Fresno Chamber Partners with Fresno County EDC and City of Fresno to offer FREE PPE to businesses

 

The Fresno Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Fresno County EDC and City of Fresno to distribute one million free masks and 50,000 individual hand sanitizers (PPE) for Fresno businesses as part of the Chamber’s ongoing efforts to assist in the city’s safe reopening.

These items can be picked up at the Fresno Chamber (2331 Fresno Street, Fresno CA 93721) between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

“The Chamber is excited to partner with the City of Fresno and the Fresno County EDC to get this PPE into the hands of those small businesses who need it the most,” said Nathan Ahle, President/CEO of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce. “Small businesses have been greatly impacted by the pandemic and we all have to do our part to make sure they can stay open safely. That means protecting business owners, their employees, and their customers. We hope that this free PPE distribution will help small businesses in our community get this essential equipment and keep their doors open.”

Plenty of masks and sanitizers are available, but to ensure availability to all those in need, the Chamber team is requesting no more than a 30-45 day supply be taken by each business. The masks and sanitizer are equipment purchased by the California Office of Emergency Services. No Chamber, EDC or local CARES Act dollars were used in the acquisition of this equipment.

 

Questions about the distribution efforts can be directed to info@fresnochamber.com.

 

 

Beta Test Mix and Mingle with Modernist

We can’t meet in person these days, but that doesn’t mean the opportunities to network the Chamber typically provides are gone! We’ve partnered with the experts at Modernist to bring you a fun, distinctive event to help you continue to build connections. During this web-based mixer, you’ll create your own cocktail/mocktail, then enjoy the drink while chatting with some new contacts about how you’ve adapted to the current environment.

All you’ll need to participate is the cocktail kit, made up of premeasured ingredients for the drink that will be delivered to you the day before the event, ice, a computer or phone with connectivity, and a link to the Zoom Room (this link will be sent after registering). Only 25 attendees will be included in this Beta Test.

This event is $20 per person for members and $25 per person for non-members. The cost includes delivery of the cocktail kit from Modernist.

Deadline for registering is noon on October 6, 2020

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Ag Award Nominations Now Open!

The Fresno Chamber is now accepting nominations for this year’s Ag Awards! We want to recognize those individuals and businesses who have demonstrated a sincere commitment to the Fresno County agricultural community, peer leadership and the ability to work with others, and have performed meritorious services in our valley.
Think you have the perfect person or business to nominate? Click the forms below to download.
The deadline to nominate your candidate is October 9, 2020.
Ag Business Nom form (2020)

Mayor Lee Brand to Give Final State of the City

Fresno, CA (June 29, 2020) – Fresno Mayor Lee Brand will reflect on his time in office and discuss the challenges facing our community in tomorrow’s — Tuesday, June 30 — televised State of the City hosted by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce.  The event will then conclude with a special edition of Sunday Morning Matters.

“While it’s been a season of challenges in our community, thanks to our partners at KSEE24 and the support of our great sponsors, we have an opportunity to present Mayor Brand’s State of the City Address to the widest possible audience,” said Nathan Ahle, President and CEO of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce. “We encourage everyone to tune in to hear the Mayor’s thoughts on the past, present and future of our great city.”

This year’s event is sponsored by Presenting Sponsors: Bank of America and Chevron. Associating Sponsors: Caglia Environmental, Fresno/Clovis Convention & Visitors Bureau, Fresno State, Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, United States Cold Storage, and University of Phoenix as well as our Friends of Fresno Sponsors: California Restaurant Association, CIS Security, Clovis Community College, Fresno County EDC, Fresno Housing Authority, Fresno Irrigation District, Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board, Fresno Unified School District, Jeffrey Scott Agency, Mid Valley Disposal, Robert V. Jensen, Inc., Suncrest Bank, UCSF Fresno and Valley Children’s Healthcare.

This televised special event will air at 7:00 p.m. on KSEE24 and conclude with a special edition of Sunday Morning Matters. A second airing will take place on July 5, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

The Fresno Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest business organizations in the Central Valley, with approximately 1,200 member businesses representing over 78,000 employees. The Chamber’s mission is to “promote and support the success of the regional business community through effective advocacy, education and relationship building.”

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Meet Our 2020 Board Chair – Podcast S.2 E.3

Listen to the latest episode of our relaunched Fresno Chamber Podcast!

Welcome to the relaunch of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce podcast. This monthly podcast will be updating you about all things Fresno Chamber, from our role as a catalyst for change to championing business in the Valley. Listen as the Fresno Chamber’s President & CEO Nathan Ahle and 2020 Board Chair Ian Wieland of Sagaser, Watkins and Wieland PC speak about how he got involved in volunteering for the Chamber and what the Board’s priorities are for this year.

Special Announcement – Coronavirus – March 16

March 16, 2020

Dear Fresno Chamber of Commerce members, community partners, and friends:

As the situation with the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases across the world continues  to evolve, the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, like all businesses, continues to react to changes in directives from local, state and federal authorities. We are working to prioritize the health and  safety of our staff, volunteers and members while working diligently to serve the needs of all Fresno businesses during this unprecedented period.

Effective immediately, the Chamber office is closed to the public until further notice. Members requiring assistance with certificates of origin or other essential business can contact the office at (559) 495-4800 to make an appointment.

All Chamber programs and in-person meetings currently slated for the month of March have been cancelled. This includes:
• Mixers and ribbon cuttings
• Leadership Fresno class day
• Lunch and Learn programs
• Junior Board programs

The Chamber will continue to utilize our website and social media channels to distribute official information and recommendations from local, state and federal health authorities as appropriate, as well as act as a resource to share information on how businesses and employees can react to the virus and its effects. We are also working to develop online programs that all Fresno businesses can use as a resource for information to assist their employees and ensure stability during this difficult period. We recognize that the situation is very fluid, and we will remain in contact with local authorities and evaluate the situation daily to ensure the health and safety of our members, staff and the general public.

Special Announcement – Coronavirus

March 12, 2020

Dear Fresno Chamber of Commerce members, community partners, and friends:

Like most businesses and organizations worldwide, the Fresno Chamber of Commerce has been monitoring the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and weighing the impact of the virus on our events and activities.

The Chamber has been in contact with the Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) regarding COVID-19 and is aware of Governor Newsom’s executive order regarding community events larger than 250 people. FCDPH is not currently recommending cancellation of smaller community events, and we anticipate that Chamber programs in March and April will have attendance of less than 250. Therefore, all Chamber programs, activities and events currently slated for March and April will proceed as scheduled at this time. The FCDPH has developed plans to limit new exposure of COVID-19 and address the public’s concerns as they arise.

Our office will remain open during normal working hours. However, in an abundance of caution, we have deployed additional hand sanitizers throughout our facility, have directed Chamber employees to remain home if they display any symptoms, and instituted a temporary “no-handshake” policy.

While Chamber programs will continue, we encourage all attendees to follow hygiene protocols set forth by health officials, including:

  • Wash hands with soap and water
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay away from other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough

The Chamber will continue to utilize our website and social media channels to distribute official information and recommendations from local, state and federal health authorities as appropriate, as well as act as a resource to share information on how businesses and employees can react to the virus and its effects. We recognize that the situation is very fluid, and we will remain in contact with local authorities and evaluate the situation daily to ensure the health and safety of our members, staff and the general public.

Sincerely,

Nathan Ahle
President/CEO
Fresno Chamber of Commerce

Resources

Click the logo above to access employer guidelines, workplace tips and impact data.

Sagaser, Watkins and Wieland PC

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Teeing Up for the Vast Networks Golf Classic – Podcast S.2 E.2

Listen to the latest episode of our relaunched Fresno Chamber Podcast!

Welcome to the relaunch of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce podcast. This monthly podcast will be updating you about all things Fresno Chamber, from our role as a catalyst for change to championing business in the Valley. Listen as our President/CEO Nathan Ahle and Moe Bagunu, General Manager of Manchester Mall and Golf Classic expert, speak about the upcoming VAST Networks Golf Classic. Hear more about why you should join us on April 6th at the Fort Washington Country Club.