Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Business Briefs

Ventura Journal’s Guide for small businesses relief grants

For small businesses and restaurants within the Ventura County area, the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, Restaurant Revitalization Fund and the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant are now accepting new applications.California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program On April...

Fast-Food Chicken Chain Raising Cane’s Opens in Oxnard

A growing chain that specializes in chicken "fingers" (most people know chicken don't actually have fingers) has opened its first restaurant in Ventura County, at 2161 N. Rose Avenue in Oxnard. The new restaurant debuted on March 16, and...

San Ysidro Pharmacy Gets New Owner

The San Ysidro Pharmacy, a staple of Montecito's Upper Village since 1954, was recently sold to its bookkeeper. The new owner and many local residents were determined to keep the store independent and locally owned, and were able to...

Applications Open for $75 Million “We Are Small Business” Grants

The California Economic Development Corporation will begin accepting applications online for the $75 million We Are Small Business Grant program. The program, which will provide $2,500 grants to 30,000 small businesses, is designed to help small businesses get back...

Ban on Work Visas Interrupts Local Tech Industry

Leaders from the technical industry across the country have been critical of Donald Trump’s recent decision to ban work visas through the remainder of the year. Tech employers say they recruit employees with work visas for positions not filled...

Community Diner Lowers Price to $0

John and Ted Laurent, owners of Sunny City Diner, made a few updates to their menus earlier this month. Most notably, they’ve changed all the prices to $0. The Laurents say they know this year has posed significant burdens...

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Making magic at Ventura’s Bank of Italy Cocktail Trust

Misty Orman and Brandon Ristaino are putting the “Italy” back into their new bar, the Bank of Italy Cocktail Trust. The bar is located in the heart of downtown Ventura and first opened up its doors back in March....

Ventura Journal’s Guide for small businesses relief grants

For small businesses and restaurants within the Ventura County area, the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, Restaurant Revitalization Fund and the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant are now accepting new applications.California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program On April...

Timbre Books to host first Indie Bookstore Day

Timbre Books in midtown Ventura is hosting it’s very first Indie Bookstore Day this Saturday, April 24th. The retailer, which opened in October of last year, is celebrating the event with some limited-edition merchandise, free prints with each purchase,...