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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, August 20, 2013

I Love Lompoc Window Display Contest to Celebrate the Spirit of Lompoc

Local Business to Capture the Attention of Locals and Visitors Alike

The Santa Barbara Foundation Lompoc Affiliate and the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau have partnered to provide a window display contest for Lompoc Valley businesses.


The Santa Barbara Foundation Lompoc Affiliate and the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau have partnered to provide a window display contest for Lompoc Valley businesses. This wonderful opportunity celebrates the spirit of Lompoc while capturing the attention of locals and visitors alike. With the theme “I Love Lompoc,” retailers and service providers are encouraged to decorate their storefronts to reflect the community pride we all feel for the city of Lompoc.

Each window will be judged on its use of theme, overall appearance, attractiveness, and use of color. The merchants will vie for the “People’s Choice” award, voted on by the community-at-large, and an “I Love Lompoc” judges award, determined by a local panel of community members. All contest winners will be given stickers to be placed in their store windows and the judged contest winners will have an opportunity to designate a charitable contribution provided by the Lompoc Affiliate of the Santa Barbara Foundation to a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit of their choice.

All retailers and service providers, whether chamber members or not, are invited to participate in the contest. Businesses have until August 28, 2013 to register and window displays will be available for viewing and judging by the community from September 21-28, 2013. For participation in the community vote, beginning on September 18, 2013, maps and ballots may be picked up at the chamber office or online at http://lompoc.chambermaster.com/news/details/i-love-lompoc-window-display-competition.

An awards reception for all participating merchants is planned for October 3, 2013, during which the awards will be presented among much anticipation and enjoyment.

This festive contest is sure to become a yearly tradition!

For additional information, or participation forms, please contact the Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau by calling 805-736-4567, emailing ken@lompoc.com, or visiting the competition website at http://lompoc.chambermaster.com/news/details/i-love-lompoc-window-display-competition.

About the Chamber of Commerce:

The Lompoc Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau is an association of businesses and individuals organized to promote and maintain a strong economy and quality of life in the Lompoc Valley.

The chamber’s objectives are to advance the economic and socioeconomic well being of the entire area, to assist in general planning and development of the community for the benefit of all, and to coordinate programs that give the community the greatest opportunity for orderly growth and prosperity.

About the Santa Barbara Foundation

The Santa Barbara Foundation is a community foundation established in 1928 to enrich the lives of the people of Santa Barbara County through philanthropy. As one of the largest private sources of funding for area nonprofits, agencies, and college bound students, the foundation builds and facilitates philanthropy through donor partnerships; invests in nonprofits; and identifies and strategically addresses important community needs. Guided by compassion for the most vulnerable and those most in need of help, excellence in what it supports and with whom it partners, and integrity with a focus on stewardship and transparency, the Santa Barbara Foundation is invested in a more vibrant, engaged, and meaningfully connected Santa Barbara County…for all.

Contact: Kathy Simas

North County Director

Santa Barbara Foundation

(805) 346-6123

ksimas@sbfoundation.org

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