Atascadero, Calif. – February 6, 2023: Last weekend, the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce hosted Senator John Laird, Assembly member Dawn Addis, and the Atascadero, Cayucos, Los Osos/Baywood Park, Morro Bay, South County, Pismo Beach, and South County Chambers of Commerce. The regional chamber leaders met with the state representatives to share the challenges facing businesses in each of their communities, and to get an update on the ongoing work related to the recent floods and storm recovery.

“The opportunity for the local chamber leaders to gather with our legislative leaders was invaluable and such a benefit to me personally, for my team, and for our chamber,” shared Jeanette Vierra, Pismo Beach Chamber President.

Josh Cross, Atascadero Chamber President/CEO, and Raechelle Bowlay, Atascadero Chamber Board member, attended a roundtable meeting with Laird and Addis during which the state representatives shared information about their recent tour to observe storm damage on the central coast.

According to Cross, “If you are a business owner or resident who needs help recovering from the recent storms, I encourage you to visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Center at the SLO Vets Hall. Representatives from various organizations will be onsite to help with recovery and financial assistance.”

The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is open from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday through Sunday. County Services such as Behavioral Health, Planning and Building, and Social Services will be available at the Disaster Recovery Center on weekdays from 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and on the weekend from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

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In The Photo Above (left to right):

Jim Dantona, San Luis Obispo Chamber President; Cherise Hansson, Morro Bay Chamber Board Vice Chair; Jeanette Vierra, Pismo Beach President; Raechelle Bowlay, Atascadero Chamber Incoming Board Chair, Senator John Laird; Lori Stone, Cayucos Chamber Board President; Assemblymember Dawn Addis; Kathy McCorry, South County Chamber CEO; Tom Cross, Los Osos Chamber; Josh Cross, Atascadero Chamber CEO; and Erica Crawford, Morro Bay Chamber CEO


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CONTACT: Dawn Smith, Director of Communications
Atascadero Chamber of Commerce
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