Beach business – Marshall, Horger, Condrens
The Hermosa Chamber of Commerce Installation Gala honorees at the Comedy and Magic Club last month were all behind the scenes workers. None has held public office, but all have had a significant impact on their home city. Man of the Year John Horger was a co-founder of the Hermosa Beach Youth Basketball League, the Hermosa Historical Society and the Hermosa Beach Murals Committee. Woman of the Year Merna Marshall was active in saving the former Biltmore Hotel property for a park, and remains active in the Hermosa Sister City and Woman’s clubs. Marshall also founded Effie’s Closet and Soup Kitchen. Hilary and Erin Condren recently acquired 22nd Street landmark restaurants Martha’s and Bottle Inn and have contributed to Hermosa Ed Foundation and Hermosa Little League fundraising.
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