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Business Briefs: Gay crime novelist launches own press with podcast

Business Briefs: Gay crime novelist launches own press with podcast

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Feb 13, 2019

A year ago this month celebrated gay crime novelist Michael Nava secured the rights for all of his published works, including the seven titles in his acclaimed series featuring the gay criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios.

Gay insurance chief stresses 'fair deals' to LGBT, allied biz leaders

Gay insurance chief stresses 'fair deals' to LGBT, allied biz leaders

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Feb 6, 2019

Gay state Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara told a crowd of 600 LGBT and allied business leaders that he ran for the post, in large part, to make life better for working Californians.

Business Briefs: French-based rental site connects gay travelers

Business Briefs: French-based rental site connects gay travelers

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jan 9, 2019

Since listing a spare bedroom in his Bernal Heights home on the LGBT-oriented short-term rental site misterb&b, San Francisco resident Alan Lessik has met other gay men from around the world.

Business Briefs: Home decor store spruces up Castro retail scene

Business Briefs: Home decor store spruces up Castro retail scene

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Dec 12, 2018

A new gay-owned home decor store is sprucing up the retail scene in San Francisco's Castro district just in time to assist residents of the gayborhood with their holiday shopping needs.

Planning officials approve Castro CBD moving into vacant storefront

Planning officials approve Castro CBD moving into vacant storefront

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 8, 2018

An improvement association for the gay Castro district has won approval to move its offices into a vacant storefront, giving it a prominent location in the neighborhood for the first time as it seeks to be renewed.

Business Briefs: Queer-owned SF herbal apothecary expands

Business Briefs: Queer-owned SF herbal apothecary expands

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 7, 2018

For 23 years the Scarlet Sage Herb Co. has supplied San Francisco residents with holistic treatments to remedy all manner of ills, aches, and pains.

Real estate firm seeks to move into vacant Castro auto space

Real estate firm seeks to move into vacant Castro auto space

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Nov 1, 2018

A real estate firm is seeking to move into a vacant Castro auto space where housing had been proposed.

Business Briefs: Gay entrepreneur invests in blockchain sector

Business Briefs: Gay entrepreneur invests in blockchain sector

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 10, 2018

Altif Brown, a co-founder and head of community at Constellation Labs, can count on one hand the number of other African-Americans he knows working in the blockchain sector. He has yet to meet another gay person.

Arcade bar in SF Castro district looks to expand into adjacent eatery space

Arcade bar in SF Castro district looks to expand into adjacent eatery space

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 21, 2018

Brewcade, the popular arcade and craft beer bar on upper Market Street in San Francisco's gay Castro district, is in talks to expand into an adjacent restaurant space.

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

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

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 12, 2018

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

Business Briefs: LGBT businesses settle into Bernal Heights

Business Briefs: LGBT businesses settle into Bernal Heights

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Aug 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.

National LGBT Media Association Announces 2018 Ad POP Awards

National LGBT Media Association Announces 2018 Ad POP Awards

  • by National LGBT Media Association
  • Jul 12, 2018

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

Business Briefs: Nonprofit tends to the needs of LGBT agriculturists

Business Briefs: Nonprofit tends to the needs of LGBT agriculturists

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jul 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.

Business Briefs: Gay-owned bank taps into digital financial future

Business Briefs: Gay-owned bank taps into digital financial future

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 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.