Inner City Alumni Network

Empowering and serving alumni of ICIC’s Urban Business Initiatives

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About ICAN

The Inner City Alumni Network (ICAN) empowers and serves Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) alumni by providing ongoing learning and professional development, visibility and recognition, and a network through which they may explore collaboration and contracting opportunities. The program includes our exclusive online Community platform, yearly networking and educational events, as well as timely and relevant resources.

Alumni Stories

Blaisdell’s Business Products

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. Blaisdell’s is a seven-time winner of ICIC’s Inner City 100 program and a valued member of our network of small businesses.

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