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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.  /  Comments Off

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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McIver departs El Encanto, heads for Tuscon

By   /  Wednesday, September 24th, 2014  /  South Coast, Tourism, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off

Laura McIver, former general manager of Santa Barbara's El Encanto and Canary hotels. (Business Times file photo)

Laura McIver made her mark in the South Coast hotel industry when she took over and turned around downtown Santa Barbara’s Canary Hotel, setting the stage for the property’s sale to boutique chain Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants. In 2012, McIver was named general manager for Santa Barbara’s iconic El Encanto Hotel. She took the helm […]

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Boutique to boutique: Startup launches online fashion marketplace

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off

Gwen Jones inside Whistle Club, a Santa Barbara boutique owned by Rebecca McKinney, right. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

A Santa Barbara startup has stitched together a network of high-end clothing boutiques with an online marketplace where consumers can peruse independent stores across the country.

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Announcing the 2014 Spirit of Small Business winners

By   /  Friday, July 25th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off

Mark Steller, owner of Old Town Market in Orcutt and this year’s North Santa Barbara County Spirit of Small Business award winner. (Nik Blaskovich photo)

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.

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Behind the scenes: Architect’s love of art fuels theater restorations

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2014  /  Real Estate, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off

Recently named an associate at PMSM Architects in Santa Barbara, Monisha Adnani has worked on theater and performance spaces ranging from the historic renovation of the Granada Theatre and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara to the Fred Kavli Theater for Performing Arts in Thousand Oaks.

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Great Danes: Andersen’s celebrates four decades in Santa Barbara

By   /  Friday, May 23rd, 2014  /  Restaurants, Small Business, Top Stories, Tourism, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off

Birte, left, and Charlotte Andersen are the mother-daughter duo behind Andersen’s Danish Restaurant and Bakery in Santa Barbara. The business was started by Birte and her late husband Alfred in 1976 and is now a downtown landmark. The painting is by Alfred. (Wendy Jensen / courtesy photo)

A Danish immigrant and professional chef named Alfred Andersen opened a small bakery on Santa Barbara’s Milpas Street in 1976, with his wife Birte and 2-year-old daughter Charlotte at his side. Today, that same Danish pastry shop is Andersen’s Danish Restaurant and Bakery, a nearly 40 year-old landmark in downtown Santa Barbara. The birth of […]

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Stand and deliver: Lori’s Original Lemonade lands in 300 stores

By   /  Friday, May 16th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Small Business, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off


Ojai-based beverage maker Lori’s Original Lemonade has quickly spread its zest across the West Coast.

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