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In their own words: Spirit of Small Business 2014 winners

By   /  Thursday, August 21st, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

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The Pacific Coast Business Times’ 2014 class of Spirit of Small Business winners were honored at an awards luncheon on Aug. 14, 2014 following the publication of a special edition on July 25, 2014. The special section, produced in partership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, highlights entrepreneurship in the Tri-Counties, with profiles on successful […]

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Limoneira buys stake in Chilean citrus packing operation

By   /  Tuesday, August 19th, 2014  /  Agriculture, East Ventura County, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Limoneira Co. has purchased a 35 percent stake in a Chilean citrus business for $1.75 million. Santa Paula-based Limoneira said Tuesday that it had made the investment in Rosales, a citrus packing, marketing and sales operation based in La Serena, Chile. The operation is located in the coastal region of northern Chile, which is a […]

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Ventura County Credit Union purchases former Affinity Group HQ

By   /  Monday, August 18th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, East Ventura County, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

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Ventura County Credit Union has purchased the 73,000-square-foot office building at 2575 Vista Del Mar Drive in Ventura for its new headquarters. The property was previously the corporate home of Affinity Group. The purchase price was not disclosed. The property previously changed hands for $4.4 million in late 2012, property records show. The credit union […]

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Santa Barbara Community Bank to open on Carrillo Street

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Real Estate, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

OCB Bancorp has taken over the 1,600-square-foot space at 21 E. Carrillo St. in downtown Santa Barbara for its new Santa Barbara Community Bank division. The location is a new branch for Ojai-based OCB Bancorp, which announced last month that it had tapped veteran banker Eloy Ortega to lead its expansion into the South Coast. […]

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Santa Maria chamber names Citizen of the Year award for Bob Hatch

By   /  Thursday, August 14th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce has renamed its Citizen of the Year Award for outgoing President Bob Hatch and given him the inaugural honor. The change was announced at the chamber’s annual dinner on Aug. 13. The award is now called the Robert P. Hatch Citizen of the Year award. In accepting the […]

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CoastHills Credit Union expands to five counties

By   /  Wednesday, August 13th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Central Coast, East Ventura County, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

CoastHills Credit Union, the region’s largest credit union, has extended its reach from the southern edge of the Bay Area to the Los Angeles County line. The $750 million-asset financial institution said Aug. 13 that its July conversion from a federal to a state charter will allow it to set its service area as the […]

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Inogen raises 2014 guidance after beating on Q2 profits

By   /  Tuesday, August 12th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  No Comments

Shares of Goleta-based Inogen climbed 4.3 percent in after-hours trading on Tuesday as the medical-device maker reported better-than-expected second-quarter revenue and profit. The company, which went public earlier this year, makes portable at-home oxygen concentrators. Its second-quarter revenue soared 50.8 percent to $30.4 million, beating the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate by $6.5 million. Product sales […]

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