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Emerging Leaders Institute Kicks Off  Workshop Series

Saturday, September 07, 14 at 3:00 p.m.

The Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce and the Merced College Emerging Leaders Institute are partnering for a round of workshops beginning September 7.


The first course in the series will be “Employee Engagement: Improve Performance, Productivity, and Retention,” based on the Gallup Organization’s  extensive research on how to engage employees.

The initial workshop will be held Thursdays, Sept. 7 and Sept. 14 from 8 a.m. to noon with a second class going from 1–5 p.m.  An additional session will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 13 and run from 1-5 p.m. All workshops will be held at the Merced College Business Resource Center at 630 W. 19th  St. in downtown Merced.


The workshop is $23 and earns half a unit of college credit. For more information or to sign-up, call 209.386.6733

UC Merced Journey 5K: A Run For Ryan

Saturday, September 9 at 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Hosted by UC Merced Alumni Association

5200 N Lake Rd, Merced, California 95343

Join the campus and local community in the third annual JOURNEY 5K fund run! This family-friendly community event is a walk/run that now also features a “5 & Under Kids Course”. In addition, the Student Alumni Association will be hosting the post-run “Beginnings BBQ” open to all.


This year’s Journey 5K is also “A Run for Ryan” to honor the late Ryan Nunez, head coach of the UC Merced men’s and women’s cross country teams, and his passion for the sport he loved and the student athletes he mentored. Any gifts made will support the “Ryan Nunez Cross Country Scholarship” to support UC Merced cross country student athletes. To learn more about Ryan Nunez, please go to giving.ucmerced.edu/a-run-for-ryan or call: (209) 228-2586~email: alumni@ucmerced.ed

Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance

When: Monday, September 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Atwater Community Center

The City of Atwater is committed to never forgetting the events of 9/11 and has had an annual event to commemorate that day.

“As we join in serving causes greater than ourselves and honoring those we lost, we are reminded of the ways that the victims of 9/11 live on- in the people they loved, the lives they touched, and the courageous acts they inspired, we pledge to carry on their legacy of courage and compassion, and to move forward together as one people.

The Woman Entrepreneur - A Conference to Explore Women Entrepreneurship

The Woman Entrepreneur – A Conference to Explore Entrepreneurship for Women is meant to help educate women here at UC Merced and local community on the benefits of entrepreneurship. Also, helping those who may have an idea or interest regarding starting a business.

The Women Entrepreneur Conference will be held at KL355 - UC Merced Campus on September 12th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Registration starts at 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.

The conference is as follows:

· 30-minute panel review with our current UCM Venture Lab women entrepreneurs

· Speaker #1 – Lenore Estrada of Three Babes Bakeshop (Central Valley Success Story)

· Speaker #2 – Carrie Norton of Green Business Base Camp (Established Successful Entrepreneur)

· Breakout session with local entrepreneur mentors

We would like to invite you to participate in the conference. Come benefit from other like-minded women in our community. Learn more about the UC Merced Venture Lab or just educate yourself on entrepreneurship.

Appetizers and Refreshments will be served

Questions: Contact Stephanie Butticci E: sbutticci@ucmerced.edu ~ Phone: (209) 228-4371


3rd Annual Farmers Insurance Customer Appreciation & Business Mixer

Thursday, October 5 at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Farmers Insurance/ Fragoso Insurance Agency

3371 G St, Bldg B, Merced, California 95340

(209) 628-2920~email: afragoso@farmersagent.com

2017 Installation and Awards Dinner

Friday, October 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

The Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you, your significant other, your colleagues and your friends to the 2017 Installation Dinner & Awards Ceremony on October 6, 2017. The Installation Ceremony allows the Hispanic Chamber to introduce and inaugurate our new Board Members and Officers for 2017–2018 to the community.


 The Awards Ceremony allows the Chamber to recognize outstanding citizens in our community. If you know an outstanding Hispanic Man or Woman please request and complete a nomination form.


On behalf of the Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, we thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you at our event.

Who’s Ready To Battle?

Friday, October 6, 2017

For one special night, unleash your inner youth and have some fun! Come to play or watch as 32 local businesses go to battle on ping pong tables for the perpetual trophy and championship bragging rights! Fun seekers can also try their hand at a variety of competitive and non-competitive games and activities, or just enjoy the art display featuring work by our Club Kids. This casual evening of networking fun will rejuvenate the child in you. Food and bar stations created by Double Tree will allow you to refuel and get back into the game. Come out and have a good time in support of an amazing event benefiting the youth of Stanislaus County.


Location: Modesto Centre Plaza  1000 L Street  /  Modesto, CA 95354


$50 per person

Purchase tickets by clicking here or by calling (209) 222-5826.


For more info or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please email laura@wardpromotional.com.

Clean Up

Saturday, October 21, 2017 ~ 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The City of Atwater is planning Clean Up for anyone living inside Atwater City limits. Two forms of identification will be needed. You can use a City water at PG&E/MID bill along with a valid driver’s license or some other ID showing your address. It will be off Industry Way near Business Park again and we are working on a different route of travel in and out to alleviate the traffic problem we experienced this last Spring.

4th Annual Mariachi Dinner Fundraiser

Nuevo Latino Rotary Club of Winton

Saturday, October 21 at 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

760 E Bellevue Rd, Atwater, CA 95301-2865, United States

It’s that time of year again!

The Mariachi Dinner fundraiser for the Nuevo Latino Rotary Club of Winton is a fun filled cultural experience that guarantees a good time, always!


Would you come and join us for wonderful Mexican food from La Morenita, fun traditional games, dancing, silent auction, great tasting margaritas and amazing folkloric dancers?


 Doors open at 5:30 p.m.~ For tickets call (209) 643-5347


“It’s U.S. Constitution Time!!!”

The 6th Annual 2017 Young Patriot Challenge poster, essay, and speech, U.S. Constitution contest, open to all K thru 12 Merced county students ( including Homeschooled) is Sept.18-22. Prizes include cash gift cards, and a computer tablet.

Prizes will be presented by local and state dignitaries, at our ypc awards ceremony, At the Atwater Community Center, 760 E. Bellevue Rd, Atwater, CA on October 25, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.

 See www.ypcusa.net for contest information, instructions, and rules. Call Barbara RIIS-Christensen, YPC Committee Chairperson @ Phone (209) 358-8404 with yourquestions.

The Women’s Auxiliary

“A Modesto Community Connection”

Please Save the Date

The Red, Black and Green Ball

Friday, December 8, 2017~6:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Proceeds from this event provide scholarships for High School graduates

For information call: Synthia Lofton: (209) 543-5769.

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