Small Business Development Center in Solvang

Nov 08, 2019

Northern Santa Barbara County joins the Economic Development Collaborative,((EDC) with the Small Business Development Center;SBDC with the opening of their new satellite office located in Solvang in partnership with the Solvang Chamber of Commerce. 

According to Clare Brigilio, Director of Communications of the EDC:

Solvang Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Tracy Beard, will be leading this exiting new extension, bringing additional resources and assistance to our beautiful Santa Ynez Valley supporting all the northern chambers of commerce. The Ecomonic Development Collaborative-Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties has a robust roster of experienced in business advisors to address every business need across a wide variety of industry sectors. As axperts in their fields,our advisors are available toassist area businesses with free condidential help. 

Tracy has served as Executive Director of the Solvang Chamber of Commerce since 2015. Prior to joining the Chamber, Tracy worked as Human Resources Manager at Marriott Corporation Restaurants Division in Washington, D.C. specializing in workforce development for over 25 years. She has owned and operated a property management company for the past 30 years. Tracy currently serves as President of The Association of California Commissions for Women (ACCW) who works to ensure the implementation of key policy and legislative changes for women in business. Tracy is an advocate for female entrepreneurs and regularly lends her expertise to local nonprofits looking to build their fundraising capacity and improve operational efficiency.

Tracy’s vast experience and her close connection to our community, members and businesses is instrumental in this new role and we are thrilled that she has accepted this position, representing our community growth and interests.

Please join us in congratulating Tracy on representing Our special valley as the newest member of the EDC SBDC Team!

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