It's been a good run, but after almost two years, the executive conference room at the Canyon Park Technology Center will no longer be available for our monthly CTO Breakfasts. Canyon Park has leased Building L to UVSC and the restrictions that UVSC is placing on its use make it unpalatable.
First, they want to charge us $50 per month to use the conference room unless we cater breakfast through them. Second, they want me to purchase insurance. We could probably work all that out, but it would mean a lot of administrative overhead in signing contracts, working out payment, collecting money from people who come, etc. The thing that's made the CTO Breakfast work has been the easy-going nature of the arrangements: show up, buy your own breakfast, speak if you feel like it.
I'm not giving up on the CTO Breakfast, but I'd like to find another venue. If you're aware of something that would work, please let me know. Preferably, it's free, has food that people can buy or not, and provides a comfortable, private area where we can talk. We might, for example, be able to use a private dining are at a Denney's or something. I'm looking for ideas. If you have any, contact me.
In the meantime, we're OK for November since the deal doesn't close until Dec 1 and the breakfast this month is on Nov 30. There's no breakfast in December, so we're looking for something in January and going forward.