Last year several of our women-owned businesses got together to create a Keep It Female map listing women-owned and co-owned businesses in our alliance. It was an empowering project and we got mostly amazing feedback and response.

Since the production of a physical map proved to be a success, we have decided to support our membership during this holiday season by creating a Keep It Indie : Keep It Oakland map with messaging geared towards motivating local residents to shop + drink + dine + thrive locally.

So that we can self-fund this initiative and potentially raise money for the organization, we are asking businesses who want to participate to pay $40 to have their businesses listed. The maps will be designed my Brittany Luby of Hey Ma Creative (she curates our Instagram on a volunteer basis and will be compensated properly for this project) and printed by Gabby at Solstice Press (who has given us a very generous discount to have 5000+ maps produced) If you are interested, here are the details.

WHAT: Keep It Indie : Keep It Oakland Map

WHO: Member businesses who want to be included

HOW: Add the “Keep it Oakland Listing” to your cart, submit your payment, and fill out the form. Pick up your maps at a central pick up in your neighborhood


  • Sign ups until OCTOBER 5th (sign up and payment required)

  • Our goal is to get these in your hands by the end of October so they can be in stores for the November. We will be sending the image prototype soon!

We hope this project simulates pride and commerce for the holiday season and raises us a little money! Thanks for your participation and we will be updating the group soon with the designs, pick up locations, etc.