Talks about growing up in Fresno, attending Fresno State, getting drafted in World War II and starting his ceramics business. He discusses becoming involved in the community, working with the Fresno Metropolitan Museum and the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame, Fresno State football and other organizations and receiving the Leon S. Peters Distinguished Service Award. […]
Discusses his feelings on being awarded the Leon S. Peters Distinguished Service Award and his friendship with Leon S. Peters. He talks about starting at Peerless Printing and eventually marrying the owner’s daughter and buying the business.
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 growing up in Clovis, talks about his father buying a Chevrolet dealership and growing up working there and eventually taking over for his father. He discusses his early education in Clovis, attending Fresno State and meeting his wife, Coke Hallowell in high school.
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 the changes to Fresno over the years, gives advice to young people just starting out on their own, especially in regards to getting an education. He discusses how the world of community involvement is changing and growing in scale, the importance of family and of striving to do more to help the community. […]
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 […]