Chamber Celebrates Renewed Members at B2B Breakfast

Last Thursday, the Chamber held our We Love Our Members Business-2-Business networking event at the Santa Barbara Zoo. This unique event gives the Chamber an opportunity to show our appreciation for all of our renewed members and give away a variety of prizes that highlight member companies. Renewed members who won prizes will be contacted directly. Click here for a photo gallery from the event.

Join us for our next Business-2-Business networking on May 26th with our sponsor, Braille Institute. Click here to register.

State Street Roundtable on May 25

Save the date! The Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce is hosting a State Street Business Roundtable Workshop to gather feedback regarding issues affecting downtown businesses. While the State Street Master Plan will address the future of State Street in the long-term, it is estimated that the plan will not be finalized until the fourth quarter of 2023. In the short term, the State Street Interim Operation Ad Hoc Committee will be working to address any needs or concerns that arise.

The Chamber wants to hear our businesses thoughts on how to make the State Street Promenade more viable and successful. This meeting is a great opportunity for local businesses to offer feedback which will be submitted to the State Street Interim Operation Ad Hoc Committee.

The Chamber is seeking participation from downtown businesses on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022, from 3 to 4:30 PM.

If you would like to attend and participate in this roundtable workshop, please click here to RSVP.

Carpinteria After-Hours Mixer at Island Brewing Co.

Join the Chamber next Wednesday, May 11th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM for the Carpinteria After-Hours Mixer. Stop by Island Brewing Co. for an evening of networking with business professionals and community members. Enjoy bites provided by Jack’s Bistro, libations from Island Brewing Co., and a chance to win door prizes from local businesses.

Complimentary entry for members, $20 for non-members. Registration is required. Register here.

For questions please reach out to Chelsea@sbscchamber.com.

Post your Openings on the Chamber Member Job Portal

As a benefit to our members, your organization can use the Chamber Job Portal resource as a recruitment tool for your company. Members can post open positions on our site and we will advertise to job seekers. We can’t promise a quick fix to this daunting labor problem in our community, but we can provide some assistance with this resource.

The Chamber Job Portal will be on our Chamber website under the “Connect” tab. Once there, you can either select “Post a Job” to upload a position or “Job Search” to see the listed positions. When posting an open position you can select the date range that you would like the job to remain active on the website. Should you fill the position you can easily remove the listing through the back end of your member account as well.

To post a job, click here.
To search for jobs, click here.
For any questions, please contact Berlin@sbscchamber.com

State of the City from Goleta to Carpinteria

The chamber presented the State of the City from Goleta to Carpinteria on Wednesday, April 27th at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. This was a one-of-a-kind luncheon featuring presentations from Mayors and city staff from Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Carpinteria.

“This does feel historic to have brought them all together in one event so that our business members can come and hear from all three cities at one time,” said Kristen Miller, South Coast Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. To read more on this event, click here.

Click here for event photos.

We would like to thank our sponsors for supporting this event and the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce.

Cox Communications, Montecito Bank & Trust, and Taste of Santa Ynez Valley.

Chevron, Community West Bank, Cottage Health, Courtyard Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta, Edhat, ExxonMobil, Noozhawk, Pacific Business Times, Pacific Premier Bank, Radius Commercial Real Estate, Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta, Rusty’s Pizza Parlor, Santa Barbara City College Foundation, Signature Flight Support, Southwest, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, UCLA Health, Village Properties

Agilent Technologies, Atlantic Aviation, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schrek, CARP Growers, Latitude 34 Technologies, LinkedIn, MarBorg Industries, Meister & Nunes, PC, Paul Cashman State Farm Insurance, Plains All American Pipeline, Red Tail Multifamily Land Development, Santa Barbara Airport, Santa Barbara County Fire Fighters Local 2046, Santa Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara Zoo, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas, Suzanne Elledge Planning & Permitting Services, Teledyne FLIR, The Towbes Group, UC Santa Barbara, Union Bank, Verizon Communications Inc.

April 2022 Data Dashboard

The Chamber released the April Data Dashboard on Monday, April 25th. This monthly dashboard aims to showcase the story of our region’s economic development and recovery through an aggregate of community data points. The dashboard includes data from Goleta, Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, and Santa Barbara County areas, relating to the local workforce, real estate, taxes, tourism, homelessness, poverty, and COVID-19. The April dashboard features some surprising developments in workforce data, with a surge of job posts countywide.

As part of the Chamber’s Roadmap to Recovery, we hope this information informs all of us on the progress we are making throughout our communities. The dashboard will continue to be updated monthly with additional information and categories as new data becomes available and relevant.

To view the April 2022 South Coast Data Dashboard, click here.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the Data Dashboard, please email Dustin@SBSCChamber.com.

South County Economic Summit on May 4

The Chamber is proud to be a sponsor of the South County Economic Summit on May 4th at the Granada Theater put on by UC Santa Barbara Economic Forecast Project.

Guest speakers include Peter Rupert, Executive Director of the UC Santa Barbara Economic Forecast Project; Jagdeep Singh Bachher, Chief Investment Officer and Vice President of Investments, University of California Office of the President; Josh Williams, BW Research; Gene Deering, Radius Commercial Real Estate; and David Kim from Village Properties.

As part of the Chamber’s continued efforts to understand and respond to the national labor shortage, we look forward to the presentation on labor participation by Josh Williams, a researcher the Chamber has worked with for over a decade.

Breakfast is at 8 a.m. and the program is from 9-11:30 a.m. Tickets are on sale now at artsandlectures.ucsb.edu or call the A&L box office at 805.893.3535.

For event information, call (805) 893-5148 or email kennethfreeland@ucsb.edu.

Carpinteria Business Focus

Each month, the Chamber features a page in the Coastal View News, providing updates on business-related items on the South Coast. In April, we highlighted the very first State of the City from Goleta to Carpinteria, Business-2-Business Networking, Carpinteria After-Hours Mixer, and more.

Pick up an issue today! Or view it online here.
To view last month’s CVN Chamber page, click here.
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The Chamber’s Carpinteria Business Committee meets bi-monthly to connect the City management team with local businesses in Carpinteria.

At the April 18th meeting held via zoom, the committee welcomed guest speakers Sara Dearman with Chevron and Kim Gutierrez with the Alcazar Theater. Sara provided an update on the plant decommissioning in Carpinteria and an overview of the project. Kim gave a recap of the March celebration of Women Making Change, events at the Alcazar Theater, and a sneak peek of what is coming. On April 27, the Alcazar Theater will celebrate 97 years!

Michael Ramirez, Assistant City Manager, provided the committee with an update on special projects. The next committee meeting will be held on June 20th. For questions, please contact Berlin Garcia at Berlin@sbscchamber.com

State of the City – from Goleta to Carpinteria

The Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the State of the City – From Goleta to Carpinteria on Wednesday, April 27th at 11 AM, hosted at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort in the Grand Ballroom.

For the first time ever, we will bring together all three Mayors on the South Coast for a one-of-a-kind luncheon featuring presentations from the three cities; Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Carpinteria.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Cox Communications, Montecito Bank & Trust, and Taste of Santa Ynez Valley.

Chevron, Community West Bank, Cottage Health, Courtyard Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta, Edhat, ExxonMobil, Noozhawk, Pacific Business Times, Pacific Premier Bank, Radius Commercial Real Estate, Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta, Rusty’s Pizza Parlor, Santa Barbara City College Foundation, Signature Flight Support, Southwest, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, UCLA Health, Village Properties

Agilent Technologies, Atlantic Aviation, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schrek, CARP Growers, Latitude 34 Technologies, LinkedIn, MarBorg Industries, Paul Cashman State Farm Insurance, Plains All American Pipeline, Red Tail Multifamily Land Development, Santa Barbara Airport, Santa Barbara County Fire Fighters Local 2046, Santa Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara Zoo, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas, Suzanne Elledge Planning & Permitting Services, Teledyne FLIR, The Towbes Group, UC Santa Barbara, Union Bank, Verizon Communications Inc.

For more information about this event, please contact Chelsea@sbscchamber.com

South County Economic Summit on May 4th

The Chamber is proud to be a sponsor of the South County Economic Summit on May 4th at the Granada Theater put on by UC Santa Barbara Economic Forecast Project.

Guest speakers include Peter Rupert, Executive Director of the UC Santa Barbara Economic Forecast Project; Jagdeep Singh Bachher, Chief Investment Officer and Vice President of Investments, University of California Office of the President; Josh Williams, BW Research; Gene Deering, Radius Commercial Real Estate; and David Kim from Village Properties. Breakfast is at 8 a.m. and the program is from 9-11:30 a.m. Tickets are on sale now at artsandlectures.ucsb.edu or call the A&L box office at 805.893.3535.

For event information, call (805) 893-5148 or email kennethfreeland@ucsb.edu.