Ribbon Cutting: Cellular Sales

We recently welcomed Cellular Sales to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting! Cellular Sales is a Verizon authorized retailer and sells a variety of smart phones, tablets and accessories. They recently opened their store at 1876 North Broadway in Santa Maria.
“Even from the first day we opened, we’ve been really busy,” said Jahi Edwards, Regional …

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Santa Maria Housing – A Relative Bargain

Recently, a story appeared in the local media highlighting a housing affordability study conducted by a finance industry publication.   In the report, our region was identified as one of the least affordable housing markets in the country.
What the article did not do, however, was dig deeper into the data and tell the whole story.  Because …

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5 Strategies for Going to Fewer Meetings

It’s unfortunate but true: The further you progress in your career, the more meetings you go to. While some are productive, many are disorganized, inefficient, and distracting. It’s also hard to check off your other work tasks when you’re constantly going from meeting to meeting.
The solution is obvious: Reduce your meetings.
However, that’s easier said than …

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Find Focus: 3 Simple Ways to Conquer Work Distractions

According to a study from the University of California, Irvine, the average office worker has focused periods of just eleven minutes in-between a constant barrage of interruptions.
I was shocked when I read that, and didn’t quite believe it. But then I paid attention to how much typing I did in this article before my attention …

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Ribbon Cutting: Carniceria El Matador

We recently welcomed Carniceria El Matador to the Chamber with a ribbon cutting! Located at 101 N Depot #B in Santa Maria, the local business has a 24 year history in the community and offers grocery items, fresh meats and bakery items, and lunch and dinner specials.
The Diaz family, who has owned and operated the …

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