Bay Area Business Roundtable year end monthly summit

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(L to R) BABRT’s CEO Bernard Ashcraft with Senior Business Development Specialist Gil Gonzales, San Leandro Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli and Oakland City Council President Lynette McElhaney (Jim Dennis Photography)

Making a difference

For over 20 years, acting as a trusted intermediary, BABRT has bridged societal gaps between business and communities by leveraging its connections to serve the needs of both business and communities.

Services include job and career training, job placement assistance, comprehensive programs that teach leadership and management skills; Small Business Matchmaking for certified WBE, MBE and DBE professionals to secure new business from our corporate and public sector procurement partners and; the Urban Assistance Clearinghouse (UAC) to maximize the opportunity for small, local and disadvantaged businesses to participate in economic development projects throughout the Bay Area.

The BABRT connects its members to a regional network of business and industry peers, partners, community stakeholder groups and thought leaders each month featuring key presentations and workshops to facilitate cross-sector dialogue and collaboration.

For additional information on the organization, visit or call 510-568-6302.