Fresno SBA and AARP to Host National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day

Apr 18, 2014 No Comments by

FRESNO – The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP will again team up on Wednesday. April 23, to host the Second National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Day.  The event is targeted at entrepreneurs over the age of 50.     SBA and AARP will host an information booth at the Manchester Mall on April 23 from 11 a.m. to [...]

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Deloitte Consumer Spending Index Continues to Slide

Apr 18, 2014 No Comments by

NEW YORK, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index (Index) dropped half a point in March, but continues to indicate positive conditions for consumers. The Index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending[i]. “The outlook for consumer spending remains healthy,” said Daniel Bachman, Deloitte’s senior U.S. economist. “The Index declined primarily due [...]

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Earth Day 2014 Sees Empowered Employees Demanding Green Workplace

Apr 17, 2014 No Comments by

MALVERN, Pa., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Forty-four years of Earth Days (April 22) have clearly emboldened employees to demand a greener workplace. A full 3 out of 4 employed U.S. adults[1] (75 percent) say they would insist upon change if they saw obvious wasteful practices at work, according to a new online survey of over 900 U.S. workers [...]

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Visalia Chamber’s Annual Awards Celebration is June 19

Apr 17, 2014 No Comments

VISALIA - Each year the Visalia Chamber of Commerce honors those businesses and individuals who consistently go above and beyond to support the community.  This year is no exception as dozens of nominations have been submitted for the 2014 Man and Woman of the Year as well as Small, Medium, Large, Non-profit and Agri-Business of the [...]

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Tulare Student Elected State FFA President

Apr 16, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO — Dipak Kumar of Tulare Future Farmers of America (FFA) was elected state president during the 86th annual California State FFA Leadership Conference that concluded yesterday. More than 5,000 FFA members from throughout the state were challenged to “pave the way” throughout the four-day event held at Selland Arena in downtown Fresno as well as on [...]

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Study Shows Classroom Design is Key Contributing Factor in College Students’ Enrollment Decisions

Apr 16, 2014 No Comments

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Classrooms have a larger influence over prospective students’ enrollment decisions than university provided amenities such as dining and fitness facilities, according to a new study commissioned by Steelcase Education Solutions. While campus admissions materials emphasize new athletic facilities and elaborate dining halls, this study shows that these are not the [...]

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Local Media Professionals to Meet with Visalia Young Entrepreneurs Academy Students

Apr 15, 2014 No Comments

VISALIA – On April 22 students from the Visalia Young Entrepreneurs Academy will meet with local media professionals to learn the do’s and don’ts of working with the media. Six students groups will be launching their new businesses at the upcoming State of the Chamber Expo to be held on May 13 at the Holiday [...]

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New Survey Shows Older Generations Embrace Mobile as Local Shopping Companion

Apr 15, 2014 No Comments

TROY, Mich., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Boomers and Seniors are quickly following in the footsteps of their Gen Y and Gen X counterparts by actively using their mobile devices throughout the local purchasing process, according to the results of a new survey. The data demonstrate the growing importance for local businesses to invest in their mobile presence [...]

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Photo Gallery Of The Grizzlies Opening Weekend

Apr 14, 2014 No Comments

 

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Less than Half of Americans Believe Humans are Cause of Global Climate Change

Apr 14, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – It’s something everyone complains about – it’s too hot or it’s too cold; it’s too snowy/rainy or it’s too dry. Weather is the great equalizer and as winter finally (hopefully) makes its way into spring, it’s interesting to note that over three-quarters of Americans (77%) say they prefer summer over winter. [...]

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming to Fresno State in 2015

Apr 14, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO — The California Energy Commission announced that Fresno State will receive a grant of more than $397,000 for construction of an on-campus electric vehicle charging station. The charging station, scheduled to open in September 2015, will be built in parking Lot P2, near the intersection of Woodrow Avenue and Matoian Way, west of the Save [...]

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Overwhelming Majority of Companies Say Soft Skills are Just as Important as Hard Skills

Apr 11, 2014 No Comments

CHICAGO, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Don’t skimp on soft skills when writing your resume. The vast majority of employers – 77 percent – believe that soft skills (less tangible skills associated with one’s personality, such as a positive attitude) are just as important as hard skills (skills that are learned to perform a specific job function and [...]

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Children’s Hospital’s Adaptive Sports Program Scores Reeve Foundation Grant

Apr 11, 2014 No Comments

MADERA – The Children’s Hospital Central California Adaptive Sports Program will add new sports equipment thanks to a $1,500 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The awarded funds will purchase new tennis racquets, tennis balls and basketballs, allowing  the Adaptive Sports program to offer expanded recreational and athletic experiences for [...]

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Central Valley Community Bank and Valley Crime Stoppers Expand Free Document Shredding Events Throughout the Valley

Apr 10, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – Daniel J. Doyle, chief executive officer of Central Valley Community Bank (CVCB) has announced the expansion of its free document shredding events to 18 locations throughout the San Joaquin Valley with the addition of Tulare County in 2014. In its eighth year, the CVCB Free Document Shredding campaign allows businesses and individuals to [...]

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Report: U.S. Teens Say They Are Sleep-Deprived and Stressed

Apr 10, 2014 No Comments

CHEVY CHASE, Md., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – American teens say they are not getting enough sleep and they are feeling the weight of stress according to a teen-led research study of nearly 1,000 youth ages 13 to 19. The news comes as part of the Teens Take on Health report released by National 4-H Council and Molina Healthcare at [...]

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Visalia Chamber to Offer Supervisors’ Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Apr 09, 2014 No Comments

VISALIA - Pacific Employers has partnered with the Visalia Chamber of Commerce to present the state-mandated Supervisors’ Sexual Harassment Prevention Training seminar each quarter in 2014.  The next workshop will take place Wednesday, April 23, 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the Lamp Liter Inn (3300 W. Mineral King Ave. Visalia).  Additional workshop will be offered July 23 and October 23.  California Assembly [...]

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Study Finds Links Between Planning, Discipline and Happiness in Retirement

Apr 09, 2014 No Comments

MILWAUKEE, April 9, 2014 / PRNewswire / — The more discipline an individual brings to financial planning, the more financially secure he or she feels in the present, and the greater likelihood they’ll be happy in the future, according to a study released by Northwestern Mutual. These are the first set of findings from the 2014 Planning [...]

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Spring Break Expected to Increase Activity at Fresno Yosemite Int’l Airport

Apr 08, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – Airports around the country, including Fresno Yosemite International Airport, are anticipating increased passenger activity during the 2014 Spring Break Season. Airport statistics indicate a 6.86 percent increase in passengers for April of 2013 and an 11.20 percent increase for May of last year. In preparation for the peak seasonal travel period, officials at [...]

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Gender Wage Gap Persists in Almost All Occupations

Apr 08, 2014 No Comments

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — According to a new analysis by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), women earn less than men in almost all of the 112 occupations for which the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes weekly full-time earnings data for both women and men. In at least 101 of the 112 occupations, women made [...]

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Community’s Financial Ratings Raised Again by National Service

Apr 07, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – For the second time in just two months, Community Medical Centers has received an improved financial rating that cites strong clinical services and stellar management among other attributes as a case for the upgrade. Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) announced the upgraded ratings on Community’s revenue bonds from Baa2 to Baa1 on March 19. [...]

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