A dynamic and informative 90-minute breakfast program specifically geared to San Luis Obispo business people. Held on the fourth Thursday of each month, local experts focus on a wide variety of community and business topics. Deadline to register is 5 p.m. April 23. If the program sells out, we open a first-come, first-serve waiting list at the door at 7 a.m.
Thanks to this month’s lead sponsor:
This month’s topics include:
SIDECAR TO SIDELINED AND BACK AGAIN
After a serious car accident six months ago, Sidecar’s energetic proprietor Josh Christianson wasn’t sure he’d ever walk again. Today he’s back on his feet — albeit with a bit of a limp. The tenacious doer and dreamer will talk about his recovery, the outpouring of community support and what’s next.
FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKPLACE = BETTER BUSINESS
If you have kids, you know what a challenge it can be to juggle the responsibilities of job and family. You probably also grasp the challenge of finding and keeping good employees. First Five Executive Director Wendy Wendt will share top ways any organization can use family-friendly practices to help working parents.
FREE SPEECH, FREE PRESS, FREE SOCIETY
In an era of fake news and divisive politics, free speech and free press — cornerstones of a free society — are as important than ever. They’re also often misused and misunderstood. MindBody legal counsel and SLO County Bar board member Joe Benson will bust some myths and explain key Supreme Court decisions.
SHAKING THINGS UP ON CITY SERVICES
Shelly Stanwyck is a familiar face around SLO City Hall, having held positions from economic development to parks and rec. Her latest title is Assistant City Manager – Community Services, a new position that shakes up how some things will get done. We asked her to come tell us what we need to know about the changes.
VALLEY FEVER | NOT JUST A VALLEY THING
It may sound like something we don’t have to worry about here on the coast, but Valley Fever is infecting more and more people in SLO County and around the state. We asked John Howard of Applied Biotechnology Institute to provide insight on the rise and the work his company is doing to develop a Valley Fever vaccine.
For Sister Theresa Harpin of Restorative Partners, criminal justice shouldn’t be limited to punishment and rehabilitation. It should also incorporate healing — for the criminals, their families, victims and society at large. We invited her to talk about restorative justice and the wide-ranging effects the approach can have.
REVISITING THE SHORES OF NORMANDY
The Cuesta Concord Choir is heading oversees to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Allied Invasion at Normandy. They’ll preview the work they’ll perform here on May 5 and there July 4, commissioned from a composer whose father fought there based on a poem by a English solider also there on D-Day.
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