• Santa Maria Chamber Celebrates Champions of Local Community at Annual Awards Gala

    SANTA MARIA, CA - The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Gala will honor the individuals, organizations and businesses who have shown their commitment to making a positive impact on the Santa Maria Valley community. The red carpet awards ceremony will take place July 25th from 6pm to 9pm at Marian Theatre (PCPA) on Allan Hancock College Campus. 
    “The Chamber is honored each year to highlight people and organizations that make Santa Maria such a great community,” said Glenn Morris, President & CEO of the Chamber. “The variety of businesses and individuals nominated each year is a testament to the strength of our community. This year’s recipients continue the tradition of excellence and unique contributions that makes Santa Maria the best place to live, work, and do business on the Central Coast!”
    This year’s award recipients include:
    Ambassador of the Year: Erika Weber, VTC Enterprises 
    Young Professional of the Year: Carlos Escobedo
    Tourism Partner of the Year: Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard & Winery
    Non-Profit of the Year: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Central Coast
    Robert P. Hatch Citizens of the Year: Hardy and Judy Hearn
    Robert F. Grogan Public Service Award: Mark Richardson
    Small Business of the Year: Jack’s All American Plumbing
    Large Business of the Year: Babe Farms
    In addition to recognizing the award recipients, the Chamber’s new Board of Directors be formally installed during the event, and outgoing board members will be recognized.
    This year’s Annual Awards Gala includes happy hour from 6pm to 7pm, and the awards ceremony from 7pm to 9pm. Tickets and additional information on the event can be found at https://santamaria.com/events/details/annual-awards-gala-35989.