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The Pacific Coast Business Times is the weekly business journal for Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. We’re a locally owned company with offices in downtown Santa Barbara. We’ve been publishing since March 17, 2000 and we’ve enjoyed every minute of it!

The Business Times is delivered to subscribers’ offices and homes each Friday. Copies of the newspaper is also available at local newsstand locations.

Quick contact info

We are always happy to hear from our readers. You may reach us at the following contact information:

Our offices:

14 E. Carrillo St., Ste. A.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 560-6950


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Newsroom Staff

Henry Dubroff

Founder and Editor
Henry Dubroff is the chairman, editor and majority owner of the Pacific Coast Business Times. He has served as the editor of The Denver Business Journal and the business editor of The Denver Post. He is a past president of the Society of American Business Editors & Writers and serves in leadership positions with United Way, Ventura County Economic Development Association, the UCSB Economic Forecast Project, the San Luis Obispo County Economic Vitality Corp., the Central Coast MIT Enterprise Forum and CSU Channel Islands.

Elijah Brumback

Real Estate Editor

Elijah Brumback is the real estate editor for the Business Times, covering deals and development throughout the Tri-Counties. He previously covered real estate and development, energy and higher education for a business journal based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Grand Valley State University.

Erika Martin

Technology Editor

Erika Martin covers the Tri-Counties’ booming tech industry for the Business Times. She graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and global studies & international studies and a minor in German. Previously, she was the Business Times’ special reports editor. She has also worked on the editorial staff for UCSB’s Daily Nexus and a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar in Argentina.

Marissa Wenzke

Reporter

Marissa Wenzke is a recent political science graduate of UC Santa Barbara, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Daily Nexus, the university’s only daily, independent, and student-run newspaper. She previously interned as a business writer for the Santa Barbara Independent.

Chris Officer

Special Reports Editor

Chris Officer heads up the Business Times’ research and special section efforts. Previously, he was the community editor for the Carver County News located in Watertown, Minnesota, and sports editor for the Lake County Leader located in Polson, Montana. He graduated from DePaul University in Chicago and served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps.

 

Advertising Staff

Linda le Brock

Publisher

Linda le Brock is the publisher of the Pacific Coast Business. Le Brock happily rejoined the team at the Business Times after she was the development director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oxnard and Port Hueneme for four years. Before that she was the senior account executive at the Business Times. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon in Business Administration with a minor in marketing.

Jennifer Carusa

Director of Marketing

Jennifer Carusa is responsible for marketing the paper to potential new clients as well as handling all of the paper’s sponsorship deals. She also coordinates all the Business Times’ special events. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Green Bay and has been with the Business Times since 2005.

Jared Godinez

Senior Advertising Account Executive

Jared Godinez is responsible for working with clients in the following industries: real estate and construction, insurance and healthcare, technology, education, government & nonprofits and business products and services.  He was born and raised in Ventura and currently resides in Santa Barbara with his wife Tess.  He received a bachelor’s degree in global studies from UC Santa Barbara in 2006, where he also played intercollegiate volleyball.

Veronica Kusmuk

Advertising Account Executive

Veronica Kusmuk is responsible for working with advertising clients in the following industries: banking, finance, technology, business services (CPA and law firms), hospitality, utilities, and all forms of media deals.

Elizabeth Willhite

Ad Production Coordinator/Designer

Elizabeth Willhite is responsible for the creation of all in-house ads, as well as working with the advertising sales reps to design, create and produce advertiser ad designs and other related artwork. She also designs all special section covers and posters, and she manages the advertising and pre-press of the newspaper. She graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography and is a Santa Barbara native. She currently lives in Carpinteria with her husband Michael.