GreetingsView – Happy New Year

Greetings and Happy New Year Modesto Friends
By Chris Murphy

First, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday last month and that your gatherings of friends and family filled you with love and hope. We had so much fun in downtown Modesto creating Rockin’ Holiday and now, with the our creation of the 50 foot tall Rockin’ Tree, the Miracle On 10th St Parade, ModShop, Spirit of Giving Run and the amazing fun that was created at Modesto On Ice, Downtown Modesto was really something special this season. We hope you enjoyed it and all of us at ModestoView are proud to help create these experiences for our community to enjoy.

Now let’s get down to business. Let’s make something!
This is a new year, full of opportunity, full of hope, full of do overs, full of first dates and firsts of all kind. We have a big chance to make peace this year. We have a chance to make a new economy. We can make Modesto the city it is destined to be. We can make it the home of American Graffiti, the home of the best food and wine production in the world, and we can be the home of a new industrial revolution with programming, 3-D, and craft products that will attract the brightest and best. In this issue will meet Brie who has opened the TinkerTank, a place for people to experiment with high-tech manufacturing. There will be a Hackathon, and there will be some of the best music and art in all of the region. These are the things that make our community a desirable place to be for our new professionals, both young and old. Check out our center spread as we have asked people in our community what they want to “learn to do something new”. We have asked “if you had a magic wand” as well and I think you will enjoy the response.

We have already built and created momentum. The trees are all lit up on 10th St and will stay that way all year long. ModestoView and Collins Electric teamed up and made this happen. New restaurants like Ralston’s Goat have opened, Commonwealth is packed, and Sandude Brewing will be moving to 11th soon and Modesto On Ice will be open through Jan 21. Every little piece fits together. Thousands of people rediscovered downtown Modesto last month. Why is this important? Cities with healthy downtowns win. These are the creative vibrant cities and this sends positive waves all the way across our city to Village One.

We all connect together, we all need to work together, and in the same way, local and world peace is created, we create the community where we become our own champions. Each local business and resident benefits for every new connection we make.

I want to wish our ModestoView community peace and prosperity as we go into 2016. We need to unite around our city, we need to embrace each other and welcome those with different backgrounds as this will make us even better. ModestoView stands for positive living. It is so easy for people to throw rocks and have a negative voice, but together we will rise above the din of negativity and reach the sky.

Thank you for being ModestoView friends. I am glad you are here and please let me know what we can do to make ModestoView even better.

Chris Murphy
Publisher and Founder – ModestoView<>

Dedication – By Chris Murphy
I wish love, life and happiness to my girls. Love to Madison who was married this year, Wisdom to Abigail as she explores her future studying in France and Happiness to Becky as her love and talent make this a better world and me a better man. I wish gratitude to all of the significant others and spouses of the people that dive head first in to make our community better as I know how much time and effort it takes and your patience and tolerance is truly appreciated.



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.