Chamber's 108th Annual Meeting Awards Luncheon
On Wednesday, June 26, 2013 The Clorox Company celebrated their 100th Anniversary at the Chamber's 108th Annual Meeting at the Oakland Marriott City Center, click here to view more pictures.
Donald R. 'Don' Knauss joined The Clorox Company as chairman and chief executive officer in October 2006. As CEO, he has overall responsibility for directing the company's worldwide business, which generated revenues of $5.5 billion in fiscal year 2012.
Knauss has a long-standing commitment to promoting workplace equality and embracing diversity. In 2006, he received The Jackie Robinson Foundation's ROBIE Award for industry achievement. The ROBIE Award is the foundation's highest tribute to an individual who has promoted and expanded opportunities for minorities in the corporate world.
2013 Oakland Chamber Awards Presented by:
The Story of Clorox-
On May 3, 1913, when five entrepreneurs invested $100 each to start a business in Oakland and fulfill their American dream in a bottle of bleach. Today, the company is a thriving, multi-national business with 8,400 talented employees; $5.5 billion in sales; tens of millions of dollars in grants, product donations and support to nonprofit organizations; and hundreds of products that are
household staples throughout the world. While many things have changed over the years, some remain the same -Clorox's dedication to delivering enduring value, and a mission to make everyday life better, every day.
Clorox, a long-time Chamber member, has also been a substantial contributor to the economic vitality of Oakland. Their Foundation has been a leader in supporting Education and educational programs to enhance the quality of life
In addition to helping celebrate with Clorox, the Annual Meeting celebrated achievements in the business community.
The 2013 Winners:
- 'Oakland on the Map' -
Presented to individuals or organizations that have exemplified a
commitment to Oakland through a personal action or with a project that
creates jobs and expands the local economy.
Signature Development Group
Sponsored by Wendel,Rosen, Black & Dean LLP
California Commercial Investments
Phil Tagami, President and Chief Executive Officer
Sponsored by Visit Oakland and the Oakland Downtown Marriott
- 'Oakland Advocate' -
Awarded to an individual who consistently and unselfishly contributes to
the economy of Oakland.
Brian Kendall, Project Manager
Downtown Façade & Tenant Improvement Program
Sponsored by Colliers International and Lowney Architecture
- 'Small Business
Innovator' - Presented to a growing business that extends its
influence to encourage others to invest in Oakland. Success breeds
Dona Savitsky and Thomas Schnetz, Owners
Sponsored by Sysco
- LEADERSHIP OAKLAND
Martin Reynolds, Senior Editor for Community Engagement
Sponsored by Wells Fargo
Inner Circle Benefactors:
- 'Oakland on the Map' -
- Public Policy
- Economic Development
- Events & Programs