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Santa Barbara Cookie Company – Siobhan Holden, Founder

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Siobhan Holden is a student at Santa Barbara High School and Founder of the Santa Barbara Cookie Company. She brought cookies to her class one day, and everyone fell in love with them. Sometimes that’s all it takes to get that entrepreneurial energy flowing. It turns out that high school kids don’t have enough money to afford organic, handmade cookies, …

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Creating Creative Communities – Robin Elander, Summer Solstice Celebration

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Robin Elander is the Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration. Recently she sat down with Mark and Patrick to talk about the upcoming 3-day festival and the workshop that runs for two months leading up to the big weekend. This year’s celebration is June 22-24 in downtown Santa Barbara, ending up at Alameda Park for a well-attended parade after-party. We talked with Robin about the challenges of running such a creative endeavor and what it was like behind the scenes.