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 25.
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ROAD TO RECOVERY | SANTA BARBARA PRESSES ON
The headlines have moved on, but for those in Santa Barbara, rebuilding after last winter’s devastating fire and mudslides is still very much a daily concern. Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Ken Oplinger will update us on how the recovery is going and share lessons to help other communities shape disaster response plans.
PREPPING PRIMER | BUSINESS EDITION
The distressing parade of disaster news has prompted most of us to prepare our homes and families for emergency. But our businesses need disaster prepping, too, so we asked Kathryn McKee, an HR consultant whose book on the subject is used by major organizations, to give us a primer on what we need to do now to be ready when disaster strikes.
A GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD?
California recently became the first state to do away with cash bail, which critics had long argued unfairly impacted the poor. So what does the change mean for our criminal justice system, defendants awaiting trail and a long-established bail-bond industry? We asked attorney Gregory Gillett to provide some perspective.
NOT JUST APPLES KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY
What do education and where you live have to do with health? A lot, the SLO County Public Health Department found when they included social, economic and environmental factors when looking at obesity, disease and other health-related issues. The department’s Kathleen Karle will address why those factors were added and what they reveal about the health of our community.
WHAT MAKES THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS SPECIAL
Carolyn Vierra may not look like your typical athlete. But through Special Olympics, she has hit the basketball court, the gymnastics floor and more, racking up 80 medals along the way. As the organization celebrates 50 years of inclusion and empowerment, Vierra will share what participating has meant for her.
GET READY TO PLAY SOME AIR BATON
Next week marks the start of the San Luis Obispo Symphony‘s new season, the second under Maestro Andrew Sewell and one that spans Brahms and Beethoven, Spanish guitar, American masters and Big Sur inspirations. A symphony trio will give us a taste of the season to come.