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MODESTO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

VOL. 40 | ISSUE 6 | JUNE 2019

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MODESTO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE I MODCHAMBER.ORG


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.

JUNE 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

Tourism Is Economic Development

COMMUNITY

Announcements

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Message from the CEO

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Chamber Calendar

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Graffiti Fun

ADVOCACY

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Cecil Russell, President/CEO Modesto Chamber of Commerce CRussell@ModChamber.org

Emergency Preparedness

RELATIONSHIPS

Publisher: Modesto Chamber of Commerce

209.577.5757 • Progress@ModChamber.org www.ModChamber.org

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President's List

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Anniversaries

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EDUCATION

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Barkin’ Dog

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Staff: Staff Accountant, Rebecca “Becky” Taber-Smith Programs and Events Manager, Trish Christensen Communications & Marketing, Jennifer Konradi

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100 Years pf MoBand

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.

Leadership Modesto

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PROGRESS MAGAZINE 1114 J Street • Modesto, CA 95354 209. 577.5757 • Fax 209. 577.2673 www.ModChamber.org • Progress@ModChamber.org

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MESSAGE FROM THE CEO By Cecil Russell, Chamber President and CEO This issue of Progress is our annual tribute to Hospitality & Tourism in the Modesto surrounding area, including our car heritage! Graffiti weekend is upon us! MoBand Concert in the Park will be celebrating its 100th year. Their theme this year is “Graffiti Love”. Their program starts June 6th, 2019. The annual North Kiwanis Car Parade is scheduled for Friday, June 7th and their Car Show and Festival will be at the Municipal Golf Course on June 8th and 9th. These events kick off Graffiti Summer in Modesto and is one to never miss! Please check out all these events that are scheduled the entire month of June. Summer is near and we are already thinking of fun family events to attend. One of our favorites is The Stanislaus County Fair which is scheduled for July 12th through July 21st. This is always a great family-oriented event! The sign up for Leadership Modesto is under way. This program has over a 35-year history of educating attendees in all things Modesto. Check out the Modesto Chamber’s website to sign up: www.modchamber.org. Your Chamber of Commerce continues to build relationships with elected officials and continues to advocate for our membership. We are fully invested in supporting MID in its quest to relicense Don Pedro Dam with the Federal Government and to get the State of California in its quest to meet all guidelines for green energy to classify hydroelectric as green energy. We do this to help our businesses and our citizens to have affordable energy costs. We have also supported AMR in its goal to retain its license to provide public safety service to our community. We continue to strive to keep deliverable cost affordable and maintain reliability of service to all of our community. The Modesto Chamber hosted a very successful State of the City Luncheon with Mayor Ted Brandvold. News crews and media were flexible and extremely easy to work with, I would like to thank the hotel staff for all of their work on this event as well as all city representatives who attended. Mayor Ted Brandvold was gracious and honest. With almost 380 registered, we consider the event a very successful one. Thank you to the Modesto area community for your continuous support and for all of those who joined us! This will be my last article as your President of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, it has been my pleasure to serve and I wish continued success for all of our businesses in our community. I look forward to seeing the continued success of Modesto businesses and organizations. The Chamber works for YOU! Remember if not the Chamber, then who?

ATTENDED CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

COMMUNITY

ATTENDED STATE OF CITY LUNCHEON with the Mayor

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ATTENDED CITY FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

MODESTO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE I MODCHAMBER.ORG

ATTENDED GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COUNCIL (GRC)

ATTENDED COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETINGS

ATTENDED MODESTO SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT KEY COMMUNICATION GROUP

ATTENDED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (EDC) MEETING with Rosa De Leon Park Executive Director Stanislaus

ATTENDED CITY DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS

ATTENDED WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MEETING


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CHAMBER CALENDAR JUNE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 5 Russell Stark -Stockton Airport Update Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 7:30 A.M.

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AMERICAN GRAFFITI FESTIVAL Modesto Municipal Golf Course*

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CHAMBER UNIVERSITY – DALE CARNEGIE Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 12:00 P.M.

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BUSINESS BEFORE HOURS Bank of Stockton, J St. location (1302) 7:30 A.M.

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STANISLAUS GREEN TEAM -CALRECYLCE Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 12:00 P.M.

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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE Sheriff Dirkse - Update of Department Modesto Chamber of Commerce** 12:00 P.M.

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Merced College: CA Community Colleges Galletto’s Restaurant Patio* 5:30 P.M.

*See website for more detail. **The Modesto Chamber of Commerce is located at 1114 J St., Modesto

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

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AMERICAN GRAFFITI PARADE 6:00 P.M.

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JULY HOLIDAY – 4TH OF JULY 4 *Office CLOSED

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Merced College: CA Community Colleges Galletto’s Restaurant Patio* 5:30 P.M.

MODESTO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE I MODCHAMBER.ORG

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Doris Foster- Stanislaus County Workforce Development

Modesto Chamber of Commerce* 7:30 A.M.

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BUSINESS BEFORE HOURS University of Phoenix* 7:30 A.M.

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STANISLAUS GREEN TEAM San Joaquin Valley Air District Modesto Chamber of Commerce* 12:00 P.M.

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GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE AMR – New contract update Modesto Chamber of Commerce* 12:00 P.M

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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Advanced College* 5:30 P.M.

*See website for more detail. **The Modesto Chamber of Commerce is located at 1114 J St., Modesto

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

BUSINESS BEFORE HOURS University of Phoenix* 7:30 A.M.


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.”

COMMUNITY

EDUCATION

COMMUNITY

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.

ADVOCACY ADVOCACY

SERVICE SERVICE

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

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.

RELATIONSHIPS

RELATIONSHIPS

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

The Modesto Chamber in building relationships and specializes governmental agencies. We hostamong monthly organizations, 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

andand government their resources. committees, The Chamberdonating also serves its business individualexpertise, members time by andhosting resources. Thecuttings Chamber alsointroduce serves itsa individual members ribbon which new business to theby hosting ribbon cuttings introduce new business to the community, valuable and which cost effective (free) amarketing opportunities, community, costworkshops effective (free) marketing exposure valuable to social and media, and training for opportunities, our business partnersto andsocial their associates, and other free andtraining discounted exposure media, workshops and forresources. our business

partners and their associates, and other free and discounted resources.

C - Community

C - Community A - Advocacy

A - Advocacy

R - Relationships

R - Relationships E - Education

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

ES--Education Service S - Service

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

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ANNOUNCEMENTS EMANUEL CANCER CENTER PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN Cancer can be scary, especially for children. Emanuel Cancer Center is here to provide emotional support and a safe place for children with a loved one diagnosed with cancer. Emanuel Cancer Center offers Monkey Business for children and teens, ages 5-17. Through meaningful and therapeutic activities, expressive art, games and stories, Monkey Business provides support and coping skills for children and their families. “Watching these children interact with one another and get to know others who are going through the same experience as they are, is priceless,” said Sara Briggs, Monkey Business Coordinator.

“We have the goal of helping these kids understand cancer and try to process their feelings. We provide coping skills to help ease their feelings of anger, sadness and fear.” Participants eat dinner together in a large group and then separate into smaller groups based on their age. Parents and guardians also have the opportunity to participate in an adult support group. Monkey Business – led by trained volunteers and staff – runs from 4-5:30 p.m. The program will take a break during the summer months, but will meet one-on-one with participants, if needed. The program will then pick up again in August. Monkey Business is free and open to any child in the community. For more information or to register, please call (209) 664-5044. Preregistration is required. At Emanuel Cancer Center, we understand the importance of providing support for community members impacted by cancer. We offer a variety of support group THRIVE Cancer Support Group – Open to all adult cancer patients, caregivers and cancer survivors in our community. Facilitated by our social workers, we explore various topics related to coping with cancer, stress reduction, complimentary therapies and survivorship.

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Healing Images: Creative Expression through Art – Monthly group open to all adults in our community who are impacted by cancer. Each month, a licensed art therapist leads a new and easy expressive project. No art experience necessary and all supplies are provided.

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Chair Yoga – All cancer patients and caregivers are welcome to join. This is a gentle, seated, go-atyour-own-pace class tailor-made for cancer patients. MODESTO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE I MODCHAMBER.ORG


PRESENTED BY:

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A night with Mac Powell the lead singer from Third Day

September 26th, 2019

GALLO CENTER FOR THE ARTS Doors open at 5:30 pm Show begins at 7:00pm

Enjoy sampling local restaurants in the lobby before the concert of the year begins! ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT:

Tickets on sale now through Gallo Center for the Arts or at www.galloarts.org

Men’s Support – Chaplain Robert, himself a cancer survivor, offers support unique to the needs of men, whether you are the patient or you are supporting a loved one through cancer. Young Adults with Cancer – If you are a young adult (ages 18-30) diagnosed with cancer, we offer support tailored specially for you. Online Cancer Support – There are a variety of excellent online and phone cancer support communities available for those impacted by cancer. Free Wig Bank and Resource Room – The American Cancer Society provides a complimentary wig to any woman experiencing cancer and hair loss. We also have complimentary hats, scarves and lap blankets. Our resource library has materials available on nearly every kind of cancer, as well as materials relating to nutrition, coping with cancer, caregiver support, family concerns, inspiration and more. Opened in 2007, the Emanuel Cancer Center brings advanced cancer care to Turlock. The Center includes the Stanford Emanuel Radiation Oncology Center, Emanuel Specialty Care Medical Oncology, Ruby E. Bergman Women’s Diagnostic Center and surgical services. Emanuel Medical Center is a 209-bed acute care hospital located in Turlock, Calif. The hospital provides emergency, critical care, pediatric and cardiovascular services, cancer diagnosis and treatment, women’s health services and surgical services. To search for a doctor by specialty or location, call (833) 239-8158 or visit EmanuelMedicalCenter.org.

F AMILIAR F ACES AND A LENDING HAND

We are excited to welcome Nick Nelson to the Oak Valley team! With nearly 15 years of banking experience, Nick is no stranger to serving the needs of businesses in the greater Modesto area. He is a true reflection of our commitment to hiring experienced professionals with deep roots in the communities we serve. Come home to Oak Valley and come home to familiar faces and a lending hand.

COMMUNITY

Massage Therapy – Complimentary half-hour massage therapy appointments are available for all cancer patients in treatment and caregivers.

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Nick Nelson • 343.7611

Branch Manager - 12th & I

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Graffiti Summer 2019 Friday Nights (all summer long) A & W Root Beer 1404 G Street. Classic Cars, Elvis, Hula Hoop contest, Karaoke & Root Beer Floats served by Car Hops on Roller Skates. Wednesday Nights (all summer long) Velvet Creamery 2204 McHenry Ave. Classic Car Show, Activities, Raffles & more! June 1 American Graffiti (1973) Ready for root beer floats & dancing in the aisles to one of the best film soundtracks in history? Don your best duds from the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, or dress as your favorite character from American Graffiti, George Lucas’ consummate coming-of-age film, and join in the fun! Doors open at 12 p.m.; movie starts at 1 p.m. $5. State Theatre, 1307 J Street. For tickets call (209) 527-4697 or visit thestate.org. June 1 The Platters Though the performers’ names have changed down through the years, the oh-somemorable music remains a wonderful constant. The Platters charted 40 hit records—among them “Only You,” “The Great Pretender,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” and “Twilight Time.” Experience the distinctive sound of one of the most successful vocal groups of the early rock and roll era! 7:30pm. Gallo Center, 1000 I Street. 209-338-2100 or www.galloarts.org. June 2 14th Annual Graffiti Classic Car Show Modesto Area Street Rod Association’s 14th annual classic car show at the McHenry Village Shopping Center. Show time 9:00am to 3:00pm. New this year: special parking area, celebrating Pre ’49 “Street Rods”. Limited to the first 48 street rods. Cars in this area receive a custom T-Shirt. DJ playing rockin’ oldies. Raffle drawings all day long, with special dignitary awards and over 50 trophy sponsor awards. Car entry fee $30.00 till May 29th, $35.00 after, includes lunch for two. Free admission for spectators. A portion of all proceeds go to local charities. Early registration packet pick up on Saturday, June 1st from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the McHenry Village back parking lot. Free ice cream cones to all cars that attend Packet Pick-Up. For more information call (209) 529-0366 or (209) 521-6607 or visit www.modestoareastreetrod.com. June 3-6 Mid-Valley Chevy Club Park n’ Shine Car shows are free & at a different location each night from 5-8pm. Mon. Century Center - *NEW LOCATION* 2401 E Orangeburg Ave. Tues. Vintage Faire Mall 3401 Dale Road **Wed. Downtown Modesto I & J Street Thur. Cool Hand Luke’s 2505 Patterson Rd, Riverbank **Staging will be at 1:00pm in the 11th & L Streets flat parking lot. Parking begins at 3:00pm. For Complete Park-n-Shine event listing directions, visit www.midvallechevy.com/2019-Park-n-Shine.html or call 209-531-3495. June 5 Graffiti Cruise Route Presentation Starting at 6:30pm in the 10th Street Plaza, local celebrities will be inducted into the Historic Graffiti Walk of Fame, followed with live music. www. modestocruiseroute.com.

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June 6 MoBand Concert in the Park: “Graffiti Love” Moband is celebrating their 100th year at this beloved summer time in the park concert series. Spread out your blankets, bring a picnic and enjoy the sounds of MoBand. Admission is free and the concert begins at 8:00pm at Graceada Park, get there early and enjoy. Graceada Park, 401 Needham Ave. www.moband.org.

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June 7 Official North Modesto Kiwanis Classic Car Parade The parade will cruise through Downtown Modesto and go down McHenry Ave. to Briggsmore Ave. & back to downtown. The parade will feature thousands of classic cars, hot rods & street rods. 6:30pm in Downtown Modesto. You do not want to miss this amazing event! Car registration includes parade & both days of the festival. Classic Car Registration is $50 before May 27th & after is $60. To enter your classic car visit www.americangraffitifestival.com. June 7 Downtown Cruise-In Immediately following the Classic Car parade June 7th, we invite you to join us in Downtown Modesto, 1010 10th Street to stay & ‘hang out’ on the Historic Graffiti Cruise Route! Musical entertainment & live bands from 9:00pm - 11:00pm. Special parking for classic cars. For more information call 209-526-5588.

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June 8th & 9th American Graffiti Car Show & Festival This 21st Annual event is presented by the North Modesto Kiwanis. The car show & festival is Saturday June 8 from 9am to 5pm & Sunday June 9 from 9am to 3pm. Check out the classic cars, stroll through hundreds of specially selected food & vendor booths. Live music throughout the festival each day. Municipal Golf Course, 400 Tuolumne Blvd. 1-888-746-9763 or www.americangraffitifestival.com. Classic Car Registration is $50 before May 27th & after is $60. Spectator tickets are only available at the gate. Look for admission coupons in the official Graffiti Summer tabloid. Adults $10 and Children 12 and under are free. All proceeds go to local charities for Children 18 & under. June 8 Lee Rocker Bass player Hall of Famer Lee Rocker and the Stray Cats sold more than 10 million records and were music video pioneers on MTV. The Stray Cat’s mega hits “Stray Cat Strut," “Sexy and Seventeen” and “Rock this Town” have become a part of the fabric of rock and roll. Rocker and his band deliver the hits and a lot more. 8:00pm. Gallo Center, 1000 I Street. 209-338-2100 or www.galloarts.org. June 8 Sing-a-long Grease (1978) Dress up as your favorite character from the film & join Rydell High’s most famous graduating class for two hours of sing-a-long fun! There will be giveaways including combs, toothbrushes and more. Spend your “Summer Night” with the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies when they return to The State. Doors 12 p.m.; showtime at 1 p.m. Tickets $5. State Theatre, 1307 J Street. For tickets call 209-527-4697 or visit thestate.org. June 14 Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Come be transported back in time by the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons! This Graffiti Summer favorite will have you dancing the night away & romancing the 60´s. Purchase your tickets at www.ticketmaster.com. 8:00pm. The Fruit Yard Amphitheater, 7948 Yosemite Blvd. (209) 577-3093 June 15 26th Annual Back to Graffiti at the Fruit Yard Join us for the longest running classic car show in Modesto commemorating George Lucas’ American Graffiti movie. Car Show will feature raffle prizes, music, vendors and more! Registration $35.00. Free to the public. 9:00am The Fruit Yard, 7948 Yosemite Blvd. 209-577-3093. June 15 Tommy Castro & the Painkillers Live on stage, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers’ road-hardened musicianship brings an unmatched passion to Castro’s blue-eyed California soul and hard-rocking, good-time songs. Killin’ It-Live brings us the live power and raw passion of Tommy Castro & The Painkillers. The opener for the night is the amazing blues guitarist Ron Thompson! Doors open at 7:00pm, Showtime 8:00pm. Tickets: $25; $30; $35. State Theatre, 1307 J Street. For tickets call 209-527-4697 or visit thestate.org. June 23 Graffiti-Con 2019 Celebrate Modesto in a Fun Comic-Con and Car Show environment. Dress up as your favorite characters or go retro rockabilly. Vendors, Artists and fan clubs, classic cars and more. $5 at the Door, Kids under 12 get in Free with a Paid Adult. 10:00am— 5:00pm. Centre Plaza, 10th & K Street. www.graffiti-con.com June 29 Modesto Nuts Graffiti Night Take me out to the ballgame to enjoy action packed baseball, classic cars, 50’s and 60’s music, root beer floats and fun contests. Modesto Nuts take on the Stockton Ports, Game time 7:05pm. Fireworks after the game. John Thurman Field, 601 Neece Drive. 209-572-4487 www.modestonuts.com June 30 The 12th Annual Rod & Custom Car Show Classic cars & custom hot rods! Music, food & beverages available for purchase. Breakfast 7:00am-10:00am. Proceeds to benefit Modesto Elks. Free admission for spectators. Car show starts at 9:00am. Car participants parking is from 7:00-8:30am. Car registration $30 in advance and $35 the day of the show and includes lunch. Awards presented at 3:00pm. Elks Lodge, 645 Charity Way. 209-524-4421 .

1000 L Street • Modesto, Ca. 95354 Ph. 1-888-640-8467 • 209-526-5588


Join us for our up coming Green TEAM Meeting Thursday, June 20th At NOON Taking place at Monsoon Restaurant (banquet room) 950 10th Street

Our guest speakers will be: ADVOCACY

Kate Wilkins and Allegra Curiel

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TOURISM IS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT By: Keith D Boggs, Assistant Executive Officer, County of Stanislaus During 2018, travelers to California contributed an estimated $140.6 billion to the state economy. In Stanislaus County this equated to approximately $619.5 million dollars in annual direct travel spending. Travel and tourism are the most important “export-oriented” industries in California. The multi-billion-dollar travel industry is a vital part of state and local economies. The industry is represented primarily by retail and service firms, including lodging establishments, restaurants, retail stores, gasoline service stations, and other types of businesses that sell their products, services and experiences to travelers. While the tourism industry remains a large part of California’s economy, it saw some decline during the down economy. When adjusted for inflation, direct travel spending decreased by 3.9 percent. Room rates, gasoline prices and airfares all contributed to the negative constant growth in spending.

The decrease in travel spending in California from 2008 – 2011 mirrored the patterns seen across the United States. However, California benefited from an in-state travel surge beginning in 2008 as travelers focused on closer-to-home destinations amidst rising airfares and a waning economy. Californians themselves, continue to be the mainstay of the state’s travel and tourism industry, comprising over 75 percent of domestic travel or approximately 217 million trips annually. Over $152 million was spent in 2018 by Stanislaus County visitors on simple day travel.

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In the great Central Valley, location remains a key to our current and future successes. Over 4 million people live within a 50-mile radius of our communities. When this sphere is expanded to 100 miles (a simple day trip by any California driving standard) that number increases to over 11 million Californians.

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Due to Stanislaus County’s open space, rich agricultural traditions and the potential for tourism fueled by our strategic location (proximate to the State Capital, San Francisco, Los Angeles and one of the primary gateways to Yosemite National Park) the benefits of this industry have, for some time, been recognized as a potentially important element of a comprehensive economic development effort. MODESTO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE I MODCHAMBER.ORG


Regional Tourism Roundtable: Then and Now In June of 1999 the Economic Development staff of Stanislaus County’s Chief Executive Office convened a meeting of representatives from all nine of the county cities, the various chambers of commerce, the Economic Development Corporation, convention and visitor bureaus, and interested business and citizen participants. The primary intent of this gathering was to entertain establishing a focused and collective regional marketing and development strategy in the area of travel and tourism. The concept was unanimously well received by the group and a task force, the Travel and Tourism Roundtable, was developed. Over a ten year span the Travel and Tourism Roundtable evolved into a larger, more diverse group. County, city, and chamber staff worked together with business owners and interested citizens to encourage a travel and tourism dialogue. At its peak activity (circa 2010) the Roundtable included over 70 members, representing all sectors of the industry. However, with the downturn that hit critically in 20092010, County facilitation and financial support had to be redirected to other core service needs and the Regional Roundtable, while continuing to meet and share local activities – has ceased to sponsor any of the initiatives that propelled its initial mission. Potential Initiatives: Moving Forward

From the beginning the Tourism Roundtable had two primary goals: 1) Marketing our region as a collective and; 2) Building identity for our communities. The Stanislaus Regional Tourism Roundtable has been promoting cooperation and regional tourism marketing between our communities for 18 years. While in recent years it has been strategically sidestepped, the concept of a regional voice of collaboration and partnership for tourism in our region is a compelling one. Economic Developers in Stanislaus County have recognized for a very long time that we are more marketable as a collective and that working together allows each of us to do more with limited resources. Last fall, Stanislaus County renewed its efforts to increase regional tourism through strategic marketing intended to showcase our County. We are seeing a renewed energy from the community to engage and pursue telling our stories to the world. Currently, the Roundtable leadership is working on collecting relevant data that will ultimately support a unique value-based brand and a messaging campaign that can resonate with our residents (as ambassadors) as well as with visiting tourists. It is an exciting time here in Stanislaus County and I hope that together – we can develop a lasting brand – one that tells this world who we are and why they need to come experience all that we have to offer. Stay tuned … More to come.

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ASSEMBLYMEMBERS ISSUE STATEMENT FOLLOWING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS HEARING Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced), Chair of the Committee on Governmental Organization, and Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) recently held a joint informational hearing on flood management and emergency preparedness. During the hearing, members of the committees received testimony regarding California’s inland flood control system and emergency preparedness from the Legislative Analyst’s Office, Department of Water Resources, California Office of Emergency Services, Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Central Valley Flood Control Association, Reclamation District 108, and the Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services.

In discussing the forecasts for runoff, Chairman Gray noted “the symbiotic relationship between water storage and flood risk requires policymakers to take a more collaborative approach in answering California water question. For far too long, California has not had a real water plan. California’s aging water infrastructure as paid the price.” Chairman Garcia stated, “This hearing was an opportunity to learn more about the coordination between our local, state, and federal flood management teams and to ensure emergency managers and first responders are receiving the information they need to keep our communities safe.”

California’s flood control system is complex and local, federal and state agencies have developed a variety of physical structures to regulate flood flows. Since 1992, every county in California has been declared a federal disaster area at least once for a flooding event. More than 7.3 million people and structures valued at nearly $600 billion statewide are located in an area with a one-in-500 probability of flooding. In the Central Valley alone, nearly one-in-three residents and crops worth nearly $6 billion are located in flood-prone areas.

Chairman Gray added, “We cannot afford to be caught flatfooted. We need to ensure our emergency plans are up-to-date and fully consider the consequences flooding has on lifeline systems such as fuel, power, communications, drinking water, and transportation.

The Department of Water Resources provided an overview of actions they are taking to reduce the residual flood risk, previous flood management investments and the current reservoir conditions and snowmelt forecast California’s river basins.

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia represents the 56th district which comprises the cities and communities of Blythe, Brawley, Bermuda Dunes, Calexico, Calipatria, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, El Centro, Holtville, Imperial, Indio, Mecca, Oasis, North Shore, Salton Sea, Thermal, Thousand Palms, and Westmorland.

Assemblymember Adam C. Gray represents the 21st Assembly District which includes all of Merced County and portions of Stanislaus County.

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The “Stanislaus Green Team” launched by the Modesto Chamber Commerce The “Stanislaus Greenwas Team” was launched by the ofModesto in November of 2012. The purpose was to create a nexus between commerce and Chamber of Commerce in November of 2012. The purpose was to environment, and the desire of the Modesto Chamber to work collaboratively, searching nexus between commerce and environment, and the desire forcreate regionalasolutions to challenges facing Stanislaus County.

of the Modesto Chamber to work collaboratively, searching Simply put, assisting businesses in “Going Green” will not only reduce their costsfor of doing business, but it willto also help the environment and moveCounty. the Stanislaus County regional solutions challenges facing Stanislaus economy forward. The “Stanislaus Green Team” meets at in the“Going intersection of Environmental Simply put, assisting businesses Green” will not onlyStewardship reduce and lowering the cost of doing business.

their costs of doing business, but it will also help the environment and move the Stanislaus County economy forward.

If you are interested in speaking at a Stanislaus Green Team meeting, please contact Trish Christensen at tchristensen@modchamber.org

The “Stanislaus Green Team” meets at the intersection of Environmental Stewardship and lowering the cost of doing business.

Speakers: Kate Wilkins and Allegra Curiel

If you are interested in speaking at a Stanislaus Green Team meeting, please contact Trish Christensen at tchristensen@modchamber.org

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When: Thursday, June 27, 2019 Where: Galletto’s Patio Time: 5:30 PM — 7:30 PM Come hear what community colleges, specifically Modesto Junior College, are doing in job readiness trainings towards degrees or certificates related to business in Modesto and its neighboring regions. This event will include appetizers , family style dinner, & a NO-HOST bar. RELATIONSHIP

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

PLATINUM LEVEL

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

E & J Gallo Winery Kaiser Permanente Walmart Walmart Neighborhood Market

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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

American Chevrolet 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

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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 Mocse Credit Union Mocse Credit Union Modesto Toyota O'Brien's Market Oak Valley Community Bank Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Panelized Structures Inc. Pepsi Bottling Group PMZ Real Estate Prime Shine Car Wash Residence Inn by Marriott Modesto North Rizo-Lopez Foods, Inc. Rogers Jewelry Rogers Jewelry Co. Round Table Pizza Round Table Pizza, Corporate

San Joaquin Valley College Save Mart Supermarkets Save Mart Supermarkets - Corp Office 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 Wells Fargo Bank Winton-Ireland, Strom & Green Insurance Agency Yosemite Meat Co., Inc.

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SERVPRO has been a trusted leader in the restoration industry for 50 years. We serve those with residential or commercial properties assisting in emergency and non-emergency restoration services. Our IICRC certified technicians are available to respond 24 hours a day seven days a week to assist with water, fire, mold or biohazard clean-up from start to finish. “Like it never happened'” is more than a tag line, it’s the way we do business.

lnderjit S Toor Construction is a family owned company originally established in 1998. Founded by lnderjit S Toor and now operated by his son Harinder S Toor. lnderjit S Toor Construction Inc is a full service construction company catering to our client’s needs - remodeling, restoration, new construction and development for both residential and commercial clients.

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I came to SERVPRO with a computer science degree and 18 years experience as a claims adjuster. As a marketing representative for SERVPRO of Modesto I wear many hats; customer retention, social media, visiting loss sites, estimating damages, building relationships and presentations of our services to various business locations.

Primarily constructing projects in Northern California, we simultaneously manage multiple jobs while maintaining smooth operations at all sites daily. Our construction crews of up to 25 master carpenters, journeymen, drywall hangers, foundation and general labor personnel are supervised by highly skilled and experienced construction managers. With lnderjit S Toor Construction’s eagle eye for budget planning and project estimation we are committed to meeting multiple deadlines and within budget!

People On The Move Schneider Joins Grimbleby Coleman Team

With over 30 years of progressive leadership and broad management experience, John will be joining our Business Advisory Team. The Team focuses on supporting business owners by addressing the unique challenges facing them, finding solutions, and taking advantage of new growth and profitability opportunities to increase the overall value of their businesses. John will be responsible for managing high-level outsourced CFO services for existing and potential clients in areas such as financial strategy, systems analysis and design, and operational optimizations.

John has operated in key strategic roles throughout his career within private industry, including several years with E&J Gallo Winery. John holds a Bachelor of Arts JOHN SCHNEIDER degree in Accounting from Fort Lewis College in Colorado and is also an inactive Certified Public Accountant (soon to be active again). Please join us in welcoming John to the Grimbleby Coleman family! Grimbleby Coleman CPAs has been serving the Central San Joaquin Valley since 1973 and are known for their focus on not just the numbers, but on the people, who give them meaning.

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We are proud to announce and welcome John H. Schneider, previously Chief Financial Officer at Prime Shine Inc., as a Manager with our team at Grimbleby Coleman CPAs.

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When: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Where: 1302 J Street Time: 7:30 AM — 8:30 AM

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Join us as we hear about the history and mission of the Bank of Stockton.

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Enjoy refreshments and raffle prizes, but most of all Bring your business cards and network!

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MUSIC, TASTY FOOD AND FUN AT THE BARKIN’ DOG GRILL Story By: Virginia Still / Photos By: Kim Van Meter The Barkin’ Dog Grill has been part of the scene in downtown Modesto for the past 16 years and is still plugging along with vitality and merriment. They offer guests a simple yet tasty menu with options that are made with quality ingredients to satisfy the most sophisticated palate. The restaurant opened in 2004 under the ownership of Hanibal Yadegar and his late wife Evin. She had everything to do with the aesthetics including the design, décor and creating the menu with Hanibal managing the daily operations.

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“What inspired us to do a restaurant, in particular a restaurant that specializes in organic beef, was inspired by a place that we visited often in Castro Valley,” Yadegar said. “For years we have been by Castro Valley every chance we got. We love their burgers.”

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Prior to restaurant ownership, Yadegar owned MODESTO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE I MODCHAMBER.ORG

a string of convenience stores and after selling them he found the location on 11th Street in Modesto, which was an assessor’s office at the time. They had to basically gut the location which included breaking down walls and removing layers of ceiling to get to the original wood frames. Bringing a simple menu to downtown was their plan all along but the quality of the food had to be top notch and only the very best. “The idea was to have a simple menu but concentrate on quality ingredients,” added Yadegar. “Our beef like I mentioned before is all organic and dry aged. Our chicken from day one, we used no hormones or antibiotics and produce is all local. We make everything here, our chili is homemade and our homemade soups are made daily.”


On the menu guests can also find salads and sandwiches that are served up with fresh local quality produce. Although the menu rarely changes they do offer specials on a weekly basis.

For those that may not want a burger another customer favorite is the Chicago Style Hot Dog. This mouthful of flavors blend so well that they quickly satisfy the taste buds served up with mustard, chopped tomatoes, onions, relish, fresh jalapenos, celery salt and the famous Casper hot dog.

The live music brings people to the Barkin’ Dog and the downtown area and Yadegar said he is also grateful for those nights when traffic from the Gallo Center makes its way to his grill. Although the restaurant business has its challenges Yadegar explained that the people keep him galvanized each day. Interacting with the guests that have become friends and made strong relationships with throughout the 16 years is one of his favorite parts of having a restaurant. “Be prepared to be married to what you are doing,” added Yadegar about owning a business. “It is 24/7 and it is something that you have to be committed to. If you are not committed and you think that you are going to be just strolling along you will be in for a big shock.” The Barkin’ Dog Grill is open six days a week Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. serving up refreshments, beer, wine, and a very pleasing menu. Along with the live music, the also offer Poetry Reading on every second Tuesday of the month. To those that have never been to the Barkin’ Dog Grill, Yadegar says, “I am confident that our burgers are superior. I believe we have the best burgers in town.” For those that have visited the establishment, he is thankful for their patronage and looks forward to their return.

Barkin’ Dog Grill 940 11th Street Modesto, CA 95354 209-572-2341 JUNE 2019

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The Barkin’ Dog Grill’s gourmet burger creations include guest favorites like the Avocado Bacon Cheese that has bacon, avocado, melted American cheese, and of course the organic beef patty that all around has delicious flavor. The Gorgonzola Bleu is served with warm Gorgonzola bleu cheese, grilled onions, provolone, lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayo giving it that zesty and cheesy goodness.

“The whole menu pretty much gets utilized because like I said it is a simple menu and we do it very well,” stated Yadegar. “Downtown is very challenging especially in the evenings. We have steady clientele coming through for lunch but in the evenings we had to very early on offer live music which we do every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.”

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LEADERSHIP MODESTO Class Enjoys Learning About Central Valley Agriculture By: Amber Wright, Leadership Modesto Of all our Leadership Modesto days, Agriculture Day was certainly a class favorite. We got to see, smell, feel, and happily taste what makes this region great! We started at Morada Produce in Stockton. We were fortunate enough to witness the plant in full production mode. An amazing abundance of beautiful cherries travel through the plant for cooling, washing, sorting and packaging. We learned that we are embarking on a record huge crop this year. Unusual weather patterns and not enough hands to thin out the fruit contributed to trees being extremely abundant, although with smaller fruit. I know we all left with mouths watering for cherries.

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Our next stop was a longtime family owned producer of world class produce, the Van Groningen family. They started farming their land in 1945. Now into their third generation they plant,

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harvest, sell and ship their watermelons all over the world. For those of us who have owned a business, we could sympathize when it was explained that regulations now take up 50 percent of management’s time, leaving the farmer with barely 15 percent net profit, if they are lucky. We left the fields and watched plants being put into the ground with the help of technology and oldfashioned human labor. We learned about grafting watermelon plants to the rootstock of squash to help increase productivity and heartiness of the plants. We were all sent home with baby watermelon plants. I look forward to hearing about the success of everyone’s crop in a few months. Next, we traveled to Ratto Brothers where we were fed a fabulous lunch on their beautiful patio. They currently farm 2,400 acres and 36 different crops in our area. They have a unique operation in that their fields are turned from one crop to another very quickly. They may harvest one product on Monday and are planting another by Friday. They are also being put in a position of marketing their products for the first time in their long history. Because people are more quality conscious, those producers who are far and above the rest must create a brand and educate the consumer.


The diffusers create enough renewable energy to power the entire operation. Excess energy is sold to Modesto Irrigation District and is sufficient to power about 300 homes. After having our fill of some fantastic cheese, beer and soft drinks, we loaded the bus and headed back to Modesto. Another great day in the books!

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Our final stop was Fiscalini Cheese. While they have been part of our community since 1912, they only started making cheese in 2000. They have Holsteins, Jerseys and some Brown Swiss cows to honor their heritage. Ninety percent of the milk produced goes to market. Almost all their cows are shaded and cooled with fans and soakers to keep their milk production at optimum levels, as well as keeping them happy California cows. One very cool fact about Fiscalini is that since 2009, they have had two methane diffusers in operation to process waste.

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A Quick & Easy Way to Handling

A Dale Carnegie workshop

Key Objectives: • Seeing Objections as Opportunities • Five Ways to Handle Objections With Losing Customers Date:

TUESDAY, June 11, 2019

Time:

12 Noon to 1:15 PM

Location:

Modesto Chamber of Commerce

Facilitator: Paul Bagan Details:

Drinks provided, bring your own lunch

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DOCTORS MEDICAL CENTER WRAPS EVERY 15 MINUTES SPRING SERIES Level II Trauma Center dedicated to helping community decrease preventable injuries

The Every 15 Minutes Program offers real-life experience without the real-life risks, and focuses on teaching teens the dangers of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs while driving. Doctors Medical Center worked in coordination with a broad coalition of local agencies including the California Highway Patrol, local law enforcement and emergency medical responders. This powerful, two-day program challenges students to think about their responsibility of making mature decisions and the impact their decisions have on family, friends and their community. “This program is invaluable for students in our community. Many teens know the intellectual statistics of drunk driving, but many believe it will never happen to them,” said Rena Lepard, RN, Injury Prevention Coordinator for Trauma Services at Doctors Medical Center. “We use Every 15 Minutes to help educate teens about the dangers of drunk driving and the very real consequences that come with it.” The Trauma Services Injury Prevention Program at Doctors Medical Center works hard to decrease drunk driving crashes among youth by proudly participating in Every 15 Minutes. The hospital contributes to the program by offering its emergency facilities and equipment, participation from clinical staff and security personnel, and speaking at local schools. The schools involved with Doctors Medical Center at the hospital filming and/or student retreat education this spring were Pacheco High School, Thomas Downey High School, Joseph A. Gregori High School, Patterson High School, James C. Enochs High School, Grace M. Davis High School, Turlock High School and Oakdale High School. As a Level II Trauma Center, Doctors Medical Center treats some of the most severe trauma cases. If you are critically injured, you can rest assured knowing that you will receive advanced care from the time of entry into the hospital to the time of discharge or transfer. All trauma patients have access to specialists, both surgical and nonsurgical, to help facilitate a rapid and full recovery from injuries.

About Doctors Medical Center Doctors Medical Center of Modesto is the largest full-care hospital between Stockton and Fresno, and from the Sierras to the San Francisco Bay Area, with a 394-bed general acute care and a 67-bed inpatient psychiatric capacity. DMC is known for providing comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and emergency care. Doctors Medical Center offers a wide range of services including cardiology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, surgical weight loss, emergency and trauma services, minimally-invasive and robotic surgery, women and children’s services, medical/surgical, behavioral health, oncology and critical/intensive care. To learn more about Doctors Medical Center, please visit www.dmc-modesto.com.

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you can jump on a JUMP bike, scooter, and/or call a Lyft to the hotel. The Hyatt Regency in Sacramento is conveniently located near the California State Capitol, steps away from historic downtown, rich museums and Golden 1 Center’s games and shows.

If you’re heading to Sacramento for a conference or for a weekend of family fun, be sure to take advantage of this special rate. Travelling aboard the Amtrak San Joaquins train to Sacramento allows you to relax on your journey there. Don’t worry about sitting in traffic, finding a parking spot, or paying for parking. Instead, just sit back, enjoy the spacious seats, browse the internet and enjoy a snack on the café car.

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CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF MOBAND

By: Chris Murphy

Every summer, thousands of your best friends gather on their blankets with picnic baskets in Graceada Park around Mancini Bowl, and await the first notes from the Modesto Band of Stanislaus County. For six weeks, Modesto is one big picnic as MoBand entertains, takes us back to a different time and we mingle and party like it’s 1949. But it wasn’t always this way and this year, we remember the beginnings of MoBand back in 1919. Modesto has always been a beacon for the arts. Even back around the turn of the century. Thanks to our great position on the railroad and a growing economy, the arts flourished as the city grew. Downtown, 10th Street was loaded with great theatres like the Star, Lyric, the Modesto Theatre and Strand that opened in 1920 that ultimately lead to the other big movie theatres in the 1930s. Modesto High was our local high school, the closest big rivalry being Turlock. Warren Higgins reformed the Modesto Boys band with 11 boys back in 1919. In 1920, the Stanislaus Boys Band was officially launched and began playing in various parks and on the courthouse lawn. In 1921 Mr. Higgins passed away and Frank “Proof” Mancini, who had emigrated from Italy and arrived in Modesto via San Francisco, took the baton for the band and began a multi-decade run that would grow the band and make it part of Modesto’s community fabric.

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The Stanislaus County Boys Band would even play for the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge in 1937 and the World’s Fair in 1939.

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Frank Mancini passed away in 1963 and the baton was passed to Clayton Gottschalk and then to Warren Pickerel in 1964. MoBand entered the modern age in 1972 when Ward Stine became conductor and the band grew in size with more modern music being played.

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In 1949, the Modesto Band of Stanislaus County moved to the home that they still use today. Mancini Bowl was built in Graceada Park for the city’s beloved band. In the 1990s, Mancini Bowl received its iconic band shell cover to focus the sound; the shell donated by the Modesto Lion’s Club. MoBand has hosted special guests when it was joined by opera singer Buck Townsend and Broadway and film legend Carol Channing. Throughout the years, MoBand has been a part of our lives and it is one of Modesto’s official summer kick-off events. From the early days of Frank Mancini, the band has been run by volunteers and has always been free for the audience.


The MoBand Board of directors has always worked hard, raising funds from the community to support the annual season. MoBand works closely with the City of Modesto and co-hosts the Night at the Bowl fundraiser and Taste of Modesto event, happening this year on June 18.

I played in MoBand as a trumpet player during my Beyer High School years in the late ‘70s and those were some really special moments. The members of MoBand have fond memories that will last a lifetime and hopefully the people in our community, that enjoy MoBand in the park each summer will carry those special times and pass these traditions on to the next generation. If you want to play in MoBand, you need to attend a rehearsal on Monday and Wednesday to play on Thursday. Please make MoBand a part of your traditions.

The 2019 Centennial Season is: “Centennial Summer” June 6 -- Graffiti Love June 13 -- Then and Now June 20 -- Beach Party June 27-- Rock of Ages July 3 – (Wednesday) -- Patriotic Spectacular July 11 -- Centennial Celebration Music begins at 8 pm Donations are encouraged at www.moband.org. Board members will be selling tickets to Night at the Bowl for $35 each/$60 pair and you can purchase online at www. facebook.com/MoBand1919/.

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To celebrate the 100 years, MoBand is hosting a very special birthday event and history display at the McHenry Museum. There will be a special walk through time exhibit that runs through mid-July and is both interesting and educational.

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Business Before Hours, Business After Hours Events These networking events are held as opportunities for members to Host other members in to their businesses to network, build relationships, and socialize outside of the normal work day! These are the perfect environments to showcase your office, products, and/or services, and to share your individual “business story”. If you happen to be a based from home business, you are always welcome to host your event at the Chamber Conference room. Business Before Hours are traditionally held on the second Thursday of each month from 7:30 to 8:30am. *Sponsorship Investment is $125.00 . Business After Hours are typically held on the fourth Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. *Sponsorship Investment is $250.00. Included for your sponsorship: *Company Logo on business tailored event flyer *Event and flyer promoted via Chamber Happenings *Event and flyer promoted via all our social media platforms *Event, flyer, and business promoted in Progress Magazine month of event *Pre-event announcements at Chamber events *2 – 3 items to include in a business card drawing *For After-hours events we secure a liquor license, and provide adult beverage As a Host you are responsible for providing: Before – *Location large enough for up to 50 attendees *Continental Breakfast *3 plus Door prizes After – *Location large enough for up to 100 attendees *Appetizer/small plate tidbits *3 plus Door prizes

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An Agreement, which has more details, must be completed, with payment, to secure your date.

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For more information on becoming a host in 2019, please call Trish Christensen 209577-5757 ext. 106 or email at TChristensen@ModChamber.org

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Profile for Modesto Chamber of Commerce

Progress Magazine | June 2019  

Presented by the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.

Progress Magazine | June 2019  

Presented by the Modesto Chamber of Commerce.

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