• Who We Are

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  • The Santa Maria Valley Chamber helps the business community prosper. We are a catalyst for business growth, a convener of leaders and influencers, and a champion for a stronger Santa Maria Valley.

    We achieve this purpose through valuable business services, deep and relevant connections, business learning opportunities, and influence on economic and public policies.

    The Chamber brings a unique perspective and lens to our work. Because we operate the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Commission, and Visitor Bureau/Tourism Marketing District, we can bring to bear a full spectrum of tools and services to truly make a difference in the lives of businesses and individuals throughout our city and valley.

    The Chamber brings leadership to the process of creating a community where business thrives. Partnering with employers and community partners, we work to create a “culture of commerce.”

    Chamber programs are built around the core principles of:

    • Creating a strong local economy
    • Promoting the community
    • Providing networking opportunities
    • Representing the interests of business with government

  • The Chamber is the largest business organization in northern Santa Barbara County. Its members include small businesses, corporations, associations, and individual professionals. Since 1919, the Chamber has worked with local government, education, private industry, and a host of other agencies and organizations to improve the business environment and promote the Santa Maria Valley as a premier community in which to live, work, and do business.

    The Chamber organizes and directs the efforts of those who share the desire to improve the conditions under which business is conducted. Through participation in the Chamber, members are able to accomplish collectively what they could not do individually. This spirit of collective action, partnership, and collaboration drives our successes.

  • Mission

    The mission of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce is to be a Catalyst for business growth, a Convener of leaders and influencers, and a Champion for a stronger Santa Maria Valley.

  • Vision

    Our vision at the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce is to be an essential partner for our businesses and community.

  • Promise

    Our promise to our members and stakeholders is simply this … We’re Here for Business.

    We connect, inform, and influence. We are capable of helping any business that comes through our doors. Above all, we want to see our local businesses succeed because we know that leads to a successful community.

  • Values

    The Chamber of Commerce believes it is important we:

    • Continually educate our community that business success is essential to overall community success and our community’s quality of living correlates directly with the economic well-being of our businesses.
    • Actively consider and respect the priorities of our member businesses and work to support them.
    • Regularly evaluate the effectiveness and impact of our programs and offerings to ensure measurable value to our members and investors that exceeds their investment.
    • Serve as a resource for our members with information on best practices, new business trends, successful ideas, or new partners.
    • Be trustworthy in our motives, visionary and open to possibilities, and inclusive of various viewpoints in decision making.
    • Hold high expectations and conduct our business with honesty, respect and transparency.