This story is the first in a series of Stories of Resilience that demonstrate the generosity, creativity and community-building spirit that countless ICIC alumni have shown during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Blaisdell’s Business Products has been delivering office supplies and support to communities for over 70 years. What originally started as a small retail shop has flourished into a multi-million dollar e-commerce business focused on supporting the needs of other local businesses. Blaisdell’s is woman-owned, family-operated, and certified green with a corporate headquarters currently in Oakland, California. They are an alumnus of ICIC’s Inner City Capital Connections program and recipient of the Inner City 100 award, and a valued member of our network of small businesses.
Despite the enormous impact of COVID-19, Blaisdell’s is now delivering more to their communities than usual. The business has been proactively using this time to strengthen partnerships and utilize all available resources to support the needs of their local community.