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November 19, 1991 | CAITLIN ROTHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lost Arrow Corp., a Ventura-based outdoor clothing designer and distributor, began providing child care for its employees' children eight years ago. The firm built an on-site child-care center, and it filled up almost immediately. The company expanded it, and today the center cares for up to 92 children ranging in age from 8 weeks to 9 years. A large proportion of Lost Arrow's 337 employees in Ventura are women of childbearing age. Not only is the day-care center full, it is expensive.
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November 19, 1991 | CAITLIN ROTHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lost Arrow Corp., a Ventura-based outdoor clothing designer and distributor, began providing child care for its employees' children eight years ago. The firm built an on-site child-care center, and it filled up almost immediately. The company expanded it, and today the center cares for up to 92 children ranging in age from 8 weeks to 9 years. A large proportion of Lost Arrow's 337 employees in Ventura are women of childbearing age. Not only is the day-care center full, it is expensive.
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BUSINESS
September 24, 1991
Patagonia in Ventura and GT Water Products in Moorpark were among 85 companies selected by Working Mother magazine as the nation's best companies for working parents. The magazine's annual ranking is based on criteria such as advancement opportunities for women, child-care support, job-protected maternity leave and flexible work scheduling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1997 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR
For the first time, the Ventura City Council voted to defer the fees that a local company must pay for road improvements. Lost Arrow Corp., the parent corporation of Patagonia Inc., which recently completed construction of a building at 280 W. Main St., was assessed $53,789 in traffic fees by the city. The fee was based on a formula the city uses to estimate how much increased traffic a new building or office will generate, and how much a developer must pay.
BUSINESS
April 2, 1996 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Patagonia, the Ventura-based manufacturer of outdoor clothing, has begun moving merchandise from its Ventura distribution center to its new Reno Service Center. The move to the 170,000-square-foot Nevada location, announced last year, will be completed by mid-July, said Patagonia spokeswoman Lu Setnicka. Patagonia, a division of Lost Arrow Corp., will continue to house its administrative headquarters in Ventura.
BUSINESS
June 2, 1992 | JACK SEARLES
Outdoor clothing manufacturer Patagonia Inc. has scrapped plans to move its distribution center from Ventura to Missoula, Mont. "Our worldwide headquarters are in Ventura to stay, and I foresee no further steps to relocate the distribution unit," spokeswoman Megan Montgomery said. Montgomery said Patagonia's work force in Ventura County has stabilized at about 280, down from 350 a year ago. The company employs 540 worldwide. "We don't expect any further cutbacks," she said.
NEWS
December 6, 1990 | BRENNAN CHASE
Patagonia Public Affairs Director Kevin Sweeney was ruminating recently about his company's staunch environmentalism. Patagonia's green agenda, he said, helps attract and keep quality employees and makes people proud to work for the company. "So many institutions in our society have broken down," Sweeney said. "People need to belong to something." Patagonia's ambitious recycling effort symbolizes the outlook of many of the company's 425 local employees.
BUSINESS
September 21, 1999 | From Bloomberg News
David Coulter, who quit as president of BankAmerica Corp. a year ago after the largest U.S. bank posted a surprise loss, was hired by the Beacon Group to run the private equity and merger firm's West Coast business. Coulter, 52, will work in Los Angeles for New York-based Beacon, according to a Sept. 17 memo to investors in the firm's funds. The Beacon Group is focusing on developing relationships with the chief executives of mid-sized companies, the memo said.
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April 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
Being nice is just good business at sportswear maker Patagonia, where keeping workers happy is so important that an occasional "surf break" can replace the traditional coffee break. The brainchild of business rebel Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia broke ground in the 1970s by thumbing its nose at fashion standards with an emphasis on function over style, as well as by nurturing employee contentment. Patagonia is part of a national trend that finds many companies beefing up benefits to recruit and retain employees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1990 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forty Ventura County business leaders took a step Monday toward jointly assisting with day care for the children of employees. Participants in a symposium sponsored by the city of Ventura and several companies said day care is much sought and is in short supply. Sixty-five businesses were represented at the meeting at the Ventura Holiday Inn. After speeches and discussions, about 40 signed up for a planning session in three weeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1990 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rep. Robert J. Lagomarsino paid homage Thursday to an innovative child-care center in Ventura that has inspired a small part of the nation's developing child-care policy. But the Ventura Republican also took the occasion to say that he may eventually vote against a child-care bill he helped write because of its overall cost.
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