The Esprit de Corps Award
2021 Gems of Excellence Awards Night
Esprit de Corps is “a French expression literally meaning "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 of honor, courage, and commitment as a living, breathing, entity. It 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. Traditionally given by the chamber's Board Chair, this year ten businesses have been selected who have displayed these characteristic over the past two years.