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 SBAâ€™s various contracting programs. RSVP
Thursday, Sept. 22 â€“ 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&Eâ€™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 MBCommunityPower.org. 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.