TODAY May 2, 2017
A Monthly Publication
President's Message
The recent announcement by Venoco, one of the  strongest corporate partners on the South Coast, that they have filed for bankruptcy and will be  liquidating their assets, is a sad one.  Wherever you fall on the spectrum of moving towards renewable energy sources, Venoco has been a wonderful employer, a provider of substantial resources to local government, and a great supporter of a number of important non-profit organizations in our region.

So imagine my surprise when certain "leaders" in our community felt that the announcement of the demise of a great local company was a time for celebration.  A time to hail the end of a livelihood for a number of their constituents.  A time to dance on someone else's grave.

Venoco took a number of hits recently, between the denial of their request to change the footprint of their production work off Platform Holly to the closure and seemingly unending delay in... 
After Hours Business Networking

Thursday May 11, 2017
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: 1212 Mission
Canyon Road,
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Join the Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region every 2nd Thursday for our monthly Business After Hours Networking Event! Join the  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden as they sponsor the May After Hours!
Coffee & Connections Breakfast

Thursday May 25, 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.

We're 2.6 million strong-1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. ( Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader ) to change the world.

Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we've honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place...


Joy Equipment Protection Inc. is a licensed fire protection company providing professional service in and around the Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. Established in 1978, Joy Equipment is located in the small beach community of Carpinteria, CA.

Joy Equipment Inc. has extensive experience in the fire protection industry. Our services range from  residential and commercial fire sprinkler systems, service of all portable fire extinguishers, kitchen hood systems, industrial clean agent systems to hands on fire training.
Joy Equipment Protection strives for excellence and takes pride in our commitment to complete each job with proper results. For more information please visit

Donna, a native of San Francisco, moved to Santa Barbara 18 months ago to finish writing a fun book & to visit her daughter, Lizzie. In her move to Santa Barbara she realized she has discovered a fabulous city. 

One year ago in May, Donna joined the Impact Hub and the Impact Hub joined The Chamber. She is now The Director of Corporate Partnerships and an Editor of their published magazine, Impact Magazine Santa Barbara.

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!

Open spots for After-Hours Business Networking:
Aug. 10th
Nov. 9th

If you would like to host an event please contact Stephanie Armstrong by emailing  or by calling (805) 979-5013.
Join Santa Barbara Landscape Designer Billy Goodnick on a tour of Seaside Gardens in Carpinteria and discover a variety of design possibilities for residential gardens. Billy will be available to answer questions related to maintenance, irrigation, plant selection, and more. Take the guesswork and mystery out of designing your garden! The class will take place on Saturday, May 20th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. The fee to attend is $25. Register through SBCC's Center for Lifelong Learning here
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2017 Sponsors

After Hours Business Networking
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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!


 Check out The Honey B's new all day Breakfast Menu! Now available at the rooftop at Antioch University, 
602 Ana capa St.

Come celebrate and get to know your new local pilates studio! Shop local vendors, sip some wine and champagne, and indulge in some yummy snacks!
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!

PathPoint is hosting a Free Youth Expo next month! 
The event is targeting youth 14-24 years old seeking resources and employment opportunities in their community. 

New Laws, Tough Lessons & Us
Fair Housing a SBRPA Certificate Course