Upcoming Networking Events

All participants will have the opportunity to share what’s new at your business, meet the Downtown Santa Barbara Organization staff, new Interim Executive Director and members of the Downtown Organization board. The DSB team will share what we have been cooking up for this fall; and take notes of all your happenings and promote you wherever possible!
Networking Events are FREE for Downtown SB members and Associate Members. NOTE: You are automatically a Downtown SB member as part of the BID if you are located on State Street between Sola and Gutierrez, one block off of State Street each way to Chapala and Anacapa Streets including side streets; this is the Business Improvement District.
Associate members are members that pay a small membership fee to gain promotional benefits provided by the Downtown Organization. ie: access to being promoted on our 20.4K following Instagram page and so much more. Email erik@downtownsb.org if you’d like to become an associate member and find out more about the benefits.

P.S. New members get a free quarter page ad courtesy of the good folks at the Santa Barbara Voice Magazine.
September 16th at 9:00 AM

September 30th at 9:00 AM
NEW: Announcing the Downtown Spotlight Interview Series
Downtown Santa Barbara is proud to announce a new interview series in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Independent. Each Thursday at 3 PM a different business owners will interviewed via a zoom webinar and marketed through the diverse outlets the Indy and Downtown Santa Barbara have access to. We are SO excited to get started!

Join Matt Kettmann of the Santa Barbara Independent and Robin Elander of the Downtown Organization in conversation with Eva Umejido of Taquería Santa Barbara and Sven Dybdahl of Viva Oliva as they discuss their experiences of opening a business during a pandemic.

Recent Videos Featuring Downtown Businesses:
We’ve got lots more in the video creation hopper… stay tuned!

We imagine you’ve heard the beaches are closed for Labor Day weekend except for active recreation (movement only, no sitting on the beach), but you know what that might mean…more people walking around downtown AND in your business. We are crossing fingers for you and rooting you on for a great weekend! For those of you that aren’t open yet, stay strong. We are chomping at the bit to promote you as soon as conditions allow reopening.
Are you rocking your online sales, kicking butt on getting people to your business, have a line out your door and willing to tell others how you and your team are making it happen? Would you like to conduct a yoga or fitness class on state street or online, offer a meditation, giveaway or offer training on how to increase your sales? We want to hear from you. Shoot us a note and we’ll figure out a way to highlight you! Email: Robin@DowntownSB.org

Promote your business in the Downtown
Makeover Giveaway!

Hope to see you at one of the networking events!