Category Archives: Biz Briefs

Free Alzheimer training for local businesses

The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo is launching a new campaign designed to make the community more “Alzheimer’s friendly.”

The company office will provide free training to local businesses to help equip employees with information and resources needed to welcome families who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.

To complete the training, employees are asked to work through an interactive, online module available at: Once the training is successfully completed, businesses will receive a window cling with the Alzheimer’s Friendly Business designation. The designation will be valid for two years.

New biz dev manager at Hunter Ranch Golf Course

Greg Amescua is the new business development manager at Hunter Ranch Golf Course.

Amescua is a decorated veteran of the Marine Corps and has held various management positions at other California golf courses.

“His golf and business background line up perfectly with his new responsibilities which include community outreach, outing sales, charity event management, serving as a liaison with the hotel and tourism community, and implementing new membership and marketing initiatives,” said management.

More about Hunter Ranch can be found at:

School bus tech wins competition

Bus technician Joshua Chaney keeps things running smoothly on the fleet of more than 36 school buses that transport students in the San Luis Coastal Unified School District.

In June, Chaney was named California’s best at the Association of School Transportation Officials bus technician competition in South Lake Tahoe. The competition included identifying parts and repairing different issues. Each component was timed and judged on accuracy.

Chaney’s story is featured in the recently released blog series called, “Class Notes,” which the district unveiled over the summer. The monthly profiles feature exceptional people, programs and departments of the district. You can find the articles on SLCUSD Superintendent Dr. Eric Prater’s blog at:

Womenade receives help from wine country

The San Luis Obispo Wine Country Association has selected San Luis Obispo County Womenade as its 2015 beneficiary of monies raised at SLO Wine Country’s “Harvest on the Coast Celebration Grand Tasting and Auction” set for noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Avila Beach Resort.

Womenade is a non-profit network that donates items, time, and money.

“We had a wonderful variety of organizations apply for funding this year for our community grant program, and we are pleased to announce Womanade as this year’s beneficiary,” said Heather Muran, executive director of the SLO Wine Country Association. “This organization stood out because of the scope of its outreach and funding that directly affect people in crisis. They provide an array of needs through referrals, with 100 percent of funds going directly to families and individuals within our community.”

South County attorney honored

Steven Singer, a longtime attorney in South SLO County, recently received the Tally Burbridge Award, as “National Footprinter of the Year,” from the International Footprint Association (IFA), a non-profit that “encourages fellowship, respect, cooperation, and helpfulness between all arms of law enforcement and others sympathetic with law enforcement.”

Singer is a charter member of local IFA California Central Coast Chapter #73. Singer has practiced law for over 30 years, sat as Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Municipal Court and lectured at various venues on the law and has sat on several community organization boards.