Special Events Committee

Special Events Committee

Winners of 2019 Business Excellence Awards

The Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce holds a number of annual signature events, including the Awards Dinner, Membership Luncheon, Golf Classic, Business Excellence Awards Dinner, Leadership Luncheon and Monterey Bay Business Expo. These events attract business and community leaders and offer excellent networking opportunities for all members.

The Special Events Committee oversees individual event subcommittees that are chaired and co-chaired by chamber members. Committee members for each event organize programs, food and beverages, entertainment, decorations, silent auction prizes and sponsorships as needed. Working on an event subcommittee is an effective way to meet other chamber members and strengthen networking ties.

For more information about how to get involved, email Melody Rico.

Co-Chair of the Special Events Committee
Amy Gibson, Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey

Vice Chair
Melody Rico, Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay Seaside

Melody started working for Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay Seaside in April of 2015 as Event Sales Manager. She was just recently promoted to Director of Event Sales and is looking forward to her new role and responsibilities. Melody made her way to the Monterey Peninsula from Southern California back in 2002, when she came here to attend CSUMB. After graduating in 2006, with a B.S. is Marine Biology, she was given the opportunity to work for Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce as their Administrative Assistant. This is the moment where she fell in love with hospitality and working with the community and wanted to learn more. She went back to school and graduated with a M.S. in Recreation & Tourism from CSUEB in 2010. From there she went on to work for Quail Lodge & Golf Club before joining Embassy Suites.

Melody has volunteered for Monterey Bay Aquarium, Junior League of Monterey County and CSUMB Alumni Association where she was President in 2012. She enjoys attending concerts, traveling and spending her time exploring the Monterey Peninsula and all of its beauty.

Melody is thrilled to be one of the MPCC Board Members for 2020. She is looking forward to being the Vice Chair for the Special Committee and making the upcoming events spectacular.   

Meetings
As needed

Location
Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.
353 Camino El Estero
Monterey, CA 93940