Morro Bay Chamber Annual Summit

Written by Estero Bay News

March 1, 2024

From Left: Bob Fowler, MBCoC board member; Gloria Zion, MBCoC interim board vice-chamber; Michael Wambolt, executive director for Visit Morro Bay; District 2 Supervisor Bruce Gibson; Judy Salamacha, MBCoC board bember; Cherise Hansson, MBCoC board chairperson; Morro Bay Mayor Carla Wixom; Andrea Chmelik, district director, Assemblymember Dawn Addis, AD30; Ryan Blevins, MBCoC board member; Clint Weirick, John Laird’s district representative for SLO County and Grover Beach City Council Member; Ray Riordan, MBCoC board secretary; Cyndee Edwards, Morro Bay City Council member; Paul Bosclair, MBCoC board member; Zara Landrum, Morro Bay City Council member; Jen Ford, Morro Bay City Council member; Laurel Barton, Morro Bay City Council member. Photo by Jocelyn Brennen

On February 21, 2024, the Inaugural Annual Summit convened 100 local business and community leaders for a sold out networking lunch at the Inn at Morro Bay. 

Kicking off the Summit, Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce Interim CEO, Jocelyn Brennen, delivered opening remarks, setting the tone for an engaging and collaborative experience. Supervisor Bruce Gibson provided an overview of the current state of District Two in his State of the County address. In addition, there was a State of the City presentation by Morro Bay Mayor Carla Wixom. She gave a deeper understanding of Morro Bay’s current affairs and future initiatives. 

The event closed with a special segment from Visit Morro Bay’s Executive Director Michael Wambolt, who offered an analysis of the tourism sector’s current status, highlighting recent achievements and upcoming opportunities. The Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce was honored to be presented with proclamations for the Inaugural event by Andrea Chmelik, the District Director for Assemblymember Dawn Addis and Clint Weirick, the District Representative for Senator John Laird.

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