Guy Willias was the No. 1 producer for April for Guarantee Home Loans. Dave Falke and Nick Barayuga were recognized for their April production.
Don Valens' Autobody in Clovis and Pro Auto in Fresno received "green station" recognition from the California Department of Toxic Substance Control in partnership with the Bureau of Automotive Repair.
London Properties announces Aidee Fonseca as employee of the month for April and Dane Wildey as advocate of the month for April. Also, top listing team and top sales team for April was Larry Schrimp; individual top sales went to Michael Garabedian; and individual top listings went to Bobby Ward.
Kaweah Delta Medical Center honored five of its nurses and awarded the Physician of the Year at its annual nurses banquet. Di Hoffman, RN, received the Structural Empowerment Award; Melissa Filiponi, RN, received the New Knowledge, Innovation & Improvements Award; Lynn Byrd, RN, NICU, received the Exemplary Professional Practice Award; Dan Allain, RN, received the Tranformational Leadership Award; Julio Sanchez, RN, received the Nurse Philanthropist Award; and Dr. Leheb Araim, M.D., received the Physician of the Year Award.
Cedar View Winery in Sanger received a silver medal for there estate grown 2008 Alicante Bouschet from the Riverside International Wine Competition.
The UC Merced Small Business Development Center Regional SBDC Networks small business award winners were: City Wigs, Fresno; Laura Lodge, Coalinga; Navo Insurance, Visalia; Torian Group, Visalia
Nick Hugosson joined Coldwell Banker Premier Real Estate as a sales agent.
London Properties has hired Janet McRee, Patricia Locktow and Shaundra Ellsworth, residential sales for the Fresno office; Helen Harper, residential sales in the Clovis office; Darlene Hansen, residential sales in the Hanford office; and Esperanza Venegas, residential sales in the Madera office.
ASI Payroll announces David Pulido and Kristen Fry as their new business development managers. Pulido brings his veteran experience in business management and a decade of sales experience to the local payroll-processing company. Fry has more than five years of marketing and sales experience in the Central Valley and will focus on client growth.
Pearson Realty announced Michael Efird as a farmlands division sales associate, specializing in selling permanent crops in Fresno, Kings, and Madera counties. Efird graduated from California State University, Fresno, with a bachelor of science degree in business administration with an option in real estate and urban land economics. His family has been farming in the Central Valley for over 100 years.
United Carpet One announces Bill Sanders and Marilyn Sanders as new hires for the Shaw store location. Bill Sanders has 30 plus years in the flooring industry in the Valley, with extensive experience in commercial, builder and property management flooring needs. Marilyn Sanders has more than 18 years of experience in the flooring industry. She is accomplished in color and design, residential remodel and has insurance flooring replacement expertise.
Brooks Ransom Associates Consulting Structural Engineers announces Mark Bozzo as a new hire. Bozzo worked as in intern from 2005-07.
VA Central California Health Care System announces Dawn Golik as public affairs officer. Golik will manage media and communications, develop marketing and outreach strategies, and work with stakeholders on behalf of the VA.
Gibbs International Truck Centers announces Mark S. Rapin as sales manager for Fresno/Tulare locations. Rapin was previously co-owner of Freedom Ford Truck Center.
Catalyst Marketing Company announces Michael Pitzer as the creative director. Pitzer has 23 years of design experience and previously owned an advertising and design agency in Arizona.
Brooks Ransom Associates Structural Engineers announces Agustin Lara, a staff engineer, has become a full-time employee. Agustin has been with the company for over a year.
Fresno Bank of America Vice President Randy Dhindsa has been promoted to business banking market manager for the South Central Valley, including Fresno, Madera, Stockton, Visalia, Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach and Monterey.
DLL Insurance Agency of Fresno announces Tracy Hodge has become an account executive. Hodge has been with the company for two years as a customer service representative.