Business Member Events

Join our discussions on public policy and urban planning issues shaping the future of the region.

SPUR is supported by more than 450 businesses, government agencies and community organizations who are committed to our mission. As a SPUR business member, you will receive invitations to attend exclusive events with influential speakers from across the region. 

These events are exclusively for SPUR business members. Please contact Amanda Fasenmyer, Director of Corporate Philanthropy, at afasenmyer@spur.org for information on how your organization can get involved and support our work.

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Upcoming and Past Events

May
28
Thu
San Francisco + San José + Oakland

How Coronavirus is Changing the Aviation Industry

Business Member Event
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
What: SPUR Digital Series When: Thursday, May 28th, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Where: Join us Virtually (RSVP via Eventbrite) This event is exclusively for SPUR business members and is free to attend. Please contact Amanda Fasenmyer, Director of Corporate Philanthropy, at afasenmyer@spur.org for information on how your organization can get involved and support our work. Webinar link will be sent to registered attendees on Wednesday May 27th. Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Bay Area’s airports were thriving with expansion plans...
May
18
Mon
San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Virtual Fireside Chat with Carl Guardino

Business Member Event
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
What: SPUR Virtual Fireside Chat When: Monday, May 18th, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Where: Join us Virtually (RSVP via Eventbrite) This event is exclusively for SPUR business members and is free to attend. Please contact Amanda Fasenmyer, Director of Corporate Philanthropy, at afasenmyer@spur.org for information on how your organization can get involved and support our work. Webinar link will be sent to registered attendees on Monday May 18th at 1pm. Solving transit, housing and even turkey trotting across Silicon Valley,...
May
14
Thu
San Francisco + San José + Oakland

Recovering from the Pandemic

Business Member Event
8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
What: SPUR Digital Series When: Thursday, May 14th, 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Where: Join us Virtually (RSVP via Eventbrite) This event is exclusively for SPUR business members and is free to attend. Please contact Amanda Fasenmyer, Director of Corporate Philanthropy, at afasenmyer@spur.org for information on how your organization can get involved and support our work. Webinar link will be sent to registered attendees on Wednesday May 13th. Supporting Business Recovery in Response to COVID-19 Since the first Shelter-in-Place (SIP) orders...
Feb
7
Fri
San Francisco

The End of Real Estate Development As We Know It

Business Member Event
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
What: SPUR Business Breakfast Topic: The End of Real Estate Development As We Know It Speaker: William Murray, Co-Founder, Wordsearch Place The world is changing rapidly, and with it our expectations of how places function, of whom they are for and why we spend time in them. Traditional development and design practices are organized to deliver bricks and mortar, not places, experiences, or customer-focused products. As the world's wants and needs change and as increasing density and height become inevitable,...
Dec
4
Wed
San Francisco

'FASTER' Bay Area

Business Member Event
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
The Bay Area’s transportation system was ahead of its time when it was first built, but regional improvements have not kept pace with increased rider demand over the past 50 years. With 27 different operators across 9 counties, our system has become fragmented and confusing, and leaves driving as the only option for many commuters - leading to congested roads and lives dominated by traffic. The need for a regional, seamless transit network is greater than ever. FASTER Bay Area...
Nov
19
Tue
Oakland

Redefining Community Engagement for Tech

Business Member Event
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Over the past several years, the tech sector has transformed San Francisco, creating enormous economic growth but also serious challenges for the city and the Bay Area. As companies make their way across the bay, there is an opportunity to positively shift tech's engagement with the community, deepening the relationship with stakeholders across Oakland. Join SPUR to hear from Square, TechEquity, EBHO and the City of Oakland as we explore some of the new approaches to community engagement that tech...
Oct
29
Tue
Oakland

How Oakland is Responding to Opportunity Zones

Business Member Event
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
This event is for SPUR business members. Please RSVP here to reserve your seat. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 established Opportunity Zones to accelerate investment in specified United States census tracts through tax incentives. 30 of the 8,700 designated Opportunity Zones are in Oakland, which the city hopes to use to advance equitable economic development in previously ignored neighborhoods. What plans do investors already have for Oakland and how can the city potentially benefit from the infusion...
Oct
17
Thu
San José

Bracing ourselves for the next big one

Business Member Event
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
When the next earthquake comes, will you, your business and your community be prepared? In response to the Ridgecrest Earthquake earlier this summer, SPUR will take a look at how our business members can be prepared. In recognition of earthquake preparedness month, join us and Wayne Kalayjian as we dive into risk mitigation. Where might you, your building or the community be lacking protection? How will a warning system either hinder or empower our community during the seconds before a...
Oct
17
Thu
Oakland

An update from the Oakland A's

Business Member Event
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
The Oakland A's have announced their vision to build a privately financed ballpark at Howard Terminal. The project includes major housing, office space and retail development. They have also announced their intention to redevelop their existing site at the Coliseum to include a park, community space and mixed uses. Join SPUR's Oakland Director, Robert Ogilvie, in conversation with the Oakland A's Managing Director of Real Estate, Lydia Tan, on the team’s plan to relocate to Howard Terminal. What: Business Breakfast...
Jun
14
Fri
Oakland

Meet SPUR’s new President and CEO, Alicia John-Baptiste

Business Member Event
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
SPUR’s executive board recently selected Alicia John-Baptiste to serve as the organization's next president and CEO. Before joining SPUR as deputy director in 2015, Alicia spent 16 years at the City of San Francisco, serving as chief of staff for the Planning Department and later the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Please join us to hear about Alicia’s vision for the future and how she intends to build on the incredible impact SPUR has had in its 109-year history. Attendees...