Bike HUB in Fillmore!

Promoting exercise and fun, Bike HUB (a mobile unit) has a mission to foster a safe, healthy community through bicycle-centered education, empowerment and advocacy in Ventura County. They are now in Fillmore. On Sunday, September 2, 2017 they had a bike ride and swim event that included a ribbon-cutting by the Fillmore Chamber of Commerce. For information please contact Jaime Ambriz 805.421.9182 or Email: jambriz@bikeventura.org.

Photo: Ralph Jimenez (Pres. Fillmore Chamber) , Jaime Ambriz (Bike HUB Project Mgr.), Ari Larson (Fillmore Chamber Board Dir.), Martha Espinoza, Michael Espinoza, Eric Maynard, Timothy Cox, Danny Meraz, Jena Branstetter (Bike HUB Board Secretary), Yvonne Adan (Bike HUB Board of Directors), John Vargas, Martin Gonzalez, Aaron Sandberg, Dulce Cox, Nathan Cox, Timmy Cox and Joshua Cox

Photo by: Ron Parker

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St. Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act Introduced!

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Harris, Feinstein Introduce St. Francis Dam Disaster Memorial Act

WASHINGTON -  Today, U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris and Dianne Feinstein (both D-CA) introduced the St. Francis Dam Disaster National Memorial Act, legislation which would establish a national memorial to honor the lives of the 1928 St. Francis Dam disaster that claimed the lives of 431 Californians. The Dam disaster was California’s second largest tragedy in terms of lives lost.

“We should not forget the hundreds of lives lost during one of the worst tragedies in California’s history,” said Senator Harris. “And while this monument will serve as a reminder of the consequences of a failure of infrastructure, it offers a lesson going forward.”

“It’s been almost 90 years since the catastrophic breach of St. Francis Dam, one of the most tragic events in California’s history,” said Senator Feinstein. “The dam’s collapse had an impact on the entire nation, with news of the tragedy appearing in newspapers as far away as Maine. This monument will honor the more than 400 lives lost and serve as constant reminder of how critical investments in dam and infrastructure safety are to our communities. That message is just as true today as it was when this horrible event occurred.”

The bill would also establish a 440-acre national monument around the area that would be managed by the U.S. Forest Service, and it would authorize the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to establish the memorial through the acceptance of donations for the purpose of creating and managing the Memorial. 

H.R. 2156, the house companion bill authored by Representatives Steve Knight (CA-25) and Julia Brownley (CA-26), unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year.

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Fillmore, Rancho Camulos, Piru, Santa Paula and Santa Clarita are working to commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the St. Francis Dam Disaster in March of 2018.

Chamber Member SCV Hospice Dir. Martha Navarette Speaker at Rotary!

Fillmore Chamber member Martha Navarette (Director of the Santa Clara Valley Hospice) spoke to Rotary Club of Fillmore this morning. She invited the public to the grand re-opening of their new facility on Friday, Sept. 15th @ 5pm (217 N. 10th St. Santa Paula.) All services at the facility are FREE and include, lending of medical equipment, transport to doctor appointments and case workers. They offer both physical and spiritual support (serving the communities of Fillmore, Piru, Santa Paula, Saticoy & Somis.) Call: 805.525.1333  https://www.facebook.com/Santa-Clara-Valley-Hospice-Home-Support-Group-Inc-203707996309490/

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First 2017 CNA Class Graduates from Greenfield Care Center in Fillmore.

Greenfield Care Center in Fillmore has graduated their first 2017 CNA class.  The next class will start on the second week of August.  To register for the class please go to Greenfield Care Center  at 118 B St in Fillmore to complete an application. The instructor Beatrice Colin/LVN will then schedule an interview with them. 

The names of graduates from left to right are: Itzel Lopez, Shovita Herrera, Denise Martinez, Destiny Orozco, Janet Espinoza, Marcela Hernandez, Silvia Garcia, Adriana Mercado, Jessica Acevedo, Blanca Reynoso, Intructor: LVN Beatrice Colin

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2017 June Yard of the Month goes to....the Jimenez Family! :)

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Congratulations to Ralph (1st Vice-President of the Fillmore Chamber of Commerce) and Lorena Jimenez on being named the June 2017 Yard of the Month. Their beautiful green tropical oasis features King, Queen and Pickling palms along with Banana trees and Tulips. They have three children, Matthew (attending UC Merced), Nick and Sophia. The Jimenez family was presented with a gift certificate for Otto & Sons Nursery. The house is located at 898 Union Pacific St. If you would like to nominate a yard in your neighborhood or have questions about Fillmore Civic Pride please contact Ari Larson at petenari55@hotmail.com or 805.794.7590.

85th Year Anniversary for Harrison Industries!

Congratulations to Fillmore Chamber members Harrison Industries on their 85th Anniversary! They had a great celebration on Tuesday, May 2, 2017! We appreciate all they do for the community! Wishing them many more years of success! 

Photo: Left to right: John Harrison, Gary Cushing, Ralph Harrison, Nan Drake, Ari Larson, Celina Zacarias and Ernie Villegas

2017 Student Legislative Forum!

The Fillmore Chamber of Commerce was honored to have worked in conjunction with  the office of Assemblymember Monique Limon in planning the 1st Annual Student Legislative Forum.held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Camarillo.  Fillmore High School and Middle School students attended and learned about the legislative process. 

Greenfield Care Center Joins the Fillmore Chamber of Commerce

Welcome to our newest member, Greenfield Care Center! 

Pictured from left to right: Chad Galley/Administrator, Carlos Romero/MPT Director of Rehabilitation, Dana Rich/RN, Sandra Smith/Business Development Manager and Ari Larson/Board Director Fillmore Chamber of Commerce.

http://www.fillmoregazette.com/front-page/fillmore-chamber-commerce-welcomes-greenfield-care-center-fillmore

FZ Tax Services Grand Re-Opening

FZ Tax Services Grand Opening February 4, 2017. Owner FZ Tax Services Frank Zamora (center).

FZ Tax Services Grand Opening February 4, 2017. Owner FZ Tax Services Frank Zamora (center).

A Grand re-opening for FZ Tax Serviceswas celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 with music, food samples and giveaways. Fillmore City Council member Tim Holmgren, The Fillmore Chamber of Commerce President Irma Magana, Vice President Martin Guerrero and Ari Larson (Public Relations and Marketing) were on hand for the ribbon-cutting. Also, in attendance were Miss Fillmore Natalie Johnston, 1st Princess Emily Armstrong and Miss Teen Fillmore Grace Garnica. The businesses is located in the Super A shopping center on Highway 126.