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CSU Channel Islands has received a nearly $5 million federal grant to help a new initiative aimed at boosting diversity and enhancing success for students seeking to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering or math. The competitive $4,999,990 grant was open to the nation’s colleges and universities designated as Hispanic-Serving Institutions from the United Read More →
The 2021 edition of the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans has just one person whose primary residence is in the tri-county region: Jeff Green, the CEO and co-founder of The Trade Desk in Ventura, with a net worth of $4.4 billion. Green is No. 253 on the Forbes list, which was released Oct. 5. Read More →
An Amgen-funded biotech company launched Oct. 7, announcing a strategic partnership between the two companies that includes $100 million in funding and global rights to develop and sell some of Amgen’s experimental drugs for neurodegenerative diseases. Thousand Oaks-based Amgen, one of the largest biotech companies in the world, committed $100 million in equity investment to Read More →
Goleta-based Community West Bancshares announced Oct. 4 that William Filippin, a 26-year banking industry veteran, has been promoted to president of Community West Bank. Filippin’s responsibilities include day-to-day decisions about policy, procedure and process, according to a news release from Community West Bancshares. He began his new role on Oct. 1. “Bill’s strategic contributions over Read More →
Santa Barbara-based Mission Wealth announced on Oct. 1 that it has acquired Sea to Peak Financial advisors, a firm with offices in Seattle and Denver and about $90 million in assets under management. “As a 100% employee-owned firm, we feel we have a natural advantage in mergers and integrations and can be more flexible in Read More →
A new full-service commercial real estate firm has opened in San Luis Obispo County, specializing in real estate investment sales and leasing for clients on the Central Coast. Archer + Co, headquartered in Los Osos, provides complimentary property valuations, wealth and asset preservation planning and investment opportunities, among other services. Patrick Archer Wilkinson, a real Read More →