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Fresno SBA Seeking Nominations for Small Business Week Awards

Nov 22, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. –  Each year during National Small Business Week, the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recognizes outstanding small business owners for their contribution to the American economy and society. The dates for National Small Business Week 2013 will be officially announced by President Obama. SBA is currently accepting nominations for several SBA awards [...]

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PG&E Offers Energy Saving Tips For The Holiday Season

Nov 21, 2012 No Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, CA  - Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season tomorrow, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) offers the following energy-saving tips to help customers save energy and money.   No-cost Energy Saving Tips: When using your furnace, set your heating thermostat at 68 degrees or lower during the day, health permitting. Set your thermostat at [...]

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Bank of the West Extends Sponsorship of Pac-12 Conference

Nov 19, 2012 No Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, CA /PRNewswire/ – Bank of the West today announced it has extended its sponsorship of the Pac-12 Conference for two years, maintaining its position as an official sponsor and the official banking partner of the Conference. The bank has been a Pac-12 sponsor since 2010. Along with public engagement through on-site branding, experiential marketing and social [...]

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Top 25 Team Rankings of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll

Nov 18, 2012 No Comments

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Today’s Harris Interactive College Football PollSM shows theTop 25 results compiled from rankings submitted by the Harris Interactive panel of former coaches, players and administrators, and current and former members of the media.  Notre Dame took over the top spot in the rankings and is the only undefeated team in the HICFP Top 25.  Losses by Oregon and Kansas [...]

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Sun-Maid Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Holiday Sweepstakes

Nov 14, 2012 No Comments

KINGSBURG, CA, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Sun-Maid celebrates its 100th anniversary by giving away over a thousand customer prizes this holiday season. Sun-Maid, a farmer-owned cooperative best known for raisins, dried fruits and raisin bread, will run its 100th anniversary sweepstakes until December 31, 2012 at    The sweepstakes includes the following details: 100 grand prize winners will receive $100 Visa gift [...]

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Americans’ Positive Housing Sentiment Continues Steady Climb

Nov 08, 2012 No Comments

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Americans continue to show growing confidence in home price increases over the next 12 months, providing further indications of a slow but steady housing recovery, according to results from Fannie Mae’s October 2012 National Housing Survey. Taken together with rental price expectations, which surged in October and remain much higher [...]

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Last Chance to Tour the St. Jude Dream Home

Nov 07, 2012 No Comments

This week is the final opportunity for people to personally experience the 2012 St. Jude Dream Home Fresno, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2012) – The St. Jude Dream Home will be open Wednesday through Friday from noon – 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. This is the final week for free public [...]

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SBA E200 Emerging Leaders Initiative Graduates Entrepreneurs

Nov 06, 2012 No Comments

Fresno, Calif. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in collaboration with the Strong Cities Strong Communities Initiative in Fresno is pleased to announce the successful completion of the 2012 E200 Emerging Leaders initiative.  12 small business owners conducted their final presentations before a local panel comprised of business consultants, experienced business executives, entrepreneurs, and [...]

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Online Labor Demand down 77,800 in October

Nov 05, 2012 No Comments

Advertised vacancies basically flat for the last five months (since May)   NEW YORK, NY /PRNewswire/ — Online advertised vacancies fell 77,800 in October to 4,735,600, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series released today. The October number is in line with the number of advertised vacancies in May 2012. The [...]

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Fresno Food Expo Takes Its Show on the Road

Nov 05, 2012 No Comments

Will host ‘Fresno Food Expo Pavilion’ at Taste of California Trade Show & Conference  Fresno, Calif. – This week, seven local food producing companies have headed to Oakland to participate in the annual Taste of California Trade Show & Conference hosted by State Center Community College District (SCCCD) Center for International Trade Development. From Nov. [...]

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Surgeon to Push First Ever Wheelchair Participant in Half Marathon

Nov 02, 2012 No Comments

Fresno, Calif. – The annual Two Cities Marathon attracts thousands of contestants, but this year’s event on Nov. 4 includes an especially energetic four-year-old eager to “go the distance.” Rafael Reyes, diagnosed with cerebral palsy spastic diplegia, will be the first-ever “adaptive” participant in the Fresno Half Marathon this Sunday. Dr. Adam Gorra, a pediatric [...]

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Welty, Ruiz to be Recognized at CVBI Event

Oct 05, 2012 No Comments

CLOVIS, Calif. (Oct. 5, 2012) – On Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Central Valley Stock Exchange, Central Valley Business Incubator will celebrate the legacy and accomplishments of two valley leaders: Fred Ruiz, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Ruiz Foods, Inc., and Dr. John D. Welty, President, California State University, Fresno. The Perpetual John D. Welty [...]

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