status December 2015 Business Calendar

Dec. 7, noon to 1 p.m., Women’s Economic Ventures Free Self-Employment Training Orientation; location will be given at RSVP at

Dec. 8, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce Business-2-Business Breakfast with Business Giving Roundtable, Earl’s Place, Earl Warren Showgrounds, 340 Calle Real. $20 members; $30 non-members. See

Dec. 8, noon to 1:30 p.m., Issue & Policy Roundtable: Commuter Rail Program Walking Tour. See

Dec. 8, 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. New member orientations, Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce, 104 Anapamu St.

Dec. 9, 5 to 7 p.m., “Winter White Wonderland Holiday” mixer, sponsored by Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce, at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 3300 Via Real, Carpinteria. Members, $5; prospective new members, $10; RSVP requested. (805)684-5479 or [email protected] See more at:

Dec. 10, 6 to 9 p.m., NAWBO-SB holiday Party, Globe Restaurant, 18 E. Cota St., $35 members; $45 non-members.

Dec. 10, 5:30 p.m. Toast the Season after Hours, at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Suite 190; sponsored by the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce. Benefits Unity Shoppe. Members $5; non-members $15.

Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. to midnight, “An Evening of Mystery,” presented by the Santa Barbara Young Professionals, at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. $60.

Dec. 17, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Coffee & Connections Breakfast, Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Ninos Drive. See

Happy New Year! January 2016 Events (Partial List)

Jan 6, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, “Wonder Woman Film,” location TBA, sponsored by Association of Women in Communications, Santa Barbara Chapter. See

Jan. 8, noon to 1:30pm, Chambers of Commerce Alliance of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties Annual Meeting, Ventura Beach Marriott 2055 E. Harbor Blvd, Ventura.

Jan. 12, 7:30 a.m. Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce B-2-B breakfast,  sponsored the Bay Club; Earl’s Place, Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, See Barbara

Jan. 13, noon to 1:30 p.m., “New Year, New Leaders in Goleta: Issue & Policy Roundtable,” 405 Glen Annie Road, Goleta;” featuring Goleta’s new mayor and vice president of Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. See more at

Jan. 19, 4 to 5:30 p.m. “Philip Warburg: Harness the Sun: America’s Quest for a Solar-Powered Future,” Corwin Pavilion, University Center, UC Santa Barbara. Free, but registration required at

Jan. 20, 5 to 9 p.m., “Go Big, Go Green! Building an Economic and Environmental Case for Sustainability through Technology and Innovation,” MIT Enterprise Forum, Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara. Registration includes appetizers and refreshments. See

Jan. 23, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce 58th Annual Community Awards Banquet, Boys & Girls Club, 4849 Foothill Road, Carpinteria. See

Jan. 27, 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m., “Ursula Mentjes: The Seven Sales Blocks,” sponsored by the Santa Barbara chapter of the National Association of women Business Owners; Santa Barbara Yacht Club, 130 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara. See

Jan. 29, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Regional Business Awards, The Fess Parker – A Doubletree by Hilton Resort, 633 E, Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara.


 Nov. 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Association of Women in Communications presents “Build Your Brand: Engaging Followers in Your Community; ” a panel of three marketing experts will discuss branding and community engagement; panelists: Errin Cecil-Smith, director of public relations for Sonos; John Lucchetti, director of sales at Oniracom; and Scott Barnett, marketing leader, writer and entrepreneur; at Ramada Inn Meeting Room, 4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, AWC-SB members Free; Nonmembers $20; refreshments included.

Nov. 4, 6 to 7:30 p.m., David Bearman, one of the top experts in cannabinoid medicine, will discuss the properties of medical marijuana at the UCSB Multicultural Center.

 Nov. 12, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., SB Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Networking, at the Granada Theatre, 1214 State St. Members $5, others $15. See

Nov. 14,  4 p.m., ribbon cutting at Pure Order Brewery, 410 N. Quarantina St., sponsored by the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce.

Nov. 18, 8:30 to 10 a.m. NAWBO-SB Member Breakfast, Mulligans Café, 3500 McCaw Ave., Santa Barbara.

Nov. 18, noon to 1:30 p.m., “Ready, Respond, Recover: Disaster Preparedness for Your Business,” getting read for El Nino, Glen Annie Golf Club, 405 Glen Annie Road,  Goleta, $25 includes lunch. Contact [email protected] or 805-967-2500 ext 4.
Nov. 19, 5 to 7 p.m., meet Councilman-elect Jason Dominguez and re-elected council members Cathy Murrillo and Randy Rowse at Warren Butler’s new event center, “Warren B’s,” 731 De la Guerra Plaza. Sponsored by the Greater Santa Barbara Lodging and Restaurant Association. RSVP [email protected]
Nov. 19, 7 to 9 a.m., “Coffee & Connections Breakfast,” Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce at the Santa Barbara Zoo, 500 Los Ninos Drive; $25 for members, $40 for nonmembers. See

Nov. 20, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., 2015 Goleta’s Finest Community Awards at Bacara Resort & Spa. See


Aug. 4, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce B2B Breakfast with Montecito Bank & Trust, Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara.

Aug. 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Rabobank Pre-Fiesta Mixer, 33 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara. Free music, food and drinks outdoors.

Aug. 4, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Woodland Toastmasters, Balboa Building Basement Auditorium, 735 State St. Free.

Aug. 6, 6 to 9 p.m. Impact Hub Santa Barbara, 1117 State St.; “Celebrating Diversity in the Startup & Entrepreneurial Community.” StartupSB and the Impact Hub Santa Barbara will host a discussion of the Latino business community as part of the first in a series focused on growing the startup community. Includes tours of the Impact Hub, networking, drinks and snacks. Jose Huitron, president of the the Latino Startup Alliance will host a panel discussion about building an inclusive community that will feature guests leading organizations and companies building businesses and educational platforms that inspire innovation, new ideas and a more diverse community, including Sabio, Youth Interactive and Women’s Economic Ventures.

Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m. to noon, “Changes to Federal Labor Laws,” at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care building,602 E. Montecito St., Santa Barbara. Sponsored by the Santa Barbara Department of Rehabilitation and state Department of Labor.

Aug. 13, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region monthly Business after Hours Networking at the Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta Del Sol.

Aug. 13, 5 to 7 p.m., National Association of Women Business Owners, Santa Barbara Chapter, “Sparkle at Tiffany’s,” 3815 State St, Santa Barbara.

Sept. 8, 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to1 p.m.; Santa Barbara Chamber quarterly new member orientation, an opportunity to understand the benefit of being a member. Chamber offices, 104 W. Anapamu St., Suite A.


June 11, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. , SB Chamber After-Hours Networking, Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara County, 632 E Canon Perdido St. $5 for members, $15 for non-members.
June 25,  5 to 7  p.m. Presidio Neighborhood Mega Mixer. SB Historical Museum, 136 E. De La Guerra St. Sponsored by SB hospitality organizations. Admission $10.
June 2, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce, Business-2-Business Breakfast with Santa Barbara Law Group, Earl Warren Showgrounds in Earl’s Place   3400 Calle Real; $20 for members, $30 for non-members.
June 4, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.,  for 1st Thursday, the Granada Theatre will screen a sneak peek reel of an upcoming film series of four movie genres at the theater through summer. Sio Tepper will be on the piano in the lobby. A chance to win free movie tickets will be offered along with a no-host bar, light bites by Ca’ Dario Pizzeria and Rori’s Artisanal Creamery and complimentary wine tasting from Summerland Winery.
June 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Quarterly New SB Region Chamber Member Orientation, 104 W. Anapamu St.,Suite A;  Register Now

5 p.m. May 13, Mountain and Sea Dental, 2780 State St., will have an open house and ribbon-cutting
ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. May 13. Refreshments will be served. Dr. Michael Carley, DDS, opened Mountain & Sea Dental almost a year ago by moving his Goleta office to Santa Barbara and consolidating it with other dentists who
have retired.

11:30 a.m. May 13, Business Lunch & Learn. What every business owner should know about leasing or buying commercial property, featuring Jim Turner, senior associate with Radius Commercial Real Estate in the SB Region Chamber Board Room, 104 W. Anapamu St., Suite A.

Noon to 3 p.m. Santa Barbara Matchmaking, LLC, will host “Meet Your Match” at Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, 3300 Via Real, Carpinteria, Admission price is $40 at the door or online for $30 with promo code SBM517.