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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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In their own words: Spirit of Small Business 2014 winners

By   /  Thursday, August 21st, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Green Coast, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  2 Comments

The Pacific Coast Business Times’ 2014 class of Spirit of Small Business winners were honored at an awards luncheon on Aug. 14, 2014 following the publication of a special edition on July 25, 2014. The special section, produced in partership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, highlights entrepreneurship in the Tri-Counties, with profiles on successful Read More →

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Architectural products maker to leave Carpinteria

By   /  Thursday, August 21st, 2014  /  Real Estate, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Architectural products maker to leave Carpinteria

Forms+Surfaces plans to vacate its 65,000-square-foot campus in Carpinteria, a move that will affect 50 jobs as it shifts work to Arizona and other parts of California.

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Infrared firms face off in smartphone market

By   /  Monday, August 18th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Infrared firms face off in smartphone market

Affordable thermal imaging is coming to a smartphone near you, with the South Coast emerging as a technology hotspot. Goleta-based Tyrian Systems, the company founded by longtime infrared entrepreneurs Bill Parrish and Tim Fitzgibbons that has raised $28.3 million, is changing its name to Seek Thermal and will offer a camera that plugs into smartphones Read More →

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Santa Barbara Community Bank to open on Carrillo Street

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Real Estate, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara Community Bank to open on Carrillo Street

OCB Bancorp has taken over the 1,600-square-foot space at 21 E. Carrillo St. in downtown Santa Barbara for its new Santa Barbara Community Bank division. The location is a new branch for Ojai-based OCB Bancorp, which announced last month that it had tapped veteran banker Eloy Ortega to lead its expansion into the South Coast. Read More →

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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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A healthy image: Karl Storz counts on software to lead growth

By   /  Friday, August 15th, 2014  /  South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on A healthy image: Karl Storz counts on software to lead growth

An emphasis on video processing and precision manufacturing are driving growth at Karl Storz Imaging in Goleta.

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