• Chamber Committees

  • The Business & Government Roundtable will serve to guide the Chamber’s work in the area of political and regulatory advocacy. It will also serve as a resource to public agencies by providing a forum for issues and alternatives to be shared, discussed, and reviewed by leaders of the local business community. LEARN MORE...

  • The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee serves as the public relations arm of the Chamber. Chamber Ambassadors assist at Chamber functions and help promote the Chamber to prospective members and the community as a whole. Additionally, Chamber Ambassadors assist the Chamber in connecting with new and existing members so they will maximize their use of Chamber programs and other benefits and remain engaged with the Chamber. LEARN MORE...
  • Transportation Committee

    Meets the second Monday of each month at 12 Noon.

    Recognizing the importance of infrastructure and the ability to move people and goods around as well as into and out of the community, the Chamber and City of Santa Maria partner to host a monthly roundtable discussion. Representatives from key agencies including the City of Santa Maria, Santa Barbara County, CalTrans, Santa Maria Public Airport, Santa Maria Valley Railroad, and others, provide updates on projects in the implementation or planning stages.

    See our Events Calendar for additional details on the next Transportation Committee meeting.

  • Military Affairs Committee

    Santa Maria is proud of our relationship both with Vandenberg Air Force Base and with the large population of veterans who live and work in our community. We recognize the significant economic impact that they bring to our community, along with the value they provide as neighbors, friends, and colleagues.

    The Chamber, through its Military Affairs Committee, maintains an active relationship with the command structure at Vandenberg, providing sponsorship for airmen and employee recognition programs, facilitating interaction with local community and base leadership, and in general acting as a connector between the base and town. Additionally, the Chamber supports many veterans-related programs and organizations and annually hosts a program at the local Freedom Monument (originally built by the Chamber) to honor those with connections to the community who gave all in our defense.