TODAY April 4, 2017
A Monthly Publication
President's Message
Will The New Parking Rules Leave Your Vehicle Out?

You've seen them around town. 20+ year old RVs and Vans parked in and around the center of town that are the homes for many in Santa Barbara without permanent housing.  In some areas, they are generally tolerated, but in others, they impact surrounding homes in a number of ways.

To address this, and ensure the constitutionality of the response, the City of Santa Barbara passed an oversize vehicle ordinance last October.  The ordinance bans parking of any vehicle or combination of connected vehicles that exceed 25-feet long, or 6-feet 8 inches (80-inches) wide, or 6-feet 10-inches tall (82-inches). 

Along with the ordinance, the City provided a few exceptions, including commercial vehicles providing a service...
After Hours Business Networking - Santa Barbara The Guide 2017 Launch Party

Date, Time & Location: TBD

Join the Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region for our monthly After-Hour Business Networking at our Santa Barbara The Guide 2017 Launch Party, presented by Montecito Bank & Trust

MORE INFORMATION WILL BE OUT SHORTLY!
Coffee & Connections Breakfast

Thursday April 27, 2017
Santa Barbara Zoo
500 Ninos Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

7:30 AM to 9:00 AM


Coffee & Connections Breakfast is our platform for marketing, connecting and growing your business! This monthly networking breakfast is a program that sits community leaders, business owners and representatives at the same table to engage and learn about what is going on in our business community.
NON-PROFIT OF THE MONTH

Santa Barbara RiteCare is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit center that provides screenings, evaluations, and therapy services to young children with speech and language disabilities.

Improving your child's speech and language communication is our ultimate goal. Every year, we provide free speech and language therapy, reading intervention and social training to over 130 children in SB County. RiteCare Language Center has three programs...


Preston, RiteCare's most recent graduate.
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH

Collaboration Business Consulting inspires, 
educat es and empowers proactive individuals and companies to reach breakthrough
perform ance. 
The team, led by Founder and Managing Partner Michael  Gu nther,  nurtures and grows  established multi-million dollar businesses to achieve even greater outcomes  through our results-oriented education and consulting services. Custom strategy development created in partnership with our knowledgeable team leads our clients to an 
increase in sales, reduction in costs and leadership accountability -- all with the goal of creating a
profitable, sustainable and empowered business...
 
Join Collaboration Consultants for Meet & Mingle, a Business Education Opportunity

Collaboration Business Consulting invites Santa Barbara-area business leaders and owners seeking actionable items for achieving a breakthrough performance to an exclusive Meet & Mingle business education event, Tues., Apr. 11, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at workzones, 351 Paseo Nuevo, 2nd Fl., Santa Barbara.

Collaboration Founder and Managing Partner, Michael Gunther and Senior Consultant, Zheila Pouraghabagher will share exclusive data collected from Collaboration's engagements that highlight.... 
IN THIS ALERT
WEEKLY WATER CONSERVATION MESSAGE
Participate in a free hands-on rain barrel installation workshop this Saturday, April 8, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Take part in connecting two downspouts to the barrels, drilling holes and putting in bulkheads, linking the barrels in different configurations, and creating the overflow route. There'll be lots of opportunity for hands-on experience with all kinds of pipe, fittings, and tools, as well as practical learning about rainwater harvesting. Workshop is led by Sweetwater Collaborative and sponsored by the City; learn more and register here to reserve your spot in this free workshop!
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Photo Credit: @poseseawkwardly
2017 CHAMBER
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
VISITOR CENTER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
New Business Members

Renewed Business Members
Renewed Hospitality Members
New Executive Members
Renewed Executive Members
New Business Leader Council Members
Renewed Business Leader Council Members
Coffee & Connection Breakfast
2017 Sponsors
TBD

 

After Hours Business Networking
2017 Sponsors

April 26th

2017 LAUNCH PARTY!



 


SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE
Become an After Hours Business Networking Sponsor Today!

Contact Stephanie@sbchamber.org or call (805) 979-5013.

Bring business into your business through becoming a host and experience the benefits of sponsoring these fantastic networking events!

MEMBER NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
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As part of an effort to bring new air service to Santa Barbara, the community needs support from local business to provide with information regarding current travel practices and desired air service options. This information helps Santa Barbara make its case to airlines considering new service. Your participation also will help inform where the service needs are greatest. Thank you in advance!


A new logo will be added to the buildings, fleet of vehicles, uniforms, in addition to the website and social media sites. The corporate website will be taken over by just the logo for a month as the company rallies behind the great new look and shares it with the world. The new logo prominently...


Santo Mezcal, the newest culinary venture by Carlos Luna (Los Agaves Restaurants), is set to open mid-April in the Funk Zone. 


Join us for the first meeting to re-establish and revitalize the Irish  Sister City Program between our city and Dingle. We seek to  promote the interests of the members in the development of  economic, cultural and educational relationships between Santa  Barbara and Dingle.