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Tri-county vintners decry rules for reopening wine tasting rooms

By   /  Friday, May 15th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Latest news, Restaurants, Small Business, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Tri-county vintners decry rules for reopening wine tasting rooms

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Tri-county tourism, hospitality hurting but region suited for recovery

By   /  Friday, April 17th, 2020  /  Banking Industry, Central Coast, Destinations, Education, Latest news, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Tri-county tourism, hospitality hurting but region suited for recovery

Keeping the economy closed has saved lives, but it has hurt and will continue to hurt tri-county residents in the pocketbook. A webinar put on by UC Santa Barbara on April 16 probed the different ways the community’s businesses were hurting and panelists talked about solutions to help ease the pain. “I think we can Read More →

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Tri-county bars, restaurants and wineries feel pain of pandemic

By   /  Thursday, March 19th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, middle, Restaurants, Tourism, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture  /  Comments Off on Tri-county bars, restaurants and wineries feel pain of pandemic

Bars and tap rooms empty on St. Patrick’s Day. Wine tasting on hiatus. Major viticulture industry events canceled or rescheduled. Restaurants cutting their occupancy by half and later switching to take-out only. The COVID-19 virus continues to upend life as usual and blast its way through the economy. Gov. Gavin Newsom issued guidelines on March Read More →

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Acme Hospitality restaurant group acquires Paradise Café

By   /  Friday, November 22nd, 2019  /  Central Coast, Columns, Latest news, Real Estate, Restaurants, Small Business, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Acme Hospitality restaurant group acquires Paradise Café

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Entrepreneurs choose Los Alamos venue for hospitality venture

By   /  Friday, August 2nd, 2019  /  Destinations, left, Real Estate, Restaurants, Small Business, Startups, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Entrepreneurs choose Los Alamos venue for hospitality venture

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Ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, February 8th, 2019  /  Destinations, Latest news, Small Business, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Tri-Counties

With consumers poised to spend an average of $161.96 on Valentine’s Day in the U.S., according to the National Retail Foundation, tri-county destinations are getting in on the action. The National Retail Foundation survey found that 34 percent of consumers anticipate spending a total of $3.5 billion on an evening out. Experiential gifts, such as Read More →

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Apfelthaler: Landscape of hospitality careers changing

By   /  Friday, May 25th, 2018  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Apfelthaler: Landscape of hospitality careers changing

By Gerhard Apfelthaler Last year, Los Angeles County set another tourism record with 48.3 million visitors. In Ventura County, travel spending rose from roughly $1.1 billion in 2000 to $1.7 billion in 2016. In Santa Barbara County, the industry saw similar increases, from $1.3 billion to $2.1 billion. Local tax receipts related to travel spending Read More →

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