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  • Santa Maria Valley Chamber Recognized for Business Advocacy

    2018 President’s Circle Award Recognizes Excellence in Business Advocacy, Helping Members Comply with Labor Laws

    The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce was one of just 28 local chambers recognized this month by the California Chamber of Commerce as recipients of the 2018 President’s Circle Award.    This represents the third consecutive year that SMVCC has received this recognition.
    The award, first presented in 2009, recognizes chambers for excellence in business advocacy and helping their members comply with California employment laws. Representatives of the President’s Circle chambers were honored May 23, 2018 during the CalChamber Capitol Summit in Sacramento.
    SMVCC President & CEO Glenn Morris accepted the award on behalf of the Chamber board and staff.    “The Chamber Board recently reaffirmed our mission priorities as being an Champion for our local community, a Catalyst for business growth, and a Convener of leaders and influencers on issues of importance to our local economic vitality,” explained Morris.   “This award is an acknowledgement of our effectiveness in providing our members with access to information and tools that help them be aware of legislative proposals and to be in compliance with California’s complex labor laws.”
    Morris went on to explain that the local chambers who were recognized are some of the most impactful and successful chambers in the state.   “We’re honored to be in the circle with these outstanding organizations,” he said.   “Staying in this class requires that we continue to be focused on improving our efforts on behalf of our members.”
    President’s Circle Award recipients published vote records of their state legislators on key business issues, generated letters to state elected officials on issues of interest to members and participated in the CalChamber compliance product resale program at an exemplary level.

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