We were nominated for 2 Oakland Indie Awards! VOTE NOW


We have been nominated for the Oakland Indie Awards in BOTH the Pillar and Soul of Oakland categories! Congratulations to all of you, and THANK YOU to everyone who has nominated us! Nominations are only open until March 28th! Take a moment and write in, vote for us by nominating us in the category of your choosing, and nominate others in the community who deserve the love and respect of the City of Oakland.

Award Categories :

Oakland Soul : Represents the soul, essence and spirit of Oakland. This business or artist appreciates diversity and creativity, is confident in their individuality and humbly supports their brothers and sisters.

Ripple Effect : A business that supports the local economy by buying their supplies and services from other local vendors, creating a “ripple effect” as money circulates within the community

Innovative Newcomer : A business or artist that started in the last three years that excites and inspires with a creative new idea, perspective, model or solution.

Greenie : An environmental champion who works to improve our community through sustainable practices, products or services. This local business or individual reduces waste or consumption, creates green products or provides green services.

Social Changemaker : This socially responsible business or individual incorporates positive social change into their mission, operations, and/or measures of success. They use creative approaches to give back to the community and address economic and environmental issues.

Pillar : A long-established Oakland business or artist with deep roots in the community and long-standing ties to the people, culture and history of The Town. This person or business mentors newbies and is renowned for their contributions to Oakland’s living history.

Job Creator : An independent business that has a positive effect on the region by consistently providing good jobs for residents of the Bay Area, employs 50 people or more, is socially responsible and/or environmentally sustainable.