How We Got Started:

The San Miguel Chamber of Commerce was established in September of 2011 by concerned community members of San Miguel who were eager for its formation. Early on, the SMCC held meetings to learn the specific interests of community members. We wanted to know how a Chamber of Commerce could effectively aid businesses and, at the same time, benefit the rest of the community of San Miguel. We learned that people wanted to see beautification of the community, that they specifically desired more help with County recognition of this little unincorporated area and that they wanted to see more job development. With the help of the San Miguel Resource Connection, an organizing body arose that created the group’s bylaws and standardized its board meetings. Thus began our expansion of engagement in this small community.

Who We Are and When We Meet:

We hold regular monthly board meetings at Mars Mega Storage at 100 Wellsona Road, every first Tuesday. Officers of the Board are now Kelly Work, President, Mike Sanders, Chairman of the Board Meetings, Kathleen Carpenter, Membership Director, John Satchell, Treasury Director, Sergio Morelli, P.R. Director, Kimberly Morelli, Liaison Director, and Miki Sanders (president Emeritus), Board Secretary.

What We Do:

The San Miguel Chamber is a key sponsor of the San Miguel Sagebrush Days Parade and Peddlers Faire, The Christmas Lights Parade and Crafts Faire, Toys for Tots Car and Bike Show and the San Miguel Memorial Weekend Cruise Night and Car Show, among other community events. With economics in mind, we are planning a Business Forum to take place in San Miguel in 2016. As a response to SLO County’s request three years ago, we took responsibility for the maintenance of the sidewalk gardens and benches on Mission Street as well as the Discover San Miguel Gateway Signs at the north and south ends of town. Beyond our boundaries we have been Chamber participants in the annual 4 North County Chamber Mixer, which we will host next year. We also sponsor our own community mixers from time to time. Finally, as one of several community organizations and institutions, we take pride in the fact that we have a very close and respectful connection to other established entities such as the San Miguel Resource Connection, the San Miguel Lions Club, The Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West, Mission San Miguel, Rios-Caledonia Adobe and Lillian Larsen School.

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