• 10 Simple Productivity Tips for Organizing Your Work Life

    Productivity is all about efficiency — doing more, faster and with less.  And with increasing demands from today’s anytime, anywhere workplace, it is has never been more important. To get the most out of your day, you need to focus on these three segments of your life:
    Time
    Humans are notoriously poor multitaskers, so managing your time …

  • A Guide to Delegating Tasks Effectively

    One of my favorite Olympic sports to watch is track relay. The runners make blindly reaching for a baton at 20 mph while staying in their lanes look incredibly easy. In fact, what they’re doing is extremely difficult. I think of delegating in the same way. It sounds easy, and others who can do it …

  • High Temperatures Bring Heat Illness Warnings for Outdoor Workers

    If you checked your weather app lately (or walked outside), you may have noticed the scorching temperatures this week. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) warns California employers to protect outdoor workers from heat illness. Outdoor workplaces include agriculture, construction, road work, landscaping, storage yards and other operations.
    Employers should:

    Train workers on how …

  • DOL Pulls Independent Contractor and Joint-Employer Guidance

    Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) said that it is withdrawing two guidance memos on joint-employer liability and independent contractor classification. These guidance memos were issued in 2015 and 2016 under the Obama administration. The short DOL statement notes that removing the guidance “does not change the legal responsibilities of employers under the Fair …

Trash And Green Waste Collection And Street Sweeping Services For Fourth Of July Holiday

The City of Santa Maria advises residents that there will be no trash and green waste collection services, or street sweeping, on Tuesday, July 4th (Independence Day).
During holiday weeks, street sweeping and residential collection services occurs one day later than usual.  Trash and green waste containers should be set outside by 6:30 a.m.
All City administrative …

10 Simple Productivity Tips for Organizing Your Work Life

Productivity is all about efficiency — doing more, faster and with less.  And with increasing demands from today’s anytime, anywhere workplace, it is has never been more important. To get the most out of your day, you need to focus on these three segments of your life:
Time
Humans are notoriously poor multitaskers, so managing your time …

Chamber Welcomes New Members In May

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce was happy to welcome these members in May:

Blueberries Ole’, LLC
Carol Mahoney
Dominion Road
Santa Maria, CA 93454
(805) 260-0497
Jersey Mike’s Subs
Dawn Rosin
1140 E. Clark Avenue, Suite 180
Orcutt, CA 93455
(805) 934-1124
http://www.jerseymikes.com
Knights of Columbus Insurance Field
Agent – George J Majoue
George J Majoue
814 E Louisa Terrace
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 478-5200
http://www.kofc11137.com
Paradise Juice Bar
Rodolfo Mendez
2041-B S. …

Get A Jump On Your 2017-18 Santa Maria Philharmonic Season Tickets

The new season will offer additional children’s programs and more of the Rendezvous Series small concerts.   Our Gala theme this year for theNovember 18th event is A Masquerade Ball!  Please save the date, and get your masks and costumes ready!
There are no two ways about it; the Santa Maria Philharmonic Society is flourishing under the …

10 Simple Productivity Tips for Organizing Your Work Life

Productivity is all about efficiency — doing more, faster and with less.  And with increasing demands from today’s anytime, anywhere workplace, it is has never been more important. To get the most out of your day, you need to focus on these three segments of your life:
Time
Humans are notoriously poor multitaskers, so managing your time …

Ribbon Cutting: Harvest Community Center

We recently welcomed Harvest Community Center to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting! Located at 619 N. Railroad Ave in Santa Maria, the non-profit was started over 44 years ago by Orie and Gladys Johnson, who noticed a need for food in their community and decided to do something about it.
“Here at Harvest Community Center, we …