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About the Pacific Coast Business Times

Pacific Coast Business Times is the weekly business journal of record serving Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties.

Now in its 19th 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 multi-media platform includes weekly print editions delivered each Friday, email newsletters and alerts, events and a combined print-digital subscription that provides full access our web site.

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.

Our Contact Info

We are always happy to hear from our readers. You may reach us at the following contact information:

Our offices:

14 E. Carrillo St., Ste. A.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 560-6950


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Newsroom Staff

Henry Dubroff

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.

Glenn Rabinowitz

Managing Editor

Glenn Rabinowitz is the managing editor of the Pacific Coast Business Times. He has served as managing editor of The Sun in San Bernardino, as executive editor of the San Mateo County Times, as chief of copy desks for the San Jose Mercury News and as key topics editor for the Reno Gazette-Journal. He was also an assistant news editor at the Ventura County Star. He has won Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Awards for web reporting and environmental reporting. He taught journalism at San Francisco State University and holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University.

Chris Officer

Special Reports Editor

Chris Officer heads up the Business Times’ research and special section efforts. Previously, he was the community editor for the Carver County News  in Watertown, Minnesota, and sports editor for the Lake County Leader  in Polson, Montana. He graduated from DePaul University in Chicago and served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Annabelle Blair

Staff Writer

Annabelle Blair covers commercial real estate, banking and finance, health care, travel and tourism, small business, education and nonprofits. She graduated from Taylor University in Indiana with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2018. She was a Dow Jones intern for the Business Times before joining the team as a full-time staff writer. Previously, she was an intern at Times Ledger Newspapers in Queens, N.Y. She was also co-editor of the Echo, the student newspaper at Taylor University.

Marissa Nall

Staff Writer

Marissa Nall covers agriculture, agribusiness, travel and tourism, small business and education. She graduated from California State University, Northridge with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2015. She was a production designer and assistant print managing editor for the Sundial. Prior to that, she was news editor for the student newspaper at Pierce College and a freelance editor for novels, scripts and web content.

Advertising Staff

Linda le Brock

Publisher

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.

Romi Ramirez

Director of Marketing

Romi Ramirez is responsible for marketing the paper to potential new clients as well as handling all of the paper’s sponsorship deals. She coordinates all the Business Times’ special events. Romi obtains a graphic design degree from Cal State Northridge, and is currently obtaining her M.B.A. from Antioch University, Santa Barbara.

Veronica Kusmuk

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.

Sean McCullough

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.

Cory Yniguez

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.
    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.

Cost: $59.99/year

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