▪ Sierra Bancorp, the holding company of Bank of the Sierra, announced that its Board of Directors expanded the number of authorized directors to 10 and approved the appointment of three new board members effective Sept. 15. The newly-appointed directors, Robb Evans, Vonn R. Christenson and Laurence S. Dutto, were also appointed as directors of Bank of the Sierra by the bank’s board.
▪ Girl Scout Beth Buchanan won the Gold Award Project, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn. To receive the award, she created a drought-friendly community garden at University Presbyterian Church. Her drought-friendly garden uses wicking beds consisting of gravel, sand and soil layers separated by membranes in a large stainless steel horse trough. There are five troughs growing tomatoes, peppers, chocolate mint, cherry tomatoes and basil.
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▪ Kenny McMahen, outside sales professional at FASTSIGNS® of Fresno, received the Bronze Sales Award at the 2016 FASTSIGNS Outside Sales Summit. The award recognizes Outside Sales Professionals who achieved sales between $300,000 and $499,999 from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. With more than 615 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS centers worldwide, 90 Outside Sales Professionals received this award.
▪ Fig Garden Rotary Club provided a grant of $1,000 to Life Goes On for the construction of access ramps to homes, and $1,000 was provided to Valley Teen Ranch to help with the construction of a new addition.
▪ Don Waddell joined the Clovis Culinary Center as director to manage the development and day-to-day operations of the unique nonprofit facility. He spent the last 12 years as a culinary director and instructor at the Institute of Technology in Clovis and Fresno City College. He will oversee the design, layout, equipment selection and construction of the facility and will also organize and oversee all incubator functions and a number of special programs to assist those wishing to start or expand their food-related businesses.
▪ Michael Cadena joined ePlace Solutions Inc. as marketing manager.
▪ Jamil Nushwat was promoted to Supervising Deputy District Attorney for Tulare County. He brings nearly a decade of prosecutorial experience to the position, having been with the Office of the District Attorney since 2007. He will supervise the Visalia Prosecutions Department 4 Division.
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