Participating in Anew America’s Microbusiness Celebration August 25, 2015 – Posted in: Company News

Loctek employees had the pleasure of volunteering at Anew America’s ‘Ready, Set, Grow’ Microbusiness Celebration on August 13th in Oakland, CA. The event featured over 40 live vendors showcasing their products, food and services. Attendees were in great spirits as they sampled a wide variety of delicious snacks, meals, desserts and beverages provided by the small business owners who were graduates of Anew America’s program. Adding to the excitement was a full table of raffle items and an impressive silent auction.

Loctek was happy to participate in the silent auction by donating a D7A Monitor Mount and an X7 Tablet Stand to the event.

 Small Business Exhibits – We had so much fun chatting with all of the microbusiness owners that we decided to share some of the pictures of their exhibits below.

1. Lobo’s Ice Cream                                                               2. Sweet Thoughts Bakery

 3. Arepas La Calenita

 4. Simply Garlic                                                                5. Ms. Nina’s Charm & Etiquette

 6. Rahima Samim Sewing & Jewelry                            7. Aikane Care

 8. Tiger’s Auto Body                                                       9. TT Bee By Product

 10. tocumbo fresca – organic ice cream                      11. Close up of tocumbo

 13. Alex with —

According to their website, “AnewAmerica exists to enrich the lives of its participants and their families while strengthening…the economic growth and social capital of their communities.”  Considering the awards handed out at the event, they are certainly succeeding in their mission. Honorees joined the stage to share their struggles and to discuss their small business triumphs – all made possible by Anew America’s program. Not only was the crowd extremely diverse, with participants having come from numerous countries around the globe, but the products being offered were also quite varied. We tasted many different cuisines, learned a little bit about beekeeping, heard people talk about how they manufacture their goods and much more. There were beauty tips and instructions about etiquette as well as car upkeep! It’s hard to imagine what the community would be like if all these fantastic businesses weren’t available to the public. Thank goodness we don’t have to!

It was a very special evening and we were so glad to be a part of it. We wish Anew America continued success in the years to come.