To coincide with this week’s Workin’ It issue about the state of the job market in Santa Barbara, the weekly Downtown Business Spotlight — a virtual interview series collaboration between the Independent and the Downtown Santa Barbara organization — is showcasing three unique leaders on Thursday: Pam Tanase from Workzones, Kevin Davis from Amazon’s Santa Barbara office, and Brandi Rivera, the publisher of this newspaper. In a casual conversation moderated by our own senior editor Matt Kettmann, the trio will discuss ongoing challenges, advantages, and issues faced by Santa Barbara businesses today. Register for the 3 p.m. session on Thursday, June 24, by visiting


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