Each event will include local business leaders from the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday 5/21/13 and the Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday 5/22/13 as well as a presentation update regarding the South Coast Business Forum. A reception for local business leaders and tours of the SYNERGY Center facility will precede the keynote presentation to begin at 6:00 PM. The public is invited to attend both evening events with advanced registration required through the www.sbchamber.org for the 5/21 event or www.goletavalley.com for the 5/22 event.

SYNERGY is the south coast’s largest business co-working facility and is located within an 85 year old recycled lemon packing warehouse just two blocks north of Chase Palm Park on Calle Cesar Chavez within Suite 102. Local dignitaries from the City of Santa Barbara, the City of Goleta, the City of Carpinteria as well as the County of Santa Barbara have been invited to attend the event to network with and hear from local entrepreneurs and business leaders.

The mission of the South Coast Business Forum (SCBF) is to engage all segments of the business community in a collaborative process to ensure an environment that is supportive of sustainable economic vitality and quality of life for the Santa Barbara south coast region. Architect and SCBF Chairman Michael Holliday FAIA will provide an update on the collaborative efforts of local industry leaders to promote the local entrepreneurial ecosystem building upon the synergy between local businesses and UCSB, SBCC, ANTIOCH AND WESTMONT College. “The recent news of SBCC receiving recognition as the #1 Community College in the US from the Aspen Institute and UCSB being recognized as the #2 educational institution in the world for international impact within the field of sciences and technology is very exciting.” “We are encouraged about the growing interest in local entrepreneurial initiatives as well as the momentum of startup companies here in the south coast region.” said Mr. Holliday. The South Coast Business Forum exists to promote collaboration and communication between the areas leading business organizations with a goal of promoting sustainable economic vitality for the entire region. “Our group of local business leaders is very concerned about preserving and enhancing the quality of life this community, and that interest necessarily includes a healthy balance of leading edge environmental concerns along with visionary economic initiatives.”


CONTACT: Michael Holliday FAIA Phone 805-452-9542, Email: mholliday@jmhassociates.net


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