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‘Business Leaders Live!’ at World Ag Expo

Feb 12, 2018 No Comments by

‘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 by

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 by

(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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Three Central Valley Kmart stores are closing, more than 100 others

Feb 01, 2018 No Comments

The three stores are in Bakersfield, Coalinga and Kingsburg. 3600 Wilson Road in Bakersfield 25 W. Polk St. in Coalinga 333 Sierra St. in Kingsburg “Sears Holdings will continue to strategically and aggressively evaluate our store space and productivity, and accelerate the closing of some unprofitable stores as the company has previously announced.”

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NEW PUBLICATION REPORTS ON ECONOMIC HEALTH OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

Feb 01, 2018 No Comments

Fresno State’s Craig School of Business released this month its inaugural edition of the Central California Business Review, an annual magazine that features objective and comprehensive economic commentary and analysis on future business conditions in Central California. “We hope the Review will prove to be a valuable public service for businesses and organizations across our [...]

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SGC Approves $70 Million Package For Fresno’s Transformative Climate Communities Projects

Jan 30, 2018 No Comments

The California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) today approved a $70 million package of projects in Southwest Fresno, Downtown Fresno and Chinatown through the Transformative Climate Communities Program (TCC). The projects were proposed by area residents and business owners through an unprecedented series of community meetings that put the power to decide how to spend the [...]

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Mayor Brand Reveals City’s Amazon HQ2 Proposal

Oct 20, 2017 No Comments

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand held a press conference at City Hall this morning to provide the details on the City of Fresno’s proposal to land Amazon’s second headquarters, outlining the key reasons why Fresno is the ideal location for the HQ2 project. The online retail giant announced last month that it had plans for a [...]

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Residents shine in collaborative process to select $70 million in TCC funding

Oct 11, 2017 No Comments

Residents of Southwest Fresno, Chinatown and Downtown Fresno came together over the course of nine public meetings facilitated by the City of Fresno to select a package that will invest $70 million of cap-and-trade funding from the State of California through the Transformative Climate Communities program. Residents and business owners in the area were invited [...]

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City of Fresno Announces New Transportation Director

Sep 26, 2017 No Comments

Mayor Lee Brand and City Manager Wilma Quan-Schecter today announced that Jim Schaad has been named the City of Fresno’s new Director of Transportation, effective September 25, 2017.  Schaad, who had been serving as Assistant Director for the Department of Transportation, replaces interim Transportation Director Bruce Rudd. “We are fortunate to have someone of Jim’s [...]

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The Decline of Toys R Us…What Happened?

Sep 23, 2017 No Comments

Toys R Us has filed for bankruptcy. It was shocking news and left everyone wondering what happened. This video takes a look at Toys R Us and explores the causes of the bankruptcy as well as make predictions about the future of the company.          

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Early Bird Deadline, Friday, September 15

Sep 21, 2017 No Comments

Shaw Floors, for sponsoring the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Floor Signing event and for providing all flooring needs for more than 30+ campaigns . We appreciate the floor signing materials, food and resources you provide to make our event successful. We had a wonderful turnout. #ShowYourGold and support the kids of St. Jude during [...]

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HHM: CASTRO TO HEADLINE HISPANIC CHAMBER AMIGO LUNCH SEPT. 21

Sep 21, 2017 No Comments

Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro will be the keynote speaker at the Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce monthly Amigo Luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, at Piccadilly Hotel (2305 W. Shaw Ave.). The event, cosponsored by ReZCom, is part of the chamber’s observance of Hispanic Heritage Month. Castro will speak about the state of education and [...]

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Former softball coach Wright to be honored by Fresno County Office of Education

Sep 15, 2017 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Former Fresno State softball coach Margie Wright will receive the Award for Athletics at the 2017 Fresno County Office of Education (FCOE) Honors Gala to be held Saturday night at Fresno City College. Wright is one of four recipients to be honored for their lifetime achievements on Saturday. The NCAA’s all-time winningest softball [...]

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2017 Central Valley St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

Sep 13, 2017 No Comments

Reserve your tickets for the 2017 St. Jude Dream Home today at 1-800-543-5887 for the November Giveaway of the St. Jude Dream Home. The earlier you reserve, the more prizes you can win! Reserve your ticket by August 25 and you will also be eligible for a Hawaii getaway for two, courtesy of Noble Credit [...]

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FRESNO STATE FLAGS POSTED HALF-STAFF IN REMEMBRANCE ON SEPT. 11

Sep 09, 2017 No Comments

Fresno State will post its campus flags at half-staff Monday, Sept. 11,  Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, to remember and honor the 2,996 people killed and over 6,000 injured in attacks on the United States 16 years ago, including two alumni: Lt. Cmdr. Otis Tolbert (a former Bulldogs football player who died in the Pentagon attack) [...]

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ALUMNUS MONTGOMERY RETURNS AS NEW FRESNO STATE WINEMAKER

Sep 07, 2017 No Comments

Thomas Montgomery, an award-winning winemaker and Fresno State alumnus, is the Fresno State Winery’s new winemaker. The Sanger native, who honed a reputation for award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Bordeaux varieties as a winemaker for well-known wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley, began his Fresno State assignment July 31. His career began at E&J [...]

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Mayor Brand Statement on Trump Administration’s DACA Announcement

Sep 06, 2017 No Comments

Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s announcement on DACA: “I have consistently called for immigration reform, including joining my Council colleagues in December 2015 to unanimously support comprehensive immigration legislation, so I appreciate the fact that the President has given Congress a six-month window to act on this important issue. [...]

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Mayor Announces New Independent Police Reviewer & Citizens’ Public Advisory Board

Sep 05, 2017 No Comments

Mayor Lee Brand introduced the new Independent Police Reviewer for the Office of Independent Review (OIR), John A. Gliatta, at a press conference this morning at City Hall.  Gliatta comes to the City of Fresno from the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office, where he worked as a Crime Analyst for their Patrol Division. Mr. Gliatta has [...]

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