San Miguel Business Forum

posted Oct 6, 2011, 12:16 AM by Laverne Buckman   [ updated Oct 10, 2011, 8:40 AM ]

San Miguel Business Forum photos
Rotating photos from the last San Miguel Business Forum

Have you thought about opening your own business or expanding an existing one? Come find out why San Miguel is the place to successfully operate your business at the San Miguel Business Forum. The Forum will be Friday, April 23rd from 10 am to 3 pm at the beautiful new Mission Parish Hall Center.
The objective is to showcase San Miguel businesses as well as to invite new businesses to join the "movers and shakers" working to revitalize downtown San Miguel. 
A special program is lined up to give business owners resources and information regarding projects in and around San Miguel:

  • District One Supervisor Frank Mecham will open with county process and projects
  • Father Larry from Mission San Miguel will give an update on the Mission restoration project
  • Brett Butterfield will present plans for thedowntown mixed use development
  • Colonel Barbara Nuismer will give information about Camp Roberts
  • Kelly Work from the Work Ranch will talk about Agritourism
  • Sara Celedon will introduce the proposed San Miguel Chamber of Commerce
  • Sandra Dimond will provide information to start aFarmer’s Market.
The Healthy Hornets from Lillian Larsen School will present their "Rethink Your Drink" project.
Bring your business card to be entered into a FREE drawing for some great prizes donated by the exhibitors. There will be networking and refreshments. Attendance is FREE!
San Miguel businesses can get registration details at*this link.  For more information contact event coordinator Gwen Severson at 805-591-5208. Sponsored by the San Miguel Resource Connection and Heritage Oaks Bank with community grant funds from PG&E.

After the Business Forum drop by the Benefit BBQ by the 5th grade class at Lillian Larsen School to raise funds for their annual Rancho El Chorro trip from 4:00 to 6:30 pm. Dine in or take out dinner is $8.00 which includes ¼ BBQ chicken with all the fixings.

Sagebrush Days Festivities All Day Long!

Parade entry by San Miguel Flouring Mill
An antique truck from the San Miguel Flouring Mill rolls along last year's parade route

The 22nd Annual Sagebrush Days Parade is Saturday, April 24th at *10:00 am. Please note the change in the parade start time!
Parade entries include fire engines, military vehicles, classic cars, horses and antique equipment. The brand new San Miguel Fire truck will  make its debut at the parade.!
Help make this parade the best ever by strutting your stuff as a parade entry or coming to cheer for those in the parade! *Click here for a flyer. *Click here for an entry form or pick one up at the San Miguel CSD office or call Kathleen at 805-857-2551.
A western theme Peddlers' Fair will be held from 8 am to 4 pm peddling wares from craftsmen, artists, antique dealers, rock hounds, quilters, with flea market and farmers' market type booths. To host a booth *click here or contact Mike at 805-712-9120.
The San Miguel Volunteer Firefighters are teaming up with Mission Burger & Coffee Station to host a BBQ in front of the restaurant (across from the fire station) after the parade. BBQ tri-tip sandwiches with a side salad will be sold for $6.00.
The Elkhorn Bar is hosting a FREE dance to live music between 2:00 and 6:00 pm. with Susan Chumley and her band.  The Elkhorn is offering drink specials and giveaways.
The Elkhorn is the oldest saloon in SLO County, established in 1853!
The Ranch Restaurant & Honkey Tonk will end the day’s festivities with their Live Concert by Terri Nunn & Berlin starting at 8 pm.  You must be 21 or older to attend. Presale tickets are $25. Get tickets online at:
The parade is sponsored by a joint effort of civic groups including the San Miguel Resource Connection, San Miguel Lions Club, San Miguel Volunteer Firefighters, San Miguel CSD, and Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West.
See photos from last years parade.

New Management
for Mission Pizza

Mission Pizza
Mission Pizza in San Miguel
Mission Pizza in San Miguel is under new management offering a family friendly atmosphere. Their new menu offers appetizers, salads, a variety of pizzas, sandwiches, dessert, a soda fountain, and beer on tap. Family Specials are offered on Sundays.
Mission Pizza delivers for just $2 bucks within the town of San Miguel and to Camp Roberts with a $20 minimum order.
Mission Pizza is open:
Sunday - Thursday from 11 am to 9 pm
Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 10 pm

Dine in their cozy restaurant at 1425 Mission St. or call to order at 805-467-2300 or 805-467-2330.

Lion Club Speech Contest

San Miguel Lions Club contest
Speech contestants are pictured with the judging panel - photo courtesy of Mike Sanders
The San Miguel Lions held their annual Student Debate/Speech Contest on February 18th. Students gave their speech before a panel of judges on the assigned theme, "Universal Health Care - How Will It Affect Us?" Judges were Douglas Moore, DDS and teachers, Eileen Rogers, and Tom and Susan Apkarian.
Anthony Kalvans won the speech contest for a prize of $75. Navil Ayon and Marci Santos each were awarded $50. Anthony is a Junior at Paso Robles High School. He will compete at the Zone Speaker's Contest in Templeton on March 4th.
Guest were treated to an excellent meal prior to the speeches. -submitted by Lynne Schmitz

San Miguel Firefighter
of the Year

Firefighter of the year
Ken Smith is flanked by Dale Hamblin and Firechief Snow -photo courtesy of Paso Robles Press
The San Miguel Community Services District [CSD] Board of Directors recently adopted resolutions honoring two of the community's volunteer firefighters.
The resolutions, adopted during the board's regular meeting held on Thursday, Jan. 28, honored San Miguel Fire Apparatus Engineer Kenneth Smith as firefighter of the year for 2009 and volunteer firefighter Gilbert Celedon for meritorious action while off duty at a traffic collision encountered while he was going to work.
Firefighter award
Gilbert Celedon holds his award between Dale Hamblin and Firechief Snow -photo courtesy of Paso Robles Press
According to a media release, Celedon took quick action by crawling into a vehicle and established an airway on a trapped victim and continued to provide aid until the arrival of paramedics and other firefighters. The Board also welcomed three new volunteer firefighters to the District and the Fire Department. - Paso Robles Press Staff report