This year the selection of business hosts are ready to have you join them for an engaging and interesting meeting, luncheon and a tour. BIZ Day offers a great combination of education, fellowship, and interaction—a win-win for hosts and attendees.
Sign-ups are required in advance. Or call the Rotary Office (559) 519-6260 for a reservation. Just before the day - the hosts will contact you for further details such as meeting time, place, and parking.
Please note that due to catering contracts, no refunds after Monday, Sept. 23. Choose:
The Better Business Bureau - Serving Central CA & Inland Empire - Rotarian: Blair Looney
BBB reaches our vast communities through numerous outreach programs. These proactive programs are designed to take BBB representatives into our communities to share invaluable information on issues in our local marketplace. Through BBBs interactive and educational presentations of unbiased information, our services are designed to benefit consumers and businesses with their purchase decisions. Visit us On Biz Day and you’ll experience first-hand how we deliver on our mission by being a Standards Based Community Benefit Organization.
|Address: 2600 W Shaw Lane, Fresno CA 93711 (limited to 10)
California High-Speed Rail Project Update -Rotarian: Darren Rose
Rotarian Darren Rose serves as a Strategic Advisor for the California High-Speed Rail Authority. Regional Director Diana Gomez has agreed to provide a project update briefing about California’s largest infrastructure project and answer your questions about where the project stands today and its goals for the future. We will enjoy lunch and engage in meaningful discussion. We hope to provide real insight about the project’s challenges and opportunities.
Address: CHSRA Central California Regional Office, 1111 H Street, Fresno, CA 93721 (limited to 15)
Central Valley Community Bank - Rotarian: Jim Ford
Join Central Valley Community Bank (CVCB) for a look at the current climate of the banking industry and how it has evolved throughout history to accommodate the ever-changing financial climates. Learn about the past, present, and future of the banking industry, specifically in California, and how that impacts business. In the end, attendees will gain an understanding of how banks operate, the varying types of banking institutions, and the current economic impact that banks have on California’s workforce and economy. Central Valley Community Bank is located in California’s San Joaquin Valley and Greater Sacramento Region and operates full-service banking centers in 15 culturally rich cities. Founded in 1979 and opened to the public in January 1980, CVCB has focused on investing in local businesses and the communities it serves for 40 years, and achieving financial acclaim and success with a dedicated team who is client, team and community-focused. CVCB believes that providing clients with personalized “relationship banking” and a full-range of competitive financial services is the key to growing and succeeding together.
Enjoy lunch and the presentation “Banking: A History and A Future” led by Jim Ford, President & CEO of Central Valley Community Bank, at CVCB’s Corporate Office located in north Fresno.
Address: 7100 N. Financial Drive, Fresno, CA 93720 (Limited to 20)
Fresno County Clerk/Registrar of Voters - Rotarian: Brandi L. Orth
Visit the Fresno County Elections Warehouse and see the new voting equipment to be used in the 2020 elections. Brandi L. Orth County Clerk/Registrar of Voters and fellow Rotarian will give highlights of the Voter’s Choice Act and demonstrate the new state of the art election equipment. You will be able to try out the voting equipment and see the ballot tabulator in action, as well as see how the ballots are opened and processed. Take a tour of the warehouse and get a feel for the ‘behind the scenes’ of election night.
Address: Fresno County Elections Warehouse 4525 E Hamilton, Fresno, CA 93702 (limited to 80)
Fresno Rescue Mission - Rotarian: Matt Dildine
Come see how the Mission operates its newly developed Bed and services network as well as its expansion of our beds for families, men with children and men’s emergency and gap housing. Also you will learn about the thrift Store vocational and employment training, The Fresno Rescue Mission is privately funded without government support and celebrating our 70th Anniversary. Learn about our partnerships with government and non-government agencies to facilitate services and referrals for our clients. Learn how our soup kitchen has evolved to the multi-facetted organization we are today and continues to respond to the needs of the community in areas of need of our clients. Join us to hear how our Future increased focus is on developing the individual to sustainability with a development model in education, work training and employability. We would be happy to give you a tour afterward.
Address: 2320 W. Weldon, Clinton & 99 (Rescue the Children) (limited to 70)
Fresno State: Student Affairs - Rotarian: Richard Verducci
Prepare to see a side of Fresno State you’ve never experienced, as you learn all about Student Affairs. Lunch will be served at Fresno State’s best kept secret, the Vintage Room. There you’ll have the chance to hear some of the new and exciting priorities of Student Affairs from Vice President Dr. Frank Lamas. You’ll also hear from the voice of the students as University Student Union Board Chair Lauryn Flores discusses some of the plans for the New Student Union. You’ll finish with a firsthand tour of the site of the New Student Union, along with an in-depth walk through of Fresno State’s newest signature building. If that isn’t enough to perk your interest we’ll have some Fresno State goodies (and possibly even wine) to give out.
Special guests: Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Frank Lamas & USU Board Chair Lauryn Flores will join us!
Address: 5150 N. Maple, m/s Ja67 Room#274 Fresno, CA 93740 (Limited to 14)
Denham Resources - Rotarians: Joe Denham, Dave Denham
Denham Resources is a locally and family-owned company with a staff that averages over 14 years’ experience. Founded in 1970 by Bud and Jean Denham, Denham Resources was the pioneer in the region in combining staffing and executive search/direct hire placement – a model that many in the industry use today. The company also provides human resource consulting. The family intends to continue to serve the people of Central California and beyond for many years to come. The Denham family and its employees are committed to their core purpose of making life better for all with whom they come in contact and are known for an unwavering commitment to, and insistence upon, always doing the right thing. Join us for BIZ DAY, Monday, September 30th, as we celebrate 50 years of business in the valley. We will have a brief presentation by Joe Denham and Arthur Moye of Full Circle Brewing Company to discuss Denham’s 50 years and the rebirth of Full Circle Brewing Company, beer included! We hope to see you there.
Address: 567 W. Shaw Ave., Suite C1, Fresno, CA 93704 (limited to 14)
Fresno Grizzlies - Rotarian: Jason M. Hannold
Come check out all the new improvements to Chukchansi Park! Lunch will start promptly at 12pm in the Kodiak Club presented by KY Farming. Our executive team will be on-hand to discuss the $3.5M (2018-2019) offseason renovations. This will be your first chance to hear some of the new projects already planned for this offseason and what’s in store for 2020. We’ll tour Fresno Social, the Splash Park, Kodiak Club, and the clubhouse. There’s nothing better than having a hotdog and a beer at the ballpark! Sign up today and we look forward to hosting you on Monday, September 30th at Chukchansi Park.
Address: 1800 Tulare St. Fresno, CA 93721 (limited to 50)
The Fresno Bee – Rotarian: Tim Ricthey
We will meet in Café de Bee, the circa 1977 cafeteria that once served a staff of nearly 1,000 employees. We will share a brief history of The Fresno Bee and discuss how it’s changed over the years. We’ll also share key initiatives in place today and what the future Bee will look like. You will have the opportunity to meet with editors and reporters to learn how they work. We’ll share our process; i.e., how news is gathered and the standards used in reporting and editing. We’ll discuss the difference between news and opinion. We’ll also discuss why it’s important. Is a free and independent press the “enemy of the people” or is it foundational and vital to protecting our freedoms? How does a healthy free press contribute to a healthy community? We look forward to sharing our story and our thoughts, but we’re very interested in your feedback and opinions as well. We expect this to be a fun time of discussion and mutual learning. Thanks, and we will see you on the 30th.
Address: 1626 E Street, Fresno, CA 93706 (limited to 30)
LinkCare – Rotarians Brent Lindquist & Patty White
For 54 years Link Care Center has provide counseling, training and pastoral care to almost 6,000 Pastors and missionaries globally, and over 10,000 central California community members. We do this on a 10-acre campus near Shaw and West in Northeast Fresno, In addition we provide apartments for almost 100 seniors in studio and one-bedroom apartments. We also provide consulting and training service with NGOS locally and globally in many area. FREE FOOD, PRESENTATION AND A BOOK! CEO and Clinical Director Dr. Phil Collier will speak about suicide awareness and prevention ion in the workplace.
Address: 1734 W, Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711 (limited to 45)
The Business Journal - Rotarian’s: Gordie & Ashley Webster
Come join your favorite Webster’s for lunch @ The Business Journal where we will take you back in time to 1886, when the Webster Family started their publishing company (Gordie’s great, great Grandfather). Come learn the secrets behind the publishing world and see how we have led our company into its 5th Webster generation. Come meet the Editor and hear from each department head here at TBJ. We will take you step by step on how we put a paper together to go out every Friday and how we became a daily business news source here in our four-county area. We will end our fun with a tour of The Business Journal, and everyone can take a picture with President Trump in Gordie’s Office. We hope you can join us Monday, September 30th for Biz Day!
Address: 1315 Van Ness # 200 Fresno, Ca, 93721 (limited to 12)