Manhattan Beach Chamber Announces Top Local Award WinnersOct 19, 2021 10:53AM ● By Mb News Staff
Bob Meistrell Local Legend Award
MBCC Hall of Fame
The MBCC Hall of Fame was
established in 2021 to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Manhattan
Beach Chamber of Commerce. Those inducted are recognized as individuals
that have demonstrated exemplary leadership and service to the Chamber
of Commerce and local business community including a distinguished
career of accomplishments, innovation, successes,
and extraordinary acts of kindness in which the impacts are widespread.
Inductees into the Hall of Fame are also considered honorary members of
the chamber for life. The first recipient receiving the Chamber Hall of
Fame award is Michael Greenberg.
Greenberg is co-founder and president of Skechers. He has played a vital role in expanding Skechers from a niche product into a $5.2 billion-plus award-winning and diversified global lifestyle and performance brand, including 3,300+ retail locations around the world. Founded in Manhattan Beach, Skechers employs more than 1,000 employees in the city. In late 2020, Greenberg started the Skechers Family Foundation Save Our Restaurants campaign that ultimately distributed over $700,000 in grants to restaurants in Manhattan Beach.
Greenberg also devotes his time to a variety of charitable endeavors that express his commitment to improving the lives of children. His focus has helped elevate philanthropy at Skechers through the Skechers Foundation, and the annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, which has raised over $13 million for children with special needs and education since its inception in 2009. Beyond Skechers, Greenberg also helped establish and is on the board of the California South Bay Chapter of The Friendship Circle, a non-profit mentor organization now known as the Friendship Foundation, and he led the restoration of the Roundhouse Aquarium at the end of Manhattan Beach Pier in honor of his son, Harrison Greenberg. Through the Harrison Greenberg Foundation, more than $4.5 million was raised to rebuild the iconic aquarium, which serves as an oceanic education center for school children across Southern California.
The Hirshbergs, Greenberg, and the award finalists in other categories will be recognized at the Best of Manhattan Awards on Thursday, October 21 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the westdrift hotel. Winners of the other award categories will be announced live at the show.