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Triple-A National Champion Fresno Grizzlies announce Baseball Great Bobby Valentine as Featured Guest Speaker at the 55th Anniversary Hot Stove Gala

Jan 20, 2016 No Comments by

FRESNO, Calif. – Former Major League Baseball player and manager Bobby Valentine has been added to the lineup of the 55th Anniversary Hot Stove Gala, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 at 5 p.m. in the Fresno Convention Center’s New Exhibit Hall in Downtown Fresno. Prior to his time in Major League Baseball, Valentine was [...]

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New Chukchansi Tribal Council Announces Agreement with National Indian Gaming Commission to Reopen Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino

Dec 21, 2015 No Comments by

COARSEGOLD, Calif., Dec. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians announced today that they have reached a settlement agreement with National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) that will allow the Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino (CRGC) to reopen in the near future. “This is an important and very good day for our Tribe,” Tribal Chairwoman Claudia Gonzales said. [...]

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Business Street Online Offices Closed for Independence Day

Jul 04, 2015 No Comments by

The Business Street Online Offices are closed today in observance of Independence Day.  The staff at Business Street Online would like to wish its readers a happy and safe holiday as we celebrate the great freedom we have in our country.  Our offices will be back open tomorrow.  

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments

Fresno, CA….October 13, 2014…The gates have closed on another Big Fresno Fair, the largest annual event in the Central Valley! This year’s 13 day event welcomed people throughout the Valley and beyond, featured hundreds of vendors and exhibitors, plus a variety of attractions and entertainment! The following information has been prepared as of Monday, October 13, [...]

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Jul 29, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, August 19, 2013… The Big Fresno Fair is proud to present the 2nd Annual “Spokes-N-Rods” event on September 28, 2013, which will benefit Terry’s House at Community Regional Medical Center. This motorcycle and car show event will feature the best hotrods, motorcycles, custom cars, antique cars and more from throughout the Central Valley [...]

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Big Fresno Fair Seeks Nominations for its Two Most Prestigious Recognition Programs

Jun 25, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO - The Big Fresno Fair is now accepting nominations for two of its most prestigious recognition programs – its Hall of Fame, which is in its eighth year, and its Community Champions Awards, now in its seventh year. The Big Fresno Fair Hall of Fame honors individuals who have demonstrated long-time continued support and extraordinary passion for [...]

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Inaugural Yosemite Festival to be Held June 28

Jun 16, 2014 No Comments

OAKHURST – The public is invited to join the communities of Madera County:  California’s Gateway to Yosemite at the inaugural Yosemite Festival.  The festival will honor the 150th Anniversary signing of the Yosemite Grant Act by President Abraham Lincoln on June 30, 1864.  The grant protected Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove of Big Trees, creating [...]

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Survey of American Diners Finds Tipping Habits Vary Considerably by Demographic

Jun 05, 2014 No Comments

GREENVILLE, S.C., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – On average, Americans say they usually  tip 18 percent for good service when dining out, according to a recent online survey by Harris Poll that was conducted on behalf of  Michelin—a company known for its tires and celebrated restaurant guides. According to the survey that included more than 2,000 U.S. adults, [...]

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Online Streaming Entertainment Providers Are Rapidly Building Brand Equity

Mar 13, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Brands associated with delivering the entertainment content we want, when we want, are rapidly increasing their brand equity, according to findings from the 2014 Harris Poll EquiTrend® (EQ). An examination of the 100 highest rated brands for 2014 shows brands that enable consumers to personalize their entertainment content and scheduling are growing [...]

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Rentrak Announces Top 10 Digital Movie Purchases & Rentals for 2013

Feb 17, 2014 No Comments

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the top ten digital movie purchases and rentals of the year based on consumer transaction rate. The report includes Internet Video on Demand (iVOD) and Electronic Sell-Through (EST), for both Standard-Definition and Digital HD movie purchases and [...]

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Majestic Mountain Loop Wins Visit California Poppy Award

Feb 13, 2014 No Comments

PASADENA –Majestic Mountain Loop was awarded the prestigious 2014 Poppy Award from Visit California for the “Best Regional Collaborative Marketing Campaign” on Thursday, Feb. 6.  A collaborative partnership between the Visalia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau, Fresno Yosemite International Airport and Delaware North Parks and Resorts, Majestic Mountain Loop promotes visiting three [...]

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Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau Debuts the 2014 Visitors Guide

Jan 24, 2014 No Comments

YOSEMITE – The latest edition of the award-winning Yosemite Sierra Visitors Guide has been released, featuring a cover photographs by noted Yosemite photographer Nancy Robbins. This year the fifty-page booklet celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant on June 30, 2014 and encourages participation in the multitude of festivities planned around the occasion. The guide also serves [...]

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Local Tourism Bureaus bring the Yosemite Experience to U.S. Travel Shows

Jan 22, 2014 No Comments

OAKHURST – From January through June the travel industry gathers its brightest stars and most seasoned adventurers to present the latest in leisure and business travel options to consumer and professionals alike at a series of trade shows. Once again in 2014, tourism bureaus in the four Yosemite Gateway communities team up to bring their unique [...]

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Fresno Fair Wins 18 WFA Awards

Jan 16, 2014 No Comments

FRESNO – The Big Fresno Fair was recently honored at the Western Fairs Association’s 91st Convention & Trade Show, in which roughly 125 fairs from throughout the Western United States attend to gather new ideas, attend seminars and participate in the annual Achievement Awards. The Achievement Awards recognize the very best efforts that a fair [...]

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The Silver Screen Slump: Americans Say They’re Going to the Movies Less Often

Jan 13, 2014 No Comments

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Going out to the movies once was, and for many still can be, an exciting night out. However, a new Harris Poll finds that while roughly two-thirds (68%) of U.S. adults went to the movies at least once in 2013, just about the same percent (66%) say they’re going to the [...]

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2014 Baby Name Predictions

Dec 30, 2013 No Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – 2013 was definitely a banner year for outrageous baby names. 2014 is shaping up to be the year that pushes the boundaries of what was previously considered “normal” though.   Gone are the vogue of names ending in –den, such as Brayden, Jayden, Aiden, and alike, as well as the ‘x’ madness of [...]

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Monster City Studios and Amusement Electronics Partner to Bring Electronic Shooting Games to IAAPA Expo

Nov 19, 2013 No Comments

ORLANDO, Fla. – Monster City Studios, a full service themed environment design and fabrication company based in Central California, and Amusement Electronics, which specializes in custom electronic shooting galleries, have teamed up to develop new interactive games and themed shooting galleries to be rolled out at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) [...]

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’40 Under 40′ – Siddharth Shah – Holiday Inn Fresno Downtown

Nov 07, 2013 No Comments

A jack-of-all-trades, Siddharth Shah has put his powerful hands and creative mind to peaceful and profitable use in leading the charge at the Holiday Inn Fresno Downtown. A proud alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley, Shah earned his bachelor’s degree in marketing & communications in 2008. With a personal belief that life is lived [...]

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Sheriff Mims to Attend ’40 Under 40′ The Ultimate Networking Event

Nov 06, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims will be the guest MC for Thursday’s “40 Under 40″ The Ultimate Networking Event, honoring some of the rising stars in the Central Valley’s business communities. Tickets are just $55, and can be ordered by visiting  The festivities will begin inside the Skyroom Lounge of the Holiday [...]

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Fresno Chaffee Zoo CEO/Director Elected to Association of Zoos and Aquariums Ethics Board

Nov 05, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The membership of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has elected Scott Barton, CEO/Director of the Fresno Chaffee Zoo, to its Ethics Board. “AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums will benefit from Scott’s thoughtful leadership and extensive experience,” said AZA President and CEO Jim Maddy. “The entire AZA community recognizes Scott’s commitment to the [...]

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