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Warriors, Giants Owners & Execs Receive Bennett Recognition Awards

For the 12th straight year, the Bay Area Council honored inductees into the Bay Area Business Hall of Fame with unique Bennett recognition awards. The 2018 recipients of these awards were:

  • Joseph S. Lacob – Owner & CEO, Golden State Warriors

  • Peter Gruber – Owner, Golden State Warriors

  • Peter A. Magowan, President & Managing General Partner Emeritus, San Francisco Giants

  • The Magnin Family

These award recipients were recognized for their business achievements, which have made an enduring impact on countless lives and communities across the Bay Area, as well as their long-standing philanthropic leadership.

In recognition of their induction, these recipients received Bennett recognition awards based on the “Boundless” design. These sculpture awards were cast in pewter, and then gold plated. The sculptures were mounted on black marble bases with gold-fill engraving of the award name, recipient name, and Bay Area Council logo.

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These new inductees were honored at a special reception held November 14, 2018, at The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

For over 20 years, the Bay Area Business Hall of Fame has honored the accomplishments and contributions of Bay Area business leaders who have spearheaded some of the world’s most respected companies and brands. Past recipients of these awards include Apple Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman Steve Jobs; HP founders William Hewlett and David Packard; Gap Chairman Donald Fisher; George Lucas; Oracle Co-Founder Larry Ellison; Intuit Chairman and CEO Bill Campbell; Sun Microsystems Chairman and Co-Founder Scott McNealy; Charles Schwab; Intel Co-Founder Gordon Moore; and Adobe Systems Founder John Warnock, among many others.

The Bay Area Council is a business-sponsored, public policy advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area. The Council proactively advocates for a strong economy, a vital business environment, and a better quality of life for everyone who lives here. Founded in 1945, as a way for the region’s business community and like-minded individuals to concentrate and coordinate their efforts, the Bay Area Council is widely respected by elected officials, policy makers and other civic leaders as the regional voice of business in the Bay Area. Today, more than 275 of the largest employers in the region support the Bay Area Council and offer their CEO or top executive as a member.