• Ribbon Cutting: Santa Maria All-American Wrestling

    The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce was excited to celebrate the opening of Chamber member Santa Maria All-American Wrestling’s new location ! Their new location is at 2000 South Broadway in Santa Maria.
    Santa Maria All-American Wrestling provides classes for all ages, but primarily caters to younger children. President and head coach Anthony Dakuras is passionate about …

  • Ribbon Cutting: Hancock Terrace Apartments

    We were excited to help Hancock Terrace celebrate their Grand Opening with a Ribbon Cutting and Open House. Hancock Terrace Apartments is a 272 unit gated community in the downtown urban core of Santa Maria. While the project is still being completed, the ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the opening of the club house …

  • Ribbon Cutting: O’Connor Pest Control

    O’Connor Pest Control is deeply rooted in the Santa Barbara County community. They have been a family-run business for over 65 years through 3 generations.
    “It started with my grandfather in the 40’s,” said O’Connor Pest Control President Kevin O’Connor. “In the 40’s he learned pest control, and started his own company in the 50’s. And then my …

  • “Salaried” Employees – New Rules and Risks for Employers

    In daily business, we often classify our employees as salary or hourly.  Then, by extension, we treat salaried employees as not eligible for overtime -or “Exempt”- and hourly employees as eligible for overtime -or “Non-Exempt”.  Unfortunately, while easy to understand, this oversimplification does not meet the test of federal and state guidelines and can easily …

‘Trends in Countertops’ presentation at New Life Bath & Kitchen and Painting

When it comes to choosing materials for your kitchen and bathroom, you have a lot of options.  Style, durability, maintenance and cost are all important considerations.
Countertops especially are more important than ever, offering beauty, function, and tangible resale value. We want you to have all the information you need as you choose and care for …

Ribbon Cutting: Santa Maria All-American Wrestling

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce was excited to celebrate the opening of Chamber member Santa Maria All-American Wrestling’s new location ! Their new location is at 2000 South Broadway in Santa Maria.
Santa Maria All-American Wrestling provides classes for all ages, but primarily caters to younger children. President and head coach Anthony Dakuras is passionate about …

Chamber Member Spotlight: Kevin’s Computer Help

As work slowed down at his full-time job in 2007, Kevin Barker saw an opportunity to work for himself in an industry he loved. He started Kevin’s Computer Help.
Barker worked for Seagate in Santa Maria, making recording heads for tape backup drives. The company put Barker through the Network Administrator program at Santa Barbara Business …

Central City Swing Band Annual Spring Concert

The Central City Swing Band will perform their annual Summer Concert on Tuesday
evening, June 14th, 2016 at 7:30PM. The concert will feature music arranged in a traditional or vintage swing style as well as arrangements in a modern jazz style. The actual playlist is not finalized until the evening of the concert, but you can be sure …

New Federal Overtime Rules Effective December 1

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the highly anticipated federal overtime rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to the White House, an estimated 4.2 million white collar workers will become entitled to overtime pay when they work extra hours as a result of the new rule, and wages for workers will …

Ribbon Cutting: Santa Maria All-American Wrestling

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce was excited to celebrate the opening of Chamber member Santa Maria All-American Wrestling’s new location ! Their new location is at 2000 South Broadway in Santa Maria.
Santa Maria All-American Wrestling provides classes for all ages, but primarily caters to younger children. President and head coach Anthony Dakuras is passionate about …