New video documents Monterey Regional Airport's economic impact to the region; Don't miss a chance to hear Next 10 founder F. Noel Perry at our next membership lunch!
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 A Weekly Newsletter Promoting Monterey County:
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Business Council members identified as (BCM)

Friday, Sept. 2, 2016

Edition 658

Monterey Regional Airport celebrates 75 years of service to the community.

MCBC's Friday Facts sponsor for September

This month, the Monterey County Business Council celebrates Monterey Regional Airport, one of our valued MCBC member organizations, as our sponsor of Friday Facts. Learn more about the airport below and support them as a thriving and valuable part of the Monterey County business community. To find out about sponsorship opportunities, contact MCBC Executive Director Brian Turlington.

Monterey Regional Airport is convenient and close to home, but the airport, which is celebrating its 75th year of community service, is also hugely important to the region's economic well-being. According to a new video produced by Mag One Productions to mark the airport's 75th anniversary, Monterey Regional Airport has a total economic benefit of:
  • $302 million in revenues
  • 2,411 jobs
  • $115 million income
  • $19 million in tax revenue 
  • 11,000 flights each year
  • Nearly 400,000 passengers each year
  • Nearly $100 million in goods and services purchased by airport visitors each year
Check out the video and make sure to Fly Monterey!
Seaside to host PARK(ing) Day
Local businesses and organizations are invited to take part in Seaside's (BCM) first-ever PARK(ing) Day, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where artists, designers and citizens transform parking spots into temporary public parks. Sign up in advance and show your creativity. Parklets will be set up in parking spots on Broadway Avenue between Calaveras and Hillsdale Streets. Donations from local merchants are also needed as prizes. RSVP via email by noon on Sept. 15. This is a great opportunity to have fun and generate publicity for your business or organization.
Become an 'Eggs & Issues' sponsor! 
Sponsorship opportunities are available for Eggs & Issues!
For $250, local sponsors receive the following:
  • Five (5) minutes to speak about their company and its activities
  • Recognition at the event
  • Recognition in all marketing materials (e.g., social media, website, etc.)
  • Recognition in Friday Facts, our weekly email newsletter
  • Two tickets for the breakfast
  • For $400, a company gets to sponsor two consecutive breakfasts.
Contact MCBC Executive Director Brian Turlington at should you wish to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
Special thanks to Credit Consulting Services for sponsoring our Aug. 4 and Sept. 22 "Eggs & Issues" breakfast forums!
Next 10 founder F. Noel Perry to discuss Green Innovation at September membership luncheon

Come hear Next 10 founder F. Noel Perry discuss this year's "California Green Innovation Index" at MCBC's next membership luncheon, on Friday, Sept. 9. A Salinas native, venture capitalist and philanthropist, Perry has focused on socially responsible, innovative and profitable ventures. He has backed multiple business successes like the interactive educational company Leap Frog and the organic baby food company Earth’s Best.
Next 10's "California Green Innovation Index," produced annually, tracks key economic and environmental indicators at the regional, state and international level. New to this year's report are regional scorecards that compare 26 California metro regions along economic and environmental indicators.
It's no secret that California –  where solar panels, hybrids and electric vehicles abound –  is a leader in the green movement. Just how far ahead of the curve, however, is rather astonishing. Check out the report, and don't miss this important and informative talk!
And a special treat: Flu shots will be available via MCBC member, Visiting Nurses Association for only $30!  Download a flyer here: Flu_Shot_Flyer.


The Monterey Bay PTAC is a program of the Monterey County Business Council. The PTAC's mission is to help generate employment and improve the general economic condition of the Monterey Bay and supported communities. They accomplish their mission by helping small businesses sell their goods and services to federal, state and local government agencies. The core of their procurement assistance program is counseling and education, 
A not-for-profit organization, the PTAC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency. Funding is also provided by the Monterey County Business Council, the County of Monterey, the City of Salinas, and in-kind support. The PTAC uses these funds to help them provide procurement technical assistance services at no cost to the business. Learn more about the PTAC's services and upcoming events here or call (831) 582-3237.
Monterey County creates disaster directory
The Monterey County Office of Emergency Services (BCM) has created a new Disaster Resource Directory to pair disaster victims with the right agencies for help. The directory is organized by needs, such as food, money, and shelter, and covers a wide range of disasters.
"We wanted to create a little bit more robust resource directory that would be able to be used by people that experience floods, wildfires, earthquakes, you name it. All the crazy stuff that could happen in Monterey County," emergency planner Dick Bower said.
The office is also pushing people to continue signing up for Alert Monterey County, the free service that will send text messages, emails and phone calls during emergencies. More than 2,000 residents signed up for the Alert Monterey County service while wildfires raged this summer.
Source: KSBW
Don't miss this year's MIIS 'Great Conversations'
The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey’s (BCM) popular "Great Conversations" community event on Thursday, Sept. 8, offers attendees the opportunity to discuss current issues with Institute faculty members. The event brings members of the community together with faculty members who lead conversations around topics ranging from positives of a water shortage to Vladimir Putin, over a gourmet dinner with an unparalleled view of the Monterey Bay.
Here is a list of the faculty hosts and their table topics for this year’s event:
  • Avner Cohen: The Middle East and Nuclear Weapons 
  • Netta Avineri: Language and social justice 
  • Jeffrey Langholz: The good things about a water shortage 
  • Melissa Hanham: China on the defense
  • Mahmoud Abdalla: Egypt’s future in light of the Arab Spring
  • Anna Vassilieva: Putin’s foreign policy and bilateral relations with Russia
  • Jeffrey Dayton-Johnson: Economic inequality and the 2016 Presidential election 
  • William Potter: Who is next to get the Bomb? 
  • Moyara Ruehsen: Financial crime
  • Nukhet Kardam: Turkish politics, the Kurdish conflict, and Syrian refugees   
Reservations are required, and can be purchased online. To view table topics and menu selections, visit
Chartwell School to host lunch presentation by Kinko's founder Paul Orfalea
Chartwell School (BCM) hosts a special lunch presentation by Kinko's founder Paul Orfalea on Friday, Sept. 30. A philanthropist, investing guru and serial entrepreneur, Orfalea struggled through his school years because of conditions now recognized as dyslexia and ADHD. He now credits these "disabilities" as the blessings that allowed him to see the world differently from his peers.
"Lessons from the Billionaire Founder of Kinko's" will take place from 11: 30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Friday, Sept. 30 at McMahan Hall on the Chartwell campus. Tickets are $40 and include lunch. RSVP
MIIS event examines 'The True Costs of War'

The Veterans Organization, a student club at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (BCM), hosts “The True Costs of War,” a discussion panel featuring Dr. David Anderson of the Naval Postgraduate School, Mark Sandman of Veteran Crisis Response Team, and other experts. The event is open to the public and will take place from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Irvine Auditorium at 499 Pierce St. on the Institute’s downtown Monterey campus. More information is available online.

Monterey College of Law adding branch campus
Monterey College of Law (BCM) just keeps getting bigger and better: The State Bar of California recently approved the law school's application to open Kern County College of Law in Bakersfield as an accredited branch. The new campus is scheduled to open summer 2017, joining Monterey College of Law, San Luis Obispo College of Law and a first-year program in Santa Cruz. "We are excited to welcome Kern County College of Law into our growing non-profit family of law schools serving communities throughout the Central Coast and Central Valley of California," says Mitchel L. Winick, Monterey College of Law president and dean. 

Get in on early-bird registration for Higher Education and Research Leadership Summit

Don't miss our early-bird registration for MCBC's Higher Education and Research Leadership Summit, from 7:30-10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Monterey Marriott's Ferrante's Bay View Room. The annual summit is the opportunity for the presidents and institutions that are members of the Monterey County Business Council's Higher Education and Research Competitive Cluster to showcase upcoming collaborations and projects and highlight the economic impact of education and research in the Monterey Bay region. Contact Monterey County Business Council Executive Director Brian Turlington at or 831.216.3020 for information regarding the Summit and sponsorship opportunities. 

RSVP Now For Early-Bird Pricing!
The MCBC thanks our event sponsors.
Our Platinum Sponsors

Our Gold Sponsors
Scudder Roofing
Our Silver Sponsors
Hartnell College

Thank you to our media sponsor KRML.

Special thanks to the County of Monterey for its ongoing support of the Monterey County Business Council’s efforts for economic development and education.
Make sure your news gets noticed!

If you are a voting MCBC member, you can submit news items of general interest about your organization or upcoming events for consideration for free inclusion in Friday Facts, our  weekly MCBC e-newsletter that reaches a vast audience of key decision-makers, industry leaders, movers and shakers in Monterey County and the greater region. It's just one more valuable perk of being a member of an organization that's helping to shape the future of Monterey County for the better. 

Non-voting members can contact MCBC Executive Director Brian Turlington for rate information.

And if you aren't yet a member, join us now.  Download the membership application or call 216-3000.


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



Friday, Sept. 9 â€“ MCBC Monthly Membership Luncheon (second Friday of the month), 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Club, Seaside. Special guest speaker will be F. Noel Perry, businessman and founder of the nonprofit nonpartisan Next 10. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. RSVP or call 831.216.3000. (BIO)

Friday, Sept. 16 â€“ Government Contracting Workshop for Small Businesses and SBA Loan Programs, 1-3 p.m., UC MBEST, 3180 Imjin Road, Marina (Note: This is a brown-bag seminar.). Presented by an experienced SBA government contracting specialist, there will be an overview of SBA’s various contracting programs. RSVP

Thursday, Sept. 22 – Eggs & Issues: "Monterey Bay Community Power" featuring presentation about regional project among local government agencies that aims to provide electricity throughout Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties through the Community Choice Energy (CCE) model. Established by State law in 2002, CCE enables communities to choose clean-source power at a cost equivalent to PG&E while retaining PG&E’s role in maintaining power lines and providing customer service. The CCE model helps ensure local economic vitality because money from rates paid by local customers stays local. Learn more at Bayonet & Blackhorse Grill, 7:30-9 a.m. Thanks to Credit Consulting Services, Inc. for sponsoring Eggs & Issues. For additional sponsorship opportunities, contact MCBC Executive Director Brian Turlington. RSVP

SAVE THE DATE â€“ Friday, Oct. 14: Mark your calendars, as this is an event you won't want to miss! It's our roast of founding MCBC Member and President Mary Ann Leffel! Event will take place at the Intercontinental The Clement Monterey. More details, including pricing and sponsorship opportunities, coming soon.

SAVE THE DATE â€“ Thursday, Oct. 27: Monterey County Business Council Annual Higher Education & Research Leadership Summit. 7:30-10 a.m., Monterey Marriott. 

SAVE THE DATE  â€“ Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017: Mark your calendar for next year's MCBC 22nd Anniversary Gala & Annual Economic Vitality Awards at the Hyatt Regency Monterey.

Founded in 1995, the Monterey County Business Council (MCBC) is a 501(c)(6) organization comprised of a diverse group of members representing all industries and geographic areas of Monterey County. It remains the only countywide organization focused on business advocacy, economic development and workforce readiness.

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