-- Steve Schilling, CEO of Clinica Sierra Vista, was inducted into the Grassroots Hall of Fame for 2011 by the National Association of Community Health Centers. The honor is bestowed on those who have made lasting contributions to insuring the creation, survival and strength of community health centers through their dedicated efforts over many years.
-- John Alkire was re-appointed as chairman of the board of directors for the California Authority of Racing Fairs.
-- Saint Agnes Diagnostic Breast Center was named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
-- Taj Randhawa, RE/MAX Gold Fresno office, was ranked No. 18 for RE/MAX Wordwide in Commercial Sales for 2010.
-- Steve Hash of Steve Hash Farms in Kingsburg is the new chairman of the California Grape & Tree Fruit League. David Jackson of Reedley-based Family Tree Farms is second vice chair, and Louis Pandol of Pandol Bros., Inc., in Delano, is secretary/treasurer.
-- Richard L. Rawson was named a corporate vice president of Adventist Health for Central California.
-- Jon Wallace Upton and Robert E. Bergin are now of counsel at the law firm of Caswell Bell & Hillison LLP.
-- Tonisha Pacheco was the loan officer of the month for March at US Mortgage Home Loan Center.
-- Travis Mann was appointed vice president and manager of the Rabobank Hanford branch.
-- Silva Andreotti, RE/MAX Gold Clovis office, was awarded the 100% club award; Nancy Mc Kee, RE/MAX Gold of Shaver Lake, was awarded the Executive Club Award; and Greg Judd, RE/MAX Gold of Shaver Lake, was awarded the Executive Award at a luncheon honoring RE/MAX Gold agents for their 2010 sales production.
-- The Visalia Chamber of Commerce announced its finalists for its 58th annual Business of the Year awards, which will be presented June 16 at the Visalia Convention Center.
Small-business finalists are Comfort Suites, Frank's Appliance, Jack & Charlie's Restaurant, SinglePoint Outsourcing and Superior Air.
Medium-business finalists are American Medical Response Mobile Life Support, Central Valley Business Forms, Pena's Disposal, Quail Park Retirement Village and ServiceMaster by Benevento.
The finalists among large businesses are Ben-E-Lect, Keller Williams Realty, Redwood Springs Healthcare Center and Visalia Community Bank.
Bravo Farms, Farm Credit West, Lagomarsino Group and Mitchell Insurance Services are finalists among agri-businesses.
-- The American Nurses Credentialing Center has recognized Kaweah Delta Health Care District as a Magnet-designated organization. Kaweah Delta is the 23rd Magnet-designated facility in California and is among more than 380 Magnet facilities. The Magnet Recognition Program was developed by the credentialing center to recognize health care organizations that provide nursing excellence. The program also provides a vehicle for disseminating successful nursing practices and strategies.
-- The Law Offices of Naser Nekumanesh has opened in Clovis at 1707 Willow Ave. The law offices handle criminal matters, business affairs and contracts and may be reached at (559) 324-7746.
-- Scott Vick was named senior vice president/chief financial officer for the Golden 1 Credit Union.
-- Rita Ingram joined the Principal Financial Group Fresno Business Center as a financial services representative.
-- Wayne Ferch and Charles Sandefur joined Adventist Health/Central Valley Network. Ferch is the new president and CEO and Sandefur is vice president of mission and community development.
-- Steven D. McGee and Christopher E. Seymour joined the Fresno office of the law firm of Dowling, Aaron & Keeler. Matthew R. Dildine, Nathan W. Powell and Jared C. Marshall also joined the law firm as associates.
-- Jenhi Ciapponi was promoted to vice president, commercial loan officer at Central Valley Community Bank.