WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY CONNECTION

Brought to you by the Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau


UPDATED MASK GUIDANCE


Effective March 1, 2022 universal masking remains required in only specified settings. The updated guidance includes:

  • Masks are required for all individuals, regardless of vaccination status in specific settings detailed here.
  • All individuals, regardless of vaccination status are strongly recommended to continue indoor masking,
  • Additional mask wearing exceptions and requirements by the state can be found 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!


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.

Thank you to our members who participated in our recent engagement opportunities. This month we learned about amazing group and team building opportunities and discovered new places to hold meetings, events and weddings.  We got to see a freshly renovated property and learned a little more about our infamous Central Coast wines.

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.


SEE MONTEREY APP


Have you download the See Monterey app to your phone yet?  What are you waiting for?  Enjoy pre-built itineraries or make a custom one of your own.  Looking for tap rooms and tasting rooms?  We've got you covered.  Looking for live music?  Check. Need a place to stay after your fun-filled day?  The app can direct you to the closest hotel. The See Monterey app is available in both the Google and Apple stores - download it today!

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES AND PROGRAMS


March/April Content Request

MCCVB's Marketing Communications team is seeking information on your business to share with media, develop content for SeeMonterey.com and share on our social channels.

Please submit relevant content about your business by 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 25 to the PR & Marketing March/April 2022 Content Request.

New ongoing content submission tool 

Don't see something that matches your business at this time? You can now submit content on an ongoing basis, any time you have news, updates or other ideas. Please see the Marketing Opportunities page, or email us at marketing@seemonterey.com.


STRATEGIC PLANNING SURVEY


Join us as we embark in the very important process of creating the first-ever five-year Strategic Plan for MCCVB. The result of this plan will be a clear path forward in implementing strategies that better serve our visitors, residents, and stakeholders in the years to come.

We have created a survey with Coraggio Group to gather your input and ideas for the Strategic Plan. Your participation early on in this process is critical to help inform and guide the plan.

Please take 15-25 minutes to complete the confidential survey and share your thoughts. A summary of responses will be gathered by Coraggio to share with the MCCVB Board of Directors.

Please complete the survey by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 22.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY


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.

 

THE HOSPITALITY COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU!


Looking for a rewarding career in hospitality where you can become part of the cloth that makes Monterey County a great place to live and visit?  Take a look at some of these openings available below:
 
 
The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is a luxury property within the Woodside Hotel Group collection.  This 290 room property has four penthouse suites, over 17,000 square feet of meeting space, expansive exterior space known as the Plaza, the Promenade and the Terrace, and an award-winning food and beverage program. Banquets, Schooners Coastal Kitchen and Bar, Helmsman Lounge, Tidal Coffee, and Room Service provide guests, groups, and local visitors numerous dining options.  Vista Blue Spa offers a wide array of services in an outstanding location on the penthouse suite level and hosts the Fitness Center in addition to retail and sundries.  The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is the only Forbes 4-Star property in Monterey, which it has earned annually since 2009, and the only property ranked No. 1 for both business and leisure by Trip Advisor in Monterey. The Monterey Plaza Hotel is seeking the following: 
 
Account Executive
The Account Executive is responsible to create, execute, and manage a business plan to achieve sales goals and Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa profitability. Thusly, they are responsible for a designated business market segment. They conduct sales calls with potential new clients within their assigned market;  customarily and regularly spending 50% of their time conducting face to face proactive sales efforts in the field to obtain contracts for use of the property’s rooms, facilities and services.  The Account Executive represents the hotel in a manner that enhances the reputation of the hotel within their market segment, the local community, and within the industry. 
 
 

Situated in the world-renowned beauty of the Big Sur coastline, Nepenthe was founded in 1949, the Phoenix gift shop was opened in 1964 and the Café Kevah was opened in 1992, which are still operated by the children and grandchildren of the founders, who are carrying on the traditions of family hospitality - a hallmark of the business. The Nepenthe Restaurant, Café Kevah and Phoenix gift shop are all located on the same property 30 miles south of Carmel overlooking the Pacific Ocean. sell goods from all over the world, including local artists, authors, and makers. We have an incredible book selection, clothing, stationary, an amazing collection of jewelry and much more!
 
The Phoenix Shop at Nepenthe is hiring for part time and full time Sales Associate positions. They are looking for outgoing and friendly candidates to join our extraordinary team and provide wonderful customer service to our guests from all over the world.  The Phoenix Shop offers an excellent benefits package including a profit sharing/401(k) plan; medical insurance for full time employees; shift meals; paid sick leave and food, beverage, and merchandise discounts.
 
How to apply: Please visit the The Phoenix Gift Shop in person.
48510 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
831-667-2347

 

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