Monterey Chamber Annual Leadership Luncheon


September 18, 2018 – The Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Leadership Luncheon on Wednesday, September 19, from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Hyatt Regency Monterey. 

Sponsored by Rabobank, this signature Chamber event features an impressive panel of federal, state, & local public officials who will cover topics such as new projects taking place in their cities, new business coming to the region and important issues that have impact on the future viability of our local economy. This is a great opportunity to gain further insight into the current business climate on the Peninsula. 

“The Leadership Luncheon is a must-attend event for the business community,” states Jody Hansen, MPCC President and CEO. “It provides a unique opportunity for Peninsula business leaders to hear updates firsthand from a panel of top ranking elected officials on key issues impacting the economic success of our region.”

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Congressman Jimmy Panetta, 20th Congressional District of California.  CONFIRMED PANELISTS INCLUDE: Senator Bill Monning, Senate Majority Leader, California Senate District 17; Assemblymember Mark Stone, California Assembly District 29; Supervisor John Phillips, County of Monterey, Board of Supervisors, District 2; Supervisor Mary Adams, County of Monterey, Board Supervisor, District 5; Sheriff Steve Bernal, County of Monterey; Vice Mayor Jerry Blackwelder, City of Sand City; Mayor Steve Dallas, City  of Carmel-by-the-Sea; Mayor Jerry Edelen, City of Del Rey Oaks; Mayor Joe Gunter, City of Salinas; Mayor Bill Kampe, City of Pacific Grove; Mayor Clyde Roberson, City of Monterey; Mayor Ralph Rubio, City of Seaside. 

Over the years, the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (MPCC) has taken the role of educator in the political arena. MPCC hosts public policy forums, such as the Leadership Luncheon, for its members and community leaders to keep them informed of issues of importance to the business community. In addition, the mission of the Government Affairs Committee (GAC) is to provide a basis for the Chamber to act on local, state and federal government-related issues and have a good working relationship with its elected officials thus creating a favorable and profitable business environment. 

The cost at attend is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. To register, visit or call (831) 648-5350. Affordable sponsorship opportunities are available. Call Jody Hansen at (831) 648-5359 for more information.


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