Photo Credit: Drew Altizer Photography
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Hundreds of business and community leaders gathered last night to celebrate the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce’s annual Excellence in Business (Ebbies) Awards. The Ebbies are San Francisco’s celebration and recognition of the Bay Area’s visionary entrepreneurs, business leaders, and exemplary corporate citizens. Awards include Small Business of the Year, Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion, Nonprofit of the Year, and overall Excellence in Business. This year, we Reset The Stage, as we showcased our vibrant performing arts community. Special performances included Disney’s Frozen, A.C.T, Club Fugazi, and a special appearance by Circus Center. The Ebbies were hosted by the one and only, Franco Finn.
“Tonight the San Francisco Chamber reminds us why San Francisco is still one of the greatest cities in the world – showcasing businesses large and small and our world-class art and entertainment,” said Scott Dunlap, Managing Principal at Gensler and Board Chair of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. “It’s no secret that over the last year we have faced continued challenges as a city…I am proud to share that the SF Chamber of Commerce has not only been a resource for many businesses during these difficult times, but also an active leader.”
Winners of this year’s Ebbies Awards include:
Diversity and Inclusion sponsored by Amazon – SF Black Wallstreet
Small Business of the Year sponsored by Blue Shield of California – LuvFlourish
Nonprofit of the Year sponsored by Kaiser Permanente – Homeless Prenatal Program
Sustainability sponsored by Alaska Airlines and Recology – SF Zoo & Gardens
Excellence in Business sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & Co. – Accenture
This year’s theme was Resetting The Stage – showcasing San Francisco’s Performing Arts Community and looking forward to what is next for our City. San Francisco Chamber of Commerce CEO and President, Rodney Fong, said, “It is easy to get bogged down by all the challenges we face. But tonight’s theme is ‘Resetting the Stage’ and to me, that speaks to the unique opportunity we have to reimagine a stronger, more inclusive, San Francisco.”
The performing arts community was highlighted at the Ebbies, and there were performances by Disney’s Frozen, The American Conservatory Theater’s Young Conservatory, and Club Fugazi.
The Ebbies were made possible with generous sponsorships from JPMorgan Chase & Co, Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield of California, Amazon, Alaska Airlines, Southwest, Gensler, BMW of San Francisco, and Recology.
About San Francisco Chamber of Commerce:
The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most influential business membership organization in San Francisco. The Chamber represents businesses of every size and industry in San Francisco and across the Bay Area. Acting on our mission to attract, support, and grow business through advocacy, economic development, and business development in San Francisco, the Chamber delivers many programs and events each year and advocates for a prosperous economy and high quality of life for everyone who lives, works and visits the city. More information about the Chamber is available at SFChamber.com.