In This Issue:
Upcoming Events
December B2B Breakfast with Business Giving Roundtable
Tuesday, December 13th
Earl Warren Showgrounds
Join us for our Non-Profit month with The Business Giving Roundtable. Hear more about how business and philanthropy work together.

Save the Date!
2017 Annual Membership Meeting
Wednesday, January 25th 
5:00-7:00 p.m.
More details coming soon! 

Chamber holds first Old Town Business Summit

The Goleta Chamber of Commerce held the first Old Town Business Summit on November 16th. Nearly 85 stakeholders gathered to discuss the business climate in our Old Town Heritage District.

The event featured a panel of business owners discussing the highs and lows of doing business in the area and their ideas for enhancing the area. An update from the City of Goleta regarding public works projects was given. The event ended with a keynote on community and place making.

The Chamber will be continuing efforts on improving the business climate in old town over the next several months. The next summit is scheduled for March 2017.
Goleta Honors Jim Farr, Marsha Bailey as Man and Woman of the Year at 2016 Goleta's Finest
For the 67th year, the Goleta Chamber of Commerce presented its Goleta's Finest Awards at a packed gala at the lovely Bacara Resort & Spa.
Honored were the remarkable individuals whose contributions have enhanced the Goleta community. The 2016 Goleta's Finest winners were:

Woman of the Year, Marsha Bailey; Man of the Year, James Farr; Volunteer of the Year, Teri McDuffie; Entrepreneur of the Year, Michael McDonald, Zizzo's Coffee; Large Business of the Year, The Towbes Group; Small Business of the Year, M.Special Brewing Company; Old Town Business of the Year, Prestigious Auto Body; Hospitality Business of the Year, Glen Annie Golf Club; Large Non-Profit of the Year, Ice in Paradise; Small Non-Profit of the Year, Food from the Heart; Educator of the Year, Ina Ettenberg; Student of the Year, Ruby Gans; Special Recognition, UCSB College of Engineering 50th Anniversary. 
2016 Goleta's Finest Award Recipients - Photo by Jay Farbman
New Members

We welcomed five new members in November: Rich van Seenus, Sotheby's International Realty; Valerie Villa, Images by Valerie; Jenny Schatzle, The Jenny Schatzle Program; Mick and Tess Pulver, Breakthrough Performance Workshop and Kimberly Kiefer, Discovery Storage Center.

Member News & Events
Old Town Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Be a part of a new tradition in Old Town - the Old Town Christmas Parade sponsored by the Old Town Community Association! Join your friends, family, neighbors and local businesses for the inaugural event on Hollister Avenue taking place Saturday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m.  Following the parade, don't miss the tree lighting, activities and chance to meet Santa Claus at the Goleta Valley Community Center.  

City of Goleta Old Town Project Update
The City of Goleta has been working on a number of major projects in Old Town Goleta.   Click here for the full update...
NAWBO Annual Holiday Mixer
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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