What are CDFIs?

Main Street Launch’s Intern – Impact Evaluation & Marketing Linda Ho offers information about CDFIs.  This article was originally posted on January 10, 2018.   WHAT IS CDFI? Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) provide access to financial services for local residents and businesses, sharing a common goal of expanding economic opportunity in low income communities.…

Oakland Holiday Campaign

Main Street Launch is proud to partner with the City of Oakland, Oakland Grown, the Oakland Chamber, and Visit Oakland to celebrate small businesses and shopping locally this holiday season.  The deadline for small businesses to sign up for free marketing by Oakland Grown is October 31, 2018.   Oakland Grown’s holiday campaign kicks off…

Meet Our Clients: Vita

Vita is a boutique fitness studio specializing in yoga, pilates, and barre.  They offer classes that range from gentle to power to intense cardio. Vita is a great place to pursue your fitness goals and build community.   Katy Winter opened Vita in 2017 after changing careers.  “I was working in finance, but I knew…