Weekend News Briefs from CVBT

September 8, 2017 9:01pm
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•  Fresno-based insurance network expands

•  Opportunities for small businesses coming up next week in Stockton

•  And more....

Olympic Insurance Agency joins United Valley

Olympic Insurance Agency of Burbank has joined United Valley Insurance Services of Fresno.

Olympic has been representing business and personal lines customers since 1947 and the family owned agency is operated by Donald Barberie, Donald Barberie II and Robert Barberie. Olympic has been an independent agency since 1947.

United Valley is an exclusive membership network helping over 80 independent insurance agencies in California and Arizona remain independent.


Free flu vaccinations set in Chico

Adults, as well as children ages 3 and up, can get a free flu shot at one of Enloe Medical Center’s three scheduled vaccination clinics this month. No-cost preservative-free vaccine for pregnant women will also be available at one of the clinics and by appointment at Enloe OB/GYN physician offices. All vaccines will cover four common flu strains.

“Getting a flu shot is the best way to prevent the flu,” says Judy Cline, director of Enloe’s Emergency Department, Prompt Care and Trauma Services, “and getting it each year helps build immunity to the variety of strains of flu that we may see.”

For pregnant women, a limited supply of preservative-free vaccines will be available at Enloe’s Walk-in Clinic at the Community Wellness Expo. Also, Enloe Women’s Services physician offices will have free preservative-free vaccines available by appointment for their pregnant patients. Women should contact their OB/GYN office for details.

Free Drive-Thru Clinic, Thursday, Sept. 21

7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Calvary Chapel, 1888 Springfield Drive, Chico

Free Walk-In Clinic, Tuesday, Oct. 3

7 a.m. to 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Chico Elks Lodge, 1705 Manzanita Ave., Chico

Free Walk-In Clinic, Saturday, Nov. 4

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (while supplies last) at Enloe's Community Wellness Expo (corner of W. 5th and Magnolia avenues)


Fresno airport gets new round of federal funds

Fresno Yosemite International Airport is getting a $13.3 million grant to help pay for repairs to a taxiway.

It's part of a total of $318.1 million in airport infrastructure grants to 78 airports in 34 states across the United States as part of the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program, which funds various types of airport infrastructure projects, including runways, taxiways, and airport signage, lighting, and markings.

Airports are entitled to a certain amount of AIP funding each year, based on passenger volume. If their capital project needs exceed their available entitlement funds, then the FAA can supplement their entitlements with discretionary funding.


Caltrans Partners for small business resource event


The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in partnership with the San Joaquin Regional Public Agency Consortium (SJPAC) is hosting “Get Connected,” an event focused on connecting local small businesses with public agencies.

This business expo will allow attendees to network with procurement, contracting, and other small business resources.  The event is free of charge for businesses to register and attend.


It is scheduled for:

Tuesday, September 12

8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

San Joaquin County Robert J. Cabral Agricultural Center

2101 E. Earhart Avenue



There are free seminars on:

• How to do Business with the State

• Federal Contracting 101

• How to be a Subcontractor on Federal Contracts

• Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification

• Contracting Errors to Avoid

• Matchmaking and much more…


Register in advance at: https://getconnected2017.eventbrite.com/

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