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July Featured Businesses of the Month

Featured Businesses of the Month
The City of Santa Maria and Santa Maria Valley Chamber 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 January 2023, gives recognition to local businesses for their longevity and/or providing significant healthcare contributions. 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.
July 2023 Featured Businesses

  • Long-standing business: Maya Restaurant.
  • Healthcare business: CALM.
Maya Restaurant is located at 110 South Lincoln Street, Suite 106. The Mexican restaurant dates from February 1966. The business has 24 employees and has expanded to large catering and events with a food trailer. The business frequently gives back to the community by donating meals, helping with fund-raisers, and assisting young local athletes meet their travel/lodging or equipment needs. Third-generation owners Tere and Manuel Paredes hope for their boys to become the fourth-generation and carry forward the tradition.
This month’s business being recognized for its healthcare contributions to the community is CALM, a non-profit, countywide organization that specializes in the prevention and treatment of childhood trauma. Its mission is to heal children and families, and build resilient communities. CALM has 107 employees countywide, and has an office located at 210 East Enos Drive in Santa Maria. Services are provided in English and Spanish, at sliding scale or free of charge if needed.
Businesses are chosen by the Santa Maria Valley Chamber. To nominate a business or ask about the program, contact Molly Schiff, Director of Member & Community Engagement  at the Chamber via email at or by phone at (805) 925-2403 extension 816.
Maya Restaurant co-owner Tere Parades (right) accepts the July 2023 Long-Standing Business of the Month recognition from Mayor Alice Patino.

 (From left:) CALM’s Shelby McLean, Developer Manager, left, and Director of Development Ashlyn McCague, right, accept the July 2023 Healthcare business of the Month recognition from Councilmember Carlos Escobedo.
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  
E-mail Address:              

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