Everyone is rolling up their sleeves right now, but getting shots in arms isn’t the only challenge Central Coast leaders are facing. Several area political leaders came together on March 12 to talk COVID-19, housing, clean energy, wildfire resilience and other hot-button topics in the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce Legislative Update. Santa Read More →
Dear Editor: I was one of 50 South Coast business owners and founders who sent a letter to the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce asking it to endorse Measure P, the Healthy Air & Water Initiative to ban fracking and other extreme oil extraction in Santa Barbara County. This was an impressive and diverse Read More →
Proponents of Santa Barbara County’s Measure P, an anti-fracking measure that could also shut down conventional oil and gas production, suffered a setback on Aug. 27 when the largest South Coast chamber of commerce said it opposed the November ballot initiative. The Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce said that its board voted to “urge Read More →
Santa Barbara County is about to fill what some people have taken to calling the region’s doughnut hole when it comes to economic development efforts. Thanks to a $150,000 grant in the recently approved county budget, the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce will soon begin development of an Economic Vitality Team. What Chamber President Read More →
Ken Oplinger is an affable guy on a listening tour.
The Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce took the wraps off a new business model.
The Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce announced Feb. 7 that it had undertaken its biggest overhaul in decades, bringing a “new vision” to one of the largest and oldest business organizations in the Tri-Counties. Outgoing Chair Janet Garufis, president of Montecito Bank & Trust, said she and her board faced a “daunting task” a year ago Read More →