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

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Past Business Breakfast Events

Aug
11
Tue
San Francisco

The Resilient Future

Business Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Getting our business community, governments and cities ready to survive the next disaster Featuring a conversation on the resilience of cities' economic and infrastructure lifelines in the face of a disaster. Panelists will include SF City Administrator Naomi Kelly, SF Chief Resilience Officer Patrick Otellini , and policy expert Laurie A. Johnson AICP. They will discuss how we prepare for the significant investments we will need to make in a post-disaster scenario. What are the predictions and plans we can...
May
20
Wed
San Francisco

Sam Mogannam of Bi-Rite Market: Community Oriented Business

Business Breakfast 2:30 p.m.
With a dollar per square foot revenue that accedes grocers around the country, Bi-Rite has become a model for what an urban market can be. Bi-Rite owner Sam Mogannam talks about how the company continues to stay successful in a competitive environment while staying an engaged community business within the context of a rapidly changing city.
May
20
Wed
San Francisco

Sam Mogannam: Founder, Bi-Rite Market

Business Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
With a dollar per square foot revenue that accedes grocers around the country, Bi-Rite has become a model for what an urban market can be. Bi-Rite owner Sam Mogannam talks about how the company continues to stay successful in a competitive environment while staying an engaged community business within the context of a rapidly changing city.
Apr
9
Thu
San Francisco

Ken Rosen: Economic & Real Estate Market Outlook

Business Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Ken Rosen is Chair of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and will present his economic and real estate market outlook for San Francisco and how its market reflects the greater region, as well as the country.
Jan
28
Wed
San Francisco

Matier + Ross: A Political Update for 2015

Business Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Phil Matier and Andy Ross of the San Francisco Chronicle share their thoughts on the rapidly changing political landscape in San Francisco. With our continuing economic boom and changes in the political landscape across the Bay Area, what will the year ahead hold for the city and region? Matier and Ross weigh in with their predictions for 2015.
Dec
3
Wed
San FranciscoSan Jose

Forecasting the Future: Wells Fargo Senior Economist Mark Vitner

Business Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
2014 was in incredibly strong year for the Bay Area, with numerous publications ranking the region as the top market for commercial real estate investment, while job and income growth continue to outpace the nation. However, an ever-tightening housing market and national trends may impact the boom. Join Mark Vitn er, managing director and senior economist at Wells Fargo , for a commentary on the Bay Area's economic future.
Oct
29
Wed
San Francisco

Science and Sustainability: California Academy of Sciences ED Dr. Jonathan Foley

Business Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Dr. Jonathan Foley has dedicated much of his career to understanding how to feed 9 billion people while minimizing environmental destruction. In his new role as Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences he takes a broad look at the most urgent threats facing Earth's organisms and ecosystems. Join him as he shares his thoughts on how museums and the private sector can partner to protect our planet’s fragile biosphere for generations to come.
Oct
27
Mon
San Jose

Patenting Innovation in the South Bay: USPTO San Jose Director John Cabeca

Business Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
Silicon Valley has long acted as the nation's top innovation incubator, with 1 in 8 registered patents originating from the region. The opening of a new United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in San Jose in early 2015 points to the South Bay continuing to be a hotbed of world-changing ideas far into the future. Join the USPTO's director, John Cabeca , for a conversation about how the new office will help spur the regional economy by continuing to inspire innovation.
Aug
20
Wed
San Francisco

Connecting the State at High Speed: CAHSR CEO Jeff Morales

Business Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Once completed, California's high-speed rail system will create a transportation backbone for the state, connecting Sacramento to San Diego and up to 24 stations in between. The project will also spur the modernization of rail statewide. Join Jeff Morales , CEO of the California High Speed Rail Authority, for a discussion of the necessary steps still ahead for getting tracks laid and trains running.
Jul
24
Thu
San Jose

Planning San Jose: San Jose Planning Director Harry Freitas

Business Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
A civil servant since 1990, Harry Freitas recently moved into his new role as director of the City of San Jose 's Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Department. Join us for a discussion of challenges and opportunities as San Jose seizes a moment of rapid growth and change in the South Bay.