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Chamber earns statewide recognition for seventh consecutive year
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The California Chamber of Commerce recognizes the efforts of outstanding local chambers every year with the President's Circle Award. The Turlock Chamber of Commerce was one of 28 chambers to receive the prestigious award this year — and one of eight to have received the award all seven years it has been presented.

The award recognizes chambers for excellence in business advocacy by publishing vote records of their state legislators on key business issues, generating letters to state elected officials on issues of interest to members and helped their members comply with California employment laws.

"The Turlock Chamber is very excited about the accomplishment of receiving this award, " said Turlock Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Sharon Silva.

"We are a voice for the business community, through working with our legislators and being a part of a statewide business coalition," she continued.

Helping businesses navigate the ever-changing laws and regulations regarding human resources is also something the Turlock Chamber takes pride in doing right.

"We help our members stay current with new labor laws — like the new paid sick leave law taking effect July 1 — and offer them tools to be compliant," said Silva.

The President's Circle Award isn't the only award the Chamber has received this year. In February, the Turlock Chamber was recognized by the Western Association of Chamber Executives with an honorable mention for its 90-minute video communicating the value of the chamber.