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Cara Martinez

Membership Manager

Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in northern Santa Barbara County. Its members include small businesses, corporations, associations, and individual professionals. Since its inception in 1902, the Chamber has worked diligently to better the area’s business climate, forge a stronger community, and improve the quality of life. The Chamber works with local government, education, private industry, and a host of other partners to improve the business environment and promote Santa Maria/Orcutt as a premier community in which to vacation, live, work, and do business. The Chamber organizes and directs the efforts of those who share the desire to improve the conditions under which business is conducted. Through participation in the Chamber, members are able to accomplish collectively what they could not do individually. Membership is open to all businesses in the Santa Maria Valley. Businesses that join the Chamber receive a multitude of benefits and advantages ranging from networking, traditional and social media marketing and advertising opportunities, to legislative advocacy, educational forums to benefit business, and economic opportunities. Through its Visitor & Convention Bureau and Economic Development Commission programs, the Chamber of Commerce plays a leading role in promoting tourism, attracting new businesses, and assisting existing businesses to grow and succeed. Investment in the Chamber is an investment in your business – and in the prosperity of the Santa Maria Valley! We offer special discounts to members of the SMWN. Call Cara today to learn more about this!