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Monthly Archives: August, 2016

Event Watsonville draws 130 to celebrate local business

WATSONVILLE—As helicopter blades whirred over the Watsonville Municipal Airport tarmac, locals tipped back craft brews and celebrated the entrepreneurial spirit of South County at Event Watsonville, a networking event Wednesday … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

West Marine launches new Santa Cruz test store

SANTA CRUZ—After four years at the helm of the nation’s largest boating goods supplier, West Marine’s chief executive officer stood at the entrance of a new water lifestyle test store … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fox Factory lifts guidance after better than expected Q2 sales

SCOTTS VALLEY—Executives at high-end shock maker Fox Factory celebrated a 5.3 percent second quarter revenue jump from a year ago and lifted their guidance for 2016. Net income for the … Continue reading

August 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Plantronics CEO announces retirement; fiscal Q1 numbers come out ahead

  SANTA CRUZ—After 21 years at the helm, Plantronics, Ken Kannappan announced Tuesday that he will step down Oct. 2 from his position as chief executive officer and president of … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

West Marine recoups from slow start to Q2, new SC store opens in August

WATSONVILLE—Although poor sailing weather had a negative impact on second quarter sales for West Marine, a national boating and water lifestyle company, executives said Thursday they were continuing to see … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · Leave a comment


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