PLEASE JOIN US TONIGHT:
HEALTH & FITNESS NIGHT AT FARMERS' MARKET
We are gearing up for the 2nd Annual Health & Fitness Night at Farmers' Market. Join us this Thursday, April 25, 6PM - 9PM
on Chorro Street and be on your way to living a healthier lifestyle. Participating health agencies will have info sessions, interactive demonstrations, fun and educational displays and much more at their booths. This event is sponsored by SLOcial Club.
WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES
The 11th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes will take place this Saturday, April 27 from 10AM - 2PM
in Mission Plaza. Men will wear high heels and walk a mile through Downtown to bring awareness to end sexual assault violence. There will also be a family fun fair with booths, live music and a raffle.
All proceeds benefit the Sexual Assault Recovery & Prevention Center (SARP)/North County Women's Shelter (NCWS).
To register or for more information, visit www.sarpcenter.org.
WALK FOR AUTISM & AWARENESS FAIR
The 5th Annual WALK for Autism is a symbolic stroll through beautiful Downtown, that begins and ends at the historic Mission Plaza. The Plaza will be filled with the Autism Awareness Fair, including music, food and festivities for the whole family. Enjoy a Children's Area, great entertainment on stage, vendor booths, and so much more.
The WALK for Autism and Awareness Fair will take place this Sunday, April 28 from 12PM - 4PM.
The event helps support families experiencing autism spectrum disorders and acts as the largest fundraising event of the year for the Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center. For more information, visit www.autismspectrumcenter.com.
COMING SOON: SLO MINI MAKER FAIRE
The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth is coming to San Luis Obispo! The first annual SLO Mini Maker Faire will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 11AM - 3PM
in Mission Plaza. The SLO Mini Maker Faire takes after its enormous parent event, Maker Faire, but will be a smaller, community-focused, family-friendly event, celebrating do-it-yourself creativity and tinkering.
Featuring over 30 established and emerging local makers and innovators, the SLO Mini Maker Faire will present maker booths and interactive demonstrations, such as a DIY electric car, a robotic bartender, hovercrafts, butterfly bungalows, and much more. Come enjoy live entertainment and performances including a recycled clothing fashion show, a chemistry magic show, and Cal Poly's Science Caf�. The event is free to the public.
For more information, visit www.slominimakerfaire.com.
| BECOME A BAND SPONSOR FOR CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA
Your business can be a special part of THE premiere summer concert series on the Central Coast by sponsoring a band! This is a great way for your business to gain additional exposure for only $500. The upcoming annual concert season kicks off Friday, June 14 and runs every Friday through September 6. All concerts are free to the public and run weekly from 5:00 - 8:00 PM in Downtown San Luis Obispo's beautiful Mission Plaza. A special triple header will be held on July 5, 1:30 - 8:30 PM. To become a sponsor or for more information email Sarah Ragan or click here.
DOWNTOWN BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
Diversified Project Services International, Inc.
Robert Chambers, President (pictured, left)
Jeff Zambo, Senior Vice President (pictured, right)
569 Higuera Street, Suite A
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Diversified Project Services International, Inc. (DPSI) is a leader in engineering, surveying, planning, permitting, inspection, energy management and construction management. With over 90 full-time professionals in three offices, they serve public agencies, clients in the energy industry, as well as wineries, agriculture, residential and commercial land development.
DPSI is located in Downtown San Luis Obispo adjacent to Mission Community Bank. They are in the process of expanding to additional office space just a few doors down at 545 Higuera Street. The thing that sets DPSI apart from others in their industry is the selection of their team and the technology they use. They carefully select a team of professionals to offer clients the very best skills in the industry. They use only the latest technology efficiently optimizing costs for clients. DPSI is committed to providing customers with responsive, cost-effective solutions by experienced quality-minded professionals. They recognize the need for aggressive and proactive cost and schedule management, quality control, regulatory compliance, safety, logistics, and contractor management to successfully complete demanding projects.
DPSI is excited to be a part of this great community. Their principals include Central Coast natives and their staff includes graduates of Cal Poly's Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, and Business Departments. The selection of San Luis Obispo for the third DPSI location was a natural choice as Robert Chambers and Jeff Zambo were both born and raised on the Central Coast and say, "We look forward to providing employment opportunities and continuing our involvement with the community."
DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION INTERNS
Chelsea Carpenter (pictured, left) is a fourth year student at Cal Poly majoring in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration and minoring in Child Development. She is originally from Windsor, CA, but plans to stay in the surrounding area upon graduation this June. She has come to love San Luis Obispo, including its many hiking spots and great places to eat. Carpenter has kept busy being involved with the Wesley Fellowship Group of the San Luis Obispo United Methodist Church serving the community, as well as working at the ASI Children's Center on the Cal Poly campus. She has also had the opportunity to travel to 11 different countries in Europe, gaining a bigger insight into the world around us. Looking into a future of event planning, Carpenter is excited about the opportunity to learn many aspects of this field while serving as an intern for the Downtown Association. She will complete her 400-hour internship with the Downtown Association gaining experience in promotional events and helping at Farmers' Market.
Hannah Brott (pictured, right) is a fourth year student at Cal Poly studying Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations. Brott grew up in Chico, CA and moved to San Luis Obispo when she transferred to Cal Poly in September 2011. She hopes to start a career as an event coordinator after she graduates from Cal Poly in June 2013 and plans to attend law school in the next five years.
During her time in San Luis Obispo, Brott has dedicated time to Cal Poly Orientation Programs (previously known as Week of Welcome) and has worked for Cal Poly Associated Students and Incorporated (ASI) since September 2012. Both have offered a number of opportunities for her to interact with fellow students, improve leadership and organizational skills and become more involved on campus.
In her spare time, Brott enjoys spending time in Avila Beach and Monta�a de Oro State Park, trying new restaurants in San Luis Obispo (she recently discovered a love for sushi!), and hanging out at SLO Brew to watch hockey and baseball games with friends.
Brott is very excited to bring her strong leadership and organizational skills, customer service experience and knowledge of public relations to her position with the Downtown Association. She is also very eager to learn as much as possible during her time as an intern and apply this new knowledge to her future career. Upon completion of law school, Brott hopes to settle somewhere on the Central Coast.
ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF SLO COUNTY
FIESTA IN THE PLAZA
Please join Assistance League in making a difference in our community. Don't miss an evening of "Magical Wonder" Saturday, May 18, from 4PM - 8PM.
You'll be wowed by magician and mentalist Rich Ferguson, comedic juggling act "Something Ridiculous" and violinist Pamela Sheffler. There will also be a live and silent auction which will include a Corum Admiral Cup Watch with a retail value of $8,200,Tahitian Black Pearls and Earrings valued over $9,000, original art work and much more. Plus, enjoy dinner by Chef Jose Dahan of Et Voila and local wine. Funds to benefit Operation School Bell. For ticket information or for more event information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.