Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown, International Cafe (iCafe) is located across from Portsmouth Square. Just last week, San Francisco’s mayor visited iCafe during his visit to Chinatown.
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:
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.
NerdWallet (@smallbiznerds on Twitter), recently posted an article describing important differences between community lenders like OBDC and traditional lenders, like commercial banks. This great post features OBDC’s Scott Lewis, and makes important distinctions that small businesses seeking capital should be aware of. Click here to read the full article.
On June 11, 2015 OBDC released our new organizational report, sharing our impacts in Oakland, San Francisco, and with veteran-owned businesses. To request a physical copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We were proud to host 100 staff, clients, partners, and friends of OBDC, featuring food from a few of our clients. During a brief program, we highlighted our new partnerships and programs, celebrating the work we’ve done for the past 36 years and the work coming up this year.
Katie Taylor, OBDC’s Manager – Marketing & Special Projects interviews Flor de Maria Melara, Assistant Vice President – Relationship Manager. Flor reflects OBDC’s commitment to empowerment, supporting business owners in creating and growing their own thriving businesses.
OBDC is thrilled that our client Hip Chick Farms was featured in this NerdWallet article.
OBDC clients past & present are nominated for “Best of Oakland” – vote before it ends on May 21!