In This Issue:
Upcoming Events
May "Vacay"
B2B Breakfast
Tuesday, May 7th  7:30 a.m.
Our May host,  Montecito Bank & Trust , will help us celebrate National Tourism Month! We're celebrating Goleta as a travel destination and taking the time for ourselves to rejuvenate.  Enjoy a delicious breakfast, network with other business owners and celebrate our beautiful local community at our monthly breakfast.

Ribbon Cutting at MJ Cafe
Thursday, May 16th 3:30-5:30 
Come celebrate Goleta's newest cafe at Ice in Paradise. The ribbon cutting will be at 4 p.m. For questions, contact Michele@GoletaChamber.com.

2019 Goleta Magazine Launch
Wednesday, May 29th 5-7:00 p.m.
Join us at SAMsARA Winery for the 2019 Goleta Magazine Launch. We will unveil the cover of Goleta's premier magazine and enjoy delicious local wine and networking. Click here to register...

2019 Goleta Chamber Event Dates
 
TechTopia
Thursday, July 11, 2019
3:00-6:00 p.m.

 
2019 Goleta Lemon Festival
September 28 & 29, 2019
Girsh Park, Goleta


70th Annual Goleta's Finest Community Awards Celebration
Saturday, November 23, 2019
6:00-10:00 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara

Ribbon Cuttings
On April 18th we cut the ribbon at Goleta Red Distilling Company. 

Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park Opens in Old Town Goleta



On Saturday March 30th the Chamber's Michele Schneider and our ambassador team staffed a booth to celebrate the opening of the new park in Old Town Goleta.
The four-acre site at 170 S. Kellogg Ave. features a handball court, concrete ping-pong table, bocce ball court, pickleball court, pedestrian and bicycle paths, exercise equipment, a piñ ata holder,  a restroom building and playground area. The park also includes a unique concrete skate park plaza. Powell Peralta donated 200 skateboards for children and, the Cottage Hospital Trauma Center donated helmets and the Goleta Chamber donated safety gear for the children.

Click here for the full story...
The Chamber and City of Goleta partnered to present the 11th annual State of the City address to the business community on April 9th. About 400 government and business leaders and others gathered to hear about the city's many achievements and challenges, plus the latest on Goleta's finances and policy decisions.  Officials also briefed the group on updates to the city's zoning ordinances, Old Town Goleta renovations, cannabis regulation, Fire Station 10, a new multi-modal train station at the location of the existing Amtrak platform, and parks and recreation projects. Mayor Paula Perotte  asserted that the city of Goleta needs to embrace a "vision to address the opportunities and threats that loom in the near future."  Click here for the full story.


The Goleta Magazine has been the premier source for information on Goleta for the past 32 years. The annual magazine has a distribution of 7,500 and readership of 45,000.  It is the go-to source for living, playing and working in Goleta and captures the stories of the great people who make our community so unique. 
 
Join us to celebrate the launch of the 2019 Goleta Magazine and our theme - Celebrating the Good Land! Wednesday, May 29th from 5-7:00 p.m. at SAMsARA Winery in Goleta.
 

New Members
We welcomed seven new members in April - Tim Aceves (Aceves Marketing and Communications), Katherine Gotsis (Help Unlimited), Trudie Reich (Beach Baby Nannies LLC), Scott McGullgan (MJ Cafe), Devon Wardlow (Coastal Dispensary), David Romero (The Wayfarer Santa Barbara). Not pictured: Kerry Bennett (On the Alley).
 
American Riviera Bank Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Joanne Funari, Honored Among 50 Top Women for 11th Year Running
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Joanne Funari, has again been named one of the Top 50 Women in Business in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura Counties by the Pacific Coast Business Times. 
 
Goleta Train Station Master Plan Community Outreach Meeting #1
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The City of Goleta is developing a new multi-modal train station next to the existing Amtrak platform on La Patera Lane and  invites you to an open house to learn more about improvements proposed for the Goleta Train Station. There will be two meetings (see below for alternative meeting time and location information). You are welcome to attend either event.

Winslowe Goleta: Eat Drink Live Goleta
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
You're invited to enjoy an exciting day at Winslowe, Goleta's newest homes and  neighborhood , and experience all that the community has to offer including local music, brews and bites, as well as jumbo lawn games, a shaved ice truck, pop-up pet adoption, pet photographer, and more!

Goleta Train Station Master Plan Community Outreach Meeting #2
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The City of Goleta is developing a new multi-modal train station next to the existing Amtrak platform on La Patera Lane and  invites you to an open house to learn more about improvements proposed for the Goleta Train Station. There will be two meetings (see above for alternative meeting time and location information). You are welcome to attend either event.

The Goleta Mayor's Bike Ride
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Join Mayor Paula Perotte and Mayor Pro-Tem Kyle Richards for this easy lunchtime bike ride (or come on your skate board). We'll stop for lunch at one of the many nearby restaurants. This flat, 2-mile route is suitable for all ages and abilities. Meet at Jonny Wallis Park.

Miles for Moms 5K - Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Join us for Miles for Moms─a special 5K Walk/Run hosted by Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation in honor of Mother's Day! Participants are encouraged to walk with or in honor of their mom. Sponsorship opportunities available.   

Speaking of Business: Building Cyber Resiliency - Presented by American Riviera Bank
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Hear a panel of local experts discuss critical ways you can keep your business safe. Networking and Nibbles, Panel Discussion and Q&A at the end of the evening. 

MJ Cafe Grand Opening
Saturday, May 19, 2019 - 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Celebrate the opening of MJ Cafe. Live acoustic music and happy hour all night! Located inside Ice in Paradise.

Coastal Self Defense Academy's Sippin at Sunset Fundraiser
Saturday, May 19, 2019 - 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Come celebrate and support Coastal Self Defense Academy (CSDA) at the beautiful home of the Imperioli's. Join us on their wrap-around patio with a beautiful valley view. The night will include spectacular themed auction baskets, CSDA demonstrations and speakers! Click here for more information...

Fairview Gardens - Farm to Table Dinner
Saturday, June 1 - Starts at 5:00 p.m.
Fairview Gardens is excited to invite you to our Annual Farm to Table Dinner! Enjoy a lovely evening on the farm with cocktail hour, sit-down dinner, and dessert. This is an opportunity to support a unique organization through connections with the community at an inspired event. Dinner curated by local favorite Barbareño featuring fresh produce grown and harvested at Fairview Gardens!

Fiesta Ranchera - Rancho La Patera & Stow House
Thursday, June 20 -  5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The Fiesta kick-off event to start the summer off right! Come dance under the stars to Area 51, nibble on delicious bites and sip wine and cocktails from local vendors.
  

THANK YOU TO OUR PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE