Business of the Month:

Bayside Management & Virginia Sargent
Business of the Month: Bayside Management & Virginia Sargent

When Jim and Andy Allen decided to retire from the Belvedere Land Company, they searched for a reputable management company to run the family's rental properties. They settled on Bayside Management, a 36-year-old company  headquartered in Sausalito. Virginia Sargent applied for the newly created job in Belvedere, was hired and was put in charge of the Land Company's numerous properties.  

"If I were to think of one word that describes the Belvedere community, it would be 'gracious'," Virginia says. "It started in the beginning when Cathy and Robin were so gracious in welcoming me and helping to support the transition. The Mill Valley resident has had vast experience leading up to this assignment since growing up as a grade school student at Saint Hilary's School in Tiburon. High school was The Branson School, and then it was on to the University of Santa Clara where she majored in economics, graduating in 1980.

This means she is in charge of 131 residential units on the lagoon, bay and various apartment buildings; 47 commercial units at the Boardwalk Shopping Center and on Juanita Lane, plus Bayside Nursery. This adds up to a total of 178 units that need constant supervision. "When someone moves out, the very least we do is paint and put in new carpet," she says. "What is old is back in style again. For instance, hardwood floors are coming back and now people want gas instead of electric ranges."

Virginia Sargent has settled into her new role. "I'm a steward of this incredible property," she says, "and it's my job to respect its architectural heritage."

*In the photo at the top right, above Virginia's head, is a painting of Ark Row in the 1940s with Angel Island in the background. The artist was Virginia's Great Aunt Jean Faull, a noted San Francisco commercial artist in the 1930s, '40s and '50s. The painting now hangs at the Belvedere Land Company's office in Belvedere.  To learn more about Virginia and her road to Bayside Management, click

 Chamber Mixer & Open House

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Angel Island Mixer

Join the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce as the Angel Island Company and Angel Island Tiburon Ferry host its June after hours mixer.

We will depart the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry dock at 5:00 pm, returning at 7:30 pm.

Captain Maggie’s Angel Island Tiburon Ferry will take us on the 10 minute ferry ride to Angel Island - you’ll understand why this was voted one of the top 8 best ferry trips by Sunset Magazine.

Once there, sit back, relax, and enjoy an open air tram tour. Experience some of the best views of the bay area, while a history rich audio recording offers fascinating historical and current day information about various sites on Angel Island. There’s a reason this is Angel Island’s most popular tour. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE ONLY 90 PLACES ON THE TRAM RIDE. These will be allocated to the first 90 people to purchase tickets.

Then, we’ll be treated to a pasta dinner at the Angel Island Café. This great café offers beautiful views of Ayala Cove and the Tiburon coastline. There’s no better place to relax in the warm sunshine with a glass of wine.

For info & tickets, click here.

$25 Tiburon chamber members ⎪ $35 non members

Depart from Angel Island Tiburon Ferry, 21 Main Street, Tiburon, CA 94920.

Citizen of the Year 2018
Chamber Seeking Nominations

The Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce seeks nominations from the community for its 2018 Business Citizen of the Year. 

The Business Citizen of the Year award recognizes local business leaders and companies whose outstanding achievements exemplify a professional and civic commitment that significantly benefits the Tiburon peninsula.  The nominee should demonstrate visionary leadership, professional excellence, and above all, a deep commitment to the community.

The winner will receive the prestigious Spirit of Marin Award at the Bank of Marin’s 24th  Annual Spirit of Marin Luncheon on September 21, 2018 and will be honored locally at an award luncheon on November 2, 2018 hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and the Tiburon Belvedere Rotary Club.

Please submit nominations of no more than 250 words to the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce by Friday, May 11, 2018  at or PO Box 563, Tiburon CA 94920. The recipient of the 2018 Business Citizen of the Year award will be announced will be announced in late May.  

Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen-of-the-Year 2017, was Steve Sears, co-owner of Sam's Anchor Cafe, who was honored for his years of volunteerism to our community.To learn more, click here.

Tiburon Wine Festival
Saturday, May 18, 2019
1 to 4 pm

One of the Bay Area’s premier wine events, the Tiburon Wine Festival pairs 60 of the finest wineries with 20 of the area’s most popular local restaurants to create a unique wine tasting experience that sells out every year. Located in downtown Tiburon, the festival boasts beautiful views of San Francisco and the Bay, live music and a spectacular silent auction with one of kind experiences and special wines from participating wineries. This is a great opportunity to try some amazing wines and the meet and learn from the winemakers themselves!

Click here for tickets to the Tiburon Wine Festival.

For more information, click here Tiburon Wine Festival

What to Do on the Tiburon Peninsula

Tiburon's fascinating history and natural beauty also provide a variety of unique attractions. In Tiburon, the 1884 Tiburon Railroad-Ferry Depot Museum-the only dual-use railroad terminal to survive west of the Hudson River-is on the National Register of Historic Places. Old St. Hilary's, a Carpenter Gothic church set in the midst of a wildflower preserve, was built in 1888 and offers stunning views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.

Ark Row, former houseboats on Tiburon Lagoon before it was filled in the 1940s, now houses restaurants and shops along upper Main Street. Tiburon Playhouse, site of the Tiburon International Film Festival, shows first-run domestic and foreign films.

And in Belvedere, the China Cabin is the restored Social Saloon of the SS China (1866), a national maritime monument with a gilded Victorian drawing room. Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society


No time? No muscles? No matter. Tiburon Uplands Nature Preserve, a tiny preserve tucked into a shady canyon along Paradise Drive, offers a very easy, 0.7 mile loop trail that's perfect for a quick hike or a leisurely wildflower walk. This little-known gem wanders through a thick forest of California bay, climbs moderately through woods with coast live oak and toyon, then segues to grassland, crossing a seasonal creek en route.

Angel Island State Park

For a short course in California history, board the Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry for the 10-minute boat trip to Ayala Cove, entry to Angel Island State Park. From here the 740-acre mountain island encompasses the history of the Golden State from its Coast Miwok beginnings to the Army presence through the Civil War, World Wars I and II, and most recently, as a NIKE missile base. Immigration's pivotal role comes to life at the Immigration Station, where thousands of mostly Chinese immigrants were detained-and some denied entrance to the United States-during a period of exclusionary immigration laws.

Directions to the Tiburon Peninsula

After exiting Highway 101, take Tiburon Boulevard (Highway 131) east until you reach the tip of the peninsula. As you approach Main Street, the downtown hub, you'll find the Boardwalk Shopping Center on the right and Point Tiburon Plaza to the left. 

Park your car at one of the several lots downtown. Tiburon is a pleasantly walkable destination. For a helpful map, pick up a self-guided historical walking tour brochure (free) from the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society in the Donohue Building on Paradise Drive or visit the Tiburon Peninsula Chamber of Commerce office at 96B Main Street.

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