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Small businesses forced to adapt to COVID-19 outbreak

By   /  Friday, March 27th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Health Care, middle, Nonprofits, Small Business, South Coast, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

Small businesses on the Central Coast are finding ways to adapt to sweeping new coronavirus restrictions, staying connected to customers even as they keep them at arm’s length. Whether it’s through online orders and curbside pickup or careful limits to the number of customers in a store, business owners are changing the way their products Read More →

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Tri-county planning group helps companies pivot during pandemic

By   /  Friday, March 27th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Health Care, Nonprofits, right, Small Business, Startups, Technology  /  No Comments

Long-term economic planning has taken a backseat to coronavirus mitigation measures, as business and economic development leaders have pivoted to meet immediate emergency needs. For the newly renamed REACH 2030, formerly known as the Hourglass Project, that’s meant marshalling public-private partnerships to source and distribute N95 masks, sanitizer and other resources, often tapping companies that Read More →

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Amgen, WEV step up with pledge and online resources

By   /  Tuesday, March 24th, 2020  /  Biotech, Latest news, Nonprofits, Women Inc.  /  No Comments

Regional organizations have jumped into action to support communities affected by the global health crisis.  Thousand Oaks biotech giant Amgen pledged up to $12.5 million to support emergency response efforts for the coronavirus pandemic, including operations by Goleta-based Direct Relief and the Los Angeles humanitarian nonprofit International Medical Corps.  “The COVID-19 pandemic is precipitating a Read More →

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SB County response effort to provide $1 million in assistance

By   /  Friday, March 20th, 2020  /  Health Care, Latest news, Nonprofits, South Coast  /  No Comments

The COVID-19 Joint Response Effort for Santa Barbara County announced March 19 that it will provide more than $1 million in assistance to individuals and families as well as organizations actively assisting members of the community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Santa Barbara Foundation, United Way of Santa Barbara County and the Hutton Parker Read More →

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Coronavirus-related briefs worth noting

By   /  Tuesday, March 17th, 2020  /  Health Care, Latest news, Nonprofits  /  No Comments

A roundup of coronavirus-related briefs from around the region: • United Way of Santa Barbara County and the Santa Barbara Foundation are teaming up on a COVID-19 response effort. The partnership will combine fundraising and decision-making resources. Initial focus is in supporting food insecurity, seniors, child care needs and health care. Applications for grants will Read More →

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Good Works: Procore, United Way use competitions to teach students

By   /  Friday, March 13th, 2020  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Real Estate, Small Business  /  No Comments

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Street Smarts: Fitting selection for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

By   /  Friday, February 28th, 2020  /  Latest news, Nonprofits  /  No Comments

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