Staff Report

The County of Santa Barbara is hosting a business assistance webinar with topics that include the banking and loan environment; support from the local chambers of commerce and organizations like Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV); and the countywide and regional effort for economic recovery.
WHEN: 11 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, April 29
The webinar is free but  please register at: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 
Confirmed Speakers Include:
  • Nancy Anderson, Assistant County Executive Officer, County of Santa Barbara
  • Roger Gilbert, AVP/Government Guaranteed Lending Manager, Montecito Bank & Trust
  • Melissa James, President, REACH 2030 (formerly known as the Hourglass Project)
  • Kathy Janega-Dykes, President & CEO, Visit Santa Barbara
  • Ray McDonald, Executive Director, Santa Barbara County Workforce Development Board
  • Kristen Miller, President & CEO, Goleta Chamber of Commerce
  • Glenn D. Morris, ACE, President & CEO, Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Kathy O’Dell, CEO, Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV)
  • Bruce Stenslie, President & CEO, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Please send questions in advance to
The Q&A and a video of the webinar will be posted at