The 2014 edition of the International Women’s Festivals is set for March 7, 8 and 9 at Earl Warren Showgrounds, with the theme “Tech, Talk & Trade.”
The main mover behind the festival, which is in its seventh year, is Patty DeDominic, a Montecito-based entrepreneur and chief operating officer and catalyst for Maui Mastermind, a national business executive coaching organization.
Each year, the festival brings together a variety of women business leaders as well as local businesswomen.
Expo set up will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. followed by the VIP reception from 4 to 7 p.m.
The main expo and presentations are from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 8. A private event for VIP ticket holders will be from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at a Montecito estate. See http://womensfestivals.org/womens-festival-faqs/#sthash.hMNM336x.dpuf
Register at http://www.womensfestivals.org or contact Elysia Cook at the Women’s Festivals office at (805) 565-9967 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On March 7, film director Emmanuel Itier will be screening the documentary “Femme,” which features interviews with 100 top women around the world. The film celebrates women who are transforming and healing global society, featuring Sharon Stone, Yoko Ono, Jean Houston, Miriam Dexter and others. For more information on the film, click here.
Deborah Hutchison, founder and CEO of Gutsy Gals Inspire Me!, will screening her film “The Improbable Journey of Berta Benz,” based on and inspired by Mindy Bingham’s children’s book “Berta Benz and the Motorwagen.” Hutchison co-directed and co-produced the film, which won a variety of award titles including the Best in Fest – Animation Award at the L.A. Women’s International Film Festival 2013. For more information on the film, click here.
April 5 SB Business Expo Still Seeks Sponsors, Exhibitors
Sponsors and exhibitors are still being sought for the April 5 Santa Barbara Business Expo, which is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fess Parket’s DoubleTree Hotel & Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.
The second annual expo, put on by the women’s Community Business Network, is an interactive convention to help smaller business grow and gain exposure.
Some of the proceeds from the expo will benefit Hope Refuge, a nonprofit group developing a safe location in Santa Barbara County to care for victims of the international sex trade.
For sponsorships and exhibitor information, contact Sandy Goe at (805) 452-3632 or email@example.com
Rumblings at the Business Times
Talkingbiznews.com has reported the three-member writing team at Santa Barbara-based Pacific Coast Business Times is leaving after about five years of riding the sinking ship.
While two members of the team found better occupations, a third claims that while he doesn’t have a new job lined up, he plans to “train” the replacements, which are bound to be low-paid, recent college grad with little or no business writing experience.
Such is the state of business journalism in Santa Barbara: It’s only alleged business journal is a shell game with only about 2,000 subscribers in three counties with little advertising revenue, a limited website and a bunch of pseudo awards events to bring in dwindling revenue from ticket sales and congratulatory ads. Hmmm…