January 2019 Metro

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A publication of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce | January 2019



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A long-time Chamber member will lead the Board of Directors in 2019. Check out how the Chamber will work for members in the new year.


See how the Chamber is working on behalf of you – our members.






Celebrate the Chamber's past year's accomplishments and usher in new leadership for 2019.

New laws took effect for California on Jan. 1. Keep up-to-date on potential impacts to your business.


Honor those who exemplify the community's generous spirit. Now is the time to nominate for the Beautiful Bakersfield Awards.


Discover the latest news and happenings with other members.

6 Cover Cover photography by April & Co.


Celebrate important milestones of fellow Chamber members.

Contact us

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Message from the Chairwoman of the Board

As a long-time member of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, I am excited to serve as the 2019 Chairwoman of the Board. The Chamber has been a driving force in the local economy since its founding in 1920, and as we head into our 99th year, the support of our members is more important than ever. Our incredible members allow the Chamber to celebrate ribbon cuttings Darlene Mohlke and anniversaries, plan enlightening class days for our Leadership and Youth Leadership Bakersfield programs, and review ballot initiatives and legislation amongst many other things. Most importantly, we hope our members appreciate that even if they are not as actively engaged in the Chamber as they’d like to be, or have time for, the Chamber is always working for you. We will continue to champion initiatives and policies that support economic growth, highlight the great partnerships and projects happening in our community and develop the next generation of business and community leadership. Here are just a few of the initiatives we will be working on: • A continuing priority will be assisting our small business members with labor law compliance and connecting them with procurement opportunities. The Chamber’s expanded Labor Law and HR Forum series keeps business owners and managers informed of new laws and requirements, and our Pancakes & Partnerships event will connect small



Kern County Economic Summit Beautiful Bakersfield Awards Gala


Darlene Mohlke

Vice President, Sales & Marketing Castle & Cooke California, Inc.


Board Installation & Awards Luncheon


businesses with supply chain leaders from large businesses and organizations. • Through a partnership between the City of Bakersfield, the County of Kern and many local companies, we will complete the work of the Regional Branding Initiative. The goal is to improve the external image of Bakersfield and Kern County. We believe this effort will be integral to driving economic growth and the recruitment of highly-skilled workers. • We are proud of our reputation as an unabashed advocate for the business community and for aggressively working to elect pro-business candidates. We were very active and successful in the past election year, and we will be active on numerous state, regional and local issues while we prepare for the next election cycle. As we enter 2019, the Chamber is committed to serving our membership. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank you for allowing us to be stewards of the Chamber, and we are here to work for you – our members.


State of the City Luncheon Forum


Chamber Social


Business Expo


Downtown BYP Street Party



As I look back on 2018, I am so proud of the Chamber, our volunteers and staff team; and I hope our members are as well. We engaged aggressively in local, regional and statewide elections; held the largest Beautiful Bakersfield event ever (both in number of nominees and attendance); graduated the 30th class of the storied Leadership Bakersfield program; and began the Nick Ortiz process of working with our partners in government and the private sector to rebrand the city and the county. Some of this work will bleed over into 2019, we must hold our newly elected officials accountable and make sure they are prioritizing the business community’s needs; we will complete the creative portion of our work on branding; and we will continue to be the region’s community leadership incubator. We know that ushering in the New Year can be a bittersweet experience. Turning the page can be refreshing, but the harried end of year tasks that face us and our businesses can be overwhelming. The mad rush of holiday traditions and celebrations recedes for a few weeks, only to be replaced by events ushering in new leaders and a new year.

At the Chamber, we want you to not just get off on the best foot for the new year, but make 2019 an amazing year for you and your business. We know you’re busy, but please take advantage of the resources available to through our organization to strengthen your business and highlight your achievements. Chamber membership provides an incredible value and return on investment for your business. Your online and print directory listings are seen by thousands each year; we refer hundreds of businesses each quarter; we highlight dozens of members in free member news blurbs each month; and attending just one Labor Law and HR Forum can save you thousands of dollars in legal fees and compliance costs. Our 2019 Board of Directors, committee and council members and our dedicated staff are here to support not just our overall business climate but our individual member businesses. Please let us know how we can help.

Nick Ortiz

President & CEO Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce




Celebrate the Chamber’s leadership, program success


eserve your seats today for the Chamber’s 2019 Board Installation & Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 16. This event serves as the annual installation of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Darlene Mohlke, of Castle & Cooke California, Inc., will be installed as the 2019 Chairwoman of the Board. The event also honors the amazing volunteers who helped make the Chamber’s high-caliber events and programs successful.



The recipients of the Ambassador of the Year, Advocacy Partner of the Year and Chamber Champion awards will be announced. The event will be held at Seven Oaks Country Club, 2000 Grand Lakes Ave. Check-in begins at 11 a.m., with the program following from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $65 per person, while a table of 10 is $800. Register online at bakersfieldchamber.org.

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ew chairs have been appointed to lead the Chamber’s advisory councils and committees. These chairs serve as the driving force behind the Chamber's high-caliber programming and services. They allow our members various outlets to build connections, advocate for the good of local business and develop the community’s next leaders.

Ambassador Committee Chair – Jim Luff Chosen Payments This committee is the heart of the Chamber. Acting as the public relations arm, this committee participates and assists with ribbon cuttings, mixers and other networking events that allow members to connect and promote their businesses. BCCPAC Chair – Keith Brice Mid State Development Corporation As the Chamber's political action committee, BCCPAC endorses and funds business-friendly candidates for office. All PAC funds are separate from the Chamber's. Its separate governing board does include representation from the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Bakersfield Young Professionals Council Chair – Endee Grijalva Bakersfield College This council’s goal is to provide young professionals with opportunities for social connectedness, professional


development and philanthropic awareness. The council also plans the popular Downtown Street Party and other events for young professionals. Beautiful Bakersfield Committee Chair – Jennifer Baird Stria Tasked with planning the “Oscars of Bakersfield,” this committee plans the Beautiful Bakersfield Awards Gala, which celebrates the best in the community. The committee seeks nominations and plans the annual dinner gala held in June. Government Review Council Chair – Beth Pandol Water Association of Kern County GRC is the Chamber’s legislative and regulatory committee, and meets almost every week to discuss and debate issues affecting the local business community. With an active election year, the committee also takes the lead on statewide and local ballot initiatives.

Leadership Bakersfield Advisory Council Chair – Jeff Burdick Bakersfield Police Department This advisory council coordinates and manages the area’s premier leadership development program, Leadership Bakersfield. Council members recruit applicants, interview and select class members and develop the programming participants will experience during the 10-month program. Youth Leadership Bakersfield Advisory Council Chair – Patricia Marquez Modeled after Leadership Bakersfield, this program provides high school students with the connections and experiences to become the community’s future leaders. The advisory council works directly with school representatives to recruit applicants, interview and select the class members and develops the programming for the six class days.


Opportunities to Staying in



ew employment laws are set to hit the books on Jan. 1, and will impact more than just how California employers manage their daily operations. Some new laws will make significant changes to how business is handled statewide, while others will make small changes to existing laws. The Chamber is committed to helping our members stay in compliance with new laws by hosting a Labor Law & HR Forum on Thursday, Jan. 10. A panel of local legal experts, including Jerry Pearson from Young Wooldridge LLP; Jay Rosenlieb from Klein, DeNatale, Goldner; and Dan Klingenberger of LeBeau-Thelen LLP, will discuss what laws to watch for and potential impacts to local businesses. The event will be held at the Chamber office, 1725 Eye St. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m., with the program following from 8-10 a.m. Cost is $25 for members; $50 for nonmembers. A light breakfast will be provided. Cancellation notices must be received 24 hours in advance to preclude billing. Register online at bakersfieldchamber.org or call the Chamber at 661-327-4421.

How to attend Labor Law & HR Forum Date: Thursday, Jan. 10 Time: Registration 7:30 a.m. | Program 8-10 a.m. Location: Chamber Office, 1725 Eye St. Cost: $25 members | $50 for nonmembers Register online at bakersfieldchamber.org or call the Chamber at 661-327-4421.

All attendees will receive a free mandatory 2019 labor law poster. (Value $37.50)


Jerry Pearson

Jay Rosenlieb

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AYTOM SALOMON VP - Oil and Gas Group

alley Republic Bank is pleased to welcome Aytom Salomon to our team. In addition to being a seasoned manager, Aytom brings an extensive background in lending and relationship management in the Oil and Gas Industry. Aytom will serve as VP of the Bank’s Oil and Gas Group, a newly formed group which complements the substantial existing Oil and Gas expertise of Board Chairman Eugene Voiland (former CEO of AERA Energy LLC) and Director Warner Williams (former VP of Chevron). This new lending group will serve Kern County and the surrounding Oil and Gas basins of the state. Valley Republic Bank will now offer California Oil and Gas producers an alternative solution for banking services previously provided by banks in Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado.

Give Aytom a call today!

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hank you Metro Galleries for hosting our Dec. 13 mixer. Attendees enjoyed small bites from Fresco Mexican Grill, music by Nate Antwine and photo booth fun from TapSnap . Here's a look at some of the moments captured by April & Co. Thank you to our Holiday Mixer sponsors

Chosen Payments and Providence Strategic Consulting, Inc.


9 Save the Date 2019 Beautiful Bakersfield Awards Gala June 1, 2019 DoubleTree by Hilton

Please Note: Nominations must be for work completed in 2018 to be eligible for consideration.

A program of



Nomination Deadline: Friday, Feb. 1, 2019

Architecture/Design The completion of a brand new interior and/ or exterior building design integrating the environment with space and materials. Arts and Culture Efforts by a group or individual to improve and/or enhance the arts and culture within our community. Education Efforts by an educator, project or school/ college that promotes or benefits education in our city at all levels. Health An individual, group or organization impacting healthy living in Bakersfield above and beyond their normal scope or activities - through education, prevention or medical services. Humanitarian (Individual) An individual whose personal volunteer efforts have made a significant impact in the community. Humanitarian (Group) A group whose personal volunteer efforts have made a significant impact in the community.

Life As It Should Be An annual event or project that enhances the quality of life in the community. Renovation/Tenant Improvement The completion of a renovated design that upgrades an existing structure and/ or incorporates the use of landscaping to enhance the aesthetic value of the property. Youth An individual or group from kindergarten to eighth grade that, through personal involvement and endeavors, has answered the challenge of good citizenship. Young Adult An individual or group from 14 to 20 years old that, through personal involvement and endeavors, has answered the challenge of good citizenship. Young Professional An individual from 21 to 40 years old whose efforts truly impact and enhance the quality of life in the community.

To be judged by the GBCC Executive Board of Directors Business Person of the Year A local business owner/manager whose efforts truly impact and enhance the quality of life in the community. Corporation of the Year The recognition of a corporation whose volunteer hours and/or financial donations have made a meaningful difference. Nonprofit Organization of the Year Efforts of a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that impacts the community.

Small Business of the Year A small business (25 employees or less) whose contributions and/or products and services instill community pride. Lifetime Achievement (55+) A local long-time community leader who has made a lasting impact to Bakersfield and its residents.


Building your



• The Guild House welcomes

Monsignor Craig Harrison as its Celebrity Host for the Day on Jan. 9. The menu includes Italian wedding soup, pollo Tuscany and cappuccino torte. For reservations, call 661-3255478. • Kern Dance Alliance is seeking 2019 board members and student interns. The deadline to apply is Jan. 11, 2019. To submit your application, visit www. kerndance.org/getinvolved. • Join IREM San Joaquin 85 for the 7th Annual Bakersfield Real Estate Forecast Breakfast, the premier real estate event of the year on Jan. 15. The event starts at 7:00 a.m. at the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center, 801 Truxtun Ave. Purchase your tickets at https:// iremchapter85.com/meetinginfo. php?id=35&ts=1545082455.

• Kern Economic Development

Corporation will host the 21st annual State of the County Dinner and Address on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Kern County Fair Grounds, 1142 South P St. The reception begins at 5 p.m., and dinner and program begins at 6:30 p.m. Get your tickets by Jan. 24 at kedc.com. • The Second Annual Kern County Career Expo will be held on Feb. 28, 2019 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Rabobank Arena & Convention Center, 1001 Truxtun Ave. The Kern High School District and its partners will focus on building career awareness for tomorrow’s workforce. The goal is to get 150 employers to participate and promote their different career path opportunities for an anticipated 5,000 to 7,000 middle and high school students, recent graduates and parents, who will attend this free event. For more information or to

participate, visit www.kernhighnow.org/ careerexpo. • The closing speaker at the 30th Annual Bakersfield Women’s Business Conference is Jay Shetty, a gamechanger in the world of media. In two years, Shetty has amassed more than 3 billion views on his videos with 20 million followers across social media and has started three multimillion dollar businesses. This year’s conference will be held on April 25. For more information, visit www. bakersfieldwomen.org. • The Village at Seven Oaks is excited to be the new home to the Annual Kern County Senior Games. The games will be held on May 8 from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spread the word and stay tuned for more information! For more information, visit https:// villageatsevenoaks.com/.

2019 Nonprofit line-up


he Bakersfield Young Professionals and Kern Community Foundation have announced the 2019 Philanthropy on Tap schedule.

Jan. 8

Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra Imbibe Wine

Feb. 5

R.M. Pyles Boys Camp Imbibe Wine

March 5

The Arts Council of Kern Temblor Brewing Co.

April 2

United Way of Kern County Imbibe Wine

This event series connects young professionals to the nonprofit sector by allowing 11 organizations to discuss their services and volunteer opportunities.

June 4

Bakersfield Museum of Art Imbibe Wine

July 9

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue Temblor Brewing Co.

Aug. 6

Kern County Superintendent of Schools’ Community Reading Project Imbibe Wine

Sept. 10

League of Dreams Temblor Brewing Co.

Oct. 1

Bakersfield Police Activities League Imbibe Wine

Nov. 5

*Our first “Double Header” with two agencies presenting: Alzheimer’s Association & Alzheimer’s Disease Association of Kern County Temblor Brewing Co.

Dec. 3

Community Action Partnership of Kern Imbibe Wine METRO | PAGE 13


GRAND OPENING The Yoga Roots Date: Friday, Jan. 11 Time: 4:00 p.m. Location: 2611 F St. GRAND OPENING Shady Haven RV Park & Mini Storage Date: Thursday, Jan. 24 Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: 250 Fairfax Rd. GRAND OPENING - NEW LOCATION Alzheimer's Association, California Southland Date: Tuesday, Jan. 29 Time: 2:00 p.m. Location: 1401 Commercial Way, Ste. 210 GRAND OPENING OsteoStrong Bakersfield Date: Thursday, Jan. 31 Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: 4000 Stockdale Hwy. Ste. C GRAND OPENING LVL Fitness, LLC Date: Friday, Feb. 1 Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: 8800 Stockdale Hwy., Ste. 190

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

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Beautiful Bakersfield Committee Noon | Chamber Philanthropy on Tap 5:30 p.m. | Imbibe Wine


Labor Law & HR Forum 7:30 a.m. | Chamber


Government Review Council DARK


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


BYP Council Noon | Chamber


Board Installation & Awards Luncheon 11 a.m. | Seven Oaks Country Club


Government Review Council 7:30 a.m. | Chamber


Chamber Closed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Ambassador Committee Noon | Chamber


Stay in Compliance Pre-order the mandatory All-In-One California & Federal Employment Poster. Available in English and Spanish. Cost is $37.50 plus tax. Call the Chamber at 661-327-4421 to reserve yours today.


Government Review Council 7:30 a.m. | Chamber

For more information about any of our events, committees or councils, visit bakersfieldchamber.org.

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 Andrea Johnston at ajohnston@bakersfieldchamber.org. Advanced Care Wellness 4550 California Ave., Ste. 100 Bakersfield, CA 93309 661-716-7118 www.advancedcarewellness.net “Advanced Care Wellness provides the most comprehensive, fully-integrated worksite wellness programs available. Our programs are custom-designed for each employer based on their needs Call us today!” Clinica Sierra Vista 1430 Truxtun Ave., #400 PO Box 1559 Bakersfield, CA 93302 661-635-3050 www.clinicasierravista.org “Our mission is to provide quality health care services to ALL, including but are not limited to: Medical, Dental, Behavioral, Vision and HIV services.” Follow us on Instagram @clinica_ sierra_vista. Curves for Women – Northeast 3709 Columbus St. Bakersfield, CA 93306 661-873-1776 “Curves is a facility designed for women featuring a complete 30-minute workout that is fun, fast, safe; including a coach with every workout.” Drop Fitness 5650 District Blvd., Ste. 125 Bakersfield, CA 93313 559-731-6967 https://dropfitnessbakersfield.com “Drop Fitness is a family-owned fitness facility offering a comprehensive functional group training program to people of all ages and fitness levels. Specialized in pregnancy/postpartum fitness, we offer guided coaching for new mothers.” Fairfield Inn & Suites Bakersfield Central 3540 Rosedale Hwy. Bakersfield, CA 93308 661-326-1111 www.marriott.com/BFLFN “With our thoughtfully designed guestrooms and suites to complimentary buffet breakfast and WiFi, our guests can maintain momentum and stay productive while on the road.”

Faulkner & Faulkner Law Offices 1825 18th St. PO Box 2810 Bakersfield, CA 93303 661-327-0601 www.faulknerlaw.com “Our goal to help injured persons and their families or wrongful death cases of their loved one due to the negligence of others. Our main concern is our clients’ interests and we work hard to achieve justice.” GEXPRO 3639 Alken St. Bakersfield, CA 93308 661-588-6355 www.gexpro.com “Gexpro sells electrical equipment and components to contractors and owners that require a high level of expertise, just in time deliveries and a strong follow through.” Kevin Rush Entertainment Bakersfield, CA 661-472-5376 www.KevinRushEntertainment.com “For over 25 years, Kevin Rush has been providing entertainment services in Kern County and Southern California.” Lohman Goni & Associates, LLP 5201 California Ave., Ste. 300 Bakersfield, CA 93309 661-637-1363 “At Lohman Goni, we are committed to providing our business and individual clients with excellent service for their tax, accounting, bookkeeping and advisory needs.” LVL Fitness 8800 Stockdale Hwy. #190 Bakersfield, CA 93311 661-412-3091 www.lvl-fitness.com “We specialize on the Lagree method, which combines cardio strength training, flexibility, endurance and balance on the patented Megaformer™ machine.” Nate Antwine Live Entertainment Bakersfield, CA 661-444-0061 www.facebook.com/ nateantwinelive “I have been a live music and acoustic artist here in Bakersfield for 18 years. I have been a Special Event and Wedding DJ for 8 years.”

SCS Engineers 5300 Woodmere Dr., Ste. 103 Bakersfield, CA 93313 661-606-6001 www.scsengineers.com “SCS Engineers is an environmental consulting and contracting firm that specializes in oil and gas permitting, land use planning and regulatory compliance services.” Shady Haven RV Park and Mini Storage 250 Fairfax Rd. Bakersfield, CA 93307 661-366-6700 www. shadyhavenrvparkandministorage. com “Live*Love*Linger at Shady Haven where you retire in style. Shaded RV cabanas, 75-foot full hookups in a smoke-free gated wellness community. On site self storage.” Volt Workforce Solutions 4560 California Ave., Ste. 100 Bakersfield, CA 93309 661-395-0135 www.volt.com “Volt Workforce Solutions (VWS) offers contingent staffing, direct placement and managed services throughout North America. We provide flexible, scalable solutions to companies of every size.” Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation 1701 Westwind Dr., Ste. 116 Bakersfield, CA 93301 661-374-8817 www.y2lef.org “Youth 2 Leaders Education Foundation provides services to youth that will help them access a college education. College and career planning are some of the key services that we provide along with parent education programs.”


RENEWING MEMBERS Thank you to our members who have reinvested in the Greater Bakersfield Chamber. Your continued support helps the Chamber continue its mission to ensure a healthy business climate for our community. AECOM Technical Services Inc. – 1957 Alliance Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault – 1992 Alternative Care – 1991 American Jewelry Company – 1958 M.D. Atkinson Company, Inc. – 1994 Bakersfield Art Association – 2013 Bakersfield Association of REALTORS® – 1955 Bakersfield City School District – 1979 Bakersfield Family Medical Center – 1983 Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Foundation – 1982 Belmore’s Building Maintenance Company – 2011 Bike Bakersfield/Biking for Fun – 2007 Biomat USA – 2006 Blueprint Service Company – 2000 Law Offices of Robert H. Brumfield, PC – 2010 Buttonwillow Raceway Park – 1996 Gregory D. Bynum & Associates, Inc. – 1985 California Water Service – 1943 S.A. Camp Pump and Drilling Company – 1955 CAMS Juniper California – 1988 Cannon Corporation – 2004 CASA of Kern County – 1996 CBIZ MHM, LLC – 1998 W. Michael Chertok – 2008 Chester Avenue Brake LLC – 1925 Chicago Title Company – 1962 Clark Pest Control – 1951 Clean Harbors Buttonwillow LLC – 1990 Clerou Tire Company, Inc. – 1950 Clifford & Bradford Insurance Agency – 1946 Clifford & Brown, P.C. – 1990 Coffee-Brimhall LLC – 2008 Comprehensive Care Systems – 1997 Daniells Phillips Vaughan & Bock – 1956 Darling & Wilson, PC – 1948 Derrel’s Mini Storage, Inc. – 1986 Dmohowski Consulting Services – 2015 DoubleTree by Hilton – 1983 Douglass Truck Bodies – 1958 Electric Motor Works, Inc. – 1971 Explorer Travel & Tours – 2017 Fallgatter-Rhodes Insurance Services – 1993 First 5 Kern – 2001 Gary Icardo Farms, Inc. – 1999 Golden Empire Youth Tackle Football – 2010 Golden Walk – 2016 METRO | PAGE 16

Haddad Dodge – 1987 Hagan Law Group, LLP – 2012 Hardwood Floor Company – 2001 Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary – 1963 Hillcrest Sheet Metal, Inc. – 1963 Honey Baked Ham Company – 1998 Inland Empire Job Corps Center – 2012 Jim Burke Ford Lincoln – 1951 JSC Agricultural Supply a division of Jim’s Supply Co. – 1990 KABI LLC – 2014 88.3 Life FM/KAXL Radio/Skyride Unlimited, Inc. – 2000 Kern Bros. Trucking, Inc. – 1990 Kern Citizens for Energy – 2014 Kern Community College District – 2004 Kern County Fair and Event Center – 1958 Kern Electric Distributors – 1968 Kern High School District – Career Resource Department – 1994 Kern Medical – 2014 Key Properties dba Intrados Inc. – 1982 KIA Insurance Associates, Inc. – 1971 LifeHouse Bakersfield Healthcare Center – 2015 Little Red School House – 1972 Log Cabin Florist – 1962 The Lynn Company – 1977 Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center – 1994 Mazzei Injector Co., LLC – 1996 McIntosh & Associates Engineering, Inc. – 1990 Metro Record Storage and Shredding – 2006 Motor City Auto Center – 1972 Multi Business Systems – 1975 Nelms Surveying, Inc. – 2010 Newby Rubber, Inc. – 1964 Nighbert Group – 1972 Olivieri Commercial Group, Inc. – 2003 Omni Family Heath – 1986 Open & Shut Enterprises – 2000 Parsons – 1991 Pathpoint – 2007 Pepsi Beverages Company – 1956 Petro Travel Plaza – 2006 Plains LPG Services, L.P. – 1992 Platt Electric Supply – 2016 Primetime Signs Inc. – 2013 Providence Strategic Consulting, Inc. – 2004 Quad Knopf, Inc. – 1984 Rabobank, N.A. – Stockdale Branch – 1984 Rio Bravo Cancer Center – 2017

Rosewood Retirement Community – 1978 J.D. Rush Company, Inc. – 1994 Sally A. Herald Accountancy Corporation – 1988 HP Sears – 1926 Six23 Media – 2017 Skarphol Associates – 1995 Skyline Cabinet & Millworks – 1998 G.H. Slack and Son Company/TK Pacific Inc. dba – 1999 Jess Smith & Sons Cotton LLC – 1958 Southwest Contractors – 1993 DS Services of America Sparkletts/DS Services of America – 2010 Spectrum Reach – 1966 Frank St. Clair Management – 1992 Stinson’s – 1953 Stockdale Ceramic Tile Center, Inc. – 1990 Subway – 1986 Sullivan Petroleum Company – 1947 Sunrun Inc. – 2017 Tel-Tec Security Systems, Inc. – 1983 The BLVD – 2018 Tortuga Bay – 2015 Trans West Security Service, Inc. – 1990 Turk’s Kern Copy, Inc. – 1987 Ultrex Business Products, Inc. – 1999 University of Phoenix – 1996 Urner’s Appliance and TV – 1920 Valley Steel Construction – 1958 Vickie Martinez – 2013 The Villas at Scenic River – 2008 Vital Signs of Bakersfield – 1991 Vulcan Materials Company, Western Division – 1957 Wallace & Smith Contractors, Inc. – 1963 Walter Mortensen Insurance – 1946 Walters & Associates – 2003 WZI Inc. – 1990

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Chairwoman of the Board Darlene Mohlke Castle & Cooke California, Inc. Chairman Elect of the Board Derek Jeffery KGET-TV 17 Vice Chair Public Policy & Political Action Rob Duchow Southern California Gas Company Vice Chair Economic Vitality Susan M. Benham Dignity Health Memorial Hospital 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 Pritesh Patel Comprehensive Blood & Cancer Center Immediate Past Chairwoman Carla Musser Retired General Counsel Mark Bateman Young Wooldridge LLP

Bakersfield Heart Hospital, Kern County’s heart and vascular leader, is focused on providing the latest and most effective technologies and treatments for its patients.



Andy Anderson Aera Energy LLC Mary Barlow Kern County Superintendent of Schools Kristen Beall Kern Community Foundation Sharlet Briggs Adventist Health Bakersfield Don Bynum Temblor Brewing LLC Gregory D. Bynum & Associates, Inc. Dr. Sonya Christian Bakersfield College Leslie Golich Kaiser Permanente Kern County Rick Jhaj Countryside Construction/Countryside Markets Ken Keller Dignity Health Memorial Hospital Jacob Panero Varner Bros. Inc. G Riar Deprigo


CHAMBER STAFF Nick Ortiz | President/CEO Jean Scheiber | Vice President/ Chief Operating Officer Patrice Black | Member Relations Coordinator Kaelyn Peterson | Manager, Policy & Public Affairs Hillary Haenes | Vice President, Member Engagement Andrea Johnston | Business Development Manager Sarah Hinzo | Executive Assistant, Leadership & Operations Janet Ursery | Executive Assistant, Information Services


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