Mill Valley Lumber Yard owners Matt and Jan Mathews, who bought the historic property in 2012 and preserved the its iconic character by turning it into a community gathering space, are among the winners who will be honored at an event set for Friday, September 21 (11:30 am-1:30pm) at St. Vincent’s School for Boys in San Rafael, with former MLB pitcher and Emmy-award winning broadcaster, Mike Krukow serving as this year’s featured speaker.
All honorees were nominated by their respective Marin County Chambers of Commerce, and the Mill Valley Chamber’s Board of Directors sought to celebrate the Mathews’ vision for the future of a property built by lumber magnate Robert Dollar in 1892. Because it was zoned multi-family residential, few interested buyers could see a sustainable future for the property aside from turning it into high-end condos.
“I just couldn’t imagine those buildings being torn down,” Matt Mathews says of the impetus that galvanized the longtime local residents to dive into the project of a lifetime.
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“We are thrilled to be celebrating the 25th annual Spirit of Marin awards,” Bank of Marin President/CEO Russ Colombo says. “Reaching this milestone is a testament to the continued passion and commitment of so many businesses and citizens across our county who support and strengthen their communities through philanthropy, volunteerism and exemplary business practices.”
This year’s winners are:
Corte Madera Chamber – Pig in a Pickle
Fairfax Chamber – Larry Bragman, Larry Bragman Law Office
Hispanic Chamber – California Film Institute
Larkspur Chamber – Veronica Rivas-Tramontozzi, Hello Gorgeous
Mill Valley Chamber – Mill Valley Lumber Yard
Novato Chamber, Large Business – Bank of Marin
Novato Chamber, Small Business – Trek Winery
San Anselmo Chamber – Cedars
San Rafael Chamber, Large Business – BioMarin
San Rafael Chamber, Small Business – Eckhoff and Company
Sausalito Chamber – Saylor’s Restaurant & Bar
Tiburon Peninsula Chamber – James Demmert, Main Street Research LLC
West Marin Chamber – KWMR – West Marin Community Radio
The 411: Bank of Marin‘s 25th Annual Spirit of Marin Awards is set for Friday, September 21 (11:30 am-1:30pm) at St. Vincent’s School for Boys in San Rafael, with former MLB pitcher and Emmy-award winning broadcaster, Mike Krukow serving as this year’s featured speaker. Luncheon reservations are required and are $60 per person. RESERVATIONS & MORE INFO.