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General Vang Pao Statue Unveiled at Fresno Fairgrounds

Dec 27, 2013 No Comments by

FRESNO – Months of hard work paid off Friday morning when Monster City Studios officials, along with members of the Hmong community, unveiled a life-size statue of Hmong hero and leader General Vang Pao during the Hmong International New Year celebration at the Fresno Fairgrounds. Monster City Studios had been commissioned by the Hmong community [...]

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De Young Properties’ Zero Net Energy Home Open for Tours

Dec 16, 2013 No Comments by

CLOVIS – The sign on the front lawn of De Young Properties’ Zero Net Energy Home, a concept project, puts it simply:  Designed to produce as much energy as the house consumes each year. In order to achieve this goal, the homebuilder has partnered with PG&E to incorporate a number of features in the home, [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving from Business Street Online

Nov 28, 2013 No Comments by

The Business Street Online offices will be closed today and tomorrow in observance of Thanksgiving.  We hope you will spend this holiday surrounded by loved ones, and counting the blessings that have come upon you in the past year.  May the joy and the spirit of this season be on you all!

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Susan G. Komen Central Valley Celebrates 15 Years of Race for the Cure

Oct 28, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Fresno State campus was awash in the color pink Saturday morning as roughly 4,800 runners and walkers, up from 4,300 last year, banded together to support the Susan G. Komen Central Valley affiliate in its annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, an event that aids the non-profit in its fight [...]

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Fresno Officials Announce Hiring of New Police Officers, Cadets, Dispatchers

Oct 23, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Fresno Police Department is undergoing a rebuilding phase, after experiencing the loss of roughly 150 police officers over the past several years. At a press conference earlier today, Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Police Chief Jerry Dyer and City Manager Bruce Rudd announced that 15 police recruits, 30 non-sworn cadets will be added [...]

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’40 Under 40′ – Ian Wieland – Sagaser & Associates

Oct 23, 2013 No Comments

Ian Wieland received his Bachelors of Arts with a dual major in political science and history, magna cum laude, from California State University, Fresno, and his Juris Doctor from San Joaquin College of Law. Wieland was a member of the Smittcamp Honors College at Fresno State where he was awarded a full-ride honors scholarship. He spent [...]

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Clovis Chamber Accepting Young Entrepreneurs Academy Applications

Oct 17, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS – High school students in the Fresno/Clovis area are signing up for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 4 at Willow International Community College. Students enrolled in the seven-and-a-half month course will participate in three 10-week sessions.  The first will focus on brainstorming, the second forming a business plan, and the third consists [...]

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Fresno Fair Introduces Big New Museum

Oct 09, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – A treasure trove of well over 1,000 antique items are now on display at The Big Fresno Fair, with each piece having a story from the fair’s 130 years of history. All of the items in the Big Fresno Fair Museum, ranging from photographs to awards, have historical value.  Some were donated, and [...]

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October Proclaimed Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 08, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Tuesday morning, the Fresno County board of supervisors issued a proclamation stating that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Fresno County. Executive director of Susan G. Komen Central Valley Sharon Johnson accepted the proclamation with Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims.  Both women are breast cancer survivors, and Mims has been cancer-free for [...]

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The Big Fresno Fair Opens for the 130th Time

Oct 02, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Big Fresno Fair celebrated its 130th run yesterday with its annual Opening Ceremonies, during which time attendees at the Blue Moon Station celebrated years of success dating back to 1883. One of this year’s guests was Secretary Karen Ross with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, who was visiting the fair [...]

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Fresno Officials Hold Downtown Open House for High-Speed Rail Teams

Sep 25, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Dignitaries including CEO of the Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County Lee Ann Eager, Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, California High-Speed Rail Authority CEO Jeff Morales and others celebrated the official opening of three floor’s worth of offices in downtown Fresno’s historic building The Grand.  The floors now house the design, construction and management [...]

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Growing Companies Invest More in Their Mobile Workforce

Sep 25, 2013 No Comments

WATERFORD, Wis., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The 8th annual Runzheimer International® Total Employee Mobility® (TEM®) Benchmarking Report released today shows that companies with high revenue growth (greater than 10%) invested more in their mobile workforce than companies with little to no revenue growth. High growth companies invested an average of $11,779 per mobile employee, compared with an average of $6,527 for low growth companies. [...]

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The ’40 Under 40’ Class of 2013 is Announced

Sep 24, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Business Street Online is pleased to announce the members of the “40 Under 40” Class of 2013. The 40 young professionals will be honored at “40 Under 40” The Ultimate Networking Event, coming up on Nov. 7 at the Holiday Inn Fresno Downtown.  The event recognizes some of the top young business professionals [...]

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Toreador Core Fund Ranked High by Kiplinger

Sep 20, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Toreador Research and Trading, a Fresno based global finance firm, recently had its Large Capitalization Core Fund, ticker TORLX, recognized by Kiplinger as one of the top 10 mutual funds for 2013. Kiplinger, is one of the most respected sources for investment advice and generating financial discussion among individuals. Rafael Resendes, portfolio manager [...]

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Helen Hunt Gets Personal During Women’s Conference

Sep 17, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Emmy and Oscar Award winning actress Helen Hunt, this year’s luncheon keynote speaker for the Central California Women’s Conference, gave many of the conference attendees a chance to find out about her life in front of and behind the cameras. Hunt took questions during a VIP event this morning inside the Diamond Room [...]

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Historic Grant to Bring Back Vehicular Traffic to Fulton Mall

Sep 06, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The official announcement of the $15.9 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Transportation to bring vehicular traffic back to the Fulton Mall occurred at a celebration on the mall today. The project on Fulton Mall is just one of 52 across the country to receive a piece of a total of $474 [...]

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Fulton Mall to Receive Nearly $16 Million for Reconstruction

Sep 05, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The U.S. Department of Transportation is reporting that the City of Fresno will be the recipient of $15,924,620 that could open the downtown area’s Fulton Mall back up to traffic. The project on Fulton Mall is just one of 52 across the country to receive a piece of a total of $474 million [...]

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St. Jude Dream Home Sponsors, Supporters Turn Out for Floor Signing

Aug 26, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS – Dozens of St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway sponsors and supporters visited this year’s St. Jude Dream Home in De Young Properties’ CountryCourt community in Clovis Friday to write messages of love for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The floor signing for the 10th St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway occurred just over a [...]

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2013 Community Health Champion Awards Recipients Announced

Aug 21, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The West Fresno Family Resource Center has singled out and announced three honorees for its annual fundraiser “This is Your Life of Service:  A Tribute to Community Health Champions.” The three award recipients are Dr. Dominic Dizon with UCSF Fresno; Stephen W. Schilling, chief executive officer with Clinica Sierra Vista; and Sharon Johnson, [...]

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Lindsay Corporation Acquires Claude Laval Corporation/LAKOS

Aug 16, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Claude Laval Corporation, the manufacturer of LAKOS Separator and Filtration Solutions, has announced today that it has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Lindsay Corporation., a Nebraska-based NYSE traded firm with a focus on manufacturing and distribution of water management systems. “LAKOS is an outstanding company with a strong and experienced management team and first-class employees,” said [...]

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