Newport Beach & Co. hosted its annual marketing outlook dinner at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa on Sept. 12, bringing together 300 guests to celebrate the organization’s community partners and past fiscal year successes. Those in attendance included Mayor Keith Curry and police Chief Jay Johnson, as well as representatives from the City Council, Chamber of Commerce and several businesses in the city. The Rosalind Williams Service Excellence Award was presented to Dave Brusch of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach for his 39 years of service. Libby Wright, chair of the Rose Bowl Management Committee, was the evening’s keynote speaker, as Newport will serve as the host city for teams, bands, alumni and media attending the NCAA’s Vizio Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game on Jan. 6 at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl Stadium. —A.H.