The Chamber hosts a multitude of events and networking opportunities throughout the year, including:
Build Your Business breakfast ~ Every Friday, 8 a.m., ‘A’ Street Cafe, 2445 “A” Street
Santa Maria. Weekly meetings of the BYB breakfast provide a great opportunity to meet and connect with fellow Chamber member businesses and enjoy a casual and informal setting where you can come and invest time in networking, marketing your business, products, and/or services, and increase your referral base! The program is a fun, simple and easy format. Come and join us for breakfast and network, network, network!!
Chamber Mixers. 3rd Thursday of each month. Held from 5-7pm at a different Chamber member’s business, Mixers are your chance to rub shoulders with a cross section of Santa Maria’s business leadership. Make new friends, reconnect with colleagues, and promote your business!
Monthly Membership Luncheons. 2nd Wednesday of each month. The Chamber’s monthly luncheons highlight segments of our community that help make Santa Maria a great place to do business. Here are a list of our regular membership luncheons:
State of Vandenberg (January)
Police Awards (February)
Principal for a Day (March)
Tourism Luncheon (May)
Industry Education Council – Business Appreciation (October)
FBLA: Future Business Leaders of America (November)
Dinner Events. 2nd Wednesday of the month. In April, the Chamber salutes the Strawberry Industry with a special recognition dinner to honor our growers, shippers, coolers, sales associations and employees. In August, the Chamber hosts the Annual Installation & Awards Dinner where we formally install our incoming Chairman as well as honor the Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year and present the Robert F. Grogan Award for Public Service. Both events are excellent networking opportunities as well as fun-filled celebrations.
Business Expo. 2nd Thursday of September, Santa Maria Fairpark. The Chamber’s Business Expo is the largest in the region and has been providing local businesses the chance to promote business-to-business and other opportunities for more than 20 years. Showcase your products/services, prospect for new customers and employees, and network with fellow Chamber members in a high-energy, exciting environment.