Business/Education Partnerships to be Celebrated on September 12

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, September 12 at the Elks Lodge from noon to 1:30 p.m.   It is a celebration of the leading roles that partnerships play in public education, and an opportunity to thank the many donors to who help us write the script for student success.

This year’s event, Lights! Cameras! Partnerships! helps to showcase the many companies, nonprofit agencies, and individuals who do so much for our schools.  These dedicated community leaders set the stage for dynamic learning, orchestrated by teachers who are grateful for the gifts of time, surplus resources, awards, and monetary donations.

Please join us as we roll out the red carpet to celebrate the new and continued support of business/education partnerships in the Santa Maria Valley.  While some are works in progress, others are fully developed productions for encouraging academic success.  All these resources come together to write the story of learning and future achievement for all students.

The Lights!  Cameras! Partnerships! luncheon will include the distribution of eight computers through the Computer Connections program, a joint venture between the Industry Education Council and the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce.  As of this date, more than 180 families have received computer packages through the program for under-served children.  The students are the deserving recipients of technology to help prepare them for the academic performances of their young lives.

Thank you to all the businesses, individuals and nonprofits who have partnered with our schools to help create a wonderful learning environment.  We appreciate your support!

To join us for lunch, click here & register online: The Lunch cost is just $17.00 per person and will feature Pork Loin meal catered by the Elks with all the fixings.

For general questions about the luncheon or to register by phone or email contact Marcy Lariz, Chamber Events & Marketing Coordinator, at or at (805) 925-2403 x816

For questions about the Santa Maria Valley Industry Education Council and our partnerships, contact Peggy Greer, SMVIEC Liaison at or at (805) 349-0443