he holiday season is one of our favorite times of the year, a time of thanks and giving. The cheer felt throughout this time of year is so heartwarming. The Tulare Chamber of Commerce encourages you to spread cheer throughout the community by continuing to support our local small businesses — Keep the Cheer Here.

Education in Tulare continues to make strides toward innovation. The Tulare Joint Union High School District hosted Business After Hours at its new Science and Administration building at Tulare Union. After a delay because of the pandemic, the school was excited to be able to open the doors to the new building in the spring of 2021. The two-story addition to the campus is home to the switchboard, nurse’s office, assistant principals’ offices, Career Center, world languages classrooms and science labs. The front of the building boasts a beautiful mural of the school’s mascot, which was painted by Tulare Union graduate David Flores (Class of 1989). 

New members of the chamber, Rankin Field Weapons Range, celebrated with a ribbon cutting. Located in Tulare, Rankin Field is a safe place to practice and perfect your shooting skills. Owned and operated by the Tulare County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, Rankin Field offers gun safety classes and an optimal training ground for safe target practices. Visit its website, rankinfield.org, or call (559) 684-8853 to get more information and schedule your visit.

Leadership Tulare members had their first of many day sessions. With a focus on education, class participants enjoyed presentations from various educational organizations and took site visits to education offices and campuses throughout Tulare. The Youth Ambassadors for Business had the opportunity to learn more about our downtown. The group had a walking tour and met with the Downtown Dream to learn more about business, economics and its vision for downtown Tulare.

The Tulare Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the community for its continued support throughout the year. We are looking forward to what 2022 will bring and hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season filled with cheer, laughter and love!