Celebrate Small Businesses this 4th of July Weekend!

Celebrate Small Businesses this 4th of July Weekend!

In Oakland or Petaluma, San Bruno or San Francisco, local businesses are what make neighborhoods special. And wherever you’re from, chances are that there is a Working Solutions entrepreneur nearby—a local business owner who is earning their livelihood, creating jobs, and bringing something a little different to your community. 

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Celebrating Thriving Rural Business in Sonoma with Wells Fargo

Celebrating Thriving Rural Business in Sonoma with Wells Fargo

Local community leaders and small business owners joined Working Solutions and Wells Fargo Bank to celebrate the launch of a new initiative to expand access to capital and business skill-building services to rural businesses in Sonoma, Napa, and Marin counties. The event, hosted by the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, was attended by Vice-Chair of the Sonoma Board of Supervisors Shirlee Zane, as well as a representative from Supervisor Gore’s office, and was catered by Working Solutions small business client Windsor-based Mama Tina's Ravioli.

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Black Bark BBQ Brings the Heat to the Lower Fillmore

Black Bark BBQ Brings the Heat to the Lower Fillmore

On January 12, the Lower Fillmore District of San Francisco got a little smokier with the grand opening of Black Bark BBQ. Owners David Lawrence and Monetta White are longtime residents of the neighborhood (and own nearby 1300 Fillmore) and have dreamed of bringing barbecue back to the Fillmore District. The opening celebration featured samples of Chef David's killer chicken, sausage, and brisket, piled high with Black Bark's very own barbecue sauces, and an appearance by Mayor Ed Lee, who declared January 12 "Black Bark BBQ Day" in San Francisco.

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