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Welcome from the President

Welcome to the Clovis LifeStyle Magazine presented by the Clovis Chamber of Commerce. As you browse through these pages you’ll see the values and assets that personify our high-quality city. You’ll quickly agree that Clovis is a special place to live.

Others also agree as we have been named the Number One City to Raise a Young Family in California. To those of us who live here, it is an obvious choice. We enjoy the benefits of a responsibly run government, award-winning public safety, a nationally recognized school system and a growing economic base. The Clovis Chamber is proud to play a part in our city’s success.

Chamber members and staff are involved with government committees and serve on commissions. Recently we were involved with the Economic Development Strategy Advisory Committee that led to the creation of the new general plan. Clovis’ smart housing and land use plans places us as the 15th best city in California for home ownership.

The Clovis Unified School District is one of the main reasons people move to Clovis. With high API scores, award-winning budget management and a 92 percent graduation rate, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the top districts in the state.

The Chamber works closely with the district. In 2014, we became a host for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy that teaches business ownership skills to middle and high school students. We were asked by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to be the first to present the program in California that was created in 2004 by the University of Rochester. The support from the students, their parents, the district and local community leaders has been tremendous. This valuable program has literally changed students’ lives and prepares them to become highly skilled, productive members of society with good character.

Business is booming in Clovis. Thanks to our well-run City Hall, we weathered the recession strongly and are now filling vacant storefronts and building new ones. National chains as well as locally run companies are providing much needed retail and commercial revenue while the service sector continues to grow.

Adding to the quality of life in Clovis

is the Chamber’s two festivals, BIG Hat Days in April and ClovisFest in October. Attracting over 200,000 visitors each year they and numerous Old Town events add to the economic vitality of local merchants and provide a wonderful tradition for Valley families.

Clovis businesses recognize the value of belonging to the Clovis Chamber that provides them with not only first class networking events but also a sense of community that supports their efforts to grow our economy. We consider our members to be our most valuable assets.

As the Chamber of Commerce, it is an honor to represent the businesses of such a well-run city as Clovis. Our pride is well-earned and will only continue to grow as we have an impact on the city’s future. We invite you to join us and be a part of an incredible experience.

Mark Blackney, CEO
Clovis Chamber of Commerce

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