Business Excellence Award for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca MONTEREY, Calif. (June 19, 2003) - Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca took top honors in the Hospitality/Tourism division at last night's 17th Annual Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Business...
Business Excellence Award for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
MONTEREY, Calif. (June 19, 2003) - Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca took top honors in the Hospitality/Tourism division at last night's 17th Annual Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Program presented by First National Bank of Central California.
The awards were created in 1987 to increase public awareness of the vital role business plays within life on the Monterey Peninsula and to bestow recognition on those Peninsula businesses that have achieved excellence in their field.
In accepting the award, Kathryn Hayworth, president of Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), the operators of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, thanked the Chamber and its members and acknowledged that "while we know how to put on world-class racing events, it is the members of the community who make the race fans who come from all over the world feel welcome."
Gill Campbell, general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca expressed her pleasure in the recognition from the local business community. "Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is recognized around the world as a world-class venue. But we are especially proud to be recognized by our peers here in the community."
"SCRAMP and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca have a 47-year history of commitment to the area. Last year alone we donated over $350,000 in proceeds from our events, spent nearly $9.5 million with California businesses and pumped an estimated $100 million into the local economy, thus supporting local businesses and tourism."
SCRAMP has operated Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca since it's opening in 1957. SCRAMP is a not-for-profit organization chartered to benefit local charitable and non-profit groups, and to promote economic vitality in the surrounding area through motorsports events. SCRAMP has donated more than $10 million to the community over the years, while events at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca have had an economic impact on the area of more than $1 billion. Today, SCRAMP is one of the leading economic and charitable organizations in Monterey County.