The Pacific Coast Business Times is pleased to announce our 2015 class of Spirit of Small Business award winners. The annual special section, now in its 13th year, celebrates small-business ownership and entrepreneurship in the Tri-Counties. The report published with the July 24 print edition of the Business Times. The honorees will be celebrated at an awards luncheon on Friday, Aug. 14 at Bacara Resort & Spa from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ali Bauerlein, co-founder and chief financial officer of Goleta-based Inogen, will serve as the event’s keynote speaker.
There were nine winners this year, all profiled in the print edition. They are:
VENTURA COUNTY RETAIL
Minimus: Harriet, Joel and Paul Shrater, co-founders
VENTURA COUNTY SERVICES
Meridian Consultants: Joe Gibson, Mark Austin and Tony Locacciato, founding partners
SOUTH SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
CompuVision: John Hunt, founder and CEO
NORTH SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
SM Tire: Craig Stephens, president
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY
Anderson Burton Construction: Joni Anderson and Fletcher Burton, founders
Salty Girl Seafood: Norah Eddy and Laura Johnson, owners
The Painted Cabernet: Maria Wilson, founder
Green Seas: Ike Ikerd, general manager
EXPORTER OF THE YEAR
Pura Stainless, Roger and Jenifer Moore, co-founders
• For a copy of the section with profiles and photos of all the winners, pick up the July 25-31 print edition of the Business Times. Click here for newsstand locations, 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 16 at Bacara Resort & Spa, click here.