The community gathered to celebrate its top citizens of 2016 last week during the annual Corcoran Chamber of Commerce banquet. Earning the honors were Karli Toone, Diane Gomez and Steve Brown. Before those three were introduced, however, the Corcoran Lions Club was showcased as Corcoran’s organization of the year.
Mar Vista Resources, a nutrient and surfactant manufacture for agriculture held their ribbon cutting and grand opening on December 12 for their new warehouse, lab, office and packaging facility.
Images/Radio Shack has joined the growing number of local firms to be spotlighted by the Corcoran Rotary Club's Business to Business program. Owner Debbie Kwast was on hand at last week's Rotary luncheon to make members of the organization familiar with her products.
The longtime Corcoran businesswoman originally opened as Images 35 years ago, providing photography services and video rentals and sales. Now an authorized Radio Shack franchise, the business is also a payment center for a huge list of customers, provides local Cricket phones and sales plans and offers such niche items as John Deere line of clothing and toys.
In addition to Radio Shack's signature electronics items, Kwast already expanded to offer Corcoran businesses and residents office supplies--including copy paper and a variety of ink cartridges--before Radio shack recently announced it was partnering with Office Maxx for the same purpose. Local residents can now check locally for a host of office items.
Saleh Obeid was a special guest at Thursday's meeting of the Corcoran Rotary Club. He was invited by Rotary to share information about Kings Drive in during the Business to Business highlight at the luncheon session.
Obeid told Rotarians he owned and operated the business for the past 15 years. The family-operated fast food restaurant provides the community with great food (judged by the Corcoran Journal last summer for serving the best burgers in town), friendly service and good prices, said Obeid. In addition to their burgers, the restaurant's milk shakes and pastrami sandwiches are favorites with local residents.
This week, Brian Dukes of Nova Storm Systems takes center ring.
Want a custom computer built from scratch? Brian Dukes is the man to call. Starting his now business in 2003, Dukes works out of office space at the Thurman and Thurman CPAs building, where he is involved in computer sales and service, networking solutions, high-speed wireless internet services and IP security cameras. As previously noted, he can also build computers to order.
And for those who like to game--this is the guy to provide the right platform.
Ramiro Sanchez took his talent for painting to Los Angeles Trade Tech and came back to Corcoran to paint almost everything in sight, from downtown murals to business signs. He talked about his career as the Business to Business guest at the Corcoran Rotary Club luncheon last week.
Born in Texas, he has spent most of his life in Corcoran. During a four-year-period, he did sign-painting in the Houston, Texas area.