SMVCC LogoThe Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor & Convention Bureau will host its 97th Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, August 10th at the Radisson Hotel in Santa Maria.

As has been the custom for decades the Chamber will present four special community awards during the event. This year’s award recipients are as follows:

Robert P. Hatch Citizen of the Year Award: Ed Murray

Robert F. Grogan Public Service Award: Bob Orach

Small Business of the Year: Salon Studio 23

Large Business of the Year: Heritage Oaks Bank

In addition to these awards, the Chamber will also honor its Ambassador of the Year, formally install Ed Carcarey (Mega 97.1) as its new Chairman of the Board, recognize outgoing board members and celebrate the myriad successes brought from the prior year.

There will be a cocktail hour that evening at 6pm with dinner and program starting at 7pm.

For more information about the event, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 805.925.2403.

About the Chamber – The mission of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce/Visitor & Convention Bureau is to “promote a favorable economic climate while making the Santa Maria Valley a better place to live and work.”

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce brings leadership to the process of creating a community where business thrives.  Partnering with employers and community partners, we work to create a “culture of commerce.”

Chamber programs are built around the core principles of Creating a strong local economy, Promoting the community, Providing networking opportunities, and Representing the interests of business with government.