TODAY September 6, 2017
A Monthly Publication
President's Message
Has the NIMBY pendulum swung too far?
Growth has been part of the DNA of this country since long before its founding.  America grew from a small breakaway part of England to the dominant player on the world stage because of the industrious people of this country building and growing our public and private infrastructure.  This relatively unimpeded growth served us well for many years - right up until the later stages of the industrial revolution when the public at large came to the realization that we were destroying our environment and the places that we loved.

One of the responses to this was a strong and organized environmental movement, efforts which brought us rules and regulations which would allow development but in a more controlled, orderly fashion...

Join The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region as we welcome  Achilles Prosthetics and Orthotics  to the Santa Barbara community at their Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting event next Wednesday September 13th from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM!
Although Achilles is new to Santa Barbara, they have been in business since 1978 and have offices in Santa Maria, Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo and Templeton. All offices feature state of the art prosthetics and orthotics tailored to meet each patient's needs and lifestyle. Whether it is for the active life style of a child or for marathon runners to motorcycle riders, each and every patient receives custom solutions to help them reach their physical potentials. 
Please come to learn more about the advancements in prosthetics and orthotics, their cutting edge 3D scanning fitting and processes and see what is new in the world of prosthetics and orthotics. 

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!

- Meet a wider diversity of customers, over 1500 attendees
- Meet new clients and enjoy traditional networking in a fast paced setting
- Enjoy diverse businesses from our region
- Tastes from Local Restaurants, Wineries and Breweries
- Giveaways - Door Prizes and More!
Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Contact to register as an exhibitor or for more information!
Registration deadline September 8th!
Join the Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region and the Workforce Investment Board for our Annual 
Job & Resource Fair!

Register today online to host your HR department at the upcoming event.  For any questions regarding the Job Fair please call (805) 979-5013.

There is no registration fee for participating as a business currently recruiting employees or as a resource for assisting those seeking employment, however there will be a $50 refundable deposit that will be returned to each participating organization at the end of the Job & Resource Fair on Thursday September 21st.
Contact  to register or for more information!
Registration deadline September 8th!
Coffee & Connections Breakfast

Join La Cumbre Plaza as they sponsor Chamber's September Coffee & Connections Breakfast! 
Thursday September 28th, 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.
4th Annual Mega Mixer - Hosted by Sonos

Thursday, September 28
614 Chapala St,
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

Join the greater Santa Barbara area business community at our 4th Annual Mega Mixer. Bites and sips provided by local restaurateurs, wineries, and breweries. Live Entertainment and the opportunity to win countless prizes at the first Mega Mixer Raffle! 

The  Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO) provides classroom instruction and support to special populations of students, professional learning and support to teachers and administrators countywide, and business and information technology services to the county's 20 school districts.
Additionally, SBCEO delivers other services including  juvenile court and community school programs, arts education, child development and preschool programs, homeless education, and career technical education. The organization facilitates connection and advocacy...

Kali Calloway - Impact Hub

Kali Calloway was born in Santa Barbara and raised in the Santa Ynez Valley before moving to Kansas City, MO for high school. A vivacious people person, she became involved in church ministries, non-profit organizations and contributed to outreach programs focused on improving her community. 

She quickly found her passion was helping others and bringing people together. Upon graduating high school, she was accepted into YWAM - a Youth Missions University in Colorado. There she facilitated local, nationwide and global missions aimed at building churches...


"What business are we really in? We deliver a higher level of freedom by unleashing physical performance for anyone in ways never though possible. Join us!"
When Jim and Yvonne Parsons opened OsteoStrong in 2015 they had no idea the influence it would have on the Santa Barbara community. 

But going strong two years on they are astonished not only by the number of people who are using OsteoStrong but the positive results their members are getting. 

"When you see someone's strength improve it's easy to see the effect. Members aren't using canes and walkers to get around...

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.
Did you experience a power outage? If so, check your sprinkler timer! If your back-up battery is missing or dead you may have lost all your programs and your timer will go on default which can double your water bill! Default program waters every station, every start time, every day for 10 minutes at midnight. 
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
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New Business Members

Renewed Business Members
New Hospitality Members
Renewed Hospitality Members
New Executive Members
Renewed Executive Members
New Entrepreneur Members
Renewed Entrepreneur Members
New Business Leader Council Members
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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:
-Feb 8th
-Mar 8th
-Apr 12th
-Jun 7th

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.
3925 State Street Unit A on Friday, September 8th.

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! 

Child Evangelism Fellowship
6th Annual Golf Tournament Dinner & Raffle
Saturday, September 23

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

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

CHC Presents SB Candidates' Forum  Candidates' Forum on Housing  Presented by the Coastal Housing Coalition
Thursday, September 14, 2017
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Location: New Vic Theater , 33 West Victoria Street, Santa Barbara.

Learn what candidates for Santa Barbara Mayor and Santa Barbara City Council feel about housing issues in our community. Dave Davis will serve as moderator. Reservations are not required but your RSVP would be appreciated at or 
805) 570-1250.

September 9th and 10th the Earl Warren Showgrounds will be filled with sea glass and ocean arts enthusiasts as the 3rd Annual  
Santa Barbara Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival  
opens its doors for Early Bird Shoppers at 9 am on Saturday, the 9th. 

Employment Development Department  invites you to attend at No Charge an  Employee or Independent Contractor Seminar  Friday, September 15, 2017  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  America's Job Center of California  130 E. Ortega Street  Santa Barbara, CA 93101

16th Annual Celebration Luncheon
Thursday, September 28, 11:30AM-1:30PM
Click Here for More Information  

36th Annual Taste of the Town  Santa  Barbara Benefiting the Arthritis Foundation  Events Set for Friday, September 8 and Sunday, September 10, 2017

Year-Round International Students Arriving 
September 17. Call today to host a student!