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.
This month’s featured sponsor:
This month’s supporting sponsor:
Good Morning SLO Breakfast Specials:
Make sure to mention the Good Morning SLO Special when you order! Only valid 7 to 10 a.m. the morning of Good Morning SLO.
Coastal Peaks Roasters
Pastry & a 12 oz. hot or 16 oz. cold beverage
3566 S. Higuera St., Suite 100
Starbucks Downtown SLO
Grande tea/coffee & donut
885 Higuera St.
July topics include:
PROVIDING RELIEF FOR LOCAL NONPROFITS
Nearly 1,200 nonprofits call SLO County home. Many of them serve the most vulnerable communities that have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. CEO of The Community Foundation, Heidi McPherson will provide updates on their newly created Disaster Relief Fund which has awarded more than $600,000 to local nonprofits in need.
STATE OF THE MID-STATE
For the last 75 years, late July has meant fairtime on the Central Coast. But this year, bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the fairgrounds just wasn’t possible. Interim CEO Colleen Bojorquez will share how the team turned fair food and 4-H into virtual experiences for all to enjoy.
YOU’VE GOT A MAIL-IN BALLOT
This general election, every registered voter in California will receive a vote by mail ballot. Although there have been concerns raised in the White House about the legitimacy of postal voting, the practice dates back to the 19th Century. Last election, 80% of voters in SLO County opted for mail-in ballots, and SLO County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong will share why getting to 100% is a good thing — especially now.
BREAKING & MAKING THE NEWS IN A SHUTDOWN
When the shutdown orders came, local news became an even larger catalyst in keeping the community connected. KSBY journalist Dustin Klemann will provide insights on how the newsroom pivoted to physical distance reporting and the pros and cons of producing the morning news from home.
A LOCAL LEGACY REMEMBERED
The late activist Maxine Lewis dedicated her life to helping those in need in San Luis Obispo. Last month she was honored with a chalk mural in Mission Plaza. Her granddaughter La Tanya Knight attended the unveiling ceremony and will share insights on the experience as well as Lewis’ legacy and what continuing it looks like today.
BYE-BYE BABY FEEDING WOES
Earlier this month, Cara Armstrong won the Audience Choice Award at AngelCon, Cal Poly CIE’s annual pitch competition. Her start-up, Baby Barista makes the perfect bottle of formula just by hitting a button on your phone. Cara will share how she came up with the idea and what’s next for the company, besides giving parent’s countless hours of sleep back.
Thank you to our 2020 Good Morning SLO Annual Sponsors: