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. June 25.
This month’s topics include:
THE GATEWAY TO MEDICAL INNOVATION
What started as a Cal Poly project to help people with Parkinson’s disease has lead to development of a new device called the Gaitway and the grand prize at the Central Coast Angel Conference, among other awards. De Oro Devices Founder and CEO Sidney Collin will share the story of bringing her vision to life.
BATH BOMBS AND AN EXPLODING CBD MARKET
CBD is having a moment, with oils, balms and CBD-infused drinks and food appearing in stores everywhere. Atascadero’s Life Elements was early to the scene with a bath bomb that went viral, so we asked co-founder Curt Van Inwegen to share what it’s like working in the new Wild West of cannabis.
EMBRACING OUR DESTINATION STATUS
Along with warmer weather and longer days, summer also brings more visitors to our fair city. Some locals aren’t as excited about that last part, so we asked the city’s tourism manager, Molly Cano, to tell us about the role tourism plays in our local economy and why we should embrace the extra folks around town.
NOT YOUR TYPICAL COLLEGE KID FARE
Possibly the last place you’d expect to find a gourmet dining experience is a college kid’s studio apartment. But that’s exactly what Jimmy Wong succeeded in doing with his pop-up restaurant Dench. Fresh off graduating and publishing a cookbook, Wong will share his journey so far and what’s next.
TAKING PRIDE IN LGBT MENTAL HEALTH
Even in the run-up to the jubilant and colorful annual Pride celebration, LGBT organizations are tackling tough issues around mental health in the community. GALA Executive Director Michelle Call will share some recent research on the problem and how organizations including hers are responding.
FROM TOUR OF DUTY TO TOUR OF HONOR
Over the past five years, Honor Flight Central Coast has taken more than 300 military veterans to Washington, D.C. – many for their first time – to visit the memorials built to honor their service. Honor Flight Chair Bear McGill will share the moving stories behind the all-volunteer organization’s mission.
A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY TO DIE FOR
The hilariously macabre Addams Family is back, this time on stage as part of PCPA’s summer season. The show finds Morticia and Gomez dealing with a parent’s worst nightmare – daughter Wednesday is dating a respectable, normal young man. Jisel Soleil Ayon, accompanied by Ilana Atkins, will give us a sneak peek.