We Love Our Members

Join us for the annual We Love Our Members Business-2-Business Breakfast event on April 28th at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

Renew your membership by April 26 to be entered to win amazing prizes. One grand prize winner will walk away with a $400 Southwest voucher! You do not need to be present to win. Red & Hearts is the theme for this month.

A special thank you to our prize sponsors:
Autumn Brands, Braille Institute, California State Parks, Chase Restaurant, Goleta Red Distillery, Corner Tap, Cox, El Encanto a Belmond Hotel, Eureka!, Float Luxury Spa, Grassini Family Vineyards, Hotel Californian, Jersey Mike’s, Lighthouse Coffee, Mesa Burger, M.Special Brewing Company, Pascucci Restaurant, Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara, Rincon Brewery, Santa Barbara Adventure Co., Santa Barbara Airbus, Santa Barbara Gift Basket, Santa Barbara Hotel Group, Santa Barbara Trapeze Co, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Southwest Airlines, Spectrum Reach, Stardust Sportsfishing, and The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

If you have questions regarding your renewal invoice or would like to make a payment, please contact Laurie Barene at Laurie@sbscchamber.com or call (805) 967-2500 x104

We Love Our Members

Join us for the annual We Love Our Members Business-2-Business Breakfast event on April 28th at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

Renew your membership by April 22 to be entered to win amazing prizes. One grand prize winner will walk away with a $400 Southwest voucher! You do not need to be present to win.
A special thank you to our prize sponsors:
If you have questions regarding your renewal invoice or would like to make a payment, please contact Laurie Barene at Laurie@sbscchamber.com or call (805) 967-2500 x104

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.

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. Registration is now open. Click here.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Cox Communications and Montecito Bank & Trust

Chevron, Community West Bank, Cottage Health, Courtyard Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta, ExxonMobil, Pacific Premier Bank, Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta, Rusty’s Pizza, Santa Barbara City College Foundation, Signature Flight Support, UCLA Health, Village Properties

Agilent Technologies, Atlantic Aviation, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schrek, CARP Growers, Latitude 34 Technologies, LinkedIn, Noozhawk, Plains All American Pipeline, Santa Barbara Airport, Santa Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara Zoo, Teledyne FLIR, UC Santa Barbara

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Michele Schneider at Michele@sbscchamber.com.

Carpinteria After-Hours Mixer at Island Brewing Co.

The Chamber is excited to announce that the Carpinteria Mixer will be held at Island Brewing Co. on Wednesday, May 11th, 5 PM – 7 PM. We hope you can join us! This will be a great opportunity for the business community to develop business contacts, network, and connect with members.

Complimentary entry for members, $20 for Non-Members. Registration is now open. RSVP today, click here.

The Chamber’s Visitor Centers Welcome Back Cruise Ships

The Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber’s Visitor Center team welcomed cruise ships back to Santa Barbara on March 16th, the first return since the program was halted because of COVID-19. The visitor centers have since served five cruise ships in sixteen days. Two ships had a passenger count of 2,000, and three had 1,200. Not all destination ports have a visitor center welcoming station, and many of these guests appreciate being greeted by smiling faces as they arrive in Santa Barbara. Eleven more cruise ships are expected by May 20th and our staff looks forward to greeting them.

The Garden Visitor Center is located at:
1 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

State Street Visitor Center is located at:
120 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

For any questions, please contact Visitor Center Manager Ruairi Bateson at Ruairi@sbscchamber.com.

Public Policy Update

At last month’s Public Policy Committee meeting on March 23rd, the committee welcomed guest speaker Liz Rodriguez, with the Santa Barbara Community Formation Committee, to hear an update on the draft recommendations for Civilian Oversight of the Santa Barbara Police Department, and the different models being discussed by the Community Formation Commission and the Santa Barbara Police Department. The Santa Barbara City Council will consider the recommendations at their April 22nd meeting. To view the draft recommendations, click here.

The committee also welcomed Adam Regele, Senior Policy Advocate with Cal Chamber. Adam gave the committee an update on state legislation. There are many new bills this year, and Cal Chamber works hard to identify the bills that will impact businesses, and advocate in support or opposition of them, often in cooperation with local chambers and businesses. For a comprehensive look at the bills currently on Cal Chamber’s watch list, click here.

Jennings Imel, Executive Director of the Western Regional Office with the US Chamber of Commerce spoke to the committee on the US Chamber’s work at the national level. Currently, the US Chamber is focusing on inflation as it relates to supply chain issues and looking at energy and housing as solutions to bring inflation down. The US Chamber is also working on addressing the current workforce issues through the America Works Initiative, which offers data, case studies, and solution options for businesses to explore.

Chamber Donates Welcome Home Kits

The Chamber is proud to support PATH’s work through the donation of new Welcome Home Kits. PATH Santa Barbara provides services for individuals experiencing homelessness in our community, including employment, outreach, housing navigation, interim housing, and rapid rehousing. Many of the individual’s PATH serves have limited income and often need help with basic necessities once they secure housing. That is why PATH is working with the community to secure the Welcome Home Kits. The Kits welcome individuals to their new homes with the household items they need to get started. For information on how you can participate, click here.

We Love Our Members B2B Happening April 28

The Chamber will celebrate our We Love Our Members Business-2-Business Breakfast event on April 28th at the Santa Barbara Zoo

Be sure to renew your membership by April 15th to be entered to win amazing prizes. One grand prize winner will walk away with a $400 Southwest voucher! You do not need to be present to win.

A special thank you to our prize sponsors:

El Encanto a Belmond Hotel, Float Luxury Spa, Hotel Californian, Pascucci Restaurant, Santa Barbara Gift Basket, Santa Barbara Hotel Group, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Southwest Airlines, and Stardust Sportsfishing

If you have questions regarding your renewal invoice or would like to make a payment, please contact Laurie Barene at Laurie@sbscchamber.com or call (805) 967-2500 x104

March Data Dashboard

The Chamber released our March Data Dashboard on Monday, March 28th. 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 March data dashboard features the addition of single-family home sales in Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Carpinteria, as well as South Coast averages for residential real estate data.

As part of the Chamber’s Roadmap to Recovery, we hope this information informs all of us about 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 March Data Dashboard, click here.

For questions, please email Dustin@SBSCChamber.com 

State of the City – From Goleta to Carpinteria

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

This event will be a one-of-a-kind luncheon featuring presentations from the three cities, Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Carpinteria. Registration is now open. Click here.

Table sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Michele Schneider at Michele@sbscchamber.com.