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Featured Businesses

Post Date:04/20/2022 3:45 PM

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 April 20, 2022


Featured Businesses of the Month


The City of Santa Maria and Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce are partnering to highlight different businesses in the City of Santa Maria through their Santa Maria Featured Businesses program. This program gives recognition to businesses who have been in the community for a significant amount of time, and/or providing unique or significant contributions to our community. Not only does this give valuable exposure to these local businesses, it also reminds our community of the unique, diverse and long-standing businesses we are fortunate to have in Santa Maria.


The focus for 12 months, since December 2021, is on major manufacturers and women-owned businesses in the City. Each month, one business from each of these two categories is recognized during the City Council meeting and publicized by the City and the Chamber.


April 2022 Featured Businesses

  • Women-Owned Business: Care Connection Transport Services (Nancy Crawford, owner)
  • Manufacturing Business: Safran Cabin Santa Maria


Care Connection Transport Services, founded in 2019, provides essential non-emergency medical transportation services for ambulatory, wheelchair, bed-bound, and behavioral health clients throughout the Central Coast.  Owned by Nancy Crawford, the company last year increased its fleet to eight mobility vehicles and completed more than 12,000 trips. Care Connection works closely with local hospitals, community non-profits, and health organizations.


Safran Cabin, a global company with 10,000 employees, provides innovative aircraft cabin interiors, systems, equipment and services. Its Santa Maria operation employs 500 and will continue to hire this year. The company focuses on the design, development and certification of aircraft cabin interiors for commercial and business jets. The local team produces overhead storage bins, integrated cabins interiors, passenger services units, business jet interiors, and complex curved parts.


Businesses are chosen by the Chamber of Commerce. To nominate a business or ask about the program, contact Glenn Morris at the Chamber via email at or by phone at (805) 925-2403 extension 825.


Department:                            City Manager’s Office

Contact Person:                      Mark van de Kamp, Public Information Manager

Telephone Number:                 (805) 925-0951 ext. 2372 or cell (805) 720-4038  

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