805connect exists because of the strong alliance between its partners and the Community it serves. The public and private sector continue to support the efforts of 805connect as the project enters its second year. We want to welcome these new partners and introduce you to them.
Contact us to learn how you can increase your visibility and impact in the region by partnering with 805connect.
Tolman & Wiker, based in Ventura, is one of the largest insurance agencies in the region. They’ve been serving the community for 90 years and are one of the top 100 insurance brokerages in the United States.
“Partnering with 805connect was an easy decision for us. Through our relationship, we support a growing network of connected businesses in the 805 corridor that serve our communities’ businesses, their team members, and the members of our communities who benefit from the convenient access to quality resources and services through 805connect. It’s good for the community, good for customers, and therefore it’s good for our business!” Greg Van Ness, CEO
Citrix, based in Goleta, has been a supporter of community projects since their inception. They are now the sponsors of 805conversations and a partner in the 805connect project.
“We’re pleased to support the development of stronger business connections on the Central Coast. The work of the 805connect network to foster a thriving local business community is a great match with our company’s focus on enabling new ways for businesses and people to work better.” Nick Duggan, Citrix
BlueIsle Bookkeeping, based in Ventura and Santa Barbara, is one of the founding partners of 805connect and has been supporting the business community for years. Their attention to detail is deeply appreciated by their many clients, including introNetworks, creators of 805connect.
“I believe building connections strengthens small, local businesses. As we share experiences and resources, our community of entrepreneurs benefits from the shared knowledge of the group. The resources we rely on as business owners act as our own customizable database. As a small business owner, it is often difficult to find time build these connections, so I am grateful for tools such as 805connect to help.” Melissa Rogers, Founder, BlueIsle Bookkeeping
California State University, Channel Islands, located in Camarillo, is the newest of 805connect’s educational partners. Their business program is thriving and is developing relationships throughout the community to better serve the undergraduate students.
“This will provide our students with opportunities to interact with business community members to further explore career possibilities.” William Cordeiro, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, MVS School of Business & Economics.
The Santa Barbara Business Expo, produced by the Women’s Community Business Network, is being sponsored by 805connect as part of a partnership to support this interactive event in the Community. Thought leaders from a variety of local businesses will be offering classes. There will be networking opportunities, including the opportunity to meet with 805connect’s Ambassador, Mark Sylvester in person at the event. The event is Saturday, April 25th, in Santa Barbara.
805connect offers partners a variety of ways to be involved in the project. To learn more, look at our Partners page, then contact us.