Tri-County Chamber Alliance Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2021
Kristen Miller, President/CEO
Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 805.967.2500 Ext. 108
Tri-County Chamber Alliance
The Chambers of Commerce Alliance of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties recently voted to create a new Tri-County Chamber Alliance. The newly formed Alliance will initially include thirteen Chambers of Commerce throughout Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties. Glenn Morris, current Alliance Chair and President/CEO of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber said, “We’re thrilled to expand the Alliance to include the three Central Coast counties. We share markets, labor sheds, and culture, so it was a natural extension to share advocacy efforts as well.”
The Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber has taken an active lead in forming a stronger alliance representing the three neighboring counties. “In these unprecedented times, it has become clearer than ever that we are stronger together. Regional collaboration and mergers are the key to making meaningful connections and change in our region.”
The mission of the Tri-County Chamber Alliance is to foster collaboration among the region’s chambers of commerce and to advocate for policies that promote a friendlier business climate.
The Tri-County Chamber Alliance will act as a public policy advocacy group and take action on appropriate regional, state, and federal legislation that impacts our business and economic climates. Issues will include economic development, infrastructure, workplace regulations, taxes and fees on business, workplace development, and housing. These issues will be discussed at the monthly meetings.
The Alliance will continue to contract with Fred Main of Clear Advocacy, LLC for researching and summarizing issues, tracking and recording voting records of elected officials, and facilitating, educating and coordinating state-level business advocacy efforts in Sacramento as the Alliance’s registered representative.