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  • Chamber Legislative Guide

    Developed by the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce; distributed at our Legislative Breakfast events and upon request.

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  • “To foster collaboration among the region’s chambers of commerce and to advocate for policies that promote a friendlier business climate.” 

    Your Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce is an active member of the Chambers of Commerce Alliance of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.  

    The Alliance is a cooperative council of the leading chambers of commerce in the Santa Barbara and Ventura County region. Recognizing that these regions are one geographic and economic community with issues common to each chamber, the mission of the Alliance is to develop consensus on pending legislative and regulatory issues of significance to the region.

    Through a combined effort, the Alliance influences legislation and policy decisions, provides coordination to advance the common business legislative interests of the participating chambers, serves as a public policy advocacy group for the region, and provides leadership in legislative advocacy on regional, state and federal issues that impact the participating members.

    See what we are up to on our website.


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    Creating a Stronger Economy In Santa Barbara County

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    Recently, leadership within County Government and the Chamber of Commerce of the Santa Barbara Region recognized that we can and should do more to help ensure businesses can grow and thrive here, and began discussions on creating a new organization to shepherd that effort.

    The Economic Vitality Team of Santa Barbara County (EVT), a division of The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region, was established in 2014. The chambers of commerce of Carpinteria, Santa Maria, Lompoc, Buellton, Solvang, Goleta, and Santa Barbara, along with the County of Santa Barbara, have come together through this new entity to create a wide array of programs and assistance tools for businesses to grow and expand here in Santa Barbara County, and to help new business that might be interested in joining us here.

    The mission of the EVT is to enhance the quality of life throughout Santa Barbara County by promoting economic vitality through generation of jobs, increased capital investment, business retention, expansion and attraction, while promoting and supporting entrepreneurs. That mission drives a vision that the founding Chambers have had since their first discussions in 2012, a desire to ensure every business in Santa Barbara County has the ability to grow and thrive here.

    With the support of County leadership, and especially Supervisors Janet Wolf and Salud Carbajal, Chamber CEO Ken Oplinger began meeting regularly with his counterparts and Chambers of Commerce from across the County to create this new entity. Agreements were reached over time on the form and function of the group, its governance, and much more. The concept was simple – build an umbrella organization that would allow Chambers to be the center of economic development in their community while coordinating County wide efforts for the benefit of all.

    The Economic Vitality Team meets once a month, meeting in a different city each month to ensure ever business in Santa Barbara County has the ability to grow and thrive here. 

    For more information on the EVT, and how you can get involved in the work of helping drive a strong economy across the County, check out our website at www.evtsb.com.

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