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NAWBO installs new board

The Ventura County chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners installed its new board of directors at a July 14 virtual event. Over 45 guests attended the installation and celebration. Vikita Poindexter, president of NAWBO California, installed Kamie Abraham of Sagemark Consulting as the 2020-21 president, along with a board of directors representing a diverse group of local […]

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Discount on masks, sanitizer

BUSINESS PROFILE /// Max Guardian

Chelsea Martens and Leo Abuzaid, founders of The Max Guardian, a local company that produces premium face masks, have raised funds to provide and donate personal protective equipment for first responders. In addition, they are offering a sale with deals at 20% off using the following code: “acorn.” The Max Guardian has also recently launched new products to combat COVID-19: […]

Landlords find pleasant surprise in storage units



As the pandemic continues, experts say industrial properties remain the best performing class among landlords’ commercial real estate holdings. Industrial buildings owned by nationwide real investment trusts, or REITs—including structures used in manufacturing and storage— collected rents at a surprising 99% rate in July, up 2% from April, according to the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Nareit). Despite […]

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Keeping farmworkers safe from COVID-19



With the bulk of Ventura County’s new COVID cases coming out of the agricultural centers of the region—Oxnard, Santa Paula and Fillmore—those tied to the farmworker community say county officials are not doing enough to protect them. Meanwhile, public health and other county officials are touting their efforts to curb the spread of the virus among the area’s vast farmworker […]

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Who Was That Masked Person? Locals Produce Masks For Pandemic

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Chelsea Martens and Leo Abuzaid, founders of The Max Guardian, have been resilient on their quest to strengthen the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The couple has now donated over 2,000 masks, nearly four times as many since May. As the COVID-19 cases have continued to rise and as the school year closes in, Martens and Abuzaid have risen to […]

Credit union gives to food nonprofits

Logix Federal Credit Union recently concluded its Paying with a Purpose campaign, having raised $20,000 to benefit four nonprofits serving its branch communities with food services. From June 15 to 30, each time a member used their Logix Mastercard credit or debit card, the credit union made a donation of 2 cents to support one of four area nonprofits: Manna: […]

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