Takin’ Care of Business 3-24-2022

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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.

March 26, 2022

Morro Bay Chamber Plans Trip to Pompeii and Amalfi Coast

The Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce announced that it will visit Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast, departing October 18, 2022 and is inviting chamber members, family and friends of chamber members to join them on this once in a lifetime experience.

Rich in culture and stunning scenery, the Amalfi Coast is the setting for the journey. Enjoy eight days to explore. Find yourself relaxing in the town of Sorrento or sightseeing along the Amalfi Coast, which includes gorgeous places such as Positano, Ravello and Amalfi. On this trip encounter the world-famous archeological site of Pompeii. 

“This is truly an amazing opportunity to participate in an international journey to the irresistible Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast, where program participants can experience the country’s culture, learn about its business climate, and make new friends,” said Erica Crawford, chamber president/CEO.

Space is limited, so act fast. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience Italy, exchange ideas with local business representatives, make new friends, and build new memories. To learn more, join the Chamber for a trip presentation on Tuesday, March 29 at 4:30 p.m. at the Morro Bay Community Center Studio Room (1001 Kennedy Way, Morro Bay).

For more information, call the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce at (805) 772-4467 or email Erica Crawford at erica@morrochamber.org

Businesses Can Help Safe and Sober Grad Night

The Morro Bay High School Safe and Sober Grad Night Committee is in the process of planning for an event                     that they believe serves to protect the most valuable asset in the community: the children. Grad Night is a parent-sponsored, non-profit event. It provides graduates with an all-night celebration full of fun yet also provides a safe and sober alternative designed to avoid the tragedies that can result from  drinking and driving. 

Since the inception of Grad Night, the organization reports that injuries and deaths related to graduations statewide have decreased significantly. This year’s alcohol-free event will take place the day after the formal graduation ceremony on Friday, June 10, 2022. 

The Grad Night Committee’s goal is to make certain that every senior is able to attend the festivities by reducing admission fees through cash contributions from business and individuals before April 25. All donations are tax deductible and can be made out to and mailed to MBHS Grad Night Committee, 2235 Atascadero Rd. Morro Bay, CA 93442. For more information or to make a donation via a credit card, send and email to mbhs.grad.night.committee@gmail.com.

Cambria Chamber Mixer April 7

The next Cambria Chamber Mixer is Thursday, April 7 in the Tin City building at 2515 Unit K, Village Lane Rd. from 5 to 7 p.m. The Scarecrow Festival Committee hosts along with SOTO’s True Earth Market and Cayucos Cellars. 

The Scarecrow Festival Committee is looking for volunteers, so if you have ever thought about helping with the festival but weren’t sure what to do, now is the time to find out.  

They are in the process of identifying the various jobs that go into putting on the event. Some are little jobs, some are supportive, some require organizational skills, some are mildly administrative, and all are very important to the success and future of the Cambria tradition. Readers interested in volunteering, the Scarecrow Festival Committee welcomes the opportunity to talk with you. 

“The Scarecrow Festival benefits all of our businesses in October and we can pay it forward with our time as volunteers,” Chamber officials said. “We can also become Friends of the Scarecrow Festival and get a Scarecrow of our very own in front of our businesses.”

For more information, go to cambriascarecrows.com/events or contact Diane Franciscovich at 831-596-9987.

Quick Pickle Kit Celebrates People With Disabilities 

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and QuickPickleKit.com DIY Pickling Kit is celebrating by providing jobs for adults with disabilities through the Achievement House. 

QuickPickleKit.com, owned by Los Osos residents Andrea Wasko (pictured in green) and Meaghan Gilbert, is offering site-wide discounts and free shipping for the month of March.  

“Our local, award-winning, women-owned small business thanks you for helping us provide jobs for adults with disabilities for over 25 years,” said Wasko.  

The company has donated a percentage of sales to The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County, UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team and the First Responders Children’s Foundation. 

Both owners are also members of the Estero Bay Community Emergency Response Team, so get your pickle on at QuickPickleKit.com and check out their products. 

Are you or a neighbor Taking Care of Business? Submit your awesome local efforts for publication here. Is your business supporting our community? Maybe you’re launching a new business, or you’re making updates to your current business model, or re-opening. Or perhaps you have a job opportunity, or have been doing some volunteer work, or are collaborating with another business or a non-profit. Or maybe you know someone who is. Fill out our online form at EsteroBayNews.com.

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