• Trade Show: American Pride

    This year’s highly anticipated Trade Show event comes on Thursday, September 11  - Don’t miss your chance to reserve a booth!
    All exhibitor booths are 10′ x 10′ and come with 8′ table, 2 chairs, back, slide and table draping in red, white & blue and access to electricity. Wi-fi is available on site for $10. …

  • To Honor Bob Hatch…

    To Honor Bob Hatch, President and CEO of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce
    Retiring June 30, 2014 after 20 years of service and dedication to the Santa Maria Valley
    -by Gina Keough
    I hold the position of Visitor & Convention Bureau Manager at the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Convention Bureau. It was …

  • Chamber Annouces Morris as new President and CEO

    After an extensive search, The Board of Directors of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor and Convention Bureau has announced the selection of Mr. Glenn Morris to succeed Bob Hatch as the President and CEO of the organization.
    Based on the qualities desired, Mr. Morris was selected from an outstanding field of candidates …

Heritage Oaks Bank Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Heritage Oaks Bank CEO Simone Lagomarsino today accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Michael Morris, Heritage Oaks Bank’s Chairman of the Board, local attorney and Chairman of the Board of the law firm Andre, Morris & Buttery presented her with the challenge.
“I accept your challenge, Michael, and our bank’s executive officers are joining me in …

Business in the Age of Social Media, A Networking 3.0 Story

by Frank J. Kenny
Once upon a time, there was an eager, young businessman who was ready to take on the world and be a success.
The elders in his industry told him that he needed to go out and network to get clients and sales. “Beat the bushes for prospects,” they said.
They taught him such networking …

Advanced Dental Care
Harold Choi DDS
802 E. Main St, Santa Maria
(805) 291-4400
Shevonne Harris
Santa Maria
(805) 922-5168
Church for Life
Rob Litzinger
3130 Skyway Drive #501, Santa Maria
(805) 925-4820
House of Healing, Inc.
Carmen L Siddigi
920 S Broadway, Ste B, Santa Maria
(805) 925-5776
Springleaf Finance
Esther Mendez
204 N Broadway, Santa Maria
(805) 922-1755

Blue Man Group has received praise from critics across the country. The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!” The Charlotte Observer says Blue Man Group is “a hugely entertaining show for anyone ages 9 to 90”. The San Antonio Express-News proclaims it’s “an exhilarating, thought-provoking, laugh-yourself-silly …

Budget reserve decisions should remain with local school districts

For as long as I can remember, the common wisdom was that school districts should be run more like businesses.
The arguments against this are many and persuasive: To use the language of business, school districts have no control over their “raw materials,” over the length of time each “unit” remains in the production line, over …

Edward Jones Grand Re-Opening

The Orcutt Edward Jones branch has moved! The office, formerly located at the corner of South Bradley and Clark, has reopened in Old Town Orcutt at 195 South Broadway Street, suite #212. The branch’s financial advisor, David Michels, and branch office administrator, Megan Fay, will continue to offer personalized financial solutions and great customer service …