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Carmel & Naccasha sponsor Cal Poly CIE event.
Entrepreneurship in the Rise of New Media

Carmel & Naccasha was proud to be the event sponsor for a panel discussion at the Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) titled Get Connected: Entrepreneurship in the Rise of New Media.

The panel was moderated by Jonathan York, Interim Executive Director and Co-founder of the Cal Poly CIE.

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C&N at PRWCA event

Had a great time with our friends out at the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance luncheon. The Alliance has made vast strides in promoting Paso Robles wine country; last year they focused efforts in Texas and next year they are focusing on Florida. Encompassing 614,000 acres, Paso Robles American Viticultural Area (AVA) is recognized and respected as one of the great wine regions of the world, and continues to affect all aspects of our community. For some wine country fun, look out for their upcoming events linked here https://pasowine.com/events/.

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Another Carmel & Naccasha Win

The local San Luis Obispo paper, The Tribune, featured a nice write up on a recent case handled by Mike McMahon and our litigation team.

Read the article here.

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Paso Rotary Winemakers’ Cookoff

We are happy to once again be a sponsor of the Paso Robles Rotary Winemakers’ Cookoff. This is a really fun event and should be on your calendar every year.

The Paso Robles Rotary brings top winemakers together to compete to see who is the best chef.

The 18th Annual Winemakers’ Cookoff will be held Aug. 13, 2016, from 6-9 p.m. at the Paso Robles Event Center. See their website for tickets and more information.

And we’ll see you there!

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To Offer Sabbaticals or Not to Offer Sabbaticals… And if I Do, Should I Pay?

A Tale of Two Tricky (and Sometimes Dangerous) Dilemmas

Recently, I gave a webinar on establishing eligibility and procedures for taking sabbaticals and unpaid leaves of absence through Lorman Education Services. I thought some of the information I discussed might be of interest to our clients in the San Luis Obispo area, many of whom are cutting edge technology companies. This blog post will focus on sabbaticals, which are gaining popularity as companies struggle to recruit and retain talented, top-notch employees.

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Talley Fun Run

Members of the Carmel & Naccasha team started their Sunday morning with a run through the Talley Vineyards at the 23rd Annual Marianne Talley Fun Run. We had a great time and can’t wait to see you there next year. Thanks to the Talley Family for being such great hosts.

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Privacy Policies: Are You in Compliance?

My previous post was regarding cybersecurity and some of the dangers lurking behind our widely-used “secure” technologies and authentication systems. A related issue is what you, as a business owner, chief technology officer or other data collector, must do to advise customers and other users of your website of your privacy policies and procedures – in short, how are you going to protect their identities, credit card information and other personal data you collect? This post will address what is legally required of you if you collect any sort of data, as well as the question of whether you need to implement Terms and Conditions. Hint: the answer is yes!

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Cybersecurity: Are You Protected?
Cybersecurity: Are You Protected?

I recently had the privilege of attending a TED talk-style seminar on cybersecurity at my alma mater, UCLA. The information I learned at this session certainly gave me pause, and I was anxious to share the information I learned with our clients and other readers of our blog. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the lively discussion was the panelists – one, the former general counsel of the National Security Agency (“NSA”) and the other, a benevolent hacker.

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C&N Family in the Community

Renee Mosier, wife of Carmel & Naccasha partner Dallas Mosier, was asked to speak at Good Morning SLO in May. Renee spoke about the ‘cash mob’ she has organized to help local businesses. She alerts a group of people (friends, family, business associates, and their invitees) to meet at a local business at a specified time and date. The ‘mob’ shops, eats, drinks, and generally get to know the business. As a secondary benefit, the gatherings can provide social and business networking opportunities for the attendees.

Renee was asked to speak about her experience in hopes that more people would create similar groups and help their favorite local businesses. Great job Renee!

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Breakfast over the Grade

Carmel & Naccasha was pleased to sponsored a table at the 2016 State of the North County event on May 13, 2016. Interesting talks by Pat Mullen of PG&E, new Paso City Manager Tom Frutchey, Atascadero City Manager Rachelle Rickard, Stirling Price of Atascadero State Hospital, Mayor Tom O’Malley of Atascadero and Mayor Steve Martin of Paso Robles. Mark Lisa of Twin Cities Community Hospital was an entertaining master of ceremonies.

Thanks to the Paso Robles and Atascadero Chambers of Commerce for organizing such an informative event. Lots of things happening in the North County and we are glad to be a part of it.

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