Intern, extern programs win for your business; invest in our future local workforce | Chamber Commentary | Business

During my career in banking, which spans 40 years, I have only met a handful of people who actually intended to have a career in banking. The rest of them, myself included, just sort of fell into it.

It seems most people do not think about becoming a banker.

Maybe they think it is boring, or that there is little diversity of opportunity. Neither could be further from the truth, but nonetheless, it poses challenges when it comes to hiring.

Child Care: The quiet backbone of the workforce and economy | Chamber Commentary

Commentary: While child care remains the quiet backbone of the workforce and the economy, CRR is dedicated and determined to advocate for inclusive, quality, accessible, child care by developing county-wide systems, building best practices for policymakers, and advocating for the most important, valuable, and vulnerable people in our community: the children.

Santa Maria is a Smart City, Safe City | Chamber Commentary

We put the best interests of our community first by investing in a future that is safe and smart for everyone who lives and works here. That is our commitment.

Janet Silveria is the President and CEO of Community Bank of Santa Maria and a member of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee.

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