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Banks struggling with PPP loans for tri-county small businesses

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Law, left, Small Business, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture, Women Inc.  /  No Comments

Last-minute rules changes and a messy rollout mean small businesses and nonprofits will have to wait a little longer to get the help they’ve been promised under the CARES Act. The $346 billion Payroll Protection Program, a key part of the act, went live on April 3, but few banks were in a place where Read More →

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Retail wine sales soar but wineries still suffer revenue slump

By   /  Friday, April 3rd, 2020  /  middle, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

Tri-county wine tasting rooms and restaurants likely won’t reopen to visitors soon, but consumers are still buying and drinking wine. The Nielsen Co. reported that wine sales at grocery and drug stores soared 27 percent in the week ending March 14 when compared to both the previous and the year-ago week. Wineries are getting higher Read More →

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Tri-county bars, restaurants and wineries feel pain of pandemic

By   /  Thursday, March 19th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, middle, Restaurants, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

Bars and tap rooms empty on St. Patrick’s Day. Wine tasting on hiatus. Major viticulture industry events canceled or rescheduled. Restaurants cutting their occupancy by half and later switching to take-out only. The COVID-19 virus continues to upend life as usual and blast its way through the economy. Gov. Gavin Newsom issued guidelines on March Read More →

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Tri-counties each have coronavirus cases as stocks continue slide

By   /  Monday, March 16th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Small Business, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

All three of the Tri-Counties now have confirmed cases of the coronavirus and the rapid spread of the disease prompted state and federal officials over the weekend to suggest banning gatherings of more than 50 people and closing bars, tap rooms and wineries. In Ventura County, the first of the three counties to report an Read More →

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Tri-county grape growers crushed as demand hits all-time low

By   /  Friday, February 21st, 2020  /  Central Coast, right, Small Business, South Coast, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Tri-county grape growers crushed as demand hits all-time low

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Santa Maria ag forum focuses on challenges

By   /  Friday, February 14th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Latest news, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Santa Maria ag forum focuses on challenges

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Marian’s pediatric unit patients get gift of reading

By   /  Friday, February 14th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, Columns, Latest news, Nonprofits, Restaurants, South Coast, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Marian’s pediatric unit patients get gift of reading

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