Educational & Informational Resources

Business Development Forums
Committee Chair: Trent Benedetti, CPA, (805) 922-4881
Third Tuesday of every month, 11:30am at the Fountain Pavillion at the Santa Maria Fairpark (937 S. Thornburg)
The Committee provides monthly insightful programs that the business community can use to improve their knowledge base and business activities.
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Santa Maria Merchants Committee
Committee Chair: Anne Cremarosa, MIYB Spaces, (805) 868-9386
Third Thursday of every month, 7am at MIYB Spaces (429 E. Main St)
The Committee serves to create a combined effort of mercants, organizations, the Chamber of Commerce, City of Santa Maria and other available resources to promote the downtown area, and develop an ongoing presence that invites visitors and residents alike to visit downtown Santa Maria. All Downtown Merchants are especially invited to be an active part of our growing committee.
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Manufacturers Tours & Forums
Fourth Tuesday of every month at 7am, location rotates
The Santa Maria Economic Development Commission under the umbrella of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce facilitates meeting notification through e-mail. Tours of local manufacturing facilities are held frequently.
Programs are educational in nature, and involve guest speakers who will present information on current topics of interest to area manufacturers
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VCB Marketing Series
Committee Chair: Karla Azahar, Fairfield Inn & Suites, (805) 925-8500
Held bi-monthly, 10-11am,  at rotating location
The Visitor & Convention Bureau hosts this monthly meeting for all members involved in the hospitality industry to learn about what the Bureau is doing to promote tourism in the Santa Maria Valley, along with information on possible cooperative opportunities for industry tradeshows and advertising.
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