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.
We’re sorry, registration for this event is CLOSED. You are welcome to come to the door, and if space is available we will get you in on first-come-first-served basis. Doors open at 7:00 am.
Topics this month include:
PRIME TIME | AMAZON IN SLO
Did you know that Amazon has a tech hub in SLO? Interested in learning more about what goes on at Amazon SLO? No need to ask Alexa. Spencer Voorheis – a senior software engineer for Amazon in SLO – will share how the company wound up here and what kind of work they’re doing locally.
LAND OF MANY USES | DUNES IN THE NEWS
The Oceano Dunes are a jewel of the Central Coast, beloved for beachcombing, recreation and its unique ecosystem. Such diverse use in this dynamic environment creates challenges, so we asked Dena Bellman, who oversees the Dunes for California State Parks, to address how they’re managing the vast area and reveal results from a new economic impact study.
CONSTRUCTION AHEAD | AN UPDATE ON DOWNTOWN SLO
At moments of peak frustration, it may seem like downtown SLO is one giant construction zone. But any minor inconveniences will soon yield swank new hotels, additional parking and more housing options. Michael Codron, SLO’s community development director, will provide an overview of the work as well as some context on downtown’s past, present and future.
A DOOR TO THE WORLD OPENS AT CUESTA
Step into a box and cross time and space to come face to face with someone in another part of the world. That’s the concept behind an immersive exhibit coming to Cuesta College’s Miossi Art Gallery next week. Gallery Coordinator Emma Saperstein will share how the project is forging global connections and how it reflects her vision for the community art space.
LESSONS FROM THE THOMAS FIRE…
The devastating recent fires to our north and south stirred outpourings of compassion and support but also worries over similar tragedy striking at home. We invited Rob Lewin, former SLO County fire chief and Santa Barbara’s director of emergency management, to share his unique perspective on what our community can learn about disaster preparedness from the Thomas Fire and ensuing mudslides.
…AND A ROCKIN RESPONSE
From Concerts in the Plaza to sharing a stage with The Temptations, Damon Castillo has rocked his way into local legend. He’s also one of the headlining acts at San Luis Obispo Responds, a benefit concert for Santa Barbara County fire victims and Puerto Rico hurricane relief coming to the PAC Feb. 23. Castillo will get us in the groove for a jam-packed evening of local vocals.