Non-Profit of the Year

We are proud to recognize United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County as the Non-Profit of the Year. The clubs are an essential foundation for youth in our communities, serving over 3,000 youth annually. They provide a safe, positive place to learn and grow. They offer tutoring, sports, and after-school meals along with mentoring groups, education…

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State Street Master Plan Update

The results are in! On Tuesday, January 24 the Santa Barbara City Council received an update on the progress of the State Street Master Plan’s first phase, focused on visioning. City staff and consultant, MIG, shared the result of their visioning outreach, which included a community survey, design workshops, interactive on-street outreach experiences, and more.…

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January’s B2B Networking Event Sponsored by UCLA Health

The Chamber held a Taking Care of Me in 2023 Business 2 Business Networking event on January 26 at the Santa Barbara Zoo, with a special sponsor presentation by UCLA Health. Located right in your neighborhood, UCLA Health medical offices and clinics offer you convenient access to world-class care for your entire family. Find a location near you! click…

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Congratulations to JR Bookkeeping

Each year, the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce recognizes businesses that have made a significant impact on the region. We are proud to recognize Small Business of the Year – JR Bookkeeping. JR Bookkeeping started in 2012 by sisters Juliana and Natalia Ramirez. Besides being friendly, responsive, and hardworking bookkeepers, they are passionate…

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Chamber Celebrates Dirt Botanicals

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Dirt Botanicals in Carpinteria on Wednesday, January 25, followed by an after hours mixer. Dirt Botanicals is a unique retail experience offering a respite from the day-to-day. Their newest edition to the space is the DIY dried flower wall; where you can come, make your own selections and create…

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State Street Outdoor Facility Fees

On January 12 the Santa Barbara City Council voted on a new fee structure for outdoor business facilities on State Street. Council chose to go with variable design-based fees, which will charge businesses anywhere from $3 to $5 per square foot for outdoor business facilities, based on the design of the facility (roof, platform, portability).…

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