▪ Sierra Bancorp, parent of Bank of the Sierra, announced that its board of directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.14 per share. The dividend was approved subsequent to the board’s review of the company’s financial performance and capital strength for the quarter ended Sept. 30. It will be paid on Nov. 16, 2017 to shareholders.
▪ Healthgrades has recognized Adventist Health Hanford and Selma medical centers among the top 10 percent in the nation for joint replacement, as measured by performance, for the second year in a row. Categories were total hip replacement, total knee replacement and treatment of heart attack.
▪ The Central Valley Health Foundation raised over $80,000 to help the Breast Care Center at a gala on Oct. 5. The funds will help purchase a tomosynthesis machine, an advanced type of mammogram that creates a 3D image of the breasts using X-rays.
▪ Sierra Bancorp, parent of Bank of the Sierra, announced its unaudited financial results for the three- and nine-month periods ended Sept. 30. Sierra Bancorp recognized consolidated net income of $5.742 million for the third quarter of 2017, reflecting an increase of $1.813 million, or 46 percent, relative to the third quarter of 2016.
▪ The Bulldog Pride Fund established two new awards. The Bulldog Pride Fund: Larry Newsome Theatre Arts Award of $2,000 per year has been established with $50,000 in new donations, and The Bulldog Pride Fund: Eartha Kitt Vocal Performance Award of $2,000 per year has been established with an additional $50,000 in new donations.
▪ The East Fresno Rotary Club donated $2,000 to provide lunch to residents of Masten Towers on Oct. 21. More than 125 residents were served lunch by Rotary members and volunteers. In addition, the club donated Thanksgiving turkeys to the low-income senior residential facility.
▪ A groundbreaking for California’s first dairy digester pipeline project will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calgren Renewable Fuels, 11704 Road 120 in Pixley. Ten dairies and 20 miles of pipeline are expected to go online in 2018. The digesters extract energy from manure by removing methane gas emissions.
▪ Sports Car Market Magazine announced Maxwell Janisch, of Janisch Automotive Consulting of Fresno, as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Specialty Automotive Industries successful individuals in the world for 2017-2018. This is the highest honor attainable for an individual within the Classic & Exotic Car Fields throughout the world.
▪ Blair, Church & Flynn Consulting Engineers, a multi-discipline professional services firm, was recognized as a 2017 Supplier of the Year Award honoree at the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s annual Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange in Detroit.
▪ Andrea Staples joined Adventist Health Physical Therapy in Hanford as a new physical therapist, caring for patients with a variety of conditions, including those who’ve suffered a stroke. She studied for a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at California State University, Fresno and completed her student rotation at Adventist Health’s physical therapy office in Lemoore.
▪ The following real estate agents have joined Century 21 C. Watson at the Palm Avenue location: Rachael Awad, Cathy Bertao, Lori Buffington, Piper Brown, Nedra Coye, Ryan Davis, Josh Duran, Loree Etchison, Kelly Gallenkamp, Chaylon Holland, Nicole Ruan, Russ Matsumoto, Joseph Perez, Mike Petrosyan, Vijay Raman, Heather Roberts, Scott Seidel and John Sweeney.
▪ Central Valley Community Bank has announced the addition of Rick Shaeffer, senior vice president, as agribusiness team leader. He brings over 25 years of agribusiness leadership, lending, portfolio management and client service expertise to the bank.
▪ Family HealthCare Network has announced the addition of Eunkyo Cho, DDS, and Anna Grace, PA-C, to its provider team. The community of Visalia will have access to dental services from Dr. Cho and family medicine services from Grace.
▪ Wells Fargo Home Mortgage added Bridgette Coulman to its team as a home mortgage consultant. She brings over 15 years of experience.
▪ Central Valley Community Bank announced the addition of Timothy L. Welch, investment representative for the Central Valley Investment Services department and dual employee with Investment Centers of America, Inc. He brings over 25 years of financial services and professional investment management experience to the bank and will be responsible for managing and developing client relationships with non-deposit investments, in addition to business development throughout Fresno and Madera counties.
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