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Santa Maria chamber names Citizen of the Year award for Bob Hatch

By   /  Thursday, August 14th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Santa Maria chamber names Citizen of the Year award for Bob Hatch

The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce has renamed its Citizen of the Year Award for outgoing President Bob Hatch and given him the inaugural honor. The change was announced at the chamber’s annual dinner on Aug. 13. The award is now called the Robert P. Hatch Citizen of the Year award. In accepting the Read More →

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Op/ed: The Bob Hatch legacy, and lessons learned from a great mentor

By   /  Friday, July 4th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: The Bob Hatch legacy, and lessons learned from a great mentor

By Gina Keough I joined the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce team in 1999. As staff, we saw President and CEO Bob Hatch’s business side, his military side, his funny side, his serious side, his angry side and his human side. Perhaps a better title than president and CEO would be “mentor.” What makes Read More →

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Editorial: New Santa Maria chamber CEO looks to build on legacy

By   /  Friday, May 16th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: New Santa Maria chamber CEO looks to build on legacy

Glenn Morris looks like a smart pick to run the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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Editorial: Chamber chief ‘hatched’ Santa Maria recovery

By   /  Friday, March 14th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Chamber chief ‘hatched’ Santa Maria recovery

Bob Hatch has the sort of practical wisdom that is very rare in today’s charged political environment. He has been increasingly frustrated at the no-growth politics of the county that seemed to stymie every effort to promote jobs and opportunity for the Santa Maria Valley.

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Santa Maria chamber CEO Bob Hatch to retire

By   /  Tuesday, March 11th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Santa Maria chamber CEO Bob Hatch to retire

Bob Hatch is retiring after 20 years as president and CEO of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce, the largest business group in North Santa Barbara County.

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