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March 19, 2020 executive order from Governor Gavin Newsome. The California State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health is ordering all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, critical government services, schools, childcare, and construction, including housing construction.  See below for the State of California coronavirus response and updates.



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Book your Business Before Hours Today!

Contact Events Coordinator, Felicia Lopez 209-577-5757

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Join us for an evening of networking and meeting new like-minded people that surround the Central Valley. So lets get together and build incredible center of influences.

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We are always looking for new Chamber U speakers.

Do you have something educational to share with our community? We are always eager to learn!

Contact the Chamber today, we would love to hear from you



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EDC Meeting- The Modesto Chamber of Commerce conference room- This is open to the public

Join us in the Chamber conference room Wednesday morning April 1, 2020 at 7:30 with Laurie Smith & Bob Quintella, City of Modesto Parks & Recreation.

Topic:Parks, recreation & neighborhoods: Dedication to quality of life

The primary mission of the Modesto Chamber of Commerce is to develop and promote initiatives that will unleash the economic potential of the Greater Modesto Area for the benefit of all our citizens. Benefits accrue from a vibrant, growing economy in the form of more and better-paying jobs, a stronger sense of community and a continuously improving quality of life.


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During the 2020 calendar year, the city of Modesto will hold a sesquicentennial celebration – Modesto150 – consisting of a series of community events.  Across the city, organizations and communities are encouraged to participate!

The goals of the Modesto150 celebration are to:

  • Embrace civic pride through a celebration of the city’s history.
  • Strengthen the role of Modesto’s heritage as a part of its cultural identity for residents and visitors.
  • Enhance long-term public appreciation of Modesto’s heritage, while keeping an eye toward a fresh and prosperous future.
  • Increase awareness of Modesto’s historic buildings, structures, landscapes, and people.
  • Involve greater numbers of people in preservation-related and economic development efforts.

Explore the official Modesto150 website to learn how you can celebrate with us, and consider partnering with the City of Modesto to help get the word out about your Modesto150 event!

View the Modesto150 fact sheet (PDF) for more information.

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The next regular municipal election for the City of Modesto will be held on Nov. 7. On or before that date, registered voters will cast their ballot for, among other races, city council candidates in Districts 2, 4, and 5.

The Modesto Chamber of Commerce reminds its members it is essential to be part of the democratic process. The first part of that process is to register to vote; if you haven’t already, please visit to learn more. The second part of the democratic process is to learn everything you can about what is coming up on the ballot; that includes doing the research to determine which of the candidates align more closely to your own views and values. The third part is to get out and vote!

As part of this important process, the Chamber sent questionnaires to each of the seven candidates for Modesto city council, and invited each to attend an interview-of-sorts. Each candidate (three from District 2, two from District 4, and two from District 5) responded to the questionnaire, and their responses have been published here—in their own words—for your education. For the interviews, the candidates met collectively with their district opponents and members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors and Government Relations Committee. We asked each candidate to elaborate on their questionnaire answers, and it was solely based on those interviews and their written responses the Board of Directors ultimately decided which candidates to formally endorse for office.

The Board of Directors chose not to endorse a candidate in Districts 2 and 5, and elected to endorse incumbent Bill Zoslocki for District 4.

In endorsing Bill Zoslocki for District 4 city council, the Board reaffirmed its goal in standing aligned with policy makers who steadfastly support the policy statements made by the Chamber, specifically in relation to economic development and growing the local business climate.

On Mar. 7, 1995, Stanislaus County voters, by more than a two-thirds vote, approved a five-year Library Sales Tax effective from July 1, 1995 until June 30, 2000. In 1999, voters, by more than a two-thirds vote, approved a five-year extension of the tax to June 30, 2005. In 2004, more than two-thirds of the voters approved an eight-year extension of the library tax through June 30, 2013. In 2012, more than two-thirds of the voters again voted for a five-year extension, which will expire on June 30, 2018, unless Measure S is adopted.

The Modesto Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Government Relations Committee believe this is an excellent track record, and shows residents of Stanislaus County truly believe the library is an asset for lifelong learning. Your Chamber fully endorses Measure S, the renewal of the special library tax.

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