Vision in Action

This vision lays out where we want to go, and we put in the hard work to get there.

March 25, 2021

Why Human Issues Are Business Issues

The Chamber has advocated for a renewed focus on addressing the growing challenge of homelessness at both the City and County levels. In the past few weeks, our Board and Legislative Action Committee have identified ways for the business community to support and amplify the great work being done by so many nonprofits in our region. Listen to SLO Chamber Director of Governmental Affairs, Molly Kern share more about the community’s response and plans for next steps.


February 17, 2021

Are Central Coast businesses starting to bounce back from COVID? Here’s what survey says

Despite widespread economic challenges related to COVID-19, more businesses are reopening in San Luis Obispo County and making plans to hire workers, according to the latest Central Coast Coalition of Chambers survey.

In the survey, which included responses from nearly 260 businesses between San Miguel and Solvang, 26% of businesses reported being able to open in a greater capacity in February as compared to December 2020.

The survey ran from Feb. 1 to 12, after California lifted state and regional stay-at-home orders on Jan. 25.


February 15, 2021

Vaccine, federal funding, hiring: New survey reveals impact of COVID-19 on local business

We’re taking a closer look at some new survey results detailing the impacts of COVID-19 on local businesses.

More than 250 local businesses took part in the most recent Central Coast Coalition of Chambers’ COVID-19 business impact survey.

It’s a snapshot into the state of business during the purple tier.

“I think the most interesting part was that we’re starting to see a ray of hope in our business owners,” said Jim Dantona, Chair of the Central Coast Coalition of Chambers.

The survey reveals 26% of businesses are open in greater capacity in February compared to December.