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Something amazing is happening in Bakersfield, CA. The once small-town has doubled in its' population over the past twenty years. Now the 9th largest city in California, the growing community is experiencing a cultural shift as it welcomes a more diverse population while still valuing its' rich history, honoring the traditions, institutions and values that have made us who we are. Join our hosts Andrae Gonzales, Rachel Magnus, Jesus Gonzalez & Carla Barrientos as they explore the dynamic people, places and culture of our community.

Feb 21, 2020

Jay Tamsi is the president and CEO of the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He was named 2019 Chamber Executive of the Year by the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce.

A Delano native who graduated from Bakersfield College and Cal State Bakersfield, Tamsi has led the chamber for eight years.

“I’m honored and humbled to receive this award for doing what I truly care about: serving my community,” Tamsi said in a news release. “It’s been my pleasure to see the growth of our membership and the achievements made by small business owners who have benefited from our programs and business services. My success is their success.”