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MODESTO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

VOL. 40 | ISSUE 01 | JANUARY 2019

MANUFACTURING IN MODESTO CENTER FOR HUMAN SERVICES LEADERSHIP MODESTO


Celebrating The Traditions OF The Season

Happy New Year There’s no better time than the holidays to extend cheer to our loyal customers and friends.

As the temperatures dip, the leaves drop, and snow dusts the mountaintops, families and friends gather to celebrate traditions. Good cheer and a sense of wonder is in the air. During this season we are especially grateful for the relationships we enjoy in the communities we have the pleasure of serving. From the entire Bank of Stockton family, we wish you a Happy New Year.

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MISSION STATEMENT

The Modesto Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to serving the greater Modesto Area, regional businesses and community prosperity through advocacy, collaboration, access to leaders, economic development, connectivity and business education.

JANUARY 2019 | CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chairman

Steven Rank, Rank Investigations and Protection, Inc.

Chairman-Elect

Thomas Reeves, City of Modesto

Past Chairman

Eric Tobias, F&M Bank

Vice Chairman, External Operations Stephen Madison, STANCO

Vice Chairman, Internal Operations

Patricia Gillum, Patricia A. Gillum,CPA

DIRECTORS

Annie Amies, Vintage Faire Mall Elliot Begoun, The Intertwine Group Brad Blakeley, Edward Jones Investments Paul Holshouser, Flowers Baking Co. of Modesto Michael Howell, Blom & Associates Warren Kirk, Doctors Medical Center Loren Kuntz, Atherton & Associates Naomi Layland, Huff Construction Co, Inc. Craig Lewis, Lewis Capital Advisors DeSha McLeod, Community Hospice Inc. Michael Moradian, Peace of Mind Pest Control & Home Inspections Kathy Monday, Damrell, Nelson, Shrimp, Pallios, Pacher & Silva and Squeeze In Tom Nielsen, Individual Member Peggy O’Donnell, Mid-Valley Promotion Dillon Olvera, Beard Land & Investment Co. Kristin Reza, Bank of Stockton Lucy Virgen, Bank of the West Pete Zahos, Sysco Central California, Inc.

Manufacturing In Modesto

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ADVISORS

Keith Boggs, Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office George Boodrookas, Modesto Junior College Tim Harms, Leadership Modesto Joe Lopez, City of Modesto David White, Opportunity Stanislaus Melissa Williams, Modesto Irrigation District Cecil Russell, President/CEO Modesto Chamber of Commerce CRussell@ModChamber.org

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Message from the CEO

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Chamber Calendar

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Stanislaus Green Team

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Announcements

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Anniversaries

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MidiCi

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Member Gala

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President's Club

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MESSAGE FROM THE CEO By Cecil Russell, Chamber President and CEO We hope everyone had a great holiday with family and friends! Welcome to the New Year, we have been waiting for the State Water Resources Control Board to render its decision on the proposed new water regulations. Sadly, even after Governor Brown and incoming Governor Elect Newsom, asked the State Water Resources Control Board to meet with the affective parties to come up with a compromise, the State Water Resources Control Board ruled, as most had predicted, 4 to 1 to grab our water. They stayed true to the name, the “Control Board” and completely ignored the willingness of the local irrigation districts to compromise.

MESSAGE FROM THE CEO / CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

This plan is dangerous. It fails to protect people, it fails to protect the environment, and it fails to justify destroying thousands of jobs in one of the highest unemployment areas of the state. Despite the legitimate and comprehensive alternatives put forward by our local irrigation districts, the Water Board shoved their fingers in their ears and adopted their plans as is.

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As Adam Gray, our Assembly, member stated “The Water Board had a clear choice to make. They could have embraced settlement agreements and secured real tangible improvements for fish and habitat within less than a year. Instead they chose to adopt their disastrous plan and guaranteed a decade’s worth of litigation”. We all need to petition our state legislators to vote against confirmation of board appointee Sean Maguire and demand

ATTENDED CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

BUSINESS BEFORE HOURS AT VINTAGE FAIRE MALL

ATTENDED MJC BUSINESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

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that chairwoman Felicia Marcus NOT be re-appointed in January. Their replacements should understand the board’s mandate for the needs of the people with those of fish, it is the right thing to do!!! This issue of Progress focuses on manufacturing and its importance to our community. This segment of our economy is crucial to job creation and our long-term economic health. These companies have been the nucleus of our economy, many of them are directly connected to Agriculture, another important impact on our economy. We are proud that the Manufacture Council of Central Valley is located in Modesto.

The water districts are left with no alternative but to file lawsuits, it is OUR WATER, OUR FUTURE fight until the last drop. We are disappointed that our Congressman Jeff Denham was not able to retain his seat in Congress, we will miss his leadership and his ongoing efforts to secure funding for our many transportation projects (i.e: ACE Train, 132 funding and North Corridor, [It has totaled over 60 million dollars in the last few years ). We also salute his support on our water issues, including advocating for federal dollars for more water storage. Our Annual Gala Member’s Choice Awards is at the end of this month, it is our wish that you attend and help us celebrate the well-deserved recognition of our businesses and other organizations. We are looking forward to a great evening at the Gallo Center for the Arts!

ATTENDED BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AT DIRECT APPLIANCE IN THEIR NEW AND EXPANDED LOCATION

ATTENDED LUNCH FOR THE RECIPIENTS OF THE VOSS BERRYHILL HARVEST LUNCH SCHOLARSHIPS

ATTENDED ECONOMIC COMMITTEE MEETING Presentations by Will Wong, City of Modesto Director of Utilities

ATTENDED CITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETING

ATTENDED A RETIREMENT RECEPTION TO HONOR STANISLAUS COUNTY SUPERVISOR AND PAST STATE SENATOR DICK MONTEITH


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CHAMBER CALENDAR JANUARY 1ST OF JANUARY 1 Office Closed for Holiday 2

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEETING Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 7:30 A.M.

FEBRUARY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 6 COMMITTEE MEETING Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 7:30 A.M.

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CHAMBER UNIVERSITY 12:00 P.M.

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BUSINESS BEFORE HOURS 7:30 A.M.

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BUSINESS BEFORE HOURS 7:30 A.M.

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RIBBON CUTTING Midici The Neapolitan Pizza Company 4:00 P.M.

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OFFICE CLOSED Presidents Day

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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 12:00 P.M.

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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 12:00 P.M.

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STANISLAUS GREEN TEAM Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 9:00 A.M.

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STANISLAUS GREEN TEAM Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 9:00 A.M.

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS 5:30 P.M.

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105TH ANNUAL MEMBERS' CHOICE AWARDS GALA

**The Modesto Chamber of Commerce is located at 1114 J St., Modesto

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**The Modesto Chamber of Commerce is located at 1114 J St., Modesto

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**The Modesto Chamber of Commerce is located at 1114 J St., Modesto

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RIBBON CUTTING Midici The Neapolitan Pizza Company 4:00 P.M.

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STANISLAUS GREEN TEAM Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 9:00 A.M.


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MEMBER HIGHLIGHT ART TIME AND SIP WINE! By: Jennifer Konradi, Marketing and Communications Director What’s a better way to spend time with family and friends than to enjoy wine while creating your own personal masterpiece? Art Time and Sip Wine Studios is just the place for that! A beautiful Limited Liability Company owned art studio operated by Susan Wagoner, showcases what a fun, exciting, and relaxing environment can mean. Susan Wagoner has 15 years of teaching art and English in public High School and Jr. High School. She has a master’s degree in art through CSU Stanislaus and studied art for one year in Florence, Italy. The experience and wisdom Susan has, is clearly shown the moment you take a step into this unique studio. The art classes taught are booked as paint parties, celebrations, or building classes. The artist and non-artist can experience the joy of creating art with other people in a non-judgmental setting and share a genuine connection through the creative process. Laughs and smile are sure to be had when indulging in some of the finest local wine while participating in an artsy setting. Participants are given stress free, step-by-step instruction, by local artists, while leaving with something that they can call their own.

The studio allows the guests to participate in activities they otherwise may not think to try. Indulgence is guilt-free here. The business supports local wineries and musicians (Live music? Bonus.). Apart from it being such a creative outlet and a place of celebration for many, Art Time and Sip wine is an active contributing member of the downtown community. Providing classes to beginning painters, classes are typically booked as private parties where the guests choose a painting from the website’s event calendar. All participants are allowed to bring appetizers and their own wine for a $10 corkage fee per bottle. A paint party is just a phone call away! Contact Art Time and Sip Wine at 209.777.0129.

THE ARTIST AND NON-ARTIST CAN EXPERIENCE THE JOY OF CREATING ART WITH OTHER PEOPLE IN A NON-JUDGMENTAL SETTING AND SHARE A GENUINE CONNECTION

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Business Before Hours, Business After Hours Events These networking events are held as opportunities for members to Host other members in to their businesses to network, build relationships, and socialize outside of the normal work day! These are the perfect environments to showcase your office, products, and/or services, and to share your individual “business story”. If you happen to be a based from home business, you are always welcome to host your event at the Chamber Conference room. Business Before Hours are traditionally held on the second Thursday of each month from 7:30 to 8:30am. *Sponsorship Investment is $250.00 . Business After Hours are typically held on the fourth Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. *Sponsorship Investment is $500.00. Included for your sponsorship: *Company Logo on business tailored event flyer *Event and flyer promoted via Chamber Happenings *Event and flyer promoted via all our social media platforms *Event, flyer, and business promoted in Progress Magazine month of event *Pre-event announcements at Chamber events *2 – 3 items to include in a business card drawing *For After-hours events we secure a liquor license, and provide adult beverage As a Host you are responsible for providing: Before – *Location large enough for up to 50 attendees *Continental Breakfast *3 plus Door prizes After – *Location large enough for up to 100 attendees *Appetizer/small plate tidbits *3 plus Door prizes An Agreement, which has more details, must be completed, with payment, to secure your date. For more information on becoming a host in 2019, please call Trish Christensen 209577-5757 ext. 106 or email at TChristensen@ModChamber.org

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MANUFACTURING FIRMS KEEP MODESTO A CITY IN MOTION

Over 212,000 people call Modesto home and the city of ‘Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health’ ranks in the top 20 of the largest cities in the state. It also has its fair share of manufacturing firms that provide immense monetary value to the region, not to mention offering employment opportunities for thousands of residents – which in turn boosts the local economy when those employees spend their money locally. Also contributing to the vitality, the Manufacturers Council of the Central Valley is headquartered in Modesto and offers “leadership and technical expertise for the manufacturing industry in Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced Counties,” as well as providing advocacy on policy and regulatory issues, helping firms meet the challenges of doing business head on. The City of Modesto covers just under 45 square miles and has plenty of variety packed within its borders. Not surprisingly, a couple of the largest manufacturing firms based in Modesto draw on the bounty of the Central Valley for their livelihood – Sciabica Olive Oil and Mercer Foods. Sciabica is, as its name says, a firm specializing in the production and distribution of olive oil while Merced Foods LLC is focused on freeze dried fruits and vegetables, in addition to some specialty products. Family owned since 1936, the Sciabica Olive Oil Company has seen four generations take part in the production of this natural, heart-healthy product. They feature 100 percent Extra Virgin cold pressed olive oil and also offer a variety of gift packs, flavored olive oils, balsamic, red wine and flavored vinegars, skin care products and more. According to the firm’s website: “We are a 100 percent certified organic grower and producer. Furthermore, we process all of our olive oil the same (organically) and ALL of our olive oils offer the same health benefit and full flavor. “The Sciabica family’s long tradition of olive oil production began in Sicily, in the olive oil mills of Castelvetrano in the province of Trapani – a region famous for olives and olive oil. In 1887 Nicola (Nick) Sciabica was born in Marsala, Sicily and as a young man, he learned the ancient art of producing olive oil in Trapani. After

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immigrating to the United States, he settled and started a family in Waterbury, Connecticut, but longed for the warm Mediterranean climate. After years of searching, he discovered Modesto. Nicola said, “This is like home.” and in 1925, with his wife and their 3 sons, he purchased a small ranch in Modesto.” Just over a decade later, the family business was started. The website goes on to say: “In 1936, with the knowledge that Nicola brought from olive oil making in Sicily, the Sciabicas began cold-pressing Marsala® Brand Olive Oil (named after his birthplace). Marsala is now the undisputed oldest continuously produced California Olive Oil. Today, the Sciabicas still reside, farm and cold-press olive oil on the same property.” The 2150 Yosemite Boulevard, Modesto, Gift Shop and Tasting Room provides the backdrop for customers to taste test and pick their favorites, as well as view the wide variety of products available. “Through the years, the efforts of Nicola, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren have made the Sciabica Family’s olive oil unmatched in quality and flavor. Joseph Sciabica, who headed the family operation for 74 years, would always say, “You can’t beat experience.” “Today, Nicola’s grandsons Nick and Daniel, and great-grandson Jonathan, carry on the Sciabica tradition of California olive oil production, the way Nicola did over 7 decades ago,” the website notes. “We are committed to offering unique and exciting new products that live up to the quality and consistency that you have come to expect from the Sciabica Family.” And while Sciabica is in the business of cold pressing its olive oil goodness, Mercer Foods is freeze drying fruits and vegetables for the masses. With a huge complex situated on Lapham Drive, Mercer Foods LLC ships their products worldwide. According to their website: “Mercer Foods offers a complete solution for your freeze dry needs including a comprehensive list of products and services. Our stateof-the-art research and development allows Mercer Foods to be a leading voice in the freeze dry industry as well as develop custom solutions and ingredients.”


Again, the richness of this area is what drew the firm to put its roots here.

Since we own the supply chain and design our own systems, we offer the best products, value, and customer service available. And all our products are made with solar energy from our own 1-megawatt solar field.”

“Our strategic location in California’s Central Valley — at the nexus of vital transportation hubs — allows us to quickly source, produce, and ship high-quality freezedried food products,” the website indicates. “Mercer Foods’ 240,000 square foot facility is at the center of our 20acre campus. An extensive frozen storage system, both on and off-campus, is used for our incoming frozen ingredients. Finished freeze dried products are stored in temperature controlled areas prior to delivery to our customers. All of these systems are designed to maintain optimum product quality.

Sciabica Olive Oil and Mercer Foods are just two examples of a vibrant and vast manufacturing climate in Modesto. Such other longtime and well-known brands produced locally – again adding to the overall economic health of the region – range from E & J Gallo Winery to Frito Lay, Crystal Creamery to International Paper, Stanislaus Foods to Georgie Pacific. Each offers its own unique contribution to the manufacturing/business snapshot of Modesto and are poised to help the city continue to grow and flourish into 2019 and beyond.

“Mercer Foods employs innovative and unique automated technology in many steps of our freeze-dried food production processes. We engineer and build nearly all of our freeze drying chambers and other systems.” From fruits such as raspberries, peaches, apples and bananas to vegetables including broccoli, corn, cauliflower and peas; to pet products and contract manufacturing, Mercer Foods has carved out an extensive niche market. “Our comprehensive and customized packaging options include several different packaging and pouch formats which are designed to suit multiple needs, brands and markets. We provide retailers with private label and store branded products. We also co-pack foods for CPG consumer brands.

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Additionally, we offer our own Mercer branded products to retailers and other customers. Whether customers are seeking a private label brand, our Mercer brand, or the company’s own branded name and graphics, we can provide an excellent range of products to suit multiple needs,” the website states.

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The firm also highlights the fact that customer service and sustainability are key factors in their success.

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MISSION STATEMENT: The Modesto Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to serving the greater Modesto Area, regional businesses and community prosperity through advocacy, collaboration, access to leaders, To execute our adopted mission we have connectivity developedand anbusiness acronym that helps keep us focused. economic development, education.

That acronym is “CARES: Community, Advocacy, Relationships, Education and Service.” To execute our adopted mission we have developed an acronym that helps keep us focused. That acronym is “CARES: Community, Advocacy, Relationships, Education and Service.”

COMMUNITY At its heart the Modesto Chamber is a community of likeminded business owners who share the vision for enjoying a thriving economy and creating and maintaining our community as a vibrant place to live, work and play. The Modesto Chamber is the go-to resource and facilitator of ideas and communication for nonprofits, governmental agencies, and community leaders. More than just a business club, the Modesto Chamber strives to affect its environment for positive transformation by supporting change agents in the community.

EDUCATION The Chamber serves the education community by hosting the annual State of Business and Education event, by fund-raising for local students at the Ag Aware and Harvest Luncheon annual series, and partnering with local schools and colleges to train and educate young men and women, all in keeping with our pledge to help provide a ready workforce to serve local employers. Additionally, the Chamber educates its members on practical solutions and best practices through its Progress Magazine articles, monthly Chamber University and Seeds of Success speaker series, workshops and seminars, monthly committee meetings, and SCORE counseling.

ADVOCACY Chamber Staff, Board of Directors and many of our topical committees, such as Economic Development and Government Relations, are engaged and proactively representing our members by addressing business initiatives, addressing issues in our community and working to relieve the regulatory burdens businesses endure due to local and state governments. The Modesto Chamber gets results, as shown by recent victories in forming more rational ADA legislation, defeating a no-growth measure, electing business friendly candidates, working alongside others to pass Measure L, a local self-help transportation measure, and championing for more water for our agribusiness, industry and citizens. By working together, our members are stronger together than they could ever be on their own.

RELATIONSHIPS

The Modesto Chamber specializes in building relationships among business and serving as the nexus to businesses, nonprofit organizations, and governmental agencies. We host monthly networking events, annual special events, an annual trade show, and our long-running Gala. Members also may serve on committees or go through the Leadership Modesto program where they will build longterm relationships with key leaders in the business world and local community.

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SERVICE The Chamber believes in service to the community and to its members. The Chamber Board and staff are active on many nonprofit and government committees, donating their business expertise, time and resources. The Chamber also serves its individual members by hosting ribbon cuttings which introduce a new business to the community, valuable and cost effective (free) marketing opportunities, exposure to social media, workshops and training for our business partners and their associates, and other free and discounted resources.

C - Community A - Advocacy R - Relationships E - Education S - Service


STANISLAUS GREEN TEAM MEETING: JANUARY 17TH, 9:00AM The “Stanislaus Green Team”, a program of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, is a collaborative effort between private businesses, municipal, county solid waste divisions, economic development professionally, and the community of Stanislaus County. The purpose of the Stanislaus Green Team is to create a nexus between commerce and environment and to enhance the delivery of the Modesto Chamber services that address economic, environmental,

and quality of life issues in Modesto and Stanislaus County. Simply put, by assisting businesses in “Going Green” will not only reduce their costs of doing business, but it will also help the environment and move the Stanislaus County economy forward. If you are interested in speaking at a Stanislaus Green Team meeting, please contact Trish Christensen at tchristensen@modchamber.org

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Commonwealth has proven to be a welcome addition to the downtown area of Modesto. It offers a menu which suits the daytime lunch crowd, as well as the craft beer enthusiast and those in search of a unique weekend brunch experience.

MODESTO’S COMMONWEALTH GASTROPUB

Crafts Uniqueness By: Teresa Hammond

For the diner in search of a unique place with a fun and easygoing flare, Modesto’s Commonwealth will not disappoint. From its modern/industrial décor (a la wood meets metal with a splash of exposed beam) to the beer board menu of the day’s craft beers on tap, the dining experience at this establishment feels more like a gathering of friends than ‘eating out.’ It doesn’t hurt that business owners Blake Humble and Jeff Brown embrace an operating philosophy of providing more value for the dollar and making everyone feel welcome, whether it is their first visit to the gastropub or their 50th.

Along with the downtown eatery, the business team also owns and operates a corporate education company, hosting conferences around the state, and are based out of an office location not too far off the path from the gastropub’s 1022 Eleventh St., Modesto, location. The two also own the equally popular Churchkey Restaurant located just around the corner at 910 12th Street, Modesto. Humble shared he enjoys working and hanging out during the lunch hour, greeting regulars, talking shop and getting feedback. “We both enjoy going to restaurants and enjoy food,” Humble said. “This is kind of more in line with our passions and what we like in life in terms of business.” After spending several years living in San Francisco and San Diego the business partners returned to the Modesto area and started families. As they did they began to see a need: a dining experience they enjoyed in those urban areas, yet the Valley lacked – the gastropub.

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“We kind of thought if someone else isn’t going to do what we want, let’s just do it ourselves,” the food enthusiast shared. “What I mean by that is heavy focus on craft beer, fusion food which may incorporate Asian food, may incorporate different flavors of the world.”


To aid with bringing the menu vision to reality, the duo enlisted the help of Chef Brian Lien opening the gastropub in 2013, the person they credit as finalizing the initial menu. Current chef on staff is Courtney Texeira. Creations such as the Coconut Curry Chicken sandwich, craft tacos, the Q&L salad – made of greens, cabbage, quinoa, lentils, grilled veggies and avocado – or the ever popular BBQ Nachos, made from house-cut chips, pulled pork, mozzarella and the fixin’s – all are made fresh and from scratch. “We also wanted to make it value-based and large quantity,” Humble said of the menu and its assortment. “We wanted to look back in a year and say we gave too much for the dollar, at least we were crowded. Instead of it was too expensive and not have any customers.” It is a strategy Humble shared has worked very well. Dinner menu prices range from $8 for shared snacks to $12 for salads. “We offer very good quality and quantity of product for the price,” he said. In addition to the value offered by way of food, beer lovers will also enjoy a variety of 24 different craft beers on tap. A specialty of the gastropub is the constant rotation of the kegs to keep the taps both interesting and timely. There are no domestic beers offered. All regular pours are offered in a 20-ounce glass and strong beers are offered in a 13-ounce Belgian tulip glass. Wine and fountain beverages are also available. “It’s 100 percent craft beer, always changing,” Humble said. Proving to have their thumb on the pulse of just the right ingredients, the gastropub also offers a widely talked about brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Traditional items such as eggs benedict, breakfast burrito and a Monte Cristo sandwich grace the menu alongside the Carnivore Scramble (exactly what one might think) and Humble’s favorite Waffle Madame, a ham, swiss, maple mustard butter, house Belgian waffle, topped with two eggs over medium with syrup and potatoes. Mimosas are also added to the menu for the weekend brunch crowd. Humble shared that through the success of the brunch items, the Commonwealth team has begun to explore the evolution of the lunch and dinner menu as well. “Exploring food is fun,” he said. “So many of our customers are local and return customers, why not always try to give them new flavors, ideas and stuff like that? “We definitely have a mom- and pop-type vibe still here,” Humble said of the staff and the way he and Brown run the business, “where employees go above and beyond. We treat them well, their family and in a lot of cases their friends, too.”

“Our brunch on Sunday is enormously popular,” Humble agreed.

Commonwealth owners Blake Humble and Jeff Brown at the 1022 Eleventh St. Gastropub in Modesto.

Noted as owner Blake Humble’s favorite on the Brunch menu, the Waffle Madame. It’s a breakfast sandwich made with a Belgian house waffle and topped with two eggs over medium. JANUARY 2019

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A CENTER FOR HUMAN SERVICES STORY:

A Pathway To Safety And Independence By: Jessica Chang Irish, Center For Human Services Melissa wishes she could erase her childhood memories. “I hated my life as a child,” Melissa recalls. “I remember thinking about suicide so many times growing up. My family hates me. No one loves me.” Melissa remembers her stepmother and step-siblings physically and verbally abusing her, while her dad turned a blind eye. She unleashed her pent-up grief, fear and resentment as anger at school. “I would fight any chance I could,” Melissa said. “I think I was yelling out for help.”

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Desperate to find a family that had her back, she joined a gang while attending Riverbank High School and her grades plummeted. When she was 16, her driver’s ed teacher redirected her to a different crowd. He was also the wrestling coach and encouraged her to try out.

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“I started wrestling and I channeled my anger and started throwing it down on the mat with the guys. It was fun and I loved it.” Melissa built strong relationships with her coaches and realized this was family. School administrators who knew about her toxic home environment told her about Center for Human Services’ Pathways Transitional Living Program for 18- to 21-year-olds. Just a few days after graduating high school, Melissa moved into one of the Pathways apartments where she could live for up to 21 months at no cost. “I remember thinking, ‘It’s so quiet. Life is so different. There’s no yelling. I don’t have to fight anyone. I have my own space.’ It was life changing for me.” For the first time in her life, she had a safe and secure home. And soon, Pathways staff and peers also became family. Pathways Program Manager Paula Harter and mentors taught Melissa how to use a dishwasher, write a check, and create a résumé. She received mental health counseling, got a job at Freebirds, started attending MJC, and learned how to save money through Pathways’ savings program. She reached her goal in just two months and eventually saved enough to buy a car. After 16 months at Pathways, Melissa moved into her own apartment. She’s just one example of the more than 200 young adults who’ve moved from homelessness or unsafe environments to Pathways, then to independent housing. Since 2001, Pathways has worked to make a lasting change for homeless young adults so they don’t become the next generation of chronically homeless adults.

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Melissa, now 24 years old and a business major at Stanislaus State, gives back as a mentor to high school students and young adults and spreads the word about Pathways. “Pathways has a lot to do with my success today,” Melissa said. “They were there to make me feel safe. If anyone is being abused at home and you feel like there’s no way out, there is a way out. You just have to want it.”

ADVOCACY

Center for Human Services is a local nonprofit that strengthens tens of thousands of youth and families in Stanislaus County every year by providing shelter programs through Pathways and Hutton House, quality treatment for mental health and addiction issues, educational services, and connections to resources in our community since 1970.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS DMC Offers Breakthrough Treatment For Patients With Leaky Heart Valve By: Krista Deans, Communication Manager The cardiology team at Doctors Medical Center has completed its first Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR) cases, becoming the first hospital between Sacramento and Fresno to perform this procedure. For people who cannot undergo surgery, TMVR provides a minimally invasive option for treating the most common form of mitral valve leakage. TMVR can improve quality of life without open-heart surgery in high-risk patients. Joseph Rhodes of Modesto was the first TMVR patient at Doctors Medical Center in October 2018. He was discharged the day after his procedure and was already noticing improvements to his health. “A leak in the mitral valve occurs when the flaps, or doors, do not close completely, allowing blood to flow back into the heart as it pumps,” explained Dr. Talwinderdeep Kahlon, Interventional Cardiologist at Doctors Medical Center. “The heart has to work harder, as a result, to keep blood flowing and can raise the risk for heart failure and death. More importantly, it significantly impacts patients’ quality of life.” When a mitral valve leakage becomes severe, it can profoundly affect a person’s quality of life by causing shortness of breath,

extreme fatigue and other debilitating symptoms. TMVR offers a safe and effective treatment option. Here is how TMVR works: Using imaging equipment, physicians guide a small MitraClip into place using a thin tube (or catheter) through a small incision in the leg. The clip is small, made of metal, and covered with a polyester fabric to promote healing. The clip is then attached to the flaps of the mitral valve to help it close more completely and restore normal blood flow. Patients tend to have a short hospital stay and experience improved heart function and symptoms almost immediately.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS O’Dell Named PSMJ 2018 Circle Of Excellence Firm By: Nicole Gallego, Marketing Manager O’Dell Engineering is excited to announce we were recently named a PSMJ Resources Inc. 2018 Circle of Excellence firm. This designation is received by the top 20 percent of participants in PSMJ’s yearly Financial Performance Benchmark Survey. The survey contains over 100 metrics to identify firms that are the most efficient and financially responsible.

He is passionate about improving his hometown community of Fresno. He spends time mentoring aspiring STEM students and volunteering at his Alma Mater, Fresno State. Mr. Lopez was recognized on December 6, 2018 at The “40 Under 40” Ultimate Networking Event. We are honored to have him as a member of the O’Dell team!

It is always nice to be recognized for hard work and achievements, but what does this really mean for our clients? O’Dell puts a serious emphasis on efficiency and growth. By providing exemplary service to clients in a timely manner, with appropriately utilized assets and strategic long-term goals in mind, O’Dell can do more of what we truly care about - projects that improve our community. We believe that quality, creative, and passionate work stems from a deeper purpose within. Our success is your success. We don’t take it lightly that our work builds the framework for neighborhoods which will become home to many families, improves key community intersections and utilities, creates opportunities for recreation and play for all, and helps move our cities forward with technologically advanced designs.

Award Winner – Cultural Arts District Park

We would like to thank our family of clients for their continued faith in our services and delivery. It is through our work together that change is enacted - one project at a time. Our team looks forward to providing exemplary customer service and designing projects in 2019 that add value and create positive experiences for the communities we work, live, and play in.

Cultural Arts District Park received the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) California Sierra Chapter 2018 Merit Award.  Cultural Arts District Park is a unique and technologically advanced ode to the diverse artistic & cultural community of Fresno. Designed to foster creativity, support healthy living, and provide a gathering place that residents can cherish, this space is a true jewel. To design the .77-acre site to its full potential required carefully placing programming elements. Playground elements were functionally linked and meticulously selected to create a multisensory experience and support social inclusion. The vision was for the community’s presence to be magnified through the artistic expression of diffused, park patron interactive color-changing lighting. Sensors respond to sound and to movement of objects with varying heat signatures. Lights can also be manually operated by a DJ in order to create an immersive musical event experience.

Other Notable Honors Award Winner – Earlimart Neighborhood Park Earlimart Neighborhood Park received the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) California Sierra Chapter 2018 Honor Award and the American Public Works Association (APWA) Central California Chapter 2018 Public Works Project of the Year Award. This four-acre park is a progressive joint-use facility (between the County and the Earlimart Unified School District) in a very small country town. It is the town’s only park and now provides the community with active turf open space, picnic facilities, custom multi-sport courts, an outdoor classroom, playgrounds, a community garden, and a performance stage.  The park features an aggressively engineered and aesthetically pleasing system of infiltration swales and gabion site features to direct and filter stormwater runoff.  The park is a special gift of culture and a shining example of what communities can do over time with a common goal.  Joaquin Lopez Named “40 Under 40” by Business Street Online Joaquin Lopez, PLS, Senior Land Surveyor at O'Dell Engineering, was named a member of the 2018 class of “40 under 40” by Business Street Online. This designation recognizes exceptional business professionals in the private and public sectors of Central CA. Mr. Lopez is a dedicated Project Manager in the Survey Department at O’Dell and is a key member of the California High-Speed Rail team.

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Welcome MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company To Modesto

By: Jennifer Konradi, Marketing And Communications Director MidiCi is that rare restaurant whose mission is to bring friends together over a great meal by bringing Neapolitan Pizza and other culinary delights to the Vintage Faire Mall in Modesto coming in January! MidiCi combines authentic Italian cuisine with a “fastfine” dining experience, all at a uniquely affordable price point. The openconcept interior of MidiCi gives you the feeling of being a part of the action— plus the urban unique feel of the restaurant is sure to please any guest who is craving that city feel without having to drive in unwanted traffic. Neapolitan pizzas are prepared fresh to order for the 90-second journey from dough to plate, as guests sip Italian Prosecco under the beautiful, live tree featured inside the restaurant. “We are excited to bring a unique dining experience reminiscent of an Italian Piazza to Vintage Faire Mall. MidiCi’s impressive ambiance and lively atmosphere is an ideal fit for a date, a hangout, a late-night drink or even an office party,” said MidiCi Restaurant Owner John Walling.

MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company located at 3401 Dale Road Suite #646 Modesto in the Vintage Faire Mall is opening this month, January 2019! MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company will be available for dine-in, take-out and catering. This unique restaurant provides pizza lovers with authentic Neapolitan Pizza served in an upscale dining atmosphere while maintaining the ease and affordability of a casual restaurant concept. Honoring the tradition and the passion of the art of Neapolitan Pizza-making, is apparent as soon as you walk in and smell the freshness of the ingredients and sense the Italian home away from home. Customers can enjoy the sauces and flour that are imported from Italy and feel like their dining at a traditional Italian Courtyard. A little escape with the best of family, friends, and food? Count us in. For more information, please visit www.mymidici.com.

MidiCi features a variety of authentic Italian dishes, including Neapolitan pizza, salad, burrata, signature desserts, an extensive list of local craft beers and a curated wine list.

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MODESTO MAPS AVAILABLE AT THE MODESTO CHAMBER! By: Christine DeMont, Artemis Innovative Marketing Solutions Color The Skies Guild Board Member Modesto was selected as the future home to Valley Children’s newest outpatient center because of the clear need for specialized pediatric medical care in the area. More than 18,000 inpatient and outpatient visits from Stanislaus County are seen annually at Valley Children’s Hospital and Valley Children’s McHenry Specialty Care Center. FOLD

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Modesto’s motto – Water, Wealth, Contentment, Health – underscores its roots in agriculture and the support for the health of its community. The role of nonprofits in our community is a huge part of this support network.

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The IRS lists 577 exempt organizations in Modesto alone, which is one nonprofit for every 368 residents. From Therapeutic Playground Ernie Hergenroeder, Published Author and Illustrator of Fresno and on Pirrone Road offering children Occupational Therapy Services, Coleman worked on a Ripon Map in 2014, and are currently crafting Big Valley Christian School D6in January – in addition to the The Miracle League of Stanislaus – a facility a second edition for Ripon set for print J 10 County on Pelandale Christ-Centered, College Prep F2 Preschool - 12th grade for children of all abilities to play baseball to Sierra Vista Child & Modesto Map. (209) 527-3481 www.bvcs.org Family Services adding a new location in McHenry Village, Modesto’s The Modesto Map, sponsored by the Color The Skies Guild of community has ample resources for residents with special needs. Academic Excellence • Biblical Instruction & Weekly Chapels Valley Children’s Healthcare and City of Modesto – Community Fully Accredited with WASC and ACSI • Safe, Nurturing Environment Color The Skies Guild President, Jessica Coleman conceived of the and Economic Development, will highlight the motto arch and the G7 McHenry Mansion. The designers also want to engage the community Modesto map as a way to inform newcomers and existing residents of the support available. She says “Our community has so many to decide which other landmarks to include. Send an email with your resources and I am thrilled that the Valley Children’s Pelandale ideas and thoughts to colortheskies1@gmail.com. Advertisement Specialty Care Center will be added to the list in 2018.” opportunities are available.

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City of Modesto’s Utility Users Tax The City of Modesto’s Utility Users Tax is collected on water, gas and electric services at a rate of 6%, cable television services at 3%, and telecommunication services at 5.8%. The maximum tax utility users have to pay for each service is $1,500. The Modesto Municipal Code currently provides for refunds of over payments made within 12 months from the receipt of the refund request. To request a refund, please provide the city with a written request and copies of your utility bills which verify you overpaid. Requests for refunds should be mailed to: City of Modesto Attn: Finance Department PO Box 3441; Modesto, CA 95353 You may elect to prepay the utility users tax maximum if you believe you will exceed the cap. If you have any questions, please contact the Utility Tax personnel at (209) 577-5303 JANUARY 2019

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LEADERSHIP MODESTO LEARNING ABOUT EDUCATION

The Untold Story: A View of Education in Stanislaus County By: Monica Houston Education day first gave us a look into the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE). One would have imagined that such a look would be anywhere from rudimentary to moderately interesting. The class was in for a surprise. Scott Kuykendall, Asst. Superintendent and incoming Superintendent, kicked off the day with a “Snapshot of Education in Stanislaus County,” wherein we learned of the many innovative ways the organization has been trying to close the “achievement gap.” Those efforts include programs and initiatives such as Every Day Counts, Choose Civility, Governor’s Challenge, Destination Graduation, and the newest Cradle to Career.

We also learned about several adult programs such as the Comeback Kids, VOLT Institute, and Northern California Construction Training, news of the Tom Changnon Education Center was also shared. The day progressed as shared by Amy Woods, a student with the Leadership Academy. From my perspective I was overwhelmed by the level of excellence in programs and services offered at the J.F. Kennedy School (the Disneyland of Special Education), Davis High School (the Gold Standard of Preparatory Occupational Programs), and Modesto Junior College (the Ivy League of Junior Colleges).

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Education Day, Leadership Academy Perspective By: Amy Woods John F Kennedy School - Upon arrival, the group learned how hard the staff works to teach their students necessary life skills. The school exposes handicapped youth to beneficial activities centered around their development and their happiness. It was refreshing to see how much the staff valued each individual child. Grace M. Davis High School - The group went in several ROP classes and learned information about each of them. Some of the classes included were the Healthcare Careers Academy and the Introduction to Fire Protection. Each class seemed to effectively educate and prepare their students for potential careers. It was especially surprising to find out the students could earn 18 college credits from these programs. Modesto Junior College West Campus - Everyone was put into two groups and took turns touring the medical facility, the Great Valley Museum, and the planetarium. MJC, specifically the medical department, really seems to be engaging their students in challenging situations they may face in their future careers. The lifelike mannequins in the medical department are used for the students to practice caring for a patient specific to their need. The mannequins appeared to be very advanced and effective pieces of technology.

The next stop was the Great Valley Museum. The tour guide gave the group a look into some of the current and extinct wildlife in the Central Valley. It was also quite interesting to see some live exotic animals. After that, the group headed over to the planetarium to watch a holiday themed light show and to see a visual display of the solar system. Both the Great Valley Museum and the planetarium are a great way to bring kids and families on campus to learn something new and to be entertained. To finish off the day of touring, everyone got on the bus and traveled over to the Agriculture Center for Education Pavilion and received a brief tour. It was very informative learning what the MJC Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Department had to offer. Foothill Horizons Speaker - Passionately explained the purpose and goals centered around outdoor education camp. Specifically, how crucial it is for children to feel connected and engaged to the materials they are learning in science class. At the end of the day, both Leadership Modesto and the Leadership Academy students joined together to participate in a fun, team building game. Education day was definitely a success. It was quite interesting to learn more about the Stanislaus County Office of Education, and everything our educators are doing for the community.

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PRESIDENT’S CLUB CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE PLATINUM LEVEL E & J Gallo Winery Kaiser Permanente Walmart Walmart Neighborhood Market

DIAMOND LEVEL Bank of the West (Dale Road) Bank of the West (H Street) Bank of the West (McHenry) Bank of the West (Pelandale) Beard Land and Investment Co. Capax-Giddings, Corby, Hynes, Inc. Doctors Behavioral Health Center-DMC Doctors Medical Center-DMC Frito-Lay Co., Inc. Pacific Southwest Container, Inc. Physician Referral Service-DMC

GOLD LEVEL 5.11, Inc. Crystal Creamery Doubletree by Hilton Modesto EMOE, Division of Parker Hannifin Corp. Fiscalini Cheese Company HealthSouth Rehabilitation of Modesto IHeart Media Memorial Medical Center Modesto Irrigation District Modesto Nuts Professional Baseball Sysco Central California Inc. Taco Bell (9th) Taco Bell (Kansas) Taco Bell (Oakdale) Taco Bell (Pelandale) Taco Bell (Plaza) Taco Bell (Sisk) Taco Bell (Sisk)

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SILVER LEVEL American Chevrolet American Medical Response Aramark Uniform Services Atherton & Associates, LLP Audi Modesto Bank of Stockton - Dale Road Bank of Stockton - Modesto Main Branch Brightwood College BURGERIM California State University, Stanislaus Care One Home Health and Hospice, Inc. Central Sanitary Supply Co. Central Valley Automotive Central Valley Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge Central Valley Nissan Central Valley Specialty Hospital Central Valley Volkswagen Hyundai Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino Clark Pest Control COIT Services Inc. Collins Electrical Comcast Damrell, Nelson, Schrimp, Pallios, Pacher & Silva Del Monte Plant #1 Delta Sierra Beverage English Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation Hospital F&M Bank (Carpenter Road) F&M Bank (Dale Road) F&M Bank (McHenry) Final Cut Media

Flooring Liquidators, Inc. Flowers Baking Co. of Modesto, LLC Food Maxx Galletto Ristorante Gianelli Nielsen Gilton Solid Waste Mgmt, Inc. Golden Valley Health Centers Grimbleby Coleman CPAs, Inc. Grover Landscape Services, Inc. I.J. Larsen Pumps, Inc. Infiniti of Modesto International Paper Co. JS West & Companies Lewis Capital Advisors Maxx Value Foods Mercer Foods Mocse Credit Union Modesto Toyota Oak Valley Community Bank O'Brien's Market Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Panelized Structures Inc. Pepsi Bottling Group PMZ Real Estate Prime Shine Car Wash Residence Inn by Marriott Modesto North Rizo-Lopez Foods, Inc. Rogers Jewelry Round Table Pizza Round Table Pizza, Corporate San Joaquin Valley College Save Mart Supermarkets - Corp Office Seven-Up Bottling Co. of Modesto/Varni Brothers Corporation Smile Shine Family Dental Solecon Industrial Contractors Solid Networks, Inc.

Stanislaus Food Products Co. Stanislaus Surgical Hospital Storer Coachways Sutter Gould Medical Foundation Telcion Communications Group The Eberhardt School of Business The Modesto Bee TSM Insurance & Financial Services Turlock Irrigation District Union Bank US Bank (Modesto Main) US Bank Turlock Valley BMW Valley Children's Healthcare Valley First Credit Union Valley First Credit Union (Dale Branch) Valley First Credit Union Administrative Offices Valley Lexus Vintage Faire Mall/Macerich Company W.H. Breshears, Inc. Warden's Office Furniture Outlet Warden's Office Products Center Wells Fargo Bank Winton-Ireland, Strom & Green Insurance Agency

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Spend an afternoon sampling food, wine and craft beers from the 209’s finest restaurants, wineries and breweries in the beautiful new outdoor amphitheater venue at the Fruit Yard. Live music will be performed by well-known local artist Alex Lucero. Raffle prizes and premier silent auction all benefit United Cerebral Palsy.

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