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    Member Spotlight: Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce

    Welcome to our newest MBEP member, the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce, an organization dedicated to building economic vitality. The chamber officially celebrated its centennial in 2018, but its roots may date back to as early as 1904, says chamber CEO Paul Farmer. Since assuming that role since 2012, he’s overseen a 40 percent increase…

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    Regional Report: MBEP Member Center Launched

    MBEP’s latest Regional Report issue is here! Click here to learn more about our 2019 Regional Economic Summit program and presenters, MBEP Member Spotlight Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce as Catalyst, Convener & Champion, our newly launched Member Center, and much more.

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    2019 Regional Economic Summit Tickets Now on Sale!

    Bringing its multi-sectoral network of members and partners together, MBEP is hosting its 5th Annual Regional Economic Summit on May 2, 2019, at the newly renovated Monterey Conference Center. Join 400+ leaders from across the tri-county region and beyond as we learn about important economic trends and compelling ways to grow and “recession-proof” your organization….

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    Regional Report: Making Measurable Impact

    MBEP’s latest Regional Report issue is here! Click here to access the MBEP Impact Report and find out what was accomplished with YOUR support in 2018, learn about the Colligan Presidential Chair in Pediatric Genomics and how it is advancing efforts towards defeating childhood cancer, and more.

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    Member Spotlight: Santa Cruz County Bank

    Happy anniversary to Santa Cruz County Bank, which marked its 15th anniversary in a particularly sweet way: Celebrating its customers at its five banking offices last week and giving out free cookies and coffee. It’s just one of the many ways the locally owned and operated bank celebrates its role as a true community partner….

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Mann Packing is part of MBEP because they are making things happen. We want to be part of positive change in the region and joining MBEP is a way for us to have impact.

– Lorri Koster, Former Chairman and CEO, Mann Packing Company