Motivational

Leaders of the North Bay 2017

It’s always such a pleasure to work with Cynthia Murray at the North Bay Leadership Council each year in honoring organizations and individuals who exemplify the best of what it means to be a leader in the North Bay region, north of San Francisco. This year’s awardees continue the tradition, and we are pleased to present their videos here. Enjoy!

First up, the Pepperwood Preserve in Sonoma County. In light of their work around global warming and increasing drought, it was especially poignant to learn how much of the Preserve was burned by the Tubbs fire only two weeks after we recorded this video.


The Maker Movement is old and new at the same time, and Patrick Harper of Keysight Technologies was instrumental in creating a special place in Sonoma County for Makers to congregate and to, well, make things.


Teen Services Sonoma was this year’s awardee for “Empowering the Latino Community” but they provide much needed employment readiness training and job opportunities for all teens in the Sonoma city area.


New this year was the award “From Red Tape to Red Carpet: Leadership in Government” honoring effective, innovative leadership in local government. Kimberly Carroll was the first recipient of this award, and rightfully so for her work toward upping both new landlord buy-in and tenant satisfaction with low income housing in Marin County.


This year’s awardee for Community Building was Susan McQuaid of Marin CASA, a unique and under appreciated organization providing advocacy and support services to children who, usually through no fault of their own, find themselves in the court system with little to no options. Their work as advocates truly changes lives.

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Sutter Santa Rosa 2016 Employee Service Awards Montage

One of the things video is so good at is paying honest tribute to the people who work with us and for us, and doing it in a way that touches the hearts of those who view it. Sutter Health is a quite a large organization, but one that really values its employees and staff, and we’ve been privileged to work with several hospitals within the Sutter system over the years to produce videos for their annual local Employee Service Awards gatherings.

For Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital’s Service Awards banquet honoring those with work anniversaries in 2016, we produced this tribute video using employee photos as well as images dating back to their hire years to help transport everyone back to when it began for each of this year’s honorees. We hope you enjoy it.

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Matt Martin: 2016 Leaders of the North Bay

This is the video we created for the North Bay Leadership Council for their 2016 Leaders of the North Bay awards. This video honors Matt Martin of Social Advocates of Youth (Caught in the Act of Leadership awardee) for his tireless work as a leader in the movement to get homeless youth off the streets of Sonoma County and back on track to becoming valuable contributors to the communities in which they live.

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Rachel Ginis / Lilypad Homes: 2016 Leaders of the North Bay

This is the video we created for the North Bay Leadership Council 2016 Leaders of the North Bay. This one honors Rachel Ginis and Lilypad Homes (Innovative/Entrepreneurial Spirit awardee) for her work in creating and implementing at the state level a way for existing homeowners to be able to continue to afford their homes while creating small “junior units” for rent to others who would not otherwise be able to afford to live in many areas where they work. Talk about a win-win!

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Andrew Giacomini: 2016 Leaders of the North Bay

For 2016 the North Bay Leadership Council selected a particularly noteworthy group of 5 individuals and businesses. This is the video we created for Andrew Giacomini, the “Building Community” awardee. Andrew has been instrumental in fostering community ties in Marin County, both on his own, and through the Buck Family Foundation where he serves on the Board.

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Wendy Lopez: 2016 Leaders of the North Bay

For 2016 the North Bay Leadership Council selected a particularly noteworthy group of 5 individuals and businesses. This is the video we created to profile Wendy Lopez (Empowering the Latino Community awardee) and her work to bring health education and healthy eating (and brushing!) practices to Latino families in Sonoma County.

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Cropmobster: 2016 Leaders of the North Bay

For 2016 the North Bay Leadership Council selected a particularly noteworthy group of 5 individuals and businesses. This is the video we created for Nick Papadopoulos and Cropmobster (Environmental Stewardship awardee) and their awesome social media campaign connecting farmers directly with consumers to move produce and other goods that are still viable but that would likely have gone to the landfill instead.

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2016 Small Business of the Year: The Mail Depot

The Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce and the Petaluma Argus-Courier newspaper team up once a year to celebrate the “Community Awards of Excellence”, which are presented to those people and organizations whose contributions make this community a better place to live, to work, and to raise a family. The awards are given out at a special celebration, and the Chamber of Commerce asked us to create four videos for select awardees, to be shown at the celebration.

The “Small Business of the Year” award is presented to a Petaluma business with fewer than 40 employees, operating for at least three years, and which is recognized as a leader in its industry and the community.

The 2016 Awardee for Small Business of the Year is the Mail Depot, a classy, quirky little place housed in a former bus depot.

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2016 Citizen of the Year: Jeff England

The Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce and the Petaluma Argus-Courier newspaper team up once a year to celebrate the “Community Awards of Excellence”, which are presented to those people and organizations whose contributions make this community a better place to live, to work, and to raise a family. The awards are given out at a special celebration, and the Chamber of Commerce asked us to create four videos for select awardees, to be shown at the celebration.

The “Citizen of the Year” award is presented to a Petaluma resident who has exemplified a model of civic responsibility through outstanding service and involvement in the community.

We are pleased to share Jeff England’s video here.

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2016 Large Business of the Year: Friedman’s Home Improvement

The Petaluma Area Chamber of Commerce and the Petaluma Argus-Courier newspaper team up once a year to celebrate the “Community Awards of Excellence”, which are presented to those people and organizations whose contributions make this community a better place to live, to work, and to raise a family. The awards are given out at a special celebration, and the Chamber of Commerce asked us to create four videos for select awardees, to be shown at the celebration.

The “Large Business of the Year” award is presented to a Petaluma business with 40 or more employees, operating for at least three years, and which is recognized as a leader in its industry and the community.

The 2016 Awardee for Large Business of the Year is Friedman’s Home Improvement, a business we’ve personally been a fan of for many years. We are pleased to present their video here.

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