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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman Ralph Curtis, Curtis Legal Group

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Chairman Elect David Gianelli, Gianelli & Associates

Immediate Past Chairman Kathy Halsey, Individual Member

Vice Chairman Finance

Co m m u ni ty D evel o pm en t

Dennis Wann, Tim Colbert & Associates, Inc.

Vice Chairman of External Affairs Cecil Russell, Individual Member

Vice Chairman of Internal Affairs Eric Benson, JS West & Company

Directors Lynn Dickerson, Gallo Center for the Arts Dan Garcia Tri Counties Bank Pat Gillum, Pat Gillum, CPA

David Halvorson, American Chevrolet

Doug Johnson, Reach Business Systems

Announcements Leadership Modesto Awards and Achievements

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Neal Khatri, Best Western Khatri Properties Craig Lewis, Prudential California Realty Sharon Likely, Kaiser Permanente

Mike Moradian, Peace of Mind Home Inspections

Eco n o m i c D evel o pm en t

Bill Moreno, Fire 2 Wire

Ron Owen, Bank of the West

Suzy Powell, Individual Member Chris Ricci, Chris Ricci Presents

Jeremiah Williams, Oak Crafts by Jeremiah

Ex-Officio Bill Bassitt, The Alliance

George Boodrookas, Modesto Junior College Keith Boggs, Leadership Modesto

David Boring, Never Boring Design Associates Greg Nyhoff, City of Modesto

Chamber Staff Joy Madison, President/CEO

New Member Profiles People On the Move Work In Progress

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Meagan Lopez, Administrative Assistant chamberassistant@modchamber.org

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promote services that are valuable to our members; advocate for public

policy that is advantageous to the business community; and fully participate and partner in activities to improve quality of life.

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market place? What are their main goals and challenges? What keeps them up at night? All of this helps me to make more connections for others and myself.

This program has given me the opportunity to learn about many businesses that I otherwise

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Clockwise from back: Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson,

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C ha i rma nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; s C or n er The Robert J. Cardoza Citizen of the Year award, presented to Jeff Grover at the recent Chamber annual

dinner, is a reflection of the spirit and values of Bob

Cardoza himself. I was privilaged to know Bob and to observe his committment to service to his community. Ralph Curtis

Bob earned a living as a bank executive, but, more

importantly, he gave of his considerable talents and abilities to help improve

the lives of others. He was the chairman of more public service boards than I can list here but he was also always willing to give of his valuable personal time to counsel people on an invividual basis.

Bob frequently described himself as being just a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Portugee dairy farmer.â&#x20AC;? implying that he had no particular talents. This was simply a reflection of his

humble nature and could not be further from the truth. Bob had a sharp mind and a quick wit and he had a knack for analyzing a situation and reducing a

problem to its basic components, which could then be dealt with and solved. He was a master at coming up with a common sense solution to a seemingly complex problem. He was a mentor, he was a role model, he was a leader. He could walk with kings, but never forgot the common touch.

Bob also knew, better than most, how to have a good time. He enjoyed life. His sense of humor was known and appreciated by all. He was one of the

best emceeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen and he had a way of coming across as being simple and unassuming, and then slipping in zingers, one after another, to the delight of the crowd.

It was Bobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drive to give of himself to others, however, that best serves

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F rom t he C EO No conversation is more prevalent than the economy

As I write my column, Governor Brown has unveiled his proposed

The horror stories of downsizing and effects on

government.

and its impact on both the private and public sector. service and operations are becoming legend. It certainly impacts public safety. However, the good Joy Madison

news is we have smart and innovative leaders who have tossed aside “turf” to provide the public safety

services we have come to rely upon.

I wish you could have been at the interview for our cover story. It would

take volumes to adequately cover all that was said. What I learned was

that all of them trust each other in ways that sometimes the marketplace can’t. They acted as colleagues not competitors. I could tell by the body

budget concepts. extensions.

He acknowledged the impact on business and

The proposal mixes spending reductions with tax

The Governor is pressuring the legislature to pass a

budget in March. A March budget accomplishes a couple of things. Our local governments will know what their responsibilities will be.

They may not like the answers, but it gives them more certainty when they prepare budgets that go into effect July 1. Another reason for the

earlier budget is to ensure Governor Brown’s proposed tax extensions qualify for the June 2011 ballot. So far, all we know is that, when the budget is adopted, it will sting. The Chamber hasn’t weighed in on the proposed budget yet.

language and open communication that our leaders of law enforcement

By action of the Board of Directors last November, the Modesto Chamber

each other and their abilities to do the public work. The results are that crime

pledges to encourage and model civil behavior.

agencies from the CHP to the County Sheriff to local Police Chiefs respect rates are actually the lowest they have been in two decades. It obviously

doesn’t satisfy our law enforcement leaders. They are pursuing as much

prevention and intervention as they can by partnering with volunteers, businesses, faith-based organizations and service clubs.

Personally, I would have been a bit rougher on us, the private sector. Law

enforcement is extremely appreciative of the efforts made by business to

assist in public safety measures, particularly in the areas of vandalism and

theft. I would have pushed it more. Businesses need to be more vigilant. It can be as simple as making sure all the light bulbs work in dark spaces or ensuring passwords aren’t easily accessible to outsiders.

Over-regulation hits all of us. Sheriff Christianson lamented that the

department spends more on inmates than the community because of

mandates from the State of California. However, because of the limited resources, law enforcement has consolidated some services and collaborated on others. It reminds me of the business decisions that we are all making.

The collaborative method to problem solving is nothing new for public safety in Stanislaus County. Each year law enforcement agencies work

together to access federal and state grants. The Chamber has been with our Sheriff and Police Chiefs on the One Voice meetings in Washington, DC.

Law enforcement is able to continually bring home dollars to

of Commerce supports the county-wide “Choose Civility” initiative and

I expect you will see

that same pledge many places and you will adopt it too. The Chamber staff is exploring principals of civility as part of our staff meetings. We believe that if we:

1) Listen

3) Don’t Shift Responsibility and Blame

2) Respect Other Peoples’ Time 4) Accept and Give Praise

5) Respect Others’ Opinions 6) Acknowledge Others 7) Speak Kindly

8) Apologize Sincerely

9) Refrain from Idle Complaints 10) Think the Best

11) Accept and Give Constructive Criticism 12) Don’t Speak Ill

It will improve our customer service. We will continue to be assertive advocates. We will do our best never to denigrate to incivility. Strong

minds with firm positions can always agree to disagree without being disagreeable. (It does, not however always work as well with ‘tween and teen siblings.) At the Chamber, we

improve the operability communications tools for public safety. The

business community stands with law enforcement as they speak to our congressional delegation and federal agencies. The plan is to take the interoperability project back to our nation’s capital again in 2011. Little

by little, armed with matching local funds, a great need and a developed plan, the system will be funded.

When you see the photo at the top of the cover story, I dare you not to have the same thought we said during the photo session. It really is a police line up. Okay, it’s a groaner, but you would’ve said the same thing.

Joy Madison, President and CEO

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A Spirit of Cooperation Sees Stanislaus Law Written by Claudia D. Newcorn, Photos by Studio Warner

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n a time of burgeoning negative news – budget cuts, layoffs,

communities,” Sheriff Christianson says. “Our success in public safety

occur in Stanislaus County. And one of the most impressive is the

collaboration through enforcement, prevention and education.”

recession – it’s easy to lose sight of the many positive things that determination of our many law enforcement agencies to do the best

they can with less and continue to ensure the safety of our communities.

“Criminals don’t recognize geographical boundaries, and neither

We asked the police chiefs of Turlock, Modesto, Ceres, Newman and

collaboratively, and police Stanislaus as a county, knowing we can

Oakdale, CHP Commander, and Stanislaus County Sheriff to share how their teams are constructively managing the situation.

“We all face diminished resources and deep fiscal challenges,” Sheriff Christianson explains. “The key to service and public safety in these

challenging times is to leverage partnerships throughout the community and do the best we can. All of us charged with responsibility for the public

must continue to work diligently to identify solutions to our challenges, remembering that the public is best served when we all work together.”

“State-imposed budget issues can not overshadow the services we

do we,” points out Turlock Police Chief Gary Hampton. “We work call on each other for assistance if needed.”

The officers are a close-knit community, supporting each other in numerous ways, despite diminished financial resources.

“The police departments have a rich history of working together,”

explains Ceres Police Chief Art de Werk. “We have been successfully

able to eliminate territorialism and assist each other. We don’t quibble about cases or have jurisdictional conflicts. We share equipment and resources, and are on standby for each other. There are no barriers between us.”

provide to the businesses and residents of our communities,” says Turlock

“We rely heavily on our relationship with each other and the Sheriff’s

communities, to solicit feedback, to make sure we share their perspective

Adam and they will assist us with their SWAT team or a K-9 Team.”

Police Chief Gary Hampton. “We strive to understand the values of our and are serving them as needed and expected.”

“One crime victim is one too many,” Modesto Police Chief Mike Harden states. “I’ve worked in this community for over 27 years, and despite the difficult economic situation we find ourselves in, our agencies are rising to the occasion.”

Collaborating For Solutions

The keystone to the agencies’ success is partnerships, working together in productive and creative ways to support public safety, building on the axiom that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

“Our County is unique in that we’re teammates, partners and friends, and we understand the value of sharing our resources to protect our

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Department,” agrees Oakdale Police Chief Marty West. “I can contact

Prevention Outreach

Prevention is an ongoing theme to the efforts being made by all the

agencies, and they are working closely with both businesses and residents to bolster intervention efforts.

“Shifting our focus to prevention is an important aspect,” notes Chief de Werk. “We have to keep crooks out of the area through youth education and community efforts. We need to focus on shifting away from a

defensive society, and be proactive. We have academies aimed at both the business community and residents to teach the skills they need to help serve as eyes and ears for the police. The key is social intervention vs. just reacting to situations.”


Enforcement Agencies Through Tough Times “We partner with different groups to support early intervention and

“The efforts of local communities are critical,” Modesto Police Chief

the danger of DUIs with ‘Every 15 Minutes’,” Sheriff Christianson points

and College Area groups are examples of residents banding together

County Board of Education, helping at-risk youth focus on life education

delivering subpoenas and other programs, the department has been

prevention programs such working with schools to educate students on

Mike Harden says. “Neighborhood coalitions such as the La Loma

out. “The Stanislaus Military Academy is a partnership with the Stanislaus

to find constructive solutions.” He adds that by using volunteers for

instead of guns.”

able to save $150,000 in labor.

With businesses often the target of crime, the agencies are constantly

“We rely on volunteers for our youth diversion programs,” says

“An outstanding example is our efforts with the agricultural community to

Department of Public Works to solve vandalism situations. It’s about

working with them to develop creative solutions to prevent criminal activity.

Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson. “We work closely with the

address theft of equipment, chemicals and metal,” Sheriff Christianson says.

forming coalitions to serve our communities.”

equipment, and when it’s stolen, we’re alerted and can move in and make

Technology A Weapon

internal access issues such as fraud, embezzlement and forgery.”

serving as another increasingly powerful tool in the agencies’

“Working with the public is part of the first line of defense,” adds

provide a wealth of information, including crime alerts.

we meet with business owners and their staff to address such issues as

“We are using Facebook to get the word out,” notes Chief Randy

We have a bait program where technology, such as a GPS, is embedded in an arrest. We have a high tech crime unit that can work with businesses on

Commander Duncan. “(At the CHP), we have an ongoing effort in which

Technology, in the form of social media and the internet, is also arsenals. All the departments have comprehensive websites which

screening patrons for intoxication and taking preventative measures.”

Richardson. “Information is power, and the more that we can put in

Volunteers A Driving Force

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about business and residential volunteers and other city departments

Top pictured from left to right:

and other services to continue.

Christianson, Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson, Turlock Police Chief

Leveraging resources reaches beyond agencies working together. It’s also

stepping up to help, thus saving money and permitting safety programs

“More than ever before, we are partnering with volunteers who want

to give back,” notes Chief Hampton. “In Turlock, our Neighborhood

our communities’ hands, the better they are prepared for situations.”

Oakdale Police Chief Marty West, Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam

Gary Hampton, CHP Commander Lenley Duncan, Modesto Police Chief Mike Harden, Ceres Police Chief Art de Werk

Watch program is doubling in size. Residents are the eyes and ears of the community, and a help to the police. Our Recreational Services

Department helps serve as a first line of defense by engaging youth, who would otherwise have too much free time, in programs that help to keep them off the street.”

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Continued from page 7 Donations Fill In The Gaps

One of the lesser known ways communities can help police departments navigate through the ongoing budget crunch is through equipment donations. “Civic organizations, businesses and

others can greatly help by donating laptops, computers and other items,” suggests Chief West. “We don’t have the financial resources to spend on those right now.”

Chief Richardson explains that his K-9 division relies solely on donations and their annual crab feed fundraiser. “We’ve been able

to raise enough money and thanks to our community, are able to

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Hospitality House is a small company locally owned and

Sheriff Christianson praises the Stanislaus Community Foundation,

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whose mission is to mobilize resources and guide their use to promote

a vibrant and sustainable community, as an outstanding resource in helping to marshal support to assist the law enforcement agencies.

“All police departments are a reflection of their communities,” Chief Hampton emphasizes. “We can only be as effective as the support of our businesses and residents allow us to be.”

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and inspire their trust and confidence in us,” Sheriff Christianson

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but we often don’t hear about that. We are here to protect the people,

concludes. “We must continue build stronger partnerships, further

community collaboration and focus on protecting the community.

By recognizing that we’re all in this together, we’ll be able to fight the challenges of the economy and meet the demands of public safety. Working together, we will persevere.”

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A n nounc ement s Foster Dairy Farms Acquires Matterhorn Group, Inc.

Parks Printing merged with Stockton Printer Snyder Lithograph on

The US Bankruptcy Court authorized the sale of Matterhorn Group,

November 15th. The merger will bring cutting-edge printing technology

Inc. to Foster Dairy Farms on November 24, 2010. The assets sold include Matterhorn’s two processing plants located in Sacramento, California and Salem, Oregon. “The Matterhorn Group, Inc. processing plants and product line of frozen desserts are a great complement to our existing business,”commented Jeff Foster, CEO and President of Foster Dairy Farms. “We look forward to building an integrated business that carries forward our longstanding tradition of quality products and excellent service.”

Howard Training Center You’re invited to Howard Training Center’s 17th Annual Crab Fest on March 4th and 5th at Witmer Hall, 1424 Stonum Road, Modesto. Tickets are $45 per person for AllYou-Can-Eat crab. Doors open at 5:30pm; dinner at HTC Crab Fest

7:00pm. Enjoy delicious crab, great prizes and our silent and live auctions! Join us for an exciting night

to San Joaquin County. Since 1974, Parks Printing has worked to provide clients with high tech, cost-effective printing solutions and unparalleled customer service. The company offers digital and sheetfed printing, with complete bindery and finishing solutions, including mailing and fulfillment. The Modesto location will remain at 1515 10th Street. The new Stockton office will be located in the Snyder Lithograph building at 1800 N. Wilson Way.

The Stockton Thunder is once again hosting a Modesto Chamber of Commerce night on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 7:30 pm. Each Chamber business will receive two complimentary tickets. If you are a Chamber member, contact the Stockton Thunder to take advantage of this exciting offer at (209) 373-1507. Additional tickets for businesses, family or friends are just $10. Last year’s event was a great success, and the Thunder and Chamber are eagerly looking forward to this year’s event. We hope to see you there. www.stocktonthunder.com

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of dancing, dining and All-You-Can-Eat crab. Dinners are available ToGo for $30. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, call us at 593.5618 or visit www.howardtrainingcenter.com.

Mocse and Howard Training Center Santa came early in 2010 for participants of the

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Howard Training Center. For many of these adults with developmental disabilities, the Christmas HTC and Mocse staff members

gifts that were provided by Mocse Credit Union employees, was a highlight of their Holiday Party. Mocse was very proud of the support their staff

gave this program for over 12 years and would encourage others to support such rewarding programs as this.

m i n n i e ’s n e w s b i t e s The Chamber is fortunate to have members it can count on to provide support on many fronts and

we appreciate every one of you. We sometimes overlook thanking members who go above and

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beyond in their support. Boyett Petroleum is one of our faithful supportors who contribute

year after year to Chamber programs. Each year they sponsor and man a Cruisers Designated Driver booth at Oktoberfest, providing attendees with incentive gifts and prizes for Not drinking and

delivering their partying friends home safely. We have neglected to

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properly thank them for this very valuable contribution. Thank you

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L eadership M odesto The Leadership Modesto Class of 2010-2011, along with the Leadership Academy participated together in Education Day in December. The day was designed to engage both classes in a learning experience, through

a variety of educational opportunities. To start, a student of one class was paired with a student from another, with their career choices and

goals being the common factor between the two. Introductions were made at the Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE), before the class headed out on a tour of the educational programs throughout Stanislaus County.

The first stop of the tour was a visit to Tom Changnon, Stanislaus County

Superintendent of Schools, to hear his briefing on ‘Snapshot of Education in Stanislaus County.’ The morning continued on as both classes visited Stanislaus Military Academy, Tactical Character Academy and Gregori High

School. After lunch, the classes split. While the Leadership Modesto class toured Juvenile Hall, the Leadership Academy visited Petersen Alternative Center for Education. After their brief separation, the classes were reunited

at SCOE. They continued their learning experience, this time learning about Regional Occupational Programs.

The day finished up with both classes playing Leadership Jeopardy with topics and facts that they learned throughout the day. Jeri Trainor, Planning Coordinator for SCOE, stated, “Students shared

that they enjoyed the time spent with Leadership Modesto and many exchanged contact information to keep in touch.”

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A wards And A chievements Atherton & Associates, LLP is pleased to announce that Craig Schaurer has earned his

Certified Public Accountants license. Craig is an honors graduate of California State University, Stanislaus located in Turlock, California where he Craig Schaurer

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Never Boring Design Associates received international

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DirectLine Technologies has been selected for the 2010 Best of

the largest transaction of the company’s year

Modesto Award in the Market Research & Analysis category by the

by successfully representing Zions Bank of

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). Each year, the USCA identifies

companies that they believe, have achieved exceptional marketing success in their business category. DirectLine Technologies, Inc.

provides fundraising services to hospitals, universities and non-

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client. This was one of the largest Auto Dealership property sales

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Get your table and tickets while you still can for the 2nd Annual State of the City luncheon, February 17, 11:30 am at the DoubleTree Hotel.

The event, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and California State University Stanislaus, will feature an informal discussion of City

issues between the Honorable Mayor Ridenour and City Manager Greg Nyhoff, including the City of Modestoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outlook in 2011 and ways to make things better in the coming year. An audience driven question and answer period will follow.

Table sponsorships and tickets are on sale now but going fast. Make

your reservations today and be among the first to hear some of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strategic plans for 2011! Contact Elizabeth Facanha at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce (209) 577-5757.

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2 0 1 1 A g A w a re L u n c h e o n P l a n ned The Modesto Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the 16th annual Ag Aware Luncheon, April 7, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. at the S.O.S.

Club in Modesto. Keynote speakers are Modesto City Schools FFA Instructor, Roger Dixon and Student FFA representatives.

Ag Aware has raised over $110,000 for Modesto City Schools FFA programs, since its inception fifteen years ago. These funds help to

fund travel for FFA students to state and national leadership activities and new equipment purchases for FFA programs. In addition, the Ag

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The staff at Oak Valley is friendly, professional, and always eager to take care of our banking needs. They share our belief in developing genuine relationships with clients and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been growing together since Oak Valley came to Modesto in 1997.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; John Warmerdam Warmerdam CPA Group, Modesto

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Many of you have wanted to sponsor this event at a higher level, so in response to your request a multi-lever sponsorship

package has been added. Watch your mail for more information. Tickets for Ag Aware are $25 per person and are available for

advance purchase at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce office at 1114 J Street, Modesto. Table sponsorships are available at

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Community Development Economic Development

People On T h e M ov e

Sa ve t he Date

2011 Business to Business Trade Show

availABILITY Personnel Services is pleased

Start your strategic planning to be part of the finest and well

as a partner. Chris has successfully worked for

professionals will gather to see the best businesses and products

to announce that they have added Chris Peterson over 20 years in the Central Valley helping people

expand local business programs. “We all know of Chris Peterson

Chris’s sales, marketing, and leadership capacity and are looking forward to him being a big part

the Chamber membership has to offer. Be part of this exciting event

as a Business to Business sponsor, vendor, or attendee. Make sure to mark your calendars and be there!

of our team and our local community” say partners Lynda Stammer

Sponsorships and vendors booths are available now. To become a

service agency in the Central Valley for over 45 years.

(209) 577-5757.

and Nancy Rasmussen. availABILITY has been a locally owned, full

The Board of Directors of CAPAX Management and Insurance Services, Inc. are pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Don C. Barbe to Senior Vice President. Don joined Capax 21 years ago and has held

numerous production and operations positions

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CAPAX

operates four retail insurance offices in California. Giddings, Corby, Hynes, Inc., its Modesto based agency, traces its roots back

110 years, 1890. CAPAX also provides insurance to two national organizations with members throughout the United States.

Burnside Body Shop is proud to announce

the newest addition to their team, Lindsey Longacre as Administrative Assistant. A native of Modesto, Longacre brings over 5 years of

experience in marketing and several years of Lindsey Longacre

experience in customer relations to Burnside. She

is currently active on the Modesto Chamber

of Commerce Welcome Team. For more information, visit www. burnsidebodyshop.com or call (209)521-6570.

Mark Sconyers joins Valley Wealth, Inc. As a Modesto based firm Valley Wealth,

Inc. is rapidly growing and enhancing their

existing team with a new group of dedicated

specialists providing expert services in all Mark Sconyers

aspects

of

wealth

management.

Joining

principal advisors Jeff Burrow and Jason Gordo

is Mark Sconyers, Director of Retirement Plans. Mark brings thirty-

four years experience with qualified plan design, consulting and

administration to Valley Wealth, Inc. His expertise provides a complete approach to retirement plan management coupled with the investment of assets and employee education offered by Valley Wealth, Inc.

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Diamond Level Bank of the West Capax-Giddings, Corby, Hynes, Inc. Doctors Behavioral Health Center-DMC Doctors Medical Center-DMC Frito-Lay Company, Inc. Pacific Southwest Container Rabobank Romo & Associates Walmart

Gold Level Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Inc. Costco Wholesale DoubleTree Hotel Evergreen Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center Foster Farms Dairy JC Penney Company Memorial Medical Center The Modesto Bee Modesto Irrigation District Modesto Nuts Professional Baseball Post Foods, LLC RACOR, Division of Parker Hannifin Corp. Sysco Food Services Taco Bell

Silver Level 5.11 Tactical Inc. AAA AAA Locating, Inc. AT&T Acme Construction Company, Inc. Ambeck Mortgage Associates American Chevrolet American Medical Response Applegate Johnston, Inc. Aramark Uniform Services Atherton & Associates BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse Basic Resources, Inc. Brandman University Part of Chapman University Brown, Fink, Boyce & Astle, LLP Bunge Oils California State University, Stanislaus Candlewood Suites Central Valley Automotive Central Valley Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge Central Valley Nissan Central Valley Volkswagen Hyundai Central Valley Medical Group Children’s Hospital Central California Children’s Hospital & Research Center-Oakland Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino Citibank Clark Pest Control Comcast Construction Management Corp. Courtyard by Marriott

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Covenant Village of Turlock Curtis Legal Group Damrell, Nelson, Schrimp, Pallios, Pacher & Silva Del Monte Plant #1 Delta Sierra Beverage DirectLine Technologies, Inc. External Resources Inc. F & M Bank Galletto Ristorante Georgia-Pacific Gianelli & Associates Gilton Solid Waste Management, Inc. Great Valley Center Grimbleby Coleman CPAs, Inc. Grover Landscape Services, Inc. Harris Moran Seed Company Heald College I.J. Larsen Pumps, Inc. Infiniti of Modesto Institute of Technology International Paper Company ITT Technical Institute JS West & Company Kaplan College Magnum Boots USA McHenry Medical Group, Inc. Mercer Foods Mocse Credit Union Modesto Commerce Bank Modesto Toyota Mraz, Amerine & Associates Nestle USA Oak Valley Community Bank O’Brien’s Market, Inc. OLAM Spices & Vegetables, Inc. Oldcastle Glass Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Panelized Structures, Inc. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Group Plastipak Packaging Prime Shine Car Wash Rabobank Raley’s Rizo-Lopez Foods Inc. San Joaquin Valley College Seven Up Bottling Corp. Solecon Industrial Contractors Solid Networks, Inc. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Stanislaus Food Products Co. Stanislaus Surgical Hospital Storer Coachways Sutter Gould Medical Foundation Turlock Irrigation District US Bank (Modesto Main) Valley Bio Energy, LLC Valley First Credit Union Valley Lexus-BMW-Infiniti Versa Cold Logistics Services W.H. Breshears, Inc. Warden’s Office Products Center Wells Fargo Bank Winton, Ireland, Strom & Green Insurance Agency Yosemite Meat Co., Inc.


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a series spotlighting some of our area’s most innovative and successful companies

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customer’s role in the process,

use Chamber Members exclusively. We hope we can

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them into the factory to show the employees how to make the products.”

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meet all of your business needs. You can find new and current members online at www.modchamber.org, or through our 2010 directory at http://www.villageprofile.com/california/modesto. Progress Magazine is the voice of the Modesto

what they need,” says Public Relations and

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N e t work i ng And Referrals

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Kemper CPA Group, LLP are Certified Public Accountants and

Consultants who specialize in audits, accounting, payroll, tax services, bookkeeping, technology and wealth management. Kemper CPA Group, LLP 1700 Standiford Ave Suite 200 Modesto, CA 95350 (209) 521-1100 www.kempercpa.com

Evergreen Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center staff

Evergreen Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center has been serving the residents of Modesto and surrounding communities for over

49 years, specializing in providing long term care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, convalescent hospital and nursing home services. Evergreen Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center 2030 Evergreen Avenue Modesto, CA 95353 (209) 577-1055 www.evergreencare.com

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N etw o r k i n g A n d R e f e rra l s

Prime Shine Express presents:

LAND OF OPPORTUNITY ...a series spotlighting entrepreneurial achievement

Steve Rank, President Rank Investigation and Protection Inc. Please give a brief overview about your company’s history. I founded Rank Investigation and Protection, Inc. in 2002 after I retired from a career in law enforcement. Initially I worked for another private investigative firm, but struck out as an Steve Rank entrepreneur as I saw the need for services and a ready supply of clients. We have grown from me to a staff of 35 security officers and four investigators. We are a family operated business. My son works the operations side of the business and my nephew oversees rural patrol. Rank Investigation provides uniformed security services, executive protection, HOA patrols and rural area patrol. Our K9 services offer protection dogs and drug detection dogs. We provide a wide range of investigative services -- general, accident, employer background, etc. We do aerial surveillance and photography with airplanes and helicopters.

What have you done in the past that has led you to where you are now? I have always been interested in law enforcement. After graduating with a degree in the Administration of Criminal Justice, I worked in the Bay Area as a police officer and investigator until I retired. As an officer I had hundreds of hours of education in crime scene investigations, accident investigation and reconstruction and drug crimes. I was involved in several high profile CSI homicide investigations that led to convictions. My training taught me to pay attention to detail, patience and management. What challenges have you had to overcome in your professional life and how did you achieve that? My career in law enforcement prepared me to be an investigator, but not how to be a business owner. I struggled with issues like managing growth and human resource issues until I found non-profit organizations available to help entrepreneurs, like myself. Once I tapped into those resources I found a wealth of information that helped me to identify and overcome the obstacles business owners face and achieve our goals.

What are some of the accomplishments of which you are particularly proud? I am especially proud of our security, investigative and administrative staff and the effort they put forth to the company and our clients. Our employee retention is high because our hiring standards are stringent. Our company understands that is imperative that all three components – client, law enforcement and security – must communicate with each other to be efficient. It reflected by customer satisfaction and company growth. What do you like about your job? I still enjoy and look forward to coming to work every day; helping our clients identify and resolve their security and investigative issues and concerns. like being able to provide employment opportunities and contributing to our community’s prosperity and growth. Do you participate in any community outreach efforts or clubs? I am on the Modesto Chamber Government Relations Committee and Crime Stoppers Board of Directors. Previously I have served on the Board of Directors for local youth sport organizations, Make A Wish and a Bay Area Rotary club. What advice do you have for business people when it comes to achieving their goals? Anyone serious about doing a startup company needs to critically analyze the pros and cons. They should know how their business is regulated and be honest about the start up costs involved. Even a home based company should have a business plan with tangible goals and objectives. Don’t invest money you can’t afford to lose and by all means don’t over extend. I think one sure fire ingredient to failing is to start out undercapitalized. Utilize every available small business resource like the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, SBA and the Alliance. The people involved in those organizations have the years of business experience and are more than willing to provide counseling to any entrepreneur. Be willing to invest the time and understand that running a business is not a 40 hour a week job. What do you like about doing business in the Modesto community and why do you think this is the Land of Opportunity? The business community in this area has always been most helpful and caring about our success. I think as the area continues to regain its economic footing that those businesses on the ground floor will prosper. The area is diverse with the combination of agriculture, industrial, transportation and retail. This has to lend to myriad of growth for both entrepreneurs and established companies.

Prime Shine Express is proud to present The Land of Opportunity. Each month this series provides a forum in which to showcase the entrepreneurial achievements of a Stanislaus County business owner. Prime Shine Express is proud to recognize the entrepreneur’s ability to overcome obstacles and to honor their successes in their industry and in the community.

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N e tw ork i ng And Referrals

R i bbon C ut t i ng s

Absolutely Gorgeous Jewelry & Gift Boutique

Plus IT Inc.

Maxx Value Foods

Krishnamoorthi MD, Inc.

415 Paradise Road, Modesto CA 95351 (209) 544-1806

2220 E. Orangeburg Ave, Modesto CA 95355 (209) 525-3121

Best Buy Mobile

DJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Locker

Society for Handicapped Children & Adults

University of Phoenix

5330 Pirrone Road, Salida CA 95368 (209) 858-6985

1824 California Ave, Modesto CA 95358 (209) 204-2086

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942 Westmont Court, Modesto CA 95356 (209) 521-9483

1129 8th Street, Suite 101, Modesto CA, 95354 (209) 524-3536

1509 K Street, Suite 133, Modesto CA 95354 (209) 948-4276

3401 Dale Road, Suite 167, Modesto CA 95356 (209) 578-5703

Cheek Construction Management, Inc. 1231 Partee Lane, Suite B, Ceres CA 95307 (209) 541-0689


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The Last Resort

3629 Ardia Avenue, Modesto CA 95357 (209) 523-6900

RM Automotive

809 Sylvan Avenue, Suite 101, Modesto CA 95350 (209) 575-1384

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Hospitality House

Kemper CPA Group, LLP

DLR Group WWCOT

920 13th St. Modesto, CA 95354 (209) 324-7111

Sequoia Preschool Academy 1308 Coffee Road, Modesto, CA 95355 (209) 526-2273

5400 Kiernan Avenue, Salida, CA 95368 (209) 543-9275

Stanislaus County Animal Services Auxiliary 3647 Cornucopia Way Modesto, CA 95358 (209) 968-4001

336 Motor City Court Modesto, CA 95356 (209) 342-9080

1700 Standiford Ave Suite 200, Modesto, CA 95350 (209) 521-1100

Wayne T. Yee, D.D.S. 3125 Coffee Rd. Ste. #1, Modesto, CA 95355 (209) 529-2726

evergreen Nursing & Rehabilitation Care Center

* Registered Nurses 24/7 * Long Term and Short Term Quality Care * 175 Bed Facility * Pleasant Environment * Inviting and Stimulating Social Activities * Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Respiratory Therapy * Specialty Dining Menus

* Pharmaceutical Services * Intravenous Therapy * Incontinence Service * Wound and Skin Care * Medicare Part A/B, Medi-Cal Other Insurances Welcome * Family Owned and Operated for 50 Years

Celebrating 50 Years Of Quality Care Engaged in your Care and your Life 209.577.1055 2030 Evergreen Ave. Modesto, CA 95350 www.evergreencare.com Fax: 209. 550. 3615

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Community Development

Chamber U Seminars

S e xu al H arassm e n t P r e v e ntion T rai nin g Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Using Financial Data to Set Your Business Goals

Course Content Includes:

Do you really understand how to use your financial data to your best

Facilitated by Katherine Boyd, Curtis Legal Group

• Prohibition of sexual harassment • How to prevent workplace sexual harassment from occurring • How to respond to a complaint of workplace sexual harassment • Remedies for victims of sexual harassment • Practical examples designed to teach supervisors how to prevent workplace harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.

Certificates of attendance will be provided. Attention Employers

Here is your chance to comply with California Government Code section 12950.1 (A.B. 1825) requiring all California employers of 50 or more employees to provide sexual harassment prevention training for supervisors and managers. Date

March 8, 2011

8:45 am – Registration

9:00 am – 11:00 am - Seminar Location

Modesto Chamber of Commerce 1114 J Street Fee

$30 for Chamber Members $40 for potential members Seating is limited!

Call the Chamber at (209) 577-5757 to register

Facilitated by Gary McKinsey, The Corporate College

advantage? In this short, 1 hour seminar you will learn: • Which data to use as a current benchmark.

• How to use benchmarked data to set your goals.

• Use of data to measure progress toward achieving your goals. • How to use benchmarks to determine where and when to make corrections.

• Monitoring results of your correction. Date

February 9, 2011 8:15 – 9:30 Location

Modesto Chamber of Commerce Conference Room Fee

$10 for Chamber members $20 for potential members

To register for this informative seminar, call the Chamber at 577-5757 Effectively Leveraging Technology to Multiply Sales Within a SMB Facilitated by Kyle Egerton, Solid Networks and Michael Loschke, IMC Training & Consulting

Discover how technology can help you save time, save money and increase productivity. The financial impact of your technology decisions is now exponential as a result of our dependency on IT to conduct even

simple day to day operations. Making the right decision the first time can mean the difference between success and failure. Join Solid Network’s Kyle Egerton for this important discussion on these topics and more.

One copy of Microsoft Office 2010 will be given away to one lucky attendee. Date

February 15, 2011 8:45 – 11:00 am Location

Brandman University, Part of Chapman University 5222 Pirrone Court, Salida

Free Seats go fast, call the Chamber to reserve your place. 577-5757

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C ha mb er C alen da r February 2011 9

Facilitated by Joy Madison, Modesto Chamber of Commerce

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm; 6:45 pm registration

Location: Stanislaus County Free Library, 1500 I Street

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Facilitated by Gary McKinsey, Corporate College

Time: 8:15 am – 9:30 am

Location: Chamber Conference Room

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Business Before Hours: University of Phoenix

Time: 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Chamber U Seminar – Effectively Leveraging Technology to

Facilitated by Kyle Egerton, Solid Networks, Inc.

Location: Brandman University part of Chapman University,

5222 Pirrone Court, Salida

Time: 8:45 am – 11:00 am

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Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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huffrestoration.com

Location: DoubleTree Hotel, 1150 9th Street

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Business After Hours: Mitchell’s Harley-Davisdon Modesto

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 500 N. Carpenter Road

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Chamber U Seminar – Stronger in 2011

Location: The State Theatre

Facilitated by SinglePoint Outsourcing Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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and Michael Loschke of IMC Training & Consulting.

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Chamber U Seminar – Using Financial Data to Set Your Business Goals

A Huff Construction Company

Candidate Workshop – Getting Ready to Run

Chamber U Seminar – Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Facilitated by Katherine Boyd, Curtis Legal Group

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Chamber Conference Room

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Business Before Hours: Home Oxygen Company

Time: 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Location: 2020 Coffee Road, Suite C-1A

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Business After Hours: Fairfield Inn & Suites

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 3301 Countryside Drive, Turlock


Where do these doctors send their families for expert care? Our name says it all.

• Ranked FIRST in the Region for Cardiac Services (Healthgrades, 2010) • The Region’s FIRST Primary Stroke Center • The County’s FIRST and ONLY Level 3 NICU • FIRST in the Region to receive Level 2 Trauma Center Verification from ACS • FIRST in Modesto to offer daVinci Surgical Robot Technology

For a physician referral, call 1.888.284.6641 or visit dmc-modesto.com

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FUNNY, IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE A DOCTOR’S OFFICE.

ANNOUNCING A NEW WAY TO CONNECT WITH YOUR DOCTOR. Many of your records such

as recent immunizations, future appointments, and many lab results can all be accessed online. And, these days, that’s just about anywhere. You can even e-mail your child’s doctor. Just another way that we at Kaiser Permanente help you to live well and thrive. To learn more, go to kp.org/centralvalley.

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