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Startups struggle to attract investors during pandemic

By   /  Friday, May 1st, 2020  /  Latest news, Startups  /  Comments Off on Startups struggle to attract investors during pandemic

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Tri-county health care providers have enough PPE for now

By   /  Friday, May 1st, 2020  /  Health Care & Life Science, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Tri-county health care providers have enough PPE for now

Levels of personal protective equipment for tri-county medical providers are holding steady as all three counties are facing manageable levels of COVID-19 spread, public health officials said. None of the three counties have had to dip into their surge planning, and hospitals have started reaching out to their local communities to let them know that Read More →

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Dubroff: COVID-19 pandemic prompts chambers to merge

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Henry Dubroff

Merging the chambers of commerce for Santa Barbara and Goleta is a logical step but it took a global economic crisis to force the decision. In case you missed it, the Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region and the Goleta Chamber of Commerce announced April 24 that they will combine memberships, creating an organization with Read More →

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EVC launches online tool to help companies attract workers

By   /  Wednesday, April 29th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Nonprofits, Small Business  /  Comments Off on EVC launches online tool to help companies attract workers

San Luis Obispo County-based Economic Vitality Corporation has launched an online platform to connect regional businesses with new workers. The economic development nonprofit said April 29 the tool will help Central Coast companies attract and retain new employees from the area and farther out.  “Local businesses aiming to hire talent from elsewhere are challenged to Read More →

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Our view: SLO County reopening would yield lessons

By   /  Friday, April 24th, 2020  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: SLO County reopening would yield lessons

With public officials and some health departments beginning to pivot toward re-opening the Tri-Counties for business, there is a single message that stands out — one size fits all won’t work for California. The state is too big, with too much geography and too much diversity of population density to respond to a single approach. Read More →

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Tri-county manufacturers up to COVID-19 challenge

By   /  Friday, April 24th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Tri-county manufacturers up to COVID-19 challenge

Manufacturers are finding niche opportunities as Central Coast operations pivot to serve essential industries like health care in order to survive a deep downturn. The shift has resonated throughout the supply chain as manufacturers aim to retain all-important relationships. “The challenge isn’t just in operating, keeping your doors open, it’s keeping supplies and components coming Read More →

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Santa Barbara and Goleta chambers to merge

By   /  Friday, April 24th, 2020  /  Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara and Goleta chambers to merge

Two of the region’s largest chambers of commerce have agreed to merge,  creating a regional chamber for South Santa Barbara County that mirrors efforts elsewhere in the region. The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region and the Goleta Chamber of Commerce announced April 24 that they will combine memberships, creating an organization with more than Read More →