• Chamber Event Spotlight: Virtual Mixers

    While events look a little different during COVID-19, the Santa Maria Valley Chamber continues to offer opportunities for members to get together and network in a virtual format.

    One of those opportunities is their virtual mixer, held once a month from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. The event is free for Chamber members to attend.

    While the virtual format is a little different than a traditional Mixer, it still offers opportunities for local business professionals to network, an opportunity for a local business to talk about their products and services, and fun prizes and games.

    "I like the virtual mixers because there are focused breakout groups where each member of the group gets to introduce themselves, their business and what they do," explained Julie Chudak of Lifelong Nutrition and Fitness. "The mixer format allows you to network with you people you may never connect with otherwise."

    Though they are virtual for now, Mixers are still well attended by a variety of Chamber Member businesses.

     "Connecting with people, while many of us are working remotely, has been especially important during this time on both a personal and professional level," explained Allison Borja of Morris & Garritano Insurance Services. "The Chamber keeps the mixers fun and engaging and allowed everyone to participate in both large group and small group settings.  If you’re new to networking or a networking pro, I highly recommend joining us at the next SMVCC mixer to reconnect or connect for the first time with other Chamber members and businesses.  It’s a lot of fun and who knows, you may win a raffle prize!"

    The next Chamber Mixer will take place August 20th. Learn more and RSVP by visiting www.santamaria.com/events/.