May 29, 2022

Erika Martin


| Friday, April 18th, 2014

A dose of kindness: Vitamin Angels celebrates 20 years

Nonprofits, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy

  The 1994 Northridge Earthquake turned Howard Schiffer’s priorities upside-down. After spending years as an entrepreneur in the natural products industry, the earthquake’s aftermath, particularly among marginalized communities, left Schiffer feeling helpless. He was also forced to confront the broader impacts his merchandise could have on public health. Using his business connections to secure product Read More →

Elyse Doyle-Martinez, supervisor of the PizzaRev restaurant in Oxnard, places a pizza in the oven. Westlake Village-based PizzaRev is expanding across the country with 27 franchise deals currently in the works. (Nik Blaskovich / Business Times photo)

| Friday, April 4th, 2014

All fired up: PizzaRev joins with Buffalo Wild Wings on expansion

Restaurants, Small Business, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy

A large, publicly traded restaurant chain has grabbed a slice of Westlake Village-based PizzaRev in a bid to help the Southern California startup roll out nationwide.

| Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Health leaders: ‘Ambitious’ Obamacare goals tough to implement

Central Coast, East Ventura County, Health Care & Life Science, Nonprofits, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County

Uncertainties shrouding Obamacare implementation are leaving many health-care providers strained, and consumers are thus far seeing few of the cost cuts promised by the overhaul. That was the theme that emerged from a March 18 forum in Santa Barbara hosted by nonprofit Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care.

| Friday, February 28th, 2014

Freezing out the competition: Australian frozen yogurt brand makes global push from Ventura

Small Business, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County

Australians Angus Murray and Michael Taylor have set up a California outpost for Foxy’s Frozen Yogurt in a bid to beat the Golden State at its own game.

| Monday, February 10th, 2014

Company founder shares how J.D. Power rocked the auto industry

Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County

When Dave Power launched the Westlake Village-based research firm in the 1960s, he made waves in the auto industry by allowing consumers to for the first time critique — and therefore influence — the cars they were buying.

| Friday, January 24th, 2014

The right remedy: Elemental Herbs went from kitchen startup to national distribution

Central Coast, Features, Small Business, Tri-County Economy

Belying its modest beginnings in the couple’s kitchen, Elemental Herbs now has distributors in 35 states and nearly 1,500 retail accounts.

| Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Lynda.com founder dishes details over breakfast

Latest news, South Coast, Technology

Lynda.com founder and executive chair Lynda Weinman put new details behind the explosive growth of her digital education company during remarks at the California Lutheran University Corporate Leaders Breakfast.