Good News November

Fran Blackney
Business Advocate

Whether you’re licking your wounds or celebrating after this month’s election, sit back and enjoy the Good News from our Clovis Chamber members.

Kaiser Permanente’s award winning service is once again recognized. It received a four-star rating for overall quality of care in the annual Healthcare Quality Report Card from the Office of the Patient Advocate. Kaiser Permanente Northern California also was ranked as having the second top Medicare health plan out of more than 408 health plans in the country according to a study released by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center retained its top grade of “A” in a safety report by The Leapfrog Group which examined more than 2,500 hospitals throughout the United States. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national nonprofit that releases its Hospital Safety Scores twice a year based on the latest publicly reported data available. In May, Kaiser Permanente Fresno also received an “A” giving it the top grade among hospitals in Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Madera counties. Details: 448-4138

Joe Garcia, Development Director of Valley Public Radio tells us that they’re moving to Clovis within the next two years. They have purchased land on the NW corner of Temperance and Alluvial and will be announcing a Spring 2015 Groundbreaking date soon. The Chamber’s big scissors are ready for their ribbon cutting. Details: 275-0764

Kelly Bennett, owner of Sequoia Sandwich Clovis, shared her inspirational story of Inventing Bumpits, the As Seen on TV Hair voluminzer that sold over 10 million units, at the last Clovis Chamber Women Business Owners Roundtable. It was well attended and great. On November 18th, she spoke to the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, Class of 2015 about her experiences and to tell them to pursue their dreams of business ownership. Details: 323-0330

Ad-Venture Video Productions continues to be in the forefront of technology by implementing the newest LED lighting technology to their tool set. The low power consumption, no heat and AC/DC capable fixtures helped on a shoot for Fresno Yosemite International Airport when they had to light Santa Claus in a tiny cockpit. These lights help fulfill their continuing goal to continually go greener. Owner Ted Ruiz also hosted the first Young Entrepreneurs Academy fieldtrip where they were put in the “hot seat” and had to present an impromptu speech in front of the cameras. Great times were had by all. Details: 251-5747

Arise Solar continues its support of the local community by partnering with Buchanan Soccer support its booster program. With every signed agreement with Arise Solar, $1000 is donated to the team. Be sure to mention promotion code #BHSBOOSTER14 when you call to 449-8989

Clovis-based Baker Dillon Group has designed new trade show exhibits for DHD Ingredients, Daiwa Health Development and the American Herbal Products Association. The new exhibits provide enhanced corporate and product brand recognition Details: 325-7191

Congratulations to Valley Vista Properties for celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2014. Call them at 217-2445 Birdy’s Kids in Motion is excited to announce the addition of a new Parent/Tot class at Bluff View Preschool. This is a new location for them and they are excited to serve more families in our community. Details: 765-0299

Clovis Grocery Outlet proudly assisted their cashier, Diann, to raise money for MDA and send her grandson Stevie to New York as his Make A Wish! Together with the Clovis community, they raised over $500 for MDA research in just 2 weeks! Stevie’s Soldiers was #1 in money raised in the small group division and his wish came true as he, along with Diann, were able to travel to New York in October. Details: 297-8369

Fresno Republic Services is proud to recognize Heliodoro Banuelos, a commercial driver, who found a wallet filled with $300 in cash and credit cards, at one of his sites. He went out of his way to return it to the rightful owner. The owner came into their office to thank them for hiring honorable and trustworthy employees. They applaud Heliodor’s honesty and integrity as he is a true asset to their company and a role model for many. Details: 277-4042

Bill Mayhugh of C21 M&M and Associates handled the lease for the Clovis Outpost Center’s newest client – The Clovis Pizza Junction that has sandwiches, salads, beer, wine, all with a Old Town Clovis flavor and a 5 star YELP rating. Details: 250-8877

Cheryl Koehn’s of Senior Care Home Service, Inc. thanks everyone who has helped them along the way. They are now incorporated, have a Director of Caregivers and are taking advantage of their new attorney, accountant and financial advisor. She’s also happy to be a part of such a fun and successful Chamber whose members are the movers and shakers in the Valley. Now that’s Good News we all agree with. Details: 906-6463

Kiss Me Cosmetics Injectables held a successful Holiday Open House on Sunday, November 16th. Dozens of patrons stopped by to meet the staff, enjoy refreshments and see what they are all about. Details: 838-0500

Corin Hodge thanks everyone who participated in Fresno County Federal Credit Union’s very successful paper and electric waste Shred Event at their Clovis branch. The paper shred truck was filled to capacity with nearly 7,000 pounds of electronics that were then dropped off to be recycled. Check their website at for the next Shred Event in 2015. Details: 451-2316

Central Valley Window Cleaning is excited to announce that they are growing. They are interviewing for full and part time Team Members who love to work outdoors and meet new people and can clearly communicate. Submit resumes to: info@centralvalleywindowcleaningcom. OASIS Adult Day Program has been awarded the 2014 City of Fresno Organization Achievement Award. OASIS is commended for improving the quality of life of individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and/or related dementias. Details; 221-0396

San Joaquin College of Law and Hugh Goodwin Bar Association are offering a $9,000 scholarship to an incoming law student. The Hugh Goodwin Scholarship is named in honor of Fresno County’s first African American judge. Call 323-2100

Congratulations go out to Nicole Matthews on her promotion to the Sales Department as the new Sales & Catering Coordinator at the Holiday Inn Fresno Airport. It’s GM, Sam Ramirez and Eric Cauldron will be hosting a Masquerade Christmas Party for all the Associates at the hotel. Now that will be the party to watch for. Details: 252-3611.

Clovis Adult School reminds you that it offers full certificate programs and individual classes in Computer Technology, Administrative Support and Health Care Careers for those of you looking to update your skills for an exciting career change. Position yourself for success and call 327-2800.

CenterStage Clovis Community Theatre is happy to announce its Summer 2015 Show – Disney’s Mary Poppins. Come see this musical favorite July 23 through August 1 at the Mercedes Edwards Theater. Auditions will be held in early May for this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious show. For more information, go to

Martin Fox of Clovis Insurance Agency and a huge Dave Ramsey fan, is now an ELP (Endorsed Local Provider) for Dave Ramsey Fans in the Central Valley. He is there is help you on applying the Financial Peace and the Total Money Makeover to your personal insurance program.. Details: 298-0881

Valley Solar Solutions is having a great year and reminds us that they are locally owned and operated using high quality equipment and installation. Details: 281-6947

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