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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Seven Money Stumbles to Avoid and How to Change Course

Dec 28, 2012 No Comments

YONKERS, N.Y. , Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – A widowed mother of two nearly lost out on $100,000 because her husband failed to update the beneficiary designations on his retirement plan after they married. Not updating wills and beneficiaries is one of the “7 money stumbles to avoid” featured in the February issue of Consumer Reports. [...]

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Travel, Hospitality and Leisure Companies May Have Reason to Be Optimistic for Growth in 2013

Dec 27, 2012 No Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Looking to the year ahead, travel, hospitality and leisure (THL) companies may have reason to be optimistic for renewed growth domestically, for the power of technology to transform the consumer experience and for the opportunity to capitalize on emerging market growth, according to Deloitte’s 2013 Travel, Hospitality and Leisure [...]

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Kaweah Delta Wound Center Opens

Dec 27, 2012 No Comments

VISALIA – The Kaweah Delta Wound Center is now open and offering treatment in the first hyperbaric chambers in Tulare County. The center offers specialized physician oversight and the first hyperbaric chambers in Tulare County.  The program provides care for people whose wounds do not heal naturally or respond to other wound-healing methods, particularly diabetics.  [...]

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Adventist Health Employees Bring Christmas Blessings

Dec 26, 2012 No Comments

CENTRAL VALLEY – Adventist Health employees, volunteers and physicians throughout the Central Valley blessed the lives of many this holiday season by giving back to their communities. Multiple departments helped collect toys for more than 100 local Kings County foster children. The toys were delivered to the Kings County Human Services Agency in early December. [...]

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‘Disciplined Consumers’ Drive Consumer Credit Levels Up 33 Percent

Dec 26, 2012 No Comments

ATLANTA, Dec. 26, 2012   /PRNewswire/ — According to Equifax’s latest National Consumer Credit Trends Report, consumer credit originated year-to-date through September 2012 has increased nearly 30% to $675 billion from $523 billion during the same timeframe in 2010. Comparatively, credit originations today are below the 2006-2007 pre-recession levels of about $1 trillion by about [...]

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Happy Holidays from Business Street Online

Dec 24, 2012 No Comments

The Business Street Online offices will be closed today and tomorrow in celebration of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  We will be celebrating the holidays with friends and family, and hope you all will be doing the same.  We will resume our daily news alerts on Wednesday.  The staff at Business Street Online would like [...]

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Fresno State Alum Continues Climb in California Judicial Ranks

Dec 21, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – One of California’s newest appellate court justices is a Fresno State Bulldog ­– the Hon. Rosendo Peña, Jr. was confirmed today in San Francisco as associate justice of the Court of Appeal, Fifth Appellate District (Fresno) by the California Commission on Judicial Appointments. He is the first Latino appointed to the Fifth [...]

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The ’40 Under 40’ Class of 2012 is Announced

Dec 21, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – The long awaited announcement is finally here, and the “40 Under 40” Class of 2012, presented by Business Street Online, has been named. The 40 young professionals will be honored at “40 Under 40” The Ultimate Networking Event, coming up on March 21 at the Skyroom Lounge in the Holiday Inn Fresno [...]

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Tickets Remain for Ag Warriors Benefit Featuring Col. Oliver North

Dec 20, 2012 No Comments

TULARE, Calif. – There are still opportunities for the public to attend the Ag Warriors Benefit featuring Col. Oliver North on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 in Tulare during World Ag Expo. North is a combat decorated Marine, New York Times best-selling author, small business founder, columnist and host of “War Stories” on the Fox News [...]

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Fiscal Cliff Fears Cause One in Three Americans to Cut Personal Spending

Dec 20, 2012 No Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – One in three Americans has cut back on personal spending over the past 30 days due to concerns about the looming fiscal cliff, according to new research published today by Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE). In a related development, the Bankrate.com Financial Security Index fell to a 2012 low of 95.6 [...]

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Hospital System’s ‘Community Benefits:’ $139 Million

Dec 19, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Community Medical Centers provided nearly $139 million in uncompensated services and programs in fiscal year 2011/2012, equivalent to more than 13% of its total expenses, according to the nonprofit hospital system’s annual community benefits report filed with the State of California. Community has historically spent more on uncompensated community benefits than all [...]

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National Credit Default Rates Ticked Up in November 2012

Dec 19, 2012 No Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Data through November 2012, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, showed an increase in national default rates during the month. After hitting a post-recession low of 1.46% in September [...]

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Historic Preservation Awards Winners Announced

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments

Historic Preservation Awards Winners Announced Fresno, Calif. – Individuals and groups who have been active in the restoration of a historic building or who have offered leadership in preservation planning or neighborhood revitalization have been announced as the winners of the 2012 City of Fresno’s Historic Preservation Awards. They will be recognized at a special [...]

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