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Our Mission: The Solvang Chamber of Commerce is a champion of business, providing advocacy, education and resources to the business community.

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Featured Articles

How to Predict Retail Sales of Next February

On Sep 05, 2014 at 03:22 PM in Featured Articles

Kenneth Harwood, Economist
Solvang Chamber of Commerce

  Predicting business revenues is a chancy art. Yet each enterprise is required to predict as it builds a forward looking budget. Here is modest help from the records of one retail store in Solvang.


Our Quality of Living

On Jul 01, 2014 at 02:19 PM in Featured Articles

From the desk of: Kenneth Harwood, Economist
Solvang Chamber of Commerce

We measure indirectly the economic value of our quality of living. We know that residents and visitors value the quality of living here. We see the special economic value of quality of living in attractiveness of real estate, tourism, and more. Personal security, health, educational achievement, and income are among basics of human development.


Americans Say Social Media Have Little Sway on Purchases

On Jul 01, 2014 at 02:01 PM in Featured Articles

Article written June 23, 2014 by Art Swift of Gallup Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A clear majority of Americans say social media have no effect at all on their purchasing decisions. Although many companies run aggressive marketing campaigns on social media, 62% in the U.S. say Facebook and Twitter, among other sites, do not have any influence on their decisions to purchase products.


Split Roll Bill Dies in Assembly Committee

On Jul 01, 2014 at 01:44 PM in Featured Articles

As reported by Jennifer Barrera,
Cal Chamber Policy Advocate, (June 26, 2014)

An opposition effort headed by the California Chamber of Commerce has killed a legislative proposal that would have allowed school districts to create a split roll at the local level with regard to parcel taxes.


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