Berkeley’s The Local Butcher Shop, Oakland’s Duende and The Town Kitchen, and Albany’s As You Wish Frozen Yogurt have been nominated for Localwise’s first annual award ceremony.
The hot ticket in downtown Berkeley on the evening of Thursday Jan. 28 was arguably the gala opening party for the new BAMPFA, but if you had seen the several-hundred strong line of people snaking down Center Street and round the corner along Shattuck between 5 and 7 p.m., waiting to get into the NextSpace building, […]
Over the past year, I have spoken to over 500 Berkeley and Oakland based business owners about their hiring practices. The consensus: hiring is hard! As a former caterer and the current Co-Founder of Localwise, a Berkeley-based online job board, I know the pain of hiring local employees. I also know a trick: focus on […]
By Francesca Paris If you’re a local business searching for employees, Localwise may be the place for you. If you’re Starbucks, look elsewhere. Localwise is the creation of UC Berkeley alums Benjamin Hamlin and Maya Tobias. It’s a job board for local businesses in Oakland and Berkeley, but it seeks to be more than that: […]
TOPO Abigail Rothacker and her partner have opened a small terrarium and handmade gift shop on University Avenue in Berkeley. Called Topo Terrarium Design, the store features many local artists and is open on Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. “We have partnered with a local jewelry maker and leather worker to start hosting small workshops in our live/work space,” Rothacker said. “We have spent almost […]