• Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley sponsoring Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Queen Candidate

    Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley is proud to announce that they will be sponsoring a Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Queen Candidate!
    Keep a lookout for all of their upcoming events listed below. The funds raised will go towards supporting gang violence reduction in the Santa Maria Valley.

    April 23rd: Elks Rodeo Queen Kick-Off
    April 29th: Krispy Kreme Fundraiser
    April …

  • SANTA MARIA – New attractions and great weather contributed to record attendance and revenue numbers for the 2016 Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival in nearly all categories, Santa Maria Fairpark officials announced today.
    Total attendance for the festival grew by nearly 9 percent, with more than 70,000 in attendance for the first time ever. Along with …

  • DHS Productions will present Barbra & Frank, The Concert that Never Was on June 25, 2016 at 7:30pm at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande.
    Barbra & Frank…TOGETHER AT LAST
    A match made in Las Vegas
    They never worked together, exactly, but it’s intriguing to think what it would have been like to see Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra in concert together!
    Just …

  • Community Education to Honor Students in Special Ceremony

    Allan Hancock College Community Education is honoring more than 170 noncredit students in a special ceremony Friday, May 20, at 5 p.m. on the Santa Maria campus.
    The ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of noncredit students who have earned a career development certificate between July 1, 2014, and April 2016. The certificates are offered through the Community …

Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley sponsoring Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Queen Candidate

Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley is proud to announce that they will be sponsoring a Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Queen Candidate!
Keep a lookout for all of their upcoming events listed below. The funds raised will go towards supporting gang violence reduction in the Santa Maria Valley.

April 23rd: Elks Rodeo Queen Kick-Off
April 29th: Krispy Kreme Fundraiser
April …

Community Education to Honor Students in Special Ceremony

Allan Hancock College Community Education is honoring more than 170 noncredit students in a special ceremony Friday, May 20, at 5 p.m. on the Santa Maria campus.
The ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of noncredit students who have earned a career development certificate between July 1, 2014, and April 2016. The certificates are offered through the Community …

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 …

By Gina Keough
Visitor and Convention Bureau Director
The Tourism Marketing Series which we have held monthly this year, will be discontinued in 2016, as of January 1.  Attendance has been very small and we feel our goal of keeping our Visitor and Convention Bureau members (anyone who owns/operates a hotel, restaurant or attraction) in the know, …

Community Education to Honor Students in Special Ceremony

Allan Hancock College Community Education is honoring more than 170 noncredit students in a special ceremony Friday, May 20, at 5 p.m. on the Santa Maria campus.
The ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of noncredit students who have earned a career development certificate between July 1, 2014, and April 2016. The certificates are offered through the Community …

Ribbon Cutting: Patty Montejo, Arbonne Int’l

The Chamber recently welcomed Patty Montejo to the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce. Patty is an independent consultant for Arbonne Int’l, a line of premium health and skincare products.
Patty has been working with Arbonne for almost five years now. “The reason I got involved with Arbonne was because I really believe in the principals …