This month's Chamber Spotlight is on SM Tire, which has grown from a small location opened in 1946 to operating several locations throughout the Central Coast. SM Tire is celebrating the opening of its newest location, one of the most advanced tire facilities in the nation, at 1935 Preisker Lane in Santa Maria.
Heather Kunkle, digital ambassador for the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce, recently sat down to talk to Cameron Stephens, executive vice president of SM Tire, about the history and future of the business and how the Santa Maria Valley has been the perfect place to grown their company.
"Being a locally owned business, we get the chance to kind of be involved directly with the community," Stephens said about the value of owning a small business in Santa Maria. "My father and I both were raised and grew up in the Santa Maria Valley and we truly believe that it is a great place for people to live and work.