Archive for the ‘Partner Organizations’ Category

Urban Solutions - Cyber Marketing

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Thursday September 15 from 1-5:30pm

Yoshi’s Theatre and other Fillmore St. sites in San Francisco.

This is a free conference that will bridge the digital divide, assisting small businesses with technology and social media.  There will be a reception from 5:30-7pm at Sheba Lounge at 1419 Fillmore St.  San Francisco.

Pacific Community Ventures Annual Luncheon and Showcase

Friday, August 26th, 2011

September 12, 2011 from 11:30am to 1:30pm

UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center

1675 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA 94143-3008

Opportunity Fund Gala Celebrating Entrepreneurship and Microfinance in the Local Food Scene!

Friday, August 26th, 2011

September 27, 2011 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Lighthouse Community Charter School 10th Anniversary Celebration and Gala

Friday, August 26th, 2011

October 1, 2011 at 6:30pm
Rotunda Building (across from City Hall)
Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center Annual Gala - Small Business - BIG IMPACT!

Friday, August 26th, 2011

October 5, 2011 from 6pm-9pm

The Bently Reserve,

301 Battery Street

San Francisco, CA, 94111

Oakland Indie Awards

Friday, August 26th, 2011

The 5th Annual Oakland Indie Awards were a smashing success! On May 13th, Oaklanders honored local artists and small businesses at the Indie Awards. Check out photos of the event at The Oakland Indie Awards encourages people to recognize the community, economic, environmental, and political impact of supporting Oakland’s locally-owned businesses and artists instead of chain stores. It also provides rare opportunities for recognition for the small businesses and artists that make Oakland such a wonderful, creative place. Finally, it’s a chance for Oaklanders to just celebrate Oakland by enjoying Oakland food, wine, chocolate and music.

Congratulations to the Indie Awards winners:

This event would not have been possible without the support of our committed sponsors including: Mattmar Group, Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass, Uptown Apartments, Dan Carroll and Stasia Obremskey, Pete Higgins and Leslie Magid, Blue Heron Catering Company, SuperPrint, Exploratorium, Jack London Square, California Waste Solutions, First Solar, YMCA of the East Bay, City of Oakland, Urban Legends Winery, East Bay Community Foundation, Ron Beller and Jennifer Moses Family Foundation, Bay Area Derby Girls, Oakland Outlaws, AnewAmerica, Kipp and Sara Howard, Nancy Neel, and Bruce and Susan Kelley.

One PacificCoast is Seeking Partners for Pal – Our Employee Assistance Loan Program

Friday, August 26th, 2011

New Fair & Manageable Alternative to Payday Loans

Seeking Partners for Pilot Alternative to Payday Loans

One PacificCoast Bank is excited to announce its pilot of a new alternative to payday loans: the Pal loan. This program will allow individuals to borrow from $500-$1000 dollars to cover an unexpected expense and pay it back in small monthly installments of 8-12 months. This loan is intended to provide a manageable alternative to expensive payday and car title loans that often keep people trapped in debt cycle.

In addition to the loan itself, this program can help build credit, includes financial tips and tools, and provides incentives to save. Our optional Automatic Payment and Savings program includes an immediate $25 incentive that gets deposited into a new free savings account for the borrower. Upon repayment, the same monthly amount will automatically transfer into their savings account each month until/unless the former borrower cancels it.

The program meets or exceeds the FDIC’s guidelines for small dollar loans, with an interest rate of 18% and a $30 financed loan origination fee. This fee is incorporated into the monthly loan payments; it is not paid up front.

The program launched on July 15th 2011 with four partner employers, and One PacificCoast Bank is seeking additional local employers to partner with us. Participating employers will let their staff know that the loan is available, will help them with application questions, and will provide employment verification. There are no fees or financial risks to the employer.

Employer requirements (for-profit or non-profit):

* 25 or more employees
* Most employees are year-round, not seasonal
* Offer direct deposit of payroll to employees

Interested employers should contact Erin Kilmer Neel at One PacificCoast Foundation, or 510.663.2253.

For more information about One Pacific Coast Bank,FSB, go to Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. CDFI Certified Bank.

Free Credit Reviews - When is the last time you checked your credit score?

Friday, August 26th, 2011

People’s Federal Credit Union is currently offering free credit report reviews. Make an appointment to receive a copy of your credit report and meet one-on-one with a trained credit coach. Credit coaches can answer questions and help you to make a plan to rebuild your credit. For more information, contact the People’s Federal Credit Union at 510.267.0450 x305, para espanol x307 or stop by at 1432 7th St. Oakland, CA 94607 across from the West Oakland Bart Station.

Give Something Back - Indie award winner is local office supply company

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Did you know that you can buy office supplies locally and for less than the big box stores? Give Something Back is a local office supply company that provides full service, free nationwide delivery and a low price promise. It also happens to be a 2011 Indie Award winner!

What’s even better is that Give Something Back donates 75% of their net earnings to a variety of nonprofits in the West. By purchasing supplies from Give Something Back, you are supporting a local business and you can even vote on which nonprofits receive donations. Learn more about give something back at

ReliaTech - Indie Award nominee fixes your computers while providing job training

Friday, August 26th, 2011

ReliaTech is a local computer service and e-waste recycling organization that offers reliable and reasonably priced computer service by certified technicians. They offer carry-in service at the San Pablo and San Francisco stores, and on-site service throughout the Bay Area. ReliaTech has a “No Fix, No Fee” guarantee and also offers discounts to nonprofits.

ReliaTech is the nonprofit social enterprise of The Stride Center, which is a social venture nonprofit empowering economic self-sufficiency for individuals and communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. ReliaTech provides on-the-job training for Stride Center participants and hires graduates of the program. All of Reliatech interns and employees are chosen and trained for their ability to treat every customer with respect and dignity. Learn more at