NEIGHBOR TIM

Neighbor Tim’s BBQ specializes in slow-smoked Texas Style Brisket and Carolina Pork Shoulder; using a custom-made Texas Style offset smoker. This company is part of the popular – and quickly growing – Food Truck industry.

A genuine Texas style BBQ team, Neighbor Tim comprises a farm-boy husband and surfer-girl wife. Neighbor Tim is the name this guest goes by because, as he says, ‘I’m a neighbor first’.

STEVE NIPPER

Sol Wave Water, locally owned and operated, is a one stop shop for all water treatment needs: commercial water softening, residential water softening, drinking water systems, salt-free systems, bottled water, salt delivery, water testing, well water, medical, and industrial. Products are locally tested before brought to market. No job is too small or too big to receive their full attention

ROBERT VITAMANTE

Bob Vitamante is a local business consultant who is also a volunteer mentor with SCORE, the SBA resource dedicated to helping small businesses through free mentoring, workshops and online tools. As SCORE’s past Santa Barbara chapter Chairman, he’s very familiar with the local business landscape, he has solid advice to share with any budding entrepreneur or business leader.

As background Bob is a Santa Barbara based consultant and coach who is passionate about helping clients solve challenges in sales, staffing and finance by fully aligning communications, systems and people. Bob earned deep business perspectives through a career that has included roles as executive officer, CFO and President for private and publicly traded businesses such as Select Temporaries, Pinkerton’s, Olsten Personnel Services, and Columbia Pictures, and as a CPA. Through those roles and the many companies he helped acquire, he formed a ‘ground floor’ understanding of how businesses operate, the challenges they face, and the many ways to succeed. Philosophically, Bob sees the business world as a critical channel for most people to develop personally and as a community. Bob is considered an industry expert in business services, staffing, HR and entertainment, multi-office growth and acquisitions. His personal talent is his ability to quickly evaluate operations and the financial results to resolve obstacles and increase the bottom line.