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January 2010








OUTGOING PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE (Sarah Cruse): What a year it has been! This year, surrounded by history-making changes in our country, the MCHA made things happen and raised the bar for the future. My grandmother always said, “Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail,” and this year, these words have held true, working together while planning for the future, we have reached numerous achievements for our organization....

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INCOMING PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE (Chris Chidlaw): First let me say how honored I am to be your President for 2010.  It promises to be a very busy and hopefully productive year.  We are a membership organization and we will do our best to bring value to our membership with the Monterey County Hospitality Association.,,,

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MEMBERSHIP:  This year we have welcomed in 31 new members to MCHA. Membership is holding steady at 266 despite some rather tough economic times. Help our membership grow, if you know of someone who could benefit from being involved with MCHA please have him or her call Chidlaw Marketing at 641-0657.  


See how your business can participate and benefit in a variety of MCHA's co-op marketing efforts.

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Accurate Payroll & Accounting Michael Noonan Productions
Becky Jackson Insurance Monarch Resort
Chatterbox Monterey Bay Golf Academy
Dominic Martellaro Monterey Bay Urgent Care
Devlin Media My Black Car
Diane Duffy MY Museum
DMT Imaging Natividad Medical Foundation
Eric W. McGrew Ovations
Fish Hopper Sean Stead
Flight Alliance Spa on the Plaza
Gianino Real Estate The Saqui Law Group
Green & Jespersen TMD Creative Marketing
Hubbard & Hubbard LLP Transportation Agency of Mry Co.
Jeanne Harrison UBS Financial
Mag One Productions Wald Ruhnke& Dost Architects LLP
Mesa Del Sol Vineyards  

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GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS: My we live in interesting times!  2009 was an interesting year for the economy and for government affairs issues, to say the least.  Now at the end of the year, there are good signs the recession is receding and a slow recovery is beginning.  There are also signs that some critical local governmental issues may see resolution, or a good beginning of resolution, in 2010.  Here’s a recap of where we stand at the end of 2009 and what we hope to see in 2010.

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ANNUAL DINNER: Save the Date for the Party of the Year!!  MCHA’s Annual Dinner will take place on March 26th at the beautiful Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa.

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EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY: Save the date for the 14th Annual MCHA Employee Appreciation Day. On Tuesday May 25th 2010, MCHA holds the 14th Annual day of fun competition and the 2nd Annual Monterey Hospitality Soccer Tournament. Please note that the date is earlier this year which allows businesses to focus on The US Open, coming to town in June.

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19th ANNUAL NICK LOMBARDO MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT:  A big thanks to our golf committee, sponsors and contributors in helping to make this one of our most successful golf tournaments!  The tournament was held at the beautiful Rancho Canada Golf Course where PGA Director of Golf and VP, Todd Pontti and his staff set the stage for a smooth and well run tournament.  We thank them for their generous sponsorship and expertise!

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21st HOSPITALITY RECOGNITION LUNCH: Thank you to all the committee members, volunteers and businesses that donated to this wonderful event. And BIG congratulations to our finalists for going above and beyond their job descriptions….what fantastic employees we have in Monterey County!

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February 9th General Membership Lunch 11:30 am Hyatt Regency Monterey

March 26th MCHA Annual Dinner 6:00 pm Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

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Bonnie Adams Exec. DirMCHA
P.O. Box 223542
Carmel, CA 93922

(831) 626-8636 fax (831)626-4269

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