Small Business Resilience in Oakland

Business Member Event

Business Member Event


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This event is exclusively for SPUR business members and invited guests. Please contact Amanda Fasenmyer, director of corporate philanthropy, at [email protected] for information on how your organization can get involved and support our work.

Small businesses continue to reinvent themselves in response to evolving neighborhoods, the changing retail landscape and economic recessions. In the past year, it has become clear how vital small businesses are to our communities. Black-owned small businesses and businesses of color are especially critical, serving as important cultural and community hubs.

Join SPUR for a panel discussion with community leaders from Oakland. The panel will explore these topics and share lessons for the region on how to ensure these small businesses survive the current economic downturn and flourish into the future.

Registration closes on Monday, June 7th at 5 p.m. A link to the program will be sent to registered attendees on the evening of June 7th.
Please email advance questions for the speakers to Livesey Pack at [email protected].


+ Ahmed Ali Bob, Community Affairs Lead, Square
+ Christina Bernardin, Project Manager, Boston Properties
+ Elisse Douglass, Founder, Oakland Black Business Fund  

This conversation will be moderated by Ronak Davé Okoye, SPUR's Oakland Director.

This event is generously sponsored by:

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Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to [email protected] or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.