After a 12-month nationwide search for its next Fire Chief, the City of Santa Maria chose from within its ranks. Fire Battalion Chief Leonard Champion has agreed to assume the position of Interim Fire Chief when current Interim Chief Scott Kenley’s tenure ends in November. City Manager Rick Haydon is quite confident that Battalion Chief …

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Autumn Arts Festival Committee Calling All Vendors

Join the fun at the 33rd Annual Autumn Arts Festival featuring the Kiwanis Grapes and Grains Wine and Beer Tasting event. The festival is presented by the Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department and is taking place on Saturday, October 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the McClelland Street Civic Corridor (400 to …

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Be a Mentor for local Youth at upcoming FBLA Lunch!

Sign up today for the annual “Take a Future Business Leader to Lunch” with the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and the local Future Business Leaders of America.
The FBLA luncheon will be Wednesday, September 28 at the Santa Maria Fairpark Fountain Pavilion. Be one of our sponsors to connect with the FBLA student members.
All FBLA students are from Santa …

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Ribbon Cutting: Santa Maria Public Library Foundation Homework Center Grand Re-Opening!

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce recently helped the Santa Maria Public Library and the Santa Maria Public Library  Foundation celebrate the grand re-opening of their Homework Center, just in time for the new school year!
The Homework Center at the Santa Maria Public Library was started after staff at the library saw a need …

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Chamber Welcomes Jennifer Harrison as Director of the Visitor and Convention Bureau

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Harrison as Director of the Visitor and Convention Bureau.
Harrison has been a long time employee of the Chamber, starting in 2006 as the Bureau Coordinator and shortly after promoted to Group Sales. In 2012 Harrison was promoted to Convention Sales …

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