Business

Merchants celebrate!

The Greater Geary Boulevard Merchants’ Association held its 25th annual luncheon at the Hotel Kabuki on May 23 to honor local merchants and first responders who have contributed to the welfare of the community.

The keynote speeches at the event, dubbed “San Francisco 2028,” were delivered by SF Mayor Mark Farrell and former SF Mayor Willie Brown, who were asked to look into their crystal balls and predict what the future of transportation will look like in a decade.

Also participating were Ed Reiskin, director of the SF Municipal Transportation Agency; Fiona Ma, a candidate for California treasurer; D.J. Canepa, San Mateo county supervisor; Jim Lazarus, vice president with the SF Chamber of Commerce; and, SF Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, who gave awards to the honorees.

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Luncheon attendees watch a video containing flying vehicles. Photos: Phyllis Nathan.

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Merchants’ President David Heller and SF Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer present a certificate of appreciation to SF Police officer Michael Walsh.

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Henry Karnilowicz, president of the Council of District Merchants, visits with SF District Attorney George Gascon.

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Fewer with mayoral candidate Mark Leno and local resident Phyllis Nathan.

 

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Noah Griffin, a Richmond District native who sang three songs at the event (pictured with former Planning Association for the Richmond president and retired police commander Richard Corriea and SF police officer Tony Chaplin).

 

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