In This Issue:

Upcoming Chamber Events
March  B2B Breakfast hosted by Coastal Self Defense
March 1, 2016
Join us for March Business-2-Business Breakfast and hear more about what Coastal Self Defense is doing to help our community.  Click here to register...

March  Business  After-Hours
Santa Barbara Airport
March 9, 2016 
Join us at the Ovington Terminal for great networking, small bites and to learn more about what is new at Santa Barbara Airport.

3rd District County Supervisor Candidate Forum
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Glen Annie Golf Club
The Chamber invites business and community members to a Candidate Forum for 3rd District County Supervisor. Come hear from candidates Jay Freeman, Joan Hartmann and Bruce Porter on their business-related campaign issues. Click here to register...

Save the Date
 
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

Sponsorships are now available, more details coming soon!
Partner Event
World of Pinot Noir 
World of Pinot Noir is returning to Goleta, March 4th and 5th. Tickets to many of the great events are still available. 
 
For out of town guests, complimentary Uber service from every Goleta hotel will be provided by GoGoleta.com
 

Goleta Magazine
2016 Magazine opportunities are now available!
For more information, contact David Hunt at David@GoletaValley.com

 

Workforce Housing Incentive for Chamber Member Employees
The Chamber has advocated for workforce housing in Goleta for many years.  The new Hollister Village rental community is leasing quickly, but is eager to help put local employees in local housing. They are offering an incentive for Chamber members and their employees to take advantage of this opportunity for brand new apartment living in the heart of Goleta. Click here for more information...
 

3rd District County Supervisor
Candidate Forum
Local government plays an important role in business. Come hear from Jay Freeman, Joan Hartmann and Bruce Porter on their priorities and objectives for the 3rd District.

Candidates will be asked to focus on their business-related campaign issues and answer questions and compare their platforms.  Click here for more information...
 
The forum will be taped and televised by Cox Communications.


Nominations Open for Chamber Committees
Nominations are now open for the Goleta Chamber Ambassador Committee, Lemon Festival Committee and Public Policy Committee. If you are interested in getting more involved with the Chamber, contact Cortney@GoletaValley.com

Goleta Represented at Tourism Trade Show
Last week, Paulina Tran represented Goleta at RTO (Receptive Tour Operator) Summit West in Marina Del Rey, CA. 
 
She conducted 20 pre-arranged appointments and met with tour operators with clients from United Kingdom, Germany, China, and Southeast Asia. 

The Chamber is excited to promote our great community internationally.

Chamber forms Zoning Ordinance Task Force
The Goleta Chamber has gathered a group of professionals and hired a consultant to study the City of Goleta Draft Zoning Ordinance. The new zoning ordinance is an important piece of the City's future and a huge step forward. It is the Chamber's goal to give feedback to the City regarding the draft.  Our aim is to make sure the new ordinance is not a detriment to business in Goleta and we want to provide suggestions for streamlining where possible. If you are interested in joining the task force, please contact Kristen@GoletaValley.com.

February New Members

We welcomed 6 new members in February: Todd Shea, Esportiko; Bob Vitamante, SCORE; Jill-Marie Carre, Chocolates du CaliBressan; Seth Stanley, PayJunction; Steve Fort, Suzanne Elledge Planning and Permitting; and Lela Rousseau, Goodland Florist.
Member News & Events
Chamber Members Partner to Grow Technology
DELux LED and Brighten Solar Co. have partnered to bring residential and commercial customers more comprehensive solutions for energy conservation.  Click here for more information...
 
Chocolats du CaliBressan is moving!
The Santa Barbara Boutique Chocolate Eatery is moving to the exterior of La Arcada, on the corner of State and Figueroa. Join them March 3rd for first Thursday, 5-8:00 p.m. Click here for more information...
 
Hospice of Santa Barbara Mentor Training
March 12, 2016
For more information and a mentor application, visit hospiceofsb.org or call (805) 563-8820.

Green Business of Santa Barbara County Annual Luncheon
March 23, 2016 at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott

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