Nominations Now Open for the 10th Annual Oakland Indie Awards Beneficial State Bank & Foundation Celebrate Oakland’s Impactful Businesses and Artists

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The nomination period for the 10th Annual Oakland Indie Awards is in full swing as Beneficial State Bank and Foundation gear up to honor the local businesses and independent artists who give back to the community. For a decade, the Oakland Indie Awards has focused on building prosperity in the local economy by celebrating the social, economic, and environmental impacts of supporting local commerce.

10th Annual Oakland Indie Awards

As we face rapid change in Oakland, we know that the Oakland Indie Awards is an ever-important mainstay in our community that serves to lift up the independent businesses and artists who give back so much to our city.

The nomination period for the 10th Annual Oakland Indie Awards is in full swing as Beneficial State Bank and Foundation gear up to honor the local businesses and independent artists who give back to the community. For a decade, the Oakland Indie Awards has focused on building prosperity in the local economy by celebrating the social, economic, and environmental impacts of supporting local commerce. Everyone is invited to nominate their favorite Oakland-based businesses or artists for any of the eight award categories: Oakland Soul, Ripple Effect, Innovative Newcomer, Greenie, Social Changemaker, Pillar, High Road Employer, and Youth Opportunity. Nominations are open until March 31st at http://www.OaklandIndieAwards.com.

The Oakland Indie Awards party is a night when people of all ages, cultures, faiths and genders come together to cheer on our local heroes for their contributions to Oakland’s rich history, unique culture, and collective prosperity. Over the past 10 years, the Oakland Indie Awards has recognized over 100 community-minded businesses and artists such as the New Parkway Theater, American Steel Studios, Zachary’s Chicago Pizza, and Qeyno Labs.

“As we face rapid change in Oakland, we know that the Oakland Indie Awards is an ever-important mainstay in our community that serves to lift up the independent businesses and artists who give back so much to our city,” says Beneficial State’s Community Engagement Officer, Emma Guttman-Slater. “We are excited to celebrate 10 years of bringing together the dynamic and diverse entrepreneurs, city leaders, elected officials, residents, and artists to connect, support one another, and, most importantly, party!!”

The May 12th party at the Oakland Museum of California (1000 Oak St) starts at 6:30pm and features live performances, food and drinks, and the Indie Marketplace. More information can be found at http://www.OaklandIndieAwards.com.

About Beneficial State Bank and Foundation
Beneficial State Bank is an FDIC-insured Equal Housing Lender, Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and certified B Corporation that serves businesses, nonprofits, and individuals. Beneficial State answers to a triple bottom-line measuring its financial, social, and environmental impact to meet the needs of its communities. Beneficial State has a unique ownership structure-- its profits can only be distributed to Beneficial State Foundation to support our communities and the environment. The bank is headquartered in Oakland, CA with branches in Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, Sacramento, CA and Santa Rosa, CA.

Beneficial State Foundation's mission is to create, guide, and promote a beneficial banking model that transforms the banking industry; we accelerate the transformation by attracting human, financial, intellectual and capital resources to beneficial banking.
Learn more at http://www.beneficialstate.com or http://www.beneficialstate.org.

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