February  2012





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(John C. Turner, General Manager, InterContinental  The Clement Monterey).   MCHA enters 2012 in excellent shape thanks to the hard work of outgoing Chair Janine Chicourrat and the rest of the excellent Executive Committee, along with our dedicated President/CEO Bonnie Adams.  While still remaining focused on the critical issues such as our water supply, the widening of 156 and ensuring that taxis service is good;  the organization is poised  for.... 

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(Janine Chicourrat, General Manager, Portola Hotel & Spa). I feel very fortunate to have had the support of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, the Committee Chairs and all of the members who contributed in order to help us maintain our...


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HOSPY AWARD WINNER: This year we were very pleased to honor Marci Bracco, Chatterbox Public Relations, as the recipient of 7th Annual “Hospy”, MCHA’s Volunteer of the Year award for 2011.

Marci has been...


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HOSPY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR: This year we are pleased to honor Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as the first ever recipient of “The Hospy” for the Volunteer Business of the Year.  We are thankful to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for their support of MCHA and we are proud to....

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MEMBERSHIP:  In 2011  MCHA welcomed in 32 new members. You can visit our website and see a complete and updated list of our membership (click here or ).  Remember, when choosing a business or supplier to always refer to the membership roster for active members with hospitality related products and services.  You'd be surprised at the breadth MCHA members have to offer...

(more on membership Linkup programs)

NEW MEMBER WELCOME:  MCHA welcomes the following new members during 2011:

(more details on new members)

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS: The Government Affairs Committee promotes and protects the interests of the hospitality industry and the general business community through strong relations with local governments, local officials and key staff; it accomplishes its goals through active collaboration and constructive engagement with other organizations with similar goals.  This year in GA...

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BUSINESS COALITION: The Coalition of Peninsula Businesses has been busy over the last six months putting together factual materials regarding the Peninsula’s water crisis. Coalition members have been interviewing key players on water issues, investigating water supply options, and preparing to move forward on...

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ANNUAL DINNER: Mark Your Calendars for MCHA’s  Annual Dinner "Steinbeck Returns to Cannery Row" which will be held on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the beautiful InterContinental, The Clement Monterey hotel to honor our incoming Chair John Turner and award MCHA's winner of Hospitality Professional of the Year for 2011, Sam Teel.  This is one of the best, not to be missed, gala  events of the year.

(more on sponsorship)
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EDUCATION: The MCHA Education Committee is excited to announce a unique and dynamic workshop on March 6th. Mark your calendars – you don’t want to miss this great opportunity....

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GET INVOLVED!: MCHA has many committees that are always looking for new people!  Get involved, meet new people, and make a difference!  Join us!  Contact Bonnie Adams at 626-8636 for more information and

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