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2013 Spirit of Small Business Awards winners announced

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Michelle Senna, owner of Master's Donuts in Oxnard, a Cambodian refugee, and the Spirit of Small Business 2013 award winner in the Minority-Owned Business category. (Alex Drysdale / Business Times photo)

Michelle Senna, owner of Master’s Donuts in Oxnard, a Cambodian refugee, and the Spirit of Small Business 2013 award winner in the Minority-Owned Business category. (Alex Drysdale / Business Times photo)

The Pacific Coast Business Times is pleased to announce our 2013 class of Spirit of Small Business Awards winners. This annual special section, now in its 11th year, celebrates small-business ownership and entrepreneurship in the Tri-Counties. The report published with the July 26 print edition. The winners will be honored at an awards luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 15 at Bacara Resort & Spa.

There were nine winners this year, all profiled in the print edition. They are:

EAST VENTURA COUNTY

Conejo Awards: Tammie Helmuth, president and CEO

WEST VENTURA COUNTY

Tequila Alquimia: Adolfo Murillo, president

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY RETAIL

Botanik and Amelia Jane: Erin Taylor, founder and owner


SANTA BARBARA COUNTY CONSTRUCTION

Joel’s Roofing Co.: Joel Grusinski, president and owner

CENTRAL COAST

Aviation Consultants Inc.: William Borgsmiller, owner

GREEN BUSINESS

Vapur: Jason Carignan, co-founder


MINORITY-OWNED BUSINESS

Master’s Donuts: Michelle Senna, owner

WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS

ABC Kids Preschool and Childcare: Alma Farrel, owner

EXPORTER OF THE YEAR

Cold Steel Knives: Lynn Thompson, founder and president

• For a copy of the section with profiles and photos of all the winners, pick up the July 26-Aug.1 print edition of the Business Times. [Newsstand locations are here, or call (805) 560-6950 to subscribe or order copies]

• To purchase tickets to the Spirit of Small Business Awards luncheon held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 15 at Bacara Resort & Spa, click here.

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