Archive for Government

Madden Library to Honor Donor of the Year

Jan 18, 2013 No Comments

FRESNO – Jack Woolf will be honored at the Fresno State Madden Library’s 13th Annual Donor Recognition Reception, Friday, Jan. 18 in the Leon S. Peters Ellipse Gallery on the library’s second floor. The event will start with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception at 6 p.m., followed by the donor recognition ceremony at 8 p.m. “We [...]

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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Juan Arambula to Lead Fresno State’s Maddy Institute Board

Dec 10, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. – Former Assemblymember Juan Arambula, an Independent, was elected chair of the Kenneth L. Maddy Institute at California State University, Fresno.  His term will begin on Jan. 1, 2013. The Maddy Institute was established in 1999 by a unanimous vote of the California Legislature in honor of State Sen. Ken Maddy and his [...]

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Poll Reveals 43% of Americans Demand Compromise to Impending Fiscal Cliff

Dec 03, 2012 No Comments

BOSTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — A new national survey released today shows that 43% of Americans believe that a combination of spending cuts and tax increases are needed to solve the looming fiscal cliff. Thirty-seven percent (37%) believe cutting spending alone is the best way to handle the deficit; only 8% think tax increases [...]

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Survey Names City of Fresno Top 10 Digital Government City

Nov 27, 2012 No Comments

FRESNO, Calif. –  The City of Fresno has been selected as a top-ranked digital government in the 12th annual Digital Cities Survey by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities program. The survey recognized Fresno as number 10 in the nation in cities with populations of 250,000 or more. Louisville Metro Government in Kentucky was the first-place [...]

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