Pacific Coast Business Times is the weekly business journal of record serving Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties.
Now in its 21st year of publication, the Business Times has won numerous awards, including a national Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi award for breaking news, “Best in Business” awards from the Society of Business Editors and Writers, and several Los Angeles Press Club awards. Our web site has twice been recognized in Editor & Publisher magazine’s “Ten that do it Right” competition.
The Business Times has the largest team devoted full-time to business and financial news on the Central Coast. Our multimedia platform includes weekly print editions delivered each Friday, email newsletters and alerts, events and a combined print-digital subscription that provides full access our website.
Included with each subscription are 24 special reports, including Dealmakers of the Year, Professional Careers & Higher Education, Giving Guide, our Year-end Tax & Financial Planning Guide and a number of Who’s Who sections that profile the major players in key industries. Subscriptions also include a copy of our Book of Lists, the region’s most comprehensive business-to-business directory.
Pacific Coast Business Times produces numerous awards events each year, including Spirit of Small Business, Top 50 Women in Business, Central Coast Best Places to Work, Business Hall of Fame, Latino Business Awards, Fastest Growing Companies, 40 Under 40 and Central Coast Innovation Awards. These events offer unique sponsorship and networking opportunities as well as a chance to get to know the region’s top companies. More information is available on our events page, here.
The Business Times is delivered to subscribers’ offices and homes each Friday. Copies of the newspaper are also available at local newsstand locations.
We are always happy to hear from our readers. You may reach us at the following contact information:
- Advertising and sponsorship information: Publisher Linda le Brock: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subscription help or to buy a particular issue: Debra Giles: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Press releases or reader comments: The Business Times newsroom: email@example.com
- Letters to the editor and opinion pieces: Editor Henry Dubroff at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Top 25 list updates: Amber Hair at email@example.com
- Submit a Newsmaker: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nominate a person/company for a special section: Click here for a list of sections and for nomination forms.
- Order a reprint of your favorite article: Click here or email Cory Yniguez email@example.com
Founder and Editor
Henry Dubroff is the chairman, editor and majority owner of the Pacific Coast Business Times. He has served as the editor of The Denver Business Journal and the business editor of The Denver Post. He is a past president of the Society of American Business Editors & Writers and serves in leadership positions with United Way, Ventura County Economic Development Association, the UCSB Economic Forecast Project, the San Luis Obispo County Economic Vitality Corp., the Central Coast MIT Enterprise Forum and CSU Channel Islands.
Tony Biasotti is the executive editor of the Pacific Coast Business Times. He has been covering business news in the region since he began writing for the Business Times in 2000, shortly after its founding. He has been a staff writer for the Business Times and for the Ventura County Star, where he covered county government and politics from 2005-2010. He is also the author of the last four editions of the State Of The Region report, a project of the Ventura County Civic Alliance.
Assistant Managing Editor for Special Reports and Research
Amber Hair is the assistant managing editor of the Pacific Coast Business Times and oversees the publication’s special reports and research. She has been covering business news in the region since 2019, when she moved from Central Florida. When she started at the Business Times, she covered commercial real estate, health, regional economics and higher education. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Central Florida and her master’s degree in business journalism from Arizona State University. She was a Dow Jones News Fund scholar in 2016 and a Goldschmidt Fellow with the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing in 2020.
Jorge Mercado covers technology, agribusiness, energy and the environment, startups and higher education for the Pacific Coast Business Times. Prior to joining the team in October 2020, he worked for the Santa Barbara News-Press for a year covering sports and writing features on local businesses and the community. He graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2019, and worked at his college paper, The Daily Nexus, for four years, serving as editor in chief in his senior year.
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Brooke Holland covers commercial real estate, housing, health care, banking and finance, travel and tourism, nonprofits, the economy and other topics for the Pacific Coast Business Times. She joined the Business Times in August 2021 as a staff writer. Previously, she was a general assignment reporter and photographer for the news site Noozhawk in Santa Barbara County from 2016-2021. She graduated from CSU Northridge with a degree in journalism, where she worked as managing editor for the student publication, The Sundial. Holland also attended Santa Barbara City College, where she worked as features editor for the student-run newspaper, The Channels.
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Linda le Brock
Linda le Brock is the publisher of the Pacific Coast Business. Le Brock happily rejoined the team at the Business Times after she was the development director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oxnard and Port Hueneme for four years. Before that she was the senior account executive at the Business Times. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon in Business Administration with a minor in marketing.
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Vianna Mabanag is the marketing coordinator for the Pacific Coast Business Times, and the associate producer for the Business Times’ podcast, Charting Her Course. She oversees social media, assists with events and occasionally writes for the newsroom. She received her B.A. in Writing & Literature from UC Santa Barbara.
Advertising Account Executive
Veronica Kusmuk is responsible for working with advertising clients in the following industries: banking, finance, technology, business services (CPA and law firms), hospitality, utilities, and all forms of media deals.
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Advertising Account Executive
Sean McCullough is responsible for working with clients in the following industries: real estate and construction, insurance and health care, technology, education, government & nonprofits and business products and services.
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Ad Production Coordinator/Designer
Cory Yniguez is responsible for the creation of all in-house ads, as well as working with the advertising sales reps to design, create and produce advertiser ad designs and other related artwork. She also designs all special section covers and posters, and she manages the advertising and pre-press of the newspaper. She graduated from CSU Channel Islands and lives in Ventura.
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The Pacific Coast Business Times is a weekly business newspaper that covers Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.
An annual subscription includes:
- 52 issues of the newspaper, which is mailed to subscribers’ homes and offices each Friday and is available on our website to subscribers.
Each issue includes in-depth and exclusive business stories on business and economic trends, startup companies and venture capital, business deals and small businesses.
A weekly editor’s column, a weekly column on commercial real estate, a personal finance section,
stock tables and Sales Leads section with real estate, bankruptcy and civil lawsuit records
- Monthly focus sections include Small Business, Technology and Central Coast/East Ventura County.
We do a quarterly focus on Nonprofits & Philanthropy.
- Monthly columnists include technology, law, restaurants and wine & viticulture.
- Our collection of special reports (22 this year), including Spirit of Small Business, Fastest-Growing Companies, 40 Under 40, a collection of Who’s Who reports, Green Coast, Top Women in Business, and more.
- The annual print Book of Lists, mailed out at the start of your subscription and each December.
- Digital access to all of our online stories.
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