Open to Santa Barbara Area Students
The movement to create a nationwide day of recognition for tamales began locally. It was successfully supported by the Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region, and the country's first National Tamale Day is set to be celebrated on March 23, 2016. The Chamber believes the special day deserves a worthy logo, and has announced a design contest open to high school, college and university students in the Santa Barbara County.
Participation is free, and rules are available online at www.nationaltamaleday.com/logo-design-contest.html. The contest winner, along with first and second runners will be selected by a panel of five Santa Barbara area design professionals: Michael Bayouth (Bayouth Productions), Brian Comstock (Brian Comstock Marketing), Courtney Reilly (UpShift Creative Group), Greg Russo (Joseph Gregory Design), and Leslie Lewis Sigler (Sigler Studio).
The entry deadline is January 31, 2016, with the winners to be announced at a special gathering in February. Gift card prizes valued at $550 will be provided by members of the Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region. In addition to gift cards, the winning contestant also receives artistic credit as well as a special recognition on the National Tamale Day website.
Scott Ericson, Vice President of Sales for the Chamber, says the competition is a way for talented students to be acknowledged. "They'll have their work reviewed by graphic design professionals, and get a real shot at receiving national recognition." Ericson adds, "We know the Santa Barbara region has a wealth of student talent, and we expect to receive some terrific logo designs that are fresh and distinctive, just like a great tamale."
Wine & Chocolate Tasting in Old Town Goleta
Thurs | Feb 4 | 5 pm
Hosted by Santa Barbara Gift Baskets @ 230 Magnoilia Avenue
tickets $15 each - limited tickets
...in association with
The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region:
a special 'Lunch & Learn' Workshop
for Business Owners & Entrepreneurs
Thurs | Feb 11 | 12:30 pm
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Summerland Valentine's Soiree
Sat | Feb 13 | 4 pm
Tickets $15 online, $20 at the door
With each ticket comes:
- 1 complimentary glass of Sparkling Rose at the door
- Chocolate fountain and dippings from SB Chocolate Fountains
- Live music to dance to
South Coast Matchmaker Readies Cupid's
Arrows for Valentine's Day
Sat | Feb 13 | 6:30 pm
After starting her enterprise on the South Coast four years ago, a Santa Barbara mother of three is preparing the arrows in Cupid's quiver for another big pre-Valentine's Day single mixer.
Businesswoman Lisa Amador is the founder of Santa Barbara Matchmaking. "It's discreet, upscale matchmaking company for successful, commitment-minded singles in Santa Barbara, Central and Southern California," she said.
Founder of the sole certified matchmaking company on the South Coast, Amador puts on singles events such as the quarterly "Meet Your Match" at some of Santa Barbara's favorite venues, including the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. The next event starts at 6:30 pm February 13th at the new Globe Restaurant, 18 E. Cota St., Santa Barbara. About 100 single men and women are expected.
SB Matchmaking offers matchmaking, date coaching, online dating assistance, as well as image and wardrobe consultations. During the past four years, the company's efforts for singles have resulted in scores of relationships, some marriages and even baby. The company's founder says she loves her work. Her company's motto is "We Make Love Every Day."
"Our Valentine's parties create more relationships than any other event," Amador said. "We choose to host this party the day before Valentine's Day because it gives people hope that they will meet their Valentine. You can feel the electricity and excitement in the air; if you're single, you won't want to miss out!"
Amador is treasurer and a member of the board of directors of the Santa Barbara chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. Prior to starting her current business, she has had several other enterprises including a paragliding school in Oregon. She also is a skilled sailor and speaks French.
Amador has a bachelor's degree in accounting from George Washington University. She is married to Michael Amador, the food and beverage manager at La Cumbre Country Club.