson Ranch Golf Course in Stevinson, Rancho Del Ray in Atwater and Pheasant Run in Chowchilla. And for those who prefer a relaxing day of boating and fishing, the region is loaded with lakes and rivers. Lake Yosemite, just north of Merced, offers sailing, swimming and picnic grounds. McClure and McSwain lakes, filled with 16 Arts & PERFORMING ARTS Playhouse Merced Playhouse Merced, now celebrating its 14th season, is the premier theatrical producing organization in the area. With over a dozen productions a year, including musicals, dramas, comedies and children's offerings, the Playhouse offers the best in professional entertainment, while still offering a chance for local artists to participate. Its Children's Conservatory provides after-school instruction in acting, voice and dance, in addition to offering production opportunities and two summer camps. Perfect for family or group outings, the Playhouse is the ideal locale for a business meeting, employee appreciation night, or just a rollicking good time. For more information, call the box office at (209) 725TKTS. Central Valley Blues Festival A musical show for friends and family is held in downtown Merced in the spring. The "Best of the West Festival" features famous Merced County musicians in concert at one time, playing all kinds of music. This festival helps raise money for the restoration of the Downtown Merced Theatre. For information please contact Rick Beckham at (209) 631-0453. Merced Theatre Built in 1931, this Spanish Colonial-style theater was one of the first to be connected with the Golden State Theater Circuit. This theatre, considered the finest theatre in the Western United States when it was finished, has seating for 1,600 people. Undergoing major renovations since 2002, the Merced Theatre is open to the public for films and a variety of performances. The theater is located at Main Street and MLK Jr. Blvd. For more information call (209) 723-2401 or visit www.mercedtheatre.org. Merced Symphony The Merced Symphony began in 1958 and continues to provide the finest quality classical music attainable to Merced area audiences. The regular season includes classical concerts and special events. One of the highlights is the Children's/Family Concert presented to schoolchildren during the day and to the public in the evening. Another popular event is our annual Chamber Concert. For information call (209) 383-3277 or visit www.mercedsymphony.org. The Big Valley Arts & Culture Festival Located in downtown Merced, this October festival offers patrons a chance to peruse through diverse works of art from local artists, as well as enjoy entertainment on the Street Stage and partake in hands-on art activities. For more information call the Multicultural Arts Center at (209) 388-1090. Merced Garden Club Merced Garden Club (MGC) has been meeting on the second Wednesday of the month, except July and August, for over 70 years at the Fish and Game Building at Yosemite Lake. MGC promotes an interest in horticulture, landscape design, gardening, flower arranging and enhancing our habitats. In April the club holds its annual garden tour of several of the finest gardens in Merced. Monthly meetings generally have programs led by experts on varying subjects such as plant propagation, flower arranging and seasonal topics and projects. Sometimes members participate on bus trips and tours of interest to gardeners. For membership information call (209) 722-1656. � Merced Shakespeare Festival Since 2002, this community theater group has performed one or two Shakespeare plays each summer on the stage of the Merced Open Air Theater in Applegate Park. The audience on the lawn can see a 90-minute version of each play with Renaissance costumes, stage combat, music and dance for free! Usually there are performances for two weekends in August, sometimes in June as well. For more information, call founder and director Heike Hambley at (209) 723-3265 or visit www.mercedshakespearefest.org. 17 Merced County Office of Education (MCOE) Merced's preschool through 12th grade educational system is making dramatic improvements using research-based strategies and proven teaching methods. By emphasizing closing the achievement gaps, updating career-technical education and a developing college-going culture, our schools are taking steps to make today's students tomorrow's productive employees and leaders. Merced's 20 school districts, 104 schools and more than 55,000 K-12 students have, for the past six years, dramatically increased scores on the state's Academic Performance Index tests. Besides the numerous private child care facilities and preschools in Merced, many public schools have a state-run preschool or Head Start facility. Students with disabilities account for about 15 percent of Head Start's enrollment in Merced County. Those students are placed in classes with non-disabled students for a full-inclusion program that helps introduce the diversity of fellow students. Career Technical Education is growing rapidly in the region, with ROP students from high schools throughout the county strengthening their skills in both emerging technologies and traditional vocational areas. Merced schools are also on the forefront of technology with the Merced Educational Television Station, broadcasting and webstreaming local and syndicated educational programming 24/7. Education leadership groups making a difference in Merced County are the P-16 Council and the Business-Education Alliance of Merced (BEAM). The Council promotes coordination between preschools, K-12 schools and both colleges and universities to increase school, and ultimately career, success. BEAM, chaired by UC Merced Chancellor Steve Kang and County Bank Executive Ed Rocha, brings together business leaders and education leaders to lobby for high-quality preschools for all youngsters. There has also been tremendous cooperation between UC Merced, Merced College and the K-12 educational system. University students taking part in the service learning team Get S.E.T.--which stands for Science, Engineering and Technology-- visit elementary and high school sites in Merced to provide science demonstrations that engage students and increase their interest in science and math. Merced College serves as an important ally to career-technical education (CTE) and early care and education. If a student takes and passes a CTE class in high school, they are eligible for college credit for that course if they successfully pass the college credit exam. Along the same lines, students taking an automotive services class can earn credits at Merced College by putting in extra hours after the school day has ended. Merced County also recognizes that education isn't just what happens in a classroom. Because Merced County is in the middle of one of the world's most vital and thriving agricultural regions, it has excellent 4-H and FFA programs for students starting as early as first grade. Students have the hands-on experience of raising livestock and learn life skills through classroom instruction and supervised agricultural experience. Merced County is proud to highlight the students and teachers who excel. The Merced County Academic Decathlon and Pentathlon are a way for students to scholastically compete with their peers in a challenging and rewarding contest. Top students receive scholarships donated by the Merced School Employees Federal Credit Union. The Merced County Teacher of the Year program, sponsored by the Educational Employees Credit Union, recognizes teachers from many districts and one teacher is selected to compete at the state level. Educational opportunities for students in Merced County expand every year, increasing the chances for students to succeed in school and careers. UC Merced The 10th campus in the prestigious University of California system, UC Merced opened September 5, 2005 as the first new public American research university in the 21st century. On top of an everexpanding list of majors, minors and graduate programs, are more than 80 reputable, full-time faculty members. The new campus also operates educational outreach centers in Bakersfield and Fresno. The growing, diverse student body currently numbers around 1,800. Students have already formed more than 75 clubs and UC Merced's graduate students are participating in some of the most cutting-edge research being conducted today. 18 Special research institutes have been established at the university and others are being planned. In addition, start-up funding has been received for the UC Merced Center for Computational Biology and other cooperative research laboratory facilities in genomics and imaging. While its mission is to promote success at every stage of life, Merced College continues to expand its instructional facilities with both renovated and new classrooms and support services buildings. Since November 2002, when local voters approved bond measures for both the Merced and Los Banos campuses, the college has introduced its students to a new Learning Resources Center; the new Bill and Dorothy Bizzini Interdisciplinary Academic Center; the new downtown Business Resource Center; a completely renovated Science, Math & Engineering building; the remodeled Lesher Student Services Center; Barker Administration Building; and the Student Union. For more than 45 years, Merced College has grown into the hearts and minds of its students. It remains the most vital and important engine of professional and personal growth in the local region. Grow. Succeed. You can do both at Merced College. � Merced College A farmer plants a seed. He nurtures it and watches it grow, providing water and fertilizer for the soil. Merced College is not unlike that farmer who takes pride in raising a good crop. Through its extensive academic offerings, technology-based training programs, career and job skills workshops, community-based, lifelong learning classes and many opportunities for social and cultural enrichment, Merced College helps its local community grow. Growth is the business of Merced College: personal growth, professional growth, business and workforce growth. The development of healthy individuals and society is the result of the College's focus on student success. If Merced College is the farmer and the students are the seedlings, then the harvest is an abundant crop of successful people. 19 H ailing as the retail center of the greater region, Merced boasts a number of sites for shopping, offering virtually everything for every need. Merced's streets are lined with national retailers and a variety of unique shops selling goods from clothing and jewelry to home supplies and groceries�and everything in between! With such a diverse array of shopping choices, it is no wonder the Merced area has one of the highest per capita in retail sales in the Central Valley region. Downtown Merced is the site for chic boutiques, antique shops and other unique stores including Helen, Louise & Him and Leighton's. The downtown center is the site for the 15,000-square-foot Merced Antique Mall as well, which is filled with a significant collection of authentic, one-of-akind items ranging from vintage jewelry, furniture and clothing to glass, pottery and art. In addition to the thriving downtown area is McNamara Plaza on 18th and Canal streets, which is comprised of a variety of fashion, jewelry, gift shops and dining establishments. And for those in search of fresh foods, the Downtown Farmer's Market offers locally-grown goods, along with unique merchandise. With accessibility from Highway 99, Merced Mall is a shopper's dream. Anchored by JCPenney, Target and Sears, the mall houses more than 70 stores with Kohl's to become their latest addition. To the west on Olive Avenue sits Merced Marketplace, a site for several national chains including Pier 1 Imports, Best Buy, Barnes and Noble and Lowe's. To the east of the mall on Olive Avenue sits College Green Center, equipped with SaveMart Supermarket, Staples, Kevin's Bikes and others. Further shopping sites include Raley's Shopping Center on Yosemite Avenue, Olivewood Center along Olive Avenue and Bear Creek Galleria at G Street and Bear Creek Drive. New sites in Merced include El Portal Plaza, the Promenade in North Merced, and a new shopping center in South Merced. � 20 Hoffman Security With the expansion in the Merced County area and a heightened awareness in the area of security, the alarm and life safety industry has seen tremendous growth in the past 25 years. The alarm and life safety market covers burglar alarms, fire alarms, camera systems and access control systems. Hoffman Electronic Systems has provided security and life safety solutions for homes and businesses throughout the Central Valley since 1979. Today, they rank as one of the largest security companies in the Valley. Whether you need a home alarm system, business security services, or an integrated camera or access control system for multiple locations, they have the experience and ability to handle all of your security needs. From consultation to system design, and from installation to 24-hour monitoring, their solid reputation is backed by a history of customized solutions and round-the-clock performance. They have supported the Chamber for many years and their founder, Steve Hoffman, served on the Board of the Chamber from 1990-1994 and as President in 1993-1994. 21 Major Employers Statistics indicate that Merced County has approximately 5,500 business employers. Government agencies, school districts and educational institutions also employ significant numbers. The County of Merced is the largest government employer in the county, followed by the city governments in relatively descending order of population. The Merced County Office of Education and the elementary and high school districts in Merced County are also significant employers. Merced College and UC Merced are also key employers. AT&T Wireless Call Center is one of the larger service sector business employers in the area, and financial institutions based in Merced also employ significant numbers. Utility providers PG&E and Merced Irrigation District also account for many jobs. Mercy Medical Center/CHM and Golden Valley Health Center are the top healthcare employers. Medical practitioners and clinics also account for large numbers of jobs. Retailers with multiple locations in the county are significant employers and include Wal-Mart, Target, SaveMart, Home Depot and Lowe's. Retail and service employment as a sector accounts for over half of all businesses and one quarter of private business employment. Merced County has approximately 135 manufacturing and processing employers. Food processing and packaging accounts for much of the employment base, although other sectors (printing, water craft and building materials) are significant employers. Merced County's manufacturing employment base has been relatively stable and currently employs 13,200. The single largest employer is Foster Farms with over 3,500 workers. 22 23 Major manufacturing and processing employers in Merced County include: E&J Gallo Winery/Ranch, Livingston Foster Farms, Livingston Hilmar Cheese, Hilmar Dole Frozen Foods, Atwater John B. Sanfilippo and Son, Gustine KODA Farms, South Dos Palos Live Oaks Farms, Le Grand Malibu Boats, Merced Morning Star Packing, Volta NCI Building Systems, Atwater Passion Fruit Farms, Merced Pusateri Nut Co., Gustine Quebecor, Merced Richwood Meats, Merced Scholle Corporation, Merced Sensient Dehydrating, Livingston Teasdale Quality Foods, Atwater Safeway/Lucerne, Merced Werner Company, Merced Yosemite Wholesale, Merced ranch, vineyard, wine poultry cheese/restaurant frozen fruits nuts rice products fruit & vegetable grower/shipper competition boats tomato canning and packing building materials grocers-wholesale nuts printing meat packing bags and packaging dehydrating vegetables canning bottling, salsa, jams, packaging ladders wholesale grocers A Strong Tradition of Safety, Soundness and Service! At MERCO, you are a member-owner with all of the privileges of membership, including a full range of financial services and up to $250,000 federal insurance coverage on all your deposits. To join and be a part of our tradition, simply visit any of our convenient locations. Atwater, Mariposa and Merced (209) 723-4285 Toll Free (800) 273-4993 www.merco.org 24 25 United Way supports and/or endorses these organizations that help make Merced County a better place to live. h h h h Nonprofits & Outreach Boy and Girls Club of Merced County 615 W. 15th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-9922 SMART Moves (Skills, Mastery and Resistance Training) The club's programs provide knowledge, skills, self-esteem and peer support to avoid alcohol, tobacco and drugs. At-risk youth learn to avoid drug-related activities and postpone sexual activity. Camp Green Meadow 632 W. 13th St. Merced, 95341 (559) 642-0122 Jack L. Boyd outdoor school is a week-long residential outdoor science and environmental education program for fifth and sixth grade students from schools throughout Central California. The Green Meadows facility is at the edge of Yosemite Park and also serves as a conference and retreat center. Castle Air Museum 5050 Santa Fe Dr. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 723-2178 The museum provides low-cost tours for schools, clubs and organizations to showcase the military heritage for future generations. Castle Challenger Learning Center 3460 Challenger Way Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 726-0296 The learning center exposes young minds to the fundamentals of science, technology and engineering in an entertaining manner. The exhibits open minds to the infinite possibilities that exist in a world of math and science. It also exposes students to applied uses of science and math that further their understanding of how basic principals can eventually catapult to advancements that literally open up new worlds to them. h h h NONPROFITS h All Dads Matter P.O. Box 112 2115 West Wardrobe Ave. Merced, CA 95341-011 (209) 385-3000, ext. 5484 Merced County Human Services Agency's "All Dads Matter Program" strives to increase parental effectiveness of fathers by helping them understand the vital roles they play in their children's lives. "All Dads Matter" promotes responsible parenting through education, empowerment, mentoring and supportive services. Alpha Pregnancy Help Center 645 W. Olive Ave., Suite 321 Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-4700 The center provides education and support services to women facing crisis pregnancy situations, and teaches clients how to be the best parent they can be. Atwater Caring About Kids Community Council 1401 Broadway Ave. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 357-6124 The council is committed to the well-being of Atwater's youth and community in providing the coordination and leadership necessary for the prevention and reduction of alcohol, tobacco and drug use, gang involvement and the promotion and maintenance of a safe and healthy environment. Atwater Police Activities League 750 Bellevue Rd. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 357-0986 Organizes a variety of social, educational and recreational activities available to youth (5 to 17) and provides an interactive forum and dialogue between police, citizens and the youth of Atwater and Merced to benefit community building. 26 h h h h h h Catholic Charities USA 336 W. Main St., Suite 1 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-2494 Provide services to people in need regardless of race, age, color, creed or religious affiliation. The services provided are those not being met by other organizations. They have a multi-lingual staff available for translation. Center for Independent Living 710 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (800) 224-2274 The center advocates for the rights of people with disabilities. They offer services to assist people with disabilities to reach their goals of independence. In addition, the Center for Independent Living offers advocacy services to assist consumers in matters involving benefits, housing and employment. Center for Vision Enhancement � COVE P.O. Box 2036 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-8118 The Center provides assessment and other services where an individual can receive help in dealing with loss of eyesight through an individualized plan focusing on developing skills to promote and/or maintain independent living. Cerebral Palsy Association of Merced County 632 W. 13th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 381-6744 Provides equipment, home modifications and more, as well as emergency food and assistance to those afflicted with cerebral palsy and their families. Therapeutic education and physical education support activities are also available. Challenged Family Resource Center 827 W. 20th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-5314 Provides parent-to-parent supportive services to families who have members with disabilities. Also provides services directly to families through in-home behavioral consultations. Coats 4 Kids 303 Jimmy Ct. Los Banos, CA 93635 (209) 769-3364 Serves underprivileged persons in need of a coat, work apparel and general clothing. h h h h h h Deaf and Hard of Hearing Service Center, Inc. 3337 M St. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 726-7783 This group provides education, interpreting, employment, independent living and advocacy to deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened and deaf-blind individuals in Merced County. Dos Palos Youth in Crisis and Outreach 2127 Blossom St. Dos Palos, CA 93620 (559) 790-1499 This outreach group provides quality foods to those with limited access to nutritional food due to homelessness, runaways, parental neglect or poverty. Foundation for Improved Living - Circles 936 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 349-8057 The foundation is launching a community initiative to end poverty in Merced County. The focus will be to help transition individual families into economic self-sufficiency. Girl Scouts � Heart of Central California 3621 Forest Glen Dr. Modesto, CA 95356 (209) 522-9001 Outreach to low-income girls, ages 5-17, to help them grow strong and develop self-esteem and values. Golden Valley Health Centers 737 W. Childs Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-1848 This nonprofit healthcare center provides comprehensive primary medical, dental and behavioral healthcare to ethnically diverse populations, including migrant and seasonal workers, Southeast Asian refugees and the homeless. Greater Yosemite Council, Boy Scouts of America 4031 Technology Dr. Modesto, CA 95348 (209) 545-6320 www.bsa-gyc.org Soccer and Scouting: Hispanic youth and families outreach incorporating competition and life-long values of the scouting program. 27 h h h h h Habitat for Humanity P.O. Box 423 Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-3811 Program builds new homes and remodels existing homes that are sold to families at cost with a no-interest loan, which is to be repaid within 20 to 25 years. Harvest Time 1021 R St. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 723-2395 This organization assists in providing nutritional needs and clothing for the needy in Merced County. They share food with other outreaches including churches, Rescue Missions and mental health facilities. The program emphasizes youth so they will exceed in school. Healthy House 1729 Canal St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 724-0102 Their focus is to improve the health and well-being of all people in our community by building respect between cultures. Hinds Hospice 410 W. Main St., Suite A Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-3123 www.hindshospice.com Hinds Hospice is a nonprofit agency that provides in-home care and aid to people in the final stages of their life. These services are also available for patients in skilled nursing hospitals and residential care facilities as well. Their mission is to uphold the dignity and ease the suffering of the terminally ill while supporting their loved ones and those who are grieving. Liberty Fellowship 1900 Shaffer Rd. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 357-7137 Their mission is to serve the poor and needy families in our community through love and respect by providing them temporary free food and clothing. By serving these recipients through support programs, our focus is to give back self-respect and self-esteem to become contributing members in our community. h h h h h Lifeline Community Development Corporation 731 E. Yosemite Ave., Suite B, #165 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 201-2905 Program that joins together and builds stronger communities in California's Central Valley by discovering and mobilizing resources already in the community and working together to empower individuals and groups to take steps to learn and use their gifts and passions to make a change in their lives and the lives around them. Livingston Medical Group 1130 Main St. Livingston, CA 95334 (209) 394-7075 ext. 103 Program developed to distribute toolkits that will be distributed to local childcare providers particularly in the low-income communities throughout Merced County. The kit will provide items needed to train, educate and encourage local child care centers to create healthy environments within their center. Love INC 520 W. Canal St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-7034 This faith-based organization serves as a clearinghouse to the community. They keep an active list of resources collected by churches within the county and refer out to those in need by matching equipment, food and clothing that has been requested. This is done through confidential intake counselors. Computer systems aid in networking with other churches and organizations. Merced Center for the Performing Arts 452 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-8587 Playhouse Merced exists to entertain, educate and enlighten community audiences and students through the artistic medium of live theatre. Maintains a Children's Conservatory program, which entertains students throughout Central California. Merced County Arts Council 645 W. Main St. Merced, CA (209) 388-1090 www.artsmerced.org Provides youth with educational and therapeutic experience in the performing, visual and literary arts through workshops, performances, festivals and teacher services. Focused programs are for art classes and storytelling to preschool-aged children. Additional educational materials are given out to parents to engage their children in social and creative activities throughout the day, which will develop the necessary skills to become successful learners in elementary school. 28 h h h h h h h Merced County Food Bank 3058 N. Beachwood Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 726-3663 This is the central supplier to emergency food providers in Merced County. Merced County Healthcare Consortium P.O. Box 2627 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 381-2000 ext. 7008 The Consortium's responsibility is to increase healthcare resources in Merced County, expand healthcare access and create an increase in healthcare professionals in Merced County through their leadership program. Merced Lao Family 855 W. 15th St. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 384-7384 The Merced Lao Family provides Southeast Asian programs, which encourage self-respect and self-sufficiency. They build an informed and compassionate society through educational outreach and work to maintain pride in cultural history. Merced Shakespearefest 28 W. 27th St. Merced, CA 95340 This theatrical company provides free live entertainment of William Shakespeare plays throughout the summer in Applegate Park in Merced. Merced Rescue Mission 1921 Canal St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-9269 www.mercedmission.org Serves hot meals, delivers food baskets and provides clothing to the needy, homeless and indigent of Merced County. The Salvation Army 1440 W. 12th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-4225 This Christian-based organization attempts to meet the needs of people, whatever those needs are without discrimination. U.C. Merced Police Mentor Program P.O. Box 2034 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 228-8273 Students at UC Merced visit several elementary school sites in Merced to work with young students in after school programs on a daily basis. h h h h Valley Crisis Center 529 W. 19th St. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 725-7900 crisis line � (209) 722-4357 Merced County's only recognized domestic violence and rape crisis intervention center, which provides services to victims in a culturally-sensitive, non-discriminatory manner. Community Initiatives/Projects The two programs listed below are collaborations between multiple agencies and programs that have joined forces to make a stronger and more positive impact to the residents in our community: Business and Education Alliance of Merced County � "BEAM" 632 W. 13th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 201-2590 This is a partnership between committed business, education, government and community leaders who support education, workforce development and economic growth in Merced County. The mission is to support each child's journey�from preschool to productivity. The major focus of the program is to advocate and obtain quality childcare for all children in Merced County. Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Program � "ComVIP" 678 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-6232 This partnership consists of local agencies, individuals, faithbased and community organizations working collaboratively to reduce violence in our community. � 29 Golden Valley Health Center 797 W. Childs Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-5871 www.gvhc.org Golden Valley Health Center (GVHC) is a private, nonprofit organization established in 1972. Their team of doctors, dentists and other medical professionals provides quality, primary healthcare services to families in the city of Merced and surrounding area--regardless of language, financial or cultural barriers. GVHC's network includes 21 medical sites and seven dental sites, including two freestanding women's health centers, three school-based centers and a homeless healthcare program to serve the community. It is charged with a special mission to care for migrant and seasonal farm workers, as well as their families, and to provide culturally appropriate care for limited English speaking patients. University Surgery Center 1390 E. Yosemite Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 580-3400 www.universitysurgerycenter.com University Surgery Center is an outpatient surgery center owned and operated by local surgeons. With seven operating rooms and over 20,000 square feet, it is one of the newest and largest outpatient surgery centers in California. University Surgery Center offers state-of-the-art equipment in a warm, comfortable environment. Over 95 percent of patients rated their care "excellent," and 100 percent of those patients surveyed stated they would recommend University Surgery Center to their friends and family. Nearly every surgeon in the area operates at University Surgery Center and nearly every type of outpatient surgery is performed there. The surgery center opened in 2002 and has become a regional center for elective surgery. Merced County Department of Mental Health (MCDMH) 480 E. 13th St. Merced, CA 95340 1-888-334-0163 www.co.merced.ca.us/mentalhealth/index.html MCDMH provides a selection of mental health and alcohol and drug services to children, youth, adults and their families. Services are available in English, Spanish and several Southeast Asian languages. MCDMH services are available 24 hours a day. Mercy Medical Center Merced 333 Mercy Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 564-5000 Mercy Medical Center Merced is located at and offers the community a fully integrated healthcare system. Services include an acute care hospital, cancer center, family care clinic, general medicine clinic, health education center, homecare services and kids care clinic. Dominican campus, located at 2740 M St. in Merced is committed to providing full-service/scale outpatient surgery and imaging, as well as lab endoscopy, physical therapy services, sleep lab, wound care and home health care services. Call (209) 384-6444 for further details. 30 Mercy Cancer Center 3850 G. St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 396-6000 Mercy Cancer Center, an affiliate of world-renowned U.C. Davis Cancer Network, provides medical and radiation oncology including University-affiliated clinical experts and state-of-the-art technology treatment options and educational resources. Children's Hospital Central California It is located 50 miles South of Merced in Madera with a satellite office in Merced. The Merced Pediatric Subspecialty Center is located at 1190 Olivewood Drive, Suite A. To say that the Central Valley is lucky to have a facility like Children's Hospital Central California is an understatement. For over 50 years, countless lives in Central California and beyond have been touched by the healing hands at Children's. What started over 50 years ago as the humble vision of five women has grown into one of the 10 largest freestanding children's hospitals in the nation. Today, Children's Hospital is a 297-bed pediatric medical center on a 50-acre campus in Madera County. They now have more than 500 doctors practicing in over 40 pediatric subspecialties with clinics and services throughout Central California. In 2004, Children's Hospital received the prestigious Magnet Nursing Services Award from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Magnet Award is given to less than three percent of all hospitals in the country. Children's is the only pediatric Magnet hospital west of the Rockies. A spirit of caring....a tradition of excellence. 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They have received exceptional ratings in key areas such as pain management, cleanliness and responsiveness to special needs. Their NICU, PICU and trauma services are particularly noteworthy for annually ranking among the highest in their peer groups for survival rates. The mission of Children's Hospital is to provide high-quality, comprehensive healthcare services to the children regardless of their ability to pay. Thanks to the generous donations the hospital receives from its many guilds, private donors and corporate gifts, they are able to fulfill their mission and make sure that children have access to excellent healthcare. � Snoring, Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy, Sleepiness, Poor Sleep, Restless Legs, Morning Headaches, Choking/Gasping, and High Blood Pressure SUNIT R. PATEL M.D., F.C.C.P., D.A.B.S.M. Merced Office: 3389 G St, Ste B (El Portal Plaza) Merced, CA 95340 � (209)384-9400 Turlock Office: 1801 Colorado Ave, Ste 220 (Tower Health & Wellness) � Turlock, CA 95382 � (209) 216-3420 Los Banos Office: 249 Pacheco Blvd, Ste B Los Banos, CA � (209) 827-3930 www.californiasleepcenter.com 32 33 Meet Your Officials Dennis Cardoza, House of Representatives I am now in my third term in Congress and serve as Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Horticulture and Organic Agriculture. The subcommittee is critical to Central Valley farmers because it has jurisdiction over the crops that constitute the lion's share of Central Valley agricultural production. In 2007 I also joined the prestigious House Rules Committee, which serves as the gateway for all major legislation considered on the House floor. Having a seat at the table on this powerful committee gives me a strong platform from which to advocate for the interests and values of California's 18th District on a wide range of important bills. Merced Office (209) 383-4455. Cathleen Galgiani, State Assemblywoman, 17th District I am the Chair of the Assembly Committee on Agriculture. I am a member of the Assembly Higher Education Committee, the Assembly Transportation Committee and the Assembly Government Organization Committee. I have been Chair of the Select Committee on Development of UC Merced. I was elected by my colleagues as ViceChair of the Rural Caucus and I am a member of the Central Valley Caucus so that Merced County can benefit from the bi-partisan cooperation on issues important to the whole Central Valley. I have two district offices in addition to the office in Sacramento. Please feel free to contact my Merced District Office, 806 W. 18th St., Merced or at (209) 726-5465/e-mail: email@example.com. � 34 M erced has a dynamic and active faith community. With around 70 different churches in the city, residents have many opportunities to connect with their faith and make significant contributions to God and people. Community churches work together in "Churches of Merced," and personal needs for food and assistance are addressed through Love INC and the Merced Rescue Mission. People who make their home in Merced will find a vibrant community and a warm welcome at our various places of worship. � Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home 1490 B Street Merced, CA 95341 FD #538 209-722-4191 Fax: 209-722-4198 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stratfordevansfunerals.com 35 Development Regional Economic Development Overview The Merced area is the emerging financial, industrial, trade and commercial capital for the Central Valley of California, an area developing a reputation as a lucrative and distinct region. The community is located two hours from San Francisco in the San Joaquin Valley, near the geographic center of California, and spans from the Coastal Ranges to the foothills of Yosemite National Park. The region encompasses 1.2 million acres and includes six incorporated cities, vast wetlands and fertile agricultural lands. The county is firmly in the center of California's Great Central Valley. Due to the varied terrain, climatic conditions are diverse. However, dry, rainless summers and cool, rainy days with foggy mornings from November to March characterize much of the area. Average annual rainfall is 10 inches, but in the eastern portion of the county with the higher elevations, precipitation may exceed 34 inches a year. Merced County has a land area of 1,970 square miles (1,261,417 acres). The soils are agriculturally-rich alluvial plain produced by the Chowchilla, San Joaquin and Merced Rivers. As of the 2006, 1,159,443 acres were used for agricultural purposes, half of that for grazing. The greater Merced region is the only seismically stable region in the state with no faults within 60 miles. This factor alone helps to assure uninterrupted operations regardless of events occurring in other areas of the state or region. In recent years Merced County was one of California's fastest growing regions. The area is projected to continue to increase at a rate of over two percent per annum, twice the state average. There are over two million people within a one-hour drive of Merced. The economic base of Merced County is driven by a multibillion-dollar annual agriculture production. Three of the world's largest food processing facilities � Foster Farms, Hilmar Cheese and Morningstar Packing � and one of the largest wineries (E & J Gallo) are located in the region. Non-agricultural industries such as Quebecor (printing), Arvin Sango (auto parts), Malibu Boats and Label Technology help diversify business and employment options in the area. The newest University of California opened in Merced in 2005, hinting of a dynamic new asset as education, research and innovation are anticipated to play a greater role in the local economy. Merced College also opened a new campus in Los Banos in 2007 offering vocational education and nurse training. The cities and county of Merced have embraced a regional perspective, and support the valley-wide initiatives of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley. Our common message and leveraged resources are instrumental in 36 securing new investment. Perhaps the best example of regional teamwork is the new countywide Enterprise Zone offering significant savings to local businesses that invest or hire within the county. The underlying theme is to support innovation and technology development to help the region compete for investment and jobs. Fostering research and commercializing new products and enabling techniques are keys to diversification and heightened prosperity. Merced County's primary assets for new economic development are founded in the expansion of existing industries but also induced from commercializing innovation at the new University of California, Merced. Merced's central location and highway connections, augmented by the evolving and redeveloping Castle Airport, suggest logistics and air freight as a growth sector. Alternative energy, particularly solar, is a focal point of research at UC Merced and may offer significant opportunities. Proximity to natural resources, the abundance of affordable land, a large available workforce and access to international tourist attractions also bode well for Merced County. Rising costs and operating constraints for many businesses in Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area help position the Central Valley as the last frontier in California with the space and affordability to retain California firms and attract new investment seeking access to the state's huge population as a market for products. Merced County will remain a leader in agricultural production and processing, but the local economy will experience growth in new sectors supporting cluster industries, innovation and entrepreneurs, and the resulting higher incomes will encourage more retail sales. Reducing the number of commuters will also support local retail operations and the subsequent expanded array of goods and services will improve lifestyle pursuits and prosperity for all residents. Perhaps the most important economic development resource offered within Merced County is a dedicated and committed approach to accommodate business to foster community wealth generation and enhanced prosperity. The cities and county have agreed to collaborate and support regional initiatives knowing that they will all benefit from new investment throughout the region. The primary objectives of the economic development strategy are a) retention and expansion of all existing enterprises; b) new business investment; c) employment generation; d) improved services for residents and visitors; and e) an enhanced quality of life with access to health care, less commuting, higher incomes and stabilized home ownership for residents. The economic foundation of Merced County is wellpositioned to compete. The central location, established affordable facilities and improving transportation infrastructure of the valley bode well for local food processors serving the dynamic California population, as well as global markets. 37 Ethnicity The population is young and culturally diverse with Hispanic (52 percent), Anglo (35 percent) and Asian (7 percent) accounting for major segments. The Hispanic population is expected to increase to 60 percent by 2050. Merced County closely mirrors California's population for place of birth. Merced County has a larger percentage (75.3 percent) of native-born residents than California (73.2 percent), while California has a larger percentage (19.2 percent) of residents born out-of-state than Merced County (12.8 percent). Age Comparatively, Merced County has a younger population than the rest of the state. Minors account for over two-thirds (36.1 percent) of the population while seniors account for 9.4 percent of the population. There are proportionally more seniors (65 and older) and 19-64 year olds in California, 11 and 60.2 percent respectively, than in Merced County. Gender Males make up 121,829 (50.3 percent) of the population, while females comprise roughly 120,409 (49.7 percent). The statewide gender makeup is the opposite of Merced County with 42.7 percent (1,696,441) male and 57.3 percent (2,274,754) female. Comparative Population 2004 U.S. California Merced County 293,027,571 36,252,878 234,084 2005 295,734,134 36,743,186 240,303 2006 298,444,215 37,195,240 246,114 2007 301,139,947 37,662,518 251,510 2008 303,824,640 38,049,062 255,250 Source: California Department of Finance Merced County's population growth rate is consistently higher and nearly twice the rate of California and the USA. By 2040, Merced County's population is projected to exceed 530,000. Merced County's manufacturing base is predominantly food processing but includes distinctive sectors such as boat building. Manufacturing Manufacturing No. of Businesses No. of Employees 2003 138 12,566 2004 138 12,151 2005 135 12,832 2006 155 11,944 2007 148 13,300 Income Merced County's lower income is attractive to businesses seeking cost-competitive locations. Per Capita Income Per capita income Merced County California U.S. Merced County % of State 2003 $21,505 $33,400 $31,484 2004 $23,379 $35,219 $33,050 2005 $23,450 $36,640 $34,586 2006 $24,153 $37,422 $36,315 2007 $23,864 $40,624 $38,852 64 66 64 65 59 Source: U.S. Department of Commerce - Bureau of Economic Analysis 38 Directory ________________ 9 9 Iron Practice Center (209) 726-7740 AT&T (209) 521-5212 AAA (209) 723-9143 Access Dental (209) 388-1000 Ace Air Inc. (209) 722-2200 Action II Building Maintenance (209) 725-8668 Active 20/30 Club of Merced ALIA Corporation/McDonald's (209) 723-3716 All American Mortgage (209) 725-9405 Terry Allen (209) 723-4372 Alliance Small Business Development (209) 386-1008 Allstate-Eason Insurance Agency (209) 723-0771 Alpha Pregnancy Help Center (209) 383-4700 Alternative Power Generation (209) 358-1468 American AgCredit, FLCA (209) 384-1050 American Legion Merced Post 83 (209) 722-0940 American Recycling Co. (209) 537-4410 Ameriprise Financial (209) 383-6577 Anberry Rehabilitation Hospital (209) 357-3420 Appraisal Alliance of Merced (209) 726-0991 Apria Healthcare (209) 384-7100 Bob Arnold Assoc./Arnold Realty (209) 383-3971 Artisan Construction & Design (209) 725-2000 Atlas Storage (209) 357-9757 Bagel Tyme (209) 381-0850 Bali Learning Center (209) 201-6850 Banner Transmission Center (209) 722-6262 Bar B Q Pit (209) 383-2558 Bardini, Al (209) 722-0261 Bartlett Petroleum (209) 723-5402 Bayne Bookkeeping & Tax Services (209) 383-1673 Bear Creek Inn - Hooper House (209) 723-3991 Berliner Cohen Attorneys at Law (209) 385-0700 Best Buy (209) 383-3623 Best Electric (209) 723-2061 Big Bubba's Bad BBQ (209) 384-3797 Big Will's Louisiana Po' Boys (209) 349-0371 Bishop's on the Square (209) 726-6262 Blaine Heating & A/C Inc. (209) 723-0062 Blood Source - Merced County (209) 724-0428 Blue Moon Construction (209) 726-1111 BNL Mortgage (209) 726-4409 Bob's Community Pest Control (209) 722-9923 Lee R. Boese, DDS, MSD (209) 723-3776 Boese, Sandee (209) 383-1008 Brenda Athletic Club (209) 725-8375 Bright Dart (209) 385-3800 Bristol Hospice California, LLC (209) 384-1415 Brookfield Land (916) 783-1177 Geraldine Brown, Attorney At Law (209) 723-2990 Tom Brown Painting (209) 722-6924 Buchanan's Hollow Nut (209) 389-4594 Cal Storage LLC (209) 722-9800 Calaveras Materials Inc. (209) 563-6907 California Home Care & Hospice (209) 722-2273 California Sleep Center (209) 384-9400 Callister & Hendricks (209) 722-8126 Cardgas, Inc. (209) 725-2050 Carol A. Greenberg Employment Consulting (209) 201-2590 Carpenter Printing (209) 383-2888 Cassabon & Associates LLP (209) 383-6255 Castle Challenger Learning Center (209) 726-0296 Castle Vista (209) 357-2924 Cen Cal Business Finance Group (559) 227-1158 Central California Alliance for Health (209) 381-5300 Central Self Storage (209) 384-7867 Central Valley Coalition For Affordable Housing (209) 388-0782 Central Valley Community Bank (209) 725-2820 Central Valley Heart Association (209) 723-2974 Central Valley Nephrology Medical Associates (209) 725-2121 Central Valley Opportunity Center (209) 357-0062 Central Valley Silage Covering (209) 722-6185 Central Valley Trophies (209) 383-3225 Central Valley Trucking/Concrete (209) 723-8846 Century 21 - Salvadori Realty (209) 383-6475 Chamber Discoveries (866) 952-2884 Charter Merced (209) 722-5533 Chester, George (209) 383-2582 Chief of Police (209) 385-6915 Children's Hospital Central California (559) 353-3000 Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino (559) 692-5200 Citibank (209) 723-3762 Citslinc International Inc. (626) 573-8669 City of Merced (209) 385-6834 Clark Pest Control (209) 383-0662 Classic Party Rentals (209) 495-6259 Clendenin Bros., Inc. (209) 383-9367 Coldwell Banker - Gonella Realty (209) 564-9999 Coldwell Banker - Gonella Realty (209) 383-2171 Coldwell Banker - Gonella Realty (209) 358-6429 Collection Service of Merced County (209) 384-3662 Collette Vacations (800) 352-8029 Comfort Keepers (209) 726-8007 Commercial Construction Co. (209) 384-3943 Condor Earth Technologies, Inc. (209) 388-9601 Congressman Dennis Cardoza (209) 383-4455 Cooling Shedd Air Conditioning Co. (209) 723-2749 Country Villa La Sierra (209) 723-4224 County of Merced (209) 385-7637 Courtesy Automotive Center (209) 383-3306 Courtyard By Marriott (209) 725-1221 Craig CPA (209) 725-1370 Creative Alternatives (209) 723-6030 Crookham Ranch (209) 383-2379 Crush Marketing LLC (209) 676-2123 CTX Mortgage (209) 383-1819 ________________ A ________________ B ________________ C 39 Cunningham Ranch (209) 382-0222 Curves (209) 722-8783 CVTech Computers (209) 230-5818 D & D Pest Control (209) 383-6070 D' Primera Mano Magazine Hispana (209) 947-6658 De Long, Dr. Don (209) 358-9364 DeAngelo's Restaurant (209) 383-3020 Delta-Sierra Beverage (209) 522-9011 Derrel's Mini Storage Inc. (209) 722-9840 DiCicco's Italian Resturant of Merced (209) 384-1801 Diva Accessories (209) 723-0118 Don's Mobile Glass (209) 723-4576 Gallo Center for the Arts (209) 338-5000 Garvey Chiropractic (209) 726-3000 Gary's Rent a Can, Inc. (209) 667-2840 Geil Enterprises, Inc. - Valley Sanitary Supply (559) 495-3000 Gerard Self Storage (209) 723-7996 Gillen & Associates (209) 384-1299 Golden Valley Appraisals (209) 358-5544 Golden Valley Engineering & Surveying (209) 722-3200 Golden Valley Health Center (209) 383-1848 Good Neighbor Realtors (209) 726-4663 Great Cuts (209) 383-3300 Great Lakes Airlines (800) 554-5111 Great Spaces USA (209) 384-1337 Greg Opinski Contruction, Inc. (209) 384-2851 Greif Inc. (209) 383-4396 Guaranty Bank (209) 723-1051 Guardco Security Services (209) 723-4273 Guardian Angel Home Care (209) 605-5239 Guild Mortgage (209) 384-4480 H & R Block (209) 383-6701 John Hale Painting (209) 722-0608 Hampshire Retirement Residence (209) 383-3500 Hampton Inn & Suites Merced (209) 386-1210 Hands On Central California (209) 233-9413 Hansen Tire (209) 723-4181 Healthy House WMC (209) 724-0102 Heritage Management Group (209) 383-2244 Hilltop Ranch Inc. (209) 874-1875 Hilmar Cheese Company (209) 667-6076 Hinds Hospice (209) 383-3123 Hoffman Electronic Systems (209) 384-3305 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Merced (209) 384-3700 Horizon Irrigation & Turf Solutions (209) 383-3330 HP Enterprises (209) 349-8170 Hunter, Wil (209) 277-5840 Hunter Farms (209) 394-2489 Hy-Lond Health Care Center (209) 723-1056 Imagine Graphics (209) 726-3438 In-Shape City (209) 723-3377 In-N-Out Burger #91 (818) 813-8201 Ingraham Trophies & Gifts (209) 723-3091 Inside Lines (209) 384-9500 Interwest Insurance Services, Inc. (209) 724-2329 Isenberg, Berent & Marilynne (209) 722-7808 Italo-American Lodge (209) 723-8541 Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home (209) 722-6201 J West Group (209) 628-1070 J.F. Collins, Inc. (209) 384-1111 James, Yvonne (209) 383-5984 JCPenney Company Inc. (209) 723-3112 Jim's Hot Diggety Dogs & Catering (209) 722-7680 John Rohrer Construction (209) 383-6966 Judd's Jewelers (209) 722-1114 Landy Care Inc. (209) 384-1818 Lane Home Furnishings (209) 723-5263 Larson, Dr. Howard (209) 722-2628 League of California Cities (209) 614-0118 Leap/Carpenter/Kemps Insurance (209) 384-0797 Leighton's Jewelers (209) 722-5906 LifeSpring Church (209) 327-0308 Littler Mendelson P.C. - Fresno Office (559) 244-7549 Law Offices of Paul C. Lo (209) 354-3500 LWH Hunt Farms LLC (209) 777-7270 Lyons Investments (209) 522-1762 ________________ D ________________ I ________________ M ________________ E Educational Employees Credit Union (209) 726-7421 Ekizian Family Chiropractic (209) 384-2100 El Portal Imaging Center (209) 384-4250 Emeritus at Merced (209) 384-9700 ETCH THIS! And That... (209) 384-2026 F & M Bank (209) 626-4101 Farmers Insurance Group Federal Credit Union (209) 384-5712 Farmers Insurance - Veronica Jauregui (209) 384-1988 Fernando's Bistro (209) 381-0290 Fidelity National Title Ins. Co. (209) 722-4151 Finance & Thrift Company (209) 723-0484 Flanagan Law Firm (209) 726-6770 Roberta Flanagan Realty (209) 723-4337 Fluetsch & Busby Insurance (209) 722-1541 Food 4 Less (209) 725-2150 Foundation For Medical Care (209) 723-9157 Fremming, Parson & Pecchenino (209) 723-2066 G.J. Gardner Homes (209) 384-3006 Gallo Cattle Company (209) 394-7984 Magic Land & Management Inc. (559) 451-0884 Mariana's Mexican Grill Inc. (209) 726-8389 Mary Kay Cosmetics (209) 722-7680 Mason, Robbins, Browning & Godwin (209) 383-9334 Mattress Land by Sleepfit (209) 384-0100 Maxwell Construction Inc. (209) 383-6145 Mays, Harry (209) 383-3420 McAuley Motors, Inc. (209) 722-2777 McCracken Notary (209) 769-8122 McLane Pacific, Inc. (209) 725-2500 McNamara's Sport Center (209) 722-3593 Meghal V. Parikh, MD Inc. (209) 812-1444 Merced Adult School (209) 385-6524 Merced Bail Bonds (209) 722-3850 Merced City School District (209) 385-6641 Merced College (209) 384-6000 Merced County Assessor (209) 385-7350 Merced County Assoc. of Realtors (209) 725-2165 Merced County Assoc. of Governments (209) 723-3153 Merced County Auditor & Controller (209) 385-7512 Merced County Community Action Agency (209) 723-4565 Merced County DA (209) 385-7381 ________________ J ________________ F ________________ H ________________ K Kathy's Alterations (209) 722-8286 KCIV 99.9 Radio (209) 383-7161 Kemper CPA Group LLP (209) 722-2794 King Hearing Aid Centers, Inc. (209) 626-4548 King's Asian Cuisine (209) 383-9838 Kings View Work Experience (209) 358-7228 Kirby Manufacturing Inc. (209) 723-0778 Kramer Translation (209) 385-0425 ________________ G ________________ L Label Technology, Inc. (209) 384-1000 Laird Manufacturing (209) 722-4145 40 Merced County Department of Workforce Investment (209) 724-2000 Merced County Economic Devel. Corp. (209) 723-3889 Merced County Eviction Service (209) 383-2489 Merced County Fair (209) 722-1506 Merced County Food Bank (209) 726-3663 Merced County Health Care Consortium (209) 381-2000 Merced County Human Services (209) 385-3000 Merced County Office of Education (209) 381-6601 Merced County Sheriff's Department (209) 385-7451 Merced County Times (209) 358-5311 Merced Faculty Associates Medical Group (209) 723-3704 Merced First Assembly of God (209) 383-6130 Merced Floral (209) 722-7444 Merced Fruit Barn (209) 385-2222 Merced Golf & Country Club (209) 722-6268 Merced Honda (209) 722-8100 Merced Irrigation District (209) 722-5761 Merced Lao Family Community Inc. (209) 384-7384 Merced Lofts/Tolkin Group (209) 383-6277 Merced Mall, Ltd. (209) 723-3981 Merced/Mariposa Teachers UniServ Council (209) 723-8871 Merced Medical Supply (209) 722-3832 Merced Mutual Insurance Co. (209) 358-6421 Merced OB/GYN Care (209) 384-7000 Merced Organics Health Food Market Inc. (209) 388-1111 Merced Orthopaedic Group Inc. (209) 722-8161 Merced Powersports (209) 722-8055 Merced Radiology Medical Group (209) 722-9729 Merced School Employees Federal Credit Union (209) 383-5550 Merced Sun Star (209) 722-1511 Merced Toyota (209) 725-9000 Merced Travel LLC (209) 383-1511 Merced Union High School District (209) 385-6412 Merco Credit Union (209) 723-4285 Playhouse Merced (209) 725-8587 Port of Subs (209) 723-2436 Sanctuary MedSpa (209) 384-7500 Santa Fe Land Planning, Inc. (209) 726-3891 Santa Fe Pet Hospital (209) 722-0249 Satellite Dialysis - Healthcare (209) 383-7370 Save Mart Supermarkets #391 (209) 722-3385 Scholle Corporation (209) 384-3100 Service Master Commercial Cleaning (209) 726-9185 Service Pro (209) 724-0861 ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration (209) 726-9182 Shewey Realty, Inc. (209) 383-1666 Sierra College of Beauty (209) 723-2989 Sierra Meadows Seniors (209) 383-0300 Sierra One Consulting (209) 626-4520 Silver Bell Barn (209) 358-3010 Simply Delightful Yogurt (209) 722-5288 Sir James Restaurant (209) 723-5551 Slater's Home Furnishings (209) 722-1534 Smith, Mack (209) 722-3226 Smith & Stapp (209) 383-3955 Scott A. Smith, DDS (209) 722-2367 Smith Van & Storage Co., Inc. (209) 722-8166 Sonic Drive-In (909) 941-8999 Sound Encounters (209) 383-2200 Spinardi & Jones, Accountancy Corporation (209) 722-7429 Spriggs, William (209) 722-9600 Stanley Steemer (415) 206-0747 State Farm - Kurt Sieve (209) 569-0184 State Farm Insurance (209) 384-8811 Steiner Development Inc. (209) 357-8761 Stepping Stone Recovery Options Inc. (209) 233-9388 Stevinson Ranch Golf Club (209) 668-8200 Stratford Evans Merced (209) 722-4191 Strings Italian Cafe (209) 383-9777 Mercy Medical Center, Community Campus Postal Connections (209) 564-5000 (209) 388-9386 Metro PCS Inc. (209) 529-0539 Chuck Meyer Insurance Co. (209) 383-7774 Kellee D. Meyer, O.D. (209) 383-1408 Miguel Soto Farmers Insurance Agency (209) 617-7085 Millennium Sports Club (209) 722-3988 Minetti, John (209) 383-5065 Mission Gardens (209) 384-3300 Mocse Credit Union (209) 726-3500 Modern Air Mechanical (209) 722-1815 Morford, Virginia (209) 383-4632 Law Offices of Morse and Pfeiff (209) 384-9070 Morse, Morse & Morse (209) 383-0132 Mr. Ink Pro (209) 726-8269 Prestige Massage & Skin Care (209) 628-3866 Prime Shine Express (209) 549-9274 Professional Benefit Services (209) 723-9136 Proietti, Joe (209) 722-9184 ________________ R Rabobank, N.A. (209) 726-3650 Raley's (209) 722-3689 Ranchers Tractor Company (209) 722-8031 Rancho San Miguel Markets (209) 957-4917 Margaret Randolph Sales (209) 383-9288 Rascal Creek Physical Therapy (209) 722-1030 Razzari Automotive Group (209) 383-3673 Real Goods Solar (559) 650-2555 Red Rock Properties (209) 382-0131 Resources For Improved Living, LLC (209) 349-8057 Resources for Independence (209) 383-1683 Rich's Auto Body Inc. (209) 723-1022 Richwood Meat Co. (209) 722-8171 Riggs Ambulance Service Inc. (209) 725-7000 Grey B. Roberts & Company (209) 383-2442 Ron & Jean Aragon (209) 722-8347 Ron Smith Buick-Pontiac-GMC-Jeep (209) 725-5050 Rotary Club of Merced (209) 723-2202 RPM Mortgage (209) 626-4690 Ruben's Landscaping Rucker Construction Inc. (209) 383-2640 Russ McGarry Rental Properties (209) 722-1594 Safeway Inc. (209) 381-2710 Brent Sales, CPA (209) 383-7886 San Joaquin Glass of Merced, Inc. (209) 383-5056 ________________ N Nagame Japanese Restaurant (209) 384-1677 New York Life Insurance Company (209) 658-2143 O'Banion, Jerry (209) 385-7366 Office Depot (559) 452-2944 ________________ O Ohlinger Consulting Services (209) 722-5146 On Target Marketing/Image Masters (209) 723-1691 Pacific Gas & Electric (209) 726-6303 Park Merced Assisted Living, LLC (209) 722-3944 Parker's Ace Hardware (209) 723-4331 Patelco Credit Union (209) 726-7517 Paul's Place (209) 723-1339 Paychex (559) 432-1100 Pazin & Myers Inc. (209) 725-2050 Pete's Auto Body, LLC (209) 722-3565 Pierre Perret Farming (209) 769-7121 Pizza Hut (209) 723-7771 ________________ P ________________ S 41 Subway (209) 233-9348 Subway - Merced Mall (209) 383-1788 United Rentals Equipment Rental (209) 383-2984 United States Army Recruiting (209) 722-4157 Zymex Industries, Inc. (209) 722-2770 Success Capital Expansion & Development United Way of Merced County Corp. (209) 383-4242 (209) 521-9372 Universal Service Recycling, Inc. Sunny View Apartments (209) 233-3100 (209) 722-0785 University Friends Circle Sunnyside Apartments (209) 723-2202 (209) 722-4421 University of California - Merced Sunset Self Storage (209) 228-4400 (209) 384-9100 University Surgery Center (209) 580-3400 Technicon Engineering Services, Inc. The UPS Store (559) 276-9311 (209) 723-8543 ________________ T Ted P. Allan, CPA (209) 722-2004 Ralph Temple, Attorney At Law (209) 383-0720 Terrie's TLC Senior Care (209) 658-9204 The Branding Iron (209) 722-1822 The Bus-Merced County Transit (209) 385-7600 The Grove (209) 384-3600 The Hemodialysis Training School (209) 722-8757 The Office City (209) 722-3806 The Sign Guys (209) 726-0984 The Son Rise Ranch (209) 761-3800 The Summertrace Resort (209) 384-2394 The Thomas Wilkins Company (209) 722-9600 Thompson Insurance Agency (209) 722-7473 Tinetti Realty Group (209) 384-3885 Tioga Apartments (209) 723-3254 Tire World (209) 384-8473 TNT Fireworks (559) 252-5391 Toni's Courtyard Cafe (209) 384-2580 Toyotech (209) 725-8696 TransCounty Title Co. (209) 383-4660 Travis Credit Union (209) 723-0732 Tri-County Flooring, Inc. (209) 357-8142 ________________ V V C Concrete Inc. (209) 358-9175 Valley Auto Wreckers (209) 667-0191 Valley Crisis Center (209) 725-7900 Valley Prescription and Compounding (209) 722-5765 Valley Yellow Pages (209) 543-1414 Verizon Wireless (209) 722-2100 VIA Adventures, Inc. (209) 384-1315 VillageProfile.com, inc. (888) 355-7756 Volvo Rents (209) 726-8665 ________________ W Wake Construction (209) 356-0930 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (209) 384-1275 Waste Management - Winton Disposal (209) 358-2159 Wells Fargo Bank (209) 381-7890 Werner Company (209) 383-3989 Westamerica Bank (209) 384-6880 WestMed College (209) 386-6301 Whitehill Accounting (209) 723-2202 Winton-Ireland, Strom & Green Insurance (209) 394-7925 World Color (USA) Corp. (209) 384-0444 Yosemite Association (209) 379-2646 Yosemite Church (209) 383-5038 Yosemite Valley Beef Packing Company (209) 383-4060 Zopolos & Associates inc. (209) 383-5116 ________________ Y ________________ U U.S.P.S - Postmaster (209) 722-5474 UBS Financial Services, Inc. (209) 723-3911 Union Bank of California (209) 725-7985 ________________ Z 42 Guide Accountants Bayne Bookkeeping & Tax Services Richard Bayne 25 W. 19th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-1673 email@example.com Cassabon & Associates LLP Cynthia Temple 3181 Collins Dr. P.O. Box 2366 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 383-6255 � Fax: (209) 383-2681 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cmacpa.com Craig CPA Robert Craig 102 W. Alexander St. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 725-1370 email@example.com Kemper CPA Group LLP Marcia Barger-Hall 3168 Collins Dr., #B Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-2794 � Fax: (209) 383-0562 www.kempercpa.com Grey B. Roberts & Company Grey Roberts 2824 Park Ave., Ste. B Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-2442 � Fax: (209) 383-3583 firstname.lastname@example.org www.robertsandallan.com Brent Sales, CPA Brent Sales 102 W. Alexander Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-7886 � Fax: (209) 722-0887 email@example.com Smith & Stapp Lorelei Stapp 110 W. Alexander Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-3955 � Fax: (209) 383-2356 firstname.lastname@example.org Spinardi & Jones, Accountancy Corporation Ed Spinardi 478 E. Yosemite Ave., Ste. A Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-7429 � Fax: (209) 722-2800 email@example.com www.obscpa.com Ted P. Allan, CPA 108 W. Alexander Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-2004 � Fax: (209) 723-8394 firstname.lastname@example.org www.allan-cpa.com Whitehill Accounting Carole Whitehill 385 W. North Bear Creek Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-2202 � Fax: (209) 724-0302 email@example.com Advertising Agencies/Public Relations On Target Marketing/Image Masters Tim O'Neill 429 Grogan Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-1691 � Fax: (209) 723-9726 firstname.lastname@example.org www.otmonline.com Advertising/Promotional Margaret Randolph Sales Margaret Randolph 1049 Vermont Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-9288 � Fax: (209) 383-6162 email@example.com Ag - Almond Processors Hilltop Ranch Inc. Dave Long 13890 Looney Rd. Ballico, CA 95303 (209) 874-1875 � Fax: (209) 874-1877 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hilltopranch.com Hunter Farms Scott & Michelle Hunter 6109 Hampshire Dr. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 394-2489 � Fax: (209) 394-4443 email@example.com Ag - Financing & Consulting American AgCredit, FLCA Rob Weimer 711 W. 19th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-1050 firstname.lastname@example.org www.agloan.com Ag - Manufacturing Kirby Manufacturing Inc. Ric Kirby P.O. Box 989 Merced, CA 95341-0989 (209) 723-0778 � Fax: (209) 723-3941 email@example.com Zymex Industries, Inc. Ahmad Foroutan 168 Hawk Dr. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 722-2770 � Fax: (209) 722-2280 firstname.lastname@example.org www.zymex.com Ag - Silage Covering Central Valley Silage Covering Brad Mincer 4338 W. Bailey Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-6185 � Fax: (209) 723-3009 Air Conditioning/Heating Sales/Services Blaine Heating & A/C Inc. Roger & Londa Blaine 196 Riggs Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-0062 � Fax: (209) 723-0063 email@example.com www.blaineheatingandair.com Cooling Shedd Air Conditioning Co. Ron Shedd 2885 Business Park Way P.O. Box 2883 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 723-2749 Airlines Great Lakes Airlines Kassi Mohlenkamp 1022 Airport Way Cheyenne, WY 82001 (800) 554-5111 � Fax: (307) 432-7001 www.flygreatlakes.com Alterations Kathy's Alterations Kathy Shedd 2808 N. G St., #1 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-8286 firstname.lastname@example.org Ambulance Service Riggs Ambulance Service Inc. Glenn Rung 100 Riggs Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-7000 � Fax: (209) 725-7044 www.riggsambulance.com Apartments Castle Vista Valerie Ortiz 2300 Cascade Dr. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 357-2924 � Fax: (209) 357-7914 www.castlevista.com Sunny View Apartments Kathy Hiser 1108 D St. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 722-0785 � Fax: (209) 722-1753 email@example.com Sunnyside Apartments Apartment Management 988 D St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-4421 � Fax: (209) 722-4424 firstname.lastname@example.org The Grove Lona Costa 340 S. Parsons Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-3600 � Fax: (209) 384-3633 www.thegroveapts.info The Summertrace Resort Joy Montgomery 1205 Devonwood Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-2394 � Fax: (209) 384-2396 email@example.com Tioga Apartments Gina Wilson 1715 N St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-3254 � Fax: (209) 723-3268 firstname.lastname@example.org Assisted Living Emeritus at Merced Gina Brown 3420 R St. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-9700 � Fax: (209) 384-9111 email@example.com Mission Gardens Amie Marchini 1450 E. 27th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-3300 � Fax: (209) 384-3360 firstname.lastname@example.org www.amiesmissiongardens.com Park Merced Assisted Living, LLC Amie Marchini 3050 M St. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-3944 � Fax: (209) 722-5954 Associate Members Bardini, Al 500 Saint Kevin Ct. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-0261 email@example.com Boese, Sandee 1289 E. North Bear Creek Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-1008 firstname.lastname@example.org Chester, George 333 St. Lawrence Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-2582 email@example.com Crookham Ranch Kathleen Crookham 2615 2nd Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-2379 firstname.lastname@example.org De Long, Dr. Don 2511 Palora Ave. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-9364 email@example.com Gallo Cattle Company Michael Gallo P.O. Box 775 Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 394-7984 � Fax: (209) 394-4988 firstname.lastname@example.org Hunter, Wil 1621 W. Lincoln Livingston, CA 95334 (209) 277-5840 � Fax: (209) 394-4443 email@example.com Isenberg, Berent & Marilynne P.O. Box 2144 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 722-7808 � Fax: (209) 723-0968 James, Yvonne 909 Northwood Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-5984 firstname.lastname@example.org 43 Larson, Dr. Howard P.O. Box 2124 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 722-2628 email@example.com Mays, Harry 2779 Sunflower Ct. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-3420 firstname.lastname@example.org Minetti, John 2999 Evelyn Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-5065 email@example.com Morford, Virginia 3340 Pierre Ct. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-4632 � Fax: (209) 383-5052 firstname.lastname@example.org O'Banion, Jerry 2317 Olive St. Dos Palos, CA 93620 (209) 385-7366 Proietti, Joe 1305 Luke Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-9184 email@example.com Smith, Mack P.O. Box 3342 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 722-3226 firstname.lastname@example.org Spriggs, William 1595 Santa Inez Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-9600 � Fax: (209) 722-0916 email@example.com Attorneys Terry Allen P.O. Box 2184 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-4372 � Fax: (209) 723-7397 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mercedlaw.com Berliner Cohen Attorneys at Law Kevin Kelley 2844 Park Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 385-0700 � Fax: (209) 385-3789 email@example.com www.berliner.com Geraldine Brown, Attorney At Law 450 W. 21st St., Ste. A Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-2990 � Fax: (209) 385-0792 firstname.lastname@example.org Callister & Hendricks Jerry E. Callister 544 W. 20th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-8126 � Fax: (209) 722-0672 Flanagan Law Firm Hugh M. Flanagan 5330 Mulberry Ave. Atwater, CA 95301-9543 (209) 726-6770 Law Offices of Paul C. Lo Paul Lo 849 W. 20th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 354-3500 � Fax: (209) 354-3502 email@example.com Mason, Robbins, Browning & Godwin Ken Robbins 700 Loughborough Dr., #D Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-9334 � Fax: (209) 383-9386 firstname.lastname@example.org Law Offices of Morse and Pfeiff Cindy Morse 828 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-9070 � Fax: (209) 384-9444 email@example.com Morse, Morse & Morse Larry Morse 760 W. 20th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-0132 � Fax: (209) 383-6819 firstname.lastname@example.org Ralph Temple, Attorney At Law 548 W. 21st St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-0720 � Fax: (209) 383-4213 email@example.com Auditor-Clerk-Recorder Merced County Auditor & Controller Lisa Cardella-Presto 2222 M St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-7512 � Fax: (209) 725-3900 firstname.lastname@example.org Automobile Body Repairs Pete's Auto Body, LLC Pete Gonzales 1002 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-3565 Rich's Auto Body Inc. Leonard Rich 923 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-1022 � Fax: (209) 722-7287 www.richs-autobody.com Automobile Clubs AAA Michele Crowe 3065 M St. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-9143 � Fax: (209) 384-8327 email@example.com Automobile Dealers - New/Used Courtesy Automotive Center Ben Wells 1485 W. 15th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-3306 � Fax: (209) 723-2528 firstname.lastname@example.org www.courtesyautocenter.com McAuley Motors, Inc. Mark McAuley 744 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-2777 � Fax: (209) 722-4097 email@example.com Merced Honda Gary Hogston 1775 Auto Center Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-8100 � Fax: (209) 722-1786 firstname.lastname@example.org www.honda.com Merced Toyota Robert Zamora 1400 Auto Center Dr. P.O. Box 819 Merced, CA 95341 (209) 725-9000 � Fax: (209) 723-5568 www.mercedtoyota.com Razzari Automotive Group Tim (SA) Razzari P.O. Box 1271 Merced, CA 95341 (209) 383-3673 � Fax: (209) 354-2050 email@example.com www.razzari.com Ron Smith Buick-Pontiac-GMC-Jeep Ron Smith 1900 Auto Center Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-5050 � Fax: (209) 725-5069 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ronsmithgmc.com Automobile Repairs & Services Toyotech Gene Broussard 1656 W. 13th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-8696 � Fax: (209) 725-8674 email@example.com Automobile Transmission Banner Transmission Center Joe Baker 1461 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-6262 � Fax: (209) 722-7866 Automobile Wrecking Valley Auto Wreckers Albert Romero 1330 N. Lander Stevinson, CA 95374 (209) 667-0191 � Fax: (209) 667-2846 Bail Bonds Merced Bail Bonds Ruth Alejo 3070 M St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-3850 � Fax: (209) 720-0101 firstname.lastname@example.org Banks Cen Cal Business Finance Group Robert Garcia 5094 N. Fruit Ave., Ste 103 Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 227-1158 � Fax: (559) 227-7926 email@example.com www.cencalfinance.com Central Valley Community Bank Susan Armstrong 2832 N. G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-2820 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cvcb.com Citibank Ginger Taylor 3190 M St. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-3762 � Fax: (209) 383-6122 email@example.com www.citibank.com Educational Employees Credit Union Elizabeth Gonzalez 127 W. El Portal, Ste. A Merced, CA 95348 (209) 726-7421 � Fax: (209) 385-3247 firstname.lastname@example.org www.eecufresno.org F & M Bank Leslie Nazario 2936 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 626-4101 � Fax: (209) 386-1055 email@example.com www.fmbonline.com Guaranty Bank Carol Bossert 3065 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-1051 � Fax: (209) 722-8099 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bank.guarantygroup.com Merced School Employees Federal Credit Union Nancy Deavours 1021 Olivewood Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-5550 email@example.com www.mercedschoolcu.org Merco Credit Union Michael Malone 1911 M St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-4285 � Fax: (209) 723-6213 firstname.lastname@example.org www.merco.org Mocse Credit Union Denise Arrollo 731 E. Yosemite Ave., #J Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-3500 � Fax: (209) 524-8328 email@example.com Patelco Credit Union Kay Morgan 3009 Stratofortress Dr. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 726-7517 � Fax: (209) 384-4114 firstname.lastname@example.org www.patelco.org Rabobank, N.A. Joe Ramirez 2000 M St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-3650 � Fax: (209) 726-0578 email@example.com www.rabobankamerica.com Travis Credit Union Loretta Villegas 1194 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-0732 � Fax: (209) 724-9644 firstname.lastname@example.org www.traviscu.org Union Bank of California Ramona Rodriguez 150 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 725-7985 � Fax: (209) 725-7986 email@example.com www.uboc.com Wells Fargo Bank Maricela Abdishou 3538 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 381-7890 � Fax: (209) 384-3184 firstname.lastname@example.org Westamerica Bank Bert Logan 1666 N St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-6880 � Fax: (209) 384-3568 www.westamericabank.com Bed & Breakfast Inns Bear Creek Inn - Hooper House Jack Hooper 575 W. North Bear Creek Dr. Merced, CA 95348 P.O. Box 3919 Merced, CA 95341 (209) 723-3991 � Fax: (209) 723-7123 www.showhotel.com/cabbi/9534801 Beverage Distributors Delta-Sierra Beverage Robert Stewart 3700 Finch Rd. Modesto, CA 95357-4140 (209) 522-9011 � Fax: (209) 523-2149 www.sierrabeverage.com 44 Buses - Charter/Rental The Bus-Merced County Transit Larry Shankland 880 Thornton Rd. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-7600 � Fax: (209) 725-3655 email@example.com www.mercedrides.com VIA Adventures, Inc. Denise Demery 300 Grogan Ave. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 384-1315 � Fax: (209) 384-7441 firstname.lastname@example.org www.via-adventures.com Business Consultants Gillen & Associates Dennis Gillen 1375 Paseo Redondo Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-1299 � Fax: (209) 384-0779 email@example.com www.imc-1.net Zopolos & Associates inc. Jim Zopolos 2815 Forist Ln. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-5116 firstname.lastname@example.org Business Partners Bank Member Magic Land & Management Inc. Satinder Vig 7258 N. Channing Way Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 451-0884 Ruben's Landscaping Ruben Martinez P.O. Box 3007 Fremont, CA 94539 Car Stereo/Home Theatre Best Buy Nick Gomes 1764 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-3623 � Fax: (209) 385-5102 email@example.com www.bestbuy.com Car Washes Prime Shine Express Evan Porges 1800 W. Olive Ave. P.O. Box 3469 Modesto, CA 95353 (209) 549-9274 � Fax: (209) 549-1542 firstname.lastname@example.org www.primeshine.com Carpet/Upholstery - Cleaners Service Pro John Klundt 2946 Meadows Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 724-0861 email@example.com ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration David Melin 1795 Grogan Ave. P.O. Box 2192 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 726-9182 � Fax: (209) 726-9187 firstname.lastname@example.org www.servicemasterclean.com Stanley Steemer Sanjay Bhandari 6 S. Fork Ave. Merced, CA 95340 1500 Michigan St. San Francisco, CA 94124 (415) 206-0747 � Fax: (415) 206-0751 email@example.com www.stanleysteemer.com Casino/Hotel/Entertainment Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino Kyle Lewis 711 Lucky Ln. Coarsegold, CA 93614 (559) 692-5200 � Fax: (559) 692-5354 firstname.lastname@example.org www.chukchansigold.com Caterers Jim's Hot Diggety Dogs & Catering Jim North 3245 Thorn Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-7680 � Fax: (209) 723-8778 email@example.com Chiropractors Ekizian Family Chiropractic Erik Ekizian 790 Loughborough Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-2100 � Fax: (209) 384-2177 firstname.lastname@example.org Garvey Chiropractic Ken Garvey 3349 G St., Ste. B Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-3000 � Fax: (209) 726-3001 email@example.com Churches LifeSpring Church Bruce Logue 834 Columbia Ave. 731 E. Yosemite Ave., Ste. B , PMB 308 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 327-0308 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lifespringchurch.net Merced First Assembly of God Harvey Mitchell, Jr. 1350 Yosemite Pkwy. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-6130 � Fax: (209) 383-1421 email@example.com www.mercedfirstassembly.com Yosemite Church Polly Alterman 2230 E. Yosemite Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-5038 firstname.lastname@example.org www.yosemitechurch.com Clinics & Medical Groups Central Valley Nephrology Medical Associates Atul Roy 1140 Olivewood Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 725-2121 � Fax: (209) 725-2123 El Portal Imaging Center Brian Amfahr 3365 G St., Ste. 100 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-4250 � Fax: (209) 384-4269 email@example.com www.elportalimaging.com Golden Valley Health Center Michael Sullivan 737 W. Childs Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-1848 � Fax: (209) 383-1663 Merced Faculty Associates Medical Group Becky Shaw 220 E. 13th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-3704 firstname.lastname@example.org Merced Orthopaedic Group Inc. Bunny Paskin 123 W. North Bear Creek Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-8161 � Fax: (209) 383-9211 Collection Agencies Collection Service of Merced County Florence Lambert 2111 O St. P.O. Box 2056 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 384-3662 � Fax: (209) 384-2682 Communication Services Metro PCS Inc. Dawn Souza 2225 Plaza Pkwy., #I-1B Modesto, CA 95350 2250 Lakeside Blvd. Richardson, TX 75082 (209) 529-0539 � Fax: (916) 984-2665 email@example.com www.metropcs.com Computers - Consultants CVTech Computers Ashley Smith-Jenkins P.O. Box 3529 Merced, CA 95344-1529 (209) 230-5818 � Fax: (209) 230-5104 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cvtechcomputers.com Sierra One Consulting Robert Parker 529 W. 20th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 626-4520 � Fax: (209) 626-4525 email@example.com www.sierra-one.com Concrete Products Calaveras Materials Inc. Dan Larson 12523 N. Hwy. 59 Merced, CA 95348 (209) 563-6907 � Fax: (209) 563-6330 firstname.lastname@example.org Contractors - Concrete Central Valley Trucking/Concrete Brandon Williams 3823 N. Hwy. 59 Merced, CA 95348 P.O. Box 2228 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 723-8846 � Fax: (209) 384-2395 email@example.com www.centralvalleyconcrete.com V C Concrete Inc. Vince Fucillo P.O. Box 698 Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-9175 � Fax: (209) 357-8414 Contractors - Electrical Best Electric Dimitri Guzman 65 E. 13th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-2061 � Fax: (209) 723-9870 firstname.lastname@example.org Contractors - General Brookfield Land Gonzalo Rodriguez 2271 Lava Ridge Ct., Ste. 220 Roseville, CA 95661 (916) 783-1177 � Fax: (916) 783-1161 email@example.com G.J. Gardner Homes Brett Baker 128 Heron Way, #D Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-3006 � Fax: (209) 722-3780 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gjgardnerhomes.com John Rohrer Construction John Rohrer 1005 E. Childs Ave., Ste. A Merced, CA 95341 (209) 383-6966 � Fax: (209) 383-1825 email@example.com Maxwell Construction Inc. Guy Maxwell 141 Hawk Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-6145 � Fax: (209) 383-6068 firstname.lastname@example.org www.maxwellhomes.com Steiner Development Inc. Sandy Clay 554 E. Bellevue Rd., #B Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 357-8761 � Fax: (209) 357-0553 email@example.com Wake Construction Gary & Brenda Wake 5526 Elliott Ave. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 356-0930 � Fax: (209) 358-5066 firstname.lastname@example.org Contractors - Industrial/Commercial Clendenin Bros., Inc. Tom Clendenin P.O. Box 1342 Merced, CA 95341 (209) 383-9367 � Fax: (209) 726-0245 email@example.com Commercial Construction Co. Skip George 1425 Motel Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-3943 � Fax: (209) 384-8002 firstname.lastname@example.org Greg Opinski Contruction, Inc. Greg Opinski 145 Riggs Ave., Ste. B P.O. Box 2065 Merced, CA 95341 (209) 384-2851 � Fax: (209) 384-0486 email@example.com www.opinskiconstruction.com Contractors - Paint/Wallcovering Tom Brown Painting Tom Brown 2981 Sequoia Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-6924 � Fax: (209) 726-3375 firstname.lastname@example.org John Hale Painting Steve Hale 470 Grogan Ave. P.O. Box 2241 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 722-0608 � Fax: (209) 722-2742 email@example.com Contractors - Remodeling Artisan Construction & Design John Price 2949 Sunnyfield Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-2000 � Fax: (209) 725-2002 firstname.lastname@example.org www.artisanconstruction.com Technicon Engineering Services, Inc. Darren Williams 4539 N. Brawley Ave. Fresno, CA 93722 (559) 276-9311 � Fax: (559) 276-9344 Cosmetics - Sales/Services Mary Kay Cosmetics Judy North 3245 Thorn Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-7680 � Fax: (209) 723-8778 email@example.com www.marykay.com/jnorth County Assessor Merced County Assessor Kent Christensen 2222 M St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-7350 � Fax: (209) 725-3956 firstname.lastname@example.org 45 Credit Unions Farmers Insurance Group Federal Credit Union Sandy Medeiros 17 W. Alexander Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-5712 � Fax: (209) 723-0117 email@example.com www.figfederal.com Day Spas Sanctuary MedSpa Ron Olcott 450 E. Yosemite Ave., Ste. C Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-7500 � Fax: (209) 384-7516 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sanctuarymedspaca.com Dentists Access Dental Lydia Williams 12 W. 20th St. Merced, CA 95340 8890 Cal Center Dr. Sacramento, CA 95826 (209) 388-1000 � Fax: (916) 646-9000 www.accessdental.com Department Stores JCPenney Company Inc. Richard Cabrera 600 Merced Mall Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-3112 email@example.com Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Junior Villa 3055 Loughborough Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-1275 � Fax: (209) 388-0846 firstname.lastname@example.org Dialysis Satellite Dialysis - Healthcare Fe Guieb 3376 N. Hwy 59., Ste. #1 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-7370 � Fax: (209) 726-3260 email@example.com www.satellitehealth.com Disposal Service Waste Management - Winton Disposal Keith Neal 730 Industry Way Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-2159 � Fax: (209) 538-0754 firstname.lastname@example.org www.wm.com Distributors McLane Pacific, Inc. Dan Hodge 3876 E. Childs Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-2500 email@example.com Domestic Violence & Rape Center Valley Crisis Center Dave Gogger 529 W. 19th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-7900 � Fax: (209) 725-7908 Economic Planning/Development Merced County Economic Devel. Corp. Scott Galbraith 1733 O St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-3889 � Fax: (209) 723-4450 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mcedco.com Educational Institution Merced City School District Dr. RoseMary Parga-Duran 444 W. 23rd St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-6641 � Fax: (209) 385-6393 email@example.com Merced College Ben Duran 3600 M St. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-6000 � Fax: (209) 384-6043 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mccd.edu Merced County Office of Education Steven Gomes 632 W. 13th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 381-6601 � Fax: (209) 385-5380 email@example.com www.merced.k12.ca.us Merced Union High School District V. Scott Scambray P.O. Box 2147 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 385-6412 firstname.lastname@example.org www.muhsd.k12.ca.us University of California - Merced Jan Mendenhall P.O. Box 2039 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 228-4400 � Fax: (209) 724-4499 email@example.com www.ucmerced.edu Educational, Science & Technology Center Castle Challenger Learning Center Amanda Hartman 3460 Challenger Way Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 726-0296 � Fax: (209) 726-3491 firstname.lastname@example.org www.challengersjv.org Electrical Service Alternative Power Generation Brent Jerner 2339 N. Buhach Rd. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-1468 � Fax: (209) 358-6384 email@example.com www.altpowergeneration.com Employment Agencies & Consultants Carol A. Greenberg Employment Consulting Carol A. Greenberg 259 W. 21st St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 201-2590 � Fax: (209) 383-2571 firstname.lastname@example.org Central Valley Opportunity Center Ernie Flores 6838 Bridget Ct. P.O. Box 1389 Winton, CA 95388 (209) 357-0062 � Fax: (209) 357-0067 www.cvoc.org Kings View Work Experience Sam Kalember P.O. Box 774 Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-7228 � Fax: (209) 357-0398 email@example.com Energy Efficiency Real Goods Solar Cheryl Hansen-Abshere 3109 N. Miami Ave., #101 Fresno, CA 93727 (559) 650-2555 � Fax: (559) 347-9757 firstname.lastname@example.org Engineering Consultants Condor Earth Technologies, Inc. Lee Morse 1735 Ashby Rd. Ste. D Merced, CA 95348 (209) 388-9601 � Fax: (209) 388-1778 email@example.com www.condorearth.com Ohlinger Consulting Services Don (SA) Ohlinger 2823 St. Patrick Ct. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-5146 � Fax: (209) 384-1654 firstname.lastname@example.org Engineers - Civil/Structural Fremming, Parson & Pecchenino Lee Fremming 2816 Park Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-2066 Golden Valley Engineering & Surveying Duane Andrews 405 W. 19th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-3200 � Fax: (209) 722-3254 email@example.com www.gves.us Engravers ETCH THIS! And That... Darren Ingraham 1810 Canal St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-2026 � Fax: (209) 384-2026 firstname.lastname@example.org www.etchthisandthat.com Entertainment D' Primera Mano Magazine Hispana Angelina Bojorquez P.O. Box 3661 562 W. 11th St. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 947-6658 email@example.com Equestrian Barn, Lessons, Training & Breeding Silver Bell Barn Cynthia Bell 7160 Hwy. 140 Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-3010 � Fax: (209) 358-1070 firstname.lastname@example.org www.silverbellbarn.net Equipment/Tool Rental Service United Rentals Equipment Rental Tim May 1346 W. 16th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-2984 � Fax: (209) 383-7974 email@example.com www.unitedrentals.com Volvo Rents Jennifer Zuniga 101 S. Hwy. 59 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-8665 � Fax: (209) 726-3299 firstname.lastname@example.org www.volvorents.com/merced Eviction Service Merced County Eviction Service Richard Novak 540 W. 21st St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-2489 � Fax: (209) 383-3247 Fairs & Festivals Merced County Fair Tom Musser 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way Merced, CA 95341 (209) 722-1506 � Fax: (209) 722-3773 email@example.com www.mercedcountyfair.com Farm Equipment - Sales/Services Ranchers Tractor Company Bob Braun 1486 S. Hwy. 59 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-8031 Farms/Ranches/Dairies LWH Hunt Farms LLC Jim Hunt 3758 N. Lake Rd. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 777-7270 � Fax: (209) 723-0775 firstname.lastname@example.org Pierre Perret Farming Pierre Perret 2930 Whitegate Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 769-7121 � Fax: (209) 723-2545 email@example.com Finance Companies Finance & Thrift Company Tom Zarate 850 W. Main St., #A Merced, CA 95340 268 N. Main St. Porterville, CA 93257 (209) 723-0484 � Fax: (209) 723-4801 firstname.lastname@example.org www.financeandthrift.com Financial Planners/Consultants Ameriprise Financial Mark Seivert 3174 Collins Dr., #B Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-6577 � Fax: (209) 383-7638 email@example.com New York Life Insurance Company Gary Phelps 5308 Vivian Ct. Atwater, CA 95301-8377 (209) 658-2143 firstname.lastname@example.org www.garyphelps.nylagents.com Success Capital Expansion & Development Corp. Susan Martin 1420 F St., Second Fl. Modesto, CA 95354 (209) 521-9372 � Fax: (209) 521-9373 email@example.com www.scedco.org UBS Financial Services, Inc. Richard Buchner 860 W. Olive Ave., Ste. B Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-3911 � Fax: (209) 383-1117 firstname.lastname@example.org Fireworks Wholesaler TNT Fireworks Johna Wilson 2945 S. Elm Ave. Fresno, CA 93706 (559) 252-5391 www.tntfireworks.com Floorcovering Tri-County Flooring, Inc. Jennifer Toste 605 Bellevue Rd. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 357-8142 � Fax: (209) 357-8379 email@example.com www.tricountyflooring.net Florists Merced Floral Trish Mattos 3040 Park Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-7444 � Fax: (209) 383-6647 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mercedfloral.com 46 Food Processors Safeway Inc. Amalee Jayasinghe 2761 Cooper Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 381-2710 � Fax: (209) 381-2719 email@example.com www.safeway.com Food/Snacks - Sales Merced Fruit Barn Paul & Heidi Raggio 4526 E. Hwy. 140 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-2222 � Fax: (209) 385-1215 firstname.lastname@example.org Merced Organics Health Food Market Inc. Rose Vitale 451 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 388-1111 www.mercedorganics.com Funeral Services Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home Stan Dame 901 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-6201 � Fax: (209) 722-0325 www.dignitymemorial.com Stratford Evans Merced Kent Floro 1490 B St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-4191 � Fax: (209) 722-4198 email@example.com Furniture Lane Home Furnishings Jason Tucker 900 Loughborough Dr., Ste. A Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-5263 � Fax: (209) 205-6049 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lanemerced.com Slater's Home Furnishings Dennis McKim 345 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-1534 email@example.com Gasoline & Oil Distributors Bartlett Petroleum Leon H. Bartlett 48 E. 15th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-5402 � Fax: (209) 723-0410 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bartlettpetroleum.com Cardgas, Inc. Brian Pazin P.O. Box 2688 129 W. 15th St. Merced, CA 95344 (209) 725-2050 � Fax: (209) 725-2053 Pazin & Myers Inc. Richard Pazin 129 W. 15th St. P.O. Box 230 Merced, CA 95341 (209) 725-2050 � Fax: (209) 725-2055 email@example.com Gifts Ron & Jean Aragon Jean Aragon 534 Columbia Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-8347 � Fax: (209) 722-8347 firstname.lastname@example.org Glass - Auto/Plate/Window Don's Mobile Glass Don Monaco 28 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-4576 � Fax: (209) 723-3617 www.donsmobileglass.com San Joaquin Glass of Merced, Inc. Dave (SA) Dawson 1359 W. Main St. P.O. Box 1152 Merced, CA 95341 (209) 383-5056 � Fax: (209) 383-0432 email@example.com www.sjglassmerced.com Golf Ranges 9 Iron Practice Center Ed Walters 3536 N. Santa Fe Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 726-7740 firstname.lastname@example.org Merced Golf & Country Club Berna Lucas 6333 N. Golf Rd. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-6268 � Fax: (209) 722-2542 email@example.com Stevinson Ranch Golf Club Kit Jory 2700 N. Van Clief Rd. Stevinson, CA 95374 (209) 668-8200 � Fax: (209) 668-6909 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stevinsonranch.com Gourmet Food & Cheese Hilmar Cheese Company Denise Skidmore 9001 N. Lander Ave. P.O. Box 910 Hilmar, CA 95324 (209) 667-6076 � Fax: (209) 634-1408 email@example.com www.hilmarcheese.com Government Chief of Police Russ Thomas 611 W. 22nd St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-6915 firstname.lastname@example.org City of Merced Ellie Wooten 678 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-6834 � Fax: (209) 723-1780 email@example.com www.cityofmerced.org Congressman Dennis Cardoza Dennis Cardoza 2222 M St., Rm. 305 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-4455 � Fax: (209) 726-1065 County of Merced Larry Combs 2222 M St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-7637 � Fax: (209) 385-7375 firstname.lastname@example.org Merced County Assoc. of Governments Jesse Brown 369 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-3153 � Fax: (209) 723-0322 email@example.com www.mcagov.org Merced County DA Larry Morse II 2222 M St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-7381 � Fax: (209) 385-7473 Merced County Sheriff's Department Mark Pazin 2222 M St. P.O. Box 901 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-7451 � Fax: (209) 385-7696 firstname.lastname@example.org Graphic Design Imagine Graphics Hector Santana 1710 W. Hwy. 140 Merced, CA 95341 (209) 726-3438 � Fax: (209) 722-3147 Grocers - Retail/Wholesale Food 4 Less Eric Gonzalez 1115 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 725-2150 � Fax: (209) 725-2155 Raley's Henry Chow 3550 N. G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-3689 � Fax: (209) 722-0267 www.raleys.com Rancho San Miguel Markets Jennifer Zammar 1930 Yosemite Pkwy. 8014 Lower Sacramento Rd., Ste. I Merced, CA 95340 (209) 957-4917 � Fax: (209) 956-8550 email@example.com www.food-4-less.com Save Mart Supermarkets #391 Wes Unruh 1300 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 P.O. Box 4664 Modesto, CA 95352 (209) 722-3385 � Fax: (209) 726-9413 firstname.lastname@example.org www.savemart.com Hairstyling - Men/Women Great Cuts Mick Reyna 3568 N. G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-3300 email@example.com Sierra College of Beauty Burna Burnthorne 1340 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-2989 Hall Rental American Legion Merced Post 83 Bill Dacus 939 W. Main St. P.O. Box 2083 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 722-0940 firstname.lastname@example.org Hardware - Retail Parker's Ace Hardware George Parker 1305 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-4331 � Fax: (209) 723-1826 email@example.com www.acehardware.com Health & Fitness Brenda Athletic Club Lisa Bracken 3360 N. Hwy. 59, Ste. A Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-8375 � Fax: (209) 575-1358 firstname.lastname@example.org www.brendaathletics.com Health Services Apria Healthcare Wade Frick 2260 Cooper Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-7100 � Fax: (209) 384-7329 email@example.com Blood Source - Merced County Jaime Suarez 382 E. Yosemite Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 724-0428 � Fax: (209) 722-8461 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bloodsource.org Comfort Keepers Margaret Ortiz 478 E. Yosemite Ave., Ste. C Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-8007 � Fax: (209) 726-8018 email@example.com www.comfortkeepers.com Merced OB/GYN Care Joshua Skunca 360 E. Yosemite Ave., Ste. 300 Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-7000 � Fax: (209) 384-0314 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mercedobgyncare.com Hearing Aid Centers King Hearing Aid Centers, Inc. Alicia Valdez-Mercado 3522 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 626-4548 � Fax: (209) 723-4136 email@example.com www.kinghearingcenters.com Heating & A/C Services/Sales Ace Air Inc. Tom Truax 137 Heron Way Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-2200 www.aceair-fire.com Modern Air Mechanical Mark Cauwels 2200 Cooper Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-1815 � Fax: (209) 722-4718 www.modernair.biz Hemodialysis Training School The Hemodialysis Training School Katherine Alphonso 1901 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-8757 � Fax: (209) 723-3075 firstname.lastname@example.org www.htsuc.com Home Based The Son Rise Ranch Charlie Crandall 9105 N. Buhach Rd. Winton, CA 95388 (209) 761-3800 � Fax: (209) 356-2800 email@example.com Hospice Bristol Hospice California, LLC Monique Moore 1170 W. Olive Ave., Ste. B Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-1415 � Fax: (209) 384-1449 firstname.lastname@example.org California Home Care & Hospice Denise Palsgaard 3381 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-2273 � Fax: (209) 722-2295 email@example.com www.californiahomecareandhospice.com 47 Hinds Hospice Jan LIndberg 410 W. Main, #A Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-3123 � Fax: (209) 383-5308 firstname.lastname@example.org Hospitals Children's Hospital Central California Tim Curley 9300 Valley Childrens Pl. Madera, CA 93638-8763 (559) 353-3000 email@example.com www.childrenscentralcal.org Mercy Medical Center, Community Campus David Dunham 333 Mercy Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 564-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mercymercedcares.org Human Resource Consultation Creative Alternatives Brandi Boehme 3195 M St., Ste. D Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-6030 � Fax: (209) 723-6032 email@example.com www.creative-alternatives.org Resources For Improved Living, LLC Crystal Andersen P.O. Box 310 Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 349-8057 firstname.lastname@example.org www.refil-llc.com Resources for Independence Marina Fields 710 W. 18th St., Ste. 5 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-1683 � Fax: (209) 725-9153 email@example.com www.cilfresno.org Income Tax Service H & R Block Jack Van Loan 3514 N. G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-6701 � Fax: (209) 383-4252 firstname.lastname@example.org Insurance Companies Allstate-Eason Insurance Agency Rick Eason 3321 G St., Ste. A Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-0771 � Fax: (209) 723-5184 email@example.com www.allstate.com Central California Alliance for Health Scott Fortner 1600 Green Hills Rd., Ste. B Scotts Valley, CA 95010 (209) 381-5300 � Fax: (831) 430-5854 www.ccah-alliance.org Farmers Insurance - Veronica Jauregui Veronica Jauregui 1180 W. Olive Ave., Ste. I Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-1988 � Fax: (209) 723-3370 firstname.lastname@example.org Fluetsch & Busby Insurance Doug Fluetsch 725 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-1541 � Fax: (209) 723-8189 email@example.com www.fluetschandbusbyinsurance.com Interwest Insurance Services, Inc. Kevin Schoonhoven 368 E. Yosemite Ave., #100 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 724-2329 � Fax: (209) 381-2529 firstname.lastname@example.org Leap/Carpenter/Kemps Insurance Bob (SA) Carpenter 3187 Collins Dr., Ste. A Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-0797 � Fax: (209) 384-0401 email@example.com www.lckinsurance.com Merced Mutual Insurance Co. Michael Kobane P.O. Box 834 Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-6421 � Fax: (209) 358-6459 firstname.lastname@example.org Chuck Meyer Insurance Co. Chuck Meyer 2824 Park Ave., Ste. C Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-7774 � Fax: (209) 383-4476 email@example.com www.chuckmeyerins.com Miguel Soto Farmers Insurance Agency Miguel Soto 1719 M St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 617-7085 � Fax: (916) 209-8734 firstname.lastname@example.org www.farmersagent.com/msoto State Farm Insurance Peggy Biddison 1124 Olive Ave., #102 Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-8811 � Fax: (209) 384-8822 email@example.com Thompson Insurance Agency Larry Thompson 1834 K St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-7473 � Fax: (209) 722-7475 firstname.lastname@example.org Winton-Ireland, Strom & Green Insurance Tom Murphy 503 Main St. P.O. Box 307 Livingston, CA 95334 (209) 394-7925 � Fax: (209) 394-8037 email@example.com www.wintonireland.com Irrigation Systems & Equipment Horizon Irrigation & Turf Solutions Nick Cox 3065 N. Hwy. 59 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-3330 � Fax: (209) 383-0770 firstname.lastname@example.org Janitorial Service Action II Building Maintenance Jim Weaver 676 Cornell Ct. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 725-8668 � Fax: (209) 725-8668 email@example.com www.elite.net/~action2 Geil Enterprises, Inc. - Valley Sanitary Supply Cheryl Sensenbaugh 660 W. Locust Ave., #102 497 W. Bedford Ave., #104 Fresno, CA 93650 (559) 495-3000 www.geilenterprises.com Service Master Commercial Cleaning Jack Mobley 1779 Grogan Ave. P.O. Box 3528 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 726-9185 � Fax: (209) 726-1771 firstname.lastname@example.org www.smccsvc.com Jewelers Judd's Jewelers Bruce Ingraham 1714 Canal St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-1114 email@example.com Leighton's Jewelers Corey Miller 514 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-5906 � Fax: (209) 722-4460 firstname.lastname@example.org Land-Use Planning Santa Fe Land Planning, Inc. Desmond Johnston 505 W. 20th St., Ste. 3 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-3891 � Fax: (209) 726-3892 email@example.com www.stfeplanning.com Legal Services Littler Mendelson P.C. - Fresno Office Steven Crass 5200 N. Palm Ave., Ste. 302 Fresno, CA 93704 (559) 244-7549 � Fax: (559) 860-0190 firstname.lastname@example.org www.littler.com Manufacturing Great Spaces USA Jan Conas 360 Grogan Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-1337 � Fax: (209) 384-1867 www.greatspacesusa.com Greif Inc. Farrell Smith 2400 Cooper Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-4396 � Fax: (209) 383-5204 email@example.com www.greif.com Label Technology, Inc. John Bankson 2050 Wardrobe Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-1000 � Fax: (209) 384-0322 firstname.lastname@example.org www.labeltech.com Laird Manufacturing Isacc Isakow 531 S. Hwy. 59 Merced, CA 95341 (209) 722-4145 � Fax: (209) 722-4359 email@example.com www.lairdmfg.com Scholle Corporation Rich Rostomily 2500 Cooper Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 384-3100 � Fax: (209) 384-3166 firstname.lastname@example.org Werner Company Saied Djavadi 1810 Grogan Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-3989 � Fax: (209) 383-4085 email@example.com Marketing Bright Dart Dean Sparks 139 W. El Portal Dr., Ste. B Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-3800 � Fax: (209) 385-0400 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gomailmedia.com Crush Marketing LLC Stacey Bohlke 1151 Plymouth Ave. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 676-2123 � Fax: (209) 676-2122 email@example.com www.crushmark.com J West Group Jennifer West P.O. Box 3862 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 628-1070 firstname.lastname@example.org www.jwestgroup.com Massage Therapy Prestige Massage & Skin Care Elia Brummell 517 W. 19th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 628-3866 email@example.com www.myspace.com/prestigemassage_skincare Mattress Superstore Mattress Land by Sleepfit Laudate Terri 3360 N. Hwy. 59 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-0100 � Fax: (209) 384-0200 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mattresslandbysleepfit.com Meat - Retail/Wholesale Richwood Meat Co. Diane Inks 2751 N. Santa Fe Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-8171 � Fax: (209) 384-7467 www.richwoodmeat.com Meat Packing Yosemite Valley Beef Packing Company Michael Ban 970 E. Sandy Mush Rd. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-4060 � Fax: (209) 388-1625 email@example.com Medical Claims Processors Foundation For Medical Care Chris Tomford 2848 Park Ave., #C Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-9157 � Fax: (209) 722-8371 Professional Benefit Services Elaine D. Riggs 528 Leslie Ct. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-9136 � Fax: (209) 723-4193 Medical Equipment/Supplies Merced Medical Supply Cheryl F. Hartley 1827 Canal St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-3832 � Fax: (209) 722-2779 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mercedmedicalsupply.com Medical Services California Sleep Center Veronica Zaragosa 3389 G St., Ste. B P.O. Box 2778 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-9400 � Fax: (209) 384-8300 email@example.com 48 Mortgage Companies All American Mortgage Scott Crawford 1836 K St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-9405 � Fax: (209) 725-9457 firstname.lastname@example.org www.honesthomelending.com BNL Mortgage Bob Nutcher 320 E. Yosemite Ave., Ste. 102 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-4409 email@example.com Charter Merced Sara McIntyre 424 E. Yosemite Ave., #C Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-5533 � Fax: (209) 722-5535 firstname.lastname@example.org CTX Mortgage Sharon Mogliotti 1355 Paseo Redondo Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-1819 � Fax: (209) 383-5419 email@example.com www.ctxloanofficer.com/sharonmogliotti Guild Mortgage Ed Walters 767 E. Yosemite Ave., #D Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-4480 � Fax: (209) 384-1417 firstname.lastname@example.org RPM Mortgage Denise Gallagher 3174 Collins Dr., Ste. A Merced, CA 95340 (209) 626-4690 � Fax: (866) 699-0500 email@example.com www.rpm-mortgage.com Motels/Hotels Courtyard By Marriott Tammia Gunnuscio 750 Motel Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-1221 � Fax: (209) 725-1222 firstname.lastname@example.org Hampton Inn & Suites Merced Misty Schmidt 225 S. Parsons Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 386-1210 email@example.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites Merced Elaine Davis 151 S. Parsons Ave. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 384-3700 � Fax: (209) 384-3760 firstname.lastname@example.org Motorcycle Service/Sales Merced Powersports Tim Donalson 265 W. 15th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-8055 � Fax: (209) 722-4334 www.mercedpowersports.com Moving & Storage Gerard Self Storage Julia Ramos 97 E. Gerard Ave., Ste. A Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-7996 � Fax: (209) 723-7997 email@example.com www.gerardselfstorage.com Smith Van & Storage Co., Inc. Jim (SA) Hagerman 1120 W. 15th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-8166 � Fax: (209) 722-8938 firstname.lastname@example.org Newspapers Merced County Times John Derby 6950 Gerard Ave. Winton, CA 95388 (209) 358-5311 � Fax: (209) 383-0344 email@example.com Merced Sun Star Debbie Kuykendall 3033 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-1511 � Fax: (209) 723-2893 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mercedsun-star.com Nonprofit Organizations & Associations Active 20/30 Club of Merced Forrest Hansen 3144 G St., Ste. 125 PMB 327 Merced, CA 95340 email@example.com Alliance Small Business Development William Andersen 1733 O St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 386-1008 � Fax: (209) 723-4450 firstname.lastname@example.org www.alliancesbdc.com Alpha Pregnancy Help Center Carrie Alexander 645 W. Olive Ave., Ste. #321 Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-4700 � Fax: (209) 383-3041 email@example.com www.alphaphc.com Central Valley Coalition For Affordable Housing Christina Alley 3351 M St., Ste. 100 Merced, CA 95348 (209) 388-0782 � Fax: (209) 385-3770 www.camhpra.org/id90.htm Central Valley Heart Association Debbie Truhett 7425 N. Palm Bluffs, Ste. 101 Fresno, CA 93711 (209) 723-2974 � Fax: (559) 435-5286 firstname.lastname@example.org www.americanheart.org Hands On Central California 470 W. Main St., Ste. #7 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 233-9413 www.handsoncentralcal.org Healthy House WMC Robert Bauer 1729 Canal St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 724-0102 � Fax: (209) 724-0153 email@example.com www.healthyhousemerced.org Italo-American Lodge Robert Tomasetti P.O. Box 949 1361 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95341 (209) 723-8541 League of California Cities Stephen Qualls 6508 Walnut Haven N. Hughson, CA 95326 (209) 614-0118 � Fax: (209) 883-0653 firstname.lastname@example.org Merced Adult School Carol Roberds 50 E. 20th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-6524 � Fax: (209) 385-6430 Merced County Assoc. of Realtors Sue Koehn 635 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-2165 � Fax: (209) 383-7998 email@example.com www.mercedcounty.com Merced County Community Action Agency Brenda Callahan-Johnson 1748 Miles Ct., Ste. B P.O. Box 2085 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 723-4565 � Fax: (209) 385-9934 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mercedcaa.org Merced County Food Bank Phyllis Legg 2000 E. Olive Ave. P.O. Box 1822 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-3663 � Fax: (209) 385-1492 email@example.com Merced County Health Care Consortium Linda Farias 3605 Hospital Rd. P.O. Box 2627 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 381-2000 � Fax: (209) 722-9020 www.mercedcountyhealthcare.org Merced County Human Services Ana Pagan 2115 W. Wardrobe Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-3000 � Fax: (209) 383-6925 firstname.lastname@example.org Merced Lao Family Community Inc. Houa Vang 855 W. 15th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-7384 � Fax: (209) 384-1911 Merced/Mariposa Teachers UniServ Council Rolf Tallberg 3175 Collins Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-8871 � Fax: (209) 723-9598 Playhouse Merced Rob Hypes 452 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 725-8587 � Fax: (209) 725-9565 email@example.com www.playhousemerced.com Rotary Club of Merced Carole Whitehill P.O. Box 751 Merced, CA 95341 (209) 723-2202 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mercedrotary.com Stepping Stone Recovery Options Inc. Genevieve Dunlap 1347 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 233-9388 � Fax: (209) 233-9561 email@example.com www.ssromerced.com United Way of Merced County Flip Hassett 658 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-4242 � Fax: (209) 383-4254 firstname.lastname@example.org University Friends Circle Carole Whitehill 385 W. North Bear Creek Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-2202 email@example.com Yosemite Association Beth Pratt 5020 El Portal Rd. P.O. Box 230 El Portal, CA 95318 (209) 379-2646 � Fax: (209) 379-2486 www.yosemite.org Notary McCracken Notary Eileen McCracken 3205 Dublin Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 769-8122 � Fax: (866) 726-7559 firstname.lastname@example.org Nursing Facilities (Skilled) Country Villa La Sierra Ethan Jackson 2424 M St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-4224 � Fax: (209) 723-1142 email@example.com www.hcmi.net/lasierra Nursing/Home Health/Hospice Service Hy-Lond Health Care Center Sharon Richels 3170 M St. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-1056 � Fax: (209) 724-0704 www.avalonhci.com Nuts - Retail Buchanan's Hollow Nut Sharleen Robson 6510 Minturn Rd. Legrand, CA 95333 (209) 389-4594 � Fax: (209) 389-4321 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bhnc.com Office Supplies/Equipment Mr. Ink Pro Dan Caris 579 Noble Ct. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 726-8269 email@example.com Office Depot Angelina Yer Yang 5405 E. Home Ave., Ste. 109 Fresno, CA 93727 (559) 452-2944 � Fax: (559) 255-6647 www.officedepot.com The Office City Andy Daniel 450 Grogan Ave. Merced, CA 95340 604 Price Ave. Redwood City, CA 94063 (209) 722-3806 � Fax: (209) 444-5458 firstname.lastname@example.org www.theofficecity.com Optometrists Kellee D. Meyer, O.D. Kellee D. Meyer 2848 Park Ave., Ste. A Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-1408 � Fax: (209) 383-3836 email@example.com Orthodontist Lee R. Boese, DDS, MSD Lee Boese 177 W. El Portal Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-3776 � Fax: (209) 723-4517 firstname.lastname@example.org Party Rentals Classic Party Rentals Liz Essay 4623 McHenry Ave. Modesto, CA 95356 (209) 495-6259 � Fax: (209) 722-7918 email@example.com www.classicpartyrentals.com 49 Payroll Services Paychex Janet Ympa 7355 N. Palm Ave., Ste. #100 Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 432-1100 � Fax: (866) 766-6018 firstname.lastname@example.org www.paychex.com Performing Arts Center Gallo Center for the Arts Lynn Dickerson 1000 I St. Modesto, CA 95354 (209) 338-5000 � Fax: (209) 338-2106 email@example.com www.galloarts.org Periodontist Scott A. Smith, DDS 1156 Olivewood Dr. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-2367 � Fax: (209) 722-2492 firstname.lastname@example.org www.smithdds.com Pest Control Bob's Community Pest Control Bob Crites 2911 N. Business Park Way Merced, CA 95348 (209) 722-9923 � Fax: (209) 722-2045 Clark Pest Control Chris Aguiniga 1370 Merced Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-0662 � Fax: (209) 383-7185 www.weneedyou.com D & D Pest Control Ramiro Rodriguez 1825 E. 21st St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-6070 � Fax: (209) 384-3873 Pharmacies Valley Prescription and Compounding Jeff Hill, Pharm.D. 330 E. 13th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-5765 � Fax: (209) 722-3296 email@example.com www.valleyrxandcompounding.com Physical Fitness/Exercise Curves Mike Whitledge 28 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-8783 � Fax: (209) 722-8778 firstname.lastname@example.org www.curvesforwomen.com In-Shape City Mike Delgado 2951 N. G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-3377 � Fax: (209) 726-4204 email@example.com www.inshapeclubs.com Millennium Sports Club Peggy Hollister 350 E. Yosemite Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-3988 � Fax: (209) 722-1039 firstname.lastname@example.org www.millenniumsportsclub.com Physical Therapy Rascal Creek Physical Therapy Sue Sulley 3327 M St., Ste. A Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-1030 � Fax: (209) 722-5408 www.rascalcreekpt.com Physicians & Surgeons Meghal V. Parikh, MD Inc. Pinky Parikh 830 W. Olive Ave., Ste. C P.O. Box 2328 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 812-1444 email@example.com Postal Service Postal Connections Kris Chinnock 731 E. Yosemite Ave., Ste. B Merced, CA 95340 (209) 388-9386 � Fax: (209) 385-3051 firstname.lastname@example.org U.S.P.S - Postmaster Mittan Charles 2334 M St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-5474 email@example.com The UPS Store Sharon Branham Camboia 3144 N. G St., #125 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-8543 � Fax: (209) 723-6014 www.theupsstore.com Printing Carpenter Printing Becky Barcelos 1574 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-2888 � Fax: (209) 383-7422 firstname.lastname@example.org www.carpenterprinting.com World Color (USA) Corp. Lesley Peeler 2201 Cooper Ave. P.O. Box 3139 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 384-0444 � Fax: (209) 384-3103 email@example.com Property Management Heritage Management Group Jim Marks 767 E. Yosemite Ave., Ste. A Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-2244 � Fax: (209) 383-2248 firstname.lastname@example.org Red Rock Properties Elizabeth Wallace P.O. Box 2325 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 382-0131 � Fax: (209) 382-1959 Russ McGarry Rental Properties Nellie McGarry 1590 W. 16th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-1594 email@example.com www.mcgarryrentalproperties.com Publishers Valley Yellow Pages Janet L. Hughes 5172 Kiernan Ct., Ste. C Salida, CA 95368 (209) 543-1414 � Fax: (209) 544-0520 firstname.lastname@example.org www.myyp.com VillageProfile.com, inc. Mark Waligorski 662 E. Portland Ave. Fresno, CA 93720 (888) 355-7756 www.villageprofile.com Radio Stations KCIV 99.9 Radio Kathleen Reynolds 301 W. 18th St., Ste. 201 Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-7161 � Fax: (209) 722-8870 email@example.com Radiologists Merced Radiology Medical Group Blanca Martinez 315 Mercy Ave., Radiology Dept. P.O. Box 3649 Merced, CA 95344-3649 (209) 722-9729 � Fax: (209) 384-9729 firstname.lastname@example.org Ranching - Livestock Cunningham Ranch Jim (SA) Cunningham 1115 N. Cunningham Rd. Le Grand, CA 95333 (209) 382-0222 � Fax: (209) 382-0509 email@example.com Real Estate - Appraisers Appraisal Alliance of Merced Sam Diele 860 W. 19th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-0991 � Fax: (209) 726-0691 firstname.lastname@example.org www.appraisemerced.com Bob Arnold Assoc./Arnold Realty Bob (SA) Arnold 1018 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-3971 � Fax: (209) 383-3788 email@example.com Golden Valley Appraisals Shari Theodozio 3405 Monarch Ave. P.O. Box 131 Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-5544 � Fax: (209) 812-1630 firstname.lastname@example.org www.goldenvalleyappraisals.com The Thomas Wilkins Company Tom Wilkins 1429 Motel Dr., Ste. B Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-9600 � Fax: (209) 722-0916 email@example.com Real Estate - Brokers Century 21 - Salvadori Realty Mike (SA) Salvadori 3500 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-6475 � Fax: (209) 383-0245 firstname.lastname@example.org www.century21.com Coldwell Banker - Gonella Realty Carmen Freitas 701 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-2171 � Fax: (209) 725-0423 email@example.com www.gonellarealty.com Roberta Flanagan Realty Roberta Flanagan 2098 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-4337 � Fax: (209) 723-6125 www.flanaganhomes.com Good Neighbor Realtors Marvin Heppner 3516 N. G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-4663 � Fax: (209) 726-4664 firstname.lastname@example.org www.goodneighborrealtors.com J.F. Collins, Inc. Kevin Collins P.O. Box 3977 Merced, CA 95344 (209) 384-1111 � Fax: (209) 384-0327 email@example.com Shewey Realty, Inc. Dave Shewey 8 W. 20th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-1666 � Fax: (209) 383-1013 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mercedcountyproperties.com Tinetti Realty Group Steve Tinetti 2930 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-3885 � Fax: (209) 384-3889 email@example.com www.mercedrealestate.com Real Estate - Developers Blue Moon Construction Chuck McMahan P.O. Box 312 Merced, CA 95341 (209) 726-1111 � Fax: (209) 354-1113 firstname.lastname@example.org www.moonlightinvestment.com Lyons Investments Bill Lyons, Jr. 10555 Maze Blvd. Modesto, CA 95358 (209) 522-1762 � Fax: (209) 522-7871 Rucker Construction Inc. Micki Rucker 734 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-2640 � Fax: (209) 383-0426 email@example.com Real Estate - Rentals Merced Lofts/Tolkin Group Kathy Lewis 701 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-6277 firstname.lastname@example.org Real Estate Services Coldwell Banker - Gonella Realty Paramjeet Singh 701 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 564-9999 � Fax: (209) 725-0423 email@example.com Coldwell Banker - Gonella Realty Andy Krotik 2581 First St. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 358-6429 � Fax: (209) 358-2356 Recruiting United States Army Recruiting Jose Hernandez 2822 N. G St., Ste. B Merced, CA 95340-2133 (209) 722-4157 � Fax: (209) 722-9112 firstname.lastname@example.org www.goarmy.com Recruiting & Training - Insurance/ Financial Services State Farm - Kurt Sieve Kurt Sieve 1700 Standiford Ave., #215 Modesto, CA 95350 (209) 569-0184 � Fax: (209) 522-2855 email@example.com www.myagencycareer.com 50 Recyclers American Recycling Co. Brian Terrell 2070 Morgan Rd. Modesto, CA 95358 P.O. Box 820 Ceres, CA 95307 (209) 537-4410 � Fax: (209) 537-1971 firstname.lastname@example.org www.americanrecyclingca.com Universal Service Recycling, Inc. Mike Nawrocki Joe Mendonca 450 N. Tower Rd. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 233-3100 � Fax: (209) 726-3126 email@example.com Rehabilitation Hospital Anberry Rehabilitation Hospital Don Gormly 1685 Shaffer Rd. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 357-3420 � Fax: (209) 356-2486 Residential Home Care Guardian Angel Home Care Lidia Silveira 2078 Spy Glass Ct. Merced, CA 95340 194 Clipper Ct. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 605-5239 � Fax: (209) 722-4529 firstname.lastname@example.org Landy Care Inc. John & Alana Mowrer 562 Seminole Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-1818 � Fax: (209) 384-7438 email@example.com Restaurants ALIA Corporation/McDonald's Jim Abbate 140 Heron Way Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-3716 � Fax: (209) 723-3719 firstname.lastname@example.org Bagel Tyme Dennis & Janice Scerbo 3040 Park Ave., #D Merced, CA 95348 (209) 381-0850 � Fax: (209) 489-7228 email@example.com Bar B Q Pit Roy Mercado 1720 G St. P.O. Box 425 Merced, CA 95341 (209) 383-2558 Big Bubba's Bad BBQ Bryan Willford 560 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-3797 � Fax: (209) 384-2897 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bigbubbasbadbbq.com Big Will's Louisiana Po' Boys William Decker 709 E. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 349-0371 email@example.com Bishop's on the Square Marshall Bishop 460 W. 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N Merced, CA 95340 (209) 726-8389 email@example.com Nagame Japanese Restaurant Mary & Kinya Mochihashi 2650 W. 16th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-1677 Paul's Place Paul Ybarra 2991 G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-1339 � Fax: (209) 723-1389 Pizza Hut Julie Strubert 575 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-7771 � Fax: (209) 723-7269 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pizzahut.com Port of Subs David Murtos 731 E. Yosemite Ave., #E Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-2436 � Fax: (209) 723-2439 email@example.com Simply Delightful Yogurt Patrick Geary 755 E. Yosemite Ave., Ste. E Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-5288 � Fax: (209) 722-5287 firstname.lastname@example.org www.simplydelightfulyogurt.com Sir James Restaurant Niki Mussotto 1111 Motel Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-5551 � Fax: (209) 723-6286 Sonic Drive-In Lee Chang 1101 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (909) 941-8999 email@example.com Strings Italian Cafe Sam Danak 731 E. Yosemite Ave., Ste. A Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-9777 � Fax: (209) 667-8506 firstname.lastname@example.org Subway Liz Villegas 3360 Hwy. 59, Ste. D Merced, CA 95340 (209) 233-9348 � Fax: (209) 383-1789 email@example.com Subway - Merced Mall Liz Villegas 851 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 383-1788 � Fax: (209) 383-1789 firstname.lastname@example.org The Branding Iron Greg Parle 640 W. 16th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-1822 � Fax: (209) 722-0799 email@example.com www.thebrandingiron-merced.com Toni's Courtyard Cafe Toni Fiorenza 516 W. 18th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-2580 � Fax: (209) 384-7914 firstname.lastname@example.org Retail Diva Accessories Tami Davidson 637 W. 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Gerard Ave. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-9800 � Fax: (209) 722-7259 firstname.lastname@example.org Central Self Storage Almo (SA) Lorenzi 2025 K St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-7867 � Fax: (209) 384-3038 email@example.com www.centralselfstorage.com Derrel's Mini Storage Inc. Tammi Delatorre 2425 Santa Fe Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-9840 firstname.lastname@example.org Sunset Self Storage Deborah Robinson 1236 W. 13th St. Merced, CA 95340 P.O. Box 1639 El Cerrito, CA 94530 (209) 384-9100 email@example.com www.storagemerced.com Senior Assisted Living Terrie's TLC Senior Care Terrie Rhodes 3460 R St., #339 Merced, CA 95348 (209) 658-9204 � Fax: (209) 383-3375 firstname.lastname@example.org Shopping Centers Merced Mall, Ltd. Kathy Andrade 713 Merced Mall Merced, CA 95348 (209) 723-3981 � Fax: (209) 723-3558 email@example.com www.mercedmall.com Signs The Sign Guys Chet Berry 2740 N. Ashby Rd. Merced, CA 95348 (209) 726-0984 � Fax: (209) 726-1173 firstname.lastname@example.org Sporting Goods McNamara's Sport Center Dan McNamara 2820 N. G St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-3593 � Fax: (209) 722-9912 email@example.com Stereo Sales and Installation Sound Encounters Amanda DeJager-Friedman 10 W. 16th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-2200 � Fax: (209) 383-1340 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sound-encounters.com Storage Facility Atlas Storage Jarrod Verderber 201 Gertrude Ave. Atwater, CA 95301 (209) 357-9757 www.myatlasstorage.com Surgical Center University Surgery Center Terry Bohlke 1390 E. Yosemite Ave., Ste. B Merced, CA 95340 (209) 580-3400 � Fax: (209) 580-3450 email@example.com www.universitysurgerycenter.com Telephone Systems - Sales/Services AT&T Kathy Halsey 1116 M St., First Floor Modesto, CA 95354 (209) 521-5212 � Fax: (209) 521-1337 firstname.lastname@example.org Tire Dealers - Sales/Service Hansen Tire Cory Ruiz 1631 M St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 723-4181 � Fax: (209) 384-1591 email@example.com Tire World Dave Nannini 1021 W. Main St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 384-8473 � Fax: (209) 384-9717 51 Title Insurance Companies Fidelity National Title Ins. Co. Greg Martinez 105 W. El Portal Dr. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 722-4151 � Fax: (209) 384-0458 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fidelitymerced.com TransCounty Title Co. Bob (SA) Ayers 635 W. 19th St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 383-4660 � Fax: (209) 383-0912 email@example.com Toilets - Portables Gary's Rent a Can, Inc. Gary & Frankie Bundgard 21311 Bloss Ave. Hilmar, CA 95324 (209) 667-2840 � Fax: (209) 632-7189 Training Centers Merced County Department of Workforce Investment Andrea Baker 1880 W. Wardrobe Ave. Merced, CA 95340-6407 (209) 724-2000 � Fax: (209) 725-3592 firstname.lastname@example.org Translation Kramer Translation Keith & Marisa Ensminger 893 Massasso St. Merced, CA 95340 (209) 385-0425 � Fax: (209) 385-3747 email@example.com Travel Agents Chamber Discoveries Chris Brough 1300 E. Shaw Ave., #127 Fresno, CA 93710 (866) 952-2884 � Fax: (559) 244-0316 firstname.lastname@example.org www.chamberdiscoveries.com Citslinc International Inc. Leo Liu 108 N. Ynez Ave., #205 Monterey Park, CA 91754 (626) 573-8669 � Fax: (626) 573-8660 email@example.com www.citslinc.com Collette Vacations Joan Thornton 180 Middle St. Pawtucket, RI 02860 (800) 352-8029 � Fax: (888) 820-7341 firstname.lastname@example.org www.collettevacations.com Merced Travel LLC Ann Baucom 3040 Park Ave., Ste. 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