Opportunity

Santa Maria Business Expo returns, providing businesses an opportunity to showcase their products and services

SANTA MARIA, Calif. — The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce held its Business Expo Thursday at the Radisson Hotel.

The annual event allowed local businesses the opportunity to showcase their products and services to not only other businesses, but also the public as well.

“One of the real core tenants of a Chamber of Commerce is we’re a connector and a convener,” said Chamber President/CEO Glenn Morris. “We’re about bringing people together. It’s been a little difficult to do, you know, in the same ways over the last couple years. Today is one of those opportunities that were able to bring people back together and help reconnect and rebuild those relationships.”

For three hours, businesses were able to gain exposure, enforce branding, build their customer base, and network with other area business owners.

“It’s everything to a business owner,” said Donna Randolph, owner of Donna Randolph State Farm Insurance

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Virtual Minority Business Opportunity Conference with Mayor Daniel Rickenmann, Judi Gatson to be held Wednesday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – Do you have a minority or women-owned business and want to do business with the City of Columbia or private companies like AT&T?

Join Mayor Daniel Rickenmann, Councilwoman Tina Herbert and moderator Judi Gatson for the City of Columbia Office of Business Opportunities Minority Business Opportunity Conference, Opportunities Out of Crisis: Connections, Communications, and Capacity, Wednesday, February 23rd, 10 a.m. To 12:30 p.m. The virtual event is absolutely free and open to the public.

Keynote Speaker is Dr. Nika White, President and CEO of Nika White Consulting. Dr. Nika is a national authority and award-winning advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Other notable guests are Miss Christi Jordan, AT&T Senior Diversity Supplier Manager, Mrs. Dominique Milton, President and CEO of the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council, and local entrepreneur Lance Brown, CEO of Rhino Medical Supply.

You’ll learn the value that you bring as a minority

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Rubble brings opportunity, and risk, in war-scarred Gaza

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Palestinian workers use a backhoe to break and remove parts of the Al-Jawhara building, that was damaged in Israeli airstrikes during Israel’s war with Gaza’s Hamas rulers last May, in the central al-Rimal neighborhood of Gaza City, Nov. 16, 2021. The Gaza Strip has few jobs, little electricity and almost no natural resources. But after four bruising wars with Israel in just over a decade, it has lots of rubble. Local businesses are now finding ways to cash in on the chunks of smashed concrete, bricks and debris left behind by years of conflict. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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The Gaza Strip has few jobs, little electricity and almost no natural resources. But after four bruising wars with Israel in just over a decade, it has lots of rubble.

Local businesses are now finding ways to cash in on the chunks of smashed concrete, bricks

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This Company Has a Massive Opportunity In a Fragmented Market

Vacation rental management company Vacasa (NASDAQ:VCSA) is the largest player in its industry, but still only has a small fraction of its addressable opportunity. In this Fool Live video clip, recorded on Dec. 7, Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel asks Vacasa CEO Matt Roberts to talk about the opportunity and how he hopes to scale Vacasa into a massive brand. 

Matt Frankel: Talk a little bit about this market opportunity, because I would have to think it is a very fragmented market. The reason I say that is because I know Vacasa is the biggest vacation rental management company. I can’t tell you who the number two is. It’s really tough for me to just think of another one off the top of my head at all. I have to think this is a really fragmented market.

Matt Roberts: It is a highly fragmented market depending on how homeowners choose

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