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Dubroff: Chouinard gave away his company and held onto his principles

By   /  Sunday, October 2nd, 2022  /  Columns, Latest news, Regions, Subscriber content, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Chouinard gave away his company and held onto his principles

Henry Dubroff

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Opinion: Chouinard’s Patagonia donation a prime example of living a purposeful life

By   /  Sunday, October 2nd, 2022  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Chouinard’s Patagonia donation a prime example of living a purposeful life

By Shaun Tomson Yvon Chouinard, reluctant businessman and self-confessed “dirtbag,” made international headlines when he recently gave away the shares of the iconic outdoor clothing brand Patagonia. He founded the company with his wife, Malinda, in 1973, and it is based in Ventura, nestled in a grove of trees at the junction of the 101 Read More →

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Patagonia founder donates entire company to environmental nonprofits

By   /  Wednesday, September 14th, 2022  /  Latest news, left, Regions, Top Stories, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Patagonia founder donates entire company to environmental nonprofits

Yvon Chouinard, the founder of the Ventura-based outdoor apparel company Patagonia, has given his company away to two nonprofits that will use Patagonia’s profits to fight climate change. The Chouinard family’s transfer of all of its ownership shares was announced by Patagonia on Sept. 14 and was effective immediately. Patagonia is one of the largest Read More →

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Patagonia, oil companies face off in Ventura County ballot campaign over drilling regulations

By   /  Friday, April 29th, 2022  /  Energy, Latest news, Law & Goverment, Regions, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Top Story, Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Patagonia, oil companies face off in Ventura County ballot campaign over drilling regulations

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SoCalGas feels pressure on its plans for West Ventura compressor station

By   /  Tuesday, December 21st, 2021  /  Energy, Latest news, right, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on SoCalGas feels pressure on its plans for West Ventura compressor station

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Street Smarts: Patagonia’s CEO talks business, environment with NYT

By   /  Friday, December 17th, 2021  /  Columns, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Street Smarts: Patagonia’s CEO talks business, environment with NYT

Patagonia CEO Ryan Gellert has landed in the New York Times “Corner Office.” A mountain climber with a business degree from Florida Institute of Technology and a law degree from the University of Utah, Gellert had a career in retail and a love of extreme climbing before he landed the top job. The Times describes Read More →

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Our View: New mayor could herald changes in Santa Barbara

By   /  Thursday, November 4th, 2021  /  Editorials, Government, Latest news, Opinion, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Our View: New mayor could herald changes in Santa Barbara

With preliminary results from the Nov. 2 election available as this issue of the Business Times went to press, former City Council member and retired restaurant owner Randy Rowse appeared headed for victory in the closely watched Santa Barbara mayor’s race. The early results had Rowse with 40.4% of the vote, ahead of James Joyce’s Read More →