The Tri-Counties has developed a reputation as an incubator for small business and it was a natural fit 15 years ago when the Business Times and the U.S. Small Business Administration teamed up to launch the Spirit of Small Business Awards. That partnership has lasted through good times and recession, disaster and recovery, and when Read More →
Montecito Bank & Trust Chair and CEO Janet Garufis will receive the Pacific Coast Business Times inaugural Distinguished Achievement Award and offer the opening remarks at our 12th Annual Business Times Top 50 Women in Business awards reception on Thursday, April 19 at the Deckers Brands Rotunda in Goleta. The evening awards reception will be Read More →
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Several area businesses and individuals took home awards for their philanthropic contributions at the Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara and Ventura counties chapter 2014 National Philanthropy Day luncheon held Nov. 13 at the Ventura Beach Marriott. Montectio Bank & Trust, one of the oldest and largest locally owned banks in the region, was named Read More →
Locally based banks that take deposits from and make loans to the community form the lifeblood of many regional economies, and yet these institutions have only recently secured a voice in the national debate on financial policy. That was the view from Janet Garufis, CEO and president of Santa Barbara-based Montecito Bank & Trust, in Read More →