Women’s History Month: Renaissance Honors Trailblazing Women in Business

March 2, 2017 5:04 pm

All of us at Renaissance are thrilled to invite you in to join us in celebrating our trailblazing women entrepreneurs. This year’s Women’s History Month is especially exciting as The National Women’s History Project declared “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business” as its annual theme. I am proud that supporting women to achieve their true potentials, create wealth and...
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Fall in Love with Chicks and Love Pizza Patio

February 2, 2017 12:16 pm

Chicks & Love was created from the love, passion and talents of two native Bay Area professional women: Chef Kellie Joe and her wife, Vanda, a designer. Together, they are known as The Chicks. Kellie Joe, also known as Chef Chick, got started in 2010 by selling pizzas at the Orinda Farmers Market, then ended up at the Walnut Creek...
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The Queen of Mannequins Reaches for a Million

December 15, 2016 1:52 pm

Judi Henderson of Mannequin Madness Growing a Million Dollar Business If you were to ask Judi Henderson how, on a whim, she turned an art project into a business approaching a million dollars, she would tell you “I know I’m standing here now because of Renaissance.” She attributes the success of her Oakland-based business, Mannequin Madness, to the confidence, network...
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Renaissance client Judi Henderson with mannequins.

Donate to Renaissance and Win a Two-Night Stay in Napa Wine Country!

December 13, 2016 4:58 pm

Dear Friends, This season of giving, we need your support to deliver critical training, resources and ongoing support for Bay Area small business owners who want to launch and grow sustainable businesses. When you donate before December 31st your name will be entered for a chance to win a weekend in wine country. Check out the details below! A Two-Night...
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Astrid Lopez, Elite Sport Soccer and Financial Consultant

October 26, 2016 11:50 am

Who would have guessed that getting in financial difficulties can turn someone in a financial expert! It happened to Astrid Lopez. The Lopez family immigrated to the U.S. in the late eighties from Bogotá in order to escape Colombia’s political, social, and economic unrest, and live in a safer environment. Astrid and her husband pursued the economic opportunity afforded them and...
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