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SMCC News Summer 2017

posted Aug 8, 2017, 8:22 PM by Ashley Miller   [ updated Aug 8, 2017, 8:30 PM ]

It’s that time of year again when the San Miguel Chamber of Commerce (SMCC) invites you to renew your membership. If you are already a Charter or Sustaining member, you should be receiving a letter with Renewal Notice in your mail in the month of August. Please fill out your section of the form and mail it in the self-addressed envelope to the SMCC, P.O. Box 385, San Miguel, Ca. 93451.  (Read More by clicking the PDF below)




Board Meeting Date Change and Your Invite to the 4 North County Chamber Mixer!

posted Jun 29, 2017, 10:09 PM by Ashley Miller   [ updated Jun 29, 2017, 10:21 PM ]

We have two important dates to share this month:

1) Due to the Fourth of July holiday, we will be moving our regular monthly meeting to Tuesday, July 11th at 6:30pm at Mars Mega Storage. Our meetings are open to all members and prospective members. We hope to see you there!

2) It is time for the Annual 4 North County Chamber Mixer! 



Business networking will be in high gear at this annual “Super-Mixer” hosted by the Chambers of Commerce in Atascadero, Templeton, Paso Robles and San Miguel and to be held at the Templeton Tennis Ranch on Championship Way (off Theatre Drive), on Thursday, July 13 from 5:30PM-7:30PM. With over 3000 collective members in the four chambers, this event is a powerful networking opportunity and a perfect chance to tour the new hotel.

Now in its 6th year, this event has become a “not to be missed” night, where business relationships are cultivated and old friends reconnect in the spirit of cooperation and economic vitality in the North County.

“While each of our community chambers has their own goals and operations, this annual event presents a valuable opportunity for all of our businesses professionals to network with each other in a casual environment, gaining new leads and strengthening existing business relationships. It is a very valuable part of membership in a North County Chamber of Commerce”, says Sarah Maggelet, Executive Director of the Templeton Chamber of Commerce.

Attendees will enjoy wine tasting from several local wineries, taste appetizers from half a dozen local caterers and relax on the club patio area. Each chamber donates a beautiful raffle prize gift basket plus a grand prize package from the host, Templeton Tennis Ranch.

This event is a membership benefit of members of any one of the four Chambers. Non-members are welcome to attend by contacting a participating Chamber of Commerce to be registered on the guest list.

For more information or to RSVP, contact your local Chamber of Commerce (contact the SMCC directly at info@sanmiguelchamber.org)

ALSO - SMCC still needs volunteers to assist during the event on July 13th at the Templeton Tennis Ranch in Templeton at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Email us at info@sanmiguelchamber.org to let us know you can help!

Join us Tuesday, June 6th for the San Miguel Chamber Mixer at the Vines!

posted May 31, 2017, 9:18 PM by Ashley Miller   [ updated May 31, 2017, 9:18 PM ]

Members and businesses interested in learning more about the Chamber are cordially invited to the June SMCC Mixer to be held at Vines RV Resort just south of San Miguel off the 101! 

Join us for an evening of light refreshments, networking and more. Vines RV Resort will also open their beer and wine lounge for this special event.

Details:
San Miguel Chamber Mixer
Tuesday, June 6th from 5:30-7pm
Vines RV Resort
88 Wellsona Rd (South of San Miguel off the 101)
Open to members and businesses interested in learning more.



Another great car show this year!

posted May 31, 2017, 9:12 PM by Ashley Miller   [ updated May 31, 2017, 9:12 PM ]

SMCC Cruise Night and Car Show was a big success...over 190 cars regaled Mission Street as well as plenty of great food vendors along the sidewalk. This was one for the record books.

If you missed it this year, make sure to mark it on your calendar for next year's event on Memorial Day weekend!

Photos and more to come!





Why Sagebrush Days?

posted Apr 19, 2017, 7:48 AM by Ashley Miller

This is the 27th year of the San Miguel Sagebrush Days Parade and Peddlers Faire. In the 5 years in which the San Miguel Chamber of Commerce has played host, we have seen a wide variety of participation in this event. Groups as diverse as Lillian Larsen School's PTO, the Vaqueros Equestrian Riding Group, the Sheriffs’ Posse and the Model A Club as well as the San Miguel Volunteer Fire-fighters, San Miguel Lion's Club and The Sons and Daughters of the Golden West will hold forth this year along with other individuals and organizations.

The event's origins stem from interest in developing a community event with historically significant context. Under the leadership of Allan Belden, with the assistance of the Lions Club and the community of San Miguel, this concept was formed and these individuals and organizations have consistently played a part in maintaining it every April over the course of the years.

Though coordinated by the San Miguel Chamber (which essentially makes them both host and sponsor) through the San Miguel Parade Committee, other sponsors supporting Sagebrush Days this year include the San Miguel Garbage Company and San Marcos Creek Winery.

San Miguel's origins have important historical implications that underscore the purpose for this event. Our Mission, San Miguel Arcangel, which was established in 1797 and its presence as a National Historical Treasure (the existence still of the actual frescos that regale the interior of its functioning church-- a remarkable maintenance of original artistic devotion) make it a sublime place to visit. The art itself was completed by Salinan Indians, native to this area of San Luis Obispo County. Additionally, another western historic site, the Rios Caledonia Adobe, has been carefully maintained and curated. It represents another important feature of the story of old San Miguel. Also, an early Mill, used to grind the wheat that was exported from San Miguel in the 1800's still exists on Mission Street.

These and other features specific to San Miguel offer plenty of reasons for visiting our community.

While here one may sample the great Mexican cuisine of Dos Hermanos on 10th Street and Tacos Mafia on 14th. Leo's Cafe is also on 10th Street and has built a reputation for delicious breakfast, lunch and dinners of American fare. The Elkhorn Bar on Mission Street is considered to be the 2nd oldest bar in California and the San Miguel Mercantile offers varieties of antiques and collectibles among its other items. Also, the Pleasant Valley Wine Trail offers visitors plenty of opportunities to sample wonderful, high quality regional wines.

Any group or organization with a historic perspective of the San Luis Obispo County region, farming and/or cultural history may join in the parade. The applications can be obtained right here and delivered (if you choose) to the San Miguel Mercantile at 1141A Mission Street, San Miguel. Just click here or the Sagebrush Days poster on the homepage and it will go directly to the applications, which can be downloaded and either taken to the Mercantile directly or mailed to P.O. Box 385, San Miguel, Ca. 93451) or applications can be downloaded from the Discover San Miguel website. For more information, contact Mike Sanders, SMCC Chairman, at michaelj.sanders9@gmail.com or call (805) 712-9120.



Thank you for a great Mixer!

posted Mar 22, 2017, 7:22 AM by Ashley Miller   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 7:25 AM ]

The SMCC hosted a great Mixer at the Military Museum at Camp Roberts on March 7th. About 20 people attended, interacted in lots of military professional Q/A and witnessed the incredible number of artifacts that are carefully maintained by the curator, Gary McMasters. Food (provided by the SMCC Board members) and wine (generously supplied by San Marcos Creek Winery). This was a very dynamic and informative mixer.

Look forward to our next Mixer in June at the Vines RV Resort and in July with the 4North County Chamber Mixer in Templeton. More information about dates and times of mixers and the May Car Show will be announced as we draw closer to the actual event.








The Mission Street Benches Get a Much Needed Tending To

posted Mar 21, 2017, 8:39 AM by Ashley Miller   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 7:32 AM ]


Special Thanks goes out to the Ranchita Canyon 4H Club children who donated their time on Sunday, March 19th to help sand and oil the benches on Mission Street in San Miguel. We want to recognize Kaitlyn Hebrard, Reagan Glenn, Briley Bowen, Bella Bowen and Bennett Cavalletto and their parents who showed up at The San Miguel Mercantile bright and early in the morning to take care of this very needed assignment.

Thank you,

Kelly Work, President

Mike Sanders, Chairman










Pleasant Valley Wine Trail's "All American August" - Riverstar Wines

posted Aug 4, 2016, 8:34 PM by Ashley Miller   [ updated Aug 4, 2016, 8:38 PM ]

Join us on August 6th for "All American August" and enjoy Riverstar wines & live music paired with a tasty American treat!

On the menu: Complimentary Pulled Pork Sliders & Coleslaw 

Live Music: Dulcie Taylor playing from 1-4pm -  Check out her website to listen to music and read bio:http://dulcietaylor.com/bio/#.V5J8d7grLIU

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and hangout on the Riverstar meadow! Great for family and friends! Wine by the glass/bottle specials all day! Cheese and meat also available for purchase in the tasting room! No entry fee required.

Tasting room hours; 11-5pm, Live music 1-4pm

For additional information please contact the tasting room 805-467-0086 or greatwines@riverstarvineyards.com

All American August" is an event put on by all wineries apart of The Pleasant Valley Wine Trail. Individual wineries each will host their own festivities and american food pairings. Please visit The Pleasant Valley Wineries website for further details: http://pleasantvalleywinetrail.com/





Two Exciting Announcements from Member Org Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO!

posted Jul 24, 2016, 3:04 PM by Ashley Miller   [ updated Jul 24, 2016, 3:05 PM ]

We are excited to announce that member organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO, has received some well deserved recognition recently with the National Agency of the Year Award! BBBS SLO was one of six agencies recognized during the 2016 National Conference Gala held in Orlando, Florida in late June. Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County was recognized as Agency of the Year in the Small to Mid-sized agency alliance category for building strategy that led to diversified funding and low employee turnover helping to provide the best leadership for their community.

Board President Christie Clemons said, “It’s wonderful to be recognized as best in the nation! But this award, and the life-changing work we do, wouldn’t be possible at all without on-going support from so many individuals and local businesses throughout San Luis Obispo County. The real congratulations go not just to us, but to every one of our volunteers and donors. I also want to add that we are very fortunate to have an exceptional staff that is proactive, hardworking and thorough. They are an extremely dedicated team!”

“These agencies and boards show extraordinary leadership and have huge impacts in the communities they serve,” said Pam Iorio, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. With over 300 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 170,000 children (“Littles”), their families and 170,000 volunteer mentors (“Bigs”).

In the attached photo, from left to right are: Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County’s Development Director Patty Carpenter and Board President Christie Clemons.


BBBS SLO is also working hard to win KSBY-PGE's 'Favorite Charity' contest and we need votes! They could use your help to make this happen! You can vote once per day and tell your friends, family and colleagues to vote too! You can vote for our member org right here, http://ksby.upickem.net/engine/Welcome.aspx?contestid=251930. Just create a login and let the voting begin!


Thanks to BBBS SLO for being a member of the San Miguel Chamber of Commerce!






6th Annual Car Show and Cruise Night - May 27th and 28th, 2016

posted May 13, 2016, 12:43 PM by Ashley Miller


The San Miguel Chamber of Commerce will host the 6th Annual Memorial Day Weekend Car Show and Shine and Cruise Night on Mission Street on May 27th and 28th ! With Vendors, food, music and fun for the whole family!

2015 San Miguel Car Show

The event begins Friday, the 27 th with Cruise Night from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. On Saturday the Car Show and Shine will start at 9 AM and end by 3 pm. We’re still inviting vendors and car show participants. For more information email smcarshow2016@yahoo.com or see the San Miguel Chamber website or call Mike at 712-9120.

2015 San Miguel Car Show Winners





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