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.
Fresno Chamber Supports Measure M
Fresno, CA (February 28, 2020) – The Fresno Chamber of Commerce is pleased to support Measure M, the bond on the March 3 ballot to help modernize Fresno Unified School District’s campuses and facilities. The Measure will provide $325 million in funding to continue the District’s modernization efforts at campuses district wide.
“A good education is critical to future success in the workforce,” said Chamber President/CEO Nathan Ahle. “Fresno Unified has made great strides in improving student success and the increased funding from Measure M will help improve and modernize facilities across the District to continue that great progress. We encourage all Fresnans to vote yes on this important initiative.”
The Fresno Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest business organizations in the Central Valley, with approximately 1,200 member businesses representing over 74,000 employees. The Chamber’s mission is to “promote and support the success of the regional business community through effective advocacy, education and relationship building.”
Fresno Chamber PAC Endorses Congressman Jim Costa
Fresno, CA (February 25, 2020) – The Fresno Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) is proud to announce its endorsement of Rep. Jim Costa. During his time in office, Congressman Costa has supported the Fresno Chamber’s policy initiatives and worked to bring jobs to the community and improve our economy.
“Our organization is proud to support Congressman Costa in his bid for re-election,” said Fresno Chamber President/CEO Nathan Ahle. “Throughout his time in office, Jim has consistently proven his commitment to strengthening the business community, fighting for farmers and water across the Valley, and being a strong voice on trade issues that benefit our region. We’re proud to recommend he go back to Washington for another term.”
“My ongoing work with the Fresno Business Community has improved economic opportunities for businesses and working families,” Congressman Costa said. “I am proud of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce’s endorsement because I believe it reflects a partnership of working together for all of our citizens.”
The Fresno Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest business organizations in the Central Valley, with approximately 1,200 member businesses representing over 74,000 employees. The Chamber’s mission is to “promote and support the success of the regional business community through effective advocacy, education and relationship building.
The Fresno Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC) is proud to announce the endorsement of Steve Brandau (Fresno County Board of Supervisors, District 2) for the March 5, 2019 Special Election.
The PAC evaluates candidates for endorsement based on an interview process in which candidates are invited to share their views on issues that will benefit the business community and encourage a strong, pro-business climate in Fresno.
“Our organization is proud to support Councilmember Brandau in his bid to become a County Supervisor,” said Fresno Chamber President/CEO Nathan Ahle. “During his time in office Steve Brandau has proven to be a strong voice for business. We are confident he will continue improving Fresno County’s business climate and helping to create jobs throughout our community.”
Vice-President of Government Affairs, Nathan Alonzo