- Downtown Perspective
There are numerous reasons I am fortunate to have my career in Downtown SLO but one in particular stands out to me quite often. There are a lot of amazing people down here and they gladly share their wisdom with me. This month’s interview was with a woman who I admire and respect due to her success and the way she has become successful. Kannyn January is the owner of Ambiance in Downtown SLO and Paso Robles; she recently launched her latest shop named Branded, in Mill Valley. She is also the current Board President for the San Luis Obispo Downtown Association, committee chairwoman for our Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market and heavily involved in the community. To say that Kannyn is a busy woman who enjoys the success afforded by her strong work ethic and keen business sense is an understatement. For that reason I knew I had to interview her for my Downtown Perspective series. I really wanted to interview a dynamic female business owner who represents independent businesses, not only in Downtown SLO, but across America. Read More
- Downtown Foreword
Join us for the first in a series of community discussions about Downtown issues that were brought forward by our audience at the screening of the film, Urban Century America’s Return to Main Street. The Downtown Foreword will be held in the SLO Library Community Room on the evening of November 16th at 6PM. Local parking and transportation experts will start the event with a panel discussion about the science and theory that drives how we travel through a downtown environment, alternatives to cars and the advances in technology that will shape the future of transit. We will complete the evening with questions and answers from the public.
- Ho! Ho! Ho! The Search for Santa Is On!
Each year, the Downtown Association brings Santa’s House to life in beautiful Mission Plaza for visitors big and small, from near and far to enjoy! We are currently in search for a special someone with lots of cheer, a white beard and a sparkle in his eye to play the role of “Santa” this season. The position is seasonal with flexible hours.
If you or someone you know would fit the part, please contact Special Events Manager Jennifer DiSanto at Jennifer@DowntownSLO.com or call (805) 541-0286 ext.11.
Monday, October 31st
Have a FUN and SAFE Halloween in Downtown San Luis Obispo. Come trick-or-treat at participating businesses and get creative with your costumes to compete for some “wickedly” cool prizes in our Halloween Costume Contest!
Due by Friday, November 4th
Calling all clubs, organizations, bands, businesses, dance troupes and musical acts– come be a part of our annual Holiday Parade on Friday, December 2nd!
Thursday, November 10th
Downtown Association is hosting its 8th Annual Veterans Celebration at Downtown SLO Farmers’ Market Thursday, November 10th from 6 – 9 PM. Support the area’s 25,000-plus veterans and honor those serving and those no longer with us.