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The Chamber The official monthly publication of the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau Vol. 24, No. 9 March, 2012 Lompoc’s First Cash Mob Chamber Seeking New Logo First it was “Flash Mobs,” then came “Cash Mobs.” A new logo is needed to represent the Lompoc Valley Chamber of “Cash Mobs” are not a political or social organization, corpora- Commerce &Visitors Bureau. This logo will be included in all Cham- tion or movement or ber publications, letterhead, banners and Chamber website. The meant to be an answer logo will serve as the distinctive identifier for the Chamber. to economic crisis. By The full color logo should capture the essence of one or more and large, those that or- features of the Lompoc Valley, e.g., flowers, agriculture, wineries/ ganize Cash Mobs are vineyards, La Purisima Mission, rolling hills, murals, aerospace, simply people trying to seascapes, etc. make a positive impact Full color logo submissions must be submitted electronically in on the businesses in .pdf or .jpg format, at 300 dpi. Digital images must be at least 6 their communities and inches wide and be camera ready and of professional quality, need- have fun while doing it! ing no further manipulation or enhancement. Hand drawn entries Primarily promoted will not be accepted. When developing the logo, keep in mind that through Facebook and attracting a “mob:” of approximately 50 it will be used in a small format (approx. 2" x 3") to be used on people, Lompoc’s first Cash Mob met in the parking lot in front of envelopes and letterhead and a larger format (approx.12"x 18") for the Pizza Garden. The business to be mobbed was not made pub- signage and banners. The submitted art work should be designed lic until the day of the event. The first business, which had been for clarity at the smallest usable size. warned in advance was to be Lompoc Valley Florist and Home If a logo is selected, it shall become the sole property of the Decor. Participants were to descend on the business and spend a Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau for its minimum of $10. Afterwards, everyone returned to the Pizza Gar- unrestricted use. The winning entry will receive a prize of $350. den for food and beverages. The first event was a huge success. The selection committee shall consist of three representatives of Event organizer Robin Dunaetz has already begun receiving input the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, one for a March Mob. representative from the City of Lompoc, the LUSD ROP Graphic Cash Mobs are a phenomonon developed to give a shot in the arm Arts Instructor, and two representatives of the Lompoc Valley Art to small businesses, while at the same time exposing participating Association. The selection committee members shall not have shoppers to the business, who may not havehad prior knowledge submitted an entry. The committee reserves the right to reject any of the businesses products and services. and all submissions. Be sure to follow Lompoc Cash Mob on Facebook and help sup- Submissions will be judged on artistic merit, innovative use and port Lompoc’s small businesses by participating in a fun, social combination of elements, clarity and simplicity.? activity. Entries are to be sent via email to email@example.com with LOGO ENTRY in the subject line. Entry deadline is April 6. MARCH CHAMBER MIXER Consider This: • For every $100 spent online or mail order, less than $1 March 22 stays in your community. Hosted by Lompoc Civic Theatre and the Lompoc Museum • For every $100 spent at a chain or big box store approx. $43 Stone Pine Hall - 210 S. H Street stays in your community. 5-7 p.m. • For every $100 spent at a locally owned business approx. $73 stays in your community. MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD CHAIR by Jaime Marks-Rodriguez LOMPOC VALLEY CHAMBER When I think of the west side of town, specifically the OF COMMERCE AND area around Laurel and O Streets, I think about a few VISITORS BUREAU of our “homegrown businesses”, and I want to give them over seven hundred reasons to be happy with EXECUTIVECOMMITTEE the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce…. Jaime Marks-Rodriguez, Chair Bill Hughen, Jr., CFO Jason Reynolds, Immediate Past Chair Schuyler Collision Repair has been servicing the colli- sion repair needs of the Lompoc and Santa Ynez Val- BOARD OF DIRECTORS leys since 1987. This locally owned and operated business is an I-Car Gold Class Chris Ames, Brooks & Ames, Attys at Law George Bedford, Sunset Auto Center Shop with ASE certified trained technicians and office personnel. They stay up- Angela Brooks, Century 21 Realty to-date with leading edge technology through our continuous training and certifi- Kari Campbell-Bohard, Campbell Ranches cation program. Their customized facility is 11,000 square feet, and they are proud Chelsea Cochran, Hummingbird to announce that they have recently added two new state of the art spray booths. Cake Stationery Alan Grant, Starbuck-Lind Mortuary Schuyler Collision Repair has the space and capabilities to accommodate the cus- Tim Harrington, Terralink Consulting tomers of today and the future growth of customers of tomorrow. Michelle Hodapp, Excel Personnel Services Bill Hughen, Jr., CFO, Lompoc Valley Seed and Milling. Bob Campbell is the 4th generation of Campbells Walker, Wilson & Hughen living and working in Lompoc. His love for agriculture came from growing up and John Keth, The Party Shop Ben Kulak, Embassy Suites working on the family farm and ranch on Campbell Road in Lompoc. He started Bob Manning, Sue’s Place farming on his own in 1969 after graduating from High School. Jaime Marks-Rodriguez, He started with a small dry farming operation, concentrating on grains and lima CoastHills Federal Credit Union beans. As market demands changed, his farming operation changed with it. Tina Martinez-Baker, Tina Martinez-Baker Family Chiropractic Campbell Ranches has become a very diverse company specializing in beef cattle, Jason Reynolds, State Farm Insurance fresh vegetables, vegetable and flower seeds, and dry beans. They grow, process Barbara Satterfield, Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers and ship their products all over the United States and to some overseas customers Alliance in England, Holland, South America and Japan. Cheryl Sawyers, Commercial Sponsorship The Lompoc warehouse facility has been in operation since the 1950’s, but has Coordinator, 30th Force Support Squadron been leased and operated by the Campbell Family as Lompoc Valley Seed & Milling since 2006. The majority of beans grown in and around the Lompoc Valley EX-OFFICIO BOARD MEMBERS are brought here to be cleaned, packaged and shipped. Beans can be purchased Dirk Starbuck, City Council member at the warehouse in sizes ranging from 2 lb. bags up to 50 lb. sacks. They have Susan Warnstrom, 4th District County recently expanded our over-the-counter sales to include specialty items like our Supervisor’s Office logo soup mugs and reusable shopping bags, and several varieties of our local STAFF beans are now for sale at the Lompoc Albertson’s grocery store. Ken Ostini, President/CEO Dennis Headrick, Executive Assistant Trisa Judt, Bookkeeper Switching gears… Gene Stevens, Mural Society There is something comforting to me about finishing my Thursdays curled up on AND my couch, reading the Los Angeles Times. You see, I love to cook. In fact, I Matilda, the Chamber's ghost consider it my therapy, and it’s the weekly Food section of the LA Times I am THE CHAMBER, the official publication of the really after. So, on Thursday February 9, after rummaging through the paper to Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce, is published find my beloved Food Section, my heart started to beat fast. Why you ask? The monthly for a $15 yearly membership subscription. Postage paid at Lompoc, CA, Postmaster. Send front page was dominated by pictures of Santa Rita Hills winemakers, the likes of address changes to P.O. Box 626, Lompoc, CA Justin Willett of Tyler Winery, Ryan Zotovich of Zotovich Cellars, Chad Melville 93438-0626. Phone: 805 736 4567 of Melville and Samsara, and Sashi Moorman of Evening Land. The article that Chamber extensions and email addresses: followed highlighted our precious “Wine Ghetto” and talked about why the Santa Ken Ostini: ext 225; firstname.lastname@example.org Dennis Headrick: ext 223; email@example.com Rita Hills wine region is being compared to the Burgundy region of France. The Trisa Judt: ext 222; firstname.lastname@example.org little research I’ve done on the Burgundy region tells me about the two great Gene Stevens: ext 227; email@example.com burgundy grapes- Pinot Noir and Chardonnay- Friday Focus: firstname.lastname@example.org Filming info: email@example.com or Sound familiar? firstname.lastname@example.org Cheers Lompoc, you’ve made it! Follow us on Facebook ~ Jaime Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 2 HAPPENING NOW: The Latest Trends and Statistics Chamber Various studies show that seniors hold half the discretionary in- come in the U.S. Older baby boomers, now retiring at a rapid rate, Luncheon have become an increasing source of travel business each year. According to a New York Times story consumers are responding Wednesday, March 14 to comfort marketing, “buying old-fashioned brands that have Veterans Memorial Building “stood the test of time.” Trendwatching.com finds, in contrast to the comfort marketing Banquet Hall (West Wing) trend, that customers are more receptive to “frank, risqué or Program: Joni Gray, noncorporate products, services and campaigns from emerging mar- 4th District Supervisor kets.” The number of U.S. travelers booking and researching online “The State of the County” is still growing. More than 114 million people will research travel $17 per person online this year, 94 million will book reservations. Source: Reservation and prepayment hotelmarketing.com According to hotelier Robert Rauch, by 2016, half of the travel Deadline: March 8 industry will be using social media as a way of generating revenue Catered by the American Host and bookings; 22% of the travel Industry use social media as a Why a deadline? We need to provide the number of reserva- revenue generating tool with another 27% planning to do so over tions to the lundheon venue in advance, so adequate food and seating can be prepared. the next five years. If you show up without a reservation, you run the risk of not The number of people making decisions about where to stay or having a seat and not eating. eat after they leave home is growing. Phone application for travel- OBSERVE THE DEADLINE! ers give hotel and restaurant information while travelers are in route. Also, if you reserve, don’t prepay and don’t attend, we must Source: Hotel interactive still pay the venue for your reservation, since we have reserved a space for you. Corporate travel that includes spouses and family members is returning to popularity according to Altour a global business travel Please observe the prepayment requirement agency. Call 736-4567, ext. 222 for rservations and Meeting planners predict a modest increase in group demand to arrange for pre-payment in 2012 a trend that indicates a more meetings and attendees at those meetings. Source:M&C Walk-ins, without prior reservations will be charged $20 LLV Topic Day BUSTED! On March 16, Leadership Lompoc Valley (LLV) will hold its Local Government topic Day. The following Chamber members were “busted” for The day’s activities will include conversattions with Teresa providing excellent customer service: Gallavan, City of Lompoc Economic Development Director/Asst. City Administrator , City Council member Ashley Costa and 4th Schuyler Collision Repair District Supervisor Joni Gray. The class will learn about the City’s 1025 W. Laurel Ave. electric and wi-fi systems, followed by tours of the Water Treat- (805)736-7090 ment Plant, Landfill and Waste Water Plant. Argu$ Business Services 416 E. Ocean Ave. LCT Continues Dinner Theatre (805) 736-8345 Make plans to come and see LCT's Dinner Theatre for 2012 - "The If you wish to “Bust” a Chamber member for excellent customer Outrageous Adventures of Sheldon and Mrs Levine". service, let us know by calling 736-4567, The Dinner Theatre will take place at d'Vine Wine Bar at 107 W. or emailing email@example.com Ocean Avenue. Dinner will be catered by Cha Cha Cooking Club, and will be Chicken Roulade or Butternut Squash Gratin (vegetar- ian). Tickets are $50 each. Performances will be on March 4, April 15 and May 6. For all MARCH CHAMBER MIXER performances, doors will open at 4.30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5 p.m. March 22 Any questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Lompoc Civic Theatre To make a reservation, please call 735-ACT1 (735-2281). and the Lompoc Museum Stone Pine Hall - 210 S. H Street 5-7 p.m. Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 3 November Ballot May Include Multiple Tax Measures California voters may face as many as three ballot measures this Munger Initiative November that increase income taxes. Although a serious debate The “Our Children, Our Future” measure is sponsored by Molly is underway over whether California’s chronic budget deficit should Munger, a Southern California civil rights attorney and daughter of be solved in part through temporary tax increases—and also Charles Munger, who is vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. whether public schools and other programs should see their fund- Ms. Munger’s initiative would raise income taxes by at least $10 billion ing restored and increased—most independent observers believe annually for 12 years beginning in 2013. Key provisions include: that the presence of more than one tax increase on the ballot would Across-the-board increases in the income tax, hitting single filers lead to voter confusion and defeat of all such proposals. with taxable incomes as low as $17,500, with escalating rates on higher The Governor estimates the existing budget deficit, for this fiscal brackets. year and next, at about $9 billion. He proposes to achieve a bal- Her preferred version of the measure would dedicate approximately anced budget with a mix of further spending cuts, primarily in health $3 billion a year, through 2016–17, to the state General Fund to help and social services, child care and local government assistance, balance the budget and restore the state’s fiscal balance. The remain- and with a temporary tax increase. ing $7 billion would be used to augment K-12 and early childhood Should these measures be implemented, according to the Gover- education. nor, the budget would be balanced, education programs would be Beginning 2017–18, almost all revenues would be dedicated to K-12 fully funded, and prior budgetary debt would be repaid over the and Early Childhood Education programs. To the extent the new tax next five years. revenues grow faster than the growth in state per capita personal Should his tax proposal fail, he would implement automatic spend- income, however, the excess would be allocated to the state General ing cuts in K-12 and higher education, courts and public safety Fund. programs. Her stated intent is that all revenues collected by this measure would Income Tax Hike be in addition to the Proposition 98 guarantee, which means that the The Governor proposes to increase income tax rates for high state would be obligated to finance schools out of the General Fund to earners for five years. The increases would apply as follows: meet the guarantee—in good years or bad (unless the requirements For incomes greater than $250,000 (single) and $500,000 (joint), were suspended by the Legislature). However, since her measure is a increase the top marginal rate from 9.3% to 10.3%. statutory initiative, she may not be able to avoid the constitutional For incomes greater than $300,000 (single) and $600,000 (joint), mandate that her revenues count toward the school funding obliga- increase the top marginal rate from 9.3% to 10.8%. tion. This means that schools would not only receive all the money For incomes greater than $500,000 (single) and $1 million (joint), raised by the new taxes, but would also be entitled to additional Gen- increase the top marginal rate from 9.3% to 11.3%. The existing 1% eral Fund spending from other state revenues. surcharge on millionaires for mental health programs is separate Under most circumstances, the new money could not be used to from and in addition to this increase. provide salary or benefit increases for existing school employees. The rate increases would be in effect for five years, beginning in The measure does not include any reforms to school personnel or tax year 2012, through 2016. This means that should voters ap- financial practices, nor does it strengthen any of the existing teacher prove the measure in November, the income tax hikes would be and school accountability measures. retroactive to January 2012. By 2025, schools will be receiving at least $15 billion to $20 billion in Sales Tax Hike supplemental revenues from this tax, which would make its automatic Somewhat offsetting the political allure of “taxing the rich,” the expiration that year extremely problematic. Governor’s package also includes a four-year, half-cent increase in Union-Sponsored Initiative sales taxes. Although this tax is less popular with voters, the Gov- The “Millionaire’s Tax to Restore Funding” is sponsored by the ernor needed the revenues to make his budget numbers, and ap- California Federation of Teachers, the California Nurses Association parently believes he could not reasonably raise income tax rates and several liberal activist groups. any higher, certainly without incurring major opposition from busi- This measure would raise income taxes permanently by about $4 bil- ness and high-wealth individuals. lion to $6 billion annually. Key provisions include: The sales tax hike would take effect in January 2013 and continue A surcharge of three percentage points on taxable incomes between through December 2016. $1 million and $2 million, and of five points on taxable incomes above According to the Department of Finance, the taxes will together $2 million (raising the top rates from 10.3% to 13.3% and 15.3%, re- raise up to $7 billion a year, for a total of $31 billion. (The Legisla- spectively). tive Analyst believes the income tax will raise substantially less As with the current 1% surcharge for mental health programs, this money, based on his belief that capital gains and bonus income will surcharge would be the same for single, joint and head-of-household be less robust over the medium term.) taxpayers, and would not be indexed for inflation. The magnitude of Governor Brown’s tax increase is less than the Proceeds would be distributed as follows: temporary tax increase adopted by the Legislature and Governor K-12 schools, 36%; University of California and California State Schwarzenegger in 2009, on an annual basis, but is for a longer University, 8% each; Community colleges, 8%; County safety net pro- term. grams, 25%; County public safety programs, 10%; County road and Not satisfied with the Governor’s tax proposal, and perhaps sens- bridge maintenance, 4.9%; State administrative overhead, 0.1% ing an opportunity to appeal to a heavy voter turnout for a presi- Within these categories, the Legislature could set conditions on dential election, others have put two additional income tax propos- how the funds could be spent. als in circulation, both with the expressed aim to benefit schools. All the new taxes would be subject to the Proposition 98 formula, which means that K-14 education would probably benefit even more as the business cycle drives up state revenues. Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 4 Lompoc Valley Botanic and Horticultural Society 33rd Annual PLANT SALE Blooming Annuals, Perennials, and other plants for your garden – donated by Floranova and LVBHS members SUNDAY APRIL 1, 2012 2 - 4 p.m. Location: Union Bank parking lot, corner of North H Street & Pine Avenue, Lompoc Bring your own boxes and flats to carry your flowers home. Call Dorene (735-3263) for further details or Martha (735-4225) to volunteer to help. Hay Bales and Cocktails Coordinating Disability/Family Deemed Success Leave Benefits The fourth annual Hay Bales and Can Maximize Payments Cocktails fundraiser Ellen S. Savage HR Adviser event for Lompoc Employees often ask to use accrued paid vacation, sick and paid Valley In Bloom was time off while also collecting state disability insurance or paid once again a great family leave insurance. Will this affect how much their payments success. will be from the Employment Development Department? The event, held at the Campbell Ranch While the use of accrued paid vacation will not affect an on Hapgood Road, employee’s state disability insurance (SDI) or paid family leave raised funds for the (PFL) benefits, collecting sick leave or paid time off (PTO) may ongoing programs reduce the amount of benefits an employee can collect. of the national Line dancing instruction gave participants an However, coordinating an employee’s SDI or PFL payments with excuse to “kick up their heels.” award winning the use of sick or PTO benefits can allow an employee to collect up Lompoc Valley in Bloom program. Maintenance and replanting of to 100% of gross wages while out on leave without reducing any of the program’s trademark half-barrel planters, as well as assistance the SDI/PFL benefits to which the employee is entitled. with the Lompoc Museum’s proposed Chumash native garden and Vacation landscape improvement at local school campuses are some of the Pure vacation, when it is not combined with sick leave in some activities funded through the event. Attendees enjoyed wine tast- type of PTO plan, generally will not affect SDI/PFL benefits. An ing provided by Ampelos Cellars, Jalama Wines, Joseph Blair Wines, employee can collect a full week of vacation pay at the same time Brewer-Clifton, Pali and Palmina Wineries. A live auction was called he/she is receiving full SDI/PFL benefits, even though this means by Lompoc Mayor John Linn. A silent auction rounded out the days the employee will end up with more than his/her normal weekly activities, along with music provided by Victor Jordan and an Italian wages. themed chuck wagon buffet by event coordinator, Lori Cordova. Note that California law allows an employer to require employees The Lompoc Valley in Bloom program is a valley-wide beautfication to use up to two weeks of earned but unused vacation leave before program which, in 2009, garnered the national America in Bloom starting to receive PFL benefits. The first week applies to the wait- Award for communities in similar population categories. ing period. Sick Leave/PTO Sick leave and PTO both have the potential to reduce the amount Business Issues Guide Available of SDI/PFL payments to which an employee is entitled. The California Chamber of Commerce 2012 Business Issues and For example, if an employee’s normal gross weekly wages are $1,000, Legislative Guide is available now at www.calchamber.com/ and the employee is eligible to receive $550 in SDI or PFL benefits, businessissues. the employee cannot collect more than $450 in sick or PTO benefits This easy-to-reference publication includes background informa- without the Employment Development Department (EDD) reduc- tion synthesized by CalChamber policy advocates on issues that ing the employee’s weekly benefit amount. need attention in order to create the certainty businesses need to Note that during the one-week waiting period after a claim is filed, plan future investments in California jobs, plants or equipment. when the employee is not eligible for any benefits from EDD, the New this year is an ebook version of the Guide. As before, pdf files employee may collect the full week’s sick or PTO wages without of the articles highlighting major issue areas critical to the economy affecting eligibility for SDI/PFL benefits after the waiting period. also are available, along with pdfs of the brief summaries of issues Coordinating Benefits expected to arise in 2012. Coordination of SDI or PFL benefits is a process in which the SDI The Guide also features: or PFL weekly benefit amount is paid to the employee by EDD, and Biographies of CalChamber policy advocates/executive team; the employee is also paid by the employer (usually from sick or Guide to legislative process, including protocol for contacting leg- PTO wages) that together with the SDI or PFL benefits total up to islators, glossary of terms; no more than 100% of the employee’s normal wages. How to write an effective lobbying letter; The advantage of such coordination is the employee does not Guide to reading a bill; have his or her SDI/PFL benefits reduced, and can stretch any Organization chart of the executive branch; available sick or PTO banks out over a longer period. Tips on talking with the media; It is the responsibility of the employer and the employee to en- Recap of CalChamber candidate recruitment/development program. sure that the employee is not receiving more than 100% of his/her normal gross wages. Email Addresses for Your City Officials The employer can verify the employee’s benefit amounts by ask- Ashley Costa, Councilmember email@example.com ing for a copy of the Notice of Computation the employee receives Bob Lingl, Councilmember firstname.lastname@example.org from EDD, or EDD will provide this information to the employer on John Linn, Mayor email@example.com request as long as the employee has authorized the disclosure on Cecilia Martner, Councilmember firstname.lastname@example.org Dirk Starbuck, Councilmember email@example.com Laurel Barcelona, City Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 5 Notes from Supervisor Gray Col. Nina Armagno, Vandenberg Air Force Base’s newest 30 th Space Wing Commander was invited by Supervisor Joni Gray on Friday 10 February to visit the Lompoc Vets Building. Col. Armagno, accompanied by her hus- band Eddie Papczun and Chief MSgt. Herman Moyer were met by Supervisor Gray and Joe McCormick, Commander VFW Post 570 and Chairman of the Col. Nina Armagno Lompoc Veterans Council. Coincidentally, California State Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian and his Field Rep. Vicki Janssen were visiting Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building from San Luis Obispo to meet with constituents. It gave Assem- blyman Achadjian an opportunity to also meet with Col. Armagno. As Col. Armagno’s tour progressed, she was met by John Pratt, Commander Vandenberg Post 125, Lee Wise, Past Post Commander and current First Vice Commander Vandenberg Post 125. Kathy McCullough, Finance Officer of Vandenberg Post 125, made the second-floor Club Room ready for everyone. Tish Brickner, Adju- tant of Vandenberg Post 125 greeted the group as she continued working on her Post duties. Albert Ramirez, founder of Boots and Chutes, an All Airborne organization and past Commander of Vandenberg Post 125, explained the funeral services he and his fellow Veterans perform free of charge for Veteran families. Don Ramirez, Commander SAL Sqd 125 and Adele Vargas were on hand to take the group to view the Lompoc Valley from the building Tower. Caje Segura, Commander of American GI Forum provided a tour of the balcony area and talked about the civic services his organization provides. Dement Weaver, Bar Manager for VFW Post 1717 showed Col. Armagno around the Canteen, located in the basement of the building. “I am amazed at how many Veteran groups are here in this build- ing,” said Col. Armagno. “This is a wonderful resource for both the Base and the Community.” The Veterans were also able to have a productive conversation with Chief MSgt. Herman Moyer. After his tour he suggested, “The Lompoc Veteran groups might organize a Base visit to present to the young Airmen various services and activities available here at the Memorial Building.” Commander Joe McCormick was quick to add, “We would also like to talk to them about joining a local Post.” At the conclusion of the tour, Col. Armagno and Supervisor Gray had a private meeting in her office to further discuss a few common issues. Before her departure, Supervisor Gray presented Col. Armagno a copy of the Lompoc Veteran Memorial Building Foundation’s History book, written for the 75th Anniversary of the Building, constructed in 1936. “I am so pleased Col. Armagno took time from her busy schedule to tour our Grand Lady. Vandenberg is a long time friend of Lompoc, and I am always happy to meet and welcome the new Commanders to the Lompoc Valley,” said Gray. “I am very proud to be sharing the Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building with such stellar men and women,” said Gray, “and I want to take every opportunity to showcase the work they are doing to better so many lives.” Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 6 Community Events Chamber Events Calendar All meetings are held at the Chamber March 3, Purisima's People Days, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., La Purisima Mis- unless noted otherwise, sion. Info: 805 733 3713 or www.lapurisimamission.org March 3, PAL Indian Dinner, 2-6 p.m., $8 per plate, Meadows Club 2 Farmers Market, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Ocean Ave. and I Street House, Info: 805 875 8158 8 Hispanic Business Committee, 8 a.m. 8 Military Affairs Committee, 4 p.m. March 4, Lompoc Civic Theatre presents, "The Outrageous Ad- 8 Y LLV Board of Trustees, 6 p.m. ventures of Sheldon and Mrs. Levine," D'Vine, 107 W. Ocean Ave., 9 Farmers Market, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Ocean Ave. and I Street 5 p.m. $50, including dinner. Reservations: 805 735 2281 9 YLLV Topic Day, Law & Government March 16, 17, 18, 31st annual Girl's Youth Basketball Tourney 14 LUNCHEON, Vets Memorial Building, 11:30 a.m. Info: 805 875 8100 16 LLV Topic Day, Government March 17, Traditional Mission Life Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., La Purisima 16 Farmers Market, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Ocean Ave. and I Street Mission. Info: 805 733 3713 or www.lapurisimamission.org 19 VIPs, 11:30 a.m. 20 Ambassadors, 4 p.m. March 17, PAL Pinewood Derby, Info: 805 875 8100 22 Hispanic Business Committee, 8 a.m. March 18, PAL Pitch, Hit and Run, JM Park, 1 p.m. 22 MIXER, Lompoc Museum, LCT, Stone Pine Hall, 5-7 p.m. Info: 805 315 7035 23 Executive/Finance Committee, 10 a.m. March 23, 24, 25, Third annual Boy's Youth Basketball Tourney 23 Farmers Market, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Ocean Ave. and I Street Info: 805 875 8100 26 LLV Board of Trustees, 12 noon \ 28 Board of Directors, 7:30 a.m. March 24, Arbor Day/Recognition Grove ceremony, Beattie Park, Info: 805 875 8100 March 24, Spring Splash and Dash, Info: 805 875 8100 March 24, 25, Renaissance Festival, Ken Adam Park. Info: 805 570 7633 March 24, Monthly open house at the historic Fabing-McKay- Welcome New Spanne House, 207 North L St., 10 am. to 1 p.m. Chamber Members March 24, Monthly open house at the Historic Artesia School House, 115 W. Chestnut Ave., 2-4 p.m. For info, call 805 736 3888 As of January Westside Pizza March 28, Empty Bowls, fundraiser for Foodbankof S.B. County. Veterans Memorial Building, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $20 - tickets Hummingbird Cake Stationery available at the Chamber office, M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pizza Garden March 30-31, Mountain Men, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., La Purisima Mission. Certain Sparks Info: 805 733 3713 or www.lapurisimamission.org Ken Van Vechten March 31, Lompoc Concert Assn. presents Cafe Musique. 7:30 Better Beds & Furniture p.m., First United Methodist Church. Info: 805 740 3006, 805 735 1408, or visit www.lompocconcert.org Join the 110% CLUB! Your Chamber encourages you to join our 110% Club. The VOLUNTARY 110% contribution is used to support ongoing Chamber programs. When you receive your membership investment renewal notice, consider becoming a 110% Club member. The little extra goes toward the support of the many events and activities conducted by the Chamber annually. You will be recognized in the Chamber newsletter. Following are the 110%ers for the month of January: Terry & Sheila Hammons Lis Woodward Simmons Residential Care Servicios Maya Good Samaritan Shelter,Inc. Hall Chiropractic County of S.B. Purchasing Dept. Leonard A. Todd Northern Santa Barbara County United Way Supervisor Joni Gray SyV/Lompoc Valley Community Phone Book Pacific Balloon Designs LMPAC Prelado de los Tesoros Rocky Rollins Robert & Eileen Wyckoff Lynn R. Taylor Amy‘s Village Frame Shop A Storage Place - Lompoc Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 7 The PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE Chamber PAID Lompoc, CA Permit No. 23 LOMPOC VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & VISITORS BUREAU P.O. Box 626 Lompoc, CA 93438-0626 (805) 736-4567 Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 8
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