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Dubroff: Radical changes necessary to recover from pandemic

By   /  Friday, May 15th, 2020  /  Columns, Education, Latest news, Restaurants, Small Business, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

With no sign of a quick return to health for retail and tourism, universities going virtual and signs of reshoring for manufacturers, some of the contours for a post-pandemic economy are beginning to emerge. The numbers are striking — even before the full impact of Nordstrom and others closing stores takes effect. Before the pandemic, Read More →

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Our view: Unemployment insurance fund needs to be fixed

By   /  Friday, May 8th, 2020  /  Editorials, Latest news, Law, Opinion, Small Business  /  No Comments

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Dubroff: COVID-19 kills Garman’s Pub in Santa Paula

By   /  Friday, May 8th, 2020  /  Columns, Latest news  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

For Santa Paula entrepreneur Clint Garman, the eponymous tavern he ran for more than a decade was never about the Guinness he poured or the happy hour specials he served. It was, he told me, “about bringing people of all cultures together under one roof. About bringing conversation back to the table.” With conversations muted Read More →

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Dubroff: It’s Giving Tuesday, so donate to your favorite charity

By   /  Tuesday, May 5th, 2020  /  Latest news, Nonprofits  /  No Comments

Henry Dubroff

May 5 being Giving Tuesday, my inbox has been filled with emails from worthy charities reaching out for funding. This year’s appeals take on additional urgency give the state of the economy, stock market volatility and what could be a decline in giving. Among the more recent items that caught my attention was a $5,000 Read More →

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Our view: Restarting tourism industry takes planning

By   /  Friday, May 1st, 2020  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Tourism  /  No Comments

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Dubroff: COVID-19 pandemic prompts chambers to merge

By   /  Friday, May 1st, 2020  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: COVID-19 pandemic prompts chambers to merge

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Merging the chambers of commerce for Santa Barbara and Goleta is a logical step but it took a global economic crisis to force the decision. In case you missed it, the Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region and the Goleta Chamber of Commerce announced April 24 that they will combine memberships, creating an organization with Read More →

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Our view: SLO County reopening would yield lessons

By   /  Friday, April 24th, 2020  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: SLO County reopening would yield lessons

With public officials and some health departments beginning to pivot toward re-opening the Tri-Counties for business, there is a single message that stands out — one size fits all won’t work for California. The state is too big, with too much geography and too much diversity of population density to respond to a single approach. Read More →

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