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. March 26. This month’s topics:
IN THE HEART OF THE CITY
Home to the famed Farmers Market, community gatherings and bustling shops, downtown SLO has been the pride and joy of the city for generations. It’s also ever evolving, gradually morphing to reflect changing times. We asked Downtown SLO CEO Bettina Swigger to lay out her vision for the heart of the city.
THE NEW LIFE OF A HISTORIC THEATER
Walk past the Fremont Theatre most nights and it’s abuzz with popular live music acts or special events. But despite an illustrious history, it was not long ago that the art deco landmark’s future was in jeopardy. We asked Otter Productions’ Bruce Howard to share the story behind finding new life for an old theater.
#METOO | RISING TO THE OCCASION
More than a year in, the #MeToo movement continues to spread its impact, empowering people to share their stories in pursuit of lasting change. Locally, the nonprofit RISE is seeing more and more people and responding with new services. We asked RISE’s Jane Pomeroy to talk about the changing landscape.
HELP FOR WHEN IT’S NOT EASY BEING GREEN
We all want to be greener at work, but it can be hard to know where to start – and what changes are worth the effort. The new SLO County Green Business Network is here to help. After going through the free certification process at the Chamber offices, we asked program director Cory Jones to come spread the word.
THERE’S A FUNGUS AMONG US
Green hills aren’t all that have sprouted with all the recent rain – mushrooms of all kinds are popping up all over SLO County. We wanted to know more about fungi and their enthusiastic fans, so we asked local mushroom hunter Michelle Torres-Grant to give us the dirt on foraging around the Central Coast.
STANDING 17 STRONG AFTER LOSS
The Teixeiras lost their son Ryan to cancer two years ago, but the beloved baseball player’s legacy lives on through his vision for 17 Strong, a family-run charity that funds Victory Trips for young adults with life-threatening illnesses. We invited Ryan’s father, Steve Teixeira, to share the victories the effort has gained.
CELEBRATING PILLARS OF JEWISH MUSIC
The SLO Master Chorale and Orchestra continues its celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday with a preview of its spring concert. On April 28, the group will perform Bernstein’s energetic Chichester Psalms, with hints of dance music, and fellow Jewish composer Ernest Bloch’s Avodath Hakodesh, or Sacred Service.