Ribbon Cutting: Niya Restaurant, Inc.

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce was excited to help Niya Restaurant, Inc. celebrate their one year anniversary. The restaurant, located at 205 E. Clark Ave in old town Orcutt, specializes in sushi and Asian fusion cuisine.
“We offer great sushi options, prime cuts of sushi,” said David Christison, manager at Niya Restaurant, Inc..
“On the …

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Active Shooter Forum teaches safety

Sergeant Russel Mengel from the Santa Maria Police Department taught local business professionals how to handle an active shooter event at this month’s business development forum. The event was put on by the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Santa Maria Police Department, and was held at the Radisson hotel in …

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Chamber Member Spotlight: Kevin’s Computer Help

As work slowed down at his full-time job in 2007, Kevin Barker saw an opportunity to work for himself in an industry he loved. He started Kevin’s Computer Help.
Barker worked for Seagate in Santa Maria, making recording heads for tape backup drives. The company put Barker through the Network Administrator program at Santa Barbara Business …

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School’s in for Principal for a Day

Back in grade school, did you ever wish you were in charge?
More than 30 local Santa Maria professionals got to spend the day living out that wish during the annual “Principal for a Day” event. Put on by the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Santa Barbara County Education Office, the event partnered …

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Ribbon Cutting: American Self Storage

“If you’ve got stuff, we’ve got space,” is the motto of American Self Storage. Their Santa Maria facility, located at 3040 Skyway Drive, has been open for some time, but they recently had reason to celebrate their re-opening.
American Self Storage purchased and opened the Santa Maria facility in 2006. In August 2015, a fire broke out …

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