published on July 19, 2019 - 8:09 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff


Fresno’s Premier Valley Bank has announced a pair of new team additions. Samantha Soler recently joined treasury management as treasury management officer, AVP, and Inderdeep Gill  recently joined as a commercial banker.

James M. Ford, president and CEO of Central Valley Community Bank (Bank) and Central Valley Community Bancorp, announced the promotion of Blaine Lauhon to executive vice president, market executive to manage the Bank’s Northern region; and welcomes Ken Ramos, executive vice president, market executive to oversee the Southern region. The decision to expand the Bank’s leadership team with two executive vice president, market executives is part of the reorganization plans announced earlier in 2019 to combine the commercial and community banking divisions under one leader, James Kim, executive vice president and chief operating officer, to create a single dynamic client service and revenue structure that supports the growing footprint and strategic vision for the company’s future. Under this new structure, Lauhon will manage the northern region encompassing Greater Sacramento, Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties, while Ramos will oversee the Bank’s southern region, which includes Merced, Madera, Fresno, and Tulare counties. 


RE/MAX Gold has announced that REALTOR Michele Stephens has returned to RE/MAX Gold. Stephens brings to the office more than 20 years of local real estate and specializes in helping first-time homebuyers, move-up sales and short sales.

London Properties, Ltd. Is pleased to announce the arrival of the follow residential salespeople: Luke Carlson joining the Clovis office; Menas Arisian, formerly with Realty One Group, joining the Clovis office; Jhanet Vargas joining the Madera office; Craig Solis, formerly of Fresno Income Properties, joining the Fresno office; Rozine Bedoyan  joining the Fresno office; Ricardo Reyes , formerly with Re/Max Gold, joining the Fresno office; Jesus Valencia , formerly of Exit Realty, joining the Sanger office; and Nathalie Amaral , joining the Fresno office. 


Samuel Molina , state director for Mi Familia Vota, was sworn in as a member of the Immigrant Affairs Committee on Monday. The City of Fresno approved a resolution to establish the IAC, dedicated to addressing the needs and concerns of the immigrant community, in February. Members of this Committee will be advising the City of Fresno on issues related to immigrants. Molina was born and raised in Fresno and has been working for Mi Familia Vota for five years advocating for immigration reform changes on the local, state and federal level.


The Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group team continues to grow with the addition of a pair of new staff members in the firm’s Fresno office.  Stephen Spencer , PE, a principal engineer, and Kelly McEnerney , an assistant engineer, have both recently joined the firm and will provide water related civil engineering services. Spencer has more than 25 years of professional experience in consulting civil engineering, with a strong project management background covering a wide variety of projects. McEnerney completed her civil engineering undergraduate studies at Loyola Marymount University and earned her master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. 


Nexstar Media Group, Inc. announced this week that Matthew Rosenfeld  has been promoted to senior vice president and regional manager of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. The appointment reflects Nexstar’s strategy to promote from within and from acquired entities by identifying proven broadcast and digital media leaders to oversee its assets on a regional basis. Rosenfeld’s promotion is effective immediately upon the completion of Nexstar’s acquisition of Tribune Media Company, which is expected to occur in third quarter of 2019. In his new role, Rosenfeld will work across the Nexstar organization and with other corporate personnel to improve operating efficiencies and the effectiveness and service of the company’s operations. Rosenfeld will continue to be based out of Nexstar’s Fresno operations overseeing the local NBC and CBS affiliates.


B-K Lighting is pleased to welcome its fifth and final board of directors member, Curt Daily, who brings a wealth of dynamic finance, operations and business acumen to the table. He primarily held leadership positions within sales, distribution and manufacturing companies in the fast-paced, ever-evolving high-tech field, including Hitachi, Pelco and Schneider Electric. His experience encompasses senior leadership responsibilities for international teams of up to 300-plus employees in 30-plus countries, across multiple disciplines from finance, IT and supply chain, to operations logistics and administration, while living both domestically and abroad.


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) this week announced a new Strategic Alliance supporting California’s 4 million small businesses. The SBA’s six California Offices will work with CalChamber to strengthen and expand small business development in California, including in rural areas that support important industries such as timber and natural resources, and in Opportunity Zones which spur growth in low-income communities. The new partnership will kick off in July with a free training webinar for California small business owners on state labor and employment laws.

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