Annual Tourism Lunch honors local community leaders

Two community leaders were honored this month by the Santa Maria Valley Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) at the Historic Santa Maria Inn for their efforts to promote tourism in the Santa Maria Valley.
This year’s Mayor’s Award was accepted by Col. Chris Moss, 30 SW Commander, on behalf of Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Mayor’s …

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Tourism Marketing District to bring a boost to Santa Maria

Marketing Santa Maria as a prime tourism destination is getting a major boost through a new Tourism Marketing District initiated by local hotels and approved by the City Council.
The marketing district is funded by a 2 percent tax added to hotel bills of overnight travelers.
“I think it is overdue and this will help us market …

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Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Wrangler Wednesday Giveaway Program

The Santa Maria Elks Rodeo is excited to announce its new Wrangler Wednesday Giveaway Program.
The Elks Rodeo posse will be visiting Albertsons and Vons in Lompoc from 4-5 PM and Albertsons in Buellton from 5-6 PM on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. We are looking for customers dressed in their Wrangler jeans.  If we find you shopping in …

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Central City Swing Band Annual Spring Concert

The Central City Swing Band will perform their annual Summer Concert on Tuesday
evening, June 14th, 2016 at 7:30PM. The concert will feature music arranged in a traditional or vintage swing style as well as arrangements in a modern jazz style. The actual playlist is not finalized until the evening of the concert, but you can be sure …

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By Gina Keough
Visitor and Convention Bureau Director
The Tourism Marketing Series which we have held monthly this year, will be discontinued in 2016, as of January 1.  Attendance has been very small and we feel our goal of keeping our Visitor and Convention Bureau members (anyone who owns/operates a hotel, restaurant or attraction) in the know, …

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