Fresno Chamber Launches Pro-Business Public Information Campaign

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Fresno Chamber Launches Pro-Business Public Information Campaign

Fresno, Calif. (October 17, 2023) – Since 1885, the Fresno Chamber of Commerce has proudly served as the voice of the local business community, and a strong advocate for the needs of the people and institutions that drive the economy of Fresno County.

As a part of this ongoing mission, the Chamber board recently authorized the creation of the “Public Information Coordinator” staff position with the goal of highlighting important business issues and stories, told from the Chamber’s point of view.

“Meeting after meeting for a number of years, our members have been urging us to take a more proactive stance to tell the individual stories of local business.  Too often, as a group, businesses are painted with a broad brush by the media- which contributes to uninformed public policy,” says Scott Miller, President and CEO of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce. “I’m excited to have our board’s support for this project to tell the human stories of business. As a group we love our community, we give back to our community, and we are hurt by bad public policy….just like other groups.”

We are happy to announce that we’ve hired local News/Digital Producer Ishshah Padilla to spearhead this effort.

“We hope to feature a diverse range of stories, focusing on the positive impacts local businesses have on the community, as well as the obstacles they encounter. These narratives will provide valuable insights into the economic landscape of Fresno and the Central Valley while highlighting the Chamber’s dedication to supporting its members.  I’m excited to present our first 3-part series on the effects of uncontrolled petty crimes on business starting this week.”

Any research, interviews, and other materials generated through the work will be shared widely with local media outlets and through the Chamber’s channels.

If you’re a local business owner facing challenges that we might be able to bring attention to, please contact Ishshah Padilla at (559) 274-6800 or ipadilla@fresnochmaber.com.

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What is Junior Board?

Mission

The mission of the Junior Board is to learn how to become leaders in sustaining the business environment and affect change in their schools, neighborhoods and community.

What is Junior Board?

Junior Board recognizes that the leadership and entrepreneurial skills students develop are fundamental to them along their journeys no matter what meets them post-graduation.  Therefore, this program is designed to inspire proactive leadership within the youth community. This is done by introducing participants to government officials and business leaders in key industries such as agriculture, health care, and education.

Benefits of Junior Board

 First, the Junior Board is an opportunity for high school students within Fresno County to come together so they can develop the leadership skills necessary to become changemakers in their community.  Second, Board Members will gain high quality, organized and focused volunteer experience. Finally, students will learn how to collaborate with city governments and other agencies.

What do Board Members Do?

As a member, students will be coached how to conduct meetings, public speaking and group decision making. They are given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the community and businesses of Fresno. Also, students will learn how to develop project ideas, project management and implementation. 

A class project is embedded into the curriculum. This project allows students to apply their leadership knowledge as the program develops. Students will spend time in the first couple of months brainstorming and presenting project ideas until one has been chosen; then, a significant amount of time is allocated to execute their chosen project. 

Time Commitment

Students from all high schools in Fresno County are encouraged to apply! The Fresno Chamber of Commerce Junior Board program is a nine-month commitment from September to May. Board meetings are held monthly from 4:30 pm–6:30 pm at the Fresno Chamber office unless noted otherwise. Online applications can be found on the Fresno Chamber website.

Table Mountain Casino & Resort – Your Next Adventure

Table Mountain Casino & Resort – Your Next Adventure

Table Mountain Casino & Resort hosted a ribbon cutting for their brand new, beautiful casino. Later that day they were officially open to the public. 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 

The Fresno Chamber staff and ambassadors joined hundreds of community members, media outlets, and elected officials at the ribbon cutting for Chairman Circle Member, Table Mountain Casino. After a short press conference-like presentation, the staff gathered and cut the ribbon. The Table Mountain Casino labeled ribbon was cut and the doors were open to attendees.

Dining at Table Mountain

There are eight options to choose from and each of them has a dish that will satisfy your craving.

Sukai

Sukai, a rooftop teppanyaki restaurant with panoramic views, sits above the six other restaurants inside the casino. A sunset dinner 12 stories up will provide you with amazing views of the valley.

This traditional style teppanyaki and sushi restaurant features unique sauces and blends that will pair perfectly with every course. Sukai is an experience you will remember.

Blue Oak Grille

An extensive menu with a variety of delicious dishes is what you will get at Blue Oak Grille. Located inside the casino, Blue Oak opens at 8 a.m. and offers a full breakfast menu. Come in later in the day and get lunch or dinner. Blue Oak Grille is the place to be to watch a game, enjoy live music and a perfect meal.

Eagles Landing Steakhouse

A steakhouse with a view is what you will get at Eagles Landing Steakhouse. A unique venue featuring hand selected beef, classic French recipes,  and sauces to add a delicious flavor to any dish.

Food Court & Coffee

Inside the casino you will also find a food court that gives you four different food options. 777 Tacos, Freddy’s Steakburgers, Mangia!, and Twisted Noodle. Each has different operating hours but stays open until at least 10 p.m. everyday. 

Native Gathering Grounds features Peet’s coffee beans and recipes and has all your favorites. Whether you want a flavored iced drink, hot latte, or cappuccino you will find it here. Complete your order with a tasty pastry. Enjoy Native Gathering Grounds everyday from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Casino 

The casino floor is lit up with chandeliers, slots, and great energy from staff and guests. Throughout the 110,000 square foot casino floor you will find slots, tables, themed gaming rooms, and so much more. You can even catch your favorite artist at the concert venue. A sophisticated and contemporary look is appealing to many and leave you in awe.  An exclusive players club and a 12-story hotel with a number of suites will make this a one of a kind experience. 

Brian Domingos: Real Estate Magnate

Brian Domingos: Real Estate Magnate

Brian Domingos: Real Estate Magnate. Domingos is the Owner of Premier Valley Realty & Cypress Property Management. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Fresno Association of Realtors, is chair of the Local Candidate Recommendation Committee and is a board member of the Fig Garden Fire Protection District. Domingos is also involved with the Political Action Committee (PAC) at the Fresno Chamber.

Brian’s Role at Fresno Chamber

Brian has been involved with the Fresno Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years. He has proudly served on many committees and boards. His first role with the Fresno Chamber was serving on the Government Action Committee (GAC) where he later became the Chair of this committee. In addition, he went on to serve on the Fresno Chamber’s Board of Directors from 2014 – 2016.

 

Fresno Chamber Memories

Over the years Brian has created many memories alongside the Fresno Chamber. A great memory he recalls is a trip to Washington D.C. During this trip he had the opportunity to lobby on behalf of local businesses. He had a great time making close connections while doing important work for the community. Brian’s history with the Fresno Chamber started as a Political Affairs Assistant. In this position helped the Fresno Chamber of Commerce advocate for businesses at the local and state levels of government.

Why Fresno Chamber?

Domingos says, “The Chamber has been an invaluable resource for my business. The Chamber has helped my business grow, helped me network and certainly helped me learn more about the issues that are facing Fresno and the Greater Fresno area.”

Premier Valley Realty

Premier Valley Realty is a boutique real estate agency with a team of experienced realtors who want to help people start the next chapter of their lives. The agency opened in 2009 and has a sales team comprised of 20+ employees who serve the Central Coast and the Central Valley. Premier has been a member of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years.