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Chamber priorities adopted

All three of the SLO Chamber’s top priorities were adopted as San Luis Obispo City goals for the 2013-15 budget cycle when they were identified on Jan. 26. 
The Major City Goals, determined after months of community discussion, deliberation and a community forum, include the implementation of the Economic Development Strategic Plan, revitalization of Mission Plaza and a focus.... Read More

Leadership awarded grant

The new home for Leadership San Luis Obispo, an independent program of the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce, will model high energy efficiency and seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, certification, thanks to a generous grant recently received.
Leadership San Luis Obispo was recently awarded a $55,000 grant from Pacific Gas and Electric Company to help
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Madonna, Citizen of the Year

Longtime resident, philanthropist and business owner Phyllis Madonna was named the 2012 Citizen of the Year during the SLO Chamber’s 108th Annual Dinner on Jan. 19.
For more than 60 years Madonna has lived, worked, raised a family and local businesses, supported local families and foundations all while helping her community and the many causes that she is so passionate about, thrive...Read More


A path to work/life balance

By Naomi Neilson Howard
When I first started Native Trails, work coincided with play. From adventures exploring remote artisan villages of Mexico to the thrilling success of selling their creations back home, my thought was, work is life, isn’t it? 
By the time I met my husband, Chris, I was ready for a change of pace. I’ll admit we have an advantage since
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