Last year, the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce, launched an aggressive campaign telling our citizens “Thanks! For Shopping Santa Maria.” The goal of the campaign was to remind everyone in our community of the impact of our local sales tax dollars with the hope this would pursuade them to do more of their holiday shopping, as well as shopping throughout the year, right here in their home town.

The goal was to boost our local sales tax which supports our city’s Fire Departments, Police Departments, Recreation & Parks Departments and services, Non Profits as well as – of course – our local businesses!

The result? The Sales Tax in Santa Maria was boosted by 7.1% last year compared to the prior year!

And we want to see the momentum continue, so the Chamber has brought back the successful and popular campaign again. The 2011 installment of the “Thanks!” campaign lauched on November 1st and will continue throughout the remainder of the year.

If you are a business, and would like to get involved contact the Chamber or stop by our office at 614 S Broadway. We’ll provide you with buttons for your and your staff members to wear as well as stickers you can affix to sales receipts providing a lasting reminder to your customers.

Let’s beat this ressession and grow local business while supporting our community!

Thanks! for Shopping Santa Maria!

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