SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor & Convention Bureau announced Monday six local non-profit organizations have been selected to receive grants in the first of two grant cycles in the 2013 calendar year.
The local non-profits that got nearly $14,000 in grants after submitting applications are:
- Elks Recreation for the Elk's Rodeo in late May and June
- West Coast Kustoms Car Club for the West Coast Kustoms Cruisin' Nationals Event in May
- Bent Axles Car Club for the Bent Axles event in July
- Santa Maria Swim Club for its Coastal Swim Championship held in March
- Unfinished Business Productions for the CEntral Coast Guital Festival in April.
Gina Keough, manager of the Santa Maria Valley Visitor & Convention Bureau says. "Our Special Projects Grant sponsorship program is funded by the VCB in order to
support events, projects and attractions that generate overnight stays in local
hotels and strengthen our economy. We strategically support a diverse suite of events in order to tap different
markets and groups. This includes reaching out to meeting planners and sporting
event hosts to grow the number of gatherings in the Santa Maria Valley."
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