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With the near-record storm behind the Central Coast, all that is left now is to pick up the pieces. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) have been the ones trying to accomplish that goal, teaming up to provide the tri-counties with a slew of help. “Partnering with FEMA and Read More →
Despite potential headwinds going into 2023, Santa Barbara had a lot to celebrate in in the past year with regards to the success in the tourism sector. For the second year in a row, Santa Barbara saw growth, even reaching pre-pandemic levels, Kathy Janega-Dykes, Visit Santa Barbara’s president and CEO said during the Tourism Summit Read More →
Despite total assets dropping from the end of last year, Montecito Bank & Trust reported an overall strong growth in income and loans to close out fiscal year 2022, the financial institution reported Jan. 30. Montecito Bank & Trust, the biggest bank in the tri-county region, reported income grew to $18.27 million for the year Read More →
Small businesses and nonprofits that experienced damage from winter storms are getting help from the SBA and other federal agencies after much of the region was declared a major disaster. Officials in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties are setting up disaster recovery centers. Ventura County is not included in the major disaster declaration Read More →
The unemployment rate across all three counties along the Central Coast dipped in the month of December, according to data released on Jan. 20 by the California Employment Development Department. Combined, the tri-county area had an unemployment rate of 2.9% in the month of December, down from 3.2% in the month of November. It is Read More →
Joie Krintzman is used to being in a dance store. In her youth, she took up competitive dance, an art she kept going through high school. Now, her two daughters have now followed suit, with her eldest starting at the age of 6. “Her favorite thing to do was to go inside the dance shop. Read More →