Santa Maria Valley Chamber encourages everyone to get out and VOTE!

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce encourages everyone to get out and exercise their right to vote in the November 8th election. A note from Chamber President/CEO Glenn Morris:
“As we reach the closing day of this election cycle, it is easy to understand why people may have become disheartened or want to avoid participating. …

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Ribbon Cutting: Vaqueras Restaurant

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce was thrilled to welcome recently opened Vaqueras Restaurant to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting.
The restaurant is located at 1555 S. Broadway in Santa Maria, and has been open for three months now.
Though Vaqueras is his first store front restaurant, Owner Omar Sanchez is no novice in the restaurant industry. …

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced cost of living adjustments affecting 401(k) pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2017. Several key limitations remain unchanged this year
Many pension plan limitations, including those governing 401(k) plans, did not change this year because the increase in the cost-of-living index did not meet the statutory thresholds that …

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Join us in Honoring Local Heroes at our Salute to Veterans Luncheon

Join us as we recognize and appreciate local military veterans and their dedication to our country at our annual Salute to Veterans Luncheon, happening November 9th at the Historic Santa Maria Inn (801 S. Broadway, Santa Maria). Check in for the event begins at 11:30 a.m., and the program will begin at 12 noon.
This year’s keynote …

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Employers: New January 31 Form W-2 Filing Deadline

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reminded employers and small businesses of a new January 31 filing deadline for Forms W-2.
Under the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, employers are now required to file their copies of Form W-2, submitted to the Social Security Administration, by January 31. The new January 31 filing deadline also applies to …

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