Uber Technologies is teaming with an Oakland-based firm, 360 Total Concept, to host local business outreach events to maximize Oakland business participation as the ride-sharing company prepares to expand its headquarters to Oakland.
This was the second event in a series of connector sessions for local firms and Uber, also featuring project developer Lane Partners.
A standing-room-only crowd representing local companies on Aug. 4 filled the OAKSTOP venue as Uber’s head of global facilities and general contractor, Truebeck Construction, provided an overview of the construction project and commitment to local hire and business.
Also attending were Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson’s and Oakland City Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney’s offices.
Oakland firms learned how they can do business with Uber Oakland, as well as find out about opportunities in Uber’s food services and facilities maintenance in Oakland and Bay Area wide.
“We are committed to helping Uber maximize its utilization of Oakland firms and residents at the new Uptown Station site,” said Oakland native, 360 Total Concept founder and CEO Shonda Scott, speaking at the event.
Kandace Cooks, Uber office manager and co-chair of UberHUE, a channel that promotes Black diversity, culture, and inclusion for all employees, was at the outreach event to further emphasize Uber’s commitment to partnering with Oakland’s local businesses.
“Since the Bay Area is home for Uber, we are truly excited to partner with local businesses and residents in Oakland as we build our new office location at 1955 Broadway,” said Cooks.
“Opportunities for local businesses will vary over each phase of the build-out and some opportunities will continue well after we open our doors,” she said. “We are in the early stages of construction and are keeping an open dialogue with the community about how to best partner with local businesses and utilize the space.”