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  • About 125 Central Coast businesses take part in Santa Maria trade show

    June 21, 2012 10:52 PM

    It's billed as the largest trade show between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and it happened here on the Central Coast. About 125 local businesses, including KSBY, were at the Santa Maria Fairpark for the 27th Annual Business Trade Show. For many of the businesses, this was a... more »
  • Survey: Local business owners optimistic about future

    April 10, 2012 10:29 PM

    Some local business owners in Santa Maria are feeling rather optimistic about how business is going. This, according to a new survey, conducted by the Economic Development Commission. Although the results showed things are looking up, there are some areas that aren't doing so well. The survey showed... more »
  • Santa Maria business owners to take survey about local economy

    February 21, 2012 8:38 PM

    The Central Coast is showing some signs of economic growth. Large chains, like Chipotle and David's Bridal, will open their doors this spring in Santa Maria. The city's Economic Development Commission is taking a survey to see how local businesses are doing, and how they feel going into the... more »
  • Local leaders tour Galaxy Theatre in Atascadero

    February 4, 2011 9:45 PM

    What developers are calling one of the most state of the art theaters on the Central Coast is just a couple months away from its grand opening. The Galaxy Theatre will open in downtown Atascadero's Colony Square in March. Construction has been underway for about two years and is... more »
  • Third lane opens on Hwy 101 through Santa Barbara

    November 19, 2010 9:05 PM

    Caltrans is giving drivers another reason to celebrate this holiday season. It opened a third lane this morning on the southbound side of Highway 101 in Santa Barbara. The new lane runs from the on-ramp at Milpas Street to a half-mile past Cabrillo Boulevard. The third lane's a charm... more »
  • New scam targets small business owners

    June 18, 2010 6:55 PM

    The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department is warning small business owners of a fraud scheme that has been reported in other parts of California. According to the Stanislaus County Department of Environmental Resources, food facilities and other small businesses in northern California reported receiving phone calls from... more »
  • Green website leaves local business feeling scammed

    April 28, 2010 9:58 PM

    A networking website aimed at helping green businesses connect with each other and their customers has some local retailers seeing red. The website is . Telemarketers representing the site have been contacting local retailers and offering to add them to a green business directory. The directory starts with... more »
  • Students learn efficient business practices

    March 19, 2010 9:19 PM

    Getting more, by doing less. It's a business principal students are learning at Allan Hancock College. The school's machine technology program is teaming up with local businesses to teach students the principles of lean manufacturing. It's a process that stresses eliminating waste and improving efficiency. Students built paper airplanes,... more »
  • Organization helps women start their own business

    January 29, 2010 5:16 PM

    With unemployment numbers hovering around nine percent along the Central Coast, a local organization is trying to give women the tools they need to start their own business. Women's Economic Ventures, or WEV, is a 14 week, self employment training program. It teaches important aspects of financing, marketing, and managing... more »
  • Lompoc restaurant reportedly robbed at knife point

    November 17, 2009 9:10 AM

    A Lompoc man is arrested after officers say he robbed a local restaurant at knife point. Officers were called to a restaurant on the 700 blk. of N. H St. at about 10:45p.m. Monday. Witnesses say the suspect entered the building, pulled out a knife and demanded cash. He... more »

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