What We Do

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To ensure Oakland is a place where locally-owned business and their workers can truly thrive, we must operate our businesses successfully, gather and share best practices, organize our community-engagement efforts, and advocate to shape public policy.  

OPERATE our businesses

Running a local business is a 24/7 endeavor. It should not go unnoticed that the majority of our efforts are spent operating our businesses.

GATHER and share

We gather together to build community and fellowship and share information, resources, and best practices. When we need an answer or a trusted opinion, we call each other first.

ORGANIZE our efforts

As an alliance we organize our efforts to raise awareness, fundraise for the community, and amplify the voice of local independent business owners.

SHAPE policy

Oakland Indie is civically engaged, working to have a seat at the table when it comes to policy impacting our business, our workers, and our neighborhoods.