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2016 Spirit of Small Business Awards winners announced

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Nebil "Bilo" Zarif, owner of Summerland Winery, was this year's Spirit of Small Business winner for Santa Barbara County. (Nik Blaskovitch photo).

Nebil “Bilo” Zarif, owner of Summerland Winery, was this year’s Spirit of Small Business winner for Santa Barbara County. (Nik Blaskovitch photo).

 

The Pacific Coast Business Times is pleased to announce our 2016 class of Spirit of Small Business Awards winners. This annual special section, now in its 14th year, celebrates small-business ownership and entrepreneurship in the Tri-Counties. The report published with the July 22 print edition. The winners will be honored at an awards luncheon on Friday, August 19 at Bacara Resort & Spa.

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

VENTURA COUNTY

Beacon Coffee Company: John and Jennifer Wheir, Owners

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Summerland Winery: Nebil “Bilo” Zarif , Owner

CENTRAL COAST

Figeuroa Mountain Brewing Co.: Jaime and Jim Dietenhofer


FAMILY-OWNED

Santa Paula Materials: Mile and Roko Grbic, Owners

MINORITY-OWNED

Lead Builders: Ron Galvariz, Founder

GREEN BUSINESS

Brighten Solar: Marine Schumann, Jeremy Favier and Gautier Meyers, Co-founders


VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESS

CJSeto Support Services: Chet Seto, CEO

WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS

BōKu International: Lynn Rollé, Owner

• For a copy of the section with profiles and photos of all the winners, pick up the July 22-28 print edition of the Business Times. Call (805) 560-6950 or email [email protected] to subscribe or order copies.

• To purchase tickets to the Spirit of Small Business Awards luncheon held at the Bacara Resort & Spa on Friday, August 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, click here.

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