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Signature Events

Signature Events Overview

The Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce produces a wide variety of large, treasured events annually. These events are premier opportunities for networking and great opportunities to learn more about businesses and different industries within our area. There are several ways to participate anywhere from attending, outreach tables, group tickets, or sponsorship.

Should you wish to participate in one of our large annual events with the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce, please contact Jennifer Russell at or call (831) 751-7725.

Governmental Relations Breakfast

The Governmental Relations Breakfast is an annual event to engage Chamber members with their elected government. The event features keynotes from elected officials at the local, state and federal levels. Other appointed and elected officials are featured as well to address important issues impacting business while allowing ample time for networking. There are opportunities for outreach tables, group tickets, and sponsorship.

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Annual Awards Luncheon

The Annual Awards Luncheon is our largest event with over 400 people in attendance that occurs in the spring. In addition to recognizing standout businesses and individuals in the community, it’s a premier networking event because ‘everyone goes.’ The luncheon also serves as the Annual Membership Meeting and a chance to introduce the Chamber Board of Directors and Staff. There are opportunities for outreach tables, group tickets, and sponsorship.


View photos from our 102nd Annual Awards Luncheon here.

Salinas Chamber of Commerce Awards Luncheon

California Rodeo Kickoff & Chamber Mixer

To kick-off the festivities, the Salinas Chamber in partnership with the Monterey Chamber, hold a joint mixer hosted by the Monterey Regional Airport as we gear up for the California Rodeo Salinas. Dust off your boots, throw on your cowboy hats, and join us for a fun evening in celebration of one of Salinas' most loved events.

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Salinas Valley Food and Wine Festival Kickoff Mixer

Are you a lover of food and wine? Our annual Salinas Valley Food and Wine Festival Kickoff Mixer is embedded deep into the Salinas Valley culture and brings our community and visitors together to participate, experience, and appreciate in the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Salinas Valley.

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Legacy of Leadership Gala

The Legacy of Leadership Gala is a special event that provides the opportunity to acknowledge a select few people and organizations within our community who truly exemplify leadership, innovation, philanthropy, service, and success. Join us for this special event that includes an evening of food, wine, networking, entertainment, auctions, and honoring those whom have made tremendous impacts in our area. There are opportunities for group tickets and sponsorship.

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Children’s Shopping Tour

Annually, the Salinas Area Chamber Foundation takes hundreds of children shopping for school clothes. Participating children are chosen by their schools. Consider supporting this valuable and impactful event through volunteering or donating to the cause.

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