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Spirit of Marin

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Spirit of Marin Honorees, 2016

Rotary of Marin Sunrise
Business of the Year
Corte Madera Chamber of Commerce

Rev. Katharine Harts
Fairfax Community Church
Business Citizen of the Year
Fairfax Chamber of Commerce

Marin Community Clinics
Business of the Year
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin

James Rosenfield
Marin Country Mart
Business Citizen of the Year
Larkspur Chamber of Commerce

Gary Ferber
Gary Ferber Photography
Business Citizen of the Year
Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce

Kiosk
Large Business of the Year
Novato Chamber of Commerce

Cameron Coffey & Kaye Professional Corporation
Small Business of the Year
Novato Chamber of Commerce

Bradley Real Estate
Business of the Year
San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce

David Haydon
Il Davide
Business Citizen of the Year
San Rafael Chamber of Commerce

Bank of Marin
Large Business of the Year
San Rafael Chamber of Commerce

101 Surf Sports
Small Business of the Year
San Rafael Chamber of Commerce

Oonagh Kavanagh
Sausalito Chamber of Commerce
Business Citizen of the Year
Sausalito Chamber of Commerce

Tom O’Neill
Volunteer of the Year
Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Phyllis Faber
Volunteer of the Year
West Marin Chamber of Commerce

Origin of the Spirit of Marin Award

The Spirit of Marin Award recognizes the achievements and volunteer spirit of local businesses and business citizens as chosen by the Marin County Chambers of Commerce.

The Spirit Behind the Spirit of Marin Award

The Spirit of Marin Award was created as a way for Bank of Marin to honor two of its original directors, Jack Bucknum and Jim Dawson.  Thanks to the inspiration of these tremendously community-minded gentlemen, we continue to honor others with a similar sense of commitment to their communities. The philosophy behind the award can best be explained by this quote from George Bernard Shaw, which Jim kept on a piece of paper in his wallet.

“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatsoever I can.

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake, Life is no “brief candle” for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to the future generations.”

That is the Spirit of Marin!

To register and learn more about the event, please visit SpiritofMarin.com.