One of the primary benefits of membership is our active and constant
government affairs issues through our contracted government affairs
director. He is responsible for attending various meetings on our behalf
such as city council meetings, water meetings, board of supervisor
meetings, etc. MCHA has a 36-year history in the county enabling our
government affairs director to establish solid relationships with many
city and county officials. We have strength in numbers and our voice is
heard when issues arise that affect our industry.
Education is an
essential element of our association. Several seminars are
scheduled for the year plus our Job Fair. These seminars are free to our
members and cover topics from Coaching Skills and Customer Service to
Serving Alcohol Safely to mention a few. In addition, we have an excellent
scholarship program that offers students wanting to pursue an education in
the hospitality or wine industries financial support for college and
advanced degrees. Funds are also available for continuing education and
certification programs to help employees already in the field to increase
their knowledge for career advancement. We also offer a video training library
free to our members for in-house training.
Community & Business Relations
A network has been created to enhance our industry's ability to
communicate with local residents, politicians and members of the business
community. We continually educate the community on the benefits of the
hospitality industry and tourism through community and
business relations' efforts, that bridge the gap between our industry
and the community, providing a "face" to hospitality.
To provide informal networking opportunities for our membership we hold bi-monthly general
membership luncheon meetings with speakers who address issues that
pertain to our industry. In addition, our Annual Dinner and Golf
Tournament promote networking opportunities and relationships among our
members. MCHA also organizes and is the sponsoring association for
Employee Appreciation Day and the Hospitality Recognition Lunch. Both of
recognize the hard work and dedication of our employees.