Bill & Kathy Kinane
2018 Esprit de Corps
Esprit de Corps is “a French expression meaning literally "Spirit of Corps" or "Spirit of Body" in the English language. It denotes a strong shared team spirit, mutual solidarity and fellowship, sense of duty, and devotion to a cause among the members of a group. Esprit de Corps is tied very closely with the French Foreign Legion and other military units worldwide. In the United States Marine Corps, it is a phrase that sits alongside the core values Honor, Courage, and Commitment as a living, breathing, entity that is not only the fighting spirit but the pride for the unit, service branch and country, and the devotion and loyalty to the other members of the unit that the men and women fight and serve with. The Board Chair selects an individual that has exhibited these traits on behalf of the Chamber in the current year.