The WVCBA recently welcomed County Schools FCU as a new member! They provide financial services and are celebrating the opening of a new branch in Ventura at 3954 E. Main Street. Marketing coordinator Cynthia Romo looks forward to meeting members of the WVCBA community and building a relationship with one another.
The WVCBA recently welcomed John Barrick, Senior Deputy District Attorney as a new member! John is running for Ventura County District Attorney and began his campaign in November 2020. He grew up and currently lives in Oxnard. Learn more about John and why he is running for DA.
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Congratulations to the WVCBA's Educator of the Month Ian McGuire, Computer Programming Teacher at ACE Charter High School! Ian was recognized on April 13 in a ceremony at the school with his family and colleagues present.
An educator for 15 years, Ian also teaches math part-time at Oxnard College and volunteered at Ventura County Office of Education's Hackaton by the Sea events.
On April 15, the Class of 2022 Oxnard Leadership Program visited some of the city's hidden gems with local historian Jeff Maulhardt, Director of the Oxnard Historic Farm Park. The group visited the Farm Park (home to two of the city's oldest structures), the site of the original sugar beet factory built in the 1890s by Henry T. Oxnard, and Heritage Square, where docent Tom Von Allmen led their private tour. The group ended the day relaxing at 1901 Speakeasy, the unique bar located in the basement of one of the square's historic homes.
Our Member Spotlight this week comes from our monthly Business@Breakfast events, which returns in-person starting Tuesday, May 10! Every breakfast features a guest speaker and 20-second introductions by every attendee. Attendee Panda Kroll of Panda Kroll, Esq., and Associates was selected from our April event to be highlighted in our newsletter, social media and website.
Would you be surprised to learn that trade through the Port of Hueneme is responsible for 4% of Ventura County’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and provides employment for 6% of Ventura County’s workforce with over 20,000 trade related jobs?