• Californians voting in the November 2016 elections will be faced with a wide range of issues to decide. In addition to voting for federal, state, and local officials, voters will be asked to weigh in on 17 Statewide Ballot Initiatives plus a series of local ballot questions.
    The Chamber of Commerce strongly encourages our members and …

  • Ribbon Cutting: Left Coast Inspections

    The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Left Coast Inspections to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting.
    Left Coast Inspections is a home inspection business run by Darrell Clegg, who is a Certified Professional Inspector trained by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). Left Coast Inspections offers  a variety of services including:

    Seller’s …

  • For some of your employees, this time of the year means their children will be starting school. For you, it means those employees will probably request time off at certain points during the school year.
    The leave may be related to a child’s school or child care activities; a child getting suspended (for some unlucky parents); …

  • All employers must complete a Form I-9 for each employee verifying that the employee is legally authorized to work in the United States.
    A new version of the Form I-9 will be on its way by the end of the year, and it’s wise to remember that compliance with Form I-9 requirements is an essential business …

Thousands of Area High School Students Attend Hancock’s Career Exploration Day

More than 2,000 students from about 20 different area high schools and charter schools took part in Allan Hancock College’s 12th annual Career Exploration Day on Friday, Sept. 30. Representatives from more than 100 college programs and local businesses, including employers from manufacturing, agriculture, law enforcement, military, civil service and medical fields, were on hand …

For some of your employees, this time of the year means their children will be starting school. For you, it means those employees will probably request time off at certain points during the school year.
The leave may be related to a child’s school or child care activities; a child getting suspended (for some unlucky parents); …

Chamber Welcomes New Members in August

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce was happy to welcome these members in August:
Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 82
Joseph Skoda
501 N. Pine Street
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 315-5449
El Latino Central Coast Newspaper
Carlos Hernandez 
27 W. Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 836-0528
www.latinocc.com
Idler’s Home Appliance Center
Kaeleigh Moss
1158 W Betteravia Road
Santa Maria, California 93455
(805) 238-6020
www.idlershome.com
Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition
Joey Juhasz-Lukomski
506 E Haley …

#SantaMaria Fave 5’s for Aug. 26-28, 2016

Welcome Home Local Olympic Boxer at Downtown Fridays Santa Maria
Aug. 26 from 5pm to 8pm
Santa Maria Town Center West
Fresh fun on a Friday night! Come to Santa Maria’s Downtown Fridays Farmers Market, every Friday at Santa Maria Town Center West. Enjoy live entertainment, food, beer, wine, produce, and lots of cool booths from local vendors. …

Californians voting in the November 2016 elections will be faced with a wide range of issues to decide. In addition to voting for federal, state, and local officials, voters will be asked to weigh in on 17 Statewide Ballot Initiatives plus a series of local ballot questions.
The Chamber of Commerce strongly encourages our members and …

Ribbon Cutting: Left Coast Inspections

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Left Coast Inspections to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting.
Left Coast Inspections is a home inspection business run by Darrell Clegg, who is a Certified Professional Inspector trained by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). Left Coast Inspections offers  a variety of services including:

Seller’s …