Montecito Bank & Trust Hosting Business Event on February 16, 2011

Montecito Bank & Trust will be hosting a special business event, Revive and Thrive: Business Strategies for Success in 2011, on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort. Jane Applegate, one of America’s most respected small business management advisors, will be the keynote speaker. Applegate, an award-winning former syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times and author of four books on small business success, will share practical, proven strategies on business management, money and marketing.

“Southern California small business owners are among the most resilient in the country,” said Applegate. “I’m looking forward to sharing and exchanging ideas with local entrepreneurs who have survived the Great Recession and are looking forward to better times in 2011.”

Janet A. Garufis, president and CEO said, “Montecito Bank & Trust is adding several new ways to support the growth and success of businesses in our communities. In addition to bringing Jane Applegate to Santa Barbara on February 16th, we are featuring her monthly business column on our new Business Resource Center. You can log on to our website at to read some practical advice from Jane Applegate. We understand how vital the success of local businesses is to our economy and we are proud to be partnering with a nationally recognized expert like Jane. We are interested to hear what local business owners are thinking about and see this event as a great forum for discussion.”

The event begins and concludes with a networking reception and includes a reserved copy of Applegate’s upcoming new book, 201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business. Registration is open to all interested businesses with a discount for Montecito Bank & Trust customers. Information and online registration to reserve your seat can be found on

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