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
12
Wed
San Francisco

What's Next for Oakland?

Business Breakfast
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Deanna Santana joins the Business Breakfast series with an exclusive look into Oakland's current municipal successes and challenges. With just over two years as the city's administrator under her belt, Santana will talk about guiding one of the Bay Area's political powerhouses through shifts in budgetary stability and recent leadership changes in education and law enforcement.
Mar
26
Tue
San Francisco

On the Bay: A Discussion with Zachary Wasserman and Larry Goldzband

Business Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Since 1965 the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) has helped to ensure that the San Francisco Bay’s economic power is responsibly harnessed to benefit the cities that surround it. In 2012, Governor Brown appointed two new leads to head the agency responsible for both the protection and development of land in and around the bay: Larry Goldzband as executive director and Zachary Wasserman as chair. Join both for a discussion of the future of the bay, what lies ahead...
Jan
30
Wed
San Francisco

Matier + Ross: A Political Update for 2013

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 a new group of elected officials and our regional economic mini-boom well underway, what will the next year hold for the city and region? Matier and Ross weigh in with their predictions for 2013.
Nov
8
Thu
San Francisco

Ed Harrington: Closing Thoughts

Business Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
With nearly 2,300 employees, an annual operating budget of over $700 million and nearly $10 billion in current and upcoming capital projects, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) provides water and wastewater services to San Francisco, wholesale water to three Bay Area counties and hydroelectric and solar power for all city services. Join Ed Harrington, former SFPUC general manager and controller of the City and County of San Francisco, for a look back at his 28 years of public...
Oct
17
Wed
San Francisco

City College’s Moment of Truth

Business Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Founded in 1935, City College of San Francisco (CCSF) serves nearly 100,000 students and employs nearly 2,000 faculty at nine campuses and more than 100 locations. In July, CCSF received a harsh report from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, potentially jeopardizing the college’s accreditation; CCSF has until October 15 to devise a plan to address critical deficiencies. At the same time, its trustees are asking voters to approve a parcel tax to help alleviate state budget cuts...
Sep
18
Tue
San Francisco

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: What it means for the Bay Area

Business Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
In 2009 President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, an $800 billion stimulus package, with the purpose of stimulating the national economy and providing long-overdue improvements to infrastructure, including rail transit. Join award-winning author and senior national correspondent for Time magazine Michael Grunwald, author of The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era , for his observations on the Recovery Act and the resulting investments in infrastructure, clean energy and other...
Aug
21
Tue
San Francisco

Moscone Center Expansion: What will it mean for San Francisco?

Business Breakfast
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
On the heels of a successful $56 million renovation, plans for an expansion to the Moscone Center are under way. Part of a 25-year master plan, the project will be financed by a public-private partnership with a proposed Moscone Expansion District serving as the private portion. The expansion will include additional exhibit and meeting space, as well as upgrades to the streetscape and urban design of the area. Join us as San Francisco Travel President and CEO Joe D’Alessandro provides...
Jun
27
Wed
San Francisco

The Future of Bay Area Rapid Transit: BART General Manager Grace Crunican

Business Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Since 1972, BART has been the Bay Area’s regional rail workhorse, transporting more than 365,000 passengers each day. Today, BART is in the midst of replacing its cars for the first time since the system opened, while also constructing a major extension to San Jose. Join us as BART General Manager Grace Crunican addresses BART’s plans to acquire 775 new rail cars for an estimated $1.5 billion, the various BART extensions and a “BART metro” concept that seeks to increase...
May
29
Tue
San Francisco

Nuts and Bolts: City Administrator Naomi Kelly

Business Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
San Francisco’s city administrator oversees 20 city departments and nearly one in 10 city employees. From emergency preparedness to clean streets, and from contracting and procurement to managing the city’s capital investment plan, the city administrator is charged with managing some of the most critical programs and services. Join us as we welcome Naomi M. Kelly, the city’s first woman and first African American in this position, for a conversation about her priorities for San Francisco.
Apr
4
Wed
San Francisco

Is There Hope for the Economy?

Business Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
What lies ahead for the nation’s economy? San Francisco’s well-being — and our jobs, housing and lifestyles — depends on the strength of the U.S. recovery. Join Dr. John C. Williams, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, as he discusses the state of the nation’s economy and what the Federal Reserve is doing to boost employment and keep prices stable.