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Dubroff: Radical changes necessary to recover from pandemic

By   /  Friday, May 15th, 2020  /  Columns, Education, Latest news, Restaurants, Small Business, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Radical changes necessary to recover from pandemic

Henry Dubroff

With no sign of a quick return to health for retail and tourism, universities going virtual and signs of reshoring for manufacturers, some of the contours for a post-pandemic economy are beginning to emerge. The numbers are striking — even before the full impact of Nordstrom and others closing stores takes effect. Before the pandemic, Read More →

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CSU cancels in-person classes for fall

By   /  Tuesday, May 12th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Education, Latest news  /  Comments Off on CSU cancels in-person classes for fall

The California State University system, including Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and CSU Channel Islands, will cancel nearly all in-person classes in the fall and provide instruction online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chancellor Timothy White announced May 12. “Our university, when open without restrictions and fully in person, as is the traditional norm of Read More →

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Vaiman: Autonomy, pay, recognition keys to retaining talent

By   /  Friday, May 8th, 2020  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Vaiman: Autonomy, pay, recognition keys to retaining talent

By Vlad Vaiman I have been studying what keeps the best employees within organizations for more than 15 years now. Exciting and challenging work and career-growth opportunities are the two most important factors. But I encourage employers to pay attention to the next three on the list as well: autonomy, fair pay and recognition. • Read More →

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Tri-county pitch competitions forced to go virtual

By   /  Friday, May 1st, 2020  /  Education, Latest news, Startups, Technology  /  Comments Off on Tri-county pitch competitions forced to go virtual

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Damooei: Poverty is a lethal human-made disease

By   /  Friday, April 24th, 2020  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds  /  Comments Off on Damooei: Poverty is a lethal human-made disease

By Jamshid Damooei What makes us human is an important question, and the answer is not always clear. If life is a microcosm of our natural world, what place does our way of life hold and where does economics appear on the scene? I have been wrestling with this question for a big part of Read More →

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Tri-county rural areas lack internet access they need during shutdown

By   /  Friday, April 24th, 2020  /  Education, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Tri-county rural areas lack internet access they need during shutdown

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Tri-county tourism, hospitality hurting but region suited for recovery

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2020  /  Banking Industry, Central Coast, Destinations, Education, Latest news, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Tri-county tourism, hospitality hurting but region suited for recovery

Keeping the economy closed has saved lives, but it has hurt and will continue to hurt tri-county residents in the pocketbook. A webinar put on by UC Santa Barbara on April 16 probed the different ways the community’s businesses were hurting and panelists talked about solutions to help ease the pain. “I think we can Read More →

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