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Business Briefs: Gay-owned plant store helps to green Tenderloin

Business Briefs: Gay-owned plant store helps to green Tenderloin

By Matthew S. Bajko

Growing up in Redding in northern California, Chai Saechao loved to get his hands dirty in the backyard garden his mother tended.

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By Matthew S. Bajko | August 8, 2018

Working as a manager of Blue Bottle Coffee's Hayes Valley location, JoEllen Depakakibo learned what it takes to run a successful coffee business. She decided to use that knowledge to open her own coffeehouse.

By National LGBT Media Association | July 12, 2018

The National LGBT Media Association (NGMA) has announced its third annual Ad POP award winners, including many top corporate brand names.


By Matthew S. Bajko | July 11, 2018

At the Cultivating Change Foundation's fourth summit for LGBTQ agriculturists and their allies, attendees listened to workshop sessions on such topics as "Growing Bridges: Research on Lesbian Farmers & Their Communities.

By Matthew S. Bajko | June 13, 2018

Colin Walsh, the founder and CEO of Varo Money Inc., envisions a day where the local bank branch is a relic of financial history.


By Matthew S. Bajko | May 9, 2018

A new mural honoring the late gay Supervisor Harvey Milk will be unveiled in San Francisco's Castro district May 22 as part of the local festivities taking place this year to mark Harvey Milk Day.

By Matthew S. Bajko | May 3, 2018

A new cannabis retail store is seeking to open in the Castro in a storefront across the street from the eatery Flore on Market.


By Matthew S. Bajko | April 12, 2018

Twenty years ago business partners Larry Hashbarger and Skip Young took a chance on opening a restaurant featuring transgender cabaret performers who doubled as waitresses in San Francisco.

By Matthew S. Bajko | March 14, 2018

It was a day many thought wouldn't come, with some joking they were on the lookout for flying pigs Sunday night, as the long promised Castro location of Hamburger Mary's quietly opened to the public.


By Matthew S. Bajko | March 7, 2018

LGBT business owners set to gather in San Francisco for conference.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 7, 2018

Erin Uritus, the new CEO of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, plans to spend her first year on the job learning about the San Francisco-based nonprofit before she makes any changes to its operations.


By Matthew S. Bajko | January 10, 2018

Anyone attending a gala event hosted by such San Francisco cultural institutions as the Asian Art Museum, or other events has located their dinner table seat by finding their name beautifully written on a place card.

By Matthew S. Bajko | November 8, 2017

At their Scandinavian furnishings store Norden Living, Terje Arnesen and Christopher Sharpe showcase contemporary designers who have put their own twist on classic styles from their native Nordic region.


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