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The Culture of Community Engagement

Hospitality is a community-wide effort Back in the day, San Francisco’s burgeoning hub of drinking and dining warranted the establishment of a restaurant association to foster growth and support collaboration. Los Angles had one, as well. But Monterey County, the hospitality hub in the middle, was without the same governance, until some 20 or 30 […]

Appreciating the Benefits of a Tourism-Based Community

From jobs to TOT funds, visitor spending supports the local economy Artists like John Steinbeck, Francis McComas and Henry Miller have long been inspired by Monterey County’s beauty. It’s no wonder that residents and tourists alike also treasure local landscapes, from sunrises over the bay to that signature green flash when the sun dips into […]

Spotlight on Hospitality: Papa Vince award winner builds lasting connections

Richard Yarnold has enough stories to fill a book. In fact, he’s filled six. The 73-year-old Fishwife bartender is circulating his seventh personal guest book, expanding a collection of sketches, poems and heartfelt stories penned by his Pacific Grove customers. He started the tradition while working at Monterey’s Chart House, creating a simple record of […]

MCHA delivers ‘magical moments’ at awards luncheon in Monterey

An event at the Monterey Conference Center on Wednesday lived up to its theme by providing two “magical moments” for one of the day’s award winners. Richard Yarnold of the Fishwife Restaurant in Pacific Grove, won the coveted “Papa Vince Award” in addition to the “Focus on Guest Experience Award” at the Monterey County Hospitality […]

Community Connection

Monterey County CVB is Now See Monterey - After more than a decade of challenging visitors to “Grab Life by the Moments” the Monterey County CVB is taking a new path. With a new organization name and marketing campaign, See Monterey’s new brand reflects a renewed focus on the ways our destination is naturally connected, […]

Spotlight on Hospitality: Monterey County chefs open doors for tomorrow’s culinary stars

The hospitality industry offers unexpected opportunities at every turn. Just ask Chef Bert Cutino, who earned 30 cents an hour washing dishes as a teenager.  “I didn’t know, at the time, if I would go into the culinary profession. I just knew that someday I wanted to own something,” he says. That job set Cutino […]

Coalition Water Letter: Support for the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project

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