In This Issue:

Upcoming Chamber Events

We Love Our Members
B2B Breakfast
February 9, 2016
2016 Membership Renewals were sent in November. We will be showing our gratitude for our members at our February We Love Our Members B2B Breakfast! Make sure to renew your membership before January 31, 2016 to be entered to win prizes valued at $150 and up!   Click here to register...
 
February Business After-Hours
Foley Food & Wine Society
February 17, 2016 
Join us at the Foley Food + Wine Society Tasting Room for great wine, bites and networking. Click here to register...

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 Joan Hartman and Bruce Porter on their business-related campaign issues. Click here to register...

Save the Date
2016 State of the City
May 5, 2016
11:30-1:30 p.m.
Bacara Resort & Spa

Details coming soon! 
Partner Event
World of Pinot Noir 
The World of Pinot Noir is returning to Goleta, March 4th and 5th. Tickets to the Grand Tasting 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

 

Chamber Rings in New Year with Annual Membership Meeting
More than 100 chamber members gathered last week for the Annual Membership Meeting at FLIR Systems Inc.
 
We thanked outgoing board chairman, Don Donaldson of Stantec, and welcomed Impulse president Dave Clark as 2016 board chairman.
 
Sloane Reali was honored as the 2016 Ambassador of the Year, and two Chairman Awards went to Jim Youngson of Terrain Consulting and Peter Brown of Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck. 

The 2016 Chamber Board of Directors was installed at the event.  Click here for the full story from Noozhawk.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...
 

Mayor Farr and Arie Dejong Address Business Leaders at January Issue and Policy Roundtable
It was a full house at the first Issue and Policy Roundtable of the year. The group welcomed newly appointed Mayor, Jim Farr and Vice President of Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Arie Dejong. Mayor Farr gave an overview of his objectives for 2016, touting the importance of improvements to Old Town and the on-going battle of revenue neutrality.
 
Arie Dejong gave the group an update on the new state of the art hospital. The facility opened last year with new features including expanding to 20 private rooms in the emergency department, more operating rooms, doubling the number of bariatric chambers to four from two, expanding both the Surgical Services Department and the Center for Wound Management, and much more. For more information on the new Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, click here. 

Hebert Promoted to Chamber Vice President
The Goleta Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the promotion of Cortney Hebert to Vice President.
 
Hebert has been with the Chamber for over 5 years, starting as a Communications Assistant and most recently acting as the Director of Communications.

In her role, she will continue to manage communications and events while also assisting with operations, strategic planning, personnel and representation of the Chamber to the public.  

Hebert graduates from Academy, the Western Association of Chamber Executives (WACE) professional development program, this February. 
January New Members

We welcomed 4 new members in January: Jared Jentzsch, iSEEU; Micael Biancone, CIO Solutions; Michael Donahue, Tesla; and Damon Miele, World of Pinot Noir.
Member News & Events
Habitat for Humanity- Homeowner Selection Orientation
February 4-16, 2016
For more information, visit www.sbhabitat.org
 
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