Small Business

Food Commons Fresno rebrands local produce delivery service

Food Commons Fresno and T&D Willey Farms are rebranding their produce delivery line this week under the banner “Out of Our Own Backyards,” or Ooooby. 

Gymnastics Beat wins Kingsburg biz plan contest

The City of Kingsburg has selected Sam Shima and his Gymnastics Beat business as the winner of its 2015 Launching Pad Business Plan Contest. 

A-C Electric wins 2015 California Family Business Award

Members of the Alexander family celebrate A-C Electric being named the 2015 California Family Business Award winner.Bakersfield's A-C Electric, a third-generation electrical contracting business, won the 2015 California Family Business Award on a rainy Thursday evening in Fresno.

Report: Fresno near average in small biz growth

Fresno was recently named 61st for growth in number of small businesses, according to WalletHub’s list of “2015’s Best and Worst Cities to Work for a Small Business.”

First 5 Fresno County announces child-friendly winners

First 5 Fresno County has announced the recipients of the 2015 Child-Friendly Business Awards.

Reedley to host business expo tonight

The Greater Reedley Chamber of Commerce will host its 2nd-annual Reedley Business Expo this evening from 5-7 p.m. at the Reedley Community Center California Room.

UC Merced network to honor local businesses

Three Central Valley businesses will be honored for their entrepreneurial spirit by the University of California, Merced Small Business Development Center (SBDC) regional network during a special event on May 6. 

Meat market owners seeing butchering trade fading

Joe Renna, third-generation butcher at Renna’s Meat Market in Fresno, said he has seen a steady decline in appreciation for services at dedicated butcher shops.  Over the last few decades, artisan butchers have been watching the slow decline of their trade as younger generations expressed little interest in training or shopping at dedicated butcher shops.

New owners, brand for Fresno's Crown Cleaners

Nick Torres, customer service representative, works at the front desk in the newly redesigned Crown Cleaners at Bullard and West avenues in northwest Fresno. Owner Ryan Hansen said he eventually plans to redesign all the Crown Cleaners locations in Fresno and Clovis.Fresno dry-cleaning chain Crown Cleaners has recently undergone a rebranding effort meant to remove the stain of previous company missteps.

No local firms in line for GO-Biz tax credits

No Fresno, Kings, Madera or Tulare County companies have been selected this year to receive a total of $71 million in state tax credits as part of a program to stimulate private enterprise.