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Region’s restaurants take it outside

By   /  Monday, August 10th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  No Comments

In San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, businesses have been encouraged to take advantage of outdoor spaces around them, and in cities like Paso Robles, Solvang, Santa Barbara and Ventura, cities have shut down main thoroughfares to give restaurants more room to expand into the streets and sidewalks. “It’s a really great opportunity Read More →

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Pandemic relief grants available for SLO businesses

By   /  Monday, August 10th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Small Business, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

A public-private partnership in San Luis Obispo began accepting applications Aug. 10 for $260,000 in small business relief grants. The money will go to 52 local businesses, with each one receiving $5,000, according to a city news release. The application period opens at 11 a.m. on Aug. 10 and will remain open until Aug. 24. Read More →

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Union Bank unveils $10M grant program for underserved communities

By   /  Thursday, August 6th, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Small Business  /  No Comments

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article contained an error in the headline. Union Bank’s Community Recovery Program is grants, not loans. Union Bank is making it easier for marginalized communities to access much-needed grant funds through a new online portal. The Community Recovery Program is a portal through which the bank is pouring Read More →

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Goleta small-business grants available until Aug. 7

By   /  Monday, August 3rd, 2020  /  Latest news, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast  /  No Comments

Grants are available for Goleta’s small businesses, but only for a short time. The grants are being provided by the Santa Barbara Better Together Fund Small Business Grant Program, which was launched in partnership with the city of Goleta, the Santa Barbara Foundation and Deckers Brands. Grants of up to $10,000 will be available for Read More →

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EVMatch of Santa Barbara wins prestigious $25,000 climate prize

By   /  Monday, July 27th, 2020  /  Energy, Latest news, Small Business, Technology  /  No Comments

Santa Barbara electric vehicle infrastructure platform EVmatch took home a prestigious award on July 27 for its climate efforts, including a $25,000 prize. The startup, which connects EV drivers with residential and commercial charging stations, was among 10 winners of the 2020 Keeling Curve Prize.  “These projects—like our former winners—were vetted by top climate experts Read More →

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Movegreen makes LA, Orange County acquisitions

By   /  Thursday, July 9th, 2020  /  Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Movegreen makes LA, Orange County acquisitions

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Several tri-county companies got at least $5M in PPP funding

By   /  Tuesday, July 7th, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Small Business, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Several tri-county companies got at least $5M in PPP funding

At least a dozen companies in the Tri-Counties received more than $5 million each in Paycheck Protection Program funding since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data released July 6 by the Trump administration. The companies’ names were listed because of the size of the loans they took out. All companies who took Read More →

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