Talks about growing up in Chicago during World War II, moving to Fresno and going to Edison High School, working in various auto dealerships in Fresno before purchasing his first dealership with Chrysler and adding more dealerships over the years.
Talks about how he got into journalism while a student at Fresno State, worked his way up from reporter to editor at the Fresno Bee and eventually moved into the business side of the operation as general manager and publisher. He discusses the importance of ethics and values in business. He also talks about the […]
Talks about his surprise and gratitude at receiving the Leon S. Peters Distinguished Service Award, talks about growing up in Fresno, working as a farm laborer, joining the army and attending Fresno City College and Fresno State. He discusses running for City Council and winning and facing discrimination and overcoming it through hard work and […]
Talks about his friendship with Leon S. Peters, working with him in the wine business and how Peters helped them get their business going by financing equipment. He discusses working with Pete Peters to design and develop some of the stainless steel tanks they used in the winery business.
Talks about his working relationship and friendship with Leon S. Peters while he was president of Community Hospital and in the Rotary organization as well as Peters’ contributions to the community and Community Hospital in particular.
Talks about how honored and humbled he was to receive the Leon S. Peters Distinguished Service Award and about becoming involved in the community and giving back. He discusses his early life and moving from Visalia to Clovis and attending Temperance-Kutner Elementary and Clovis High School, graduating from Fresno State and later supporting Fresno State […]
Talks about her early life in Fresno, moving to Del Rey and meeting Leon S. Peters when she worked at Chooljian’s Packing Company before moving to Fresno and working for Devlin-Drew. She discusses how Leon got started with and later purchased Valley Foundry & Machine Works.