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Brought to you by the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau


MASK GUIDANCE


The requirement for unvaccinated persons to mask in indoor public settings and businesses has been replaced by a strong recommendation that all persons, regardless of vaccination status, continue to mask while in indoor public settings and businesses. For more information, click here.

Please respect individual business requirements and inquire directly for information.

Help us keep Monterey County beautiful by properly disposing of all trash including face coverings!


MARQUEE EVENT CALENDAR


The long awaited 2022 Marque Event calendar is here!  As these may change at the event organizer’s discretion, do keep an eye on our events page as this is updated in real-time as we receive notice from the organizers.  If you have an event you’d like to be featured on SeeMonterey.com, please send your event information to: info@seemonterey.com.


MEMBER ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES


The MCCVB team has been out visiting member businesses and we want make sure we don’t miss you! Member Visits are typically 30-45 minutes and give you the opportunity to educate the team on your offerings and how we can best support you.

Don’t have time for a formal visit? That’s ok! Every month we highlight up to three members at a Virtual Meet-A-Member, giving each of them dedicated time to talk about their business and answer any questions from the team.

We still have a few spots left for both member engagement opportunities in April, May and June. If you would like to sign up, please contact Director of Community Relations, Jeniffer Kocher at: jkocher@seemonterey.com.

 

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP

Please join Arts4MC and MCCVB at the SandBox for this free, fun and informative workshop on April 22nd at 10:00am on promoting your art business. Rachel Dinbokowitz, Public Relations Manager and Leslie Chavez, Marketing Manager from the Monterey County CVB will share insights and resources on how to Learn how to promote your business and brand.

While it's free, please register to help us make sure there is enough coffee and pastries for all.  Click here now to register.  For more information, please email: info@arts4mc.org.


STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS


The last two years have been extremely challenging for Monterey County and our tourism and hospitality industry. But we know that when we work together, we can overcome challenges and emerge from crisis better and stronger than before.  Thank you to everyone that has supported our strategic planning process.  We appreciate the time you took to answer our survey and participate in the interview and input forum process. The result of this plan will be a clear path forward in implementing strategies that better serve our visitors, residents, & stakeholders in the years to come.


BUSINESS RESOURCES


The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has recently opened the 3rd round of application for The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) program. The CCTC is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Businesses of any industry, size, or location compete for over $180 million available in tax credits by applying in one of the three application periods each year. Applicants will be analyzed based on twelve different factors of evaluation, including number of full-time jobs being created, amount of investment, and strategic importance to the state or region.

Please follow this link to learn more and apply.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Richard Vaughn, Economic Development Manager for Monterey County at (831) 784-5602 or VaughnR@co.monterey.ca.us.

 

Building Business Back is a program of Monterey County Business Council. Building Business Back is seeing to help businesses in Monterey County recover from the effects of the pandemic. Please take this two-minute survey to show them how they may help your business.

Are you an employer looking to build your team?  Monterey County Workforce Development Board is holding a job fair on April 20, 2022. If you would like to participate as hiring employer, please contact Jose Camacho at (831) 796-3307 or jose.camacho@equusworks.com.  For more information click here.

To register to attend as a prospective employee, click here.


WE ARE HIRING!


The MCCVB is the official destination marketing organization for Monterey County and we are looking to grow our team. Our vision is to inspire the world to experience our extraordinary destination, responsibly. Our mission is to drive business growth through compelling marketing and targeted business development initiatives that maximize the benefits of tourism to our guests, members and community. MCCVB is committed to ensuring that all members of the organization feel welcome and have an equal opportunity to connect, belong, and grow. View our current openings here.

 

 

As a native to Monterey County and third generation hospitality worker, I am proud to be in an industry that plays such a great role in the community. 
 
The vision of the Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau is to inspire the world to experience our extraordinary destination responsibly, and in a way that maximizes the benefits of tourism to our vast array of communities. 
 
Please feel free to contact me with any industry related questions or concerns: jkocher@seemonterey.com
 
We appreciate your partnership and support.  We couldn't do what we do without you. 
 
Stay well and take good care.
 
-Jeniffer