October 11-13th 2020
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

One-of-a-kind training to take your business to the
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Q: What do I need to bring to the training?

A: Just bring yourself! We will provide a binder, notepad, itinerary, example reports, pencils, name tag as well as a carrying tote bag.

Q: Can I record the training?

A: No. Video and voice recording devices are not allowed. We will record the training and provide you with access after the event.

Q: Can I bring a guest/spouse to the dinners or the training.

A: Yes you can! For an additional fee you may bring a guest, spouse or office assistant to the trainings and to attend all event functions. A separate fee is set-up for those guests who would just like to attend the dinners with you. Please email us about this option if you have not already done so.

Q: What food will be provided?

A: A casual, sit-down lunch will be provided in the Il Fornaio restaurant on Monday and Tuesday of the training. Water and coffee will be available throughout the day and light snack available in the afternoon in the training room.

An informal Welcome Dinner is also included on Sunday at Il Fornaio, and a Farewell Dinner on Tuesday at Grasing's Restaurant.

Q: What is the dress attire?

A: Wear whatever you’ll feel comfortable in. Ron will be teaching in jeans (and attending the dinners in jeans as well).  The training room temperature can vary from morning to afternoon so we suggest a short sleeved shirt and sweater. The mornings and evenings can get chilly in Carmel so layers are recommended.

Q: Who should I contact if I get lost?

A: Please call Lacey’s cell phone at 914-500-3763

If she can’t be reached, call The Pine Inn for directions: 831-624-3851

Q: Where should I stay?

A: Please click here to jump to hotel recommendations on this page.

Q: How do I get to Carmel and the Pine Inn in Carmel (flights & directions)?

A: Please view the flight information here and go here for the map on this page.

Q: Where do I park?

A: Most of downtown Carmel is located within 5 square blocks. You will likely not need a car once you get here.

If you’re staying at the Pine Inn, hotel guests can obtain a parking permit to park in their lot which has enough spaces for 1/2 their guests. They typically have plenty of parking spots for guests early in the week.

If you’re not staying at the Pine Inn we recommend walking to the Pine Inn for the trainings if your hotel is nearby.

If you do need to drive, we recommend finding a parking spot just west of the Pine Inn (towards the ocean). You’ll find about 3 blocks of all day parking on Ocean Ave. Most other areas of downtown are limited to 2 hours.

Event Timeline

A more detailed itinerary will be sent closer to the event.

Sunday, October 11      

6:00pm – 8:30pm Welcome Dinner

Welcome Dinner at the Pine Inn’s restaurant, Il Fornaio.

Meet and Greet with Ron, Lacey and other attendees for a casual buffet dinner in the Il Fornaio’s Sunset Room.

MONday, ​October 12     

8:30am – 4:30pm Day 1 Training

8:30am – Day 1 Training Begins

12:00pm – Buffet lunch will be served​

3:00pm – 4:30pm Presentation from Computershare

4:30pm - Conclusion of Day 1. You're free to explore the town and rest up for Day 2. Let us know if you need dinner recommendations!

Tuesday, October 13       

8:30am – 4:30pm Day 2 Training

8:30am – Day 2 Training begins

12:00pm – Buffet lunch will be served

3:00pm – 4:30pm Presentation from Computershare

6:00pm - 8:30pm – Farewell Dinner at Grasing's rooftop deck


You’re welcome to book a room anywhere you’d like, however for convenience and a taste of old world charm, we recommend the Pine Inn which has newly renovated rooms.

Upon booking, tell the Front Desk you’re with the “Appraisers Success Group”. A block of rooms have been set aside for our group at a discounted rate of $189/night + tax.

For guests staying at the Pine Inn, a buffet breakfast is offered Monday-Friday in your room stay. Breakfast is served from 8:00am to 10:00am.

Guests not staying at the Pine Inn may purchase the buffet breakfast for $15.00. Some other hotels offer breakfast included in their stay as well.

Some other nearby accommodations:

Best Western

Tally Ho

Green Lantern Inn

Normandy Inn

Getting Here


San Jose Airport (SJC) is the nearest national airport about 1 hr 20 mins away without traffic.

Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) is the nearest local airport about 15 minutes away and is serviced by Alaska, Allegiant, American and United airlines with non-stop flights to San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Dallas.

San Francisco (SFC) and Oakland (OAK) airports are approximately 1 hr 50 mins away without traffic.


There are no addresses in Carmel-by-the-Sea!

Inputting "The Pine Inn Carmel" into your GPS should get you here. See the map below.

Here are a little more detailed instructions just in case:

Heading South on Highway 1 you will make a Right turn to Carmel onto Ocean Avenue, it's about 1.5 miles after the exit for 399A Pebble Beach. The sign for Carmel is small so keep an eye out!

Then continue down Ocean Ave. The Pine Inn is on Ocean Ave between Lincoln Street and Monte Verde Street. Approximately 0.7 miles West from Hwy 1, on the right hand side.

Car Rental and Car Service

For transportation from the airport we recommend either renting a car from one of the major national car rental companies or using Monterey Airbus which offers group and private airport transportation to and from Carmel.

Once you’re in Carmel you won’t need a car to get to the restaurants or the training event if you’re staying at The Pine or nearby. They’re all within a few blocks walking distance.

We look forward to meeting you!

Don't hesitate to reach out with any questions!