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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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Meet the ’40 Under 40′ Class of 2012

Jan 04, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Beginning Monday, Jan. 7, Business Street Online will begin announcing the members of the “40 Under 40″ Class of 2012 every weekday on all our news alerts.  This will give our readers a chance to see bios, portraits and video pieces on these young movers-and-shakers that help make our central California communities great.  [...]

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Report Shows Shadow Inventory Continues Decline in October 2012

Jan 03, 2013 No Comments

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, reported today that the current residential shadow inventory as of October 2012 fell to 2.3 million units*, representing a supply of seven months. The October inventory level represents a 12.3 percent drop from October 2011, when [...]

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Lifestyle Center’s Free Nutrition Series Starts Jan. 17

Jan 03, 2013 No Comments

VISALIA – The Lifestyle Center, the only medically-based fitness facility in Visalia, will open its doors to the public for a series of free nutrition classes starting Thursday, Jan. 17. The Nutrition & You Class Series will take place from 6-7 p.m. and will be taught by Alana Unger, Registered Dietitian at The Lifestyle Center. [...]

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Power Restored; Fresno State Re-opens Jan. 3

Jan 02, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno State will re-open Thursday, Jan. 3, after a one-day closure for emergency maintenance resulting from a power failure. Winter intercession classes, which involved about 200 students, were accommodated in alternate locations and will return to normal classrooms on Thursday. The issues began Sunday at 2 a.m. with a power surge that disrupted [...]

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SBA’s Small Business Week Nominations Coming to a Close

Jan 02, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – The U.S. Small Business Association deadline for awards nominations for the 2013 National Small Business Week is this Thursday, Jan. 3. Each year during National Small Business Week, the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recognizes outstanding small business owners for their contribution to the American economy and society.  The dates for National [...]

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Restaurant Performance Index Improved in November But Remained Below 100 For 2nd Consecutive Month

Jan 02, 2013 No Comments

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Buoyed by positive same-store sales and customer traffic results, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) rose in November. The RPI – a monthly composite index that tracks the health of and outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry – stood at 99.9 in November, up 0.5 percent from October. [...]

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Business Street Online Presents the Year in Pictures

Dec 31, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Business Street Online would like to take a visual look back on 2012 with our 2012 Year in Pictures.  2012 was another memorable year for central California business, and Business Street Online is looking forward to bringing you coverage of more memorable news events in 2013. In celebration of New Year’s Day, [...]

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2013 U.S. Job Forecast Points to a Better, But Still Cautious Hiring Environment

Dec 31, 2012 No Comments

CHICAGO, Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — 2013 is expected to usher in more jobs, but U.S. employers will continue to play it safe, according to CareerBuilder’s annual hiring forecast.  Twenty-six percent of hiring managers plan to add full-time, permanent employees in the New Year, up three percentage points over 2012.  The study also points to heightened competition [...]

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Applications Still Being Taken for Farm and Nutrition Day

Dec 28, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO – Fresno County schools can still register for the eighth annual Farm and Nutrition Day, which invites all third graders from throughout Fresno County to the Fresno Fairgrounds on Friday, March 22, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Applications for the annual agricultural and food-related field trip are available online at www.FresnoFair.com by clicking [...]

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