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Sansum Diabetes center announces name change, focus on local care

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2014  /  Health Care, Nonprofits, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Sansum Diabetes center announces name change, focus on local care

The Santa Barbara-based organization is now named the William Sansum Diabetes Center, after its founder.

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VCEDA chief steps down

By   /  Tuesday, June 24th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on VCEDA chief steps down

Bill Buratto has stepped down as the head of the Ventura County Economic Development Association, one of the most prominent business advocacy groups in the region.

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Record crowd as awards honor business leaders, star students

By   /  Friday, June 13th, 2014  /  Nonprofits, Small Business, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Record crowd as awards honor business leaders, star students

More than 700 business and community members turned out to the 20th annual South Coast Business and Technology Awards dinner on June 12. The attendance was the highest yet for the event, which has helped raise $1.6 million in scholarships to more than 650 students over the past two decades. The event honors leaders from Read More →

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EDCO president to retire Sept. 1

By   /  Wednesday, June 11th, 2014  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  1 Comment

Marking the fourth transition at a major Ventura County nonprofit in less than a month, Steve Kinney, the founding president of EDCO, the economic development group for Oxnard, said he will step down on Sept. 1.

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Fast Pitch SB awards $40K to nonprofits

By   /  Thursday, May 22nd, 2014  /  Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Fast Pitch SB awards $40K to nonprofits

Santa Barbara’s first ever startup-style contest for nonprofit organizations, Fast Pitch SB, awarded $40,000 in prize money at its final round of competition at the Music Academy of the West last week. Nearly 100 initial participants were narrowed down to 20 nonprofit contestants, and on April 23, the competition’s judges selected 10 finalists. Last week, Read More →

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United Way of Ventura County CEO to retire

By   /  Monday, May 19th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Nonprofits, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on United Way of Ventura County CEO to retire

David Smith, president and CEO of United Way of Ventura County since 2001, will retire in December. “Dave Smith has brought significant value to the United Way organization and Ventura County for nearly 13 years,” the group’s chairman, Thomas Cohen, said in a news release. “He will be difficult to replace.” Smith and his wife, Read More →

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Nonprofit aims to connect entrepreneurs

By   /  Monday, May 19th, 2014  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Nonprofit aims to connect entrepreneurs

A new Santa Barbara-based nonprofit is hoping to connect entrepreneurs with mentors.

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