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California agriculture to lose $1 billion in 2015 due to drought

By   /  Friday, June 5th, 2015  /  Agribusiness, Columns, Latest news, Small Business, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on California agriculture to lose $1 billion in 2015 due to drought

A study by the California Department of Food and Agriculture and researchers at UC Davis estimates that agriculture across the state may see as much as $1 billion lost in gross revenue through 2015 as the drought continues and groundwater supplies are further depleted. “The 2015 drought is not as severe as initially anticipated, but Read More →

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Ventura County man wins Small Business Person of the Year Award

By   /  Friday, June 5th, 2015  /  Columns, Small Business, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Ventura County man wins Small Business Person of the Year Award

When I first met Travis Mack, his Saalex Solutions was a small company based in Oxnard that provided tech support services to a couple of military installations, including Naval Base Ventura County. A Navy veteran, he’d taken his training in demolition and logistics, added his knowledge of the Navy way and a hefty dose of Read More →

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South Coast to get Citrix accelerator

By   /  Friday, June 5th, 2015  /  Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on South Coast to get Citrix accelerator

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Santa Barbara’s Arts & Letters Cafe sold after 20-year run

By   /  Thursday, June 4th, 2015  /  Latest news, Real Estate, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara’s Arts & Letters Cafe sold after 20-year run

Designer Steve Hermann will write the next chapter for the former Arts & Letters Cafe, turning the quaint eatery and gallery space into a fine dining restaurant. According to Hayes Commercial Group, the property, which sits just off State Street at 7 E. Anapamu St., closed above the $2.1 million asking price and garnered a Read More →

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Beach closures take toll on Santa Barbara County businesses

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Energy, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Beach closures take toll on Santa Barbara County businesses

The oil spill near Refugio State Beach dealt a financial blow to a handful of businesses with more revenue being lost every day. Although the total impact on Santa Barbara’s $1 billion tourism industry is likely to be offset by increased hotel stays by cleanup crews, there was no sign of relief for those directly Read More →

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Field narrowed to 6 in UCSB’s New Venture Competition

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Health Care, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Field narrowed to 6 in UCSB’s New Venture Competition

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Tourism outlook bright; tri-county revenue rising

By   /  Friday, May 29th, 2015  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tourism, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Tourism outlook bright; tri-county revenue rising

As the tri-county region has emerged from the Great Recession, travel and tourism loom larger and larger on the economic landscape, with Memorial Day as the traditional kick off to the region’s peak season. In San Luis Obispo County, rebounding travel and tourism, plus the burgeoning solar industry, are key drivers of new jobs. Visit Read More →

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