Archive for Government

Berryhill to Speak at Grizzlies’ Farm Forum May 17

May 06, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Fresno Grizzlies Community Fund’s Farm Grown program will welcome California State Senator Tom Berryhill for the May 17 Farm Forum in The CRU Club at Chukchansi Park. Berryhill, a fourth generation family farmer and two-term state legislator, is also the vice president of Berryhill Orchards, Inc. and the owner of Tom Berryhill [...]

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Mid-Market Executives Anticipate Growth Yet Continue to Cite Government as Biggest Obstacle

Apr 29, 2013 No Comments

NEW YORK, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — After sustained economic turmoil, mid-market executives have a stronger footing and are taking the necessary steps to make the sector an engine for growth in the next year. However, while optimistic about their own growth, according to findings in Deloitte’s ”Mid-market perspectives: 2013 report on America’s economic engine,” they have lower expectations [...]

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Leadership Fresno Seeking Applicants for Next Class

Apr 24, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Leadership Fresno, the renowned civic leadership development program, is recruiting members for its upcoming Class XXX (30), convening in August 2013. The 10-month program, under the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, provides current and future community leaders a unique opportunity to enhance their civic involvement, network with other leaders and learn about issues facing [...]

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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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April is National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month

Apr 16, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – On April 25 at 5 p.m., the U.S. Small Business Administration, AARP and the Central California SCORE Chapter will host a free evening workshop in honor of National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month.  The event is targeted to entrepreneurs over the age of 50 and will include a presentation by FranNet on Franchise Business [...]

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Robert Reich to Speak at Saroyan Theater April 17

Apr 11, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – American political economist, professor, author and political commentator Robert Reich will make a San Joaquin Valley Town Hall presentation titled “The Next Economy and America’s Future” at the Saroyan Theater in downtown Fresno April 17. Reich served in the administrations of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, and was Secretary of Labor under President [...]

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Immigration Reform Needs to Happen ‘Once and for All’

Apr 10, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Manuel Cunha Jr., president of the Nisei Farmers League, says the pressure is on President Barack Obama to deal with the current “flawed” immigration system, and the House and Senate are taking action to deal with the situation. “The congressmen and senators saw the writing on the wall, that a large percentage of [...]

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Survey: Small Business Owners Believe Economy is Stuck in Washington Gridlock

Apr 02, 2013 No Comments

NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Newtek Business Services, NASDAQ: NEWT, The Small Business Authority ®, with a portfolio of over 100,000 business accounts, announced today the findings of its SB Authority Market Sentiment Survey, a monthly window into the concerns of independent business owners. Based on a poll of over 1,800 respondents, one of the key findings from the [...]

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Economic Attitudes Down from Last Month

Mar 28, 2013 No Comments

NEW YORK, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Almost one month into sequester and the stock market continues to hit new highs. Does this mean the American public hears the stories about cancelled White House tours and shuttered air traffic control towers and doesn’t believe anything worse will be coming? In looking at overall attitudes on some general economic [...]

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Last Chance to Apply for the Fresno Citizens Academy

Mar 28, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Participants are now being sought for the upcoming session of the Mayor’s Fresno Citizens Academy, an initiative that allows Fresno residents to learn more about their government by hearing directly from top policymakers and decision makers at City Hall. The next session of the free, eight-week program begins at City Hall on Monday, [...]

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Menchaca Elected Fresno State 2013-14 Student Body President

Mar 25, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Moses Menchaca, a third-year senior political science major from Patterson,was elected Fresno State’s student body president for 2013-14 after three days of record voter participation. Online voting for Associate Students Inc. (ASI) elections began last Tuesday. This year 1,912 votes were cast, indicating 9.43% voter participation. The previous high was 1,783 ballots cast in [...]

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Calif. State Sen. Rubio Resigns

Feb 22, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – California State Sen. Michael Rubio has decided to resign from his office, effective today, to become manager of  California government affairs for Chevron Corp. According to a statement on Rubio’s website, his role as a California state Senator has had an effect on his life with his wife and two daughters, and that [...]

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40 Under 40: Christopher Stetsko – Rose Strategic Advisors

Feb 19, 2013 No Comments

Christopher Stetsko is a Fresno native, and attended Edison Computech High School, where he was on the wrestling team and involved in student government.  He later enrolled in Reedley College, where he played football and continued his involvement in student government.  After Reedley College he enlisted in the Marine Corps., and served in active duty [...]

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40 Under 40: Jarrod Lyman – Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau

Feb 14, 2013 No Comments

Jarrod Lyman studied broadcast journalism at Northern Arizona University, and left after a couple of years to report the news at a network of radio stations in his hometown of Lake Havasu City in Arizona.  Several years later he got into his first tourism promotions and destination marketing organization, the Lake Havasu Convention and Visitors [...]

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Mayor Swearengin: City of Fresno to Implement ‘Deeper Layoff Plan’ Over Next Two Weeks

Feb 13, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO –  Mayor Ashley Swearengin today said she has directed City Manager Mark Scott to implement a “deeper layoff plan” over the next two weeks to address financial challenges faced by the City because of a delay in implementing a residential solid waste franchise. Mayor Swearengin made her remarks in response to a determination by [...]

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40 Under 40: Claudia Ruiz – City of Fresno

Feb 07, 2013 No Comments

Claudia Ruiz is originally from Hermosillo, Sonora in Mexico, and move to Earlimart, California in 1987.  She later moved to Fresno in 2004 to take classes at California State University, Fresno. As a child she wanted to be a nurse, and was a pre-nursing student at College of the Sequoias in Visalia.  She next enrolled [...]

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Downtown Fresno Progress Presented at Breakfast

Feb 05, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Downtown Fresno supporters came together for the State of Downtown Breakfast inside The Fresno Ballroom in the Pacific Southwest Building Tuesday morning to look back at a year’s worth of progress in the downtown Fresno area, as well as to build momentum for its future. Kate Borders, president and CEO of the Downtown [...]

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Valley Cheese Maker Earns Governor’s Award

Jan 29, 2013 No Comments

SACRAMENTO – Joseph Gallo Farms, maker of Joseph Farms Cheese, has been awarded the 2012 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for its sustainable farming and cheese making. Joseph Gallo Farms, located in Atwater, received the award in the Sustainable Practices or Facilities category in a ceremony in Sacramento. The award, known as the GEELA, [...]

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40 Under 40: Brett Frazier – City of Madera

Jan 22, 2013 No Comments

Brett Frazier is the youngest Madera mayor in history.  He was elected to the Madera City Council in November of 2010 with the most votes of any candidate running in the three-spot race.  He is a Madera native and earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology at the University of Santa Barbara. In addition to his [...]

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40 Under 40: Kurtis Willey – Agri-Valley Irrigation

Jan 21, 2013 No Comments

Kurtis Willey spent most of his childhood in Fresno, and later on lived in Clovis and graduated from Buchanan High School.  He then attended Fresno City College and California State University, Fresno, where he earned a degree in accounting in 2009.  After graduation he started as an intern at CPA firm Slater Moffat Associates, and [...]

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