The 2014 Fresno Food Expo, Nation’s Largest Regional Food Show, Marked By Exponential Growth and Influx of Fresh Food Producers

Jul 25, 2014 No Comments by

Fresno, California – July 24, 2014…The 2014 Fresno Food Expo, presented by Union Bank, was held on Thursday, July 24 featuring 126 food and beverage companies ranging from producers and growers to manufacturers and processors from the 8-county San Joaquin Valley who had the opportunity to meet with 700 pre-qualified regional, national and international foodservice [...]

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Americans Hate Airline Fees & Feel They Are Being “Nickel-and-Dimed”, Says FindLaw.com Survey

Jul 14, 2014 No Comments by

EAGAN, Minn., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Americans overwhelmingly dislike airline fees, but at the same time, don’t necessarily want to pay higher ticket prices in return for eliminating fees. Those are among the findings of a new national survey by FindLaw.com, the most popular legal information website. Summer travel season is now in high [...]

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The Downtown Fresno Partnership has ended a nationwide search for a new leader

Jul 14, 2014 No Comments by

The Downtown Fresno Partnership has ended a nationwide search for a new leader, tapping former downtown city manager of Albany, Ga. Aaron Blair to head up the organization. Blair begins his position in July 2014. He replaces interim president and CEO Craig Scharton and former head Kate Borders who stepped down in March to run [...]

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GOBankingRates Reveals Why Many People Are Wrong About Big Banks Like Wells Fargo and Bank of America

Jul 08, 2014 No Comments

LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Following an April 2014 Nielsen survey that found Main Street approval of big banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America has nearly doubled in the last two years, GOBankingRates, a leading personal finance website, investigated how big banks have positively impacted their local communities, economies and customers. [...]

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City of Fresno Responds to Measure W Announcement

Jul 08, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – The Fresno County Clerk’s office will be announcing today the official results of its verification of the collection of signatures required to proceed with placing Measure W on the November ballot. A City of Fresno Lower Water Bill Referendum, Measure W ballot question may be on the November 4, 2014 election ballot [...]

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NFL Stars and Celebrities in Fresno to support KYJO Foster Care

Jul 07, 2014 No Comments

(Fresno, CA) — KYJO Enterprises, Inc. is planning a weekend chock-full of fun to encourage, support, and create opportunities for our community’s youth in an effort to build a new generation of healthy, strong minded, positive and confident individuals. This year will be their second annual Big B.A.N.G. “Building a New Generation” Weekend with returning [...]

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Online Labor Demand Rose 155,900 in June

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Online advertised vacancies were up 155,900 to 5,060,100 in June, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series, released today. The May Supply/Demand rate stands at 2 unemployed for each vacancy, with a total of 4.9 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised vacancies. The number of unemployed was [...]

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Fresno Mayor Swearengin and Council Member Xiong Announce New Supermarket in District 1

Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – Noyan/Frazier Properties has announced a contract with Vallarta Supermarkets to open a third location in Fresno at the southwest corner of Clinton and Weber Avenues in the planned Mid State Shopping Center.  The new supermarket is scheduled to open by the end of 2015 and will recruit over 200 employees as well as generate [...]

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Young Entrepreneurs Academy To Hold Classes This Fall

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

  Visalia, CA, 7.2.14 – The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is an innovative program that transforms local middle and high school students into real entrepreneurial successes. The Tulare and Visalia Chambers are excited to announce that the local YEA! program will be hosted at COS in the fall of 2014. YEA! is a groundbreaking program that [...]

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CVCB Celebrates San Joaquin ValleyAgribusiness With the Valley Grown For You Campaign

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – Daniel J. Doyle, chief executive officer of Central Valley Community Bank (CVCB), has announced the Valley Grown For You campaign – an initiative designed to promote San Joaquin Valley agribusiness and encourage individuals to buy local fresh and produced food products. The campaign is taking place now through July 31, 2014 and showcases food products [...]

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Report: Home Prices Rose by 8.8 Percent Year Over Year in May

Jul 02, 2014 No Comments

IRVINE, Calif., July 2, 2014 / PR Newswire / — CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider, today released its May CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI®) report. Home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, increased 8.8 percent in May 2014 compared to May 2013. This change represents 27 months of consecutive year-over-year increases [...]

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Two Clovis Community icons received awards at the Clovis Hall of Fame Gala

Jul 01, 2014 No Comments

Clovis Community Medical Center’s CEO, Craig S. Castro, was named “Citizen of the Year” and Clovis Community’s Guild was given the “Community Service” award at this year’s Clovis Hall of Fame and Community Awards Gala. The evening honored Clovis’ finest – those who have shown courage, commitment and leadership in helping shape the city of [...]

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Mendota Students Win National Engineering Competition

Jul 01, 2014 No Comments

MENDOTA — Four eighth grade students at Mendota Junior High won a national engineering competition after months of designing, creating and testing a prosthetic arm. Their project was recognized at the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) National Engineering Design Competition in Portland, where they competed against hundreds of students throughout California and nine other states. The [...]

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CFOs Mostly Optimistic, but Weakening Expectations Among US CFOs and Manufacturing Sector Suggest Undercurrents

Jul 01, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – On the whole, optimism among North American chief financial officers (CFOs) regarding their own companies’ prospects remains durable, according to Deloitte’s second quarter (Q2) CFO Signals™ survey. However, weaker perceptions of major economies, substantial pessimism among manufacturing CFOs and a decline in key expectations among U.S. CFOs suggest negative [...]

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UC Merced SBDC Regional Network Receives Award

Jun 30, 2014 No Comments

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today awarded FAST grants totaling $2 million to 22 state and local economic development agencies, business development centers, colleges and universities.  These grants will support programs for innovative, technology-driven small businesses under SBA’s Federal and State Technology (FAST) partnership program. The UC Merced SBDC Regional Network was selected [...]

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Number of Employers Passing on Applicants Due to Social Media Posts Continues to Rise

Jun 30, 2014 No Comments

CHICAGO, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – More employers are turning to social networking sites to find additional information on potential candidates – and they’re not entirely impressed with what they’re seeing. A new survey from CareerBuilder found that 51 percent of employers who research job candidates on social media said they’ve found content that caused them to not [...]

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’40 Under 40′ Class of 2014 Nominations Now Being Taken

Jun 27, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – Nominations are now being accepted for the “40 Under 40” Class of 2014. “40 Under 40” The Ultimate Networking Event, presented by Business Street Online and coming to Fresno on Thursday, November 6, will bring together some of the top young business professionals in the public and private sectors in central California.  They [...]

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US IPO Market Boasts Over 90 Effective IPOs in Second Quarter

Jun 27, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The US IPO market continued to flourish in Q2, with 91 IPOs both effective and projected, it is the strongest quarter over the last decade, and the third consecutive quarter where more than 70 IPOs went effective. According to EY’s US IPO Pipeline Analysis, 91 IPOs have gone effective in Q2, raising [...]

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Local Teacher to Participate in National Education Program

Jun 27, 2014 No Comments

SANGER - Brandon Zenimura, an educator at Sanger High School, has been selected from a pool of more than 400 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute for the week of July 7-11, 2014. Each year, the Library of Congress provides the opportunity for a carefully chosen group [...]

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Two Fresno State Students Win APTRA’s Best General News Award

Jun 26, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO — Mass communication and journalism students G.J. Glutz and Ashley Monk received the 2014 Best General News Award in the student category from the Associated Press Television Radio Association for their Fresno State Focus report on international students at Fresno State.   They competed against journalism students from 13 states in the competition that recognizes [...]

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