• Embark on a morning of inspiration at our Breakfast Seminar themed "Bold Journeys: Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs." Join us for an enriching event where we will spotlight the incredible achievements of women entrepreneurs who have paved unique paths in their respective fields. Our program will feature engaging discussions and anecdotes, providing valuable insights into the bold journeys of these remarkable leaders.

    In addition to celebrating women entrepreneurs, we are proud to present a brief, informative talk on the importance of fostering a family-friendly workplace from Christina Lefevre Latner, MPP the Workforce Development Manager, SLO County Family-Friendly Workplaces Program for the SLO Chamber of Commerce. This 5-minute session aims to shed light on creating inclusive environments that support work-life balance, enhancing productivity and employee satisfaction.

    Join us for a morning of empowerment, knowledge, and community engagement as we celebrate the diverse and bold journeys of women entrepreneurs and advocate for inclusive workplaces and community support programs.

     

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  • Susan Stewart
    Owner
    Beads by the Bay

    With a name like Susan you know I was born in the 50’s. 

    Got a degree in Cultural Anthropology from UCSC, followed by a stint managing a TOGOS sandwich shop. Catapulted back into school to get an Early Childhood Education credential. 10 years teaching, from infants, toddlers and preschoolers to college students. Moved from Santa Cruz to Morro Bay in 1988, had two kids, ran a home based integrated pest management mail order business, picked up a few substitute teaching jobs, and ultimately went to work as an archaeologist with CA Singer and Associates, and as a housepainter with Native American Painting. Also helped a CPA with data entry during the height of tax season. Quite the eclectic mix! But as my old fencing coach used to say, any port in a storm...

    The storm for me was 2006, when my construction based jobs were starting to take a dive with the economy. In September of 2006, I bought a bead store! Third best thing I ever did, next to child one and child two. Owning a business is an incredible way to be a part of a community. I joined the Chamber, Merchants Association, served on the MB Promotions Committee, General Plan Advisory Committee, Planning Commission and various local boards. Learn by doing, and understand from the inside out!

     

     

    Christina Lefevre Latner
    Workforce Development Manager

    SLO County Family-Friendly-Workplaces Program through SLO Chamber of Commerce

    Christina Lefevre Latner joined the SLO Chamber team in October 2021 with the goal of using her impressive background in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to guide her as she implements the SLO County Family Friendly Workplaces Program. Christina lectured part-time at Cal Poly for six years in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department and has worked as a consultant for numerous Central Coast organizations, such as First 5 San Luis Obispo County, the Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo County, CAPSLO, and the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department. The SLO County Family-Friendly-Workplaces Program is funded by First 5 SLO and the County of SLO and Christina's role is countywide, working with all chambers and non-chamber members as well. 

    Overall, Christina has more than twenty years of experience providing direct services, developing and implementing programs, promoting outreach, performing evaluations and conducting policy analysis. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with concentrations in gerontology and nonprofit administration from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in public policy with an emphasis in social policy and health from Cal Poly.  Christina and her husband have two children, and their favorite family activity is traveling and exploring new places like New York City, Mexico, Spain and Italy.  

     

    Denise Lowe
    President of South Bay Women's Network
    Owner, Goddess of Wine

    Current President of South Bay Women's Network, Denise Lowe joined the organization in 2018 to increase visibility for her wine education business, Goddess of Wine, and soon discovered that SBWN's mission - to help women complete their education and move forward in their lives - was near and dear to her heart. She is honored to have  participated in the annual Scholarship Program process for the last 4 years, during which time over 40 diverse applicants received scholarships after going through the interview and selection process. She has been an advocate for women's rights in all aspects of her life, and working with the SBWN has provided continuing motivation to help women thrive. 

     
     

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  • Thanks to our Generous Breakfast on the Bay Sponsors

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    Carla's Country Kitchen logo

     

    Beads by the Bay and Garden Shop Logo

     

  • BREAKFAST ON THE BAY PRICING

    Member Pricing

    $20 – Early Bird Single Breakfast

    $25 – Single Breakfast

    $75 – 4 Pass Bundle

    $200 – Annual Package

    $15  Virtual Ticket

    Future Member Pricing

    $25 – Early Bird Single Breakfast

    $30 – Single Breakfast

    $95 – 4 Pass Bundle

    $250 – Annual Package

    $20  Virtual Ticket

    Please see Terms & Conditions at the bottom of the page for ticket details

  • Upcoming Topics

    March 20: Bold Journeys: Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs 
    April 17:  Building Bridges: Navigating Community Housing and the Unhoused Dilemma
    May 15: Mastering Money Matters: A Seminar on Finance, Strategic Planning, and the Power of LLCs 
    June 19: Diversity in Education & Business: A Prideful Seminar Showcasing LGBTQ Entrepreneurs and Educational Excellence 
    July 17: Business Brilliance: Unveiling the Tapestry of Small Business Success Stories
    August 21: Creativity Unleashed: Spotlight on Artistic Triumphs and Inspiring Journeys
    September 18: Policy Pulse: Navigating the Latest in Governmental Affairs and Committee Updates
    October 16: Sailing with the Wind: Charting the Course of Offshore Wind and Wind’s Impact on Aquatic Enterprises
    November 20: Holiday Hope: A Showcase of Nonprofit Impact and Giving Back During the Festive Season

  • Terms & Conditions

    Annual pass

    All in with our Breakfast on the Bay (BOTB) program and want to come every month? Get a discount with an annual pass! Good for one year of BOTB. Your annual pass starts with the first breakfast you attend and ends after one year. If the Chamber cancels a BOTB for any reason your annual pass will be extended for one month. If you cannot attend a BOTB, you may transfer your ticket to another person as long as you email jody@morrochamber.org ahead of time to let her know of the substitution.

    4 Pass Bundle

    Want to come to multiple Breakfast on the Bays (BOTBs)or bringing a group? Get a discount with a 4 Pass Bundle to come to 4 BOTBs! This option is good for any single four BOTBs or multiple people attending a BOTB. If you are attending multiple BOTBs, you will be automatically added to four consecutive months unless you email jody@morrochamber.org ahead of time to let her know you will not be there. You may also let her know which ones you would like to attend at the time of purchase. If you are bringing multiple people to a single BOTB (or two people to two BOTBs), please email Jody to let her know the additional guests names and emails and she will add to the registration list. Must be used within one (1) year of date of purchase.

    Early Bird Pricing

    Early bird pricing is available for single tickets purchased prior 3:00 pm of the Monday before the breakfast date.

    Virtual Ticket

    This option is exclusively for live participation, and our team will be actively monitoring the Zoom Chat to address any questions you may have during the event. Zoom link will be sent out 1 hour prior to the start of the Breakfast Program. Registration and payment are required prior to the event.

    Refund Policy

    Refunds will be managed based on receipt of a written request for cancellation/refund.

    7 DAYS PRIOR TO EVENT: registration fees will be refunded IN FULL
    7 DAYS OR LESS PRIOR TO EVENT: registration fees will NOT BE REFUNDED

    All on-site registrants for any Chamber event must be paid in full upon admittance and cannot be invoiced.  On-site registration is not allowed for every event and is based upon capacity.