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Women continue to bear economic brunt of pandemic, especially in California

By   /  Friday, January 14th, 2022  /  Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, right, Small Business, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Women continue to bear economic brunt of pandemic, especially in California

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In this COVID wave, businesses must make their own public health decisions

By   /  Friday, January 14th, 2022  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on In this COVID wave, businesses must make their own public health decisions

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Santa Barbara County approves $13.4M rent program

By   /  Thursday, February 11th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Real Estate, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara County approves $13.4M rent program

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors has voted to use $13.4 million in federal pandemic relief funds for direct assistance to low-income renters who lost income because of COVID-19. The money was part of the stimulus bill approved in December. In Santa Barbara County, it will go toward a three-month rental subsidy up to Read More →

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Second round of PPP loans headed to Tri-Counties

By   /  Monday, January 11th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Latest news, Small Business, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Second round of PPP loans headed to Tri-Counties

Another round of the federal Paycheck Protection Program opened Jan. 11, and the region’s bankers expect the money to help a lot of small businesses that have been struggling through the pandemic and pandemic-related restrictions. “We understand the urgency and the difficulty the business community is experiencing,” said George Leis, president of Montecito Bank & Read More →

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State extends deadline for $500M in small business grants

By   /  Monday, January 4th, 2021  /  Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Small Business  /  Comments Off on State extends deadline for $500M in small business grants

The state of California has extended the application period for the first round of its Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program until Jan. 13, after the initial deadline was plagued with technical issues due to high web traffic and large numbers of interested businesses. California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate, which is part of Read More →

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Coming in 2021: Economic recovery, eventually

By   /  Thursday, December 31st, 2020  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, right, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Coming in 2021: Economic recovery, eventually

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Our View: One-size-fits-all pandemic rules don’t fit the Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2020  /  Editorials, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our View: One-size-fits-all pandemic rules don’t fit the Tri-Counties

It’s time for Gov. Gavin Newsom to rethink his Southern California Stay at Home order and create a sub-region for the Central Coast that is less burdensome on small businesses, especially restaurants that can safely operate outdoor dining areas.