In This Issue:



Upcoming Events
January  B2B Breakfast with Devereux
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Earl Warren Showgrounds
Join us for our new beginnings month with Devereux!

New Mayor and New Leaders Issue and Policy Roundtable
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Glen Annie Golf Club
Come hear from the new Mayor of Goleta, Paula Perrotte and new Councilmembers, Kyle Richards and Stuart Kasdin.
2017 Annual Membership Meeting at Ice in Paradise!
Wednesday, January 25th 
5:00-7:00 p.m.

Partner Events
The Power of Working as One:
First Annual Meeting of the Economic Vitality Team of Santa Barbara County 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Santa Ynez Valley Marriott

Save the Date!
2017 World of Pinot Noir
March 3 & 4, 2017


Business Leaders Volunteer for Chamber Board 
Four business leaders from a variety of Goleta industries have agreed to join the Chamber's board of 25 to help set the course, mission and policy direction of the area's largest business association.

Please join us at the Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 5-7:00 p.m. at Ice in Paradise a s we thank our outgoing members: Warren Butler, Don Donaldson, Cynder Sinclair and Rachael Ross Steidl.

The following individuals have been nominated to the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2017.  They will be voted on and installed at the Annual Membership Meeting.

Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce
Nominations to the Board of Directors 2017
  • Jan Campbell, Santa Barbara Foundation
  • Janet Garufis, Montecito Bank and Trust 
  • Deb Horne, Seek Thermal
  • Michael McDonald, Zizzo's Coffee and Brew Pub
If you have any questions or need additional information on the proposed slate, please do not hesitate to contact  Kristen Miller.
Housing Trust Fund Secures $2.5 million to Launch Local Workforce Homebuyer Program
The Housing Trust Fund of Santa Barbara County (HTF) has secured $2.5 million in investment capital for a South Coast Workforce Homebuyer Program from community-minded lenders, including American Riviera Bank, Community West Bank, Montecito Bank & Trust and Rabobank.  The pilot program will provide low-cost down payment loans up to $100,000 to help first-time workforce homebuyers purchase an entry-level home in South Santa Barbara County. 

SBCAG Goleta Ramp Metering Study Survey
The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) recently held a joint workshop in conjunction with the City of Goleta, the County of Santa Barbara, Caltrans and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) for the US 101 Goleta Ramp Metering Study.
 
This Study will determine the cost effectiveness of a systemic application of ramp metering on US 101 to improve traffic flow and mobility within and through the Goleta Valley. Ramp metering can be a cost effective tool for reducing congestion during peak periods in the busiest areas and increasing safety on US 101 without negatively impacting operations on local streets.
 
We are seeking input from drivers that regularly use the intersections and interchanges in the study area for commuting or any other trip purpose. Please participate in the online survey:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Goleta

For additional information please contact: Julio Perch at  jperucho@sbcag.org  805-961-8906

Commuter Rail Usage Survey
As Goleta prepares to utilize new commuter rail service into goleta, the City needs to know from businesses what amenities and services we need. 

The following survey to determine whether the Goleta Train Station is meeting the needs of the community. Please participate in the survey now: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SSRWFFS

New Members

We welcomed four new members in December: Nancy Lavender and Emmanuel Perez, Select Staffing; Christopher Luxford, Edward Jones; Julie Nisbet, Equalitech; and Julie Harris, Cheryl Gregory and Tomi  Topinko from assistance League. 

Member News & Events
Celebrate The Holiday on Ice at Ice in Paradise
Featuring Gracie Gold
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Breakthrough Performance Workshop After Work Community MixerMonday, January 9th, 6-8pm at Ameravant Web Studio

City of Goleta Old Town Project Update
The City of Goleta has been working on a number of major projects in Old Town Goleta.   Click here for the full update...

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