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A publication of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber | February 2020 Brought to you by


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INSTALLATION & 4 BOARD AWARDS LUNCHEON

The Chamber celebrated new beginnings and past achievements at our Board Installation event. See a full recap.

6 CONNECTION OPPORTUNITIES We have the events to help you make new connections.

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YOUTH LEADERSHIP

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Introducing the 2020 YLB Class and see how the Youth Leadership Bakersfield program is empowering our future leaders.

10 LEADERSHIP BAKERSFIELD

Read the highlights on what the 2020 LB Class learned on Media Day.

12 RIBBON CUTTINGS

Celebrate important milestones of fellow Chamber members.

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MEMBER NEWS Discover the latest news and happenings with other members.

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ANNUAL LUNCHEON

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he Chamber hosted its 2020 Annual Board Installation and Awards Luncheon on Jan. 15 at Seven Oaks Country Club. This year, in honor of our 100th year anniversary, the Chamber received a Joint Legislative Resolution from Senators Grove & Hurtado and Assemblymen Fong & Salas. The President of the United States, Donald J. Trump also commended the Chamber for our efforts and accomplishments in serving others over the past 100 years. At the event, the Chamber installed the 2020 Board of Directors, including Derek Jeffery, of KGET-TV 17, as the Chairman of the Board. We would like to thank our 2019 Chairwoman of the Board, Darlene Mohlke, of Castle & Cooke, for her service and support. The volunteers and community partners who helped make the Chamber’s signature events and programs successful were also honored. Concepcion Willingham, of KGET-TV 17, was named as Volunteer of the Year and Kern Community Foundation received the Community Partner of the Year Award. Castle & Cooke and Jim Burke Ford Lincoln were honored with the Chamber Champion Awards.

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The event concluded with the Chamber honoring its Founding Members who have supported the Chamber since 1920. Thank you to The Bakersfield Californian, Bank of America, Chevron, Karpe Real Estate Center, Pacific Gas & Electric Company and Uner's Appliance & TV for your steadfast support of the Chamber through 100 years of continued membership. Photos courtesy of April & Co. To see more photo highlights from the event, visit facebook.com/bakochamber/.


Nick Ortiz (center), President/CEO of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber accepts the Legislative Resolution.

The Greater Bakersfield Chamber honors its Founding Members (left to right): The Bakersfield Californian, PG & E, Bank of America, Chevron and Urner's.

Community Partner of the Year Kern Community Foundation – Award accepted by Kristen Watson

Volunteer Partner of the Year Concepcion Willingham, KGET-TV 17

Chamber Champion Award Castle & Cooke – Award accepted by Darlene Mohlke

Chamber Champion Award Jim Burke Ford Lincoln – Award accepted by Dan Hay and George Hay

Mayor Karen Goh

2020 Chairman of the Board, Derek Jeffery and 2019 Chairwoman of the Board, Darlene Mohlke


NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES February Mixer Host

February 27 5:30-7:30 p.m. DEPRIGO 2324 Chester Ave. $5 members | $10 nonmembers **Parking is available on the street in front of DEPRIGO, in the parking lot of the The Archery Shop next door and at 24th Street Cafe.**

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etworking is a vital part of establishing your company’s brand. It can lead to your next big contract or a new business partnership. Join us on Thursday, Feb. 27 for the Chamber's first mixer of 2020 at DEPRIGO! The team at DEPRIGO is ready to showcase their innovative office space and showroom. Come be entertained in this fun, open space work environment. Enjoy small bites, beer/wine, games, music and networking in this modern hub. Before the raffle prize announcements, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate their grand opening. DEPRIGO is a digital marketing and print agency that specializes in web design, print, promotional products, graphic design, trade shows, fulfillment and more!

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YOUTH LEADERSHIP BAKERSFIELD

Youth LEADERSHIP Hannah Aguinaga ― Centennial Jennifer Arzola ― West Emily Beltran ― Foothill Christina Benitez ― Mira Monte Mason Boerger ― Stockdale Balraj Brar ― Ridgeview Karis Braun ― Bakersfield Christian Jayden Canales ― Highland Roxanna Chavez ― Golden Valley Arturo Coronel ― Foothill Tenley Culak ― Garces Memorial Lexis DeVault ― North

YLB CLASS OF 2020 Wyatt Doyle ― Stockdale Kloe Elliott ― Valley Oaks Charter Hallie Ellis ― Bakersfield Christian Kevin Esparza ― Ridgeview Garrett Etter ― Garces Memorial Cristal Flores ― East Bakersfield Jasmin Garcia ― Mira Monte Kimberly Garcia ― East Bakersfield Shan Haseq ― Golden Valley Joliesse Hernandez ― Centennial Alexandra Jacinto ― Stockdale

LEADERSHIP & ETHICS DAY

Andrew Jimenez ― North Sarah Jimenez ― North Cailynne Nelson ― Centennial Justus Nuñez ― Bakersfield Madhav Raja ― Highland Dazzlyn Raymoure ― Frontier Isabella Sapien ― Bakersfield Daman Sarai ― Ridgeview Isaac Stitt ― Bakersfield Lauren Villanueva ― Golden Valley Nina Whipple ― Centennial

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outh Leadership Bakersfield kicked off the 2020 program on Jan. 8 with Leadership and Ethics Day, which introduced 34 high school students to qualities that define a leader. The day started off with a variety of interactive icebreaker activities. Throughout the class session, students learned about each other and how to communicate and work better in teams. Mayor Karen Goh; Devin Brown, the county’s Chief Human Resources Officer; and Megan Person, Director of Communications, discussed what it takes to make government entities run efficiently and different ways to get involved with local government. Robin Paggi of WorklogicHR, presented the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator for the class members to understand their personality and traits. Based on their profiles, students completed a series of exercises. The class session wrapped up with a discussion on ethical leadership by Dr. Michael D. Burroughs, director of Kegley Institute of Ethics at CSU Bakersfield. The Chamber would like to thank Youth Leadership Bakersfield Day Chairs Patricia Marquez, Dignity Health Management Services; Joseph Marcano, Kern County District Attorney’s Office; and Lauren Skidmore, Office of Assemblyman Vince Fong. Thank you to our day sponsors Jake’s Tex Mex Café and WorklogicHR. METRO | PAGE 7


Kern Schools Federal Credit Union is changing its name to Valley Strong Credit Union.

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Since 1938, we’ve served the people of the Valley with the same strength, resilience, integrity, and forward-looking optimism we see reflected in them. As our region has grown, so have we. We serve more than just our schools, and soon will expand with branches beyond Kern County. While we're changing our name, we remain rooted in our commitment to quality financial products and services you can depend on, as well as investing in the communities we serve.

Moving forward together.

In addition to a new name and look, you can anticipate the same team of trusted bankers providing exciting new products and services. We will be eliminating nearly a dozen service fees, offering Business Banking, expanding Contact Center hours, and deploying a new ATM fleet. We look forward to growing the possibilities of those who bank with us along with the communities we call home, so that we may build a prosperous future together.

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Build your business with a full range of products and services designed to help you reach your goals. We are local bankers dedicated to your success, with helpful options designed to take the burden of operational tasks off your plate. With our expertise, you’ll find its much easier to focus on growing your business.

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MEDIA DAY

"Leadership Bakersfield participants had the rare opportunity to turn the tables on the media on Jan. 17, during Leadership Bakersfield’s Communications Through the Media Day. The participants asked thoughtful, provocative questions of local media professionals about how to craft and distribute a message, navigate sensitive issues like privacy and ethics and manage crisis communications. The morning started at KGET-TV, Channel 17, which served as home base for the day. Vice President and General Manager Derek Jeffery and News Director Michael Trihey welcomed the class and allowed participants to have fun on set, posing for pictures and experimenting with the famous green screen, used during weather segments. Many selfies later, the class members took their seats to observed a spirited news meeting led by Trihey that included all representatives of the news team: on-air reporters and anchors as well as digital-only reporters and producers. The news crew shared ideas for potential coverage, explaining to the class what constitutes a good story and the importance of finding a unique angle to entice viewers. Joining the class after the news meeting was CSU Bakersfield lecturer and longtime media professional Jamie Butow, who shared her insights and tips on how to manage a comprehensive social media identity. Butow emphasized the importance of knowing your audience, which dictates the platform and content of the message. From KGET, the participants headed to Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace for lunch and a panel discussion of experts from traditional and emerging media: Robert Price, columnist for The Bakersfield Californian; Kenn McCloud, on-air host at KUZZ; Lois Henry, former Californian columnist and founder of SJV Water; and Terry Maxwell, on-air host at KNZR.

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The panelists tackled a wide swath of topics, from immigration to education, and shared their views on the radical changes taking place in the media landscape today. All the panelists agreed that the days when newspapers, television and radio were the definitive sources of news are gone and that the Digital Age has changed the way the media tells stories and opened doors for non-professional journalists to contribute to the conversation with photos, video and social media posts. A thought-provoking questionand-answer session addressed local, state and national issues on the minds of Leadership Bakersfield participants and sparked lively debate among the panelists. From the Crystal Palace, participants returned to KGET to demonstrate what they had learned – under the bright television lights. But before the participants took the spotlight, they learned from two of the most respected professionals in local public affairs: Michelle Corson, public relations officer for Kern County Public Health Services Department, and Angela Monroe, public information officer for the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. Corson and Monroe said that in an emergency, it is imperative to gather information and get a message out quickly to reassure the public and avoid rumors. They gave the class a list of the essential components that make a news story: • Conflict • Controversy • Timeliness • Impact • Prominence • Uniqueness • Human Interest • Sound / Visual


It was the final and most important piece of advice from Corson and Monroe that prepared the class for the coming exercise: Always tell the truth. LB Media Day advisors Jeremy Price of Alpha Media and Jennifer Self of CSU Bakersfield divided the participants into groups of three and gave each an emergency scenario. The teams had about a half hour to craft a written response, develop a communications plan and go over talking points. The teams then presented their statement and took questions from actual media professionals: Alex Fisher of KGET; Christine Peterson of The Bakersfield Californian; Tony Lee of KNZR and Greg Neft of KUZZ. The teams did a phenomenal job of thinking on their feet under great pressure and communicating a thoughtful cogent message. They remained poised under intense questioning and accepted the constructive feedback of the panel. Though most of the participants don’t work in media relations, what they took away from the day was that the message has never mattered more than it does in the Digital Age, and that we all have the power – and responsibility – to be mindful of the integrity of our brand when communicating on behalf of the organization." - Jennifer Self, California State University, Bakersfield The Chamber would like to thank Leadership Bakersfield Advisory Day Chairs Jeremy Price, Alpha Media, LLC and Jennifer Self, California State University Bakersfield. A special thank you to Alpha Media, LLC for sponsoring the class session and Golden Empire Transit District for providing the day’s transportation.


RIBBON CUTTINGS

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RAISING CANE'S CHICKEN FINGERS

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4025 California Ave. www.RaisingCanes.com

1219 18th St. www.bratcherhome.com

935118 McMurtey Ave. www.socalgas.com

UPCOMING RIBBON CUTTINGS GRAND OPENING The UPS Store & Zivel of Bakersfield Date: Tuesday, Feb. 18 Time: 11 a.m. Location: 4605 Buena Vista Rd. The Shoppes at Seven Oaks Business Park

HEIDI'S BROOKLYN DELI 2900 Calloway Dr. #200

Interested in celebrating a grand opening, renovation or major milestone with a ribbon cutting ceremony? Contact Hillary Haenes at hhaenes@bakochamber.com for an application.

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GRAND OPENING ROC School of Cosmetology Salon (Leadership Bakersfield Class Project) Date: Wednesday, Feb. 19 Time: 10 a.m. Location: 501 S. Mount Vernon Ave. GRAND OPENING ARA Dialysis - North Bakersfield Dialysis Date: Thursday, Feb. 20 Time: 4 p.m. Location: 2661 Oswell ST., Ste. B


MEMBER

• Join us at the Inaugural Mayor’s Ball

on Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. This black tie event will benefit CityServe, a local nonprofit and community wide effort to support the needs of people and families who are hurting and facing extreme hardships. There will be remarks from Mayor Goh, Senator Shannon Grove, dinner, dancing, live music and powerful testimonies from families who have been directly helped though the generosity of CityServe. Tickets: $100 each; $1,200 Table of 8 For more information, call 661-3712650 • The Guild House welcomes Opolo Vineyards and invites you for a delightful selection of Opolo wines perfectly paired with their chef created hors d’oeuvres on Feb. 8 at 5 p.m. Please register by Feb. 6 by visiting www.GuildHouseBakersfield.org/ calendar or calling 661-399-0344. • The Arts Council of Kern is hosting Stories on the Sidewalk on Feb. 8 and 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours depart every 10 minutes and last approximately 2 hours. Tickets are $10 and free to Arts Council members. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 661-324-9000 or visit www. kernarts.org. • Aera Energy and The Boys and Girls Club of Kern County present “An Evening with Cindy McCain” on Feb. 12 at the Kern County Fair Grounds. Mrs. McCain will share her thoughts on how the political environment is shaping our youth and what secondary education challenges and successes will help our children. Please contact the Boys and Girls Club of Kern County for ticket information at 661-325-3730.

• You’re invited to Rhythm & Roots

at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace with Golden Empire Gleaners on Feb. 27 from 6-9 p.m. All proceeds benefit efforts to alleviate hunger in Kern County. Call 661-324-CROP or visit www.goldenempiregleaners.com for more information. • Save the date for the Alzheimer’s Association’s RIVALZ Blondes vs. Brunettes on March 28. The event is held at the Kaiser Permanente Sports Village Football Field, 9001 Ashe Rd. For more information, contact Event Chair Brittney Skinner at 661-808-9099 or email brittneyskinner1313@gmail. com. You can also visit www.act.alz.org/ rivalzbakersfield. • The Global Family & The Daughter Project are gearing up the 'Best of Bakersfield' 2020 will be held on March 28. Don’t miss your opportunity to attend one of Bakersfield’s premiere events. They have lots in store for the event in support of young victims of trafficking and abuse, so let them know how you would like to be a part today by emailing info@myglobalfamily.org or calling 661-213-3380. • Save the date for the annual Bakersfield Women’s Business Conference happening April 23. at Mechanics Bank Theater and Marriott at the Convention Center. The theme is Building The Best You. The keynote speaker will be fitness icon Jillian Michaels, a dominating force in the fitness and health industry, a notable TV trainer, New York Times best-selling author, a dedicated activist, mother of two and more! For more information, visit www.bakersfieldwomen.org.

• Dementia resources are offered

every fourth Wednesday of the month between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s Association office, 1401 Commercial Way, Ste. 210. Join us to learn more about the resources, education and support available in your community through the Alzheimer’s Association. Contact 661-912-3053 for additional information. • You’re invited to attend the grand opening celebration for Central Bakersfield Dialysis, located at 5101 White Lane, Ste. A on Feb. 27 from noon to 6 p.m. Now accepting new patients for center hemodialysis, home hemodialysis and PD. For more information, call 661-398-2251. • Cuyama Buckhorn is a timeless roadside inn & restaurant, located on State Route 166 in the heart of The Cuyama Valley, where community, locally-inspired food, and artistry flourish. The historic property is undergoing a major revitalization under new ownership. Once complete the property will function as an intimate resort with 21 updated guestrooms, a new pool, lobby and plenty of indoor and outdoor event spaces, in addition to The Buckhorn Restaurant & Bar and The Buck Stop Coffee Shop, which are currently open and serving locals and travelers alike. We look forward to welcoming you to The Hidden Valley of Enchantment on your next drive by. Visit www.cuyamabuckhorn.com for more information.

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RENEWING MEMBERS Thank you to our members who have reinvested in the Greater Bakersfield Chamber. Your continued investment helps the Chamber continue its mission to ensure a healthy business climate for our community. A-C Electric Company ― 1951 ADT LLC ― 1978 Advance Beverage Company ― 1955 AltaOne Federal Credit Union - Ming ― 2007 AmeriPride Uniform Services ― 1957 Associated Builders & Contractors, Central CA Chapter ― 1998 Bakersfield Association of REALTORS ― 1955 Bakersfield College ― 1974 Bakersfield Electric Motor Repair, Inc. ― 1967 Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center ― 1994 Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Foundation ― 1982 Barbich Hooper King Dill Hoffman ― 1983 Bethany Services-Bakersfield Homeless Center ― 1991 Bike Bakersfield/Biking for Fun ― 2007 Bill Wright Toyota ― 1982 Buck Owens Production Company, Inc. ― 1965 Bynum Inc. ― 1985 Calcot, Ltd. ― 1953 California Aeronautical University ― 2016 California State University, Bakersfield ― 1968 CAMS Juniper California ― 1988 CBIZ MHM, LLC ― 1998 Chicago Title Company ― 1962 Christopher D. Jacobs CPA ― 1984 Clark Pest Control ― 1951 Clean Harbors Buttonwillow LLC ― 1990 Clerou Tire Company, Inc. ― 1950 Colombo Construction Company, Inc. ― 1978

Communication Enterprises Inc. ― 1990 Cook's Computer Maintenance & Engineering, Inc. ― 1978 Derrel's Mini Storage, Inc. ― 1986 Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara Funeral Directors ― 1929 Douglass Truck Bodies ― 1958 Eagleson Body Works, Inc. ― 1970 Elwood Staffing ― 2008 Emcore ― 1963 Energy Project Solutions LLC ― 2014 First 5 Kern ― 2001 Functional Ergonomics, Inc ― 2008 Golden Empire Transit District ― 1985 Golden West Casino ― 1996 Guarantee Shoe Center ― 1986 Hall Ambulance Service, Inc. ― 1984 Hathaway LLC ― 2007 Hilton Garden Inn Bakersfield #4210 ― 2003 Houchin Community Blood Bank ― 1977 Jess Smith & Sons Cotton LLC ― 1958 Kern Bros. Trucking, Inc. ― 1990 Kern County Cancer Fund ― 2017 Kern County Fair and Event Center ― 1958 Kern Trophies ― 1966 Key Properties dba Intrados Inc. ― 1982 KGET-TV 17 ― 1978 Log Cabin Florist ― 1962 M.D. Atkinson Company, Inc. ― 1994 Mazzei Injector Co., LLC ― 1996 Mechanics Bank - Stockdale Branch ― 1984 Media Solutions Inc. ― 2013 Metro Record Storage and Shredding ― 2006 Mid State Development Corporation ― 1990 MTS Solutions ― 1998

Multi Business Systems ― 1975 Nile Point Veterinary Hospital, Inc. ― 1966 Nothing Bundt Cakes ― 2015 Pepsi Beverages Company ― 1956 ProParks Management Company ― 2011 Pyrenees French Bakery ― 1958 Quad Knopf, Inc. ― 1984 Rain for Rent ― 1992 Rio Bravo Cancer Center ― 2017 Robert Half International ― 2003 S.A. Camp Pump and Drilling Company ― 1955 Serban Sound and Communications ― 1986 Seven Oaks Country Club ― 1991 Six23 Media ― 2017 Stewart Title of California, Inc. ― 1975 Stinson's ― 1953 Sullivan Petroleum Company ― 1947 Tejon Ranch Company ― 1956 The BLVD ― 2018 The Lynn Company ― 1977 The UPS Store ― 2014 Trans West Security Service, Inc. ― 1990 Valley Public Radio-KVPR/KPRX White Ash Broadcasting ― 1985 Valley Yellow Pages ― 1988 Victory Family Services ― 2018 Wallace & Smith Contractors, Inc. ― 1963 Walter Mortensen Insurance ― 1946 Watson Realty ERA ― 1981 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage ― 1996 White Wolf Land Service ― 2001 Whitley Enterprises DBA Edible Arrangements ― 2008 Wholesale Fuels ― 1987 Wonderful Orchards ― 1994 Work Force Staffing ― 1981


NEW MEMBERS We’d like to extend a warm welcome to the companies who have joined the Greater Bakersfield Chamber. Thank you for investing in our mission to provide a healthy business climate in Kern County. If you know of a company interested in joining, please contact Cathy Albyn at calbyn@bakochamber.com. Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers – California Ave. 4025 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309 www.RaisingCanes.com “At Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, we serve one love – quality chicken finger meals - while being dedicated to being actively involved in the community.” Hyatt Place Bakersfield 310 Coffee Rd. Bakersfield, CA 93309 “Hyatt Place Bakersfield has 120 rooms, meeting spaces, laundry onsite for guests, bar, limited menu, personalized service. Located near CSU Bakersfield, shopping, hospitals and local companies. Pool and workspace/business center. Hyatt Place is here to enhance your wellbeing, we welcome you to a different place."#WhySettle Kumon of Bakersfield – Riverlakes 5549 Calloway Dr., Ste. 300 Bakersfield, CA 93312 661-558-1600 www.kumon.com/bakersfieldriverlakes “Kumon’s math and reading programs help children of all ages become eager, independent self-learners through daily practice.” Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli 2900 Calloway Dr., Ste. 200 Bakersfield, CA 93312 917-992-9835 “We serve high-quality sandwiches, fresh salads, handmade bagels, breakfast, soups, wraps and fruit smoothies. We bake 8 different flavors of bread from scratch daily. We also cater!” GAR Bennett L.L.C 8246 S. Crawford Ave. Reedley, CA 93654 559-643-2780 www.garbennett.com “GAR Bennett, LLC is committed to helping growers feed the world by increasing crop yields with maximum water efficiency. The team has a combined 160 years of industry experience and resources to exceed grower expectations and keep as many acres in production in a postSGMA world.”

Willow Ranch Restaurant and Catering 27770 Lagoon Dr. Buttonwillow, CA 93206 661-301-5135 www.willowranchrestaurant.com “Willow Ranch Restaurant has been in operation for more than 30 years and has supplied food service to the Buttonwillow area and the oil companies on the west side of Kern County for many years. Our catering group is wanting to expand our business all over Kern County as well as the Central Valley. We are a really good coffee shop with BBQ flair. We smoke meat daily and our BBQ and BBQ sauce is what we are known for.” CK LIFE 1 Park Plaza, Ste. 300 Irvine, CA 92614 661-301-5135 www.CK.LIFE.com “CK Life is a caregiver on demand platform for adults and seniors. We focus on companion care and transportation needs. You can request a caregiver with 1 hour notice on our demand platform.” Cornerstone Mortgage 200 New Stine Rd., Ste. 115 Bakersfield, CA 93309 661-370-0600 www.mycornerstonemortgage.com “Cornerstone Mortgage provides the most competitive mortgage rates available combined with the highest quality of financial services to reach your long and short-term financial goals.”

FEBRUARY 2020 2.7.20 Beautiful Bakersfield Nomination Deadline

2.10.20

Youth Leadership Bakersfield Advisory Council 11:45 a.m. | Chamber

2.11.20

Beautiful Bakersfield Committee Noon | Chamber

2.14.20

Government Review Council DARK

2.17.20

Chamber Closed | Presidents' Day

2.18.20

Government Review Council Lunch Meeting Noon | Chamber

2.25.20

Ambassador Committee Noon | Chamber

2.27.20

Chamber After Hours Mixer 5:30 p.m. | Deprigo

DID YOU KNOW? A complete list of the Chamber's membership can be found on our online business directory. Visit bakochamber.com to check it out!

For more information about any of our events, committees or councils, visit bakochamber.com.

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CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE FOCUS

2020 EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman of the Board Derek Jeffery KGET-TV 17 Chairwoman Elect of the Board Kristen Beall Watson Kern Community Foundation Vice Chair Public Policy & Political Action Rob Duchow Southern California Gas Company Vice Chair Economic Vitality Andy Anderson Aera Energy LLC Vice Chair Member Engagement Tasha Clayton Tel-Tec Security Systems, Inc. Vice Chair Leadership & Workforce Development Denise Newton Pacific Gas & Electric Company Treasurer Andy Paulden Brown Armstrong Accountants Member-at-Large Rick Jhaj Countryside Construction/ Countryside Markets General Counsel Mark Bateman Young Wooldridge LLP

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