Business Breakfast Events

SPUR's Business Breakfast Series and Oakland Problem Solvers Series are benefits 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.

Oakland Problem Solvers Series features leadership of the departments of planning and building, economic and workforce development, and transportation. At each Problem Solving Breakfast SPUR invites business members to have a dialogue and contribute ideas to improve functions of these departments.

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 Heather Olinto, Chief Development Officer, at 415-644-4281 or holinto@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 Heather Olinto at 415-644-4281 or holinto@spur.org 
3. By mail: print out this form (pdf) and send or fax your payment.

 

Thank You to Our 2017 Catering Sponsor:

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Past Business Breakfast Events

Dec
8
Thu
Oakland

Downtown Oakland's Biggest Project Yet

Business Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
Downtown Oakland’s largest project to date proposes three acres of office, housing, and retail space for 2100 Telegraph Avenue, in the heart of the Uptown arts and entertainment district. Managing Partner at SUDA, Alan Dones, Principal at Lane Partners, Drew Haydel, and Senior Associate/Studio Director at Gensler, Manan Shah, discussed plans for large floorplate offices, retail, restaurants, and community arts and open spaces.
Dec
7
Wed
San Francisco

A New Vision for the Presidio: A Conversation with Jean Fraser

Business Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
This fall, Jean Fraser took the helm as CEO of the Presidio Trust. Fraser, a former deputy city attorney, public health executive and SPUR board member, joins the Trust with an eye toward making sure that as America becomes more diverse, the benefits of parks are available to all. Members heard about her vision for stewardship of this unique national park.
Oct
10
Mon
Oakland

More Housing On the Way for Downtown Oakland

Business Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
With so much going on in downtown Oakland it is hard to believe that we haven't seen a new tower go up – yet. Alex Waterbury, President of Lennar MultiFamily Northern California, came to SPUR to talk about plans in the works for a 33­-story, 254­-unit residential high rise community at 17th & Broadway and a 224-­unit mixed­use community at 19th & Harrison.
Sep
22
Thu
San Jose

The 49ers Foundation: A Big Win for Community

Business Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
San Francisco 49ers Vice President and Executive Director of Community Relations, Joanne Pasternack, discussed the team’s philanthropic engagement in Silicon Valley. The 49ers Foundation supports programs for underserved youth to keep them “Safe, On Track, and in School.” In 2015 it contributed $4 million to nonprofits, including City Year San Jose, the Silicon Valley Education Foundation and the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute. Since its inception in 1992, the Foundation has contributed $34.6 million to strengthen Bay Area communities.
Sep
13
Tue
San Francisco

Can We Make Our Cities Safe?

Business Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
Members joined us to hear Interim Chief of Police Toney Chaplin's plans for the San Francisco Police Department and its duty to serve and protect the city’s public realm. Chief Chaplin voiced the importance of reform in light of our civic and national conversation about police, violence and racism in America.
Jul
21
Thu
Oakland

A New Direction for the Port of Oakland

Business Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
Members heard from two of the key transportation and infrastructure leaders in the Bay Area, Chris Lytle, head of the Port of Oakland, and Bryant L. Francis, the port's new director of aviation. Lytle is leading the port through a period of change. His vision for this critical public entity will affect the region's economic sustainability for generations to come. Francis brings more than a decade of aviation management experience to Oakland. He shared his vision for continuing the growth...
Jun
14
Tue
San Francisco

SF Has 6,000 People Living on the Streets: Here's How to House Them

Business Breakfast 8:00 a.m.
Mayor Ed Lee promised to get 6,000 people off the streets during his term. Just last month, Jeff Kositsky made the commitment to achieve that goal when he was appointed director of the city's Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. Join us on June 14th as Jeff discusses his role in the newly created department dedicated to tackling the city's longtime struggle with homelessness.
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.