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
Ohana Pet Hospital: Drs. Janis Shinkawa, Kate Byrne, Jill Muraoka, Nicci Quinn, medical directors
Alliance Wealth Strategies: Sergio Villa, president
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.