DECEMBER 2016 | SHOPPING
Oakland doing business with Oakland. Town Biz is the brain child of Oakland native Chaney Turner, along with her business partners Christine De La Rosa, Charleen Caabay, Michael Schlieker and Maureen Benson they wanted to showcase the amazing artists, artisans, craft workers and designers from and/or based in Oakland.
Q. What inspired you to start your business?
The need for spaces that set a stake in the ground focused on Oakland locals and merchants while welcoming visitors into the store amongst a rapidly gentrifying downtown.
Q. Tell us in one sentence why your customers love your business?
We are about Oakland love and we love Oakland, we truly are about that Town Biz.
Q. What’s the best thing about doing business in Oakland?
The people, we have such a lovely and woke city.
Q. What’s the one thing Oakland offers that you couldn’t live without?