We’re thrilled to share that one of our newest borrowers, Steel Rail, a cafe that honors Oakland’s storied past and celebrates the people of Oakland in the heart of Jack London Square, is hosting their Grand Opening Celebration on Tuesday, October 13.
In describing the manufacturing aspect of the business, Mary says “No one profits unless everyone profits.”
The Octopus is truly unique – where else can you find coffee, beer, food, and books?
Back to the Roots is working to “undo food”, leading a new wave of food that demands total transparency about ingredient sources and the content of what’s on the table.
Farley’s, an OBDC client, was featured in the news recently for their newly-launched employee profit sharing program. Every employee who has been with the company for at least six months will receive a share of 10% of the profits. This is additional income, not a paycheck deduction, demonstrating Farley’s deep commitment to the community and the people who make their business run day-to-day.
Noble Brewer celebrates the stories of homebrewers and gives them a platform to showcase their creativity and their stories. Here is an excerpt from our interview with Claude Burns, owner of Noble Brewer:
One of our clients Mark Ryan Fine Art Services recently reflected on their first year and what’s to come in a newsletter. In their shared workspace in Oakland, their team works to build beautiful, custom framing and mounting for each client.
Rosa Martin fulfilled her lifelong dream of owning her own restaurant in 2013 when she purchased 3731 International Boulevard in Oakland. When she wanted to update the inside of her business and figure out how to pay down the credit card debt she accrued to launch her business, she came to OBDC. Here’s an excerpt from our interview with Rosa:
In 2014, long-time client Laurel Book Store moved to downtown Oakland. We’re thrilled that this business found a great location just across from City Hall in Frank Ogawa Plaza.
On Friday, June 19, 2015, Oakland business owners joined in the hometown celebrations for the Warriors’ parade. It was amazing to see the amount of #dubnation being celebrated by our clients on Twitter and at their businesses.