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People’s Self-Help Housing secures $50K Bank of America grant

By   /  Thursday, December 2nd, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast, Latest news, Nonprofits, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on People’s Self-Help Housing secures $50K Bank of America grant

People’s Self-Help Housing, the longest-serving affordable housing nonprofit on the Central Coast, has received a $50,000 grant from Bank of America to scale its programs. The grant, announced by People’s Self-Help on Dec. 1, is part of Bank of America’s 2021 Neighborhood Champion program. Women’s Economic Ventures, a Santa Barbara-based nonprofit, received one of the Read More →

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WEV wins $50K Bank of America grant for equity programs

By   /  Thursday, November 18th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast, Latest news, Nonprofits, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on WEV wins $50K Bank of America grant for equity programs

Women’s Economic Ventures received $50,000 in grant funding from Bank of America’s philanthropic program to help underrepresented entrepreneurs on the Central Coast. The grant, announced by the Santa Barbara-based nonprofit on Nov. 17, will be used to advance a micro-grant and entrepreneurial training pilot program it launched recently in partnership with an Oxnard-based nonprofit supporting Read More →

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Opinion: Celebrating the tri-county region’s Latino business community

By   /  Friday, October 15th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Celebrating the tri-county region’s Latino business community

By Kristina Alameda Although Hispanic Heritage Month is winding down, it gave us a unified opportunity to celebrate the richness and diversity of the Hispanic-Latino community and recognize our collective path forward to drive social and economic progress in the Tri-Counties. This year in particular, we recognize the resilience of small business owners impacted by Read More →

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Opinion: Five ways your business can win the war for talent

By   /  Friday, September 17th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Five ways your business can win the war for talent

By Greg Bland With the U.S. economy continuing to grow, businesses are beginning to scale their operations back to pre-pandemic levels. Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties all added jobs from June to July. As the Pacific Coast Business Times recently reported, Ventura County led the way with 2,500 new jobs in the Read More →

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Opinion: Pandemic’s effect on the workforce hasn’t been equal

By   /  Thursday, April 8th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Pandemic’s effect on the workforce hasn’t been equal

By Midge Campbell-Thomas According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in December 2019 there were 109,000 more women working than men, occupying 50.04% of positions. However, once the pandemic evolved, thousands of women left the workforce to accommodate responsibilities brought on by stay-at-home orders, which left them as full-time caregivers According to the January Read More →

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Bank of America buys Santa Barbara health care payment company

By   /  Tuesday, April 6th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Bank of America buys Santa Barbara health care payment company

Axia Technologies, a Santa Barbara-based health care payment and technology company, has been acquired by Bank of America. The terms of the acquisition were not immediately announced, but in an April 2 news release announcing the deal, Bank of America said the move is part of a lager strategy to bring additional merchant services onto Read More →

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Opinion: Helping Black business owners rise to the challenge

By   /  Friday, February 26th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Helping Black business owners rise to the challenge

By Redonna Carpenter-Woods 2020 was a challenging year for all. While small businesses nationwide faced unique obstacles brought on by the coronavirus, Black small business owners in particular have been disproportionally impacted by the pandemic, with one recent study by an economist at UC Santa Cruz showing that half may not survive. Despite these challenges, Read More →

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