Monterey County Business Council: Annual Higher Education and Research Summit @ Monterey Marriott Ferrante's Bayview Room
Oct 26 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am

The Annual Higher Education and Research Leadership Summit is the opportunity for the Presidents and Institutions that are members of the Monterey County Business Council’s Higher Education and Research Competitive Cluster to showcase their upcoming collaborations and projects as well as highlight the economic impact of Education and Research in the Monterey Bay region with the public release of an economic impact report.

Monterey Bay Start Up Investment Expo
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Become part of the emerging local ecosystem of startups and early stage investments. Meet with angel investors, funds managers, startups, incubators, accelerators, government representatives and other institutions.

Monterey Bay Business Expo
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

In its 23rd year, this fun and free marketplace is open to everyone! Come experience the best of the regional business community–and tasty small bites, refreshing libations and SWAG too! The event promotes community businesses and nonprofit organizations in an effort to strengthen the regional economy and encourage consumers to buy locally.

2017 Heroes Open Golf Tournament
Oct 28 @ 7:30 am – 6:30 pm
2017 Heroes Open Golf Tournament

Annual Benefit Golf Tournament for the Central Coast Veterans Cemetery

Saturday, October 28, 2017, Bayonet Golf Course, Seaside, California

Startup Monterey Bay Hackathon @ California State University Monterey Bay
Nov 3 @ 4:00 pm – Nov 5 @ 4:00 pm

This year’s event will focus on the use of technology to solve community concerns such as safety, education, parking, emergency management and other emerging community dilemmas. Registration includes 6 meals, a t-shirt and lots of coffee and snacks to keep participants fueled up all weekend.

Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP): 2017 State of the Region @ Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP): 2017 State of the Region
Nov 8 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

MBEP is hosting our third annual State of the Region conference at the Hyatt Regency Monterey on November 8, 2017. This year our theme is “Let’s Get Moving!” which will explore how to break through inertia to get things done, and also more literally showcase ways to improve how people move around our region.

FORA Board Meeting @ Carpenters Union Hall
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
TAMC: Future Salinas Intermodal Station @ TAMC: Future Salinas Intermodal Station
Dec 8 @ 7:15 am – 12:00 pm


Join the Chamber on a tour of the future commuter train between Salinas and San Jose. We will meet at the Salinas Amtrak Station at 7:15am for a bus ride to Diridon Station in San Jose. We will return to Salinas via The Amtrak Coast Starlite for a walking tour of the future Salinas Intermodal Station will follow.
FORA Board Meeting @ Carpenters Union Hall
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Startup Monterey Bay Tech Meetup @ Monterey Incubator
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

In addition to a featured talk or tech demonstration we will have pitches from great new startups (contact us if you would like to pitch your idea or business), news about startups in the region, music, fun,and games. This month we’ll also be doing a website design exercise.

Special thanks to our event sponsors: The Monterey Incubator, Management Analytics/Angel2Exit/Keiretsu Forum; The iiED/CSUMB College of Business; The Fort Ord Reuse Authority.