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Announcing the 2014 Spirit of Small Business winners

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The Pacific Coast Business Times is pleased to announce our 2014 class of Spirit of Small Business award winners. The annual special section, now in its 12th year, celebrates small-business ownership and entrepreneurship in the Tri-Counties.

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Mark Steller, owner of Old Town Market in Orcutt and this year’s North Santa Barbara County Spirit of Small Business award winner. (Nik Blaskovich photo)

Mark Steller, owner of Old Town Market in Orcutt and this year’s North Santa Barbara County Spirit of Small Business award winner. (Nik Blaskovich photo)

 

The Pacific Coast Business Times is pleased to announce our 2014 class of Spirit of Small Business award winners. The annual special section, now in its 12th year, celebrates small-business ownership and entrepreneurship in the Tri-Counties. The report published with the July 25 print edition of the Business Times. The honorees will be celebrated at an awards luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 14 at Bacara Resort & Spa.

There were nine winners this year, all profiled in the print edition. They are:

EAST VENTURA COUNTY

Agnew Multilingual: Irene Agnew, president

WEST VENTURA COUNTY

Staples Construction Co.: David Staples, president

SOUTH SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

The French Press: Julia and Todd Mayer, owners

NORTH SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Old Town Market: Mark Steller, owner

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

Wallace Group: John Wallace, president and principal

WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS

Ohana Pet Hospital: Drs. Janis Shinkawa, Kate Byrne, Jill Muraoka, Nicci Quinn, medical directors

MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESS

Alliance Wealth Strategies: Sergio Villa, president

GREEN BUSINESS

AB Design Studio: Clay Aurell and Josh Blumer, principals

EXPORTER OF THE YEAR

Zesto Audio: George and Carolyn Counnas, owners

• For a copy of the section with profiles and photos of all the winners, pick up the July 25-31 print edition of the Business Times. Click here for newsstand locations, or call (805) 560-6950 to subscribe or order copies.

• To purchase tickets to the Spirit of Small Business Awards luncheon held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 16 at Bacara Resort & Spa, click here.

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