In This Issue:

Upcoming Chamber Events
April  B2B Breakfast hosted by New Directions in Travel
April 5, 2016 
Join us for April Business-2-Business Breakfast and hear more about New Directions in Travel.  Click here to register...

April Issue and Policy Roundtable: Business Safety
April 13, 2016
Hear from Community Resource Deputy Dave Valadez and representatives from Montecito Bank and Trust discussing Cyber Safety. 
Click here to register... 

Goleta Magazine Launch at M.Special Brewery
April 27, 2016
Join us as we unveil the cover of the 2016 Goleta Magazine at M.Special Brewery. 

 
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

Partner Events
Santa Barbara Food and Wine Weekend
April 15-17, 2016
Join us for the 3rd Annual Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend at Bacara Resort & Spa. Three days celebrating Julia Child's  lifelong love of eating well and Santa Barbara's coastal bounty.
 

Save the Date: Fiesta Ranchera
Thursday, June 16, 2016
A festive evening of fun, food, music, and dancing in the beautiful historic gardens. 


Candidates Face Off at Third District County Supervisor Forum
The four candidates running for Third District County Supervisor gathered for the first time March 9th to field questions from an overflowing room of Goleta business leaders.
 
Infrastructure, workforce housing, economic development and agriculture were issues of interest at the forum.
 
The forum will be rebroadcast by Cox Communications online and on channel 8 until April 2nd. Broadcast times are: Wednesday & Thursday at 6pm, Saturday & Sunday at 10pm.
 
Bob Field, Jay Freeman, Joan Hartmann and Bruce Porter are running for the seat of outgoing supervisor Doreen Farr, who represents Santa Ynez, Goleta and Isla Vista.

Chamber and City Present 9th Annual State of the City
The 9th annual State of the City will be held Thursday, May 5th at Bacara Resort and Spa. The event will feature presentations by Mayor Jim Farr and City Manager Michelle Greene.

Sponsorships are now available, please contact David@GoletaValley.com

Click here for more information... 


Zoning Ordinance Task Force Update
The Chamber has held our first stakeholder meeting with the zoning team from the City of Goleta. The group had productive discussions regarding some key pieces of the new ordinance including: oil and gas, parking and signs. Next up, the group will tackle residential second units and garage conversions.
 
The Chamber has gathered a group of professionals and hired a consultant to study the City of Goleta Draft Zoning Ordinance. It is the Chamber's goal to give feedback to the City regarding the draft. 
 
"Projects like this are so important for the Chamber to work on as it affects all businesses," said Kristen Miller, President & CEO. "The City has encouraged our feedback and we plan to stay very involved with this important community issue."

For more information on this effort, please contact Kristen@GoletaValley.com
 

Official Goleta Travel Guide 
The  2016 Goleta Travel Guide is now available with information on family trip ideas, outdoor adventures, and local fun.  
 
The travel guides will be showcased at California Welcome Center locations. 

Request a copy by emailing 


March New Members

We welcomed 4 new members in March: Jennifer Christensen, Jennifer Christensen for County Supervisor; Scott Hopkins, RRM Design Group; Justine Bellefeuille, Goodland Chiropractic, Lynaya Darcy and Amber Walker, Uber.
Member News & Events
Isla Vista Youth Projects 45th Anniversary Party
Friday, May 6, 2016
The ORCHID (Private Estate), 301 La Casa Grande Circle, Goleta

Fairview Gardens Farm to Table Dinner
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Goleta Design Review Board Approves Old Town Village
 
MOXI is Coming - a sneak peak at the new children's museum
 
Pat Kistler to Serve on Devereux's Board

Workforce Development Board Presents 2016 Santa Barbara Connect to Careers Summer Youth Program