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Chamber Committees

Government Relations

One of our strengths at the Salinas Valley Chamber is building relationships with government decision-makers.  The GRC meets once a month, on the Second Wednesday from 11:30am-1pm at the Chamber.  We discuss and weigh in on matters affecting local businesses, focusing on policies at the city and County level. The GRC invites many guest speakers to the meetings, so it’s a fantastic way to get to know the movers-and-shakers in the area. Open to all current members of the Chamber.

To RSVP for our next GRC meeting, or if you have any questions, please email

Minority-Run Businesses Affinity Group

Are you a business owner or manager and identify as one of the following? BIPOC, AAPI, LGBT+, Female, Differently Abled. Are you seeking networking, peer-support, and business resources? Join the Salinas Chamber’s Minority-Run Businesses Affinity Group. This group meets monthly (on a different date each month) on Zoom. A guest speaker presents on the overall topic of how to run a successful business and what resources are specifically available for minority-run companies and then members of the group connect and support each other.

Who can attend and cost: This is a FREE event of the Salinas Valley Chamber. If you are a member of the Salinas Chamber you can attend as often as you want. If you are not yet a member you can attend as a one-time guest for free.

To RSVP for our next meeting, or if you have any questions, please email

Chamber Ambassadors

 The Ambassadors are volunteers who help the Chamber accomplish its mission while enjoying many special perks that help them market their own businesses.  To see some of the many benefits of becoming an Ambassador, click here. The Ambassador Committee meets the fourth Monday of each month 12-1pm at the Chamber office.
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Tania Santos
Platinum Tax, Payroll, and Bookkeeping

Mitul Patel

Mitul Patel
Laurel Inn

Daniel Philpott INOSOT

Daniel Philpott
INOSOT Financial and
Health Coaching Centers

Greg Hamer

Greg Hamer

Michael Laroco INOSOT

Michael Larocco
INOSOT Financial and
Health Coaching Centers

Spenser Smith ARCpoint Labs of Monterey County

Spenser Smith
ARCpoint Labs of Monterey County

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Aaron Rivera
WiZiX Technology Group

Manny Escarcega, Bay Federal Credit Union

Manny Escarcega
Bay Federal Credit Union

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