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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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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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 →