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Dubroff: Pacific Coast Business Times takes civic duty seriously

By   /  Friday, June 9th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Pacific Coast Business Times takes civic duty seriously

Henry Dubroff

As a journalist, and a mainstream journalist at that, I’m deeply concerned about the increasing hostility between our profession and the public. So, in an effort to demonstrate that journalists are also functioning members of society, I’m going to provide an update on the Pacific Coast Business Times and some of its civic efforts. On Read More →

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Our view: Vandenberg plays key role in keeping America safe

By   /  Friday, June 2nd, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Vandenberg plays key role in keeping America safe

An apparently successful test of an anti-missile system over the Pacific Ocean on May 30 reminds us of the diverse role that Vandenberg Air Force Base plays in the space race. Vandenberg’s capacity for lofting commercial and military satellites into orbit has made it — along with Cape Canaveral — a favored spot for government-funded Read More →

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Dubroff: Companies looking to change work culture face daunting task

By   /  Friday, June 2nd, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Companies looking to change work culture face daunting task

Henry Dubroff

You don’t have to look too far to find a big company in deep trouble. Wells Fargo, Volkswagen, United Airlines — three icons of global business have taken their lumps recently. Add to that the failures that led to the financial crisis, the retail meltdown and too many credit card hacks to count and it’s Read More →

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Our view: Cal Poly’s prominence grows but there is a cost

By   /  Friday, May 26th, 2017  /  Editorials, Education, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Cal Poly’s prominence grows but there is a cost

The Frost family’s $110 million gift to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is the ultimate validation of former President Warren Baker’s vision of Cal Poly as a leading research institution within the California State University system. It also validates current President Jeffrey Armstrong’s decision to double-down on entrepreneurship, forging close connections with the SLO business Read More →

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Dubroff: Tri-Counties becoming hot spot for new capital investments

By   /  Friday, May 26th, 2017  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Tri-Counties becoming hot spot for new capital investments

Henry Dubroff

Capital markets have discovered the Tri-Counties in a big way in 2017. This might be a permanent change in the way wealth is created and distributed in the region or a warning sign that markets are close to a peak. On May 23, The Trade Desk, the region’s only IPO of 2016, announced that existing Read More →

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Governor pays tribute to Towbes at memorial service

By   /  Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017  /  Banking Industry, Latest news, Real Estate, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Governor pays tribute to Towbes at memorial service

Gov. Jerry Brown made a rare appearance in Santa Barbara on May 23, paying a brief but personal tribute to tri-county businessman Michael Towbes. Towbes died April 11 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 87. Speaking at a memorial service that filled the Granada Theatre, Brown described Towbes as “a helluva guy.” Towbes, Read More →

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Our view: Small businesses shine with plenty of support

By   /  Friday, May 19th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Our view: Small businesses shine with plenty of support

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate National Small Business Week than to provide a report on the state of entrepreneurship in our region. The good news is that a spirit of innovation continues to spark new startups, with much activity coming from business plan competitions and new workspaces like Impact Hub, the Read More →

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