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Atara Biotherapeutics to be named Business of the Year

By   /  Thursday, February 20th, 2020  /  East Ventura County, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Atara Biotherapeutics to be named Business of the Year

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Hourglass Project CEO James collaborating on Central Coast

By   /  Friday, March 8th, 2019  /  Central Coast, right, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Hourglass Project CEO James collaborating on Central Coast

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Main street merchants hoping for holiday miracle to save sales

By   /  Friday, December 15th, 2017  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Main street merchants hoping for holiday miracle to save sales

  Facing a revenue meltdown as the Thomas fire drags into a second week, business owners put out a call for residents to do their shopping locally and made tough calls on ways to support staff. “Our regular business levels are at less than 5 percent of normal,” said Sherry Villanueva, owner of Santa Barbara-based Read More →

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Some chambers back candidates, others neutral

By   /  Friday, July 22nd, 2016  /  right  /  Comments Off on Some chambers back candidates, others neutral

As a blistering election year consumes the Central Coast, chambers of commerce are deciding their role in the political process. The chambers in the Tri-County area range in size from more than 1,400 members to smaller organizations of 200 and 300. These business networks advocate for local economic growth, which, for some, takes shape in Read More →

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Santa Barbara County bets $150K on economics of vitality

By   /  Friday, January 16th, 2015  /  Latest news, South Coast, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara County bets $150K on economics of vitality

A new task force will be responsible for coordinating countywide efforts for growth, from working with tech startups along the South Coast to developing and drawing in business to the northern region of the county.

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Simi chamber CEO set to retire

By   /  Thursday, December 18th, 2014  /  Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Simi chamber CEO set to retire

Following a 30-year career with the chamber, Nixon will be moving to Sumerlin, Nevada, with her husband. The organization’s board of directors will be conducting a search for her replacement over the next five months.

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Dubroff: The role of a 21st Century chamber is economic development

By   /  Friday, July 11th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: The role of a 21st Century chamber is economic development

Henry Dubroff

Zoe Taylor had literally packed her bags the night before in Paso Robles when I caught up with her on her way home to Ventura. She had just wrapped up her fifth assignment as an interim chamber of commerce CEO, including a stint in Santa Barbara, Huntington Beach, Manhattan Beach and Kingman, Arizona. Before that, Read More →

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