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Dubroff: Radical changes necessary to recover from pandemic

By   /  Friday, May 15th, 2020  /  Columns, Higher Education, Latest news, Restaurants, Small Business, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Radical changes necessary to recover from pandemic

Henry Dubroff

With no sign of a quick return to health for retail and tourism, universities going virtual and signs of reshoring for manufacturers, some of the contours for a post-pandemic economy are beginning to emerge. The numbers are striking — even before the full impact of Nordstrom and others closing stores takes effect. Before the pandemic, Read More →

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CSU cancels in-person classes for fall

By   /  Tuesday, May 12th, 2020  /  Health Care & Life Science, Higher Education, Latest news  /  Comments Off on CSU cancels in-person classes for fall

The California State University system, including Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and CSU Channel Islands, will cancel nearly all in-person classes in the fall and provide instruction online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chancellor Timothy White announced May 12. “Our university, when open without restrictions and fully in person, as is the traditional norm of Read More →

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Good Works: Tri-county charities need donations now more than ever

By   /  Friday, May 8th, 2020  /  Columns, Latest news, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Good Works: Tri-county charities need donations now more than ever

May 5 was Giving Tuesday and many worthy charities in the Tri-Counties received funding. This year’s appeals took on additional urgency given the state of the economy, stock market volatility and what could be a decline in giving during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent donations have included $5,000 from Saalex CEO Travis Mack to Food Share Read More →

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Farmers and ranchers struggle to get products to market

By   /  Friday, May 8th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Farmers and ranchers struggle to get products to market

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Tri-Counties start to reopen closed parts of the region’s economy

By   /  Friday, May 8th, 2020  /  Health Care & Life Science, Latest news, Small Business, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Tri-Counties start to reopen closed parts of the region’s economy

California is reopening some previously-closed establishments, but what that actually looks like will depend on the county — and in some places, the city — where people live. San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties are all taking different approaches as they figure out how to best protect their populations while allowing some parts Read More →

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Dubroff: It’s Giving Tuesday, so donate to your favorite charity

By   /  Tuesday, May 5th, 2020  /  Latest news, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: It’s Giving Tuesday, so donate to your favorite charity

Henry Dubroff

May 5 being Giving Tuesday, my inbox has been filled with emails from worthy charities reaching out for funding. This year’s appeals take on additional urgency give the state of the economy, stock market volatility and what could be a decline in giving. Among the more recent items that caught my attention was a $5,000 Read More →

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Tri-county chambers provide masks and resources for small businesses

By   /  Friday, May 1st, 2020  /  Latest news, Restaurants, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Tri-county chambers provide masks and resources for small businesses

The Goleta Chamber of Commerce wanted to support the city’s businesses as best it could in the middle of a pandemic. So the chamber gathered as many email addresses and phone numbers as it could get — even if the business wasn’t a part of the chamber — and worked to figure out how to Read More →