Archive for June, 2018

Krispy Kreme – The Rise and Fall…And Rise Again

Jun 29, 2018 No Comments by

Everyone seems to love Krispy Kreme doughnuts, yet they’ve still had their struggles. A quick rise in the early 2000′s was followed by a quick fall. A fall so significant, it could have easily ended the company all together. Although they’ve yet to return to their former heights, they have made an impressive recovery. This [...]

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Fresno Grizzlies return home for five games, beginning with annual Independence Day bash

Jun 29, 2018 No Comments by

FRESNO, Calif. – The eighth Fresno Grizzlies homestand of the 2018 season is scheduled for July 4 through July 7 with five games against the Las Vegas 51s (New York Mets). Former Fresno Grizzlies Manager Tony DeFrancesco (2015-2017) will return to Fresno for the first time leading Las Vegas; DeFrancesco led the Grizzlies to the [...]

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Mayor Brand’s Statement on Status of Parks and Public Safety Sales Tax Initiative

Jun 28, 2018 No Comments by

Mayor Lee Brand today released the following statement on the status of the proposed sales tax initiative to support Fresno’s parks and public safety expenditures: “It is with a mixture of both regret and hope that I am announcing the withdrawal of the parks and public safety ballot measure I introduced to Council. “There are [...]

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The Problem Facing Harley-Davidson

Jun 27, 2018 No Comments

Harley-Davidson is the biggest name in motorcycles…but they’ve seen better days. This video discusses a big problem they are facing.      

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City of Fresno’s Rental Housing Registry Begins Inspections Today

Jun 26, 2018 No Comments

The City of Fresno’s Rental Housing Registry begins its pro-active random inspection program today, the next step of the Rental Housing Improvement Act, an effort to improve the quality of rental housing in the city of Fresno. While the City has conducted several volunteer inspections over the last few months, inspection notices for properties randomly [...]

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Hershey’s – Bigger Than You Know

Jun 26, 2018 No Comments

Most of us know Hershey’s for their famous chocolate bar and a few other chocolate products. But there are many other chocolate and snack food products that you probably didn’t realize were made by the Hershey Company. This video talks about the size of the company, and their plans to make it EVEN BIGGER.   [...]

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TERRY TUMEY INTRODUCED AS FRESNO STATE’S NEW DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

Jun 25, 2018 No Comments

Terrance J. “Terry” Tumey was introduced as Fresno State’s new director of athletics at a press conference Monday, June 25, at the Save Mart Center. Tumey’s appointment was announced June 21 by Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro on Twitter. “I am thrilled to welcome Terry Tumey to Fresno State,” Castro said. “Terry is energetic, [...]

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Remember These Apple Computers?

Jun 22, 2018 No Comments

These are two notable products offered by Apple around 15 years ago. They’ve since been completely replaced and generally forgotten, but they were significant and deserve another look.    

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FRESNO STATE MOURNS THE PASSING OF SUPPORTER MANUEL ‘JR’ MANCEBO JUNE 25

Jun 22, 2018 No Comments

Manuel “JR” Mancebo, former owner of Kings County Truck Lines and supporter of the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, passed away on Sunday, June 17. In 2017, the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology announced that Mancebo pledged a $1 million bequest in support of the Fresno State dairy science program. Fresno State President Joseph I. [...]

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PRESS CONFERENCE JUNE 25 TO INTRODUCE NEW ATHLETICS DIRECTOR TERRY TUMEY

Jun 22, 2018 No Comments

Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro announced Thursday via Twitter that Terrance J. “Terry” Tumey will be appointed the next director of athletics for Fresno State. An introductory press conference will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 25, in the Save Mart Center media room. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. to the media. President Castro will introduce [...]

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What is Walt Disney World’s Electric Bill?

Jun 21, 2018 No Comments

If you’ve ever been to Walt Disney World, then you know first hand just how massive of a resort it is. The land, which is twice the size of Manhattan, is what allowed them to build the 20+ hotels, the 4 theme parks, the water parks, the shopping district, and all of the behind-the-scenes buildings [...]

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Mayor Brand Presents Annual State of the City Address

Jun 20, 2018 No Comments

Mayor Lee Brand addressed a crowd of nearly nine hundred attendees, including elected officials, business and community leaders during Wednesday’s State of the City luncheon held in Downtown Fresno.  The annual event, sponsored by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, was the second State of the City address for Mayor Brand, who officially took office in [...]

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Toys R Us – The Final Chapter

Jun 20, 2018 No Comments

We are in the final days of Toys R Us. A company that’s been part of our lives for the past 70 years is nearing its end. Exactly 9 months ago I made a video about their decline that talked about their core issues. It essentially told the story of Toys R Us, with the [...]

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New classes to begin at the Downtown Center in July

Jun 14, 2018 No Comments

The Fresno State Downtown Center will offer two new classes this summer including the next class in the “Brew U” series, “Craft Beer 301: Sensory and Styles” beginning Thursday, July 5, and “Project Management for the Workplace” beginning Monday, July 16. “Craft Beer 301” is designed for beer enthusiasts and those with a desire to [...]

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The Decline of Kodak…What Happened?

Jun 14, 2018 No Comments

The name Kodak was once synonymous with cameras and film. They were innovators in the industry and the leaders of it for 100 years. Yet a few years ago they experienced such a decline that they were forced into bankruptcy. This video explores the decline of Kodak and attempts to explain what happened to them. [...]

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50 ​ ​grade-school students to participate in ‘Design Code Build’

Jun 13, 2018 No Comments

Fresno State’s Lyles College of Engineering and the Computer History Museum will host Design Code Build with 50 students in grades six through eight from the Boys and Girls Club of Fresno County and Kerman Unified School District from 2 -6 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Fresno State. “Design Code Build” engages students in hands-on [...]

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Costco – Why They’re So Successful

Jun 13, 2018 No Comments

There’s no company out there quite like Costco. It continues to grow in popularity and that success can be attributed to some unique strategies. This video outlines these strategies and attempts answer why Costco is so successful.      

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Yamaha – Success in Two (Very Different) Industries

Jun 12, 2018 No Comments

Yamaha is unique in the way that they’ve become one of the primary brands in 2 separate industries. I struggle to think of other instances like this. This video talks about some history of the company as well as how they’re structured and operate today.    

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The last day to register for State of the City is Friday

Jun 12, 2018 No Comments

The last day to register for State of the City is Friday. June 20, as Mayor Lee Brand reflects on the State of the City and shares his vision on Fresno’s future.   Register by June 15 to save your spot.  

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Levi’s – Standing the Test of Time

Jun 11, 2018 No Comments

Levi’s has remained relevant in the constantly changing fashion industry for some time. Other brands come and go but Levi’s always remains. This video talks about some key points in their history, takes a look at how they stand today and theorizes how they’ve been able to stand the test of time.  

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