Good News from Clovis Chamber Members

While the Chamber was preparing for BIG Hat Days, our members were out there creating more Good News.

For the eighth consecutive year, Kaiser Permanente has been given the highest ranking for customer satisfaction in California, according to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Member Health Plan Study. Kaiser Permanente outperformed six other health plans in California.

The Fresno/Madera Ombudsman’s office, under the direction of The Valley Caregiver Resource Center, is pleased to announce that the Ombudsman’s office is accepting applications for volunteer ombudsmen who are advocates for residents of Long Term Care facilities (Skilled Nursing Homes) and Licensed Board and Care Homes. They work to resolve resident issues, which may include quality of care, finances and abuse. The services are both free and confidential. Training will be scheduled on Monday through Friday between 9 am and 5 pm. Call George Whaite at 224-9177 for details.

McPheeters & Associates Land Surveying is pleased to announce Samantha Zabrycki has joined their firm. Her experience and ongoing education in business and hospitality will be an asset to their team. Please keep them in mind for your land surveying needs. Details: 299-9098

Arise Solar is hosting its 5th Annual Golf for a Wish Tournament at Sunnyside Country Club on May 11th. All proceeds benefit the local chapter of Make A Wish and a local child. This year they are sponsoring Jackson, an 11 year old with Burkitt’s Lymphoma, whose wish is to meet Derek Jeter. With the help of family and friends, they hope to make that wish come true. Sign up

Fresno County Federal Credit Union is the recipient of the Great Rate Award!  Datatrac Corporate, an independent, unbiased research firm, has been monitoring deposit and loan rates for over 25 years on more than 100,000 banking locations in America. They have certified that Fresno County Federal Credit Union outperformed the market average in the Fresno County Metro area for their Checking, Share Certificate of Deposit, Money Market, Home Equity, Unsecured, Auto, RV, Boat and Mortgage loans for the twelve months ending December 31, 2014. Details: 451-2316

J-IT Outsource has acquired ARTCO (now “ARTCO by J”), the valley’s most well-established web design and development company, creating a smarter way for businesses to manage all their technology needs. Find out how they can help you succeed in the “Third Age of the Internet” by calling 322-0999.

Sheldon Baker, senior vice president of Clovis based Baker Dillon Group has taken on the position of vice president of strategic engagement for the American Herbal Products Association. In his dual role, Baker will be responsible for marketing and bsuienss development. Details: 325-7191.

The Valley Animal Center, a no-kill shelter for dogs and cats, is excited to announce that thanks to the generosity of their supporters as well as matching sponsors EECU, Dr. Michael J. and Christine Morykwas, Linda Chappell in memory of her husband Jerry Chappell and Arthur O’Brien, Jr., they have surpassed their $100,000 fundraising goal for their 2015 Pennies 4 Pets Campaign. The animals and staff at the Valley Animal Center thank everyone who supported them. Details: 233-8690

The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery free program provides patients rides to and from their cancer treatments. They are looking for additional volunteer drivers who must be between 18 and 85, have computer access for online training, have a reliable car and valid driver’s license with current auto insurance. Details: 1-800-227-2345

Congratulations to Clovis High School Golf Coach Fred Avila, CHS Golf team members Cody Avila (Fred’s son) and Wyatt Czeshinski, along with Wyatt’s dad, Mike Czeshinski, who made up the winning team at the 12th Annual Judy Wiseman Golf Tournament. It is sponsored by the San Joaquin College of Law Alumni Association to raise money for scholarships. Details: 323-2100

Holiday Inn Fresno Airport congratulates Janie Gonzales on her promotion to Front Desk Manager and Todd Yoshimoto to his new position as Housekeeper Manager. They also welcome Melissa Portillo to their accounting department and Daniel Sasarian and Jesus Ibarra to their Front Desk team. They invite you to Mother’s Day Brunch on May 10th from 10 – 2 pm. Details: 252-3611

Wow! According to owner Kelly Fitzpatrick-Bennett, March was the highest sales month ever for the Sequoia Sandwich Clovis Crew. They ROCK!  Details: 323-0330

Clovis Adult Education tells us that the next Medical Terminology class (for non-nursing students) starts May 4 and ends June 26. The class meets from 5:30 pm -8:30 pm on Wednesday nights. This class is a prerequisite for the Medical Billing and Coding classes. Details: 327-2853 orwww.clovisadultschool.

Copper River Real Estate is excited to announce that they are hiring real estate agents to join their office. They are extending their invitation fo their Rodeo Parade party on April 25th starting a 9 am to the end of the parade. RSVP to 297-2222 by April 22nd.

Dr. Jeff Hibbard thanks his patients and the community for all of the referrals that has helped his dental practice continue to grow. He recently added two new employees to the team so they can continue to provide the highest quality of care with good old fashion hospitality. Details: 298-0222

Birdy’s Kids in Motion is excited to announce the launch of their new curriculum website. They are now able to help and reach more people through this new program. Check the site out at or call 765-0299.

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