We live in a great community where exciting things are happening around every corner. Direct Magazine is here to help spread the word. From new business ribbon cuttings to non-profit events, there are plenty of positive things taking place in Visalia and the surrounding area.

Tazz.Coffee Opens inside Suncrest Bank
In February, Tazz.Coffee opened up its doors inside the brand new Suncrest Bank building in downtown Visalia. The coffee shop, owned by the Jessen Restaurant Group, specializes in serving locally roasted coffee, loose-leaf tea, and they will soon be expanding their breakfast and lunch options. The shop also offers an inviting and spacious indoor and outdoor seating area for customers to enjoy their beverages. Keep an eye out for fun coffee and tea paraphernalia.

Tazz Coffee

Brandon-Mitchell Gallery Ribbon Cutting
To kick off its new mission as a boutique event center, the Brandon-Mitchell Art Gallery held a ribbon cutting with the Chamber of Commerce during the First Friday art walk on Feb. 3. The Brandon-Mitchell Gallery & Event Center has long hosted regular art shows, meditation, Tai Chi, African drumming, yoga, classes, and meetings. Located downtown a block from Main St., it is the perfect venue for weddings, receptions, small events, and conferences. Pictured is local artist, 104-year-old Marjorie Brandon (center), for whom the Center is partially named, and Timothy Rich, spiritual director intern, cutting the ribbon.

Brandon-Mitchell Gallery Ribbon Cutting

AMCC Moves to a New Location
Advanced Medical Care Center recently moved their office from Akers to a new and larger facility at 3130 W. Caldwell Ave. AMCC is a family practice and walk-in clinic providing both primary care and urgent care services.

AMCC Moves to a New Location

One Billion Rising – Visalia
On Valentine’s Day, community members gathered in downtown Visalia for One Billion Rising, an event to raise awareness about violence against women and girls in our community and around the globe. Participants handed out flowers to passers-by with local statistics and contact information for victim services organizations. Event organizers included ACT for Women and Girls, Family Services, and Soroptimist International of Visalia.

One Billion Rising – Visalia

Submit an Announcement
If you have witnessed or are involved in something good happening around town, let us know! Send us a photo of the event and a short paragraph to direct@dmiageny.com. When you send an email, please use the subject title “Seen Around Town.”