Good Morning SLO has gone virtual! Grab breakfast and coffee and join us for this month’s virtual Good Morning SLO. To preserve some community connection in this time of being apart, you’ll have the chance to interact with speakers by asking your most pressing questions. Zoom invite will be sent upon registration.
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August topics include:
BEEF, IT’S WHAT’S FOR DINNER?
Since March it seems there is less meat on the store shelves. Is this another consumer driven TP moment, a beef shortage, are there supply chain issues, or something else completely? Director of Agricultural Operations for Hearst Ranch, Ben Higgins will share what’s happening in the industry and why we’re seeing less meat on the shelves.
As the academic year begins in a virtual format, many families are facing a “new normal” and sharing concerns including quality of education, social development and the sustainability of distance learning. Dr. James Brescia, County Superintendent of Schools will offer insight into what the education landscape looks like this year and how students, families and teachers are being supported.
COUNTING ON YOU
Since 1790, the US has counted residents every ten years, providing critical data for community funding, congressional representation and more. COVID has affected field operations this year, but also reminded us of the importance of this count. SLO County Administrative Analyst Kristin Eriksson will share insight on this year’s effort as well as give an update on the response rate locally.
ADVANTAGES OF A PERMANENTLY REMOTE WORKFORCE
We’ve all seen the headlines of big tech companies like Google and Facebook moving to a remote workforce, but a number of local businesses have been living the Zoom life for years. Jesse Dundon, CEO of digital consulting and design agency Hathway will share his experience managing a partially remote workforce and the advantages of making the shift to a remote team.
The past few months have seen a rise in home baking, and for a couple on the Central Coast — that’s how their business started nearly 20 years ago. Penni Monroewill share her family’s journey from the corporate world in Los Angeles to opening Hush-Harbor Artisan bakery in Atascadero and all that it took to get there.
MANAGING STRESS & ANXIETY
Stress and anxiety has been at an all time high and many of us are also trying to be there for our colleagues, neighbors and loved ones. We’ve asked Dr. John Elfers, Chair of the Clinical Committee at the Community Counseling Center to help us learn the best techniques to improve resilience, find perspective and preserve our mental health as well as help others do the same during this uncertain time.
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