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Upcoming Chamber Events
 

Lemon Dinner at Rancho La Patera & Stow House
Thursday, September 8th 
Celebrate our local chefs in the beautiful gardens at Stow House. 
 
Lemon Business-2-Business Breakfast with Montecito Bank and Trust
Tuesday, September 13th
Join us at Earl Warren Showgrounds to celebrate Lemon Month and hear more about what Montecito Bank and Trust can do for your business. 

The Lemon Launch at Glen Annie Golf Club
Wednesday, September 14th
Celebrate Lemon Festival sponsors and volunteers at the Lemon Launch! This family friendly event features a bounce house, networking and - we're launching lemons! 
Click here to register... 

Goleta Education Foundation Lemon Run
Sunday, September 18th
The Goleta Education Foundation's Lemon Run features competitive 10K and 5K races and a 1K Family Fun Run.

3rd Annual Mega Mixer at Impact Hub Santa Barbara
Thursday, September 29th 
 

 
Business Leader Tony Vallejo Runs to Retain his Seat with 4 Challengers
The Chamber is analyzing the City Council race looking for pro- business leaders. With two seats up for grabs, pro-business incumbent Tony Vallejo is running for re-election and 4 newcomers vie for Jim Farr's vacant seat.
 
The business climate in our coastal city is heavily influenced by local government. Therefore, the Chamber is actively educating our members on who can best lead our city.
 
The Chamber has endorsed Tony Vallejo and will host a candidate forum to hear from the other 4 candidates and will possibly choose another candidate to support. Come hear for yourself on October 6th at the 2016 Legislative Summit.

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Left to Right: Vallejo, Haws, Kasdin, and Richards. Not pictured, Swaney

Goleta Throws 4th Annual Dam Dinner at Lake Los Carneros
About 300 community members gathered for Goleta's fourth annual Dam Dinner at Lake Los Carneros on August 20th. 
 
"It was definitely the best one yet,"  City of Goleta  spokeswoman Valerie Kushnerov said.
 
Goleta Valley residents brought along their own dinner and desserts, or bought pizza from Woodstock's Pizza, which had a booth set up on the dam.
 
The Salt Martians played music and there were free activities that included corn hole games and a photo booth with props.
 
The annual Dam Dinner is organized by the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce, the City of Goleta and the Goleta Valley Historical Society.

Photos by Jay Farbman Photography
6 Local Startups Make Their Pitch at Goleta Entrepreneurial Magnet (GEM) Demo Day
Eight business entrepreneurs stepped on stage to present their plans and pitches to more than 100 community members on August 9th. 

Members of the  Goleta Entrepreneurial Magnet, a program that provides support and mentors to local startup businesses, kicked off the G2 Summer Accelerator Demo Day showcasing the diverse inventions.

GEM is a partnership of the  Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce , the  City of Goleta and  UC Santa Barbara .

 Click here for Media Coverage from Noozhawk...

Chamber Launches Old Town Business Walk
The Chamber has embarked on a new program called the Old Town Business Walk.  In an effort to get to know our business members and non-members in the Old Town District better, staff and ambassadors are going door-to-door on a regular schedule, meeting and greeting businesses and storefronts along Hollister Avenue and side streets. 

The first walk was a success, and you can find the team out again September 1st, October 13th and October 27th!

August Ribbon Cuttings

Goleta Neighborhood Dental Clinic celebrated their grand re-opening on August 12th. Supporters gathered to celebrate the expansion of the facility in Old Town Goleta. 



Zizzo's Coffeehouse & Brew Pub cut the ribbon at their new location in Hollister Village on August 19th. Visit their new location featuring local beer, wine and a new menu.


Dr. Justine Bellefeuille of Goodland Chiropractic cut the ribbon at her new facility on Encina Avenue on August 22nd. 

August New Members

We welcomed two new members at our August Fiesta B2B Breakfast: Beth Grant from The American Heart Association and Mark Bottiani of Bottiani Properties. 
Member News & Events

PathPoint's Open House
Thursday, September 1st

M.Special One Year Anniversary Weekend 
September 9-11th 
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Ribbon Cutting at CIO Solutions new location on  Hollister Avenue
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 4 p.m.
For more information, contact  Cortney@GoletaValley.com
 
Ribbon Cutting at Touring & Tasting Magazine
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 4 p.m.
For more information, contact  Cortney@GoletaValley.com

Michael Holliday FAIA elected as Chairman of MIT Enterprise Forum Central Coast

B2B4Community Breakfast 
Wednesday, September 7th - 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Join Business Giving Roundtable members and business guests to learn more about local giving opportunities and BGR. From entrepreneurs to corporate social responsibility officers; companies of all sizes and stages of giving are welcome. 
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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!

To request a copy or have a box delivered to your business, please email Cortney@GoletaValley.com