Sustainable Business Alliance / Oakland Grown
One PacificCoast Bank and East Bay Express
In honor of making New Year's resolutions and making meaningful changes, our first Locally Inspired of the year will focus on two things:
1) Learn how we, as individuals, can make big long-term shifts toward a better world this year with just a few decisions (change your internet service provider, your bank / credit card, your cellphone).
2) Learn how some of our successful local businesses are fighting for good AND winning against the mainstream -- and get some tips for your own business.
Kat Taylor, Founder and CEO, One PacificCoast Bank
Dan Callaway, Co-Founder and Manager, LMI.net, Berkeley based Solar Powered Internet Service Provider
Tuesday Jan 28, 2014
5:30 - 8:00 pm
One PacificCoast Bank
1438 Webster Street, Oakland
Member advice stand:
Christina Angelos, Angelos Chiropractic
Come to the Lucy Advice Stand this month to get chiropractic, ergonomic, and general health advice from this month’s fabulous advisor, Christina Angelos, D.C. You will love talking to Chris and learning from her -- she's a wealth of information and loves to help!
And as always...
Networking with like-minded folks, tasty local foods & no-host bar
FREE for current dues-paying SBA / Oakland Grown members,
$20 general public
$15 with registered Oakland Grown Card*
*use 1st 7 digits of your card as the promo code
East Bay Community Foundation
Sound Provided by
Mr D's Music Club
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As business owner: It's hard to compete against the mainstream when you're trying to be a socially conscious, sustainable, local business. Learn more about how some of our successful local businesses competing against the well-resourced "big guys" in their field. Learn about and from the struggles and successes of these businesses.
As an individual: There are just some good things we mean to do but never get around to doing because, well, they seem a pain in the arse. But we, as caring community members, know that if we just switch our internet service, or our bank, or our cellphone provider -- just that one time, we will have made a big -- and ongoing difference -- each month. These decisions are "sticky." We'll kick off the year talking about some of these decisions, the significant impact they have, and get motivated to make some for ourselves.
About Kat Taylor
Kat Taylor’s life has been dedicated to serving social justice and environmental health. Kat is active in a variety of social business, public benefit and philanthropic ventures in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, she serves as CEO of One PacificCoast Bank, whose mission is to bring beneficial banking to low-income communities in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner. One PacificCoast Bank is a B Corporation voted Best for the World in 2013, a certified Bay Area Green Business, winner of University of San Francisco California Prize for Service and the Common Good, and one of the first organizations to use the Just label.
Kat is also a Founding Director of TomKat Ranch Educational Foundation (TKREF) dedicated to sustainable food production through ranching, tours, research, and school lunch and garden programs. TKREF owns the social business LeftCoast GrassFed, which raises cattle in ways good for people and planet. Kat serves and has served on many non-profit boards including the Harvard Board of Overseers, Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, Insight Prison Project, KQED, Co-Chair of “Building the New CuriOdyssey Campaign”, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
LMi.net is an independent solar-assisted Internet Service Provider located in Berkeley, CA. We also provide computer repair, IT services, web site development, and virus removal at very affordable rates.We’re a local, privately-owned company with a connection to the community and a dedicated customer-oriented staff.
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