Downtown Business Spotlight

Upcoming:

5/13: Ocean Adventures

Join Robin Elander in conversation with Skip Abed (Santa Barbara Sailing Center), Greg Gorga (Santa Barbara Maritime Museum), and Maddy Fossatti (Land and Sea Tours) in this week’s Downtown Business Spotlight.

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Past:

5/6: Biking Downtown

Join Nick Welsh in conversation with Jesse Rosenberg (Santa Barbara BCycle), Scott LaMoine (Electric Bikes of Santa Barbara), and Kent Epperson (SBCAG Traffic Solutions) in this week’s Downtown Business Spotlight.

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4/29: Summer Camps

Join Robin Elander in conversation with Robin Gose (MOXI), Annabel Padilla (Girls Inc.), Adam Porte (Parks & Rec) in this week’s Downtown Business Spotlight.

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4/22: Earth Day Celebration

Join Robin Elander in conversation with Sigrid Wright (Community Environmental Council), Hillary Hauser (Heal the Ocean), and Deborah Schwartz (Santa Barbara Beautiful) in this week’s Downtown Business Spotlight.

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4/15: Coffee Shops

Join Robin Elander in conversation with Todd Stewart & Felix Felix (Dune Coffee Roasters), and Marek Nold (Hustle & Grind Coffee Company) in this week’s Downtown Business Spotlight.

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4/8: Food & Drink: Asian Cuisine

Join Matt Kettmann in conversation with Peter Lee & Felicia Medina (Secret Bao), and Jerry Lee (Empty Bowl) in this week’s Downtown Business Spotlight.

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4/1: Art Galleries: Fine Art for All

Join Charles Donelan in conversation with Nathan Vonk (Sullivan Goss), Jan Ziegler (10 West), and Thomas Reynolds (Thomas Reynolds Gallery) in this week’s Downtown Business Spotlight.

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3/25: Back to the Screen and Stage

Join Charles Donelan in conversation with David Corwin (Metropolitan Theatres), Benjamin Goedert & Shannon Kelley (Santa Barbara International Film Festival), and Kathryn Martin (Santa Barbara Symphony) in this week’s Downtown Business Spotlight.

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3/18: Animals: Friendly Pets & Wild Paws

Join Tyler Hayden in conversation with Catalina Esteves (Cat Therapy), Isabelle Gullo & Christopher Harris (CARE4PAWS), and Rich Block (Santa Barbara Zoo) in this week’s Downtown Business Spotlight.

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3/11: Taking a Bite Out of Burger Week

Join Matt Kettmann in conversation with Clay Adams (Natural Cafe), Bob Stout (Little Kitchen), and Jay Ferro (Kyle’s Kitchen) in this week’s Downtown Business Spotlight.

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3/4: Theatre District Dining

Join Matt Kettmann in conversation with Renaud Gonthier (Renaud’s Patisserie) and Richard Yates (Opal) in this week’s Downtown Business Spotlight.

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2/25: Return of Experiential Travel

Join Matt Kettmann in conversation with David De L’Arbre (SB Travel Bureau), Michael Cohen (SB Adventure Company), and Kathy Janega-Dykes (Visit Santa Barbara) in this week’s Downtown Business Spotlight.

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2/18: The Status of Sipping

Join Matt Kettmann in conversation with John Nasser (Night Lizard Brewing Company), Aron Ashland (The Cruisery / Wine Therapy), and Katie Grassini (Grassini Family Vineyards) in this week’s Downtown Business Spotlight.

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2/11: Downtown Neighborhoods

Join Robin Elander in conversation with Albert DiPadova (Sevilla Square, Riviera Towel Company), Hugh Margerum (Presidio Neighborhood), and Mary Lynn Harms-Romo (Paseo Nuevo) in this week’s Downtown Business Spotlight.

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2/4: Money Matters

Join Robin Elander in conversation with Janet Garufis (Montecito Bank & Trust), Nicki Parr (WEV), Clare Briglio (ED Collaborative), and Miguel Avila (Santa Barbara Hispanic Chamber of Commerce) in this week’s Downtown Business Spotlight.

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1/28: Cuisines from Many Cultures

Join Matt Kettmann in conversation with Ninder Josan (Apna), Charlotte Andersen (Andersen’s Danish Bakery & Restaurant), Daniel Yoshimi & Jennifer Yannella (Brasil Arts Café) as they discuss their different restaurants.

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1/21: Heads in Beds

Join Matt Kettmann in conversation with Chris Cline (Canary Hotel), Warren Nocon (Hotel Californian), and Paul Bullock (The Eagle Inn) as they discuss the downtown hotel scene.

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1/14: Food & Drink: Side Street Stars

Join Matt Kettmann in conversation with Ruben Perez (Black Sheep), Mitchell Sjerven (Bouchon), and Tony Arroyo (Los Arroyos) as they discuss their restaurants off State Street.

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1/7: New Year’s Resolutions: Taking Care of Mind, Body, and Soul

Join Robin Elander in conversation with Adrienne Smith (Power of Your Om), and Mikki Reilly (Fitness Transform) as they discuss taking care of your mind, body, and soul.

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12/17: Home Goods: Getting Cozy at Home

Join Robin Elander in conversation with Jorja La Barre (Celadon House), and John & Sherine Leenhouwers (Prop and Décor & Tent Merchant) as they discuss getting cozy at home.

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12/10: Shopping Local for the Holidays

Join Robin Elander in conversation with Nancy Burgner & Peter Gaum (Lovebird), Beau Lawrence (Ace Rivington), and Nicki Horne (Peanuts Maternity) as they discuss shopping local for the holidays.

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12/3: Future of Live Music

Join Charles Donelan in conversation with Gail Hansen (SoHo Restaurant & Music Club), Rick Boller (Santa Barbara Bowl) and David Asbell (Lobero Theatre) as they discuss the future of live music.

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11/19: Design Insight from the Past and Present

Listen to Bob Stout in conversation with Lynne Tahmisian (La Arcada) and Dawn Sherry (Sherry & Associates Architects) as they discuss design insights from the past and present.

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11/12: New Ideas in Old Town

Join Tyler Hayden in conversation with Jason Harris (City of Santa Barbara) and Barrett Reed (Miramar Group).

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11/05: Food & Drink: Dinner & Dessert

Join Matt Kettmann in conversation with David Lee (Creamistry) and Nuri Monahan (Intermezzo / Wine Cask).

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10/29: How Can Design Help State Street?

Join Tyler Hayden in conversation with Brian Cearnal (Cearnal Collective) and Rob Dayton (City of Santa Barbara) as they discuss how design may be able to help State Street.

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10/22: Food & Drink: Beer & Wine DTC

Join Matt Kettmann in conversation with Shaun Smith (Institution Ale) and Doug Margerum (Margerum Wine Company).

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10/15: Art & Artists

Join Charles Donelan in conversation with Larry Feinberg (Santa Barbara Museum of Art) and Jonathan Fox of (Ensemble Theatre Company).

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10/08: Food & Drink: Multiple Concepts

Join Matt Kettmann in conversation with Marge Cafarelli (Santa Barbara Public Market) and Brendan Searls (Mizza / 1114 Crafthouse) as they chat about their multiple concepts.

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10/01: Retail Wisdom

Join Robin Elander in conversation with Ravi Chahal (7 Eleven), Ashley Hayes (Asher Market), and Anelise Nascente & Fernando Tessari (E-Bikery) as they chat about retail wisdom.

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9/24: Today’s Bar Scene

Hear Matt Kettmann in conversation with Drew Cuddy (Satellite SB) and Brandon Ristaino (The Good Lion) as they discuss today’s bar scene.

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9/17: Beauty Industry Pivot

Hear Robin Elander in conversation with Jorge Salgado (The Barbershop) and Fabian Hernandez (Sequel Salon) as they discuss their experiences of pivoting within the beauty industry.

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9/10: Opening During a Pandemic

Hear Matt Kettmann in conversation with Eva Umejido of Taquería Santa Barbara and Sven and Amanda Dybdahl of Viva Oliva as they discuss their experiences of opening a business during a pandemic.

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About Downtown Business Spotlight

Downtown Business Spotlight is a virtual interview series hosted by the Santa Barbara Independent and Downtown Santa Barbara, where we chat and get to know our Santa Barbara business owners.

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