Visalia Convention Center first to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation in Central Valley

The Visalia Convention Center has announced that it has been awarded the the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. This announcement makes the Visalia Convention Center the first convention center in the Central Valley of California to be industry-accredited in outbreak and infectious diseases preparation and response. Under […]

South Valley Industrial Collaborative Summit set for November 13

The fourth annual South Valley Industrial Summit will be virtual this year and will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13. SVIC chairman of the board Bruce Nicotero announced that speakers scheduled to date include keynote speakers Melanie Hellwig-White, president of Hellwig Products, and Lance Hastings, president of the California […]

New sweet treat to be available at Tulare County Fair drive-thru

The Tulare County Fair’s line-up of sweet treats is now even sweeter, with the addition of BOSS Burger’s bacon churro cheeseburger. The drive-thru fair will be open Friday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Sept. 20, from noon to 10 p.m. daily. Traditional fair food items, including churros, cotton candy and corndogs, will be available. Families can […]

Visalia Convention Center commits to GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation Program

The Visalia Convention Center has committed to achieving the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) the worldwide cleaning industry association, the Convention Center will implement the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious […]

Junior Fair Board members learning leadership and more

The Tulare County Fair each year selects students from throughout the county to participate in the Junior Fair Board. The experience provides training and development of high school students in the areas of leadership, community organization and fair operations, explained CEO Dena Rizzardo. “The students must meet specific requirements, including their school grade point average […]

Volaris expands service between Fresno and Mexico

Ultra low-cost carrier Volaris plans to expand its international presence at Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) with the launch of nonstop, year-round service to Mexico City (MEX), the capital of Mexico, beginning November 12, 2020.  Twice-weekly flights to Mexico City adds a forth destination operated by Volaris between California’s Central Valley and Mexico, which also […]