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Spirit of Marin Awards Luncheon

Bank of Marin's the Spirit of Marin Awards

2020 Honorees

Miriam Hope Kerell
Marin Small Business Development Center
Business Citizen of the Year
Corte Madera Chamber of Commerce

Stephanie Mohan
Creative Portraiture
Business Citizen of the Year
Fairfax Chamber of Commerce

Canal Alliance
Business of the Year
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin County

Larkspur Community Foundation
Business of the Year
Larkspur Chamber of Commerce

Hunter Moore
The Redwoods
Business Citizen of the Year
Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce

Beso Bistro
Small Business of the Year
Novato Chamber of Commerce

Body Kinetics
Large Business of the Year
Novato Chamber of Commerce

Nancy Altman
Volunteer of the Year
San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce

Desire to Inspire Studios
Small Business of the Year
San Rafael Chamber of Commerce

Whistlestop, now known as Vivalon
Large Business of the Year
San Rafael Chamber of Commerce

Ancona Family, Angelino Restaurant
Business of the Year
Sausalito Chamber of Commerce

Hadley General Contractors
Business of the Year
Tiburon Peninsula 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.