Business Member Events

Learn about the most pertinent issues in public policy and urban planning and contribute to the discussions that will shape the future of the region.


As a SPUR business member, you will receive invitations to attend our curated Business Breakfast series of events with influential speakers from across the region.

Talk to us about how you can access invitation-only events such as Problem-Solver Breakfasts, Urban Infrastructure Council, Civic Tech Council and Urban Catalyst Team. 

Two ways your business can join or renew

1.Online: sign up online and pay by credit card.
2. Talk to us: contact Anna Nicholls at 415-644-4882 or anicholls@spur.org.

JOIN OR RENEW


Sponsorship
To inquire about opportunities to host or sponsor a breakfast, please contact Anna Nicholls, Director of Corporate Philanthropy, at 415-644-4882 or anicholls@spur.org.

Upcoming and Past Events

Nov
19
Tue
Oakland

Redefining community engagement for tech

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. 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...
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
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...
Oct
17
Thu
San Jose

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...
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...
May
21
Tue
San Francisco

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...
May
14
Tue
San Jose

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...
Feb
27
Wed
Oakland

Downtown Oakland Preliminary Draft Plan

Business Member Event
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
After years of work, and much community input, the City of Oakland has released a preliminary draft of the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan. The draft plan describes transformative ideas and recommendations that connect the community’s goals to potential strategic actions. Our report A Downtown for Everyone: Shaping the Future of Downtown Oakland laid out our vision for the future of downtown, and we are gratified to see a significant number of our big ideas reflected in this preliminary draft. But...
Feb
6
Wed
Oakland

Transit Oriented Development In The East Bay

Business Member Event
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Over the past several years, development proposals have started to mirror growing public demand for concentrated development near transit and they have provided a greater range of community benefits. With the passage of state Assembly Bill 2923, BART can now more easily develop housing on the parking lots it owns near stations. The Unity Council invites SPUR business members in exploring the challenges and opportunities that cities, developers and transit agencies face as they build transit-oriented developments at BART stations...
Jan
17
Thu
San Jose

Early Urbanists

Business Member Event
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
2019 is set to be a momentous year for San Jose, ushering in a new wave of development and city-building opportunities. To help inspire our collective big thinking, please join SPUR in a reflection with two visionary leaders - Lew Wolff and Tom McEnery - who were instrumental in transforming San Jose’s city center and have valuable lessons to share as we enter a new period of significant transformation. Moderated by Ben Mankiewicz, TCM Primetime Host Studio 724 (724 S...