• Improving our Online Content

    The Chamber is working to improve our online relations and social media presence. In an effort to do this, we are asking that you take a moment to complete this very brief survey. It is only 9 questions long and takes just a couple minutes to complete. This will help us to make sure we …

  • The Customer is Always Right!

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    Good customer service is easy once you change your attention from business-driven to customer-focused. The ironic thing about this premise is that with better customer service, your business profits too. Here are a couple of stories about good customer service:
    Stew Leonard owns farm dairy stores in Connecticut.
    He once …

  • CalChamber Alert

    Changes to California’s heat illness prevention regulations will take effect on May 1, in time for this year’s growing season and warmer summer weather, now that the Office of Administrative Law has approved them and granted the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board’s request for an accelerated effective date.
    Regulation Changes
    The changes include several significant provisions:
    • …

  • Chamber’s New Marketing Tools

    The Chamber is hard at work on features and channels to best serve and communicate with our community and our members! Check out some of the exciting things I’ve been working on for you and feel free to contact me directly with your feedback.

    SantaMaria.com
    If you’ve searched for a local business, event or resource lately, …

Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Maria Valley  Now Accepting Summer Membership Applications

Every child deserves a great future. For every hour a child spends in school, they spend two hours out of school. The way a child spends those hours after school and during the summer can significantly influence the path they take later in life. Too many kids are not given the tools, opportunities, and encouragement …

Still confused about how the new sick leave laws work?   Need answers to make sure your business is in compliance?
The Lompoc Chamber of Commerce is offering a free seminar for businesses in our region.    Click the link below for details.
Sick Leave Seminar – June 4

CORE Winery
Becky Core
105 W. Clark Avenue, Orcutt
(805) 937-1600
www.corewine.com
John’s Plumbing Company
John Childers
P O Box 6959, Santa Maria
(805) 925-6002
Niya Restaurant, Inc
David Christison
205 E. Clark Ave, Orcutt
(805) 332-3065
http://niyarestaurant.com
Shred 2 You
Petra  Hernandez
2315 Meredith Lane, Ste D, Santa Maria
(805) 310-9720
www.shred2you.com
Softec
Bob  Dumouchel
191 S. Oak Park Blvd, Suite 7, Grover Beach
(805) 481-0118
www.softec.org
Sula Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar
Sally Elias
510 S. Broadway, Santa …

Eddie Izzard will bring his massive Force Majeure world tour back to the U.S., stopping at the Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 for a 7:30 p.m. evening of stand-up comedy. (Topical/adult content)
Cal Poly Arts presents the Center Stage engagement of Izzard’s Force Majeure, his most extensive comedy tour ever – launched in March of 2013, …

Common Core explained — What, why, and how we measure student success

Few things excite the passions of concerned parents more than substantive changes to the ways in which their children are taught and their progress is measured. The new “Common Core” set of standards for teaching and learning being enacted nationwide has a lot of parents and teachers very excited, though there are some who are …

Craft Kitchen opens at Babi’s Beer Emporium!

Casa Dumetz Wines & Babi’s Beer Emporium held an Industry Party last month to celebrate the opening of Craft Kitchen. The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and their Ambassadors kicked off the party with a Ribbon Cutting.
Chef Giorgio Curti is an accomplished chef and owner of Amaranto Catering company in Santa Barbara County.  His …