There are just three days left to submit nominations for The Tribune’s annual Top 20 under 40 competition celebrating San Luis Obispo County’s best and brightest young leaders.
Nominations are being accepted online at www.sanluisobispo.com through Monday. Click on “Twenty under Forty,” and be prepared to provide background information and specific accomplishments of the nominee.
The award, now in its seventh year, honors 20 women and men younger than age 40 who are leaders in their professions and communities. To be eligible, nominees must live and work in the county year-round, be 39 or younger on Jan. 1, and demonstrate a strong commitment to community service.
Common characteristics in past years’ winners include pride in community, dedication to their craft and determination to succeed.
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“We’re seeking individuals who are making a difference in their communities through their leadership, vision and commitment in both their work and volunteer activities,” said Executive Editor Sandra Duerr.
A panel of judges from the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation will evaluate the candidates. Only one nomination per person will be accepted.
Winners will be chosen in December, and short biographies of each will be published in The Tribune in January.
Previous winners have represented a diverse group of young talent and have been involved in finance, law, health care, education, business, local government and nonprofit organizations.
— The Tribune staff
The SESLOC Federal Credit Union board of directors has tapped Geri LaChance to succeed President/Chief Executive Officer Bertha Foxford, who will retire in November after 48 years with SESLOC.
LaChance, who will assume the role in December, has more than 23 years’ credit union experience. She served most recently as chief operating officer at the $1.1 billion North Island Credit Union in San Diego County, which serves 90,000 members through 10 branches.
LaChance earned a B.B.A. in business economics and an M.B.A. in marketing from the University of San Diego, and a master’s certificate in finance from the University of Maryland.
— Stacy Daniel
A local consignment shop got a taste of fame Thursday when a television crew from celebrity chef Rachael Ray’s daytime talk show shot an episode there.
Back On the Racks, a consignment shop in Atascadero, was the backdrop for the show’s 200th makeover.
The upcoming episode will air at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, on KKFX.
— Stacy Daniel