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The Mill hopes to bring Funk Zone style to Santa Barbara’s Haley Street corridor

By   /  Friday, September 12th, 2014  /  Real Estate, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism  /  Comments Off on The Mill hopes to bring Funk Zone style to Santa Barbara’s Haley Street corridor

A much-wondered-about project at the corner of Laguna and Haley streets in Santa Barbara is poised to become the next big attraction to a corridor that area real estate insiders say is shaping up as the latest extension of the city’s Funk Zone.

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Fire and law enforcement groups oppose Measure P

By   /  Wednesday, September 10th, 2014  /  Central Coast, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Fire and law enforcement groups oppose Measure P

Organizations representing more than 700 public-safety officials in Santa Barbara County have taken a  stand against a ballot initiative that could eventually shut down much of the oil and gas production in the county. The Santa Barbara County Firefighters Association, the county Deputy Sheriffs Association and the Santa Barbara Police Officers Association all said Sept. Read More →

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$2.6M deal marks record for Summerland CRE market

By   /  Monday, September 8th, 2014  /  Real Estate, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on $2.6M deal marks record for Summerland CRE market

  The recent sale of a high-profile mixed-use property on Lillie Avenue in Summerland marks the highest price per square foot for a commercial property larger that 2,000 square feet in the coastal town. The property, located at 2330 Lillie Ave. and home to Summerland Winery’s tasting room and Bonita Boutique, sold for more than Read More →

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The posting police: Social Intelligence roots out workers’ comp fraud

By   /  Friday, September 5th, 2014  /  Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on The posting police: Social Intelligence roots out workers’ comp fraud

Santa Barbara-based Social Intelligence, a firm that combs social media and other sites for red flags about potential employees, has inked a new deal to help combat workers’ compensation fraud.

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Engineering a deal: Stantec buys Penfield & Smith

By   /  Friday, September 5th, 2014  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Real Estate, South Coast, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Engineering a deal: Stantec buys Penfield & Smith

Since coming out of the recession, Penfield & Smith had been growing between 5 percent and 10 percent annually but that the company wasn’t hitting its full potential, CEO Hady Izadpanah told the Business Times.

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Governments, businesses band together on better broadband

By   /  Friday, September 5th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Columns, East Ventura County, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Governments, businesses band together on better broadband

The Broadband Consortium Pacific Coast has been launched to bring the region’s Internet up to speed. The effort is a collaboration between public- and private-sector officials in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties and has received an initial $300,000 in grant funding for its first two years from the California Public Utilities Commission.

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Antioch puts social-business spin on new MBA program

By   /  Friday, September 5th, 2014  /  South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Antioch puts social-business spin on new MBA program

Antioch University in downtown Santa Barbara is launching an MBA program that stands out from the rest by teaching students not only how to do business, but also how to do good. With a class of 22 students and a start date of Sept. 5, the new 16-month program isn’t your everyday MBA degree. “It’s Read More →

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