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San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Press Release

Media Contact: Gwen Oldham at SF Chamber, 415-352-8839 or goldham@SFChamber.com

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES EBBIES FINALISTS

Seventeen Leading Companies to be Honored at 2010 Excellence in Business Awards

SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce today announced the finalists for the 2010 Ebbies, San Francisco's preeminent awards competition honoring excellence in business. Winners will be announced at a gala awards presentation and cocktail reception attended by more than 900 business and community leaders on October 28 at the Nob Hill Masonic Center.

The 2010 Ebbies finalists are (listed alphabetically by business)

Excellence in Business
AT&T

Salesforce.com

Innovation Through Technology
HearPlanet
Practice Fusion
Zynga

Emerging Growth
hi5 Networks
Spigit
Vertical Response

Building San Francisco
Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center
McCarthy Cook & Co./Edgemoor Real Estate Services
Millennium Tower (Millennium Partners)

Small Business
Brownies Hardware
McRoskey Mattress Company
Property Management Systems

Economic Development
Ferry Building Marketplace
San Francisco International Airport
University of California, San Francisco

“All of this year's finalists exemplify the spirit of innovation our city is known for,” said San Francisco Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Steve Falk. “These innovative entrepreneurs and business leaders are not only committed to the success of their companies, but to our city's communities and economy.”

As the Chamber celebrates its 160th anniversary, this year's Ebbies will also honor San Francisco's centurion companies that have been in business 100 years or more and have helped shape the city's unique character and robust economy. Centurion companies to be honored include: PG&E, Bechtel Corporation, DelMonte and many others.

The Ebbies were created in 1991 by the Chamber to honor San Francisco businesses for their vision and innovation and to celebrate their many contributions. The Ebbies awards gala on October 28 at the Nob Hill Masonic Center is open to the public, but advanced tickets are required. Tickets and sponsorships may be purchased online at www.sfchamber.com or by calling Nicole Lange at 415.352.8858.

The 2010 Ebbies is made possible with the generous support of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Recology, Lennar Urban, United Airlines, Microsoft, PG&E, Kaiser Permanente and Wells Fargo. More information on the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and the Ebbies is available at www.sfchamber.com.

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About the Chamber
Founded in 1850, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is recognized as the pre-eminent business organization for advocacy, networking and economic growth. The Chamber delivers on its mission to attract, develop and retain business in San Francisco by representing companies and organizations that make San Francisco a preferred destination for businesses and visitors - a great place to live and work.





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