▪ Bank of the Sierra has acquired the Woodlake branch of Citizens Business Bank.
▪ Fresno Organization of Retired City Employees awarded six $500 scholarships to: Collin Allen, a biology major at San Diego State; Cameron Allen, a film and television production major at USC; Hailey Bruce, a business administration major at California State University, Fresno; Ariana Jefferson, a journalism major at the University of Missouri, Columbia; James Dylan Jenkins, a civil engineering major at California State University, Fresno; and Rylie Sanders, a speech and hearing sciences major at the University of Washington.
▪ Morgan Stanley announced Lisa Marsella Purtell, wealth adviser and vice president, has been named to Working Mother magazine’s inaugural list of Top Wealth Adviser Moms.
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▪ The California Association of Retailers has installed Jared Martin as part of its 2018 Leadership Team as president-elect. He is a real estate broker and co-owner of Keller Williams Westland Realty.
▪ Fig Garden Rotary Club provided a grant of $2,000 to Habitat for Humanity.
▪ The East Fresno Rotary Club donated $300 to package 270 lunches that were provided to the Fresno Rescue Mission earlier this month.
▪ Fresno Rotary’s Environmental Health Team sent 400 water purification instruments to Puerto Rico to help in the hurricane Maria relief efforts.
▪ 24 individuals have been selected for Class 48 of the California Agricultural Leadership Program, an advanced leadership development experience for emerging agricultural leaders. They include Kelly Ansaldo of Fresno, Eric Bream of Visalia and John Ellis of Hanford.
▪ Visalia-based Suncrest Bank announced a merger with Sacramento’s Community Business Bank. The deal is scheduled to close in the second quarter of 2018.
▪ Mayor Lee Brand and Fresno City Manager Wilma Quan-Schecter announced that Jane Sumpter has been named the city of Fresno’s new assistant city manager, effective Nov. 27. She has served as the city’s budget manager since 2011.
▪ The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization, awarded an “A” to Adventist Health – Selma and a “B” to Adventist Health – Hanford for their commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.
▪ Saint Agnes Medical Center announced Cecilia “Cece” Guerra and Crystal Lopez as the winners of the Going the Extra Mile award. The award honors colleagues who provide outstanding customer service, deliver exceptional patient care and demonstrate the Saint Agnes mission and core values.
▪ Saint Agnes Medical Center announced nurses Randy Hoover and Arnie Joy Dano as the winners of the DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses. The award is part of a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by bedside nurses.
▪ The Growth Coach will launch a new franchise in Fresno to serve the surrounding communities. The Growth Coach of Central California is owned and operated by mother and daughter team, Angela and Kelsey Low, and provides business and sales coaching.
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