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  • Annual Awards Gala

  • The Santa Maria Valley Annual Awards brings Chamber members together to salute our annual honorees, to reflect on the past year, and to look forward to the coming year. Awards presented at each banquet include the Large and Small Businesses of the Year, Robert P. Hatch Citizen of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, Young Professional of the Year and the Robert F. Grogan Public Service Award. We also recognize outgoing Board members and formally install the new Board of Directors.

    Join us for a night on the Red Carpet on September 1st, from 6:00 - 9:00 pm at the Santa Maria Veterans' Memorial Center! 

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  • Join us as we honor outstanding members of our community, install new members to our board, and recognize outgoing board members at the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce's Annual Awards Gala!

    We will be presenting the following awards:

    • Ambassador of the Year: Kelsi Fitzgerald of Veritas Innovative Pest & Termite Solutions
    • Young Professional of the Year: Robert Tolan
    • Tourism Partner of the Year: Cubanissimo Cuban Coffee House & Cafe
    • Non-Profits of the Year: Transitions-Mental Health Association
    • Non-Profits of the Year: Northern Santa Barbara County United Way
    • Robert P. Hatch Citizen of the Year: Pastor Carl Nielsen
    • Robert F. Grogan Public Service Award: Dan Blough, Santa Barbara County Planning Commission (Posthumous)
    • Small Business of the Year: Cugini's Pizzeria & Trattoria
    • Large Business of the Year: Atlas Copco-Mafi Trench


    Please register by August 25, 2022. Ticket Price will include wine and heavy appetizers, along with admittance to the event. 

    And don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter where you can tag us to show off the memories of this wonderful night!