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Antioch puts social-business spin on new MBA program

By   /  Friday, September 5th, 2014  /  South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Antioch puts social-business spin on new MBA program

Antioch University in downtown Santa Barbara is launching an MBA program that stands out from the rest by teaching students not only how to do business, but also how to do good. With a class of 22 students and a start date of Sept. 5, the new 16-month program isn’t your everyday MBA degree. “It’s Read More →

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Firms shape up for success with workplace wellness programs, perks

By   /  Friday, August 29th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, Health Care, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Firms shape up for success with workplace wellness programs, perks

  At the San Luis Obispo headquarters for international software company Mindbody, employees can break away for noontime yoga or retreat to one of the building’s downstairs spa rooms for a massage or facial. Amid high ceilings, colorful beanbag chairs and exercise balls, employees at Mindbody are working in an atmosphere that’s anything but the Read More →

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Pour no more: Small wineries oppose Santa Barbara County tasting-room ordinance

By   /  Friday, August 22nd, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Pour no more: Small wineries oppose Santa Barbara County tasting-room ordinance

Many small wineries in rural areas of Santa Barbara County such as the Santa Ynez Valley may be unable to house tasting rooms or hold special events if county officials approve changes to a winery ordinance that has been in place since 2004.

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Billion-dollar bond bonanza bound for ballot box

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Personal Finance, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  1 Comment

Tri-county school and community college districts are seeking passage this fall of bond measures totaling more than $1 billion, with many officials saying outdated buildings and overcrowded classrooms are the reason for the onslaught of financing initiatives. Across the region, at least 11 districts have successfully placed bond measures on the November ballot. The largest Read More →

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Boutique to boutique: Startup launches online fashion marketplace

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Boutique to boutique: Startup launches online fashion marketplace

A Santa Barbara startup has stitched together a network of high-end clothing boutiques with an online marketplace where consumers can peruse independent stores across the country.

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Persona signs deal to roll out 20 pizza restaurants in Florida

By   /  Monday, August 11th, 2014  /  Small Business, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Persona signs deal to roll out 20 pizza restaurants in Florida

  Santa-Barbara-based Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria has inked a franchising deal to open up to 20 stores in Florida across a 10-year span, kicking off a development plan the restaurant announced earlier this year. The State Street restaurant, which serves fast-casual, thin-crust, Neapolitan-style pizzas, is launching a string of stores in South Florida through Sager Management Read More →

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Funding farming’s future: USDA tags Tri-Counties for program

By   /  Friday, August 8th, 2014  /  Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Funding farming’s future: USDA tags Tri-Counties for program

  A $10 billion federal fund from the U.S. Department of Agriculture could provide much-needed assistance for developing water systems and other infrastructure in the Tri-Counties, where the region’s agriculture industry has suffered tremendous losses from the drought. The USDA has designated Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties as “drought disaster counties” as Read More →

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