• 2022 Spirit of Marin

    Abbot Chambers Spirit of Marin 2022Abbot Chambers

    As City of Sausalito’s Librarian and Director of Communications, Abbot Chambers has shown a tireless dedication to the community. Whether he’s sharing pertinent news with the close-knit community through the weekly “Sausalito Currents” e-newsletter or jumping in to help on special projects, including when natural catastrophes strike, Abbot’s contributions to the community are unparalleled. “Sausalito Currents” is supplemented by special bulletins to report on breaking news throughout the city. Thanks to Abbot’s leadership and commitment, the bulletin has grown to include more than 4,000 subscribers, opened by thousands of readers each week.

    In 2019, Abbot was presented with the City’s “Herb Weiner Getting the Job Done Award” for his communications work during a three-day public safety power shutoff. He created a hospitality and device-charging center at the library so residents could stay in communication. Over the past five years, whether he was assisting when a catastrophic mudslide hit or the COVID-19 pandemic occurred, our community has always been able to rely on Abbot.  He has worked closely with the Sausalito Chamber to keep the public and the business community informed about the latest public health regulations and emergency services. Abbot’s devotion to his community truly exemplifies the Spirit of Marin.

    2022 Honorees


  • 2021 Spirit of Marin

    Gil Purcell and Roxanne Sheridan Spirit of Marin 2021The Pines – Gil Purcell and Roxanne Sheridan, Business Citizens of the Year

    Gil Purcell and Roxanne Sheridan, owners and operators of The Pines event space, understand the meaning of community commitment and giving back. Over the years, their contributions to the City of Sausalito have positively impacted business, nonprofit and the community at large. Their generous donations have supported important local causes such as the Marine Mammal Center, the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, and many more

    Roxanne, a current Marin Humane Society board member, has previously served on the boards of the Polly Klaas Foundation, North Bay Children’s Center and The Friends of the Sausalito Library.

    Thanks to their vision and community commitment, Gil and Roxanne have not only created a beautiful event space for the community, but have also continued their commitment of giving back. In addition to hosting Sausalito’s own radio station at The Pines, many nonprofit organizations have benefited from the opportunity to host fundraising events raising funds for local causes.

    Learn more about The Pines here.

    2021 Honorees



  • 2020 Business Awards

    2020 Large Business of the Year

    The Spinnaker Restaurant, Jeff Scharosch

    2020 Small Business of the Year

    Sausalito Fitness Club,  Joubert Caston

    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

    Marinship Emergency Medical Manufacturing Group

    2020 Presidents Award

    Christopher Holbrook, Studio 333 & Studio 333 Downtown

    2020 Chamber Champion

    Tom Riley

    2020 Spirit of Marin

    Angelino Restaurant, The Ancona Family


  • 2020 Spirit of Marin Award

    Sausalito Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year

    Angelino Restaurant—Ancona Family

    Business AwardsThe Sausalito Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce Angelino Restaurant as its 2020 Business of the Year Honoree for its incredible resilience and hard work to continue serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. When the pandemic hit Marin County, the Ancona family had to pivot their two businesses — Angelino Restaurant and CIBO Bakery — by safely combining their staff and operating both businesses from one location. Within the first few weeks of the Shelter in Place order, sisters-in-law Teresa and Tera Ancona ran CIBO Bakery as a drive-through during the day and then returned to Angelino Restaurant in the evening to assist with take-out and delivery orders. Eventually, the Ancona family made the decision to begin operating both CIBO Bakery and Angelino Restaurant out of the Angelino Restaurant location on Bridgeway. Tera and Alfredo would bake and transport their breads, pastries, and goodies to Angelino Restaurant to serve as a bakery from morning until noon, and then the family would turn Angelino’s back to a dinner take-out venue in the evenings.

    With staff reductions due to COVID-19, the family stepped up to run both businesses with very little support. The Ancona family has been a part of the Sausalito business community since 1983, when Pasquale and Donna opened Angelino. The brother and sister team of Alfredo and Teresa Ancona run the restaurant, with Pasquale and Donna enjoying a semi-retired life. Alfredo’s wife, Tera Ancona, is the baker for Angelino and owns CIBO Bakery in Sausalito. The community can always count on the Ancona family to support local nonprofits with fundraising, serving on boards, and being involved in many community events.

    Learn more about Angelino Restaurant here.


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