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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Wells Fargo Makes $100,000 Gift to Children’s Hospital

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – A $100,000 gift from Wells Fargo will help Children’s grow the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) operated by Children’s at Saint Agnes Medical Center to an eight-bed community level III NICU to care for more critically ill babies. Wells Fargo donated $75,000 to Children’s for the NICU at Saint Agnes, and the [...]

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Pandora Survey Shows Holiday Music Listening Trends

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Regardless of which holidays are celebrated this season, most Americans can agree on one thing this time of year: holiday music is essential. A new survey by Pandora (NYSE: P), the leading internet radio service, yields interesting insights into how Americans prefer to listen to Christmas and holiday-themed [...]

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SBA Accepting Nominations for Small Business Innovation Research Awards

Dec 18, 2012 No Comments

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking nominations for awards honoring the critical economic role small businesses play in federally funded research and development through SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Two awards will be given: the “Hall of Fame” award recognizing companies that have an [...]

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Federal Report Shows Fresno, Madera Counties with 4th-Largest Decrease in Total Homeless

Dec 17, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin today said a federal report on homelessness shows a significant decline in the number of total homeless in Fresno and Madera counties, indicating that the community’s collaborative approach with partner agencies is producing results. A recently released U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development report found that the [...]

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System in Place to Notify Selma Residents of Emergencies, Other Information

Dec 17, 2012 No Comments

SELMA, Calif. – The City of Selma is reminding residents of a service that has been in place since 2006 to assist them.  Connect-CTY allows City staff to provide citizens with notification in the event of an emergency, unforeseen incident or other issue. “This program allows the City of Selma to provide notification to our [...]

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Commodity Market Stable Amid Continued Macroeconomic Uncertainty in November

Dec 17, 2012 No Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Commodities were relatively unchanged in November as continued macroeconomic uncertainty weighed on markets. Nelson Louie, Global Head of Commodities in Credit Suisse’s Asset Management business, said, “Market attention remained on US fiscal negotiations at the end of November.  While a deal had yet to be made to avert the [...]

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America’s Middle Market Businesses Share Bleak Outlook Post Election

Dec 14, 2012 No Comments

CLEVELAND, Dec. 14,  2012 /PRNewswire/ – It’s business as usual – and not in a good way – for middle market executives parsing 2012 presidential election results and post-election headlines for signs political gridlock is giving way to a unified plan for economic progress. According to the latest KeyBank Middle Market Business Sentiment survey, more than two-thirds [...]

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Film Commission Giving Away 240 Tickets to Billy Crystal Movie Screening

Dec 14, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Thanks to 20th Century Fox Films and the Fresno Film Commission (FFC), 240 lucky movie goers will laugh through a special screening of Billy Crystal’s new feature film, “Parental Guidance,” on Thursday evening, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. at Regal Manchester Stadium 16. According to Film Commissioner Ray Arthur, “FOX Film has [...]

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Elrod Named Fresno State’s College of Science and Mathematics Dean

Dec 13, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Dr. Susan Elrod, former executive director of Project Kaleidoscope at the Association of American Colleges and Universities and professor of Biological Sciences at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, is Fresno State’s new dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. Dr. William Covino, provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced the [...]

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Enterprise Zone Expands to Include Businesses in Clovis, Kingsburg and Fresno County

Dec 13, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – The Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County (EDC) has announced the expansion of the Fresno County Regional Enterprise Zone Program (Enterprise Zone Program) to include areas in Clovis, Kingsburg, and unincorporated parts of Fresno County. As part of the California Housing Community Development program, businesses located within the Fresno County Enterprise Zone [...]

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Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Projects Continued Momentum in U.S. Hiring Intentions

Dec 12, 2012 No Comments

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Optimism among U.S. hiring decision makers continues to improve as a slightly increased hiring pace is expected for Quarter 1 2013, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released today by ManpowerGroup. When seasonal variations are removed from the data, the Net Employment Outlook for Quarter 1 2013 [...]

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Leadership Clovis 2013 Signups Now Being Accepted

Dec 11, 2012 No Comments

CLOVIS, Calif. – The Clovis Chamber is proud to announce signups for the 14th year of Leadership Clovis. Started in 2000, the program has created many strong leaders who have taken their skills into the workplace and the community. The program is an instructional and hands-on leadership learning experience that includes networking, field observation and [...]

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Local Entrepreneurs Strive to Save Local Cinema

Dec 11, 2012 No Comments

OAKHURST, Calif. – Three local entrepreneurs have undertaken an ambitious task in resurrecting Oakhurst’s only movie theatre, and drafted a new model for small town theater operations that they hope will catch on. The mountain community contains about 20,000 households and the home of the Met Cinemas, Oakhurst, is located 20 minutes south of the [...]

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Chipotle to Open New Location Near Fresno State

Dec 11, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Chipotle Mexican Grill will soon be serving up its tasty burritos, tacos, salads and other items when it opens its new Fresno restaurant on the corner of Cedar and Shaw in Fresno across from Fresno State early next year. Chipotle representative Danielle Winslow said the restaurants, which serve lunch and dinner dishes, [...]

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