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Dubroff: Beneath the pink hat, a strong mind for building a business

By   /  Friday, August 29th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  No Comments

You don’t interview Patricia Bragg. You sit in your chair trying to take notes while she tells stories and delivers a lecture or two or four on healthy living. “Sit up straight, don’t slouch, suck in your gut,” she says. “And never cross your legs.” With that, Bragg walks up and down the floor of […]

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Measure P rekindles north-south feud in Santa Barbara County

By   /  Friday, August 22nd, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

Large energy companies, most of the North County’s elected officials and chambers of commerce and many others are firmly opposed to this November ballot measure, which would bar “high-intensity” energy production in the county.

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Dubroff: Santa Barbara County’s Economic Vitality Team gets ready for its closeup

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

Santa Barbara County is about to fill what some people have taken to calling the region’s doughnut hole when it comes to economic development efforts. Thanks to a $150,000 grant in the recently approved county budget, the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce will soon begin development of an Economic Vitality Team. What Chamber President […]

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With pension measure dead, Ventura County needs a new fix

By   /  Friday, August 8th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  1 Comment

“You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.” Whether or not The Eagles’ classic rock song, “Hotel California,” was written as an homage to the former Camarillo State Hospital, now the campus of CSU Channel Islands, one thing about it rings true. When it comes to the Ventura County pension […]

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Dubroff: Wall Street rattles the West Coast, shaking up Amgen and Allergan

By   /  Friday, August 1st, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off

Henry Dubroff

What happens on Wall Street is having a direct impact on West Coast jobs, with indirect effects on housing and other markets.

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Entrepreneurs thrive in years after celebration in Spirit awards

By   /  Friday, July 25th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off

Henry Dubroff

C’est Cheese is not the only Spirit of Small Business winner we’ve seen grow up a lot over the years.

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GoBiz director calls on communities to invest in workforce development

By   /  Thursday, July 24th, 2014  /  Central Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off

GoBiz director Kish Rajan (courtesy photo)

California’s sometimes inward-looking cities need to make economic and business development a key part of their plans. And they will probably have more success if they can think regionally about workforce and business issues. That was the message that Kish Rajan, director of the Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development, or GoBiz, brought to […]

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