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Exploring Downtown Fresno

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

The downtown Fresno area of California is a place of new and exciting discoveries, filled with dining, shopping, theatre and other entertainment options. Why not book yourself into one of many Fresno hotels and spend some time relaxing and exploring this urban treasure?

Fulton Mall is a six-block long pedestrian area that has become the center of the business district. From the very early days of Fresno, this corridor has been the heart of the downtown Fresno area. In Fresno California hotels, shops, restaurants and culture abound. Fulton Mall was built in 1964 as part of an urban renewal project and is home to many of Fresno’s most historic buildings. In fact, the mall has gained international recognition as an important modernist landscape.

Market on the Mall is a certified farmer’s market that offers a wide variety of farm fresh produce and agricultural goods. The market, a cooperative venture between the Fresno County EOC, the Downtown Association of Fresno and the City of Fresno, is located on the Fulton Mall at Mariposa and, according to Mayor Ashley Swearengin, is playing a large role in the revitalization of downtown Fresno. The Market’s convenient central location and midday time make it convenient for thousands of Downtown workers, jurors, Fresno hotels, FAX bus riders, and EOC voucher clients.

The Downtown Art Hop happens the first Thursday of every month and gives people a chance to peruse galleries, studios and museums across downtown Fresno. It’s organized by the Fresno Council and offers a great opportunity to talk and interact with local artists.

Whether you live in the Fresno area or are visiting California for business or pleasure, downtown Fresno is sure to delight. Come stroll the streets, check out some art, eat some great food, buy some local organic produce, experience some hip Fresno hotels, and immerse yourself in the culture and camaraderie that is Fresno.

California Construction

Friday, July 12th, 2013

The internet is an invaluable information resource for today’s California construction professionals. The latest and most up-to-date industry news is most accessible online. All the major industry publications are online, as well as access to professional licensing agencies and trade organizations. And whenever any of these entities update their print media, you can bet that you’ll have access to it online long before its printed version can reach your home mailbox.

Additionally, the internet is the best place to find updated job postings, contract postings, and requests for proposals. In fact, several trade organizations have devoted all or a portion of their site to researching and posting just this information. By accessing job and contract offerings online, you can get your bids in far ahead of those relying on printed versions (some of which may never come as more and more companies are doing all their business online).

Probably even more important than utilizing online construction information resources is building your own online presence. Plain and simple, if your construction business is not online, it doesn’t exist to a very big portion of your target California construction market. The internet has replaced the yellow pages and trade directories as a consumer’s first choice for contractor location.

The internet is the first place most people will go when they need to find a service professional. And if you think it’s enough that your construction company is listed in some online yellow-pages or trade directory, think again. Clients expect to be able to look you up on the ‘net’ first so they can make their own decision about your professionalism and scope of services. Even people who already know about your business will prefer to learn more about you online before hiring you. Without the presence of a website, your company will be looked upon as one that is ‘behind the times’, one that is unable to keep up with the innovative technologies of today-and they’ll assume the same in regards to your construction services.