August / September 2014
Retail Sales & Franchising

Kern Business Journal is a bi-monthly publication of the The Bakersfield Californian's Specialty Publications Division, with the assistance of the County of Kern, Kern Economic Development Corp. (KEDC) and the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce. The journal showcases business and industry developments across Kern County. Everything from Bakersfield to Boron is covered!

Approximately 15,000 copies are mailed and distributed in selected newspaper racks. The journal’s target audience includes business owners and managers, investors, economic development advocates, and local, state and federal government officials.

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Featured Articles

DOWNTOWN RENAISSANCE

Downtown Bakersfield is undergoing a renaissance with the restoration of buildings, such as The Padre Hotel, community events, and expanded shopping.

VALLEY PLAZA

Since its opening in 1967, Valley Plaza, an enclosed mall in southwest Bakersfield, has evolved to meet the region’s shopping needs.

BAKERSFIELD FOODIES

Councilman Terry Maxwell turns out a meal in his downtown Bakersfield fine dining restaurant. Tourists are attracted to the city by its unique venues.

VEHICLE SALES BOOMING

Patrick Beck, president of the New Car Dealership Association and general manager of Bakersfield Hyundai, discusses booming new and used vehicle sales.

KEEPING AFLOAT IN DROUGHT

For nearly eight decades and four generations, Galey’s Marine Supply in Bakersfield has thrived in good times and in bad times.

KERN'S FARM BUREAU

As it celebrates its 100th anniversary, the Kern County Farm Bureau appoints a new, strong advocate for regional farmers.