Thursday, May 30, 2013, 6:30–10:30 p.m., Kaiser Roof Garden, 300 Lakeside Drive. Celebrate with Oakland’s own delicious food, wine, beer, goods, services and people. Shop the Indie Marketplace and enjoy entertainment from Oakland’s freshest DJs, musicians, artists and performers.

2013 Winners (courtesy of Oakland Local)

  • 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.
    Savor Oakland Food Tours
  • 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.
    Kitchener Born of the desire to create more than just an average commercial kitchen space, Sophia Chang’s Kitchener has been the launching point for numerous local food businesses. But beyond lending space to budding entrepreneurs, Chang throws monthly popup events to promote the love for food and community.
  • 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.
    Jazz Monique Hudson
  • 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.
    La Boriqueña, Tina Tamale Ramos
  • 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.
    Ed Support Services (tie)
    Sungevity (tie)
  • 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.
    Juniper Ridge

2013 Nominees (>210!):


17 Jewels Salon and Spa; 45 Sessions; Abode Design Associates; Adam Lamoreaux; Aimee Suzara; American Steel Studios; Annalee Allen; Andrew Park of Trybe; Angela Glover Blackwell; Antique Naked Soul; Arizmendi Bakery; Baby Jaymes; Back to the Roots; BALANCE Edutainment; Bay Area Custom Prints; Bay Area Legal Aid; Betti Ono Gallery; Beauty’s Bagel Shop; Bilen Mesfin Packwood; Bitsu Haddish; Bittersweet Cafe; Black Organizing Project; Blue Heron Catering; Blue Sky Biodiesel; Brown Couch Cafe; Brown Sugar Kitchen; Bryon Malik/RSVP Photography; Borgo Italia; Cafe Gabriela; Cafe Van Kleef; Chelle & Friends; Childrens Hospital of Oakland; Chop Bar; City Slicker Farms; Clody Cates; Commonwealth Cafe and Pub; Core Foods; Corey Action; Crimson Horticultural Rarities; Chthonic Theater; Cutting Edge Capital; David Sturdevant; Design Action Collective; Destiny Arts Center; Dirty Dog Hikes & Outings; Dr. Deah’s Walkie Talkies; E One Entertainment; Earth Tribe Yoga; East Bay Bicycle Coalition; East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse; East Bay Express; Ed Support Services; Edible Excursions; Eesuu Orundide; Elandis Brooks; Eric “EQ” Young; Ethix Merchant Services


F3 at the Cotton Mill; Farley’s East; Favianna Rodriguez; Feelmore510 Adult Gallery; Fenton’s Creamery; Firebrand Bakery (Matt Kreutz); Fists of Flour Pizza; Flying Yoga; Food Mill; Free Range Studios; Galleria Scola; Gavin Raders; Get Goes Mobile Cafe; Give Something Back; Good News in Oakland; Halmoni Vintage; Harborside Health Center; Harper Greer; Hatch Modern EcoLifestlye; Heart & Dagger Saloon; Hipline Dance Fitness; Hogg Style Records; Hot Water Cornbread; House Kombucha; Hub Oakland; inna jam; Inner City Advisors; International Contact, Inc.; In the Winners Circle; JahWarri; Cleve Minto; Jan Watten (Gray Loft Gallery); Jazz Hudson; Jenay Anolin (director of Mix’d Ingrdnts); John Lewis Glass; Joneil Costodio; Jonez Cain; Josette Golatt; Joyce Gordon Art Gallery; Julie Stevens; Julio Leiva, Lotus Cleaning Services; Juniper Ridge; Karen Cusolito; Karen Hester; Kerry Lee Johnson; Keith “K-Dub” Williams; Kimballs; Kitchener Oakland


Lakeshore Writers; Laurel Book Store; Layover; Liba Falafel; Lisa Marie Rollins; LMC and Company; lOAKal Art Gallery & Boutique — Local Legends of Oakland by Jerry Thompson; Lois the Pie Queen; Los Rakas; Lovelight Blues Band; Love Oakland Group; Love with Food; Lukas Brekke-Miesner (; Mack Mistress; Mandela Foods Co-op; Mannequin Madness; Marcus Book Store; Mariah Carle Photography; Marion and Rose’s Workshop; Mark Mc Leod; Media Enterprise Alliance; Mercedes Gibson; Mix’d Ingrdnts Dance Company; Monkey Forest Road; Montclair Sports; Montclair Vet; Moving Forward Education; Nancy Nadel; Natural Nails Plus; New Style Motherlode; New World Mosaic; NIMBY (Not in My Backyard); Oakland Acupuncture Project; OAKLAND FADERS; Oakland Local; Oakland Museum of CA; Oakland: New Urban Eating; Oaklandish; Oakland Technology Exchange West; Oaktown Blooms; Oaktown Indie Mayhem; Oaktown Jerk; Olivia Williams - Romper Clothing; OneLife Institute; One PacificCoast Bank; OpenOakland; Owl N Wood


Pacha’s Pajamas; Pandora; Penelope ‘Penny’ Baldado; Pet and Wildlife Fund; Phat Beets; Phil Porter; Piedmont Cleaners; Pietisserie (Jaynelle St. Jean); Pizzaiolo; Planting Justice; Popuphood; Premier Organics; Purple Heart; Rare Bird; Ramen Shop; Reb Peters Press; ReCARES; Red Bike & Green; Reskü by: Ari Creations; Resource Development Associates (RDA); Rod Dibble; Rosen; SambaFunk! Carnaval Explosion; Sankofa Arts & Jewelry; Savor Oakland Food Tours; Scarlet City Roasting Company; Senda Athletics; Show and Tell Concept Shop; SoleSpace; Somar; Souley Vegan;; Steve DeAngelo; Sungevity; Swarm Gallery; Sweet Bar Bakery; T Sisters; Tacuma King; TaSin Yasmin Sabir; Tea Here Now; Teresa Burns Gunther; The Jazz and Democracy Project; The Living Apothecary; The New Parkway Theater; The Night Light; The Olde Depot Public House; THE PERFECT SIDEKICK LGBTQ GYM; The Pineapple House Gourmet Specialty Desserts, Co; The Sacred Well; The Telegraph; Thomas Wong; Tina Tamale; Tomye Neal-Madison; TOUCH Salon & Gallery; Tyler Bradshaw; Tyranny Allen; Uptown Auto Body & Fender; Urban Indigo; Urban Peace Movement; Urban Re-Leaf/ Kemba Shakur; Vee Planning; Wesley J. Watkins IV, PhD; Young Gifted and Black; Zakiya Harris

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