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MODESTO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

VOL. 40 | ISSUE 8 | AUGUST 2019

TAKING ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP THE HEARTBEAT OF BUSINESS STATE OF THE REGION


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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.

AUGUST 2019 | CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Chairman

Steven Rank, Rank Investigations and Protection, Inc.

Past Chairman

Eric Tobias, F&M Bank

Vice Chair, External Operations

Tom Nielsen, Individual Member

Vice Chair, Internal Operations

Patricia Gillum, Patricia A. Gillum,CPA

DIRECTORS

Brad Blakeley, Edward Jones Investments Kirstie Boyett, The State Theater Michael Gaffney, PG&E Michael Howell, Blom & Associates Warren Kirk, Doctors Medical Center Naomi Layland, Huff Construction and Ardis Farming Craig Lewis, Lewis Capital Advisors DeSha McLeod, Community Hospice Inc. Kathy Monday, Squeeze In and Damrell, Nelson, Schrimp, Pallios, Pacher & Silva Michael Moradian, Jr., Peace of Mind Pest Control & Home Inspections Peggy O’Donnel, Mid-Valley Productions Kristin Reza, Bank of Stockton Bill Robinson, Principal Financial Group Lucy Virgen, Bank of the West David Wright, Wright Insurance Company Pete Zahos, Sysco Central California

ADVISORS

Keith Boggs, Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office George Boodrookas, Modesto Junior College Melissa Williams, Modesto Irrigation District

Speaking Of Startups

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Announcements

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Cindy Marks, President/CEO Modesto Chamber of Commerce CMarks@ModChamber.org

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Message from the CEO

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Chamber Calendar

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Workforce Update

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Green Team

RELATIONSHIPS

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Staff: Staff Accountant, Rebecca “Becky” Taber-Smith Programs and Events Manager, Trish Christensen Communications & Marketing, De’Ionne Cheatham

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DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in

this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.

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MESSAGE FROM THE CEO By Cindy Marks

I’m excited to be in this new position at the Chamber. I see so much hope for our city as I meet with you, the leaders and influencers around Modesto. Each of you brings unique gifts and talents that enrich where we live. And we desire to Get Better Together. This month, Downtown Modesto (DOMO) put together a group to hear about the great changes taking place in Fresno. Keith Bergthold, the Executive Director of Fresno Metro Ministry shared about how they are working to revitalize Fresno in numerous ways, including, “A collaborative urban design project for achieving healthy people and healthy places along Fresno’s Blackstone Avenue.” They are about three years into a new Community and Economic Development Plan that includes non-profits, churches, neighborhoods along with public and private entities. It is inspiring as we look at our new 20-year General Plan for Modesto. Let us know your thoughts and ideas that would benefit Modesto’s future. Stockton Airport Leaders invited a few from Modesto to visit the Stockton Airport along with Russell Stark, Director of Stockton Metropolitan Airport, Eric Fletcher, Allegiant Director of Governmental Affairs and two members of the Stockton Airport Advisory Committee. Allegiant Airlines shared that they had a total of 100,000 passengers fly out of Stockton last year to Phoenix, Las Vegas and San Diego. Now, United Airlines, on August 16th is going to have two fights to LA 7:41 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and two return flights from LA 1 p.m. and 5:10 p.m. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather fly out of Stockton than drive to Sacramento or the Bay Area and fight traffic to fly. And it’s only $10/day to park your car! More airlines are ready to come and United wants to expand to fly to Denver if the LA flights go well. So, make your next leisure or business plans to fly out of Stockton. We had several events hosted by the Chamber last month, from QuickBooks Tutorial by Patrick Ryan, where we learned ‘tricks’ to maximize your business’ staff (accountant/bookkeeper) to handling your personal finances after retiring from your own business. We also had a Before Hours held at University of Phoenix campus where we saw their great facility and met their wonderful staff. Workforce Development also shared some helpful information at the Economic Development Committee Meeting that we wanted to pass along to you. They reviewed and highlighted the four key sectors including Health Care, Manufacturing, Agriculture and Logistics/ Warehousing that make up 35 percent of Stanislaus County’s labor force. They have numerous opportunities for you to utilize their Business Services which will help you in many ways with your business needs. Since the information at this month’s meeting was so informative we thought we’d include part of the presentation in Progress. Let’s imagine together what we would love to have Modesto known for.

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We get inspired as we come together to share our ideas for a hopeful future, full of possibilities. You’ll find great articles in this Progress to enlighten you and help you be a better leader in your business and community. We have included an article from Todd Aaronson, the CEO of Modesto’s Convention and Visitors Bureau. If you are a veteran business owner or a novice to our business community, this article will serve to remind or alert you to the ‘Rules to Start Up By’ and the keys to being successful at it! Come join us for Before Hours and After Hours to get to know our staff and Ambassadors. The Chamber is here to serve. We provide tools and opportunities to work smarter and learn from each other’s successes and challenges.

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Leadership Modesto is starting up with its new Class of 2020! Can you believe it’s the 37th year! I was a graduate of 2008, Best Class Ever!!! (All the graduates say that about their year) If you haven’t had the opportunity to go through Leadership Modesto, start making plans for next year. The founders have created a superb model to get to know Modesto in a unique and thoughtful way so you will be challenged to grow in your leadership to really make a difference. Please stop by so I can meet you and hear your ideas on what makes Modesto a place where you want to live, work and play, and how we can Get Better Together.

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

Modesto Area,economic regional businesses and community prosperity through advocacy, collaboration, access to leaders, development, connectivity and business education. Toour execute our adopted mission have developed an acronym that helps keep us focused. access to leaders, economic connectivity and business education. That To execute adopted mission we development, havewe developed an acronym that helps keep us focused. That acronym is “CARES: Community, Advocacy, Relationships, Education and Service.” acronym is “CARES: Community, Relationships, Education andkeep Service.” That To execute our adopted missionAdvocacy, we have developed an acronym that helps us focused. acronym is “CARES: Community, Advocacy, Relationships, Education and Service.”

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EDUCATION

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EDUCATION

At its heart the Modesto Chamber is a community of likeminded

The Chamber serves the education community by hosting the

business owners who share the vision for enjoying a thriving economy

annual State of Business and Education event, by fund-raising for local

and creating and maintaining our community as a vibrant place to live,

students at the Ag Aware and Harvest Luncheon annual series, and

work and play. The Modesto Chamber is the go-to resource and

partnering with local schools and colleges to train and educate young

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

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

facilitator of ideas and communication for nonprofits, governmental men and women, all in keeping with our pledge to help provide a ready facilitator of ideas and communication for nonprofits, governmental men and women, all in keeping with our pledge to help provide a ready

agencies, and community leaders. More More than than just ajust business club,club, the the workforce the Chamber Chamber agencies, and community leaders. a business workforcetotoserve serve local local employers. employers. Additionally, Additionally, the Modesto Chamber strives to affect its environment for positive educates its members on practical solutions and best practices through Modesto Chamber strives to affect its environment for positive educates its members on practical solutions and best practices through transformation by supporting change agents in the community. its Progress Magazine articles, monthly Chamber University and Seeds transformation by supporting change agents in the community. its Progress Magazine articles, monthly Chamber University and Seeds ofof Success speaker monthlycommittee committee Success speakerseries, series,workshops workshops and and seminars, seminars, monthly meetings, and SCORE counseling. meetings, and SCORE counseling.

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Chamber Staff, Board of Directors and many of our topical

Chamber Staff, Board of Directors and many of our topical

committees, such as Economic Development and Government

committees, such as Economic Development and Government

Relations, are engaged and proactively representing our members by

Relations, are engaged and proactively representing our members by

The Chamber believes in service to the community and to its

The Chamber believes in service to the community and to its members. The Chamber Board and staff are active on many nonprofit

addressing business initiatives, addressing issues in our community members. The Chamber Board and staff are active on many nonprofit and government committees, donating their business expertise, time

addressing issues in our community and business working toinitiatives, relieve theaddressing regulatory burdens businesses endure due

and working toand relieve regulatory The burdens businesses due as to local statethe governments. Modesto Chamberendure gets results, to local shown and state Modestomore Chamber gets results, as by governments. recent victoriesThe in forming rational ADA legislation, shown by recent avictories in measure, forming electing more rational legislation, defeating no-growth businessADA friendly candidates, working alongside otherselecting to passbusiness Measure L, a candidates, local self-help defeating a no-growth measure, friendly measure, for our workingtransportation alongside others to and passchampioning Measure L,fora more local water self-help agribusiness, industry citizens. By working together, transportation measure, andand championing for more waterour formembers our are stronger together than they ever be on their own. agribusiness, industry and citizens. Bycould working together, our members

are stronger together than they could ever be on their own.

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RELATIONSHIPS

The Modesto Chamber specializes in building relationships among business and serving as the nexus to businesses, nonprofit

The Modesto Chamber in building relationships organizations, and specializes governmental agencies. We hostamong monthly businessnetworking and serving the special nexusevents, to businesses, nonprofit events, as annual an annual trade show, and our long-running Gala. Membersagencies. also may serve committees or go organizations, and governmental We onhost monthly through the Leadership Modesto program wheretrade they will build longnetworking events, annual special events, an annual show, and term relationships with key leaders in the business world and or go our long-running Gala. Members also may serve on committees

throughlocal the community. Leadership Modesto program where they will build longterm relationships with key leaders in the business world and

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CHAMBER CALENDAR AUGUST SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING - AgSafe 6 Modesto Chamber of Commerce*

SEPTEMBER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 4 Dan McElhinney Caltrans District 10 Director,

8:30 A.M. & 10 A.M. for Employees 1 P.M. for Supervisors

Caltrans Projects in Stanislaus County Modesto Chamber of Commerce* 7:30 A.M.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Bill Lyons Agriculture Liaison to Gavin Newsom Modesto Chamber of Commerce* 7:30 A.M.

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CHAMBER U - Social Media/Modesto View Modesto Chamber of Commerce* 12:00 P.M.

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BUSINESS BEFORE HOURS TBD* - OPEN 7:30 A.M.

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STANISLAUS GREEN TEAM - START TEAM

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING - AgSafe Modesto Chamber of Commerce* 8:30 A.M. & 10 A.M. for Employees 1 P.M. for Supervisors

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CHAMBER U - CMF Leadership Consulting Modesto Chamber of Commerce* 12:00 P.M.

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Academy Mortgage Corporation 5:30 P.M.

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58TH ANNUAL HARVEST LUNCHEON ACE Ag Pavilion, MJC 11:30 A.M.

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STANISLAUS GREEN TEAM – TBD* Modesto Chamber of Commerce* 12:00 P.M..

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS IHeart Media* 5:30 P.M.

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

SUPERVISOR, BUSINESS ENERGY SOLUTIONS – PG&E

Modesto Chamber of Commerce* 12:00 P.M.

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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE Tera Chumley and Kristin Dowd Modesto Chamber of Commerce* 12:00 P.M

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SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING - AgSafe Modesto Chamber of Commerce* 8:30 A.M. & 10 A.M. for Employees 1 P.M. for Supervisors

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STATE OF THE REGION Lenny Mendonca & Dr. Jeffrey Michael Season’s Event Center* 11:30 A.M.

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus* 5:30 p.m.

*See website for more detail. Please note that calendar events and details are subject to change. **The Modesto Chamber of Commerce is located at 1114 J St., Modesto

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Haven Women’s Center of Stanislaus* 5:30 P.M.

*See website for more detail. Please note that calendar events and details are subject to change. **The Modesto Chamber of Commerce is located at 1114 J St., Modesto

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS IHeart Media* 5:30 P.M.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS COMMUNITY HOSPICE CELEBRATES 40 YEAR ANNIVERSARY AT FOUNDATION GALA Over 650 community members gathered at the home of Dr. Wesley and Mrs. Heidi Kinzie in Modesto, California for the 40 Year Anniversary celebration at the 18th Annual Community Hospice Foundation Gala. Guests enjoyed Live and Silent Auctions, a raffle, appetizers and dinner by Greens Events. Several community members were recognized for their dedicated service and support in advancing the organization’s mission. The Julio R. and Aileen Gallo Leadership Award was awarded to James “J.D.” Grothe for his passionate commitment and enthusiastic leadership. Françoise DeMartini was awarded the John and June Rogers Philanthropic Award. Françoise embodies the heart of hospice by giving and raising funds to assure that the mission of Community Hospice continues, regardless of the patient’s or family’s ability to pay. The Harold A. Peterson, III Heart of Hospice Award was presented to Roni and James Edgmon for her their longstanding commitment to the mission of Community Hospice. This year’s Cash for the Cause was to raise needed funds to support our Camp Erin of the Central Valley. Thanks to our generous community, Cash for the Cause raised over $48,000 to support many children in our community who have experienced a loss.

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We are excited to welcome Lynette Fletcher to the Oak Valley team! With over 25 years of commercial and agribusiness lending experience, Lynette brings extensive banking knowledge to her position. She is a true reflection of our commitment to hiring experienced professionals with deep roots in the communities we serve.

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Community Hospice Foundation Executive Director, Melissa Van Diepen said, “We are thrilled with the outcome of our Gala. It was a very wet but beautiful evening of celebration honoring our heritage, former Board and staff members and all those who have contributed to the mission of Community Hospice. We are humbled and grateful for the continued dedication and generosity of our community members that allow us the privilege of providing support when needed.” The 40 Year Anniversary Celebration Gala was a great success raising more than $365,000 to support the patients, families and programs of Community Hospice.

About Community Hospice Foundation Community Hospice Foundation is a community-based nonprofit, raising awareness and funds to support the patients and families of Community Hospice.

About Community Hospice Community Hospice is the largest and oldest nonprofit hospice agency in the Central Valley. Serving the community since 1979, Community Hospice has cared for thousands of friends and neighbors offering compassionate and quality care, education and support to terminally ill patients and families, regardless of ability to pay. Care extends to over 2,000 patients each year in private homes, skilled nursing facilities, retirement communities and at the 16-bed inpatient Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House. Community Hospice also provides bereavement and grief support to anyone in the community. For more information, please call 209.578.6300 or visit hospiceheart.org.


ANNOUNCEMENTS UNITED WAY WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS The United Way of Stanislaus County is introducing two new members of the board, Kimberley Hernandez and James Houpis, recently taking their seats and eager to begin serving the organization.

Kimberley Hernandez, CFO In June, Kim was able to mark something off her bucket list: auditioning for The Voice! It is obvious in a single conversation to understand the way Kim views life; through experiences and giving. “Tell yourself you’re excited!” Kimberley Hernandez said she lives by this motto and so many others.

He recognizes that increasingly, it is becoming more and more difficult for students to balance the cost of education, food, and housing and one of his focus points is to connect the community and the college. Through his efforts with the United Way Board of Directors, JAMES (JIM) HOUPIS, PH.D. Jim is looking for ways to address homelessness and change the paradigm of learning towards more student success.

KIMBERLEY HERNANDEZ, CFO

Kim is the newest board member to be welcomed to the United Way of Stanislaus County team. She has always admired United Way and the way in which the organization helps the community and has supported it through events every year.

“It is mutually beneficial” to connect the efforts of MJC and United Way of Stanislaus County, Jim states. United Way of Stanislaus County is excited to welcome James (Jim) Houpis to the team!

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The issue of homelessness struck a chord with her and although it is a complex issue, she knows that each step is important. When the call to join the board came, Kim did not hesitate. As the CFO of Haley Farms, INC, Kim is also passionate about agriculture in the community. “As a second-generation farmer, I look forward to seeing my grandsons continue our family farm.”

James (Jim) Houpis, Ph.D. Service and learning are two important factors that President of Modesto Junior College and new board member with United Way of Stanislaus County Jim Houpis feels can help make any student successful. Jim learned about United Way through one of its affiliates and was proud to join Stanislaus County’s team. He feels that MJC’s focus is similar to that of United Way with emphasis on health, income and education. Jim feels that through his educational and professional career he has become an “advocate for students like me”.

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Please help us welcome, Kimberley Hernandez to the United Way of Stanislaus County team!

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State of the Region Luncheon 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Seasons Event Center 945 McHenry Avenue Modesto, CA 95350

How can we create a more robust business environment to ensure economic vitality in our region – and how can we do it in a way that works for all residents? We live in an increasingly complex, shifting business climate and face significant demographic challenges. And yet, Stanislaus County and Modesto have natural assets that can be leveraged. Join us to learn from business experts and economists about the real challenges – and potential opportunities – ahead.

FEAtuRing: Lenny Mendonca, the Chief Economic and Business Advisor and Director of the Office of Business and Economic Development for the State of California. Mendonca’s assignment is to re-engineer the State’s approach to job creation and economic development to increase economic security and to restore the potential of the CA Dream for all Californians. Mendonca is a Turlock native.

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Dr. Jeffrey Michael, the Director of the Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the Pacific. The Center produces quarterly economic forecasts for California and several Northern California metro areas in addition to special reports on current business and public policy issues impacting the region.

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Registration Details: Individual Ticket Price $50 Table $400 RegisteR onLine at https:// business.modchamber.org/events/ details/state-of-the-region-6392 or call (209) 577-5757. KinDLy RsVP by August 14, 2019. PaRKing instRuctions Parking is available at the venue. geneRaL infoRMation For inquiries or sponsorship details, please contact Trish Christensen at (209) 577-5757, tchristensen@modchamber.org.


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RULES TO STARTUP BY: A LOOK AT ENTREPRENEURSHIP

By: Todd Aaronson, Modesto Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO / Photos Courtesy Of Bay Valley Tech Make lots of money is not a rule nor a reality of startup success. Let’s get that out of the way immediately. Reality is that success is made up of hard work, long hours, slow motion, no paycheck, black coffee and more hard work before result. Be prepared if you choose to take this ride. This is your last warning. Starting a business is Hard Work. Be it a restaurant, a real estate office, a hair stylist or a technology app. As the entrepreneur you will need a few specific skill sets, beyond your core competency, to begin and they all include long hours. These key skills are; Research – you have to know your competition, know your industry facts, know the facts for your financial assumptions and much more. When you are asked a question, be it an investor, team member or user, you need an answer. If someone else is responsible for research, you don’t have the answer when you need it. This is where your credibility comes from. Patience – guaranteed you will not get along with everyone and, certainly, you will not agree with everyone. You need patience. When you run out of it, leave the room, the office, the city, the country. You have to restore that patience battery because

Communication – the art of communication is actually based on the ability to listen. You can’t listen while you are talking, so be sure to keep your responses to questions and statements short – others want to talk, be engaged, share enthusiasm, poke a hole in your idea or just plain ask to go to the bathroom. Let them do it. They will listen more when you speak if you are a good listener. You need an articulate pitch or story. Sure, you’re a great person but only your parents will listen to you drone on and on about your great idea. Prepare a statement of your concept or product and have two lines to back it up in layman’s terms. Simple is always safe. These few statements have to be so easily understood that your audience quickly gets the concept and can ask a question, become enthusiastic or let you know they are not interested. If you have a tough time with putting a few sentences together contact a professional storyteller to help you with an engaging story about your project. Take care of yourself. This is about Personal Branding. You are your company’s image until that app is launched or the doors open. Potential users, employees, customers and investors see you. You have to exude health, confidence and enthusiasm without being cocky (even when you are ready to throw in the towel). This is not about being skinny, fit or brag on yoga class – this is about walking the talk. Then you become attractive to associate with. The more successful an appearance you provide the more success you will create around you. No one cares about your crummy days – project a positive attitude.

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supports the theory that you will remember more of what you hear and write down than if you just listen only. Nothing happens fast. Your journey is a long one - results aren’t instantaneous. One VC partner recently looked at a crowd of startup geeks and said, ‘Give it four years before you consider success or bust.’ Yes, there was a collective gasp! Pandora took almost four years and virtual bankruptcy before being funded the first time. Entrepreneurship is not for the weak-kneed! Bottom line … be prepared to work. After all, W-O-R-K is a fourletter word! Seek advice frequently. You are the expert of your mission – the startup. You think you have all the answers but you really don’t. When you seek advice you actually are giving others an opportunity to be involved in your success. Even more, people enjoy being thanked for the good idea or advice. You’ll find you often get some interesting and useful ideas and advice when you ask questions. When you do this with your advisors, employees, investors and consultants, you receive buy-in and viral word of mouth.

Todd Aaronson is the CEO of the Modesto Convention & Visitors Bureau and is Founder of Plink - a music tech-startup based out of Modesto, CA (www.plinkyou.com)

Have Humility and Lead By Example. These two concepts are intimately related. If you’re starting a new business, you’re pretty darn smart. Don’t put that on display. Ever. You need to be humble yet intelligent. This will rub off on your team and how those around you act/react. If you are a smarty pants, you’ll create an atmosphere of smarty pants and that’s a bad thing. You want your team, clients and investors to feel you are the right gal/guy to pull this off.

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Write things down. Even when they don’t count. You will get bombarded with info, how do you save it all? Write it down, type it on your iPad (a Princeton/UCLA study says writing is better for memory than typing), have a notebook or Moleskine handy. Number one; people with whom you speak will feel complimented that they said something important enough for you to write down. Number two; you have it for reference – “do you remember on Tuesday when we discussed…” – put the date on the note you are writing. Number three; scientific evidence

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WHAT’S NEW IN WORKFORCE: The Business Heartbeat Of Stanislaus County Stanislaus County Workforce Development has held a long standing role in the community as the resource for job seekers looking to develop new skills, gain employment or secure a promotion as well as supporting local businesses with a skilled, ready-to-work labor force that contributes to the economic success of the community. Client Services Our Client Services division provides individualized services for job seekers. Job search, preparation, education and training, among other services, are provided at the 629 12th Street office. As part of the America’s Job Center of California partnership we are collocated with Employment Development Department (EDD), Ceres Unified School District, Central Valley Opportunity Center and Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. Being located in the same office provides a one-stop solution for an individual’s employment needs. If individuals are unable to visit the office in Modesto, remote offices with SCWD services are located in Patterson, Turlock, and Oakdale. Business Services Business Services assists local businesses to meet hiring goals, lower training costs and maintain a competitive edge in today’s economy by providing free and subsidized services.

• Rapid Response Services • Layoff Aversion Assistance The On-the-Job Training, Paid Internships and Customized Training programs lie at the crossroads of employment searches for both business and individuals. These programs provide subsidized hands-on experience, training or education that will develop the individual’s skills to best support the needs of local business. The subsidized programs help lessen the burden of training costs for the employer and provides invaluable work experience for the individual. “Not every life situation is the same. Some paths are harder, while others may be easier. With hard work and determination, every situation leads to success. At that point you begin to realize with the encouragement of others (workforce development) and belief in yourself, what once felt impossible became your greatest success.” - Quote from Workforce Development participant/intern at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce Sector Strategies In April 2019, Workforce Development and its Board reviewed an analysis highlighting four key sectors Health Care, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Logistics/Warehousing that make up 34.9 percent of Stanislaus County’s labor force.

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The analysis of these sectors, called Sector Strategies, was published as worksheets that include an overview of each sector, its performance in Stanislaus County versus the nation and several key other key indicators including:


The worksheets are formatted to facilitate the comparison of data across sectors. They are available for download at www.stanworkforce. com/board The outcomes from sector analysis will be used to inform Board decisions regarding Workforce Development Services including Client Services and the recently expanded Business Services Division. Commuter Study In an effort to further understand how to develop the local workforce for business Stanislaus County Workforce Development awarded Resource Development Associates a contract to conduct a Commuter Study. This study will determine how many Stanislaus County residents commute to the Bay Area for employment. The study was last done in 2000 and 2006. This updated study will help the Department develop strategies to augment and diversify economic development and employment opportunities in our community. Understanding what talent resides in the County will enable the Department to market businesses to establish or expand their companies and provide more employment opportunity locally.

Understanding the commuter segment of our local workforce will enable the County to best understand what type of employers would be attracted to Stanislaus based on the available talent pool. Included in the study will be focus groups that align with the Workforce Development’s Board approved sectors. Two Workforce Development Board members participated on the Evaluation Team and together the team was able to make a selection. Once the appeal process has been completed, staff will be able to share the winning proposer. At Workforce Development we adapt to meet the needs of the community we serve. In 2019 this means careful analysis of our workforce, providing a diverse range of programs, maintaining an intense focus on developing job seeker skills and providing meaningful services that help business not only maintain but thrive. If you find yourself looking for a job or your business in need of employees or training call, email or come see us. We are here to help; we are Workforce Development. Find us online at www.stanworkforce.com or visit one of our Job Centers for free job search services in Modesto, Patterson, Oakdale and Turlock. Job seekers contact us at 209-558-WORK or wdjobseeker@stanworkforce.com Businesses contact us at 209-558-HIRE or business@stanworkforce.com

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• Top 3 Subsectors in each industry • Top 10 Occupations, including average wage and number of people employed • Percent of Historical Industrial Growth • Projected Growth of Industry

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Join us for our up coming Green TEAM Meeting Thursday, August 15th, At NOON Taking place in the Chamber Conference Room

Our guest speaker will be:

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Tina Sterling

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Congratulations TO THIS MONTH'S MILESTONE MEMBERSHIPS

40 + years

Kevin Michael Borges

VP, Commercial Banking Officer NMLS #1127551

(209) 944-1813

Michelle K. Daniels

VP, Senior Relationship Manager NMLS #1713645

(209) 473-6834

AMERICAN LUMBER CO. HOUSE OF CARPETS/CARPET ONE FLOOR & HOME BOYETT PETROLEUM MISTLIN HONDA STANISLAUS COUNTY FARM BUREAU SIGN DESIGNS, INC. STANISLAUS MEDICAL SOCIETY BASIC RESOURCES, INC. UNITED WAY OF STANISLAUS COUNTY

Daniel Garcia

Fatima Seward

Commercial Banking Officer

VP, Senior Relationship Manager NMLS #1503193

Barbara M. W. Smith

Sweeny Victoria Youmaran

(209) 333-9648

(209) 373-2531

(209) 944-1520

(209) 342-5297

20 + years CLARK PEST CONTROL SCM HOMES GROVER LANDSCAPE SERVICES, INC. SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF MODESTO BURTON'S FIRE, INC.

15 + years VALLEY BMW NICK SCIABICA & SONS M.G. COMMODITIES THE HOUSE MODESTO ELLIS SELF STORAGE

VP, Senior Relationship Manager NMLS #1568425

Relationship Manager NMLS #883594

A LOCAL BANK HELPING LOCAL BUSINESS SUCCEED

5 + years NATIONAL AG SCIENCE CENTER FORES MACKO, A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION

MODESTO POLICE OFFICER'S ASSOCIATION DOCTORS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER-DMC PROVOST & PRITCHARD CONSULTING GROUP UNITED RENTALS - 519 TWIGS & STEMS

BAC Community Bank MODESTO: 1625 J Street (Downtown at “Five Points”)

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When: Thursday, August 22, 2019 Where: 725 18th Street, Modesto (Next to Central Valley Specialty Hospital) Time: 5:30 PM — 7:30 PM

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We look forward to sharing our new Haven Youth Center with you and telling you how we work to be a catalyst for individual empowerment and societal change.

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Bring your business cards to be entered in the drawing… and be prepared to network!

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PRESIDENT’S CLUB CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE DIAMOND LEVEL Bank of the West 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. Encompass Health Rehabilitation of Modesto Fiscalini Cheese Company IHeart Media Modesto Irrigation District Modesto Nuts Professional Baseball Sutter Health Valley Area Sysco Central California Inc. Taco Bell

PLATINUM LEVEL E & J Gallo Winery Kaiser Permanente Walmart Walmart Neighborhood Market American Chevrolet

SILVER LEVEL American Medical Response Aramark Uniform Services

Atherton & Associates, LLP Audi Modesto Bank of Stockton Brightwood College BURGERIM Caliber Collision 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 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.

Infiniti of Modesto International Paper Co. JS West & Companies Lewis Capital Advisors Maxx Value Foods Mercer Foods Mister Car Wash (Prime Shine Car Wash) Mocse Credit Union Modesto Toyota O'Brien's Market Oak Valley Community Bank Oak Valley Community Bank Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Panelized Structures Inc. Pepsi Bottling Group PMZ Real Estate Residence Inn by Marriott Modesto North Rizo-Lopez Foods, Inc. Rogers Jewelry Co. Round Table Pizza Save Mart Supermarkets Seven-Up Bottling Co. of Modesto/Varni Brothers Corporation Solecon Industrial Contractors Solid Networks, Inc. Stanislaus Food Products Co. Stanislaus Surgical Hospital Stifel Investment Services Storer Coachways Sutter Gould Medical Foundation

The Eberhardt School of Business The Modesto Bee TSM Insurance & Financial Services Turlock Irrigation District Union Bank US Bank Valley BMW Valley Children's Healthcare Valley First Credit Union 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 Yosemite Meat Co., Inc.

CONTACT THE CHAMBER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PRESIDENT'S CLUB LEVEL BENEFITS

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

■ PARENTS BY CHOICE 2937 Veneman Ave. Suite B250, Modesto, CA www.parentsbychoice.net ■ LIVE IT DAILY www.liveitdaily.life (608) 215-6207 ■ DOWNTOWN STREET TEAM 1003 10th Street Ste. A, Modesto, CA www.streetsteam.org (209) 702-1481

■ IRISH HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING LLC 1172 Kansas Ave. Suite C, Modesto, CA www.irishheatandair.com (209) 257-3999 ■ PEOPLE’S REMEDY 1359 Lone Palm Ave., Modesto, CA http://peoplesremedy.com (209) 735-2107 ■ PEOPLE’S REMEDY 2308 McHenry Ave., Modesto, CA http://peoplesremedy.com (209) 622-6101 ■ PEOPLE’S REMEDY 16537 Highway 33, Patterson, CA http://peoplesremedy.com (209) 640-6878

KEEP THEIR HEADS TURNING

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Burnside Body Shop. We Can Fix That.

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BOOMERS! SERVES UP FUN FOR ALL Story And Photos By: Virginia Still For nearly three decades Boomers, formerly known as Camelot Park, has been a staple in the Modesto community. Boomers! has something for everyone, both indoor and outdoor. From gokarts to batting cages outside, and their large gaming arcade facility inside, the location includes several games and a dining area. The park originally opened in 1993 as Camelot Park and in the early 2000s became Boomers! which since then has seen several changes in attractions but they will always be focused on family fun. There is plenty to do at the park like their classic miniature golf courses, two go kart tracks, laser tag, a rock climbing wall, the Spin Zone bumper cars, bumper boats, the Flame Thrower thrill ride, and batting cages. General Manager Misty Romero has seen it all including the name change and the changes in the game room as well as the bumper cars and the addition of beer and wine in 2016. She began her career when it opened in 1993 and then took on the role of General Manager in 1998.

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“I like what I do. It is definitely a challenging position,” stated Romero. “I don’t see how you can do as many different things throughout a day. I could be down there looking at a go kart one second and then the next looking at a spreadsheet. I deal with a wide range of ages and personalities. The customers’ smile is my favorite part of this job.”

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The pieces in the game room have grown in size over the years and are very different than what kids play with at home with several options like skee ball and Pac Man Smash, which is their version of air hockey, to name a few. The age range is from three years old on up with something for everyone including teenagers and adults. They have made adjustments and improvements through the years, providing plenty of attractions and options for all. “It really is a different type of park than most parks so you are getting a lot of indoor activities but there is a lot to do outdoors as well,” expressed Romero. “One of our things we have changed is our season passes. Our season passes are affordable. So you pay one price and it is good for unlimited attractions all year.” With the season passes guests will get special discounts and free admission to events like the Halloween Horror event in October. This is the third year that they are hosting the Halloween Horror that is every Friday and Saturday evening for about five weekends in the fall. There will be several scare zones in the park including a midway mayhem that has a clown theme, boomtown with an old mining town themed area, and open scares throughout.


Some of the other events that they have at Boomers! are the Oktoberfest in the fall and of course birthday packages that include balloons, pizza, and attractions. They also have private events for businesses to bring their clients for a few hours of exclusive fun. The park shuts down to the public for the private parties.

The only day they are closed is on Thanksgiving o t h e r w i s e Boomers! is open year round, even on Christmas. It is free to get into the park and there is no fee to park. They have a snack bar with normal fanfare like hamburgers, corn dogs, hot dogs, and pizza and offer other options like the buffalo chicken pizza or the chicken Caesar salad. “We have a pretty extensive menu,” said Romero. “We bring certain things like a pineapple upside down cake which is super good. So our menu is constantly changing.” For those that want a day of activities indoors or out and would like to engage in some friendly competition or thrilling rides, Boomers! is still booming with fun.

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In July they had a Declaration Celebration where they offered a variety of contests, backyard games, food and a DJ.

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CENTER FOR HUMAN SERVICES PLANS ANNUAL EDIBLE EXTRAVAGANZA

By Gina Machado, Director of Development & Communications Center for Human Services’ Edible Extravaganza is back! This year, Edible Extravaganza celebrates 33 years as the Central Valley’s most-anticipated food and beverage show. Last year, more than 1,400 people attended this signature event, with this year’s event projected to be just as popular. The 33rd Edible Extravaganza is set for Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Modesto Centre Plaza in Downtown Modesto with First Taste VIP Admission starting at 5 p.m. and general admission starting at 6 p.m. RETURNING FEATURES: Limited First Taste VIP Admission Tickets for $100. With this special ticket you have the opportunity to get in at 5 p.m., beat the crowds, and enjoy an exclusive reception! VIP lounge presented by Modesto Subaru with exclusive vendors and live music by Tongue & Groove A Best in Show contest amongst the vendors

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7:30 p.m.: Live music in the courtyard provided by US4LOVE.

EVENT DETAILS:

EVENT TIMELINE: 5-6 p.m.: First Taste VIP Admission guests can access all food and beverage vendors and VIP reception. All guests can access courtyard reception with live music p r o v i d e d by Vanessa Valencia.

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Live music in the courtyard by Koala and the Golden Boy from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.

9 pm.: Event concludes

Special drawing prizes

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6 p.m.: Doors open for main event, all guests have access to all food and beverage vendors.

Along with support from underwriting sponsors Andreini and Company, Save Mart Supermarkets, Valley First Credit Union and Modesto Subaru, this year’s event will feature the best restaurants, caterers, bakers, confectioners, vintners, beverage purveyors and local growers that our area has to offer. The event will feature a courtyard reception for all ticket holders from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with music provided by Vanessa Valencia. During that hour, First Taste VIP Admission guests get to sample the food and drinks on the main floor before anyone else. Plus, they have access to an exclusive reception throughout the evening with special dishes, drinks and live music only available to them, thanks to Modesto Subaru.


The doors to the main event will open to the public at 6 p.m. with live music in the courtyard by Koala and the Golden Boy. All guests will get to enjoy samplings of signature dishes and wines created by over 50 of the area’s best restaurants and wineries including our long-time favorites like Skewers Kabob House, Fiscalini Cheese, Fuzio Universal Bistro, Mango Crazy and many more! New to Edible Extravaganza this year are Mocha Magic Café & Bake Shop, Burger IM, Fresh Fork Grill and more. In addition, local band US4LOVE will perform live music in the courtyard from 7:30 to 9 p.m. TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets are $50 in advance or $55 at the door and can be purchased online at http://www.centerforhumanservices.org/ edible, at the Center for Human Services Modesto office at 2000 W. Briggsmore Ave., or by calling our office at 526-1476. Checks, Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card and American Express are accepted. Come enjoy the 33rd Annual Edible Extravaganza, Thursday, September 12, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Modesto Centre Plaza.

ABOUT CENTER FOR HUMAN SERVICES: As always, Edible Extravaganza is presented by Center for Human Services, a private, local, non-profit agency, celebrating 49 years of service to Central Valley youth and families. Programs operated by Center for Human Services (CHS) include: shelter programs for homeless or in-crisis youth and young adults - Hutton House and Pathways, Family Resource Centers, Community Counseling Services, Student Assistance Program and more. If you would like more information on the services CHS provides, please visit our website: www.centerforhumanservices.org. CHS is in the business of changing lives, building futures and helping families.

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People On The Move Trio Of Promotions For Atherton & Associates Firm Marissa Williams Atherton & Associates is pleased to announce the promotion of Marissa Williams, CPA to an Assurance Director in the firm. Marissa joined the firm in 2009. She graduated from California State University, Stanislaus with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.

Jackie’s nine years of experience have allowed her to develop an expertise in tax compliance and planning for individuals, privately held corporations, partnerships, non-profit organizations and multi-state taxation. She serves clients in the areas of agriculture, real estate, construction, retail, manufacturing and distribution services. Her knowledge in these fields has helped the firm continue to grow and serve a larger range of clientele. MARISSA WILLIAMS

Marissa’s ten years of experience have allowed her to develop an expertise in financial statement audits, including audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards and the Uniform Grant Guidance, employee benefit plan audits, reviews, compilations and agreed upon procedures to improve internal controls. She serves clients in the areas of manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare and not-for-profit organizations. Her expertise in these fields has helped the firm continue to grow and serve a larger range of clientele. Marissa is a graduate of Leadership Modesto and is involved in several community and professional organizations. She lives in Oakdale with her husband and three children.

Jackie Howell Atherton & Associates is pleased to announce the promotion of Jackie Howell, CPA to a Tax Director in the firm. Jackie joined the firm in 2014. She graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

JACKIE HOWELL

Jackie is a graduate of Leadership Modesto and serves as a treasurer for a local non-profit organization. She lives in Riverbank with her husband and two children.

Natalya Mann Atherton & Associates is pleased to announce the promotion of Natalya Mann, CPA to a Tax Director in the firm. Natalya joined the firm in 2016. She graduated from National University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. NATALYA MANN Natalya’s twelve years of experience have allowed her to develop an expertise in corporate, partnership and individual taxation, including tax planning and business consulting. Her extensive experience also includes managing financial processes and business data analysis for a manufacturing company. She serves clients in the areas of retail, manufacturing, agriculture, real estate, not-for-profit and professional services companies. Her expertise in these fields has helped the firm continue to grow and serve a larger range of clientele. Natalya is a graduate of Leadership Modesto and is involved in several community and professional organizations. She lives in Lathrop with her husband.

Chamber Ambassador Highlight

Meet Ambassador Johnny Garcia

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Hello fellow Chamber members!

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I have been blessed to be an Ambassador for the past few years. I originally became an ambassador so I could meet other business owners and be able to help our community out. As an ambassador I am able to not only welcome new businesses, but I am able to sit down and talk with our JOHNNY GARCIA local business owners. I love being part of this team. If you are someone looking to expand your contacts and connections, I highly recommend joining the ambassador team! We offer a wide range of insurances and services here in my office at 1133 N. Carpenter Road in Modesto. Some of the products include but not limited to are, Business, Work Comp, Bonds, Life, Health, Covered CA, Home, Auto, Motorcycles, one day event and more. We also offer pre-paid legal and Identity Protection plans. In the next few months we will also be offering DMV services, such MODESTO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE I MODCHAMBER.ORG

as tags and registrations. Our customers are our extended family. We don’t want to write all the business, just yours! Isaiah 41:10 Office (209) 887-8000, Cell (209) 312-4970 Education and Credentials • B.A. degree from California State University, Fresno • California Property and Casualty Insurance License • California Life and Health Insurance License Community Interest • Youth Small Group Leader at Big Valley Grace Community Church for the past seven years • President of the Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce • Welcome Team and Ambassador for the Modesto Chamber of Commerce • Member of the CVAR • Coach for The Stanislaus Miracle Baseball League and more • Love spending quality time with my family


Ribbon C uttings

UPCOMING RIBBON CUTTINGS

The Dragonfly – Art for Life 1210 J Street

If you’re not buying crop insurance, you don’t know Jack Farmers and ranchers can now purchase crop insurance for protect themselves against the loss of crops due to natural disasters or the loss of revenue due to declines in the prices of agricultural commodities. Purchasing crop insurance will reduce your exposure to a variety of risks and bring you piece of mind. If you want to learn more about the programs that are available and how you can benefit, you need to know Jack.

Join the Modesto Chamber of Commerce at a pair of upcoming Ribbon Cutting celebrations. You are cordially invited to attend the following special events:

MEET JACK Jack Roudebush is a leading crop insurance expert. His combination of industry knowledge and insurance company insight makes him uniquely qualified to help you navigate the intricacies of these programs. Call Jack today to learn how you can minumize your risk and protect your bottom line.

People’s Remedy Date: August 29th, 2019 Time: 12pm-1pm Location: 2308 McHenry Ave., Modesto CA

People’s Remedy Date: September 5th, 2019 Time: 12pm-1pm Location: 1359 Lone Palm Ave., Modesto CA

Direct: 209.550.3710 • Mobile: 209.483.0650 jroudebush@capax.com Lic#0B67204

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Aspen Dental 3900 Sisk Road, Modesto CA

1.800.94CAPAX • 209.526.3110 Giddings, Corby, Hynes Lic# 0144783

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Social Media & Your Business Key Points: - The ins and outs of using social media - Expand and enhance business - Building a following - Fun tricks and tips - Keeping your social accounts safe

Presented by: Modesto View

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Date: Time: Location: Facilitator: Details:

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WEDNESDAY, August 7th, 2019 12 Noon to 1:15 PM Modesto Chamber of Commerce Chris Murphy Drinks provided, bring your own lunch

*Please register at modchamber.org*

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Sexual Harassment Prevention Updates!

Sexual Harassment Prevention Updates!

The laws in California have once again been changed specific to sexual harassment prevention training in the workplace.

The laws in California have once again been changed specific to sexual harassment prevention training in the workplace. The Thefollowing followingchart charthelps helpstotoprovide provideclarity clarityand andunderstanding understanding around aroundwho whomust mustbe be trained trainedand and how howoften. often. The Modesto Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with AgSafe, are offering

The Modesto Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with AgSafe, are offering compliant in-person, English and Spanish training.

compliant English and Spanish training. Upcoming Trainings Employer With 5 orin-person, More Employees (Regular, seasonal, full-time & partTrainings held at Modesto Chamber of Employer With time) 5 or More Employees Upcoming Trainings Commerce NonSupervisory Employees

NonSupervisory Employees

(Regular, seasonal, full-time & part-

1-hour training for all current employees time) by January 1,2020

1-hour training forall newly hired employees

Retrain employees every 2years after by January 1,2020 initial training

• 1-hour training for all current employees

• 1-hour training forall newly hired employees • Retrain employees every 2years after

Supervisors

2-hour training for all current supervisors initial training by January 1,2020

2-hour training forall newly hired supervisors

2-hour training for promoted employees to supervisor within6 months of promotion

Trainings held at Modesto Chamber of Commerce

Training Dates: • July 23, 2019 • August 6, 2019 •Training AugustDates: 20, 2019 • September 10, 2019

• July 23, 2019 Time: 8:30am – 9:30am Spanish | 10:00am – 11:00am English • August 6, 2019 Class Cost: $25 per person or 5 for $100 • August 20, 2019 (minimum of 10 participants per class) • September 10, 2019

Training Dates: • July 23, 2019 Time: 8:30am – 9:30am Spanish | 10:00am – 11:00am English • August 6, 2019 Class Cost:20, $252019 per person or 5 for $100 • August •(minimum September 10, 2019 of 10 participants per class)

• 2-hour training for all current supervisors

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm English Cost: $55 per TrainingClass Dates: by January 1,2020 person • July 23, 2019 (minimum of 10 participants per class) Supervisors • 2-hour training forall newly hired supervisors • August 6, 2019 To register, please visit the Modesto Chamber Event Calendar at www.modchamber.org/events • August 20, 2019 • Contact 2-hourAgSafe training for promoted For Questions | Phone: 209.526.4400 | Email: safeinfo@agsafe.org | Online at: www.agsafe.org •

Retrain supervisors every 2 years

employees to supervisor within6 months of promotion

• September 10, 2019

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm English Class Cost: $55 per person (minimum of 10 participants per class) To register, please visit the Modesto Chamber Event Calendar at www.modchamber.org/events For Questions Contact AgSafe | Phone: 209.526.4400 | Email: safeinfo@agsafe.org | Online at: www.agsafe.org

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• Retrain supervisors every 2 years

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REED COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY Benefits Modesto Gospel Mission

Basic Resources, Inc. hosted Reed Community Service Day recently to benefit the Modesto Gospel Mission located at 1400 Yosemite Boulevard in Modesto, California. In this event the employees at Basic Resources, Inc. joined forces with subsidiary companies, George Reed, Inc., Reed International, and 711 Materials. During this event, the company had a concrete pouring and paint party to benefit the residents at the Modesto Gospel Mission. Basic Resources, Inc. is a management company providing support services to George Reed, Inc., Reed International, 711 Materials, VSSI and VSSE. The companies specialize in road construction and road construction materials. The food was sponsored by the Modesto Office of Andreini and Company (Insurance Brokers) and George Reed, Inc. Reed Community Service Day was started in remembrance of Wendell and Norma Reed who were active with many community organizations, including the Modesto Chamber of Commerce. The company recognizes their responsibility as a good corporate citizen to help enrich their surrounding communities of residence and work. The company encourages their employees to become involved in their communities, lending their voluntary support and talents to programs positively impacting the quality of life within these communities. In return, the company pays their employees 8 hours of their regular pay in lieu of a regularly scheduled 8-hour day.

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During Reed Community Service Day at the Modesto Gospel Mission, the company painted their dining room, poured concrete at an outside patio and cooked and served a delicious meal for the residents in care.

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A total of 46 employees showed up and made a difference. “I love working for a company that truly makes a difference in their communities. What an amazing benefit to be able to volunteer at a local not for profit organization and still get paid our regular pay. This is a win-win-win for all involved,� said Carol Hall, Basic Resources, Inc. employee.


“Companies that make a difference together, stay together. What a great team building opportunity for our employees to spend the day making a difference. This was an awesome experience, helping the Modesto Gospel Mission since they are truly making a difference in our community; one life at a time. Our employees love what we are doing and truly appreciated the fact that they were able to make a difference.

We had an amazing time,” said Tom Piz, Lead Human Resources Business Partner. For more information about Reed Community Service Day, contact Tom Piz at 209-571-4135, For more information on how you can help the Modesto Gospel Mission, please call 209-225-2905.

Excellence is a Habit

SERVICE

PAVING GRADING ASPHALT AGGREGATES George Reed Incorporated General Engineering Contractors

Chris Marr

Director of Business Development

877.823.2305 • chris.marr@georgereed.com www.georgereed.com AUGUST 2019

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