• Ribbon Cutting: Cellular Sales

    We recently welcomed Cellular Sales to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting! Cellular Sales is a Verizon authorized retailer and sells a variety of smart phones, tablets and accessories. They recently opened their store at 1876 North Broadway in Santa Maria.
    “Even from the first day we opened, we’ve been really busy,” said Jahi Edwards, Regional …

  • Santa Maria Housing – A Relative Bargain

    Recently, a story appeared in the local media highlighting a housing affordability study conducted by a finance industry publication.   In the report, our region was identified as one of the least affordable housing markets in the country.
    What the article did not do, however, was dig deeper into the data and tell the whole story.  Because …

  • Nominations Now Open for Annual Awards Citizen and Business of the Year!

    Each year, the Chamber of Commerce takes pride in recognizing individuals and businesses in our community who truly represent what is best about our community.
    The Chamber’s Annual Awards program serves as an opportunity for us to identify those who have gone above and beyond in helping to ensure that Santa Maria continues to be the …

  • 5 Strategies for Going to Fewer Meetings

    It’s unfortunate but true: The further you progress in your career, the more meetings you go to. While some are productive, many are disorganized, inefficient, and distracting. It’s also hard to check off your other work tasks when you’re constantly going from meeting to meeting.
    The solution is obvious: Reduce your meetings.
    However, that’s easier said than …

New State Data Show Big Wage Gains for Students who Earn Associate Degrees or Certificates at California Community Colleges

It pays to complete your degree: earning a degree or certificate from a California community college continues to deliver a remarkable return on investment, according to updated analysis on Salary Surfer data. The online tool allows students and the public to view aggregated median earnings of those who complete a certificate or degree in a …

Ribbon Cutting: Cellular Sales

We recently welcomed Cellular Sales to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting! Cellular Sales is a Verizon authorized retailer and sells a variety of smart phones, tablets and accessories. They recently opened their store at 1876 North Broadway in Santa Maria.
“Even from the first day we opened, we’ve been really busy,” said Jahi Edwards, Regional …

Ribbon Cutting: Carniceria El Matador

We recently welcomed Carniceria El Matador to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting! Located at 101 N Depot #B in Santa Maria, the local business has a 24 year history in the community and offers grocery items, fresh meats and bakery items, and lunch and dinner specials.
The Diaz family, who has owned and operated the …

Clark Center Association presents: Best of San Francisco International  Stand-Up Comedy Competition

Arroyo Grande, California
The Clark Center Association will present The Best of San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande.
Back by popular demand, The Best of the San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition is a hilarious all-new showcase of some of the best comedic talent in …

Santa Maria Housing – A Relative Bargain

Recently, a story appeared in the local media highlighting a housing affordability study conducted by a finance industry publication.   In the report, our region was identified as one of the least affordable housing markets in the country.
What the article did not do, however, was dig deeper into the data and tell the whole story.  Because …

Ribbon Cutting: Cellular Sales

We recently welcomed Cellular Sales to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting! Cellular Sales is a Verizon authorized retailer and sells a variety of smart phones, tablets and accessories. They recently opened their store at 1876 North Broadway in Santa Maria.
“Even from the first day we opened, we’ve been really busy,” said Jahi Edwards, Regional …