Business Breakfasts

 

A benefit of business membership, SPUR's Business Breakfast Series features talks by prominent business and civic leaders, political insiders and cultural luminaries. Each Business Breakfast features a light continental breakfast, followed by casual dialogue and a Q&A session.

Please note: These events are by invite only. Invitations to SPUR business members go out primarily by email. (Please make sure we have your current email address.)

Sponsorship Opportunities:  To inquire about opportunities to host or sponsor a breakfast, please contact Vanessa Bilanceri, Corporate Relations Manager, at 415-644-4882 or vbilanceri@spur.org.


 

Three Ways Your Business Can Join or Renew

1. Online: sign up online and pay by credit card.
2. Talk to us: contact Vanessa Bilanceri at 415-644-4882 or vbilanceri@spur.org.
3. By mail: print out this form (pdf) and send or fax your payment.

 
 

Thank You to Our 2016 Catering Sponsor

Past Sponsors

  

     

 

 

 



 

Past Business Breakfast Events

Jun
1
Wed
San Jose

San Jose: What’s Next for Downtown and District 3

Business Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
Following an 8-year career with the San Jose Police Department, Councilmember Raul Peralez was elected to represent San Jose City Council's District 3. Peralez is committed to restoring the police department and improving public safety. Peralez has jumped right in, prioritizing the economic vitality of downtown, addressing homelessness, planning for Diridon Station's future as a transit mecca, and working to rebuild the strained relationships between the city's leaders, public employees, and community. Join us as Peralez reflects on his first...
Apr
28
Thu
San Francisco

Institutions, Innovation, and Inequity in the Bay Area and Beyond – Edelman’s 2016 Trust Barometer

Business Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
A keen understanding of the factors driving income inequality and institutional distrust are essential to leadership in a divided world. Join Ravi Moorthy, Managing Director of Edelman’s Bay Area Corporate & Public Affairs team as he presents the results of Edelman’s 2016 Trust Barometer and explores the widening trust gap between the elite and mass populations, and what it means for those who work, innovate and create policy in Northern California.
Apr
21
Thu
Oakland

A Vision for Tackling Oakland’s Housing Crisis

Business Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
In response to growing concerns about housing affordability, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has unveiled a plan to protect 17,000 existing affordable homes and apartments and build at least 17,000 new ones over the next eight years. Join Assistant City Administrator, Claudia Cappio for a discussion of the proactive solutions Oakland is proposing to meet its housing challenges head on.
Mar
24
Thu
San Jose

Disrupting Transportation in Silicon Valley

Business Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
In Silicon Valley, traffic has never been worse, transit never more crowded. Join us as Nuria Fernandez, head of the Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority, speaks to the challenges and opportunities of moving people in, around and through the valley—and shares VTA’s visions for tackling those changes.
Feb
18
Thu
San Francisco

Annual Political Update 2016: Phil Matier and Andy Ross

Business Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
Phil Matier and Andy Ross join us for their annual update on all things political in San Francisco and beyond. How are the results of the recent elections playing out across the Bay Area? What big political forces will shape 2016? Join us for a great conversation, but don't come empty handed--Matier and Ross will talk until our questions run out.
Jan
27
Wed
Oakland

Tools for Urban Economic Development: EIFDs Explained

Business Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
In the wake of the dissolution of redevelopment agencies around California, developers and others have searched for creative ways to finance affordable housing and other economic development investments. Join SPUR for a deeper look at Enhanced Infrastructure Finance Districts (EIFDs) and learn how this tool could shape private and public investments in Oakland and elsewhere. We will hear from Joshua Simon, Executive Director of the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC), who stitched together the patchwork quilt of financing...
Nov
6
Fri
San Jose

Mayor Sam Liccardo: What's next, San Jose?

Business Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
The Mayor’s First Year: San Jose is on the move with explosive growth at levels not seen in over a decade. Looking forward, it is projecting to add nearly half a million people and jobs in the next 30 years. What lies ahead for California's 3rd largest city? Join Mayor Sam Liccardo as he reflects on his first year in office and provides our audience with an exclusive look at his urban agenda for 2016 and beyond.
Oct
14
Wed
Oakland

Planning Oakland's future: the short-term vs. the long-term

Business Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Downtown Oakland is experiencing a renaissance and is poised to take on a larger role in the region. The future is not guaranteed, however, and downtown still faces a number of key challenges. We believe that the best path forward is to plan for growth — and to shape that growth to make downtown Oakland a great place that provides benefits to all. Join us as Oakland Planning Director Rachel Flynn and Lane Partners Principal Drew Haydel talk about their...
Oct
14
Wed
San Jose

What's the best case scenario for the future of downtown San Jose (and what's the worst case)?

Business Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Mike Kim of Simeon Properties, Mark Ritchie of Ritchie Commercial and Lydia Tan of Bentall Kennedy will bring their residential, broker and investor perspectives to the table for this provocative discussion on the future of downtown. What's the state of the market in downtown San Jose today? What will it take to spark a new commercial building here? How long until major planned projects — such as the Diridon Station Plan, urban villages, and BART to downtown — impact development...
Sep
30
Wed
San Francisco

San Francisco's Billion Dollar Unicorns: Have They Changed the Commercial Real Estate World Forever?

Business Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Are billion-dollar tech start-ups driving our current commercial real estate boom? Has the success of these " unicorns " changed the fundamentals of San Francisco’s real estate market forever? Join SPUR in conversation with Dan Cressman, executive managing director with NGKF Capital Markets in San Francisco, to find out. Specializing in the sale of more than $3.5 billion of commercial properties in downtown San Francisco over the past 30 years, Mr. Cressman has been instrumental in representing both domestic and...