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 5:00 p.m. March 20.
This month’s topics include:
French Hospital was founded 70 years ago with one doctor in an old sanitarium. It’s gone on to be named one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals, with services including advanced cancer care and birthing centers. President/CEO Alan Iftiniuk will share a sneak peek of the hospital’s exciting next chapter, which involves expanding and embracing the future of patient care.
BURIED IN TAXES? WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW TO MAKE NEXT YEAR SMOOTHER AND MORE PROFITABLE
With Tax Day just around the corner, many of us are up to our necks in last year’s finances. But with big tax changes in effect for 2018, we asked Glenn Burdette CPA and Tax Manager Hillary Trout to provide a look at the new regs and what you can be doing now to maximize profits, throwing in some last-minute tips and tax humor to boot.
MARCHING FOR THEIR LIVES
After last month’s school shooting in Florida, students across the country began speaking out about gun violence, including here in SLO County. They planned a school walkout and upcoming march as both protest and memorial to the lives lost. We invited Keanu LyDay, a senior at New Tech High School, to share how he and others have mobilized to take a stand.
SUSTAINABILITY AIN’T JUST FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Think “sustainable” and you probably think farming practices such as conserving water or avoiding toxic pesticides. But what about creating happy, healthy workers? Or ensuring your business can grow into the future? SIP Certified Manager Beth Vukmanic Lopez will explain how the wine industry program considers the greater good not just for the land but for people too.
A WALL WITH IMPACT
A replica of Washington, D.C.’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial is coming to Madonna Meadows next week, providing opportunities to view the 58,000 names inscribed on it, honor memories and pass on the legacy of fallen lives. SLO County Veterans Services Officer Christopher Lopez will share his view on the compelling impact of the Wall That Heals.
SPOONING OUT HOPE FOR OPIOID ADDICTION
The nation’s opioid epidemic takes lives, strains public services and rips families apart. Arroyo Grande artist Lori Wolf Grillias’ response was to turn the tool used to feed addiction—the spoon—into a symbol of healing and hope. We invited her to talk about the Spoon Tree Project and the tremendous outpouring it’s sparked.
Combine boisterous bongos, sick sax and bumpin’ bass and you get Black Market Trio, a Latin Jazz group that gets crowds moving at venues around the region. Bassist James Gallardo and drummer Teddy Ramirez will join sax man Scott Andrews, founder and executive director of the SLO Jazz Fest, to get us amped up the fifth-annual festival coming in May.