Events

2014 Microbusiness Exposition A Resounding Success!

Thanks to everyone who supported AnewAmerica's 14th Annual Microbusiness Exposition! Our Expo was held on August 14th, 2014 at the beautiful Kaiser Center Rooftop Garden in Downtown Oakland.

We take pride in having the support of outstanding community leaders such as City of Oakland Councilmember Noel Gallo, Small Business Administration District Director Mark Quinn, and Ignacio de la Fuente. We had a fantastic emcee in Fabiola Kramsky-Gascón of Univision, KDTV Channel 14 anchor for the morning show.

We deeply appreciate the support of our event sponsors, who made it possible to celebrate our entrepreneurs and our programs on this special evening.

 

From left: Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Volunteer of the Year Fabianne Rico, Councilmember Noel Gallo, Univision news anchor Fabiola Kramsky-Gascón, AnewAmerica CEO Viola Gonzales and AnewAmerica COO Robert Lattimore.

Our client vendors provided amazing food and showcased their unique products and services. We presented the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award to Gloria Ramirez of Gloria's V Tailoring and the Green Business of the Year Award to Patricia Romero and Jaime Camacho of My Little Bunnies Daycare.

 

Vendors

Claudia Valencia, JCC Painting

Special thanks go to the nearly 70 businesses that generously provided such a great array of gifts for our drawings, live and silent auctions. Our musicians' talent played an invaluable role in making the evening enjoyable.

We thank 36 Volunteers who greeted our guests, hosted tables and helped sell tickets for our drawings! We could not accomplish the work of this agency without their generosity. For this reason, each year we acknowledge their contributions with our Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards. This year's awards went to Fabianne Rico, college student at San José State University, for his work in our San José office and to Rosario Sanchez, MetWest High School student, for her contribution to our Oakland office.