In This Issue:
 
Upcoming Chamber Events
August Fiesta B2B Breakfast hosted by Zizzo's Coffee
August 2, 2016
Join us for August Business-2-Business Breakfast to network with over 120 local business representatives and hear more about the new locations and offerings from Zizzo's Coffee! Don't miss a special Fiesta presentation by the Spirit and Jr. Spirit of Fiesta!
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Partner Events
Santa Barbara Area GO-Biz California Competes Tax Credit Workshop
August 8, 2016
11:00 - 4:00 p.m.
The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is hosting a workshop on the California Competes Tax Credit. Small, medium, and large businesses are encouraged to attend the workshop and receive instructions on how to apply for this tax credit program.

2016 Dam Dinner
August 20, 2016
The 4th Annual Dam Dinner will be held Saturday, August 20th from 
5-7pm at Lake Los Carneros.
Lemon Festival
 
The 25th Anniversary Goleta Lemon Festival will be held September 24th and 25th!

Save the Date for these exciting Lemon Events:

Lemon Dinner at Stow House
Thursday, September 8th
 
Lemon B2B Breakfast
Tuesday, September 13th

The Lemon Launch
Wednesday, September 14th

Lemon Run benefiting Goleta Education Foundation
Sunday, September 18th


Chamber Welcomes Michele Schneider as Director of Business Development
The Goleta Chamber is excited to announce the hiring of Michele Schneider as Director of Business Development. Michele is a very familiar face as she has been involved as an Ambassador and Publicity Chair of the Lemon Festival for over 5 years. Michele has been working in TV advertising, coming to the Chamber from Cox Media, and most recently, Spectrum Reach. Michele was honored as Volunteer of the Year at the 2014 Goleta's Finest and is excited to bring her passion for giving back to the community to her new role.
 
Michele has a darling baby boy named Hunter who is 16 months old - you may know him as the Lemon Prince!
 
David Hunt left the Chamber July 1st after his wife, Laura, was offered a new position in Seattle. We thank David for all of his contributions over the last two years and wish him the best of luck in his next endeavor.
 
Please join us in welcoming Michele to the Chamber at her first B2B Breakfast on August 2nd. 

Delco Overlook Dedicated at Business After-Hours
Business leaders, City representatives and Delco retirees gathered in June at the new park and open space, within Cabrillo Business Park, to dedicate the Delco Overlook. The overlook was built on the area where workers at Delco Electronics built the Lunar Rover in 1961. 

Delco was the first large engineering firm in Goleta and has paved the way for much of the technology and commerce  in Goleta today. 

Steve Fedde, Senior Vice President of Cabrillo Business Park led the dedication, followed by speakers Mayor, Jim Farr, Peter Jordano and Dick Temple.

Photos by Jay Farbman Photography
Ambassador Team Launching Old Town Business Walk
The Chamber is excited to embark 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, our Ambassadors will be going door-to-door on a regular schedule, meeting and greeting businesses and storefronts along Hollister Avenue and side streets, starting on the south side. 

Our first walk is August 18
th  from 3-5.  Watch for our team in Goleta t-shirts and be sure to collect our survey and a pair of Lemon Shades for your team as well.

Goleta Entrepreneurial Magnet (GEM) Kicks off Summer Accelerator and Invites Community to Demo Day
The Goleta Entrepreneurial Magnet (GEM) is excited to announce the G2 Summer Accelerator for local startups. The seven-week program, which kicked off on June 27th, is designed to help teams of entrepreneurs successfully launch and run their startups. The program includes weekly curriculum on a variety of startup issues, including market validation, selling strategies, raising capital, developing intellectual property, and scaling a new business. In addition, there are a series of roundtables and social events providing opportunities for the startups to build their business networks.  

GEM congratulates DermaChill, Dog Spot, EV Match, SoundCrutch, Urbavore, and Vibe on their acceptance into the accelerator. DermaChill, EV Match and Vibe were formed in UCSB's New Venture Competition, Dog Spot and SoundCrutch came from Santa Barbara City College, and Urbavore was started by graduates of UC Berkeley and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

Click here for the full press release...

July New Members

We welcomed Julie Samson from The Center for International Trade & Development at Santa Barbara City College at July B2B Breakfast.
Member News & Events
Montecito Bank & Trust Appoints George Leis as Chief Operating Officer

Fairview Gardens' Summer Camp Digs In to Teach Youths All About Sustainability

One Month Left to Apply for SBA Disaster Loans

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