TODAY June 6, 2017
A Monthly Publication
President's Message
The Future of State Street
Like many of you, State Street and our Downtown Area is one of my favorite things about our community.  I often enjoy taking 30 minutes or so and walking several blocks of this iconic area, looking at the visitors and locals interacting with each other, stopping to look in the windows of retail stores along the way, checking out the restaurants and bars lining the street to see what's new and what's hot.

I thought a lot about those walks as I attended the recent gala dinner for Downtown Santa Barbara, watching the amazing video about the history of our downtown core that was created for the event.  You can check out that video here.  I found the video very educational, helping me understand how our downtown was changed and developed into the wonderful area we now enjoy.

The current version of State Street, which we'll call State Street 3.0, (1.0 being pre-earthquake and 2.0 being post-earthquake) was developed and planned through the hard work of the citizens of Santa Barbara... 
After Hours Business Networking

Join the Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region
every 2nd Thursday for our monthly  Business After Hours Networking Event! 

Join the  Summer Solstice Celebration  as they sponsor the June After Hours! Enjoy some live music, food and drinks, art making and workshop tours!

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Thursday June 8, 2017
The Community Arts Workshop,
631 Garden St.,  Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Coffee & Connections Breakfast

Thursday June 22, 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.
Meet over 100 local businesses at the #MySantaBarbara Business Expo! Explore the diverse businesses while enjoying tastes from local wineries, breweries and restaurants.

What better way to get to experience Santa Barbara than to meet the local business owners and representatives who make living and working in Santa Barbara what it is!

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Contact to register as an exhibitor or for more information!

Hospice of Santa Barbara provides professional counseling, support groups, and patient care services free of charge to individuals and families who are grieving the death of a loved one or experiencing the impact of a serious illness. 

Hospice of Santa Barbara is also present on six local high school campuses to work with children and teens who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara, including volunteer opportunities, call (805) 563-8820 or visit


Phase 3 is not your typical IT service company. Our team is made up of enterprising small business professionals united in the goal of preventive
service. Traditional IT companies are responsive in nature. Our team focuses on the prevention of disruptive IT emergencies.

From the beginning, we realized that we needed to be different from other IT companies who are in the habit of billing large fees and spending a high number of hours fixing problems. We solved this situation for our clients by being the first company to offer....

Tim Bigelow - CASA

Mr. Bigelow is the Development Director of CASA of Santa Barbara County. The goal of CASA is to assure a safe, permanent and nurturing home for every abused and/or neglected child by providing a highly trained volunteer to advocate for them in the court system. 

Mr. Bigelow has worked with some of the top investment companies in the world and has raised significant assets for various projects. He has taken that business experience and now applies it to give back to the most vulnerable in the community...

Marketing Opportunity

Sponsorship Available!

Become an Event Sponsor Today!  Bring business into your business through becoming a host and experience the benefits of sponsoring these fantastic networking events!

2017 - After-Hour Business Networking:
-Nov 9th

2018 - Coffee & Connections Breakfast:
-Jan 25th
-Feb 22nd
-Mar 22nd
-Apr 26th
-May 24th
-Jun 21st

2018 - After-Hour Business Networking:
-Jan 11th
-Feb 8th
-Mar 8th
-Apr 12th
-May 10th
-Jun 7th

If you would like to host an event please contact Stephanie Armstrong by emailing  or by calling 
(805) 979-5013
With startup testing complete, the City is now distributing desalinated water to customers. The Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant uses state-of-the-art technology and design practices to reduce electrical demand and environmental impacts, while providing a critical water supply for the City during the current drought and into the future. For more information about the desalination plant, click here.
Photo Credit: @ hotelmilosb
New Business Members

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

After Hours Business Networking
2017 Sponsors


Become an After Hours Business Networking Sponsor Today!

Contact or call (805) 979-5013.

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

Exhibit your services or products along with other exclusive vendors in the most anticipated health, fitness, and beauty event of the Santa Barbara Summer!
Wheel Fun Rentals is pleased to announce a new bike rental location is opening at Paseo Nuevo Mall!

Summer bookings are coming in quickly for Private charters up to 125 passengers  including:
Company Parties & Corporate Retreats
Group Events
Birthday Celebrations
World Class Whale Watching 
Family& friends  Outings
Non-Profit Events
Opera Cruises

To see the upcoming traffic control and lane closures as part of the Downtown Santa Barbara Reliability Project  through the month of May into June, please visit  for the most updated information.

The Community Environmental Council has launched their annual Solarize Program to make it easier and more affordable for local homeowners to go solar.
Click Here to Read More

The  City of Santa Barbara recently released the RFP for the restaurant that will be at the Carrillo Pavilion upon the completions of the rehab of that facility. The  RFP contains detailed information about the City's goals for the future restaurant concession, required submittals, design manual, and RFP schedule, including a site visit  on May 31, 2017
Responses are
  All of the information related to the RFP and its attachments can be downloaded  here.

 Fun With the Force  
Something beautiful happens when Santa Barbara comes together!

Host with EF Santa Barbara this July 2-4 weeks.

The 805 will be joined by a second area code - 820 - officially starting in June 2018.

  Fiesta Ranchera
A Tasting Experience in the Good Land

Learn about the 811 process & changes in CA Gov't Code 4216.
Attend a FREE Underground Safety Awareness Event.