Signature Events

Signature Events

COVID-19 Business Resources in Monterey County, California

Annual Membership Luncheon (January)
January 2021

Our Annual Membership Luncheon recognizes long-standing Chamber members for five or greater continuous years of membership (recognized in five-year increments), introduces the new Board of Directors and recognizes any retiring Board Members. Many businesses invite their employees to share in the recognition of their company and organization. This popular annual event is an effective venue to network with fellow members, potential customers and clients and community leaders.

Quarterly CEOs Breakfast (Quarterly)
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

More details to be added soon, stay tuned!

Annual Awards Dinner (March)
Saturday, March 21, 2020

This elegant annual event provides excellent exposure to a wide array of business and community leaders and to the community at large. Five community-wide Chamber Awards are presented each year: Citizen of the Year, Robert C. Littlefield Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Service, Ruth Vreeland Public Official of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Business of the Year.

Annual Business Excellence Awards Dinner (July)
Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Seaside Embassy Suites

The Chamber’s annual Business Excellence Awards (BEA) Dinner increases public awareness of the vital role business plays on the Central Coast, and gives recognition to those businesses that have achieved excellence in their fields. 400-plus Peninsula business and community leaders attend to show their support for the local businesses that make up the backbone of our community. 2,000-plus votes are cast by Chamber members as well as the general public, and awards are presented to the top businesses in 16 categories.

Annual Leadership Luncheon (September)
Mid September 2020 at Portola Hotel & Spa

Our Annual Leadership Luncheon gives community leaders, local business owners and engaged citizens an opportunity to gain further insight into the current business climate on the Monterey Peninsula. An impressive panel of federal, state and local elected officials cover topics such as: new projects taking place in their jurisdictions, new business coming to the region and important issues that have impact on the future viability of our local economy.

Annual “Ghoulf Tournament & 19th Hole Mixer (October)
October 28, 2020 at Quail Lodge Golf Club

Monterey Bay Business Expo and Job Fair (November)
November 2020

Our Monterey Bay Business Expo (MBBE) is designed to promote regional businesses and nonprofit organizations in the community in an effort to strengthen the local economy and encourage consumers to buy locally. This annual event is an opportunity for all businesses in the region to build brand awareness and to showcase and sell their products and/or services to the members of Monterey County’s largest Chamber as well as to the community at large. Local restaurants provide complimentary samples and local wineries provide tastings.

New and Prospective Member Orientation

Members of the Chamber Board of Directors make presentations on their particular areas of interests and answer relevant questions. These events are open to existing and new members as well as perspective members. This is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate leadership around the importance of building and communicating with the business community. It’s also a great way to stay on top of what’s going on in the Chamber.