From The Earth, Ventura County’s first adult-use dispensary, opened its doors to the public on the 4th of July. Operating multiple locations throughout California, From The Earth offers a large selection of products ranging from flowers, concentrates, tinctures, topicals, accessories, vape pens and edibles. Fully city and state licensed, the dispensary owner’s and employees pride themselves on the education of quality and practical application for a myriad of medicinal and recreational usages. With the understanding that shopping for cannabis can be an intimidating experience, From The Earth provides every customer with one-on-one attention from their sales associate. This one-on-one approach ensures every customer’s shopping experience is private, comfortable, educational, and of course, fun. Whether individuals are shopping for recreational or medical purposes, whether individuals are setting out on their 1st or 500th cannabis experience, when shopping at From The Earth, every experience is catered directly to meet each individual’s unique needs. Located at 2675 N. Ventura Road in Port Hueneme, the dispensary is open for business from 9 am to 9 pm daily.
MWS Wire Industries was founded in 1968 in Canoga Park, California, under the name Magnet Wire Supply Company as an independent distributor of film insulated copper wire (magnet wire), engineered alloy and plated wire for manufacturers of aerospace components, computer memory devices, sensors, specialized motors, transformers, solenoids and related electromagnetic components. In 1973 MWS purchased a building in Chatsworth where it began manufacturing custom engineered wires to complement the distribution operation and in 1979 the company name was changed to MWS Wire Industries. As the business thrived a new facility was built in Westlake Village where MWS has operated the past 37 years. In that time the product line expanded with the revival of a vintage insulation formulation for electric guitar pickup wire, micro-diameter insulated wire used in ‘smart catheters’ for minimally invasive surgical procedures and a variety of engineered products used in industrial, automotive and aeronautic devices. In 2014 MWS was acquired by Elektrisola, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of fine gauge copper magnet wire. Last year the company purchased a 5.7 acre lot in the McInnes Ranch Business Park in Oxnard and has developed plans for a 60,000 square foot manufacturing and warehouse building projected to open in 2019. With 49 employees having an average tenure of 21 years, MWS Wire Industries looks forward to many more years of growth and success as a member of the business community in Oxnard.
Additional information about MWS Wire Industries is available at www.mwswire.com
CSU Channel Islands Foundation and Rabobank present Chris Botti, Live in Concert! Join us for our annual President’s Dinner & Concert, a fundraiser to support the students at CSUCI. Saturday, October 13 at the Commemorative Air Force Museum in Camarillo. Tickets: VIP- $175; General Admission- $60 Don’t miss out, purchase your tickets today! All proceeds will support students, raising funds for critical needs and creating opportunities.
Purchase tickets at: GO.CSUCI.EDU/PC18
United Way of Ventura County’s 14th annual Spirit Awards Gala presented by Procter & Gamble will take place on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at The Padre Serra Center in Camarillo, from 6:00-8:30pm. An exclusive VIP Sponsor Reception will be held at 5:00pm, invitation only. Dinner will be served along with the award ceremony.
A Signature cocktail will be provided by Tito’s, Handmade Vodka. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is a proud supporter of United Way.
For the 2nd year, Procter & Gamble will be the Presenting Sponsor for the 2018 Spirit Awards Gala. United Way will be honoring Mr. William “Bill” Kearney with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Along with Mr. Kearney, Bank of America will be recognized with the Roy Pinkerton Award for Top Corporate Citizenship. United Way will also be honoring, Mr. Bob Brunner, a United Way Board Member with the Milton M. Teague Award for Outstanding Community Volunteerism, Ms. Maggie Tougas, CEM/Emergency Manager with California State University Channel Islands and chair of VOAD with the Douglas Shively Award for Outstanding Community Impact, and the Annenberg Foundation, with its President’s Award.
The Spirit Awards is an invaluable recognition of our top Ventura County community and corporate leaders. Without individuals and companies like these, United Way would not be able to sustain the work to advance the common good.
For sponsorship opportunities, ads, and/or tickets to the event, please call (805) 485-6288 ext. 229
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A newly released economic impact study reveals businesses and tenants at the Channel Islands Harbor in 2016 contributed $159 million in economic impact on the Ventura County economy and more than 900 jobs.
The report, presented at the Ventura County Board of Supervisors meeting on June 18, 2018, quantified the economic benefits generated by businesses at the Channel Islands Harbor including jobs, earnings, sales, and taxes. The study was conducted by the California Economic Forecast, a Santa Barbara-based research firm, and was commissioned by the Ventura County Harbor Department. The full study can be found here.
Highlights of the study include:
- In 2016, business activity at the Channel Islands Harbor had a direct economic impact of $74 million and a total economic impact of $159 million.
- The direct impact of Harbor businesses, which provide goods and services to residents and visitors, includes an employment base of 920 workers, who received an estimated $38 million in labor income.
- Since 2012, Channel Islands Harbor business activity has out-performed general overall business growth in Ventura County. The average annual rate of growth over the last four years for Harbor businesses is 6.3 percent.
- Two proposed projects in the Harbor, the construction of a Hyatt House and the redevelopment of Fisherman’s Wharf, would increase direct economic activity at the Harbor by more than 60 percent.
Ventura County Harbor Department Acting Director Suzy Watkins said the report was commissioned to provide a variety of stakeholders a comprehensive look at current and future business activity at the Harbor.
“This study reinforces the role of the Channel Islands Harbor as a regional economic driver,” Watkins said. “Our business owners and lessees deserve the credit, as they chose to locate their businesses here and have put in their time, money, and energy to make them a success. We look forward to supporting our current business owners and further improving the Harbor to ensure residents and visitors have increased coastal access and a second-to-none experience.”
As the first recreational harbor in Ventura County, Channel Islands Harbor has become one of the largest in California. It now includes over 300 acres of land and water, but the initial development included only a small portion of the current harbor area. Additional construction took place over the years, including the west channel of the harbor, along Harbor Boulevard and Peninsula Road. Development of the harbor has been largely accomplished through leases with private developers, who have constructed eight marinas (not including the three constructed by the County) comprising over 2200 boat slips, two hotels, two yacht club buildings, two boat yards, three shopping areas, restaurants, a Maritime Museum, over 100 condominiums and 485 apartments. In addition, public agencies have provided parks, restrooms, the public launch ramp and parking for the public. For more information on Channel Islands Harbor visit www.channelislandsharbor.org.