If you or someone you know would like more information about these programs, sign up for one of the free 1-hour orientations. Hurry – the last orientation for Fall courses will be held next Wednesday, August 31st.
This summer a dedicated group of women braved the intense 6-week curriculum of WEV’s Business Plan Intensive (BPI) course. Their business ideas include soap making classes & workshops, a frozen yogurt shop, and fruit juice and smoothie bar.
The fourthBPI graduate is licensed audiologist Donna Gilmartin, M.S., owner of Santa Barbara Hearing Care, Inc. During the month of August, Donna will be offering free hearing tests and free hearing aid consultations as part of the Hearing Aids Santa Barbara community outreach program. Visitwww.sbhearingcare.comfor more information.
If you could also benefit from BPI’s accelerated coursework, individualized attention, and supportive peers, attend an orientationtoday! BPI begins Sept. 24th in Ventura and Oct. 3rd in Santa Barbara.
WEV in Santa Paula
Check out one of these two events in Santa Paula:
Orientation Fillmore! Piru! Santa Paula! East Ventura – WEV has come to you! There’s no better way to learn about our programs than by attending a free orientation. Forward this to a friend who lives in the area. Click here to sign up for the orientation in Santa Paula tonight from 6-7pm.
“WEV Connects” Plan to attend this event at the Best of VC Marketplace, (owner, Talia Wunder) on Thursday, Sept. 29th from 6:30-8:00 pm. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to see some of Ventura County’s “hidden” treasures and network with other local business owners.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by thethe Gourmet Food Truck and Bocce Ball Festival at Limoneira Ranch last Sunday. WEV Program Coordinator Llewellyn Somers and WEV clients Talia Wunder and Jennifer Lara staffed a booth atthe festival. We hope to see you at the next orientation or networking event!
New SET Instructors
WEV is proud to announce the addition of three new instructors to our Self Employment Training (SET) teaching team. Please welcome, Gloria Miele, Julie Samson, and Masen Yaffee! Read more about each instructor here.
New Artwork on Display at WEV Offices
Two talented local artistsare featured at WEV’s Santa Barbara and Ventura offices now through November:Santa Barbara – Greg Marquez: Greg’s work features the beauty and drama of California’s Central Coast. His company, Pacific Photo Images provides a variety of services to the local community. Read more.
SET graduate, Lisa Gaede, has brought the “blow dry bar” concept to Santa Barbara. Shine is open in Montecito with a second location coming soon! Read more.
Want to Work with WEV?
We are currently recruiting a Program Coordinator for our ground-breaking Thrive in Five Program. This part-time position will be based out of our Ventura office. Click here for more info. WEV is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Local Bank Hosts Business Events Series
Montecito Bank & Trust is offering a series of Business to Business (B2B) events to help you grow your business. Beginning in late September, the series and will cover a wide range of topics, from the surviving the current economy to effectively using social media. More info.
Double Your Qualified Leads in the Next 3 to 5 Months…for FREE!
The Word Chef Test Kitchen seeks participants for an online marketing study. More info.
ZFolio Gallery, owned by Zdena Jiroutova is celebrating their 5th anniversarywith award-winning jewelry designers at two events in September. Click here for more information. Congratulations, Zdena!
New Santa Barbara Business Combines Food and Travel
WEV graduates, Eve Sommer-Belin and Caroline Connor recently launched their business, Craving Adventures, in Santa Barbara. Craving Adventures combines local food and activities into a unique adventure. Congratulations Eve and Caroline!