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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Ribbon Cutting: CalStar/AirMedCare Network

We recently welcomed CalStar/AirMedCare Network celebrate their merger with Reach with a ribbon cutting! The merger makes CalStar/AirMedCare Network part of the largest helicopter EMS Program in the country.
CalStar has a helicopter abulance at the Santa Maria Airport that provides emergency care services to people up and down the central coast. They have been in …

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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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