Welcome to the new 2023 Santa Ynez Chamber Board of Directors!

Pictured above is Heather Bedford, Inklings Printing Inc., Charlotte Becerra, Board Secretary, Charlotte's of Santa Ynez, Board President Nicole Pena, Danielle Holzer-Burkitt, DMH Properties, Joy Reinhardt, Board Vice President, Ellie's Tap and Vine, and Mia Murphy, Dennee's of Santa Ynez.  Board members not pictured are Board Treasurer Chris Bashforth, Susan Grahame of Santa Ynez Valley Eye Care and Surgery, and Amy Dixon, The Baker's Table.  YES, it's an all female board of directors for the first time ever!

A big thank you to the
Santa Ynez Historical Museum for hosting our annual meeting in the Parks Janeway Carriage House and to Carr, CrossHatch and Sunstone for providing wines.  A special thank you to Supervisor Joan Hartmann for her encouraging words and to Cam Henry for providing music.

A delightful and informative evening.  It was nice to meet again in person, introduce new chamber members and give our past board members a shout out for a job well done!
A special thank you to our Past President, Sam Cohen, who led the Santa Ynez Chamber during the past four years. Sam began his career in international corporate and finance law, working in Tokoyo, Japan and in the U.S. Territory of Guam before landing in Santa Ynez in 2006.  Sam graciously served as President of the Santa Ynez Chamber from 2019 to 2022, the longest serving president in our 10 year history, he remains in an advisory role.  

Sam currently serves as the Government Affairs and Legal Officer for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.  Thank you Mr. Cohen, for your hard work and dedication!
The Shred 2 You trucks were in the
Santa Ynez Valley on Saturday, February 11.
125 cars dropped off 357 boxes of shredding.  
Thank you Shred 2 You, see you again next year!
Basic Functions of QuickBooks - Online Webinar
Tuesday February 14th, 2023 10:30 AM PST
Presented by Accounting Expert, Juliana Ramirez
QuickBooks Online Free Webinar
Welcome to Lauren Maeve Photography!

Need photographs for your business but don’t know who to contact?
Lauren Maeve Photography is offering a special content day just for the township of Santa Ynez! On February 22nd, she will be in town to offer an in-store photo session that includes 30 images, complete with the image rights, all uploaded into a personal online gallery. It just takes 30 minutes and costs only $225; you really can’t beat that!

Please click HERE to set up your time slot now!

Find out more about Lauren on her website at  - and just in case you are wondering, Maeve rhymes with wave!
The Santa Ynez Chamber is working on the new township brochure (complete with a new map). There are advertising opportunities available for Chamber members that you will need professional photographs for - now is your chance to get that done!  Don't delay - schedule your photo session asap!
Welcome to Santa Barbara Wine Events!

Santa Barbara Wine Events specializes in wine-centric, personalized & private hospitality services. -Private Wine Tastings &Tours -Private Chef Services -All inclusive weekend getaways in wine country -Private Spa Services -Exploring vineyard & winery venues -Educational experiences on winemaking in the Santa Barbara County wine region Santa Barbara Wine Events specializes in providing logistics for experiences at some of the most amazing vineyards, tasting rooms and private estates in the area. Our focus lies in the seven winemaking regions of Santa Barbara county - Santa Maria Valley, Sta. Rita Hills, Ballard Canyon, Happy Canyon, Los Olivos District, Santa Ynez Valley and Alisos Canyon.

Check their website at for more information.  
Make a Reservation at the Maverick Saloon
The beginning of a new year is a brilliant time to start work on your estate plan, or to update your existing trust documents. Whether you want to guarantee the protection of your children, are looking to preserve hard-earned finances, want to plan for your future, are passionate about funding a particular cause, or are seeking a full-service solution to carry out the responsibilities of your estate plan, Trusted Legal is here to help.

Our attorneys practice using advanced techniques while using state-of-the-art tools and resources to meet the unique needs of our clients. These services include:
• Will-based planning
• Revocable Living Trust Planning
• Wealth Preservation Planning
• Full-Service Trust Funding with annual client care programs
• Business succession planning

To schedule a free initial consultation, give us a call at 805-979-5160 or send us an email to We look forward to meeting you!
Donate Here
Kris Johnston from Engel&Volkers is a champion sponsor of Special Olympics.
Be part of the Santa Ynez Team with your donation.
No appointment needed for this free car seat safety check.
Chumash Casino Resort
Friday, February 17
Chumash Casino Resort
Saturday, February 25
Tickets and More Entertainment
Find a business mentor, find an online workshop event.
Score Santa Barbara Website
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School 50+ Year Annual Reunion Luncheon Classes earliest through 1973.  The annual reunion luncheon is being held on April 24, 2023.
For more information, contact event organizer: Susan Bott, 805-708-6337, 
Save the Date
Many shops will be open a little longer the first Saturday in March.  A great time to bring your friends for a walk around Santa Ynez. Special offerings, art galleries to visit, boutique shopping hours extended and wine to sip before enjoying dinner out on a Saturday evening
Next Networking Mixer is April 20,
at The Baker's Table,
3570 Sagunto Street
Santa Ynez
Old Santa Ynez Day, coming June 24, 2023.
Let us know if you'd like to be involved with Old Santa Ynez Day this year!
Send an email to
Save the Date
Thursday, July 20, 2023
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Radius Commercial Real Estate
Networking Mixer 
at Rancho Tecolote
Members Only
Join the Chamber
Don't forget - you may send event information, new products you would like highlighted or announced, information on a new collegue, recent awards you have won, an article with information to be shared so that we may include them in an upcoming newsletter.  Send a photo and information to

A new member brochure, listing all current members, is being designed now. We will resume distribution with Certified Folders in hotels and visitor centers. 

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