Tourism Luncheon – Please Join Us!

Tourism positively impacts our local economy and support thousands of jobs in our area.  Please join us as we celebrate National Tourism Week with a special luncheon on Wednesday, May 11 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Santa Maria Country Club!
Our event will be held in the dining room at the beautiful Mediterranean-style …

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The Central Coast Loses a Legend

Well-known local businessman and founder of Guadalupe’s Far Western Tavern, Clarence Minetti, has passed away peacefully Monday night (3/28/11) in the company of his family. He was 93 years old.
Minetti was involved in a head-on vehicle accident, Friday afternoon, on Brown and Betteravia Roads. The California Highway Patrol says a female driver in the …

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Join us for 21st year of Celebrating the Strawberry!

Here at the Chamber we are preparing for our 21st year of celebrating Santa Maria’s favorite fruit: the strawberry. Each year, thousands gather at our Strawberry Industry Recognition Dinner and the Strawberry Festival paying homage the delicious commodity and those who work so hard to keep the local industry thriving.
If you’re like most Californians you …

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Participate in the Santa Barbara County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update by completing the survey below to give your feedback on the identification of hazards in our area and your opinions regarding emergency preparation and priorities. Although the plan enables the County and cities to be eligible for various assistance grants, the plan’s value really …

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The Special Projects Grant program, funded by the City Council of Santa Maria, was created to support events and projects that generate overnight stays in our hotels. The program allows planners of events and projects to apply for marketing assistance to promote the event or project in our target markets.   There is no guarantee to …

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