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International Foreign Trade Experts Share Information with Fresno Food Expo Participants

Jan 16, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno Food Expo and the Center for International Trade Development, State Center Community College District held a special export training workshop at Baker, Peterson & Franklin Tuesday morning to help Expo participants learn more about exporting their products to foreign lands. Foreign trade experts from Mexico, Canada and China were on hand to [...]

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Committee to Search for New Fresno State President

Jan 15, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The California State University Board of Trustees will begin the search next month for a new president of Fresno State to succeed President John D. Welty who is retiring after serving as president of the university since 1991. The first meeting of the search committee will be held in an open forum from 10 [...]

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40 Under 40: Pha Mouavangsou – ITT Tech

Jan 14, 2013 No Comments

Pha Mouavangsou came to America from Laos in 1978 and is one of nine siblings.  He obtained an associate’s degree in technology from Heald College, a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from DeVry University, and is currently pursuing his doctorate in educational leadership from California State University, Fresno.  Until recently, Mouavangsou was the division director [...]

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Tulare Regional Medical Center Offers Volunteer Opportunities

Jan 14, 2013 No Comments

TULARE – Tulare Regional Medical Center Auxiliary is hosting a volunteer orientation for two new programs:  Customer Service Liaison and Call Back Volunteer.  The volunteer positions support the enhanced customer service goals of Tulare Regional Medical Center. Customer Service Liaisons work in pairs at the Information Desk in the hospital’s main lobby.  Volunteer Liaisons support [...]

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Fuego to Partner with Six Local Youth Soccer Clubs

Jan 11, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Fresno Fuego will partner with six local youth soccer clubs starting in 2013 to create an identification system that will help develop local youths into future Fuego team members. This collaboration will allow the Fuego staff to directly identify local players within these clubs, working toward achieving the Fuego vision of providing [...]

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40 Under 40: Chris Bridger – Clovis Fire Department

Jan 11, 2013 No Comments

Chris Bridger had wanted to be a firefighter from a young age, and took classes during his senior year at Clovis High School to become a wildland firefighter.  The summer following his high school graduation he began work with the U.S. Department of Forestry, and went through courses at the Fresno City College Fire Academy.  [...]

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Fresno City Council Members Finish Terms

Jan 10, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – While new Fresno City Council members Steve Brandau and Paul Caprioglio took the oath of office this morning, outgoing members Andreas Borgeas and Larry Westerlund were saying farewell to their colleagues. Westerlund had represented District 4 since Jan. 2005, and spent seven years and one month in service to the City of Fresno, [...]

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40 Under 40: Dallas Neumann-Johns – Arnold Law Group

Jan 10, 2013 No Comments

Dallas Neumann-Johns is a graduate of California State University, Fresno and holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology with an emphasis in law enforcement.  While in college, she participated in intercollegiate athletics, representing the Bulldogs in the heptathlon and the pole vault.  She graduated from San Joaquin College of Law in 2006. In 2008, Neumann-Johns became [...]

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Area Visitors Bureaus Team Up for Cooperative Marketing Campaign

Jan 10, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Several tourism entities and representatives from three National Parks unveiled a new cooperative promotion highlighting Kings, Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks during a press conference Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Fresno/Yosemite International Airport. The program, called Majestic Mountain Loop, will help visitors looking to experience some of California’s most popular attractions, was created by [...]

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40 Under 40: Cinderela Co – HealthPoint Home Health

Jan 09, 2013 No Comments

Cinderela Co and her family immigrated to the United States when she was 14, not long after her father had died of cancer.  Her mother, who was a nurse, moved Co and her siblings to Las Vegas after a short time in the central California area.  Co herself earned a nursing degree at the University [...]

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Fresno SBA Office Adds New Award for National Small Business Week Awards

Jan 09, 2013 No Comments

WASHINGTON – A new award has been added by the U.S. Small Business Administration in celebration of National Small Business Week 2013.  The Small Business Exporter of the Year award will recognize a small business that is successfully engaged in exporting.  A national award winner will be selected from among state award winners from each of the 50 states, the [...]

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World Ag Expo Announces 2013 Top-10 New Product Winners

Jan 08, 2013 No Comments

TULARE – Results are in for World Ag Expo’s Top-10 New Products competition. The winners will be showcased Feb. 12-14, 2013 during the 46th annual World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. A group of judges made up of farmers, ranchers and industry professionals selected the Top-10 New Products. ADA Enterprises This year, one of the [...]

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40 Under 40: Tim Finegan Jr. – Fresno Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Jan 08, 2013 No Comments

Tim Finegan Jr. moved with his family to Fresno from San Jose in 1984, and he graduated from Clovis West High School in 1995, where he played football, baseball and track.  He then attended Kings River Community College in Reedley, and played football there for two years.  Finegan went on to earn a degree in [...]

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40 Under 40: Katie Stevens – City of Fresno

Jan 07, 2013 No Comments

As government affairs manager for the City of Fresno, Katie Stevens facilitates and maintains the City’s intergovernmental relationships with local, state and federal agencies, as well as legislative offices. She advocates for the City’s legislative priorities in cooperation with its contracted advocates in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.  Stevens provides analysis, technical assistance, and recommendations regarding [...]

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Downtown Fresno Public Market in Planning Stages

Jan 07, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Two vacant department stores on the Fulton Mall, the JCPenney Building and the Gottschalks Building, are being considered for a downtown Fresno public market, which would offer local agricultural produce, meats, cheese, bread, wine, jams and ready-made food like beerocks and empanadas. The public market would be open year-round, and would primarily feature [...]

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Funded Status of U.S. Corporate Pensions Rises to 76.3 Percent

Jan 07, 2013 No Comments

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Rising equity markets and falling liabilities in December combined to push the funded status of the typical U.S. corporate pension plan into positive territory in 2012, according to the BNY Mellon Investment Strategies & Solutions Group (ISSG). For the month of December, the funded status for the typical plan increased 1.9 [...]

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Selland Arena Makes Year End Top 200 Arena List

Jan 07, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Pollstar Magazine has included the Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center in its Top 200 of Arena Venues in the magazine’s Year End Worldwide Ticket Sales Report. Figures released last week show the Selland Arena ranked at #151 on the International List and #84 on the National Level , note worthy rankings given [...]

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Mariano to Return as Grizzlies Manager for 2013 Season

Jan 04, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Bob Mariano will return as the Fresno Grizzlies manager for the 2013 season, the 2012 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants announced. Mariano, who guided the Grizzlies to a 74-70 record in 2012, will be joined by a familiar coaching staff in hitting coach Russ Morman and pitching coach Pat Rice. Eric Ortega, [...]

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Premier Bride Showplace to be Held this Weekend

Jan 04, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The Premier Bride Showplace bridal expo will be held this Sunday, Jan. 6 at the Fresno Convention Center Exhibit Halls.  This bridal show is a must for any Central Valley bride looking for great ideas and useful information for planning an amazing wedding.  Potential brides will have the opportunity to meet the finest [...]

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56 Percent of U.S. Gym Members Dread the Return of the New Year’s Resolution Crowd

Jan 04, 2013 No Comments

WHITING, Ind., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — As 2013 arrives, with it comes new calendars, new fashions and of course, new resolutions. Many of those new year’s resolutions will involve getting healthier. A new CouponCabin.com survey reveals that 65 percent of U.S. adults plan on making fitness-related new year’s resolutions this year. Eating healthier, getting [...]

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