Baobob - Members


BAOBOB (Bay Area Organization of Black Owned Businesses) is a membership organization committed to connecting, promoting, informing and representing Black owned and led businesses and nonprofits throughout the Bay Area.  BAOBOB is a program of Cowrie Village, an organization committed to working for the economic empowerment of Black people, our offspring and our allies in the inner city. Cowrie Village is a fiscally sponsored project of Empowerment Works, a recognized 501c3.

Member Benefits

BAOBOB offers its members:

  • Value: synchronized social media, joint marketing opportunities, effective and affordable promotional space

  • Solidarity: dynamic searchable platform, pinpoint your dollars within the black business community; exclusive BAOBOB member and ally discounts

  • Celebration: events such as #blackoutblackfriday2015 and other #buyblack  BAOBOB promotions; monthly featured members business campaign

  • Accommodation: easy pricing options and membership levels

  • Growth: useful workshops (legal, marketing and social media; financial, etc), other exciting new benefits and support announcements

  • Voice: a platform for member feedback and input to fine tune membership benefits and better serve our community

Member Agreements

BAOBOB members agree:

  • My business is Black owned or run with a balanced representation of Blacks in leadership.

  • My business supports cooperative economics and openly seeks to strengthen the black community via cooperative economics, Ujamaa, the fourth principle of Kwanzaa.

  • My business values quality customer service and endeavors to provide the highest customer satisfaction with every transaction.

  • My business acknowledges the systemic racism that restricts access and divides communities of color and we want to be part of changing that.

BAOBOB Directory 2015
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