A Weekly Newsletter Promoting Monterey County:
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Friday, Nov. 11, 2022

Edition 956

Registrations Open!
MCBC "Covid Business Survival Awards"

Mark your calendar for Saturday evening, Dec. 3, from 6-9 p.m. Instead of a normal celebration of what would be the Monterey County Business Council’s 25th anniversary, we’re going to call this event our “Covid Business Survival Awards.” We’ll have fun while we honor some of the businesses and people who have successfully weathered the storm of the last few years. $195 per person (we should mention it’s at Pebble Beach’s posh Inn at Spanish Bay). Click here to register. For sponsorship opportunities, please email our CEO at


U.S. Women's Open coming to Pebble Beach

For the first time ever, Pebble Beach Golf Links will host the U.S. Women’s Open. Tickets are now on sale for the championship, which is scheduled for July 5-9, 2023.  The 78th U.S. Women’s Open will mark the first of 10 future championships in the next 25 years. Read more
Source: KION

Demolition of aging pedestrian bridge marks ongoing renovations at WeatherTech Raceway

The historic 50-year-old “start/finish” pedestrian bridge at WeatherTech Raceway was torn down Monday morning, as the raceway prepares to complete over $14 million in renovations to the 65-year-old road course.

The Monterey County Board of Supervisors approved $9.7 million in funding for “crucial repairs” at the track in April and an additional $5.6 million in late July. Upcoming projects at the raceway include resurfacing the track and building a new Americans with Disabilities Act-accessible pedestrian and cart bridge. The steel bridge will include ramps and move 30 feet up from its previous location. Read more
Source: Monterey County Herald, Photo courtesy of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca via MotoAmerica.


Monterey Bay Half Marathon returns on Sunday

The Monterey Bay Half Marathon, held just once since 2017, is returning this weekend, bringing thousands of runners back to its familiar shoreline course Sunday for a race wrought with sites iconic to the Monterey Peninsula.

“We’re just really excited to be back to racing and back with the community,” said Josh Priester, executive director and race director for the Big Sur Marathon Foundation.

First held in 2003, the Monterey Bay Half Marathon is organized by the Big Sur Marathon Foundation (of the Big Sur International Marathon held in April each year). For both 2020 and 2021, the half marathon, along with its associated 5K and 3K races, was canceled because of COVID-19 safety concerns – just after making a comeback in 2019.

Impacted unhealthy air quality from the Camp Fire in Butte County – the most destructive wildfire in California history – officials canceled the Monterey Bay Half Marathon in 2018. Some entrants returned the year after while others deferred to 2020 or 2021, only to have the event put on pause again.

Just under 7,000 participants are registered for this year’s half marathon, which leaves room for any last-minute additions to the roster, Priester said. He assured that there is “no restriction on registration right now.” Another 2,000 are signed up to tackle a shorter version of the 13.1-mile route this weekend, in either the By-the-Bay 3K or the Pacific Grove Lighthouse 5K. Read more
Source: Monterey County Herald

Procurement Technical Assistance with Government Contracting.

Upcoming Monterey Bay PTAC Events

"Capabilities Statement & Government Contracting," 10 a.m. Nov. 16. Capability statements are an essential marketing tool that is key in government contracting. Learn what they are, how they are used, and how they can assist in opening doors to future government contracting opportunities. Register in advance for this webinar by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser. If you receive an error message, try it again in about 20 minutes. The registration link appears to act finicky from time to time: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. RSVP here

Visit the Monterey Bay PTAC website at to learn more about government contracting, see upcoming webinars, or contact our PTAC team.

Special thanks to the County of Monterey for its ongoing support of the Monterey County Business Council's efforts for economic development and education.

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