Strategies for Diversifying and Generating Income

Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 9:30 – 11 AM

Meet Presenter Robin Elander, new Interim Executive Director for the Downtown Santa Barbara Organization.

In this Zoom call we’ll explore:

  • Strategies on diversifying and generating income
  • Upcoming opportunities for involvement to market and highlight your business
  • Share your experience about State Street
  • Network and collaborate with other downtown businesses

We are so excited to see all of the welcoming outdoor spaces and parklets our restaurants have set up downtown.
Here’s a few scenes from the last few weeks:
Foxtail Kitchen & Bar,
14 E Cota Street.
Jane Restaurant,
1311 State Street.
500 Block,
State Street.
Brasil Arts Cafe,
1230 State Street
Antique Alley,
706 State Street
627 State Street
Business Resource Page 

The city has created a comprehensive page on their website that has a variety of resources for businesses. It has also been brought to our attention that there are still funds available in the Payment Protection Program Loans program. Any business that has not yet taken advantage of this should apply through their bank as soon as possible as the program ends June 30. 

New Guidance Documents Issued for re-opening:

New Guidance documents have been released as of June 5th with the recommended effective date no sooner than June 12th. 

Please review the details at the link below to learn the new guidelines for reopening for each of the following types of businesses and what you need to know to re-open your business. 

Industry Specific Guidelines:


Summer Solstice has gone virtual but you can still be involved and it’s free to participate and promote your business! 

1. Submit a video for photo for inclusion in the virtual solstice parade by June 12 that will air on June 20! Full details:  

2. Highlight your business as part of the Solstice virtual vendor or or restaurant court by emailing  your business name, website and image by Monday June 15. It’s free to participate!