Earth Day 2017

Since Oniracom's inception, a major part of our practice as a company is being environmentally friendly. As a result, we are big supporters of Earth Day and several other sustainability projects. This weekend marks our 7th Santa Barbara Earth Day collaboration with the Community Environmental Council.

For many companies the cost of going green can put some places out of business, but as more businesses join the movement, it is becoming easier. The market for environmentally friendly products has skyrocketed over the last decade. Consumers have become much more aware of their negative impact on nature and are choosing sustainable products more often every day. 

At Oniracom, we strive to be as environmentally conscious and sustainable as possible. We reduce our use of plastics by utilizing water bottles and tote bags. We encourage each other to walk or bike to places close by as well as carpooling to further locations. Ultimately, we all benefit from the peace of mind we experience by doing our part in improving and preserving our environment.

Oniracom Presents a new logo for Data Hardware Depot!

Our in-house lead designer, Keir DuBois recently helped upgrade and refresh the color scheme and design for Data Hardware Depot's logo. They decided to move away from using their full company name by shortening it to DHD. They wanted to make the letters green with the "H" standing out to emphasize their focus on hardware products, and tie in their environmental connections with color. 

Ping pong paddle branded with DHD's newly designed logo. 

Ping pong paddle branded with DHD's newly designed logo. 

DHD provides refurbished communications network infrastructure equipment, as well as a suite of Professional Services to manage all of your forward and reverse logistics, asset recovery projects, and de-installation needs.

Photo Shoot Mondays - Santa Barbara Bar

Mondays don’t typically have the reputation for being the best day of the week, but yesterday, we had a great day! Oniracom spent all day with our new client, the Santa Barbara Bar, to do a lifestyle photo shoot in the beautiful Santa Barbara. Working with the talented photographer Lexus Gallegos, we are creating a campaign for the tasty and nutritious bars. We are excited to be working with this amazing bar brand that’s local to our hometown!

Santa Barbara Bar founder, Peter Gaum has owned a wholesale bakery in Santa Barbara for 20 yeas. He created the bars as a delicious and healthy snack for friends and family, but it has turned into a local phenomenon, taking the area by storm. Not only are the bars full of flavor, but they are also gluten-free, a good source of protein and fiber, and contain no added soy protein of refined sugars. Right now there are three flavors: Coconut Almond, Peanut Chocolate Cherry, and Cranberry White Chocolate. We thank Santa Barbara Bar for stocking Oniracom full of these delicious bars, because we can’t stay out of the kitchen!

Check out the Santa Barbara Bar website here to see where you can find the bars-in store (or order online). Below are some of pictures from our photo shoot, check them out!

Staff Picks: Favorite Apps

We’ve finally done it. Each staff member chose their favorite apps that they can’t live without. Take a look at who chose what, and click on each app to see why they rock! 

Tad:
StitcherInstagram and Evernote.  

Mike:
Prismatic and Sonos.

Haaris
theScoreTwitter and Google Maps

John:
One Bus AwayInstagram and REI Snow Report

Jacob:
DropboxInstagram and MLB AtBat

Calia:
InstagramAfterlight and Google Maps

Drew:
InstapaperTwitterific and Instacast

Matt:
UberGoogle Maps and Pandora

Tracy
Family FeudRdio and Snapseed

Bre:
YouTubeFacebookTumblr and Pinterest… you know, for being stuck in waiting rooms and planning weddings.

Legendary Concerts at the Santa Barbara Bowl

The Santa Barbara Bowl, built in the 1930s, has hosted many amazing shows throughout its history. The Bowl has been home to many big names in music over the years, as a venue to stop at when traveling between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Some highlights that we picked out are:

 

Bob Marley + The Wailers - November 25, 1979

Bob Marley and his band, the Wailers, went on tour in the Fall of 1979 to promote their album, Survival. Marley had been diagnosed with cancer two years earlier, and this was the second-to-last tour for Marley. His entire set was recorded, and would eventually be released as in DVD format in 2003 called “Bob Marley” The Legend.

Jack Johnson - October 13 & 14, 2010

No stranger to Santa Barbara or the Bowl, Jack Johnson headlined two shows at the Bowl on his 2010 Tour for “To The Sea”. He played a two-hour set after opener G. Love, and his mellow and lighthearted demeanor graced the audience of families and children alike.  To The Sea was one of the top-selling albums that year, and both sold-out nights of his Bowl performances were filmed and became the official music video for “To The Sea”.

Radiohead - April 12, 2012

 

Just last year, Radiohead stopped by Santa Barbara en route to headline the first weekend of Coachella, for a show that sold out within minutes. Amidst a dreary and haunting evening, Radiohead performed a set list of old songs like “Planet Telex” and many newer songs from King of Limbs. Radiohead mesmerized the rain-soaked crowd, with an incredible stage set up of lights and LED screens.

Read Jacob’s full review here.

Joni Mitchell - September 1979

Another hallmark concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl in 1979, was Joni Mitchell’s performance with an incredible band. The show featured Pat Metheny on guitar, Lyle Mays on keyboards, Michael Brecker on saxophone, Don Alias on drums, Jaco Pastorius on bass, and The Persuasions on vocals. The live performance was recorded in its entirety, and was released as her Shadows and Light Album the following year in 1980.

The Santa Barbara Bowl has been a standout venue for many many iconic artists, what are some of your favorite concerts you’ve attended at the Bowl?