• Business organization cites Measure P’s “damage to Santa Barbara County economy and vital public services”

    Citing the damage Measure P would inflict on Santa Barbara County’s economy and vital public services, the Santa Maria Chamber of Commerce announced its opposition to the November ballot initiative that would shut down on-shore oil and gas production in the …

  • Partnerships Are Sweet!

    Business/Education Partnerships to be Celebrated on October 8
    The Santa Maria Valley Industry Education Council and the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors and Convention Bureau are proud to sponsor this year’s Business Appreciation luncheon.  The event will be held on Wednesday, October 8 at the Elks Lodge from noon to 1:30 p.m.   It …

  • 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 …

Community Partners in Caring has Moved

Community Parnters in Caring  has moved to a new location, we  are now at the Dick Dewees Community & Senior Center, our new address is  1120 West Ocean Ave,  office #113. Lompoc, CA . The phone number and all of our other information stays the same. If you want to stop by  and say hello
or …

Santa Maria Energy Donates $5000 to Computer Connections

Santa Maria Energy, LLC recently made a donation of $5,000 to the Computer Connections program to provide low income students with new computer equipment.  The program is a joint venture between the Santa Maria Valley Industry Education Council (SMVIEC) and the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor and Convention Bureau.
David Pratt, president of …

Altrusa of Golden Valley
Linda Cordero
Santa Maria
American Business Machines
Bryan Rohrbac
373 Front St, Ste A, Grover Beach
Elisabet Romero
4221 Woodland St, Orcutt
Martian Ranch & Vineyard
Patti Rogers
9110 Alisos Canyon, Los Alamos
(805) 344-1804
Michelle Horenberger Central Coast
1975 S Braodway, Ste H
(805) 348-1665
Bill Macrfadyen
1327-A State Street, Santa Barbara
Roy LaPlante
837 Century St, Ste B, Santa Maria
(805) 934-4665
Photo-Scan of Los Angeles
Gary Hoffner
743 E Cochran …

Honoring a Loved One from our Arts Community

by Gina Keough, Director, Visitor & Convention Bureau
PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre recently held its Alumni Reunion celebrating its 50th Anniversary.  As some of you may know, I worked in the business and marketing offices at PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre when I was in my early twenties. How I loved every minute of it!
Not …

Ballot Argument In Favor of Measure T

The children of Santa Maria need your help. A good education is the best way to prepare for success in life. But today, aging, overcrowded school facilities are threatening our local quality of education.
Santa Maria-Bonita elementary and junior high schools were originally built for 11,625 students. Today they serve 15,544 children. …

The Last of Our Summer Ribbon Cuttings

Casa Dumetz Wines
(805) 344-1900
388 Bell Street, Los Alamos
Cut the ribbon: July 31, 2014

Déjà vu Antique Mall
(805) 314-2409
315 S Broadway St, Old Orcutt

Cut the ribbon: August 14, 2014
Vintage Veranda Antiques & Mall
(805) 937-6767
255 Union Ave, Orcutt
Cut the ribbon: August 28, 2014