2011 Honorees

Small Business Week 2011 Recognition Ceremony

“Partnering for Prosperity”

Honorees

 

 

 

La Gallinita

Celebrating 50 years of service as a small family business on 24th Street.  La Gallinita has been an anchor on the corner for the Latino Community and contributes to the vitality of the entire City. 

- Nominated by Mayor Edwin M. Lee

 

La Gallinita

 

 

Cinderella Bakery

Cinderella Bakery has been serving the community since 1953 and has been recently renovated.  The business is a vibrant part of the Russian community in the Richmond District.

            - Nominated by Supervisor Eric Mar

 

Cinderella Bakery

 

Patxi’s Pizza

Patxi’s Pizza is currently taking part in a 52 weeks of giving fundraiser.  Patxi’s goal is to give $130,000 in 2011 to organizations dedicated to education and children’s health and welfare.  Each week, all year long, each Patxi’s restaurant will host a community fundraiser. 

- Nominated by Supervisor Mark Farrell

 

Patxi’s Pizza

 

Liguria Bakery

A North Beach staple for generations, Liguria Bakery continues to contribute to the vitality and cultural relevancy of this historic neighborhood.

- Nominated by Supervisor David Chiu

 

Liguria Bakery

 

Ocean Park Motel

The Ocean Park Motel is celebrating its 75th anniversary.  It was built in 1936 (the first motel in San Francisco) just in time for the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. 

- Nominated by Supervisor Carmen Chu

 

Ocean Park Motel

 

Café Hana

Since 1984, Café Hana has been dedicated to contributing to the preservation and economic vitality of Japantown. 

            - Nominated by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi

 

Café Hana

 

Passion Café

Passion Café contributes to the vitality of the City’s 6th Street corridor and has been a strong partner in making improvements on this vital part of the Central Market area. 

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Moya

Moya has ethic, diversity and cultural relevancy to its business model.  This business strongly contributes to the vitality of San Francisco.  

-         Nominated by Supervisor Jane Kim

 

Passion Café & Moya

 

Zanze’s Cheesecake

An Ingleside staple for three decades, Zanze’s Cheescakes customers are so loyal that they drive from all over the bay area to patronize this bakery.  

- Nominated by Supervisor Sean Elsbernd

 

Zanze’s Cheesecake

 

Orphan Andy’s

Orphan Andy’s leaped at the chance to be the community partner in moving chairs and tables into and out of the Jane Warner plaza each day.  They are an exemplary business and neighbor in the Castro Street neighborhood.

- Nominated by Supervisor Scott Wiener

 

Orphan Andy’s

 

El Rio

El Rio significantly contributes to the community and merchant corridor and has opened their doors to hold fundraisers for many local non-profits. 

- Nominated by Supervisor David Campos

 

El Rio

 

Everest Waterproofing and Restoration

Owner Keith Goldstein is a leader in the Potrero Hill community and has contributed to the health and vitality of the Potrero Hill Merchants Association.

- Nominated by Supervisor Malia Cohen

 

Everest Waterproofing and Restoration

 

Caffe D’Melanio

Despite recent challenges, including the passing of the owner, Caffee D’Melanio continues to stay open and support local events.  They are a business and community partner in the OMI corridor.

- Nominated by Supervisor John Avalos

 

Caffe D’Melanio