• 2023 Spirit of Marin

    Monica Finnegan is being honored with a Spirit of Marin Award for her never-ending support of all things Sausalito. As a local commercial real estate professional specializing in valuation, strategy, leasing and sales, Monica knows the Sausalito market inside and out and she serves the community with tireless enthusiasm.

    Over the past two years, she has put her professional knowledge to great use in her position as a member of the Economic Development Advisory Committee. To support the economic growth of downtown Sausalito, Monica has spearheaded many events including Holiday by the Bay and Wednesday Night Live, which bring locals and visitors alike to the area. In 2021, she was on a community task force of arts and civic leaders that presented the winning idea for transforming the old Bank of America property into Sausalito Center for the Arts.

    For more than 10 years, Monica has also been involved with Sausalito Sister Cities, a program designed to enhance international relationships and promote cross-cultural and economic exchange. The Sausalito-Viña del Mar program offers one-on-one mentoring to women entrepreneurs in Viña Del Mar, Chile, seminars and workshops on business leadership and development, and a homestay program in Sausalito for the women in the program. In response to Monica’s advocating for the expansion of Sausalito Sister Cities the Sausalito City Council is considering expanding travel opportunities to Chile to develop a stronger relationship between the two municipalities.

    2023 Honorees

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  • 2020 Large Business of the Year
    The Spinnaker Restaurant, Jeff Scharosch

    2020 Small Business of the Year

    2020 New Business of the Year
    Tivoli Decor, Teri Lang

    2020 Legacy Business of the Year
    Bay Cities Refuse Service, Greg & Kim Christie

    2020 Resiliency & Hope Award

    2020 Presidents Award
    Christopher Holbrook, Studio 333 & Studio 333 Downtown

    2020 Chamber Champion

    2018 Large Business of the Year
    Sea Trek

    2018 Small Business of the Year
    Katya Wittenstein, Katya Glass Jewelry

    2018 New Business of the Year
    Firehouse Coffee

    2018 Volunteer of the Year
    Herman Privette, Photography by Privette

    2018 Leadership Award
    Marjorie Thomas

    2018 Chamber Champion Award
    Kim Huff & Pam Wycliffe, Kimber Communications

    2018 Frank Papouschek Award
    Michael Lewis

    2018 Spirit of Marin
    Sean and Sonja Saylor, Saylor's Restaurant & Bar
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  • Spirit of Marin Awards prior to 2023:
    2022 Sausalito City Librarian, Abott Chambers – Business Citizen of the Year
    2021 The Pines, Gil Purcell and Roxanne Sheridan – Business Citizens of the Year
    2020 Angelino Restaurant, The Ancona Family – Business of the Year
    2019 Christopher Holbrook, Studio 333 – Business Citizen of the Year
    2018 Sean & Sonja Saylor – Business of the Year
    2017 Shelby Van Meter – Business Citizen of the Year
    2016   Oonagh Kavanagh (former Chamber CEO)
    2015   Sally Calef-Gebron (posthumously)
    2014   Kim Huff
    2013  Tom Campagna
    2012  Cathy Stierhoff
    2011  Cheryl Popp
    2010  Jeff Scharosch
    2009  Ann Arnott
    2008  Susan Roe
    2007  Mike Stone
    2006  Jack Schwartz
    2005  Yoshi Tome
    2004  Chris Gallagher
    2003  Amy Belser, Mayor
    2002  Leon Galletto
    2001  Bay Cities Refuse
    2000  Herb Weiner
    1999  Leonard Kaprielian
    1998  Peg Copple
    1997  Merv Regan
    1996  Nora Smith
    1995  Paul Anderson
    1994  John Mays (Casa Madrona)
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