2017 Citizen of the Year Nominations


There are watchers. There are doers. There are some who are more than just doers. They contribute profoundly to their community, year after year. Sometimes, these are people not widely known so, the Los Osos/Baywood Park Chamber of Commerce sends out a request each year to find them. Nominations for the Citizen of the Year, 2017 are currently being accepted by the Chamber! This deserving person does not have to be a Chamber member.

The nominee should be a person who gives outstanding service and dedication to the community and who is involved in more than one community effort, such as business, service organizations, church, schools, environment, politics, or charities. They must live, work, or own a business in Los Osos/Baywood Park.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, December 8, 2017. The “2017 Citizen of the Year” will be honored at the Annual Community Dinner & Installation on January 19, 2017.

IF YOU KNOW OF A DESERVING PERSON, fill out the online form or download the 2017 Nomination Form pdf

Nomination forms are also available at the Chamber of Commerce Office & Visitors Center.


Citizen of the Year

  • Enter the nominee(s) name.
  • Please fill out why your nominee should be considered.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf.
November 7, 2017 |

October 2017 Business of the Month – SLO Roasted Coffee


SLO Roasted Coffee was started in 1984 by founder, Norman Galloway, and his wife, Gail. Thirty one years later the company is owned by the second generation of coffee entrepreneurs, daughter, Julie, and son, Chris. With the foundation of service and quality they have held true to the values their father created. With the third generation in training they continue to providing quality coffee at an affordable price. That is why at SLO Roasted Coffee they say “Don’t Just Drink Coffee Enjoy it!”

October 21, 2017 |

Festival de Osos – Bear Festival 2017


The second annual Festival de Osos (Bear Festival) will celebrate the history of our community’s origins as La Canada de Osos. A community wide event  that celebrates the arts, community and local business. Community artists, creative professionals, students, organizations and local businesses will be invited to create custom bears to be displayed throughout Los Osos/Baywood Park from October 20th through November 25th.



October 2, 2017 |

September 2017 Business of the Month – Los Osos Auto Body


Los Osos Auto Body Inc. or Robertson’s, as many know it, opened its doors in 1985 as a family business. Today that small family business has grown but has not lost its small town roots. They will gladly take the time to polish off a little scratch or go to bat for you with the big insurance companies. With employees that have been with them since they opened their doors, free loaner cars and four generations of the Robertson’s in house this is the definition of a caring family business.


September 20, 2017 |

August 2017 Business of the Month – Grocery Outlet Los Osos


Thank you again to the Los Osos/Baywood Park Chamber of Commerce – for choosing Los Osos Grocery Outlet as your Business of the Month August 2017!

We have been meeting lots of our neighboring residents. Coupons in local advertisements such as Bay News and Local Flavor help with our introductions, our customer service and valued products seem to keep them visiting often.

We are thankful to the community response to our own little programs: Honorary savings cards for active & retired military families & veterans, win what you save (2 winners drawn a month), school rebate cards (we meet our neighbors, neighbors get groceries, and card carrying for selected schools get 5% of total sales earned back to their school). And then there is our big company wide food drive that happens the month of July. Independence from Hunger. As a family of grocers, all sister stores participate in collecting food, and monetary donations for our local food pantries. Together Grocery Outlet Inc. has raised over 1 million dollars this July! We were proud to be one of the newer additions to help that drive.

September 5, 2017 |

WANTED – Chamber Advertising Sales Rep


The Los Osos/Baywood Park Chamber of Commerce is looking for a part-time (flexible schedule) Advertising Sales Rep for securing ad sales for the Chamber website, weekly e-blast sponsors, e-newsletter both ads and flyer inserts.


  • Contact and sell Chamber advertising to Chamber member businesses and organizations.
  • Schedule appointments and personal visits with prospective advertisers.
  • Close sales during on-site visits or through follow-up phone calls/visits and email correspondence.
  • Understand the specifications of producing both digital and print advertising.
  • Coordinate with the Executive Director on design and placement requests.
  • Have knowledge of all Chamber benefits.
  • Use statistics to pitch benefits of Chamber advertising to members.
  • Handle incoming inquiries to buy ad space.
  • Achieve budgeted revenue goals.
  • Represent the Chamber in a professional manner.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in sales & comfortable in making cold calls.
  • Good organization and time management skills.
  • Outgoing personality.
  • Persuasive ability.
  • Self-starter with a professional appearance.

Compensation based on commission.  Send a resume to

August 16, 2017 |

County Adopts $592.3 Million Balanced Budget for FY 2017-18


The County of San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors adopted a $592.3 million budget for fiscal year (FY) 2017-18 on Tuesday.

The $592.3 million budget is about a 3 percent growth over the current fiscal year. The budget prioritizes funding that allows the County to meet legal mandates and debt service requirements, strengthen public safety, and improve roads. It also includes funding to manage groundwater basins, continue the 50Now program to house and serve chronically homeless individuals, regulate medical and recreational cannabis, and fund parks projects in the south county.

The budget also incorporates funds distributed to local nonprofits as well as funds related to groundwater management, commercial cannabis cultivation regulations and enforcement, and affordable housing programs.

“The budget is the most important document we produce, as it outlines the County’s financial plan for the upcoming fiscal year and is intended to communicate and implement Board policy related to County operations,” said County Budget Director Emily Jackson.

The people of San Luis Obispo County had an opportunity to weigh in on the budget recommendations during public budget hearings on June 12 and 14.

The County government publishes its award-winning budget document every year, attempting to strike an appropriate balance between financial detail and discussion of bigger picture issues, Jackson said. Each year, the document is intended to inform meaningful discussion about resource allocation decisions among the public, the Board of Supervisors, and staff.

For more information, visit

June 22, 2017 |
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