Takin’ Care of Business 2-9-2023

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Written by Theresa-Marie Wilson

Theresa-Maria Wilson has been a journalist covering the North Coast and South County area for over 20 years. She is also the founder of Cat Noir CC and is currently working on a novel.

February 9, 2023

Brightside Pizza Ribbon Cutting

The Los Osos-Baywood Park Chamber of Commerce held its first ribbon cutting and mixer of the year at Brightside Pizza last week.  Owners Ashley and Jeremiah Bright served up pizza and drinks during prize drawings in their family-friendly location at 1236 Los Osos Valley Rd Ste A.

Prizewinners included Dave Feldman, who won wine donated by Grocery Outlet.   Colleen Vecchetti. Annette Sheely, and Tom Cross won Coffee donated by SLO Roast Coffee.

Chamber Board members Tom Cross, president; Curtis Armstrong, president-elect; and Colleen Vecchetti. Gary Dove, Jonathan Means. Marshall Ochylski, and Jim Stanfill were among the attendees. 

Ribbon Cutting at Coast Electronics

The Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for one of the city’s longtime business members, Coast Electronics located at 510 Quintana Rd. 

Coast Electronics was founded by father and son team Dick and John Weiss in 1978. The Chamber and members of the community turned out to celebrate 44 years of service. 

The store carries merchandise for your electronics, computer, home theater, and car stereo installation needs. They also sell some of the top brands in the industry such as SONY, LG, Yamaha, and more. They are also an authorized retail location for Spectrum internet and phone services.

Coast Electronics also has locations in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles. For more information, go to coastelectroni.com or give them a call at 805-772-1265.

Love is in the Air at Woods 

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Woods Humane Society has a special that could help readers find true love. 

The “Love is in the Air” adoption event runs through February 14. The promotion reduces standard adoption fees to $14 for adult pets (5 months or older), down from the typical range of $65 for senior cats to $150 for adult dogs.

“At a time when our kennels and those of our shelter partners are absolutely brimming with adoptable animals eager to give their hearts to a family, Valentine’s Day seems like a great reason to remind our community of the incredible love and companionship they can find by adopting a shelter pet,” said Woods CEO Neil Trent.

In creating the artwork for the adoption special, Woods asked the community for submissions of photos demonstrating their love for their pets and received more than 200 submissions on Facebook in one weekend.

The selected photo (above) shows recently adopted Woods dog Indi with owner Robyn Friedman O’Leary, a three-time adopter, long-time foster volunteer, and supporter of Woods. “In the short time Indi has joined our family, she has become a happy, confident dog who loves to meet new people and other dogs,” said O’Leary. “She has learned so many manners and, most of all, brings us love and joy every day. She is simply fabulous and does something every day that makes us all laugh.”

All animals available for adoption have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, licensed, and treated for parasites. Adoptions also include a voluntary 30 days of pet insurance and a free wellness exam at a local vet clinic.

Woods Humane Society is located at 875 Oklahoma Ave., San Luis Obispo, and at 2300 Ramona Rd., Atascadero, CA 93422, and is open to the public daily from 12-5 p.m., with adoption hours from 12-4 p.m. For more information about Woods, visit www.WoodsHumane.org or call (805) 543-9316.

New Director Named to RBOC

Recreational Boaters of California (RBOC) has a new director. Judi Sheesley took the helm of the non-profit government advocacy organization that works with lawmakers to inform them of California boaters’ needs and to advocate boater positions on legislation and regulations.

Directors work with the professional lobbyists to testify in hearings, and to communicate support, opposition or requests for amendments. This is a three-year term. Judi is one of nine directors for Southern California and will be representing the Central Coast from Ventura to Monterey.

Judi is also a delegate for Southern California Yachting Association for Morro Bay Yacht Club. SCYA holds regular membership meetings featuring guest speakers on a variety of boating topics; the meetings are a networking opportunity for members and leadership teams to connect with other yacht club officers and board members.

Judi can be contacted at Sheesley@rboc.org.

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