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April 25th At Fess Parker

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Sloane Reali

The Power of Voice – what we say…and what we don’t Sloane Reali – Vocal Coach, Public Speaker, Musician -  holds a Masters Degree in Education from UCSB and a California Teaching Credential, Sloane Reali specializes in teaching beginning and …

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Dr. Minette Riordan

Dr. Minette Riordan is an award-winning entrepreneur, author and coach with over 15 years experience in the fields of media, marketing and sales. She earned her doctorate from Stanford University in 1995 and quickly discovered that she loved being an …

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Gary Kravetz

Gary Kravetz is the former CEO of NCC Executive search and Santa Barbara Staffing; a recruiting company with offices in Santa Barbara, Westlake & Ventura. Santa Barbara Staffing was the top staffing company in Santa Barbara. They filled over 1,000 …

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Shelby Sim

Shelby is local to our area and has worked with several local companies. Namely, Maps.com, Select Staffing, and most recently the Goleta Valley Chamber as Director of Business Development. He is a founding board member of Contacts N Coffee, a …

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Patty DeDominic

“Leadership, Stewardship & Impact” Executive Coach for high achievers, Professionals in Medicine and Business, Not for Profits and Entrepreneurial Founders and Boards of Directors. Expertise in Entrepreneurial & Executive Education, recruitment, career management, organizational development with emphasis on succession planning. …

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Nick Cavarra

“Effective Social Media: The Five Top Channels” Founder Social Punch Marketing | Social Media & Marketing Trainer | Public Speaker | Constant Contact Local Area Expert Over 25 years experience in the marketing and entertainment industries. Nick has worked on …

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Ellen Reid View Detail

Ellen Reid

“How To Be An Expert in Independent Publishing” Ellen Reid has guided countless authors to success. With an eclectic background in the film industry, advertising and self-publishing, she brings a uniquely broad view to the task of assisting authors in …

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Ernie Halter

“What is crowd funding and why is it important in today’s marketplace?” Successful independent songwriter/producer Ernie Halter has released 4 albums, toured 50 states, and seen his popularity swell to more than 500,000 Twitter followers, 12,000 YouTube subscribers, and over …

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Taylor Reaume

“How To Rank Your Web Site By Helping Others First” Taylor will explain how to rank your web site on Google by helping others first.  ”When you help enough people along their own path, they feel compelled to help you …

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Robin Eschler View Detail

Robin Eschler

“Funding Options For Small Business” Robin Eschler is a marketing veteran in technology, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship, including B2C and B2B. She worked in Silicon Valley with high tech “luminaries” including the “Grandfather of the LED technology,” Roland Haitz, at …

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Melissa V. Moreno, J.D.

“Start-Up Funding 101” Melissa Visconti Moreno, J.D., is an entrepreneur, educator, author, consultant and CEO.  She is the founding Executive Director of the Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Santa Barbara City College in California (The #1 Community College in the nation according …

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Devon Johnson

“Loan Fund Manager – Small Business Loan Fund” Devon Johnson joined WEV in September 2009 and has over fourteen years of experience in the financial industry, specializing in small business lending, marketing, and operations management. She holds a bachelor’s degree …

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Calla Gold

“Using Online Networking to Increase Your Off-line Networking Results” Calla Gold is the founder of SMART, Social Media Action Relationship Team, a local online networking group that meets monthly at the University Club of Santa Barbara. Since 2010.  Calla Gold …

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The Networking Event of the Year for Entrepreneurs and Corporate Decision Makers

2015 Santa Barbara Business Expo

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The 3rd Annual 2015 Santa Barbara Business Expo!

“The Networking Event of the Year for Entrepreneurs and Corporate Decision Makers”

The 3rd Annual Santa Barbara Business Expo (SBBE) will be on SATURDAY, APRIL 25th, 2015, 8:00AM to 2:00PM at the Fess Parker’s  Doubletree Resort and Hotel, located at 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA. Two times the number of the 2014 Expo are expected for the 2015 Event.  Most attendees will be local Business Owners, Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs seeking to increase their Visibility and Profitability.

2013 11 04 214019 SBBE OverviewThe 2013 Expo brought in more than 175 attendees and tripled on the 2014 Expo with more than 500 attendees, the majority being local business owners. The overall impression expressed by attendees was the high level of professionalism, the warmth and attentiveness they received from the Exhibitors, and how much they learned from the Speakers.

The Santa Barbara Business Expo (SBBE) is an Interactive Business Convention designed to provide business owners, entrepreneurs, students, and consumers the tools and resources to Connect, Learn, and Network.

The Santa Barbara Business Expo has been carefully designed to facilitate this dynamic activity with a careful selection of Speakers and Exhibitors as well as the overall Expo layout and program.  The Expo is a Business-to-Business (B2B) event, as well as one that enables the community to become aware of the resources available to them.

As a Local Business, you have the valuable opportunity to share a familiar face with the local community.  To continue building business relationships throughout the year, you will also have the opportunity to include your business in the online Business Directory located at www.WCBN.net, as well as become active with the local business network: The Women’s Community Business Network (WCBN).   The WCBN meets on a monthly basis, sponsors workshops and special events during the year, and provides affordable videography via WCBN Media Services.

The Santa Barbara Business Expo was founded and is directed by Gino and Sandy Goe, local business owners and entrepreneurs, who have a vision and mission to bring thebusiness community together by encouraging collaboration, improving profitability, and encouraging social responsibility by giving back to the community.  The Executive Planning Team consists of local business owners and professionals who share in the vision and desire to serve.

Born from the need to build successful and lifelong relationships within our community, the Santa Barbara Business Expo brings business owners together to discover opportunities for collaboration and growth. There is no better time to build your business, showcase your products and services, learn from other business owners and network with Santa Barbara business leaders.

All types of businesses are welcome. Both men and women entrepreneurs and large and small businesses will benefit from the careful selection of dynamic speakers, the programs and the overall Expo floor complete with tables for successful networking with like-minded business owners.


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SBBE Sponsor - Santa Barbara Business networking community event

SBBE Sponsor - Santa Barbara Business networking community event

SBBE Sponsor - Santa Barbara Business networking community event

SBBE Sponsor - Santa Barbara Business networking community event

SBBE Sponsor - Santa Barbara Business networking community event

SBBE Sponsor - Santa Barbara Business networking community event

SBBE Sponsor - Santa Barbara Business networking community event

SBBE Sponsor - Santa Barbara Business networking community event

SBBE Sponsor - Santa Barbara Business networking community event

SBBE Sponsor - Santa Barbara Business networking community event

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Resources For Parents


Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) helps Santa Barbara and Ventura County residents start and grow small businesses through training, loans and consulting. WEV’s mission is to create an equitable and just society through the economic empowerment of women. Tel: (805) 965-6073

Captioned Telephone or CapTel, works like any other telephone with one important addition: It displays every word the caller says throughout the conversation. CapTel phone users can listen to the caller, and can also read the written captions in the CapTel’s bright display window. Call 800-233-9130 or Email CapTel@CapTel.com

Hi, I’m Dr. Minette Riordan, and I work as a coach at the intersection where life meets business. I am here to tell you that there is a better and easier way to make the money you deserve, to work smarter not harder — gain control over your life and find the ideal balance between work and family. Tel: 469-585-3615

Baratto, Sullivan & Co. Insurance is a locally owned independent insurance agency since 1977. We offer insurances for Auto, Home, Business and Health/Life. You can reach us through Tel: 805-682-8554 or Email info@barattosullivan.com

Pumpflix – We are a local Central Coast gas pump advertising company created to help you reach a large diverse audience at one of the lowest media costs anywhere. We know that in today’s challenging economic environment, driving customers to your business can be a challenge. Call Us 805-965-8385

Search Engine Pros – Taylor leads a team of marketing professionals in Santa Barbara and is a local leader in the community of Santa Barbara for Web Design and Web Marketing Strategy. Tel: (800) 605-4988 or Email sales@thesearchenginepros.com

Constant Contact®, Inc. helps small businesses, associations, and nonprofits connect and engage with their next great customer, client, or member. Launched in 1998, Constant Contact has long championed the needs of small organizations, providing them with an easy and affordable way to create and build successful, lasting customer relationships. Call Us (866) 876-8464

Score Santa Barbara helps small business in every stage of development. Potential Entrepreneurs, Start-Ups, and Smaller Firms. In other words, SCORE Counseling is for you, whether you are starting out or already up and running and wanting to grow. Email info@sbscore.org

DeVry University – On Campus & Online Degree Programs. Take the first step towards career success. Earn a Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in one of 40+ growing fields. Contact Us 866-338-7955

Maui Mastermind is a community of successful entrepreneurs helping business owners take their businesses to the next level. Phone: 1-866-214-6619 or Email memberservices@mauimastermind.com

Adams Printing & Graphics has over 20 years of experience serving Santa Barbara with their printing and graphic needs. Services include Color Printing, Black & White Printing, Copying, Binding, Large / Oversize Prints and In-house high quality processing. Call Us 805.886.8654 or Email shawn@gotoadamsprinting.com

Isabella Gourmet Foods is downtown Santa Barbara’s only boutique artisan grocery, serving its patrons the most unique artisan foods the area has to offer. Isabella Gourmet Foods also offers custom gift baskets and picnic baskets for a variety of occasions, including corporate events, concert meals, hostess gifts and more. Contact (805) 585-5257

Hope Refuge’s vision is to provide safe restorative homes for girls who are victims of the sex traffic trade in America, offering a residential program to address the hurt and trauma of sexual exploitation, focusing on empowering them toward their dreams and destinies. TRAFFICKING HOTLINE: 1-888-373-7888

The WCBN Network Serves to empower business women for their success professionally and personally by providing tools, resources, and opportunities to Connect, Learn, and Network: Keys to improve the Visibility and Profitability of her business. WCBN also serves to grow Leaders, through leadership opportunities, network with other like-minded women, facilitating the development of leadership qualities and skills, and provides the encouragement and support that leaders need to lead effectively. Call Us at 805-452-3632 or Email sandy@wcbusinessnetwork.com

California SBDC Network – The Santa Barbara County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is part of the Ventura County EDC-SBDC, the Los Angeles Regional Network, and the national Small Business Administration (SBA). We provide individualized consulting and training to new and growing businesses. Call Us (805) 892-3643 or Email info@sbcountysbdc.org

Dowitcher Designs, Inc. 45+ years in the web, software and communications industries, with both solid educational foundations and practical, real-world experience. Our experience spans branding strategy, teaching, web and graphic design, programming, marketing, search engine optimization, social media, usability and more. We find solutions best suited for each client, and can use the latest technology to provide the best possible foundation for success. Connect with us at 805.681.1930 or Email info@dowitcherdesigns.com

TV Santa Barbara is the place for the community to come together to connect and create media. It is a nonprofit media center for content creators, providing access to media technology to tell stories, share ideas, and create television shows, independent films, and documentaries. TVSB operates two community media channels on cable: TVSB Voice and TVSB Culture. TVSB offers creative services for nonprofit organizations and our members to produce media to meet their needs, help build communities and increase dialogue on a variety of community issues and topics. Cal Us 805-571-1721 or Email info@tvsb.tv

ParentClick.com is an online publisher that provides a pulse on the local scene and a city guide for families in communities nationwide. ParentClick.com reaches parents of all socio-economic levels and offers a broad range of information that is useful to parents, grandparents, teachers and others working with children, 0-18 years. We are parents and we understand how important it is to be able to find resources when you need them (playgroups, safe playgrounds, family-friendly restaurants, camps). The site content has been developed by a team of parents who care about their community. While we attempt to scour our community for information, we know there is always more. Share tips on your favorite hot spots to play with your children, the child-friendly businesses you frequent and other resources you cannot live without.

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Sandy Goe
805-452-3632 (Pacific Time Zone)

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Sandy Goe
805-452-3632 (Pacific Time Zone)

From the North: Take 101 southbound to Santa Barbara.
- Take the Garden Street exit and make a right onto Garden Street, which will end at the waterfront (approximately 3 blocks).
- At the waterfront, turn left onto Cabrillo Blvd. Follow Cabrillo appx. ¼ mile.
- At Calle Puerto Vallarta, turn left at the light and then again left into the Doubletree parking lot.
- Come in the driveway, and head left, following the signs to the hotel lobby.

From the South: Take 101 North to Santa Barbara.
- Exit the freeway at exit 94C Cabrillo exit (this is a left side exit ramp).
- At the bottom of the off- ramp, turn left onto Cabrillo Boulevard.
- Follow Cabrillo about 1 ¾ miles.
- Turn right onto Calle Puerto Vallarta.
- The hotel entrance is the first driveway on the left.
- Come in the driveway, and head left, following the signs to the hotel lobby.

The Fess Parker Santa Barbara – A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, California, 93103, USA
TEL: 1-805-564-4333

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