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Longtime Head Of Santa Barbara Region Chamber Of Commerce To Retire

Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 3:36pm


He’s been the face of the business community in Southern Santa Barbara County for more than two decades.

Steve Cushman, the President of the Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce, has announced he’s going to retire.

Cushman was a former professional baseball player, and City of Sand Diego sports official who became president of Santa Barbara’s Downtown organization in 1988. He served on more than 100 community boards, and commissions, and represented the business community in dealings with government agencies.

He’ll leave the post mid-summer. There’s no word yet on the search for a successor.


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