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Play House Raffle to Benefit EPU Children’s Center

Aug 16, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – A special play house outside of Whole Foods Market Fresno has been getting a lot of attention from people passing by. Those who are curious enough have even entered the store and learned that the play house will be raffled off at the end of August, with all of the proceeds from the [...]

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JC Penney Building’s New Owner Reveals Revitalization Plans

Aug 15, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The new owner of the historic JC Penney Building on downtown Fresno’s Fulton Mall addressed media and the general public Thursday morning inside the nearly 90-year old structure, outlining plans for its future. Shay Maghame is referring to the building as “The Diamanti,” which is Greek for “diamond.”  He says the building’s top [...]

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Scharton to Open Fulton Mall Establishment

Aug 14, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Craig Scharton, business development director with the City of Fresno, is opening the doors of his new business venture, called Peeve’s Public House & Local Market, on Sept. 5 on the Fulton Mall in downtown Fresno. “It’s where Fresno Brewing Co. is,” Scharton said.  ”Fresno Brewing Co. is closing, and I’ll re-open as [...]

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Businesses Signing Up for UCP Day

Aug 07, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – United Cerebral Palsy of Central California has started a movement known as UCP Day, an internal employee-based awareness and fundraising program for businesses, and is currently signing up businesses and organizations across the Central Valley to participate. About 25 of them have already made a commitment to be involved in the fundraiser.  The [...]

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Fresno’s Wine Tasting Destination

Jul 25, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Jason McDonough and Alysia Sofios already had a love of wine tasting when they met about a year ago, and when the couple discovered that The Tasting Room in Fresno was up for sale they felt they had to buy it. The Tasting Room is a comfortable and fashionable place where people from miles away come [...]

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Healthcare the Focus of Fresno EDC’s BEAR Breakfast

Jul 19, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Fresno Chaffee Zoo Dining Garden was the site of the Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County’s BEAR Breakfast, where healthcare was the topic of discussion. Presenters included Dr. David Hawkins, provost and dean of pharmacy with California Health Sciences University, as well as Lynne Ashbeck, regional vice president of the Hospital Council [...]

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Downtown Academy Application Period Ends Sunday

Jun 26, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The deadline for applications for the next Downtown Academy, a collaboration between Fresno’s Leading Young Professionals (FLYP), the City of Fresno and the Downtown Fresno Partnership, is this Sunday. 30 students will go through the 11-month course, which will connect them with business and community leaders interested in further solidifying a thriving downtown [...]

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Adventist Health in Central Valley Rejoins Aetna Network

Jun 14, 2013 No Comments

HANFORD – Adventist Health and the Adventist Health / Physicians Network (AHPN) have rejoined Aetna’s network in the central San Joaquin Valley and are now preferred providers with Aetna. An agreement that took effect in April 2013 gives Aetna members access to all Adventist physicians and service locations throughout the central San Joaquin Valley. Aetna members [...]

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Measure G Update Expected this Afternoon

Jun 07, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Even though the special election took place Tuesday, the results are still unclear as to whether Measure G, which would outsource Fresno’s residential solid waste collection to local company Mid-Valley Disposal, has passed. Proponents of the measure tout that it would increase revenue in the City of Fresno by $2.5 million, helping balance [...]

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CMAC Unveils State-of-the-Art Production Vehicle

Jun 07, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Members of the Community Media Access Collaborative in downtown Fresno, along with others, got a good look at the organization’s new High-Definition Mobile Production Vehicle, the only one of its kind in the area, Thursday evening. Inside of the vehicle is what is known as a flypack, a box that holds all the [...]

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Hole-in-One Shot Earns ‘Recreational’ Golfer $50,000

Jun 06, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Damon Kurtz, first vice president of the Fresno Police Officers Association, is $50,000 richer after sinking a hole-in-one shot during last month’s Fresno Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Chamber Golf Tournament at the San Joaquin Country Club. Kurtz was presented with his check Wednesday afternoon from Fresno Chamber President and CEO Al Smith at [...]

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Healthcare Heroes Honored at Reception

May 31, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The central California healthcare community stepped out in support of some of their own last night at the 2013 “Heroes in HealthCare” awards reception, presented by Business Street Online and held inside the Skyroom Lounge at the Holiday Inn Fresno Downtown. During the acceptance speeches there were some lighthearted moments, as well as [...]

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Brick and Mortar Retail Brands Beat Out Their Online Counterparts

May 30, 2013 No Comments

NEW YORK, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – As online retailing has become a force to be reckoned with in the retail industry, a close look at how brand equity varies for brick and mortar vs. online brands beckons. Measuring many online retail brands for the first time in the 2013 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Study shows that where EquiTrend measures the [...]

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Susan G. Komen Central Valley to Introduce ’15 Faces for 15 Races’

May 24, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – As part of the celebration of 15 years of the Susan G. Komen Central Valley Race for the Cure on October 26, 15 of the most recognizable and influential people throughout the race’s history will be recognized as “15 Faces for 15 Races.” The 15 individuals are still being selected, and each will [...]

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A Champion Nurse for Reedley

May 20, 2013 No Comments

REEDLEY – It was a childhood moment when Melba Bergthold’s family doctor told her she would be a good nurse that got the idea of someday entering the profession churning in her mind. “So that was my goal from the time I was a little girl,” Bergthold said. She was born in Long Beach, Calif. [...]

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IBM Team Departs Fresno Excited About Economic Opportunities

May 10, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The seven-person IMB Smarter Cities Challenge Team wrapped up its three-week stay in Fresno with a presentation at Fresno City Hall where they offered suggestions as to how Fresno could be more economically viable. Team member Brian Snitzer said that because of Fresno’s strong agricultural community, which produces more than 350 different crops, [...]

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Groundbreaking Held for 10th St. Jude Dream Home

May 09, 2013 No Comments

CLOVIS – Dirt was turned this morning on the 10th St. Jude Dream Home at De Young Properties’ CountryCourt Community, which will be the seventh home the major donor and builder for the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway will construct in as many years. People in central California will buy more than 10,000 $100 tickets, [...]

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Casarez Named 2013 Fresno County Mother of the Year

Apr 29, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Lisa Casarez, founder of Angels of Grace Foster Family Agency, has lovingly placed hundreds of children in foster care through the years, and because of her work and overall kindness the Fresno County Women’s Chamber of Commerce named her the 2013 Fresno County Mother of the Year. Family, friends, colleagues and media surprised [...]

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Fresno Welcomes IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team

Apr 23, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – A six-member global IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team began its three-week stay in Fresno this morning, with the goal of putting an implementation plan in place to spur economic development in the Fresno area. The team will be looking at the work done so far by the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) team [...]

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Fresno Chamber of Commerce Presents ‘Old School’ Trade Show

Apr 19, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Fresno Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours presented “Biz Fest Goes Old School,” Thursday night at the Fresno Convention Center, where 47 exhibitors were able to promote their businesses to several hundred attendees. “The Fresno Chamber’s Business After Hours is Fresno’s premiere business networking event, and the businesses that come here, whether [...]

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