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Spotlight on: Dick's Sporting Goods

Aaron Pisk, marketing manager


Dick’s Sporting Goods is set to celebrate its grand opening at Enos Ranch (775 E. Betteravia Road) in Santa Maria on Friday, Feb. 23. The major retail chain announced that it planned to host a “three-day celebration” at its newest store and that former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher and broadcaster Don Sutton will make an appearance on Saturday, Feb. 24.

“We’re excited to open a new store in Santa Maria at Enos Ranch,” Community Marketing Manager Aaron Pisk told the Sun via email. “Santa Maria has a thriving community that is passionate about both sports and the outdoors.”

Peter O’Brien, of Weber Shandwick, a public relations firm speaking on behalf of Dick’s, told the Sun in an email that Sutton would offer pitching tips and help one fan break in a new glove during Saturday’s event. The weekend will also include several prize giveaways for customers who arrive by 7:45 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 8:45 a.m. on Sunday. The first 100 people in line on Friday will receive a short-sleeve training top, while Saturday’s and Sunday’s will receive gift cards ranging in value from $10 to $500.

The celebration will conclude on Sunday with the “Ready, Set, Roll! Challenge,” which pits kids ages 6 to 15 in challenges involving strength, speed, and agility. The competition runs from noon to 2 p.m.

Dick’s said in a statement that it was also still taking applications for positions at the store, and they expected to hire 40 full- and part-time associate positions for the new location, as well as around 25 temporary positions.



• The 2018 Lompoc Job and Resource Fair is scheduled for Thursday, April 19, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Dick DeWees Community and Senior Center, located at 1120 West Ocean Ave. in Lompoc. The job fair is open to all ages. The event will be opened exclusively from 1:30 to 2 p.m. to veterans seeking employment or community resources. A free pre-job fair workshop will be held on April 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the El Camino Community Center, 320 N. J St., suite A-5. Participants will be allowed to enter the job fair 30 minutes before the event opens to the general public. To register, visit the Eventbrite page and select the “Pre-Job Fair Workshop” ticket.

• The Santa Maria Women’s Network announced its Women of Excellence award recipients for 2018. Diane Alleman-Stevens was selected Woman of Excellence; Maggi Daane won Women Taking Creative Risks; Chris Slaughter received Women of Spirit; and Diane Beebe won the Women Helping Women award. The winners will be honored at the Women of Excellence dinner on March 1 at the Santa Maria Country Club. For tickets to the event, email Tickets are $65 per person.

• The Lompoc City Council is recruiting for a new city manager, and the council is seeking the public’s help guiding the process, according to a joint statement from the council. The city manager recruitment survey is posted on the city’s website homepage at through March 13.

• A Santa Maria Transit Division public meeting on Tuesday, March 13, is open to all businesses, vendors, and community partners with an interest in public transportation. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Santa Maria Public Library’s Shepard Hall, 421 S. McClelland St.


Staff Writer Spencer Cole wrote this week’s Biz Spotlight. Information should be sent to the Sun via fax, mail, or email at

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