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Teenage powerhouse revolutionizes cinemas for hearing impaired

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories, Women Inc.  /  No Comments

Valedictorian will be an afterthought on resumes for Alexandra Kukoff, a half-deaf, 15-year-old Thousand Oaks-native who is attending high school and college simultaneously, working towards her associate’s degree in women’s history.

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End of the road: Family business loses bus contract

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Chap Morris, owner of bus service Fillmore Area Transit Corp., stands alongside one of the company’s buses. After 40 years in business, the firm will shutter by February. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

FATCO will end its current contract with Ventura County Transportation Commission in February, when MV Transportation, which currently serves the majority of Ventura County, takes over services for the Fillmore and Santa Paula area.

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Downtown group joins effort to promote shopping local

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories  /  No Comments

The Grapeseed Co. team, from left, media and catalog designer Julia Marsh, manager Bre Wright, owner Kristin Fraser and sales and manufacturing assistant Silvia Corral.

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Spinal fusion kit is latest innovation from ECA Medical

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  Health Care, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories  /  No Comments

ECA Medical Instruments, a designer and manufacturer of single-procedure torque-limiting surgical kits and other medical devices, is producing the world’s first single-procedure spinal fusion kit.

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Yoga studio franchise owners plan third location for Central Coast

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Students at CorePower’s Goleta studio take part in the new location’s inaugural class on Nov. 7. (Courtesy photo)

Thanks to two Rocky Mountain transplants, CorePower Yoga brand continues its rapid franchise expansion throughout the region.

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Farmers markets face more stringent regulations, higher fees

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Agriculture, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  No Comments

Vendors at farmers markets all over the state will now pay a higher daily fee — $2 instead of the current 60 cents — and growers will face stricter inspections as part of a new state law going into effect Jan. 1, 2015.

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Figueroa Mountain says ‘Prost!’

By   /  Friday, October 31st, 2014  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Real Estate, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast  /  No Comments

Buellton-based craft brewer Figueroa Mountain is headed across the pond with plans to open a new taproom and brewing operation in Germany. Brewbound, a source for all things beer industry related, dropped the news Oct. 30 that Figueroa is headed to the Bavaria region of the country and plans to start contract brewing there within […]

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