TODAY October 3, 2017
A Monthly Publication
President's Message
How Business Can Get Involved in this Election
Next week, ballots will be going out in the mail to every registered voter in the City of Santa Barbara, and the final step of the 2017 Election will begin.  The candidates have been scouring the community looking for votes for months, and it's now time for our judgement on their efforts.

This election is an important one for Santa Barbara.  With State Street's future, infrastructure programs, 101 widening and so much more on the docket for the next Council, your vote could make the difference to ensure candidates that want to work for the interests of the business community are successful.

Join us as we hear from the former mayor of Fresno, Ashley Swearengin, and Irma Olguin Jr., co-founder of Bitwise Industries!
Come hear about what we can learn from the major transformation that has occurred in Fresno. From rethinking Fulton Mall to the rapidly growing tech sector to the success of impact investing, Fresno has seen a renaissance in its downtown core.
Orfalea Foundation Downtown Center
1221 Chapala St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Thursday, October 5, 2017
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
(reception to follow)

Ribbon Cutting for the Fish Fillet Station at the Santa Barbara Saturday Fishermen's Maerket

Saturday, October 7th
9:00- 9:30AM
Reception with coffee and pastries on the patio of the Maritime Museum 

9:30AM Ribbon-Cutting on the Pier
Meet our local fishermen, sample fresh uni and take home some seafood!

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  DCH Lexus of Santa Barbara  as they sponsor the October After Hours! 

Thursday October 12th, 2017
350 Hitchcock Way Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Coffee & Connections Breakfast

Join OsteoStrong as they sponsor Chamber's October Coffee & Connections Breakfast! 
Thursday October 26th, 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.
Robert Trick - Banc of California

Robert Trick is Vice President and Branch Manager of Banc of California located in downtown Santa Barbara. Banc of California is the only midsize bank focused exclusively on California; proudly investing, lending, and volunteering in the communities they serve. Banc of California provides innovative banking and lending products to diverse businesses, entrepreneurs and communities throughout California. For two consecutive years, Banc of California has been named to Forbes Best Banks in America.

Robert has more than eight years of banking experience serving in a variety of roles, with a commitment to serving both his clients and his community. Robert has been recognized as a Forty Under 40 Honoree, Who's Who in Banking 2017, and proudly serves on the La Goleta Community Association. In his free time, Robert loves to explore the hiking trails of Santa Barbara, passionately enjoys soccer, and travels the world with his wife Brittany.
CIO Solutions

CIO Solutions has been providing customized information technology solutions since 1986. CIO's Engineering Team is professionally trained to look at the big picture of your business: your vision and goals, your current information technology infrastructure, your short and long term data & voice needs, and your current and future support requirements. Many years of experience combined with close partnerships with the industry's leading vendors uniquely qualify CIO Solutions to design, manage, and support highly-sophisticated technology environments.

November of 2017 will see a number of important local matters on our election ballots, not the least of which is the election of three City Council members and a new Mayor of Santa Barbara.
To help wade through all of the issues that are helping to drive this election, the Chamber has circulated questionnaires to all announced candidates.  Those candidates have responded back, and we've posted their responses, verbatim, on our website.  You can find those answers at the links below.
New Flat Map Updates

It's time for our Fall Flat Map Updates.

About the visitor flat map
  • 100,000 Maps distributed annually
  • Distribution through the Visitor Center, Santa Barbara Airport Help Desk, Cruise Ship Welcoming Tables, Hotels throughout the Region and the Chamber or Commerce Headquarter.
  • The Chamber Visitor Center hosts over 200,000 visitors every year
  • 700 copies distributed per cruise ship
The next print date for the map are as follows:
Fall 2017
Artwork Deadline: October 6th

All ads must be submitted as a flattened PDF, Tiff, or PDS at 300 DPI in CMYK color mode. 

If you are interested in advertising on the map, please feel free to contact Karl Evers at or call  the Chamber office 
(805) 965-3023. 
Get a $150 rebate when you replace your old washer with a high efficiency washer. Older top-loading machines use about 40 gallons per load; high efficiency front-loading machines use about 12 gallons per load or less. Learn more about rebates here.
New Member Orientation Rescheduled for October 10th!
Tuesday, October 10
104 W. Anapamu St.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Come meet the Chamber Team over lunch as we share with you all the aspects of Chamber membership as well as the benefits associated with your investment! 

Please RSVP by emailing

Photo Credit: @posesawkwardly
New Business Members
Renewed Business Members
New Hospitality Members
Renewed Hospitality Members
New Executive Members
Renewed Executive Members
New Entrepreneur Members
Renewed Entrepreneur 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!  Bring business into your business through becoming a host and experience the benefits of sponsoring these fantastic networking events!

2018 - Coffee & Connections Breakfast:
-Feb 22nd
-Mar 22nd
-Apr 26th
-May 24th
-Jun 21st
2018 - After-Hour Business Networking:
-Jun 7th
-Jul 12th

Click Here for More Information Regarding Hosting an Event.

If you would like to host an event please contact
Armstrong by  emailing 
or by calling (805) 979-5013.
Wellness Pillow Talk

Join OsteoStrong this Wednesday. Oct 4th, 5:30-7:00PM.
Learn how doTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils can help balance the physiology, biology and emotional aspects of the human body.

The Santa Barbara Zoo would like to invite you to be a part of the most popular Halloween event on the Central Coast: 
Spaces are already filling up for the Zoo's "very merry, not too scary," traffic free trick-or- treating alternative. Your business can join in the fun by signing up for one of the following opportunities! 

Em ployment Law Update

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017
8:00AM- 11:00AM
The Goodland Hotel

Please join us for participant artwork, live music, and refreshments. Come meet our staff and learn more about what we do!

Every Saturday morning head to Saturday Fisherman's Market in the harbor for the freshest fish you've ever tasted!
Meet local fishermen and buy fresh fish (filleted or whole) and live crabs, abalone, urchin and more.
Support your community, planet and personal health with fresh and affordable seafood. Its a triple win!
Rain or shine, 6-11 am on the City Pier across from Brophy's. See details at

Our Santa Barbara Walk to End Alzheimer's on
Saturday, October 28th at The Fess Parker Double Tree Resort along our beautiful waterfront. The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. More than 600 Walkers will participate in October's Santa Barbara Walk. Last year we raised almost $200,000 with the support of the community! For more Walk information visit

10.14.17 - The Libbey Bowl - Ojai

Business Impact of Homelessness Survey

This is a very brief 2-3 minute survey of your business's experience with people who might be homeless in your community.

Spectrum Job Opportunity 

State Labor Law and Payroll Tax Seminar in Solvang on Thursday, 11/2/17


In an effort to better understand how people get around the South Coast, Santa Barbara MTD has launched a Community Survey seeking input from local residents, whether or not they currently ride the bus.