Among this year's awardees are two Marin Builders members! Cheers and congratulations to:
Rob Devincenzi, Marin Independent Journal - Business Citizen of the Year, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Miann Builder, Michael and Ann Roggenbuck, and Elizabeth Engle - Small Business of the Year, Novato Chamber of Commerce
MarinHealth Medical Center, Dr. David Klein - Large Business of the Year, San Rafael Chamber of Commerce
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.”