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2013 State of the State

Hear from some of the state’s most influential leaders and get an insider’s perspective on today’s most pressing issues.

  • State initiative process
  • Democratic supermajority
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Pension reform

    Distinguished Speakers:

Tom Steyer
Farallon Capital Management

The ins and outs of California’s initiative process

Tom Steyer, who’s been identified as a strong contender for statewide office, most recently gained widespread attention for his leading role in the passage of Prop. 39, which changed how out-of-state businesses calculate tax liabilities. Steyer founded one of the world's largest hedge fund firms. Steyer will focus on what it’s like to be so intricately involved in a state that has become so influenced by the initiative process.

Bob Huff
Senate Minority Leader
State of California

Leading the GOP in the face of a Democratic supermajority

Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff
has a long history of leadership in the state legislature, serving in numerous positions since he was first elected in 2004 including vice chair of the Senate Budget Committee. Huff now faces leading his fellow Republicans in a democratically held supermajority legislature. 

Dave Jones
California Insurance Commissioner

Wading through what you need to know about healthcare reform

In what’s been identified as one of the most costly and complicated issues to face businesses in the next few years, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones will be on hand to talk about the Affordable Care Act. He’ll describe how the immense legislation will affect your business and how you can prepare for the massive changes and requirements included.

Marcia Fritz
California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility

Reforming an unsustainable system: pension obligations

Marcia Fritz is the president of the California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility and a highly influential certified public accountant. Fritz is committed to informing both the public and elected officials on public pensions as well as solving and promoting solutions. Fritz will give an update on the latest changes happening in this arena and her ideas on how to fix the unsustainable system.


Chip Visci
Director of Communications Cal Poly

Cal Poly’s Director of Communications for the Office of the President Chip Visci has extensive knowledge in public relations and journalism. Visci served as the managing editor at the Detroit Free Press, vice president of operations for Knight Ridder newspapers and is the former publisher of the San Jose Mercury News and The (San Luis Obispo) Tribune.
Ask the questions that matter to you and get answers from these distinguished panelists.
  Friday, March 8th
noon- 1:30 p.m.
Grace Church (corner of Osos and Pismo streets)
Click here to register online
Space is limited
Deadline to register is March 4th at 5 p.m.

$35 for Chamber members
$50 for non-member
$280 for tables of 8, includes company recognition
Lunch and program included. 

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895 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo 93401

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