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A labor of leather: Craftsman adds artisan touch to family trade

By   /  Friday, July 11th, 2014  /  Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on A labor of leather: Craftsman adds artisan touch to family trade

With the warm, heavy smell of leather in the air, Steven Soria sits in his single-room shop in downtown Santa Barbara amid work tables crowded with metal machinery and tools.

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Great Danes: Andersen’s celebrates four decades in Santa Barbara

By   /  Friday, May 23rd, 2014  /  Restaurants, Small Business, Top Stories, Tourism, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Great Danes: Andersen’s celebrates four decades in Santa Barbara

A Danish immigrant and professional chef named Alfred Andersen opened a small bakery on Santa Barbara’s Milpas Street in 1976, with his wife Birte and 2-year-old daughter Charlotte at his side. Today, that same Danish pastry shop is Andersen’s Danish Restaurant and Bakery, a nearly 40 year-old landmark in downtown Santa Barbara. The birth of Read More →

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At the helm of success: Island Packers adds third catamaran to its fleet

By   /  Friday, May 3rd, 2013  /  Features, Small Business  /  Comments Off on At the helm of success: Island Packers adds third catamaran to its fleet

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2013 Family Business & Closely Held Companies honorees announced

By   /  Monday, February 25th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Features, Restaurants, Small Business, Tourism  /  Comments Off on 2013 Family Business & Closely Held Companies honorees announced

Congratulations to the 2013 Family Business & Closely Held Companies award winners. The section published Friday, Feb. 22 and is available with the print edition of the Business Times. This year’s winners are: Family Business Titan: Gills Onions, an Oxnard-based onion processing company owned by brothers Steve and David Gill. Legacy Family Businesses • Green Read More →

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Op/ed: Ten ways to shift to whole-family financial planning

By   /  Friday, February 22nd, 2013  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Ten ways to shift to whole-family financial planning

By John Ambrecht  on February 22, 2012 For decades, estate and family business succession planning have been primarily about legally protecting and distributing family wealth and reassigning business assets, roles and responsibilities according to the wishes of those at the helm of the company or family unit. However, the landscape is shifting to incorporate a Read More →

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Happily ever after: Family built Wedgewood into $20M wedding powerhouse

By   /  Monday, July 9th, 2012  /  Features  /  Comments Off on Happily ever after: Family built Wedgewood into $20M wedding powerhouse

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