September 28 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

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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. September 26.

This month’s topics:

WITH THIS APPRENTICE, YOU’RE NOT FIRED, YOU’RE HIRED

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Apprenticeships are being hailed as a promising new strategy for technology companies struggling to find qualified workers. Locally, the new SLO Partners program aims to open the door to people without a tech background and help companies find employees with desired certifications. Jackie Goeppner is one of the first round of participants, and we invited her to share more about the program and her personal experience.

ARE WE DISASTER READY?

Ron-Alsop

Fires, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes – calamity seems to be spreading all over in recent weeks. Would we be prepared if disaster strikes in San Luis Obispo? County Emergency Services Director Ron Alsop will address the region’s state of readiness, lessons learned from recent disasters and what businesses and households should consider before it’s too late.

A CLEAN START

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Something as simple as a shower and clean clothes can boost health, hygiene and dignity among the homeless, but opportunities can be few and far between. Showers of Hope is hoping to change that with a new mobile shower trailer making its way around San Luis Obispo. Volunteer coordinator Tim Waag will talk about the program’s origins  and progress and share stories of the people getting a fresh start.

REFLECTIONS FROM THE SLO CITY TRENCHES

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SLO City Manager Katie Lichtig has shepherded the city through many volatile issues in her seven-year tenure, from increasing housing and improving infrastructure to recovering from a tough recession and negotiating early stages of Diablo Canyon’s closure. As she departs for a new job in Santa Monica, we invited Lichtig to say farewell and share what she’ll take away from her time here.

THE BUZZ ON CIDER

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Cider, an age-old beverage especially popular in the United Kingdom, is cropping up among the area’s wineries, breweries and spirits-makers, giving drinkers yet another option for locally produced libations. Connor Meznarich, half the duo behind Jean Marie Cidery, will talk about what’s behind cider’s resurgence and how it complements to the area’s wine country.

LIFE UNDER DACA

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Matias Bernal is a busy member of the community, juggling a demanding job combatting sexual and intimate partner violence as client services director at the nonprofit RISE with studies toward a PhD and JD. He also lives under the uncertain future of DACA, his work and residence status as risk of being rescinded. We invited Bernal to share his story and what it’s like to face a future in the balance.

MADAMA BUTTERFLY TAKES FLIGHT

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Opera San Luis Obispo is readying for its annual Citywide Arts Collaboration, a production of the tragic but beloved Madama Butterfly, with Puccini’s soaring arias, elaborate sets, period costumes and stirring ballet. Soprano Julie Davies will sing the opera’s most famous aria, Un bel dì vedremo (“One fine day we’ll see”), accompanied by artistic director and conductor Brian Asher Alhadeff on piano.

Details

Date:
September 28
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Cost:
$19
Event Category:
Website:
https://slochamber.org/events/good-morning-slo/

Venue

Grace Church
1350 Osos St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401