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September 3, 1996
Los Robles Bank next week is expected to launch its Small Business Development Group, an informational and networking collective for small businesses in Ventura County and the Conejo Valley. The group is intended to serve as a peer support group for entrepreneurs and a way to help small business owners weave their way through the business loan process.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2000 | GINA PICCALO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a largely symbolic vote applauded by union leaders and grocery workers, county supervisors on Tuesday directed staff to study a proposal by Supervisor John K. Flynn to limit the sale of groceries at popular big-box discount stores such as Wal-Mart and Costco. The board voted 4 to 1 to direct Chief Administrator Harry Hufford and County Counsel Jim McBride to review the issue and report back with recommendations.
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BUSINESS
May 23, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County is flush with businesses, but its entrepreneurs, like their counterparts across the country, generally have difficulty creating marketing plans and projecting cash flow, said Steve Matthews, who organizes a monthly business forum based in Ventura. "I think the problems beginning businesses have here are not unlike those you would have in Minnesota, Massachusetts, anywhere," said Matthews, who helps plan local meetings for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum.
BUSINESS
October 13, 1998
Joseph Huggins, manager of the Gold Coast Small Business Development Center in Ventura, calls strategic planning one of the key elements to business success. Unfortunately, he says, it is also one of the elements lacking in the operation of most small businesses. Huggins will conduct a strategic planning seminar Nov. 6 to help local entrepreneurs chart a long-term course of operation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1993 | TINA DAUNT
Ventura County supervisors on Tuesday agreed that the county should consider easing rules that require small businesses to promote ride-sharing and other anti-pollution measures. Voting unanimously, the board agreed to seek further information on how the county could implement a program allowing businesses with between 50 and 99 employees to skip ride-sharing and instead contribute to a fund to get smog-spewing junk cars off the road.
BUSINESS
December 3, 1996 | BARBARA MURPHY
Principals of Delta Microwave have acquired a 13,140-square-foot industrial building in Oxnard and are relocating the company from Camarillo. A December occupancy is planned for the half-acre site at 1301 Vanguard Drive, where Delta will employ 22 people. Delta Microwave, a privately held company established in 1973, designs and manufactures microwave components for commercial business and the military. Daum Commercial Real Estate Services represented the sellers, the estate of James W.
BUSINESS
May 23, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lisa and Jason Lazar are ready to dive in. The husband-and-wife team plans to open a scuba shop this week at Oxnard's Channel Islands Harbor. They chose the location because of tentative plans to expand facilities at the harbor to include additional restaurants, an aquarium, marinas and other visitor attractions. Lisa Lazar said she's come up against naysayers who argue that this may not be the best time to plunge into a business, considering the state of the economy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2000 | GINA PICCALO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a largely symbolic vote applauded by union leaders and grocery workers, county supervisors on Tuesday directed staff to study a proposal by Supervisor John K. Flynn to limit the sale of groceries at popular big-box discount stores such as Wal-Mart and Costco. The board voted 4 to 1 to direct Chief Administrator Harry Hufford and County Counsel Jim McBride to review the issue and report back with recommendations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1996 | ERIC WAHLGREN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Since the Rev. Broderick A. Huggins came to St. Paul Baptist Church in 1990, his south Oxnard congregation has swelled from 300 to more than 1,200. But after nearly six years behind the pulpit, the 39-year-old pastor now wants the simple, A-framed sanctuary on South C Street to serve as something more than a spiritual hub.
NEWS
December 26, 1995 | DAVID R. BAKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fists on his hips, Bill Parker paced the small, crowded conference room. "Why are you doing this? Anybody?" he said. Arranged in rows before him, 44 local business people sat with pens and notebooks, students in their first class at the Ventura County Entrepreneur Academy. More than two months of classes stretched before them, and Parker, one of the instructors, was sizing up his charges. A babble of answers followed his question. Make more money. Whip the business into shape.
BUSINESS
December 10, 1996 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thanks to a quirk in the calendar, Thanksgiving came a week later this year than it did in 1995. That may have shortened the holiday shopping period, but it had good results for John Hagle, owner of the Hagle Tree Farm in Somis. "We are way ahead of schedule because the time frame is squished down," said Hagle, one of about a dozen pine tree growers in Ventura County who do the bulk of their sales the first couple of weeks after Thanksgiving.
BUSINESS
December 3, 1996 | BARBARA MURPHY
Principals of Delta Microwave have acquired a 13,140-square-foot industrial building in Oxnard and are relocating the company from Camarillo. A December occupancy is planned for the half-acre site at 1301 Vanguard Drive, where Delta will employ 22 people. Delta Microwave, a privately held company established in 1973, designs and manufactures microwave components for commercial business and the military. Daum Commercial Real Estate Services represented the sellers, the estate of James W.
BUSINESS
September 3, 1996
Los Robles Bank next week is expected to launch its Small Business Development Group, an informational and networking collective for small businesses in Ventura County and the Conejo Valley. The group is intended to serve as a peer support group for entrepreneurs and a way to help small business owners weave their way through the business loan process.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1996 | ERIC WAHLGREN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Since the Rev. Broderick A. Huggins came to St. Paul Baptist Church in 1990, his south Oxnard congregation has swelled from 300 to more than 1,200. But after nearly six years behind the pulpit, the 39-year-old pastor now wants the simple, A-framed sanctuary on South C Street to serve as something more than a spiritual hub.
NEWS
December 26, 1995 | DAVID R. BAKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fists on his hips, Bill Parker paced the small, crowded conference room. "Why are you doing this? Anybody?" he said. Arranged in rows before him, 44 local business people sat with pens and notebooks, students in their first class at the Ventura County Entrepreneur Academy. More than two months of classes stretched before them, and Parker, one of the instructors, was sizing up his charges. A babble of answers followed his question. Make more money. Whip the business into shape.
BUSINESS
May 23, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ventura County is flush with businesses, but its entrepreneurs, like their counterparts across the country, generally have difficulty creating marketing plans and projecting cash flow, said Steve Matthews, who organizes a monthly business forum based in Ventura. "I think the problems beginning businesses have here are not unlike those you would have in Minnesota, Massachusetts, anywhere," said Matthews, who helps plan local meetings for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum.
BUSINESS
October 13, 1998
Joseph Huggins, manager of the Gold Coast Small Business Development Center in Ventura, calls strategic planning one of the key elements to business success. Unfortunately, he says, it is also one of the elements lacking in the operation of most small businesses. Huggins will conduct a strategic planning seminar Nov. 6 to help local entrepreneurs chart a long-term course of operation.
BUSINESS
December 10, 1996 | LEO SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thanks to a quirk in the calendar, Thanksgiving came a week later this year than it did in 1995. That may have shortened the holiday shopping period, but it had good results for John Hagle, owner of the Hagle Tree Farm in Somis. "We are way ahead of schedule because the time frame is squished down," said Hagle, one of about a dozen pine tree growers in Ventura County who do the bulk of their sales the first couple of weeks after Thanksgiving.
BUSINESS
May 23, 1995 | LEO SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lisa and Jason Lazar are ready to dive in. The husband-and-wife team plans to open a scuba shop this week at Oxnard's Channel Islands Harbor. They chose the location because of tentative plans to expand facilities at the harbor to include additional restaurants, an aquarium, marinas and other visitor attractions. Lisa Lazar said she's come up against naysayers who argue that this may not be the best time to plunge into a business, considering the state of the economy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1993 | TINA DAUNT
Ventura County supervisors on Tuesday agreed that the county should consider easing rules that require small businesses to promote ride-sharing and other anti-pollution measures. Voting unanimously, the board agreed to seek further information on how the county could implement a program allowing businesses with between 50 and 99 employees to skip ride-sharing and instead contribute to a fund to get smog-spewing junk cars off the road.
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