In This Issue:

Upcoming Chamber Events
May B2B Breakfast hosted by The Goodland Hotel
May 3, 2016 
Join us for May Business-2-Business Breakfast to network with over 120 local business representatives and hear whats new at The Goodland Hotel! 
Click here to register...

May Business After-Hours at Hollister Village
May 18, 2016
Join us at the beautiful Hollister Village Apartments for great networking, local bites and a look at Goleta's newest community. 

Join the City of Goleta and the Chamber of Commerce for the 9th Annual State of the City.
May 5, 2016
11:30-1:30 p.m.
Bacara Resort & Spa

Partner Events
3rd Annual Santa Barbara Housing Conference
Friday, May 13, 2016 
Presented by Coastal Housing Coalition

The Santa Barbara Housing Conference will feature great networking, a dynamic keynote speaker, choice of morning and afternoon educational workshops, and panel discussions on timely housing topics and issues.  

Fiesta Ranchera
Thursday, June 16, 2016
A festive evening of fun, food, music, and dancing in the beautiful historic gardens. 

Chamber Endorses Bruce Porter in Third District County Supervisor Race
The Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce their endorsement of Bruce Porter for Third District County Supervisor.

The Chamber's board of directors voted to endorse Porter based on how his positions aligned with the Chamber's policy platform. Bruce has a strong position on economic development and ideas on how a private/public partnership focused on innovation can be beneficial for our entire county.

"The Chamber Board looked at each candidate's platforms and priorities before making this endorsement," said Kristen Miller, President & CEO of the Goleta Chamber of Commerce. "Porter's positions on economic development and workforce housing are most aligned with the business community."

2016 Goleta Magazine 
Living the Good Life! 
The  2016 Goleta Magazine is now available! Featuring an inside look at FLIR Systems and the unique businesses in Goleta, the Goleta Magazine has a variety of information on working, living and playing in the Good Land!

Magazine distribution begins next week. The digital magazine will be released soon. To request a copy, please email  

Annual Membership Survey Coming in May
Chamber Members will be receiving an invitation to participate in our 2016 Membership Survey in May.  The survey is conducted through the Western Association of Chamber Executives (WACE) and helps measure the Chamber's performance in comparison to all Chambers in the West. 

We encourage all of our members to participate in the survey. 
Responses are confidential, but e ach participant will be eligible to win prizes in a drawing following the survey.

Workplace Safety Discussed at April Issue and Policy Roundtable
Attendees at April IPR tackled tough issues relating to workplace safety. Community Resource Deputy, Dave Valdez, talked to the group about the Active Shooter Training he offers for local businesses. He stressed the importance of being proactive to ensure workplace safety.

Representatives from Montecito Bank and Trust discussed Cyber Safety and offered tips on how to protect yourself from hackers.

Click here for Noozhawk's media coverage from the event...
April New Members

We welcomed 8 new members in April: Melissa Broughton, Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management; Charlene and Christina, White & Grube Orthodontics; Scott Lamky, Phase 3; Flavio Ferracuti, Curves Santa Barbara; Jennifer and Troy Ots, Supercuts at Hollister Village; Tyler Speier, Tyler Speier Events; John Blum, Blum & Sons Electric; Alex Heath, The Mental Wellness Center.
Member News & Events
EF International Participates in Massive City and Coastal Cleanup on Earth Day
EF International Language School, Heal the Ocean and Looking Good Santa Barbara partnered in a massive cleanup of both the downtown area and Santa Barbara South County beaches on Earth Day 2016. Funding for the beach cleanup equipment was provided through Heal the Ocean from the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation, founded by Kim and Jack Johnson to support environmental, art, and music education.
The Goodland Hotel Launches First VNYL Record Shop in Lobby
The Goodland Hotel has partnered with LA-based VNYL, a music discovery subscription service, to create a vinyl record shop on the property. Not only is this initiative a first for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, but it is also VNYL's first record shop inside of a hotel. The space features doz-ens of titles that can be enjoyed during one's stay and purchased for the road, as well as listen-ing stations powered by SONOS and VNYL's connected turntable line, TRNTBL, that allows for listeners around the world to see what's spinning at The Goodland.

Click here for the full press release...

Isla Vista Youth Projects 45th Anniversary Party
Friday, May 6, 2016
The ORCHID (Private Estate), 301 La Casa Grande Circle, Goleta

United Boys & Girls Club Rally 4 Kids Party

Saturday, May 14, 2016 
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Fairview Gardens Farm to Table Dinner
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Relay For Life of UCSB
Friday, May 20, 2016-Saturday, May 21
MOXI is Coming - a sneak peak at the new children's museum
Workforce Development Board Presents 2016 Santa Barbara Connect to Careers Summer Youth Program