Manhattan Beach Community & Destination Guide 2021-22

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STATE OF THE CITY

ECONOMIC FORUM

The annual State of the City address is held in February of each year. The Mayor and community leaders recap highlights of the previous year and share what to expect in the year ahead.

The annual Manhattan Beach Economic Forum showcases leading experts in developments, initiatives, and programs that have an impact on the local economy. Trends, tips and behind the scenes facts, theories and knowledge are shared with attendees.

BEST OF MANHATTAN AWARDS The annual awards ceremony held in October at the Westdrift hotel recognizes the very best in the Manhattan Beach business community. Fifteen awards are handed out including the best Women-Owned Business, Chamber Member of the Year, to the overall Best of Manhattan award… it’s a night full of celebration and recognition for those that make Manhattan Beach the BEST!

PHENOMENAL WOMEN An annual event held in March, produced by women for women. This event features female leaders in the community as well as trailblazing female entrepreneurs. Hear their stories and find out what their super powers are and what fuels that inner passion and fire to lead the way.

UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY This annual event is lead by the efforts of the MBCC Inclusion Committee. It spotlights stories of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the business environment. The panel includes authors, influencers, leaders, athletes and entrepreneurs that have made their way to the top and overcome adversity along the way. You can’t spell community without unity.

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR’S ACADEMY A 24-week educational program offered to local students grades sixtwelve that have an entrepreneurial mindset. Idea development, branding, plan development, pitch skills and funding plans are all taught by and

STREET FOOD CINEMA MOVIE NIGHTS

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The Chamber partners with Southern California’s most popular outdoor movie company, Street Food Cinema and the Westdrift hotel to bring three blockbuster family outdoor movie nights for everyone to enjoy between July – September. Food trucks, entertainment, live music and a movie classic are shown under the stars, on the beautiful golf course located at the Westdrift Autograph Collection.

mentored by local entrepreneurs and leaders in the business community. The program starts in October and commences in May. For more information https://www.manhattanbeachchamber.com/yea-young-entrepreneurs-academy/

ALSO OFFERED New Business Ribbon Cuttings & Anniversary Celebrations, Business Education Seminars, Chamber Power Hours, Wellness Seminar, Employment Law Talks, Women’s Networking Groups, Business Connections Mixers and a weekly live podcast called MB 360 are just a few of the other programs offered by the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce.

SIGNATURE ANNUAL EVENTS

(We look forward to the return of in-person events in mid-late 2021)

MANHATTAN BEACH WINE AUCTION

AVP GOLD SERIES/ MB OPEN VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

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This four day world class volleyball tournament attracts the volleyball elite, Olympic champions and aspiring pro athletes to the sand of Manhattan Beach. The winners each year receive a plaque on the MB Pier Volleyball Walk of Fame https://avp.com/ news/2019-mbo-pierceremony/

More than 1500 locals gather each June at the Manhattan Country Club to raise over 1 Million dollars for the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation. World-class wineries and local restaurants bring their A-game in an all out tasting event, supporting the schools in Manhattan Beach. More information at MBEF.org

For more information on our chamber events visit: manhattanbeachchamber.com For more information on city events visit:citymb.info

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