Altrusa’s Festival of Trees: Decking the Halls for a Good Cause

With three different Altrusa clubs here in Santa Maria, it’s not hard for people to find a way to give back that meets their interests and fits their schedule.
“Our members pick projects that are near and dear to their heart,” said Ailina Noe Mahelona, member of the Board of Directors for Altrusa of the Central …

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“Let’s Get Together”: Tourism Marketing District Provides New Marketing Efforts for Santa Maria

We know that sometimes, a community can get bogged down in their day-to-day lives,” said Rob Gaedtke of KPS3 Marketing “They forget how unique, how grand and how special what they do is to others.”
Gaedtke’s company KPS3 Marketing has teamed up with the Santa Maria Valley Visitor and Convention Bureau to create a marketing campaign …

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Please share this calendar resource with your front-line staff and sales department to pass along to visitors and guests to your business. Supporting local businesses and event planners helps to grow tourism in our own backyard. Thanks for your help in supporting our efforts!
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Trick or Treat Orcutt
When: October 29 from 3:00 pm …

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Tech Troubles: Avoiding Age Discrimination in a Young Industry

Silicon Valley is notoriously youthful: the overall median age of the U.S. workforce is 42.4. At Google, as of 2014, it was 29. The CEOs of Facebook and Uber are under the age of 40; Snapchat’s co-founder and CEO is 26. Clearly, gray hair and advanced degrees are no longer prerequisites to success, but companies …

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A number of employment cases pending before the California Supreme Court may affect California employers. CalChamber employment law counsel prepared a quick summary of cases that are worth watching.
Alvarado v. Dart Container Corp. of California, Docket No. S232607. The issue before the California Supreme Court is the proper method for calculating the rate of overtime …

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