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2016 Future Forum Dinner – Recap


On November 3, 2016, Christine Peterson, Co-Founder of The Foresight Institute in Palo Alto, treated an audience of 200 economic and industry stakeholders to a peek at the technologies of nanotechnology, biotech and artificial intelligence that are already driving innovations in healthcare, national security, energy, sustainability and a host of other areas. Describing risks as […]


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Growing Possibilities 2016 AG Forum Recap


EconAlliance “Growing Possibilities” Ag Forum: February, 2016 The EconAlliance “Growing Possibilities” Ag Forum held Friday, February 5, 2016 at the Santa Maria Fairpark, was a “Forum to Celebrate and Support Regional Agriculture”. Co-sponsored by Allan Hancock College, PG&E, Farm Credit West, Aera Energy and CoastHills Credit Union, the event team was led by co-chairs George Adam, Innovative […]


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Cyclical Oil Prices and the Future of Northern SB County


Wednesday, May 27, 2015/11:30a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Lunch included) Santa Ynez Valley Marriott, Buellton PROGRAM: 11:30 a.m. Welcome/VIP and Sponsor Recognition Mike Kirkwood, Board President, EconAlliance    Overview of EconAlliance Initiatives Victoria Conner, Initiatives Director, EconAlliance   Overview of EconAlliance Oil/Gas Initiative Nathan Eady, Oil/Gas Team Lead, EconAlliance   11:45 a.m. Luncheon Served   12:15 p.m. California Oil: […]


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Santa Barbara County Onshore Oil Luncheon Presenters & Panelists


Featured Presenters Rock Zierman serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the California Independent Petroleum Association – CIPA. He has been with CIPA since 2003, with previous positions as Director of Public Affairs and as the Executive Director of the California Natural Gas Products Association, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CIPA. As CEO for CIPA, Rock […]


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Workforce Development and Literacy Initiative (WALI) Semi-Annual Update


  Lunch Program   “It’s All About That…Brain!” (Not Bass or Treble!) Importance of Brain Development in Early Childhood Ben Romo, Executive Director First 5 Santa Barbara County “What Is Workforce Readiness and How Do We Get More of It In North County?” WALI Overview & Goals WALI Advisory Group Update <Luncheon/Program: $49 Tables: $350 […]


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Workforce & Literacy Initiative (WALI) Semi-Annual Forum


What is WALI? The Workforce and Literacy Initiative (WALI) is a regional collective impact effort to collaboratively articulate and achieve five distinct workforce and literacy goals to improve prosperity and quality of life in Northern Santa Barbara County. WALI was co-founded by the United Way NSBC and EconAlliance, with Allan Hancock College and other founding […]


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Workforce and Literacy Initiative Seeks to Improve Communities


What is the best way to improve the economy in northern Santa Barbara County? The EconAlliance and the United Way think one of the key ways is to improve literacy and their Workforce and Literacy Initiative (WALI) is working to do that. The initiative brings together representatives of education, business and social services to educate […]


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Compete Overseas and Expand Your Business — Free Small Business Guide


Did you know that the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) can help grow your business? As America’s export credit agency, Ex-Im Bank offers products and services that can help you extend the best terms to foreign buyers so you can compete and win business overseas. The Small Business Product Guide provided by […]


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EconAlliance to Vote No on Measure P.


The EconAlliance of Northern Santa Barbara county officially opposes Measure P and considers the proposed legislation a real and legitimate threat to our local economic environment. Measure P Shuts Down Nearly All Existing Oil and Gas Production Safe and productive onshore oil and gas operations have been an important part of Santa Barbara County’s economy […]


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