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Business Briefs: Clothing brands transform gender-based designs

Business Briefs: Clothing brands transform gender-based designs

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 11, 2020

Seven years ago lesbian married couple Naomi Gonzalez and Fran Dunaway launched their Seattle-based TomboyX clothing line to market underwear and shirts specifically tailored to fit female bodies.

Business Briefs: Accounting field launches first LGBTQ survey

Business Briefs: Accounting field launches first LGBTQ survey

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 7, 2020

As it works to increase interest among high school and college students in its field, the accounting profession is also striving to better understand the issues that LGBTQ accountants encounter in their workplaces.

B.A.R. launches memberships

B.A.R. launches memberships

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.

SF allows gyms, barbershops to open for indoor service

SF allows gyms, barbershops to open for indoor service

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 11, 2020

Six months after being ordered to close their doors due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, gyms, barbershops, nail salons, and other personal service businesses in San Francisco will be able to open for indoor service Monday.

Business Briefs: With public's help, San Luis Obispo cidery expands

Business Briefs: With public's help, San Luis Obispo cidery expands

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 9, 2020

Three years ago this October Bay Area native Maggie Przybylski and her wife, Morgan Murphy, debuted their Two Broads Cider brand at the Hardcore Cider Tour in their hometown of San Luis Obispo.

Business Briefs: SF pet care provider pivots focus

Business Briefs: SF pet care provider pivots focus

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 12, 2020

San Francisco native Eric Curry always had a fondness for animals. At age 9 Curry found a cat lying in the middle of the road not far from his parents home and asked his father if he could keep it.

Business Briefs: Queer-owned law firm adjusts during health crisis

Business Briefs: Queer-owned law firm adjusts during health crisis

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 8, 2020

Since they closed their law firm's Oakland office in March due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, co-founders Felicia Medina and Jen Orthwein have been working from home, as has Kevin Love Hubbard, a lawyer recently made a partner in the firm.

Local gym owners adjust business plans

Local gym owners adjust business plans

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 1, 2020

Since shelter-in-place orders imposed in mid-March caused her to close her gym location in Oakland, The Queer Gym owner Nathalie Huerta and her employees have continued to offer their training programs virtually.

Business Briefs: Russian River readies to welcome summer guests

Business Briefs: Russian River readies to welcome summer guests

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 10, 2020

The summer season is slowly revving up in the gay-friendly Russian River resort area centered around the town of Guerneville, which is marking its 150th anniversary this year.

Business Briefs: Retailers pivot to online sales amid virus outbreak

Business Briefs: Retailers pivot to online sales amid virus outbreak

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • May 13, 2020

When Gavin Escolar sat down with the Bay Area Reporter in late January to talk about his expansion plans for The Chaga Company, he was mainly focused on getting his mushroom-based products into local coffeehouses .

Online Extra: #DearSF campaign to share nightlife workers' stories

Online Extra: #DearSF campaign to share nightlife workers' stories

  • by Events Editor
  • May 9, 2020

Mayor London N. Breed, the San Francisco Entertainment Commission, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the Office of Small Business, and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce launched a digital storytelling campaign, #DearSF.

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • May 1, 2020

Thank you very much, it has been both humbling and encouraging receiving your generous support when so many are also in need of help. So far, we have raised just over $25,000 and are just 15% away from reaching our goal of $30,000.

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • Apr 15, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.

Business Briefs: Gay linguist teaches SF first responders Spanish

Business Briefs: Gay linguist teaches SF first responders Spanish

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Apr 8, 2020

From an early age Dino Medardo Rosso had an ability to master foreign languages, first learning Spanish in kindergarten. It prepared him to converse with his adopted brother from El Salvador.