Hostess Brands to Wind Down Company After Union Strike Cripples Operations

Nov 16, 2012 No Comments

IRVING, TX – Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Hostess Brands Inc. today announced that it is winding down operations and has filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court seeking permission to  close its business and sell its assets, including its iconic brands and facilities. Bakery operations have been suspended at all plants. Delivery of [...]

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Boys & Girls Clubs Hosting Coats Drive

Nov 15, 2012 No Comments

Fresno, Calif. – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County are now accepting new or slightly used jackets, hoodies and sweaters to be distributed Dec. 15 to many of its young members. The clothes items are available for drop-off at the clubs’ main office, located at 540 N. Augusta in Fresno.  A special curbside [...]

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U.S. Local Online/Interactive/Digital Ad Revenues to Reach $38.1B in 2016

Nov 15, 2012 No Comments

CHANTILLY, Va., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — BIA/Kelsey, advisor to companies in the local media industry, expects the overall U.S. local media market to grow moderately through 2016, at a 2.1 percent compound annual growth rate. In the fall update to the firm’s U.S. Local Media Forecast (20011-2016), the firm forecasts total U.S. local media [...]

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Caution Lingering Among Long-Term Investors Four Years After 2008 Financial Crisis

Nov 14, 2012 No Comments

BALTIMORE, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –Four years after the 2008 global financial crisis, the onset of a severe economic recession, and ongoing market turbulence, a lack of faith in equity investing appears to be lingering, even for long-term investors who say that saving for retirement is their top financial priority.  In an online survey of [...]

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Adventist Medical Center – Selma Emergency Services Honored

Nov 14, 2012 No Comments

Selma, Calif. – The Adventist Medical Center – Selma Emergency Department received a CEP America Distinguished Site Award for excellent performance, high patient satisfaction scores and low wait times. Additionally, Selma hospital ER Nurse Practitioner Dennis Levine, CFNP, received the Lead Nurse Practitioner of the Year Award and the CEP 10-year Service Award. CEP America [...]

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Sun-Maid Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Holiday Sweepstakes

Nov 14, 2012 No Comments

KINGSBURG, CA, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Sun-Maid celebrates its 100th anniversary by giving away over a thousand customer prizes this holiday season. Sun-Maid, a farmer-owned cooperative best known for raisins, dried fruits and raisin bread, will run its 100th anniversary sweepstakes until December 31, 2012 at www.facebook.com/SunMaidGirl.    The sweepstakes includes the following details: 100 grand prize winners will receive $100 Visa gift [...]

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Smartphone Shoppers Help Make Retailers’ Registers Jingle this Season

Nov 13, 2012 No Comments

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Smartphones may be among retailers’ strongest allies this holiday season, according to Deloitte’s annual holiday survey of consumer spending intentions and trends. Half (50 percent) of consumers surveyed own smartphones, and nearly 7 in 10 (68 percent) plan to use their phones for holiday shopping this year.  These shoppers [...]

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Farm Grown, ACEL Charter High School Partner for Community Garden at Chukchansi Park

Nov 13, 2012 No Comments

Fresno, Calif. – The Fresno Grizzlies Community Fund and ACEL Fresno Charter High School have announced the formation of a partnership to develop a community garden on the premises of Chukchansi Park. ACEL Charter High School students will volunteer to establish and maintain the community garden starting in November of 2012 through September of 2013. [...]

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Local Residents Win Big During St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

Nov 12, 2012 No Comments

Fresno, Calif. – Brenda Lincoln of Fresno, Calif. is the grand prize winner of a newly-built, $375,000 house announced during the 9th Annual St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Special, which raised $1,004,020 for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. His winning ticket was pulled during the FOX 26 live special on Sunday, Nov. [...]

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Downtown Welcomes Outdoor Ice Rink

Nov 12, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, CA – Skaters slid across the ice and showed their abilities during the opening of the 6,000 square foot Downtown Fresno Ice Rink on the Fulton Mall Friday morning. Kate Borders, president and CEO of the Downtown Fresno Partnership, said that to her knowledge the rink is the first of its kind in the [...]

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Annual Ag Awards Luncheon is Wednesday

Nov 12, 2012 No Comments

Fresno, Calif. –  The Fresno Chamber of Commerce and Baker, Peterson & Franklin, CPA, LLP  will be hosting the Annual Ag Awards Luncheon on Nov. 14, 2012. At the event, Debbie Jacobsen and the late Vernal Amaro will be honored as the 2012 Agriculturalists of the Year by the Fresno Chamber and the 2012 Baker, [...]

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Affects the Life of a Valley Family

Nov 09, 2012 No Comments

Fresno, Calif. – It began as a typical day for 6-year-old Auston Sperling this past January, with his parents Dustin and Jill Sperling dropping him off at school where they lived in Kingsburg before they both went to work. In the middle of the day his parents received a call from the school, with the [...]

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Last Call for ’40 Under 40’ Class of 2012 Nominations

Nov 09, 2012 No Comments

Fresno, Calif. – The deadline for nominations for the “40 Under 40” Class of 2012, to be held in the Skyroom Lounge at Holiday Inn Fresno Downtown on Thursday, March 21, is getting near. Every year, leaders across central California converge at the “40 Under 40” Ultimate Networking Event to help recognize, as well as [...]

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Americans’ Positive Housing Sentiment Continues Steady Climb

Nov 08, 2012 No Comments

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Americans continue to show growing confidence in home price increases over the next 12 months, providing further indications of a slow but steady housing recovery, according to results from Fannie Mae’s October 2012 National Housing Survey. Taken together with rental price expectations, which surged in October and remain much higher [...]

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With Passage of Prop. 30, CSU to Roll Back Tuition

Nov 08, 2012 No Comments

The election result will have a big impact on CSU’s tuition fee Fresno, Calif. (Nov. 8, 2012)– The California State University will avoid a $250 million mid-year budget cut after voters’ approval of Proposition 30, and will start the process of rescinding the $249 per semester tuition fee increase already in place. With the passage [...]

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Last Chance to Tour the St. Jude Dream Home

Nov 07, 2012 No Comments

This week is the final opportunity for people to personally experience the 2012 St. Jude Dream Home Fresno, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2012) – The St. Jude Dream Home will be open Wednesday through Friday from noon – 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. This is the final week for free public [...]

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Reedley College Opens Entrepreneurship Center

Nov 07, 2012 No Comments

The center has all the tools for entrepreneurs to start a business locally Reedley, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2012) – There has been a lot of talk about the economy and small businesses lately, but the Reedley College Business Department put talk into action and created an Entrepreneurship Center to support those interested in creating a [...]

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2012 Election Results

Nov 07, 2012 No Comments

Fresno, Calif. (Nov. 7, 2012) – The 2012 election results are in, and the political representatives who will be leading us into the future have been chosen. Even though Barack Obama claims victory over opponent Mitt Romney, Romney was a decisive winner in central California.  He garnered 55% of the vote in Fresno County alone, [...]

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SBA E200 Emerging Leaders Initiative Graduates Entrepreneurs

Nov 06, 2012 No Comments

Fresno, Calif. – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in collaboration with the Strong Cities Strong Communities Initiative in Fresno is pleased to announce the successful completion of the 2012 E200 Emerging Leaders initiative.  12 small business owners conducted their final presentations before a local panel comprised of business consultants, experienced business executives, entrepreneurs, and [...]

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Online Labor Demand down 77,800 in October

Nov 05, 2012 No Comments

Advertised vacancies basically flat for the last five months (since May)   NEW YORK, NY /PRNewswire/ — Online advertised vacancies fell 77,800 in October to 4,735,600, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series released today. The October number is in line with the number of advertised vacancies in May 2012. The [...]

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