The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce helped SM Tire celebrate the opening of the new location for their tire retread plant with a ribbon cutting and industry tour. SM Tire recently moved the facility to 619 S. Oakley after over 50 years at their other Santa Maria location. A few fun facts about the …

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5 Fire Safety Tips to Keep your Business Thriving

What was it that had you heading straight to the pub for a well-deserved glass of wine and a good rant after work today?
A difficult client? Frustrating computer problems? The longest, most mind-numbing eight hours of office drudgery ever?
No matter how bad you think you have it right now, it’s nothing compared to the nightmare …

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Ribbon Cutting: Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County

We recently welcomed Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County to the Chamber with a Ribbon cutting!
Legal Aid Foundation provides legal services for people facing a civil issues who cannot afford an attorney.
“We provide a variety of services,” explained Molora Vadnais, Executive Director of Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County. “We do housing law – assisting tennants …

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Top 10 OSHA Workplace Safety Citations

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for fiscal year 2016. The list was compiled from nearly 32,000 federal OSHA inspections.
One interesting fact: This list rarely changes year after year. According to OSHA, “If all employers simply corrected the top …

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Santa Maria Small Business Summit Provides Networking, Education to Take Your Business to the Top

Local businesses will have free networking and educational opportunities at the first ever Santa Maria Small Business Summit. The event, put on by SCORE in partnership with the City of Santa Maria and the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce, will take place April 26 from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Radisson Hotel …

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