In This Issue:

Upcoming Events
January "Kickin' Off The New Year" B2B Breakfast
Tuesday, January 8th
7:30 a.m.
Don't miss our January B2B Breakfast with Village Properties -
Dianne and Brianna Johnson ! Join us to kick off the new year with a morning of business networking. 

Annual Membership Meeting 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Direct Relief
Join us for our 2019 Annual Membership Meeting at Direct Relief's new headquarters!

Ribbon Cuttin g at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Thursday, January 10th, 4-5:30
161 North Fairview, Goleta
Join us as we celebrate with member Marie Sue Parsons at the newly opened Berkshire Hathaway office in Fariview Center! For questions, contact

Announcing 2019 Goleta Chamber Event Dates
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara
Save the date! The 12th Annual State of the City presented by the Goleta Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the City of Goleta. The event will feature presentations by Mayor Paula Perotte and City Manager, Michelle Greene. 

For sponsorship information, contact
Thursday, July 11, 2019
3:00-6:00 p.m.
Deckers Brands

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 October 25th, we celebrated Chicken in a Barrel's new location in Calle Real Center!  
Click here to check out their unique menu! 

On December 11th we celebrated the Grand Opening of Villa la Esperanza Apartments in Old Town Goleta with Peoples' Self-Help Housing.

On Friday, November 16th, the  Goleta Chamber of Commerce  continued a 69-year tradition of honoring remarkable individuals, businesses and organizations whose contributions have enhanced the community.

The packed annual gala at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara opened with a cocktail reception and buffet in the resort's ballroom.
Some 400 well-dressed guests attended the celebration, and the honorees were invited on stage to make brief remarks.

"It's always a special night - you can always feel the heartbeat of Goleta's community spirit and feel the history," said Kristen Miller, president and CEO of the Goleta chamber, who also recognized the organization's board members, sponsors and elected officials in the audience.

"Our community awards celebration is one of the many ways that business and the community comes together."

Click here for the full Noozhawk story...


Tom Evans and Kathleen Werner were sworn in at the December 11th Goleta Water District Board of Directors meeting after being elected this November. 

They join current board members Lauren Hanson and Bill Rosen, as well as Farfalla Borah, who was appointed in November.
Water reliability continues to be a very important issue for residents and businesses.  The Chamber's Board of Directors  was looking for candidates who would actively champion new water supply strategies and engage with regional partners on a long-term water strategy and look forward to working with both Tom and Kathleen on this. 

The Goleta Water District provides water to a diverse population of about 87,000 in the Goleta Valley area, including residential, agricultural, commercial, industrial and institutional customers.

The district's water system includes some 270 miles of pipelines, a water treatment plant, storage reservoirs, pumping facilities, active wells, a recycled-water system, and connections with Lake Cachuma and the State Water Project.

2019 Annual Membership Meeting
The 2019 Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd at Direct Relief's new headquarters in Goleta. Join us as we celebrate 2018 Board Chair Hallie Avolio, who completes her term, and induct William Macfadyen as the 2019 Board Chair. We will thank our retiring Board Members and welcome the new ones. The Ambassadors will be recognized and the Ambassador of the Year Award will be presented. The Chairman's Award will also be given. 

Don't miss this fun opportunity to mingle with business and community leaders and celebrate the Chamber's accomplishments and endorse the Chamber's plans and priorities for 2019.

Goleta Showcased at Chroma: SB County Visitor Pop-Up Shop
The first weekend in November, GoGoleta hosted a pop-up travel boutique in partnership with Visit Santa Barbara, Vi sit Santa Maria Valley and Visit Santa Ynez Valley. The goal was to showcase our diverse county and the variety of tourism opportunities in our region. 

Visitors were able to immerse themselves in Santa Barbara County's rich colors and fl avors and tag themselves with #ChromaSB on Instagram for a chance to win a travel package to Santa Barbara County. 

Results from Chroma went beyond just impressions; Visitors spent a signi fi cant length of time in the store, shopping for deals at the concierge desk, photographing the installations, taking brochures and magazines, and engaging with our knowledgable sta ff .

The event was focussed on driving short term bookings and generating social media awareness to the Santa Barbara County from the LA market. 

The Pop-Up Shop welcomed 4,000 consumers over the 3-day event.
New Members
We welcomed two new members in November: Cora Paton from The Errand Company and Andrew Jackson from Amdal Transport Services. 

 W e welcomed two new members in December: Robert Goodrow and Ryan Reed from Coast Supply Company and Robert Craig from Edward Jones.

SAMsARA Winery Offers Chamber Member Holiday Discount
6485 Calle Real, Suite E, Goleta
Goleta's newest wine tasting room, SAMsARA, is offering all Chamber members 10% off any purchase this weekend, December 21-23. Stock up for the holidays with local delicious wine! Tasting Room hours are noon-6 p.m. all weekend.  

South Coast Railroad Museum Candy Cane Train
December 21-23, 2019 - 1:00-3:45 PM
Join us at the South Coast Railroad Museum for our 27th Annual Candy Cane Train Event every weekend Friday-Sunday 1pm - 3:45 pm. Santa Claus will be visiting the weekend of December 21st - 23rd.
Click here for more information...
New Year's Eve Glitter Gala at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara
December 31, 2018
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara
Evoking the glamour of old Hollywood, celebrate the New Year with a Gala Dinner event inspired by the sparkling of crystal and champagne.  Enjoy a decadent buffet dinner menu designed by Executive chef Umit Kaygusuz.  After dinner, the evening will be filled with whimsical delights, DJ for dancing, open bar, after party and countdown favors.
NYE 2019 at Outpost at The Goodland
December 31, 2018
The Goodland Hotel
The theme is 70's, 80's, & 90's Dress to your favorite decade and party in 3 different venues with the best music from that decade. Watch the ball drop from monitors in the ballroom.
Hospitality Santa Barbara Annual General Meeting
January 31, 2019 - 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Come join us as we celebrate a year of hospitality and honor the Stars of our industry for a gourmet lunch at the Four Seasons Biltmore! Programming to include the State of Hospitality, Hospitality Star Awards and Presentation of the 2019 Romasanta Hospitality Student Scholarships.
2019 Santa Barbara Go Red For Women Luncheon
Friday, February 8, 2019
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
The Go Red for Women luncheon continues to serve as the cornerstone event of the Go Red For Women movement in local communities. This empowering event focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke by promoting healthy lifestyles, building awareness and raising critically-needed funds to support research and education initiatives.
Click here for more information...