23rd Anniversary Gala & Annual Economic Vitality Awards

Please join the Monterey County Business Council as we honor remarkable organizations for their contribution to our economic vitality.

2018 Honorees

Agriculture:    Western Growers Association

Creative & Technology:  Alvarez Technology Group

Defense:  ROLANDS & ASSOCIATES Corporation (R&A)

Health & Wellness:  Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

Higher Education & Research: California State University Monterey Bay

Hospitality & Tourism:  Monterey Regional Airport

Sustainable Building & Design:  Don Chapin Company



Baby Mesclun Greens, Apple, Blue Cheese, Candied Spiced Pecans, Red Balsamic Vinaigrette

Grilled Filet Mignon, Merlot Demi-Glace, Smoked Cheddar Sour Cream Mash with Seasonal Vegetables


Goat Cheese Ravioli
with Roasted Eggplant, Roasted Peppers and Pine Nut

Creme Brulee

Sponsorship opportunities available:

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors

Thank you to our Executive Sponsor


Thank you to our Supportive Sponsor

About the Art

Oak Tree at Nepenthe
by Erin Lee Gafill
oil on canvas – 30″ x 40″
The artwork will be available for purchase at the event.


Special thanks to the County of Monterey for its ongoing support of the Monterey County Business Council’s efforts for economic development and education.


March 24, 2018
5:30 pm
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa
1 Old Golf Course Road
Monterey, CA 93940