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    A number of years ago, Amelia Abrahams, as a petit 19-year-old, was assigned to teach Pilates to six muscular firemen. The men took one look at her and the equipment and asked her, “Why are we doing this? It’s going be too easy.” Then she put them through some adductor (inner thigh muscle) exercises and they realized it was NOT easy.

    Larry Hadley started to work for Ireland-Robinson & Hadley Inc. in 1973 and, in 1974, when he bought the premier construction business from his father, he was committed to continue and uphold the company’s exceptional workmanship and high quality of service. And he has kept that promise for the past 25 years.

    When Beverly Bastian founded the Landmarks Society (LMS) back in 1959, few people could have imagined how much the society would grow over the next 60 years.

    Rent-a-Parent, a child referral and consulting agency based in Tiburon, is one of the longer-lasting businesses in town.

    Welcome to our newest chamber member, Knit House on Main. Owner Julie Stanton has been knitting since her grandmother taught her how to create a yellow headband at age nine.

    “When I first learned about the job as general manager of Rustic Bakery Tiburon, I knew it was for me,” Ari Maslow says. “I love waking up each morning and knowing I get to make coffee for (people in) Tiburon.”

    Marsha Lasky says when she and her business partner, Sharon Leach of Corte Madera, first opened Sweet Things at The Cove Shopping Center; she never doubted it would be a success. “If you use good ingredients, your product tastes good and it’s consistent, you’ll be successful,” the Belvedere resident says.

    When Jennifer Torres was a kid, she LOVED candy – couldn’t get enough of it, even though her mother tried to curb the amount she ate. Now, the 27-year-old can indulge herself as much as she wants because she owns and manages The Candy Store on Main Street.

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