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Santa Maria family winery lands Stearns Wharf tasting room

By   /  Friday, September 23rd, 2011  /  Columns  /  Comments Off on Santa Maria family winery lands Stearns Wharf tasting room

Conway Family Wines has an opportunity to dramatically expand its brand with its newly opened tasting room on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara.

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Built recession-proof: PODS franchises are profitable, CEO says

By   /  Friday, September 16th, 2011  /  Features, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Built recession-proof: PODS franchises are profitable, CEO says

The big white storage containers built by PODS Enterprises are sturdy enough to have withstood the crushing economic pressures of the Great Recession.

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Puzder: CKE won’t leave before 2015

By   /  Friday, September 9th, 2011  /  Latest news, Restaurants, Tri-County Economy  /  3 Comments

Andy Puzder, CEO of Carl’s Jr. parent CKE Restaurants, has for the first time publicly put a hard date on the fast-food firm’s possible move to Texas.

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Aiming high: Hugh O’Brian nonprofit teaches youth leadership

By   /  Friday, September 9th, 2011  /  Features, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Aiming high: Hugh O’Brian nonprofit teaches youth leadership

Actor Hugh O’Brian, who portrayed frontier lawman Wyatt Earp on television in the 1950s, has a youth leadership organized based in Ventura County.

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Channel Islands Harbor developments stall

By   /  Friday, August 19th, 2011  /  Features, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on Channel Islands Harbor developments stall

The sagging economy kept several planned projects at Channel Islands Harbor on the shelf.

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Special brew: Indy coffee shops hold their own against big boys

By   /  Friday, August 12th, 2011  /  Features, Small Business  /  1 Comment

Independent coffee shops in the Tri-Counties are thriving, despite competition with Starbucks and other big names.

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A century of chugging along: Santa Maria Valley Railroad turns 100

By   /  Friday, July 29th, 2011  /  Features, Small Business  /  Comments Off on A century of chugging along: Santa Maria Valley Railroad turns 100

The Santa Maria Valley Railroad owns only 14 miles of mainline track, but that is enough to turn a profit.

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