In This Issue:
Upcoming Events
April "Spring"
B2B Breakfast
Tuesday, April 2nd  7:30 a.m.
Our April host, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Miles for Moms 5K, will help you shake off those winter cobwebs at our upcoming B2B meeting! Enjoy a delicious breakfast, network with other business owners and celebrate the arrival of Spring and most importantly, moms, at this can't miss event.  
 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara
Save the date! The 12th Annual State of the City presented by the Goleta Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the City of Goleta. The event will feature presentations by Mayor Paula Perotte and City Manager, Michelle Greene. 

For sponsorship information, contact Michele@GoletaChamber.com
2019 Goleta Chamber Event Dates
 
TechTopia
Thursday, July 11, 2019
3:00-6:00 p.m.
Deckers Brands

 
2019 Goleta Lemon Festival
September 28 & 29, 2019
Girsh Park, Goleta


70th Annual Goleta's Finest Community Awards Celebration
Saturday, November 23, 2019
6:00-10:00 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara

New Councilmember and County Supervisor Talk Policy and Priorities at Chamber Roundtable


Local business leaders gathered at Glen Annie Golf Club the last week of February to hear from Goleta's newest City Councilmember, James Kyriaco, and Second District Supervisor, Gregg Hart. The Meet New Leaders Issue and Policy Roundtable was put on by the Goleta Chamber of Commerce and is an annual event to highlight newly elected officials and other prominent civic leadership positions.  The event was lead by Goleta Chamber Board Member Trevor Large, who is an attorney at Buynak Fauver Archbald Spray.


The Chamber's core mission is to improve the local economy and jobs. A major barrier has been housing for the workforce and transportation for employees commuting to work. Commuter Rail offers employees living out of the area a relaxing ride to work and  makes public transit an increasingly viable option for commuters.
 
The early-morning train service to Goleta is nearing it's one year anniversary. While there is a steady stream of customers using the service, ridership could increase significantly.
 
If you're a commuter, you don't have to worry about getting stranded at work because Traffic Solutions offers an  Emergency Ride Home Program  for bus and train commuters, as well as carpoolers and van poolers. 

The Chamber is considering offering an Uber code for commuters who may need it. If you have feedback on an Uber code being offered or if you would like more information on alternative transportation solutions for your employees, please contact Cortney@GoletaChamber.com.


For the past 11 years the Chamber has worked with the City of Goleta to bring you a State of the City presentation featuring rich and detailed content that your business needs to know. This very popular event is a who's who in Goleta with great networking, delicious lunch and photo opportunities with your business or group. For more information about the event or sponsored tables, contact Michele Schneider at  Michele@GoletaChamber.com
 

The Goleta Magazine has been the premier source for information on Goleta for the past 32 years. The annual magazine has a distribution of 7,500 and readership of 45,000.  It is the go-to source for living, playing and working in Goleta and captures the stories of the great people who make our community so unique. 
 
This beautiful publication has a year-long shelf life and is the official publication of the Goleta Chamber of Commerce. It is the official relocation guide for professionals and retirees moving to Goleta.
 
Advertising space is rapidly filling up. To guarantee your inclusion in the magazine, please email Michele@GoletaChamber.com expressing your interest no later than April 10th.
  
New Members
We welcomed one new member in March, Michael Craig from Goleta Red Distilling Company - learn more about Goleta Red here!
 
SCORE Workshop - Learn How to Create Endless Profitable Leads For Your Business Using Social Media
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Learn how to define your marketing message, identify your target customers, and how to reach them by creating a simple, effective marketing system. Free  15 minute 1:1 consultations available after the workshop (scheduling on site).

Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park Grand Opening
Saturday, Mar. 30, 2109 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
We are excited to announce the opening celebration of the Jonny D. Wallis Neighborhood Park (170 S. Kellogg Avenue) in Old Town Goleta. There will be activity demonstrations, food, a ribbon cutting at 11:00 a.m. and more!

Miles for Moms 5K - Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Join us for Miles for Moms─a special 5K Walk/Run hosted by Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation in honor of Mother's Day! Participants are encouraged to walk with or in honor of their mom. Sponsorship opportunities available.

Goleta Sanitary District Awarded Green Business Certification
The Goleta Sanitary District was recognized as a certified green business on March 13, by the Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County.

Jeff DeVine, American Riviera Bank CEO named Executive of the Year
The South Coast Business & Technology Awards Committee announced that Jeff DeVine, President and CEO of American Riviera Bank, will be named Executive of the Year for 2019 at their awards event on Tuesday, June 4th. The awards are heralded as an opportunity to join over 700 business leaders at the largest networking event on the South Coast with proceeds benefitting the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara.
  

THANK YOU TO OUR PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE