Success Stories
We’re known worldwide for our amazing vistas, incredible drives along the coast, and outdoor recreation that is second to none. But we’re more than a pretty face. The Monterey Bay Region is home to companies and businesses whose entrepreneurial spirit, ambition and innovation make them leaders in their field. We play hard here, but we also work hard – and we have the success stories to prove it. These businesses have thrived in the Monterey Bay region, creating hundreds of local jobs and improving our communities.

  • Santa Cruz Warriors
    Santa Cruz Warriors President Chris Murphy has been named the 2017 NBA Development League Team Executive of the Year. NBA D-League President Malcolm Turner made the announcement today at the league’s Sales & Marketing Meetings in Indianapolis. The NBA Development League Team Executive of the Year is determined by peer voting and teams are not allowed to vote for themselves.
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  • Eden Housing
    Eden Housing's mission is to build and maintain high-quality, well-managed, service-enhanced affordable housing communities that meet the needs of lower income families, seniors, and persons with disabilities.
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  • Cabrillo College
    Cabrillo College is a dynamic, diverse and responsive educational community dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic, career, and personal development goals.
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  • Santa Cruz Warriors
    The Santa Cruz Warriors are the NBA Development League team affiliate of the Golden State Warriors. Home games are played at Kaiser Permanente Arena in downtown Santa Cruz. The Warriors became the first franchise in NBA history to win dual Championships in 2015
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  • Barry Swenson Builder
    Barry Swenson Builder has been  one of the top real estate development and construction firms in Northern California for over 100 years.
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  • United Way of Monterey County
    United Way of Monterey County focuses on helping families achieve financial stability to help Monterey County be a place where children succeed, people are financially stable and everyone can all lead healthy, productive lives.
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  • Kaiser Permanente
    The mission at Kaiser Permanente is to improve the health of its members and the communities it serves by delivering outstanding quality care and personalized service. 
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  • United Way of Santa Cruz County
    Who is United Way of Santa Cruz County? Learn more about their impact and programs! 
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  • Community Foundation Santa Cruz County
    Meet the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County -- your hub for local philanthropy and nonprofit learning. 
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  • Ocean Mist
    For over 90 years, family-owned Ocean Mist has focused on quality produce.
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  • SC Community Health Centers
    Since the 1974 founding of the Santa Cruz Women's Health Center...
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  • Graniterock
    Graniterock was founded in 1900 and is based in Watsonville, California. It is still family owned and has been named one of Fortune Magazine's Best 100 Companies to Work For.
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  • Driscoll's
    Family owned for over 100 years, Driscoll’s is passionate about growing premium fresh berries. The company's strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and organic berries are sweet, juicy and naturally wholesome. 
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  • Mann Packing
    Technology and innovation helped our valleys become the “Salad Bowl of the World.” But Mann Packing's successes are still firmly rooted in tradition. A firm which now spans three generations, they are a majority woman-owned and operated business, and one of the country’s leading suppliers of fresh vegetables - including fresh-cut veggies, snack packs and party trays, as well as washed and trimmed lettuce products for foodservice.
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  • Tanimura and Antle
    The Tanimura and Antle familes have made...
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  • Monterey Peninsula College
    Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) is a fully accredited California public community college.  With an open admissions policy, the college is known for the excellence of its academic programs and student support services.  The college has been recognized as a top military friendly school.

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