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State of Santa Barbara County: waiting for vaccines, making do in the meantime

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on State of Santa Barbara County: waiting for vaccines, making do in the meantime

The pandemic has hit Santa Barbara County in a myriad of ways, making life harder for everyone, but the county is still trying to wring a few good measures out of hard situations. At the annual State of the County address on Dec. 11, put on by a coalition of the county’s chambers of commerce, Read More →

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Pandemic shutdowns put crimp in Figueroa Mountain’s bankruptcy plan

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2020  /  Latest news, Law, Small Business, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Pandemic shutdowns put crimp in Figueroa Mountain’s bankruptcy plan

In the two months since it filed for bankruptcy, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., the region’s second largest craft brewer, has been both battling and working with its largest creditor, the Boston private equity firm White Winston.

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Region’s PPP loans totaled $2.87B

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2020  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Region’s PPP loans totaled $2.87B

Businesses in the tri-county region received more than $2.87 billion in potentially forgivable loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, according to an early December release of data from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Dubroff: Private, public sectors step up for small business in time of crisis

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2020  /  Columns, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Private, public sectors step up for small business in time of crisis

Henry Dubroff

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GeoLinks wins $235M federal broadband contract

By   /  Thursday, December 10th, 2020  /  Latest news, Small Business, Technology, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on GeoLinks wins $235M federal broadband contract

GeoLinks, an internet service provider based in Camarillo, has won a bid worth $234.9 million from the federal government to bring high-speed broadband to underserved homes and businesses. According to a statement released Dec. 7 by GeoLinks, the contract comes from the Federal Communication Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, which is spending up to $20.4 Read More →

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Retailers brace for a pandemic holiday

By   /  Monday, December 7th, 2020  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Subscriber content, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Retailers brace for a pandemic holiday

Small businesses are using the holidays to find new ways to support themselves and their communities.

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UV light startup helps restaurants go antiviral

By   /  Monday, December 7th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Restaurants, Small Business, Subscriber content, Technology  /  Comments Off on UV light startup helps restaurants go antiviral

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, owners of all sorts of businesses are looking at an option for disinfecting surfaces that has long been dismissed as too expensive to use outside of hospitals: UV-C technology.

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