• Golf tournament for Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center set for Oct. 2

    Golfers can use their past time to benefit the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center.
    The Coreopsis Cup Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 2 to raise money for the non-profit Dunes Center. The golf tournament’s name “coreopsis” is termed after the genus of a yellow flowering plant native to North, Central and South America.
    The Dunes Center, located at …

  • Airport Update: Better fares, destination to SF

    Santa Maria Public Airport District General Manager Chris Hastert said Tuesday that lower fares, free parking, and flight service changes are making the airport more attractive to travelers.
    Hastert spoke at the monthly meeting of the Manufacturer’s Association organized by the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Commission. He gave an overview of the …

  • WINNER: Logo contest winner announced at Manufacturer’s Forum

    A library technician who’s familiar with showcasing other people’s art was the center of attention Tuesday morning when she was recognized as the winner of the “Made in the Santa Maria Valley” logo contest.
    Sara Voss, a graphics technician at the Santa Maria Public Library, was the first place selection from more than two dozen entries …

  • MIXER: Chamber members enjoy Hesperian Masonic Lodge

    Good food, wine, fun photos and lots of networking were part of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce August mixer hosted Thursday by the Hesperian Masonic Lodge.
    About 70 people enjoyed the business-mixing atmosphere, listened to music and took tours of the large hall that plays host to ongoing community events, as well as many …

Golf tournament for Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center set for Oct. 2

Golfers can use their past time to benefit the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center.
The Coreopsis Cup Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 2 to raise money for the non-profit Dunes Center. The golf tournament’s name “coreopsis” is termed after the genus of a yellow flowering plant native to North, Central and South America.
The Dunes Center, located at …

WINNER: Logo contest winner announced at Manufacturer’s Forum

A library technician who’s familiar with showcasing other people’s art was the center of attention Tuesday morning when she was recognized as the winner of the “Made in the Santa Maria Valley” logo contest.
Sara Voss, a graphics technician at the Santa Maria Public Library, was the first place selection from more than two dozen entries …

NEW MEMBERS for July

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce was pleased to welcome these new members in the month of July:
Matt Clark Tile & Stone
Katie Franklin
181 Tank Farm Rd
San Luis Obispo, Ca 93401
805-543-7600
www.mattclarktile.com/
WorldLynk, LLC / EXEDE
Mike Stites
742 Arctic Ave., Suite B
Santa Maria , CA 93454
(805) 363-2455
www.worldlynk.tv
Obispo Wealth Management
David Nilsen
1301 Chorro St., Ste A
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(805) …

Businesses learn what it takes to be ‘China ready’

Simple steps could make a world of difference when it comes to attracting Chinese tourists to the Santa Maria Valley.
The Central Coast has the landmarks, the restaurants, and the classic California experience Chinese travelers are looking for, Liane Aanderaa told a group of hospitality and business people Tuesday.
Aanderaa’s presentation ‘China Ready’ is part of the …

Hancock offers affordable cosmetology and manicuring career paths

Two Allan Hancock College programs that can be completed in less than one year offer students creative career paths with minimal cost. The cosmetology and manicuring programs are both offered through a contracted-training partnership at the Institute of Beauty Culture in Santa Maria. Classes begin September 15.
“Cost savings are the real benefit to the program,” …

Ribbon Cutting: Rejuvenate Massage and Tan

Friends, fans, and Ambassadors for the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce welcomed Rejuvenate Massage and Tan with a boisterous ribbon cutting and reception in the Town Center West Shopping Center this week. But the happy sounds soon turned back to the tranquil and relaxing environment that make customers feel relaxed and pampered.
Owner Janette Deremo …