Olaplex, a hair care products company founded in Santa Barbara using technology developed by UCSB chemists, is planning an initial public stock offering. The company filed a prospectus with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Aug. 27, but the filing gave no details on the price of the shares, the number of shares to Read More →
When Heidi Harmon narrowly won election as mayor of San Luis Obispo back in 2016, she vowed to shake up the status quo. And that’s what the former Bernie Sanders convention delegate did when she won by a handful of votes. During the next five years, she pressed the no-growth crowd for more housing, including Read More →
By Vlad Vaiman Talent management (TM) has been a key priority for CEOs throughout the world for nearly two decades. Aging populations, shrinking talent pools, expanding skill gaps, shifting workforce mobility, and other critical considerations all contribute to TM remaining a top priority for both large and small organizations. However, it is difficult to have Read More →
Greg Gillespie was newly arrived as president of Ventura Community College, eight years ago, when he took the time to attend one of the first Latino Business Awards presented by Pacific Coast Business Times. He impressed us as deeply engaged in the community and a committed educator, and four years ago he moved to the Read More →
Greg Gillespie, the chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District, will retire at the end of the 2021-22 school year, the district announced Aug. 17. Gillespie has been with the district for eight years, first as campus president at Ventura College and the last four as district chancellor. In that position, he is the Read More →
Amid all the handwringing about the delta variant and concern about vaccine hesitancy, let’s remember one thing that’s different about the fall of 2021. Our colleges and universities — the economic engines of our innovation culture — are returning to live instruction and taking proactive steps to deal with year two of COVID-19. They have Read More →
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