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What is Walt Disney World’s Electric Bill?

Jun 21, 2018 No Comments by

If you’ve ever been to Walt Disney World, then you know first hand just how massive of a resort it is. The land, which is twice the size of Manhattan, is what allowed them to build the 20+ hotels, the 4 theme parks, the water parks, the shopping district, and all of the behind-the-scenes buildings [...]

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Mayor Brand Presents Annual State of the City Address

Jun 20, 2018 No Comments by

Mayor Lee Brand addressed a crowd of nearly nine hundred attendees, including elected officials, business and community leaders during Wednesday’s State of the City luncheon held in Downtown Fresno.  The annual event, sponsored by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, was the second State of the City address for Mayor Brand, who officially took office in [...]

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Toys R Us – The Final Chapter

Jun 20, 2018 No Comments by

We are in the final days of Toys R Us. A company that’s been part of our lives for the past 70 years is nearing its end. Exactly 9 months ago I made a video about their decline that talked about their core issues. It essentially told the story of Toys R Us, with the [...]

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New classes to begin at the Downtown Center in July

Jun 14, 2018 No Comments

The Fresno State Downtown Center will offer two new classes this summer including the next class in the “Brew U” series, “Craft Beer 301: Sensory and Styles” beginning Thursday, July 5, and “Project Management for the Workplace” beginning Monday, July 16. “Craft Beer 301” is designed for beer enthusiasts and those with a desire to [...]

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The Decline of Kodak…What Happened?

Jun 14, 2018 No Comments

The name Kodak was once synonymous with cameras and film. They were innovators in the industry and the leaders of it for 100 years. Yet a few years ago they experienced such a decline that they were forced into bankruptcy. This video explores the decline of Kodak and attempts to explain what happened to them. [...]

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50 ​ ​grade-school students to participate in ‘Design Code Build’

Jun 13, 2018 No Comments

Fresno State’s Lyles College of Engineering and the Computer History Museum will host Design Code Build with 50 students in grades six through eight from the Boys and Girls Club of Fresno County and Kerman Unified School District from 2 -6 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Fresno State. “Design Code Build” engages students in hands-on [...]

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Costco – Why They’re So Successful

Jun 13, 2018 No Comments

There’s no company out there quite like Costco. It continues to grow in popularity and that success can be attributed to some unique strategies. This video outlines these strategies and attempts answer why Costco is so successful.      

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Yamaha – Success in Two (Very Different) Industries

Jun 12, 2018 No Comments

Yamaha is unique in the way that they’ve become one of the primary brands in 2 separate industries. I struggle to think of other instances like this. This video talks about some history of the company as well as how they’re structured and operate today.    

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The last day to register for State of the City is Friday

Jun 12, 2018 No Comments

The last day to register for State of the City is Friday. June 20, as Mayor Lee Brand reflects on the State of the City and shares his vision on Fresno’s future.   Register by June 15 to save your spot.  

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Levi’s – Standing the Test of Time

Jun 11, 2018 No Comments

Levi’s has remained relevant in the constantly changing fashion industry for some time. Other brands come and go but Levi’s always remains. This video talks about some key points in their history, takes a look at how they stand today and theorizes how they’ve been able to stand the test of time.  

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How Did ROLEX Get So Big?

Jun 08, 2018 No Comments

Rolex is quite possibly the biggest name in watches. They’ve built a brand that holds high value, but how did they do it? This video explores how they’ve built up their brand and the reputation that goes with it.  

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FRESNO STATE LAUNCHES INSTITUTE FOR MEDIA AND PUBLIC TRUST

Jun 08, 2018 No Comments

 Fresno State has established the Institute for Media and Public Trust to study media literacy and “fake news,” and develop strategies to restore trust in all forms of media. In announcing the Institute, Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro said the First Amendment will be at the center of its work. “The Institute will study [...]

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McDonald’s Will No Longer Serve This Fan Favorite Drink

Jun 07, 2018 No Comments

If you grew up loving Happy Meals, you know there are few tastes more nostalgia-inducing than the orange drink from McDonald’s — otherwise known as Hi-C Orange Lavaburst. Unfortunately, that drink’s run as your go-to beverage order at McDonald’s came to end over the summer of 2017 when it was quietly phased out across the [...]

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POPULAR FRESNO STATE SWEET CORN ARRIVES AT GIBSON FARM MARKET

Jun 06, 2018 No Comments

Fresno State’s renowned campus-grown sweet corn will be available for the first time this year at 7 a.m. Friday, June 8, at the Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market (5368 N. Chestnut Ave.). Customers can choose from the traditional yellow and white varieties of the market’s most popular product. Corn will be sold at 50 [...]

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VALLEY ECONOMIC INDEX REMAINS SOLID; FINDING, HIRING WORKERS BIGGEST CHALLENGE

Jun 06, 2018 No Comments

The San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index declined slightly in May, but remained above growth neutral for the 21st consecutive month, pointing to healthy growth in the next three to six months. The May index was at 56.9, dipping from April’s 57.9. An index greater than 50 indicates an expansionary economy. The index is a [...]

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Election Results

Jun 06, 2018 No Comments

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CRAIG SCHOOL BREAKS GROUND ON RUIZ FOODS EXECUTIVE CLASSROOMS

Jun 05, 2018 No Comments

The Craig School of Business at Fresno State will host a public groundbreaking for its Ruiz Foods Executive Classrooms that will soon be constructed with stadium seating and the latest technology. The celebration will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, on the north lawn in front of Duncan Patio. The Ruiz Foods [...]

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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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