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Dubroff: The seven layers of e-commerce hell

By   /  Tuesday, March 30th, 2021  /  Columns, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: The seven layers of e-commerce hell

Henry Dubroff

1. Supplier stiletto: The descent begins with an innocuous email from a supplier indicating your account has been sold and a new vendor will require a switch of e-commerce processing. Before you finish your polite reply, your blood begins to drip on to the floor.  2. Authorize auto-da-fe: You set up a new account with the Read More →

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Opinion: Don’t throw away Ventura County taxpayer dollars at Toland Road Landfill

By   /  Friday, March 26th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Don’t throw away Ventura County taxpayer dollars at Toland Road Landfill

By David GrauVentura County Taxpayers Association The Ventura Regional Sanitation District is an enterprise public agency that provides landfill services for solid waste, water and wastewater services within Ventura County. Operating revenue is generated by various contracts with public agencies. VRSD is governed by a board of directors that include city council members from Camarillo, Read More →

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Opinion: Starting SLO on the road to recovery

By   /  Friday, March 26th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Starting SLO on the road to recovery

By Dawn Ortiz-Legg In late November of 2020, I was honored to be appointed as the 3rd District Supervisor for the county of San Luis Obispo by Gov. Gavin Newsom. As I have called this district home for more than two decades, my constituents’ concerns are my number one priority. From the onset of taking Read More →

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Opinion: Supporting women entrepreneurs in a time of crisis

By   /  Friday, March 19th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Supporting women entrepreneurs in a time of crisis

By Dawn Golik and Ben Raju Each March, during National Women’s History Month, as we honor the contributions of women, the U.S. Small Business Administration recognizes the importance of female entrepreneurs. There are more than 1.1 million women-owned businesses with employees in the United States, employing 9.4 million workers. Female entrepreneurs are an economic powerhouse Read More →

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Opinion: Trust makes the adviser-client relationship

By   /  Monday, March 15th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Trust makes the adviser-client relationship

By Chia-Li Chien A warm, empathetic connection based on trust is a singularly important aspect of the financial counseling client-adviser relationship. Many people were taught not to talk about money. This makes it difficult to help clients, particularly those who experience guilt around spending or insufficient savings. The verbal and nonverbal language the adviser uses Read More →

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Opinion: Diverse hiring takes real work

By   /  Friday, March 5th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Diverse hiring takes real work

By Clare Briglio I started my career in human resources and eventually found myself working as a corporate recruiter. As a young and albeit naïve professional, focusing on diversity in the recruiting process was not in my immediate field of vision because, at the time, the topic of “inclusion and diversity” was not necessarily at Read More →

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Opinion: Strength comes from our connections with others

By   /  Friday, March 5th, 2021  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Strength comes from our connections with others

By Rabbi Ron Li-Paz I was recently invited by the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to speak to our service members, past and present, and the organizations that support and serve them. The timing of the address was intentional. In the year just concluded seventeen veterans tragically committed suicide each Read More →

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