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:
East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project Open House – On Thursday, August 6, AC Transit, the City of Oakland and the City of San Leandro will hold an open house on the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Localwise, like a lot of start-ups, has evolved over time, and now serves as a platform for local businesses to post their opportunities and for local folks to find jobs.
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.
Our team at OBDC was thrilled to read a recent article in San Francisco Business Times about our borrower, Noble Brewer. OBDC’s loan to Claude Burns, CEO of Noble Brewer, closed in December 2014, and since then, his business has taken off, creating an artisan beer tasting community that brings homebrews to life.
Paula Groves is OBDC’s Vice President – Business Consulting. This is part of her ongoing series of best practices and tips for small business owners. Never miss a tip by signing up for our newsletter. The City of Oakland and AC Transit are preparing to begin development of a 9.5-mile Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route…