In This Issue:
Upcoming Events
November "Giving Thanks"
B2B Breakfast
Tuesday, November 12th
Special Date!
7:30 a.m.
It's time to connect with friends and your business family at our November "Giving Thanks" B2B breakfast. Quinn Fiduciary Service and the Goleta Chamber of Commerce would be so grateful to have you attend (bonus points to anyone who finds some festive clothing that speaks to the season).  Everyone will be provided with an opportunity to introduce themselves and their business in a 20-second elevator pitch to the crowd! 
70th Annual Goleta's Finest Community Awards Celebration
Saturday, November 23, 2019
6:00-10:00 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara

Ribbon Cuttings
On October 23rd, the Chamber celebrated the ribbon cutting at C a'Dario Cucina Italiana in Goleta! 

Goleta's Finest, presented by the Goleta Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Saturday, November 23rd from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara. This premier awards celebration honors Goleta's most influential business and civic leaders for their achievements.

"The Goleta community has an amazing history of volunteerism, philanthropy and local pride. Our elders began the tradition of Goleta's Finest in 1949," said Kristen Miller, President & CEO of the Goleta Chamber of Commerce. "We are honored to continue the tradition this year and give our first Lifetime Achievement Award."

All of the winners contribute to the strength and vibrancy of the Goleta community. Please join us in congratulating:

Man of the Year: Peter Brown
Woman of the Year: Kathy Odell
Educator of the Year: Carolyn Ross
Non-Profit of the Year: Girsh Park
Volunteer of the Year: Dacia Harwood
Student of the Year: Kathy Ramirez-Gijon

Small Business of the Year:
Anna's Bakery
Large Business of the Year: Community West Bank
Innovation Award: AlloSphere Research Facility, UC Santa Barbara
Entrepreneur of the Year: Michael Craig, Goleta Red Distillery
Public Servant of the Year: Riley the Rescue Dog
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Michael T. Bennett

Click here to learn more and buy tickets.
The Goleta Lemon Festival returned to Girsh Park in Goleta for their biggest and best year yet! One of the most anticipated events of the year, the Goleta Lemon Festival celebrates Goleta's heritage as a preeminent lemon growing region during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 

The two day festival featured sumptuous lemon-flavored treats, live entertainment and numerous arts and crafts vendors. While kids enjoyed carnival rides in the Kids Zone, adults relaxed in the ever popular "Lemon Lounge," a shaded area with tables, chairs, beer, wine and big screen TVs playing weekend sports. This year also included the Goleta Fall Classic Car and Street Rod Show and the ever popular "Safety Street".

The Goleta Chamber would like to thank all of our sponsors and volunteers who helped put on another great festival!

There is always something new for local families and visitors, so be sure to mark your calendars for next year's event on September 12th and 13, 2020!
We welcomed five new member in October:  Goleta Community Center - Pat Kistler,  Coastal Community Builders - Stephanie Stadtmiller,  Ca'Dario Cucina Italiana - Danny Chisholm,  Larry's 8-Day Auto Parts - Phil Unander, and  Rincon Broadcasting - Andrea Caplan.

The Towbes Group Hosts  Trick-or-Treating at the Calle Real Center
Thursday, October 31st - 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Calle Real Center in Goleta
Join us at Calle Real Center for a night of fun festival games, costumes, and trick-or-treating! On Thursday, October 31st, the businesses at Calle Real will be welcoming kids to trick-or-treat throughout the center. For extra fun, the activity hub (between Massage Envy & Sushi Teri) will be hosting face painters, festival-type games, music, and a photo booth! 

Volunteers also Needed
The Goleta Valley Library is pleased to announce it is now offering free Intergenerational Afterschool Homework Help for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:15 - 6:00 p.m. at 500 N. Fairview Avenue. Volunteer tutors and library staff will be on hand to help kids with their homework along with the assistance of an online product called Brainfuse HelpNow, which provides access to live tutors who can help answer problematic questions. 

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care is now VNA Health
Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care has rebranded and launched its new name - VNA Health - embracing its legacy of trusted care, innovation, and synergy to position the organization for growth and continued success.
American Riviera Bank's Michelle Martinich named CFO of the Year
Michelle Martinich was announced as the Editor's Choice CFO of the Year in the 50 Fastest-Growing Companies issue of the Pacific Coast Business Times, published on September 20. The honor is fitting, given that Martinich has played a key role in American Riviera Bank's expansion throughout the years, having been a part of the team from its beginnings in 2006.

Dia de los Muertos Celebration at the Goleta Community Center
Sunday, November 3rd: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Goleta Valley Community Center
5679 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA
Goleta Valley Community Center will be hosting its 2nd annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration. Spaces for vendor booths are available.  This is a great opportunity to support the Community Center and promote your business right here in Old Town.

Coastal Community Builders Sneak Peek Weekend
Saturday, November 9th & Sunday November 10th
Be the first to preview the brand new executive style homes, The Groves at Rice Ranch.  The Groves is our newest addition to the Rice Ranch development.  Come and see the executive style homes with expansive floor plans, and stunning views of the valley that makes this desirable, private community, the place everyone will want to have as their forever home.  The Platinum Collection at The Groves embraces eloquent floor plans with elegantly appointed gourmet kitchens, distinct master suites, and beautifully designed open floor plans that are built for entertaining. Click here for more information...

World of Pinot Noir 2020
March 5 - 7, 2020
Ritz-Carlton Bacara
8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA
The 20th Anniversary of World of Pinot Noir takes place at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara, from Thursday, March 5 through Saturday, March 7, 2020. The annual event gathers the planet's foremost Pinot Noir wineries and winemakers, renowned chefs, sommeliers and leading wine scholars in a weekend-long seaside celebration of this delicious and storied wine.