June - Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau


June - Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau
The Lompoc Valley
Chamber Connection
The official monthly publication of the
Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau
Vol. 28, No. 12
June 2016
Riya Jaimes
Inivtations to be mailed out soon with more details.
Leadership Lompoc Valley
Class of 2016 Raised $5,000
for Lompoc Food Pantry
The Leadership Lompoc Valley Class of 2016 would
like to thank the entire Lompoc Valley community for
helping them raise the $5,000 that the Lompoc Food
Pantry needed to purchase a forklift. The forklift will
allow the Food Pantry to increase their efficiency and
accept additional food donations. The Lompoc Food
Pantry currently serves over 6,009 families per year.
The class organized a poker run event in April and
raised a substantial amount of money towards their
goal, but they were over $1,000 short. They started an
online donation link which was shared through social
media channels and the remaining funds were raised in
just two weeks. At their graduation event on Saturday,
May 21, they presented their check to Angel Ramos,
the Lompoc Food Pantry Coordinator.
Host a Chamber Mixer
Our mixer calendar is wide open! Would you like to
host an after-hours mixer at your business or organization? They’re a great opportunity to show off your
products and services to the community.
Contact Chelsea at the Chamber for more information or to schedule your mixer: 805.736.4567 x223 or
[email protected]
In the photo, from left-right: Rachel Hom, North County Volunteer Corps, Program Co-chair; Kimberly Guler,
30th Space Wing; Joseph Williams, 30th Space Wing;
Tina Mirich, 30th Space Wing; Justin Barrick, Lompoc
Valley Inn & Suites; Chelsea Cochran, Lompoc Valley
Chamber of Commerce; Angel Ramos, Lompoc Food
Pantry Coordinator; Mary Day, Radio KTNK 1410 AM;
Pat Walsh, Lompoc Police Dept; Timber Tartaglia, Excel Personnel Services; Richard Whirty, Santa Barbara
County Dept of Social Services and Ryan McDonald,
381st Training Group. Photo by Riya Jaimes.
The purpose of Leadership Lompoc Valley (LLV) is to
identify and develop a diverse group of effective community leaders committed to the economy and well-being of the community. Applications for the 2016-2017
year are now available at www.lompoc.com/llv.html
Message From the Board Chair
Lompoc Valley
Chamber of Commerce
and Visitors Bureau
by Ed Braxton
Dear Chamber Friends,
My message this month will focus on a
transition that our Chamber will be going
through with regard to how annual Chamber
membership dues are determined. You
may have already seen some information
about this in the local press.
Board of Directors
Justin Barrick, Explore Lompoc
George Bedford, Sunset Auto Center
Ed Braxton, Chair, Lompoc Valley Medical
George Grama, Raytheon
Alan Grant, Starbuck-Lind Mortuary
Tim Harrington, Terralink Consulting
Michelle Hodapp, Excel Personnel Services
Bill Hughen, Jr., CFO, Walker, Wilson & Hughen
Bob Manning, Elna’s Dress Shop
Teresa Martinez-Baker, Family Chiropractic
Jason Reynolds, IOA Insurance
Barbara Satterfield, Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers
Tommy Speidel, Lompoc Family YMCA
Ex-Officio Board Members
Dirk Starbuck, City Council Member
Lisa Brown, Admin. Assistant, 4th District
County Supervisor
Chamber Staff
Ken Ostini, President/CEO
Chelsea Cochran, Executive Assistant
Annette Hernandez, Accounting Manager
Chamber staff extensions and email addresses:
Ken Ostini: ext 225, [email protected]
Chelsea Cochran: ext 223, [email protected]
Annette Hernandez: ext 222,
[email protected]
The Lompoc Valley Chamber Connection, the
official publication of the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce, is published monthly.
First, some background information. Over
the years, the Chamber’s dues structure has been a “mishmosh”, depending on the type of business you were. Also, your
dues were generally based on the number of employee’s you
had. Over the last several years, Chambers across the nation
have been transitioning to a tier-based dues structure. That’s
where our Chamber is moving to.
Effective for new members joining the Chamber on July 1 or after
as well for members who’s memberships renew in July, you will
have the option to choose a level of membership that best suit
your particular needs. There is also some flexibility with respect
to the benefits that are available with your membership. Please
contact the Chamber for more information. Also, you will not
need to pick a membership tier until the month of your renewal.
On June 7th, we held informational sessions at the Chamber for
members to explain this transition. On the whole, feedback was
very positive. It is my strong belief that this is a good thing overall.
As always, we are open to suggestions and your feedback.
Finally, I want to express what an honor it has been to be the
Chamber’s Board Chair for the last year. I really enjoyed it and
look forward to contributing to the Chamber as a Board member
in the time to come.
Phone: 805.736.4567
Fax: 805.737.0453
Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
Chamber Events Calendar
Chamber Luncheon
Thursday, June 16
11:15 am - 1:00 pm
Sage Restaurant & Bar
4300 Clubhouse Rd.
All meetings are held at the Chamber
unless noted otherwise
Farmers Market, Ocean Ave. & I St., 1:30 - 5 pm
Military Affairs Committee, 4 pm
YLLV Board of Trustees, 5:30 pm
Join us for a Chamber luncheon at Sage Restaurant
& Bar on Thursday, June
16. Check in begins at
11:15 am with the program
starting at 11:45 am. We
will be hearing from Ashley
Costa, Executive Director for the Lompoc Valley
Community Healthcare Organization (LVCHO).
10 Farmers Market, Ocean Ave. & I St., 1:30 - 5 pm
Enjoy a delicious lunch while you hear about what
the LVCHO’s Healthy Lompoc Coalition has been up
to in our community. From Creative Crosswalks, to
Safe Routes to School, this stakeholder group has
a lot to be proud of. As they celebrate their 10 year
anniversary, Ashley Costa will tell you about their
exciting new effort building on the
“HEAL” Movement. Come learn
how you and your business can
benefit from the Coalition’s efforts.
Plus, every attendee will get a free
Healthy Lompoc Tumbler!
28 LLV Board of Directors, 12 pm
16 Chamber Luncheon, Sage Restaurant, 4300
Clubhouse Rd., 11:15 am - 1 pm
17 Community Connections, 9:30 am
17 Farmers Market, Ocean Ave. & I St., 1:30 - 5 pm
22 Chamber Board of Directors, 7:30 am
23 Shop Lompoc Shop Small, 7:30 am
24 Farmers Market, Ocean Ave. & I St., 1:30 - 5 pm
Friday, June 17
9:30 - 10:30 am
Upstairs Conference Room
111 South I St.
Lunch will consist of your choice
of the following options and a soft
*Cobb Salad - Chopped Romaine
Lettuce with Turkey, Bleu Cheese
Crumbles, Smoked Applewood Bacon, Tomatoes &
Eggs....with your Choice of Dressing (Ranch, Blue
Cheese or Balsamic Vinaigrette) and Topped with
Join us for the inaugural Community Connections
meeting for Lompoc non-profit organizations on Friday,
June 17 from 9:30 - 10:30 am in the upstairs Chamber of Commerce conference room at 111 South I St.
There is no fee to attend.
There will be time for introductions and then we will be
hearing from Shauna and Kathy from the Valley Haven Adult Day Program about their use of social media
and their website and how it has helped their organization. They will speak for 15-20 minutes and then all attendees will be given the opportunity to ask questions,
highlight an upcoming event, etc.
*Chicken Ciabatta Sandwich - Chicken, Arugula,
Roasted Red Peppers, Mozzarella & Mayo. Served
with Parmesan Fries.
$18 for Chamber members, $28 for non-members.
Register online at www.lompoc.com or give us a call
at 805-736-4567
We want to grow this into a monthly or bimonthly program for representatives of local non-profits to come
together to learn from one another and connect with
other attendees to ultimately strengthen all of our organizations.
If you are a Chamber member and need your login information to receive the member-rate, please don’t hesitate
to contact us at [email protected] or by phone at
Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
Customer Service All-Stars!
We would like to recognize the following Chamber
members for providing excellent customer service:
Scratch Kitchen
610 North H St.
(805) 819-0829
Scott Reardon’s Locksmith Service
101 South H St.
(805) 734-7259
If you would like to recognize a Chamber member for
their outstanding customer service, please contact
Chelsea Cochran at [email protected]
Lompoc Valley in Bloom
This is a paid political advertisement paid for by Dawn-OrtizLegg for Assembly and does not constitute an implied Lompoc
Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau endorsement.
Lompoc Valley in Bloom is busy planning the next
Hay Bales & Cocktails, scheduled for Sunday, November 6, 2016. The next meeting is on Tuesday,
June 14 at 5:30pm at LAUNCHpad, 1010 North H
Street. If you know of someone who would like to
be involved in planning and working on the next
Hay Bales & Cocktails, please share this with them!
Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
Hispanic Business
Committee Event
Chamber Moving to
Tiered Dues July 1, 2016
Community Events
June 4
Happy Happening at the Lompoc Elks Lodge for Lompoc’s Special Needs Community, 905 E. Ocean Ave., The Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce is mov11 am - 2 pm. Info: 805-735-2345 (call between 4 - 6 ing to a reorganized format of tiered membership
options on July 1, 2016. Tiered membership will start
with your next membership renewal, so if you renew
June 7
Lompoc Valley Art Association Monthly Program, in April, you will not need to decide on a tier until
Stone Pine Hall, 210 South H St., 6:30 pm. 805-680- April 2017.
3080, or 805-737-1129.
With multiple membership packages available, each
June 16
member may determine which tier best meets their
Chamber luncheon at Sage Restaurant, 4300 Clubhouse Rd., 11:45 am - 1 pm, $18 for Chamber mem- needs. Each level contains opportunities to expand
your advertising reach, enhance your business
bers, $28 for non-members. 805-736-4567
know-how with education opportunities and strateJune 19
gically connect with other Chamber members to fur“Nunsense” Lompoc Civic Theatre benefit for the ther enhance the quality of life in the Lompoc Valley.
Friends of the Lompoc Library, Grossman Gallery,
501 E. North Ave., tickets are $12 and available at You are welcome to come by the Chamber and
Lompoc/Village Library and The Bookstore, 1137 N.
speak to staff, or call us to schedule a time for a staff
H St., Ste. Q. Info: 805-735-6566
member to come talk to you about the new options.
June 20
“Ground Operations: Battlefields to Farmfields” presentation by Lompoc Valley Beekeepers Association,
Grossman Gallery, 501 E. North Ave., 6:30 - 8:00 pm.
Free admission (donations accepted). 805-291-7456
Military Discounts
June 20
Lompoc Pops Orchestra Concert, First United Methodist Church, 925 North F Street, $15 for adults, $5
for students, children 12 and under are free. Call 805735-6463 for tickets
June 22-26
Lompoc Valley Flower Festival “All That Jazz,” Ryon
Park. 805-735-8511
June 25
Lompoc Valley Historical Society Open House, 207
North L St., after parade - 2 pm. Free admission (donations accepted)
Our list of military discounts has been updated
again! There are over 50 local businesses offering
discounts for military personnel. The list is available on our website at www.lompoc.com/militarydiscounts.pdf and hard copies are available at the
Chamber office.
June 25
Free Swim Day at the Lompoc Aquatic Center, 207 W.
College Ave., 1 - 3 pm
June 24-26
Open House at the Lompoc Valley Model Railroad &
Historical Society, 428 N. I St., Friday 7 - 10 pm, Saturday/Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. Info: 805-757-0249
Submit Your Events
Submit your community-wide special events to our
calendar online by clicking “Submit New Event” here:
Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
110% Club Members
Vote Online for the
2016 Window Display
Thank you to the following members for renewing
their membership with the Lompoc Valley Chamber and for being a part of the 110% Club!
When you receive your membership investment renewal notice, consider becoming a 110% Club member. The voluntary 10% extra contribution allows us to
sponsor such programs as our adult and youth leadership programs and the various community events we
produce, all of which improve the quality of life in the
Lompoc Valley. You will be recognized in the Chamber
newsletter and the Friday Focus. The following are the
110% Club members for the month of May:
Baroda Farms
The ‘I Love Lompoc Window Display’ contest is on!
The theme this year is ‘All That Jazz’ in alignment
with the Lompoc Valley Flower Festival. There will
be a community vote in the following categories:
Best Business Theme, Most Original, Most “Lompoc,” Best Theme Related and Most Humorous.
Carnahan Therapy
Drive-In Recycling
Gary & Shirley Gettings
Hospitality Plus Unlimited
In addition to the community vote, there will be a
panel of judges awarding First, Second and Third
overall, as well as a social media contest for the
public. Starting Monday, June 13, go to lompoc.
com and cast your votes online. Votes must be in
by Sunday, June 19.
Kendall-Shepard Eye Center
Lompoc Community Bank
Lompoc Valley Art
Association/Cypress Gallery
Lompoc Valley Republican
Women Federated
Winners will be announced at the City Beautification Awards Banquet on Tuesday, June 21. Winners will receive a certificate and bragging rights
until next year!
North County Rape Crisis & CPC
Renewing Members
Ranch of the Oaks
Thank you to these Chamber members who renewed
their membership during the month of April:
Return to Freedom
Belluz Upholstery
Brewer-Clifton Wines
Cal Deals Furniture & Mattress
Contreras Insurance & Investment Services
Nikka Fish Enterprise
Stillman Capital
Turiya Wines
Valley Auto Specialists
Volunteers for Inter-Valley Animals (VIVA)
Servicios Maya
Stephen & Nancy Straight
Surf Connection
The UPS Store
Tonya R. Schultz, Phd, MFCC
Vicki Andersen
Wm. Reick Plumbing
Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
New Chamber Members
A warm welcome to our newest
members, for the month of May:
Jennifer Cruz Agency - American National
Lompoc Valley Beekeepers Association
Sushi Teri
The Law Office of Robert E. Traylor
Villa Gardens
Wireless 101, Inc.
1307-C North H Street • Lompoc, CA 93436 • 805-736-1730
www.surfconnection.net • [email protected]
Conference Room Use
Policy Update
The Chamber’s conference room use policy has
been updated and the changes will go into effect
July 1, 2016. You may find the new policy online
www.lompoc.com/LompocChamberConferenceRoomUsePolicy.pdf. If you have any questions
about the policy, please contact us at 805-736-4567
Ed Hall
Financial Advisor
1620 North H Street Suite D
Lompoc, CA 93436
Chamber Newsletter Advertising Rates
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Lompoc Healthcare District
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