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6 Restaurant Chains That Might Not Be Around Much Longer

Jun 05, 2018 No Comments

Once a robust and profitable industry, casual dining has been on the decline. That means many of those familiar restaurant chains you’d find at the mall are no longer feeding throngs of hungry crowds like they used to. So which chains have fared the worst in this cutthroat industry? Hold on to your tater tots… [...]

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Cal Poly Architecture Students Present Ideas & Models of Destination Downtown: Fresno

Jun 04, 2018 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo’s 3rd Year Comprehensive Design Studio students will be presenting their culminating work to the Fresno community on Thursday, June 7 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at The Downtown Club in downtown Fresno. 17 students from Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo’s 3rd Year Comprehensive Design Studio [...]

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Three-Day Watering Schedule Begins Today

Jun 01, 2018 No Comments

The City of Fresno begin its three-day watering schedule today, June 1, and will remain in effect for the months of June, July, and August. The City is implementing its three-day watering schedule to reflect residents need to provide more water for their gardens and lawns during the dry summer months. Residents with addresses ending [...]

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New Coke – A Complete Disaster?

May 31, 2018 No Comments

In the 1980′s Coca-Cola seemingly lost their minds when they completely changed the recipe of their soda. This video explores the incident and why it failed. 

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Mayor Brand to Introduce New Customer Service Portal to Streamline Planning and Permitting Processes

May 30, 2018 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Mayor Lee Brand will hold a press conference to announce the implementation of a new, state-of-the art customer service portal to help track business and building permits in the City of Fresno and will allow citizens and developers to access, view and apply for certain types of business permits and plans online.  [...]

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The Decline of ESPN

May 29, 2018 No Comments

ESPN has been on the decline lately. This is evidenced by mass firings, declining subscriptions, shaky ratings, and just general criticism from the public. This video explores why this has been happening and theorizes whether or not they could make a recovery from it.  

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Business Boon

May 17, 2018 No Comments

The month of May brings more economic development news as projects involving mixed-use development, medical offices and much more take place in Visalia. A downtown mixed use residential project is making its way through the entitlement process. 117 E. Main, the current home of Midtown Sports, will one day consist of a new restaurant space on [...]

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Amazon’s Growth

Apr 29, 2018 No Comments

Amazon famously started in someone’s garage, yet today they’re massive. This video details the strategy they’ve been using to make it happen.    

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City Announces New Director of Customer Relations and Analytics

Apr 06, 2018 No Comments

Mayor Lee Brand and City Manager Wilma Quan-Schecter today announced that T.J. Miller has been named the City’s Director of Customer Relations & Analytics.  In this newly created role, Miller will focus on streamlining customer service delivery through the City’s FresGO mobile app and its full-service, non-emergency customer service line at 621-CITY (2489).  She will [...]

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How Did Gatorade Get So Big?

Apr 04, 2018 No Comments

Gatorade is by far the leading sports drink. It started as something intended to help a specific football team and has since grown into what they are today. This video takes a look at how they grew this big and key events that took place. Plus we try to get to the bottom of whether [...]

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City Reaches Agreement to Bring GAP E-Commerce Center , 500 Jobs to Fresno

Mar 29, 2018 No Comments

Mayor Lee Brand and his administration have reached an agreement with The Gap, Inc. (Gap) to relocate their e-commerce fulfillment operation to the City of Fresno.  The relocation allows Gap to place its e-commerce fulfillment center, currently located out-of-state, near its store distribution facilities in the vicinity of Fresno-Yosemite International Airport. In moving their fulfillment [...]

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The Brilliance of GEICO Ads

Mar 27, 2018 No Comments

Geico’s Advertising is some of the most impressive of any company out there. This video theorizes the reasons for the success and highlights some of the more memorable and effective campaigns.    

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Google Is a Remarkable Company

Mar 16, 2018 No Comments

We’re all familiar with Google, but few are familiar with the extent of the impact they’ve made on the world. This video covers the origin of the company, how they make their money, and how they’ve innovated advertising as we know it. Google is truly a remarkable company.    

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The Decline of Blockbuster

Mar 11, 2018 No Comments

Today Blockbuster is effectively gone, but there was a time when they were the standard for movie rentals. This video takes an in-depth look at the rise, decline, and attempts to answer the question of what exactly happened to Blockbuster.    

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City of Fresno Dedicates New Public Art in Mariposa Plaza

Feb 27, 2018 No Comments

The City of Fresno, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, dedicated a new public art piece this afternoon at the Mariposa Plaza located on Fulton Street.  The new piece is the first to be installed on Fulton since 1964 and the first to be installed on the newly opened Fulton Street. Money [...]

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‘Business Leaders Live!’ at World Ag Expo

Feb 12, 2018 No Comments

‘Business Leaders Live!’ will be broadcast live from the World Ag Expo from 9am-11am on”The Answer’ 1680. 51st World Ag Expo® farm show on February 13-15, 2018 The largest annual agricultural exposition of its kind, World Ag Expo® boasts more than 1,500 exhibitors displaying cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of exhibit [...]

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Anticipation Grows as World Ag Expo® Prepares to Open the 51st Show

Feb 12, 2018 No Comments

Tulare, CA – World Ag Expo® will open the gates of its 51st show Tuesday, February 13, in Tulare, California. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies will kick off World Ag Expo® at 9:15 a.m. in the World Ag Expo® Arena. All attendees are welcome to join for the ceremonial opening of the show, [...]

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Valley economic index begins year on healthy note

Feb 02, 2018 No Comments

(February 2, 2018) — The latest San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index fell to a solid 55.7 from December’s 59.1., signaling continued healthy growth in the next three to six months. The index remained above growth neutral for the 17th straight month. “For a fourth consecutive month, the survey tracked weakness among non-durable goods producers, [...]

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The Decline of RadioShack…What Happened?

Feb 02, 2018 No Comments

RadioShack has been on a tremendous decline over many years. It’s been much longer and more severe than I realized. But what exactly happened? What happened that turned the successful company RadioShack into what it is today?    

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AG SECRETARY TO SPEAK AT STATEWIDE PLANT AND SOIL CONFERENCE FEB. 6

Feb 01, 2018 No Comments

California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross will be the keynote speaker at the California Plant and Soil Conference at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6. The conference will be hosted by the American Society of Agronomy at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center (2233 Ventura St.). Ross will open the conference with a presentation about how [...]

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