▪ Assemblyman Jim Patterson honored Brad Hardie, CEO of Regency Property Management, with the 2016 Small Business of the Year award. The company is one of the largest property management companies in the Central Valley with hundreds of units under management, including HOAs, multifamily, residential and commercial properties.
▪ Gong’s IGA Market received a California Breastfeeding Coalition Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Award. The market has provided a supportive environment to enable breastfeeding employees and customers to express milk in a private room within the store and has a clear policy that customers may openly breastfeed anywhere in the store or use the established breastfeeding room. It was one of nine businesses to receive the award.
▪ At its 41st annual Respect for Law Luncheon, the Optimist Club of Greater Fresno honored six individual agents from the six law agencies that serve Fresno County. The award is given to the agent who has demonstrated outstanding service to the county during the past year in the fight against crime. The honorees and their agencies involved: intelligence analyst Stephanie Sexenian, Drug Enforcement Administration; Officer Wendell Wilson, Fresno County Sheriff’s Office; Officer Abraham Santos, California Highway Patrol; Officer Giuseppe Chiaramonte, Clovis Police Department; senior investigator Jody Flores, District Attorney’s Office; and Officer Robert Yeager, Fresno Police Department.
▪ Jose Garcia, Kaiser Permanente Fresno medical-surgical nurse, was a recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by bedside nurses.
▪ Tesoro Viejo, an upcoming master planned community in southeast Madera County, was honored with the 2016 Outstanding Planning Award in Innovation in Green Community Planning. The award honors its efforts to create and maintain a vibrant and healthy community. As a section award recipient, the community plan will next be submitted for statewide consideration.
▪ The Rotary Club of Fresno awarded $449.12 to ESA/Love Inc. for a Fujitsu Scansnap ix500 scanner for the office to move toward a paperless office. The organization helps mobilize churches in Fresno to help meet the needs of the underserved and disadvantaged that call their clearinghouse.
▪ Kaysha Rajani has joined Marjaree Mason Center as director of development and communications. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where she obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees in criminal justice. She is responsible for overseeing all external and internal communications, cultivating and guiding donor relationships, and managing marketing strategies and public relations for the agency.
▪ Susan Renfro is the new development officer for the Fresno County Public Library. She is a Fresno State alumna with a B.A. in sociology. She has worked on teams that have raised substantial funds to support the needs of the community.
▪ Rod Noll of U.S. Cold Storage recently was promoted to senior vice president of the western region. He provides regional oversight of 11 facilities throughout California, Utah and Nebraska.
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