Last Wednesday, Yammer held our first ever Mid-Market Business Fair. Several local businesses, restaurants and non-profits were invited to participate by sampling food, selling products and auctioning off artwork. The goal of the fair was to introduce Yammer employees to the companies and organizations that make up San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood.
Farmer Browns, Showdogs, TL Munch, Beer Hall and Episcopal Community Service’s CHEFS (Conquering Homelessness through Employment in Food Services) program provided an array of food that our employees devoured and Little John’s Candy Shop sampled their famous toffee and caramels.
A variety of local businesses also set up displays for the fair, including Warm Planet Bikes, TL Made, De Marillac Academy, San Francisco Symphony and Rocket Dog Rescue. Warm Planet Bikes offered tune-ups for bikes and coupons for future for services and repairs. TL Made sold a variety of goods, with 100% of profits going toward fighting poverty. And the De Marillac Academy came to auction off art work created by their students and sold a majority of their pieces!
Perhaps the most exciting booth belonged to Rocket Dog Rescue, a local rescue organization that helps abandoned dogs find loving, happy homes. After three hours at Yammer, four out of the five dogs that were part of the fair went home to loving families. It was truly the icing on the cake and a perfect ending to a very exciting day!
We are looking forward to our next fair and can’t wait to get to know more businesses in the Mid-Market community!
Here are more photos from our first Mid-Market Business Fair: