Business involvement needed in Measure Y committee

San Luis Obispo officials are putting together a volunteer committee to seek input on the renewal of the city’s half-cent sales tax, and it’s critical that a strong local business perspective and thorough understanding of the community be engaged throughout the process. The Local Revenue Measure Advisory Committee will study […]

Triad Real Estate & Investment Group awarded UC Santa Barbara contract

Triad Real Estate & Investment Group Principals Rodessa Newton and Victoria Relva announced the University of California, Santa Barbara has awarded the contract for “Real Estate Brokerage Services For The Ocean Walk Housing Project” to the Triad group. UCSB Housing Authority Executive Director, Rose Peterson stated “We are very excited […]

Lee Johnson to lead City’s economic development

After conducting a national search, the City of San Luis Obispo has selected its next economic development manager. Lee Johnson, who most recently served as the president/CEO of Mainstream Energy, comes to the job with 25 years of diverse local and international business experience. Johnson, who will begin the role […]

City Council to form Measure Y committee

Last night the SLO City Council agreed, in a 4-1 vote  (Carpenter dissenting), to establish a Local Revenue Measure Advisory Committee – tasked with recommending alternatives to the Council for the reauthorization of Measure Y, the city’s half-cent sales tax – and to spend $30,000 to hire a consultant to […]

Family Care Network’s new digs

After a decade in their current South Higuera Street home, The Family Care Network is set to move into a new facility on October 17. With an additional 10,000 square feet than its current building, the new 27,000 square foot, two-story building at 1255 Kendall Road, across Highway 227 from […]

SLO goes first-class

US Airways announced today that it will be the first airline in SLO County to offer first-class seating on select flights in and out of the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport. The new service will be offered on the US Airways dual-class jet and will have nine first-class seats […]

U.S. News & World Report names Sierra Vista among the best in California

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2013-14 in orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. “We are pleased to […]

New book, Organizational Gravity, just published by Kubica and LaForest

Business growth advisors, Tony Kubica and Sara LaForest’s new book is available on Amazon: Organizational Gravity: A Guide to Strategically Growing Your Company’s Brand, Culture, and Talent. Organizational Gravity explores the fundamental elements that contribute to business success outside the traditional focus on product or service, sufficient capital, exemplary sales, […]

Marketing firm announces new partner

Verdin, a full-service marketing agency, recently announced the addition of Ashlee Akers as partner. Akers joined Verdin Founder and President Mary Verdin and Principal Adam Verdin as a shareholder on June 1. “Ashlee has been with our firm for several years and has taken on a tremendous leadership role within […]

‘Stuff the Bus’ With school supplies

School will be back in session soon, and many local students and teachers are in need of the supplies necessary to begin the year successfully. Businesses, groups and individuals are invited to help provide the tools they need to succeed by joining United Way of San Luis Obispo County, Golden […]