We’ve received nominations for the Work Local Awards by Localwise, in the following categories:
- Best Employer: Retail
- Best Co-Workers
- Coolest Workspace
- Best Manager
The 2016 Work Local Awards is a celebration of the best employers in the Bay Area, so we’re very excited to have been nominated in so many categories! The Work Local Awards shines the spotlight on the boutiques, cafes, nonprofits, startups and all local employers that make our local communities thrive.
The awards are presented by Localwise – the local job community in the Bay Area – in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Kiva Zip and more. Localwise is a mission-driven organization focused on helping local businesses hire great local people.
Want to kick it with us at the party and join in on the fun? RSVP for the celebration event on April 28th!
Thank you s much for nominating us for the Work Local Awards, we couldn’t have made it this far – working with over 130 local & independent artists – without the support of our amazing Mouse-goers! Want to help push us to the top? Share this blog post on Social Media! The Localwise panel of judges will soon be announcing the Top 3 Nominees in each category and part of their process will be looking at how engaged our audience is. We love you guys, thanks so much for your continued support over the years!
Here’s what you said to get us nominated in not 1, but 4 categories:
“Modern Mouse has been gracing Alameda’s South Shore Center since November of 2009, now sporting over 130 local and independent artists, the majority of those artists being within the Bay Area and California. Everything is either locally made, handmade or independently designed. The Mouse also offers a monthly craft workshop, donates to local schools and supports their fellow businesses. Plus, it’s an awesome, inspiring and fun place to work as artist.”
“They are wonderful to the community and their workers. They are very mindful of local makers and fostering community.”
“Modern Mouse is a fun, creative, flexible work environment that feels like family. Eleen Hsu puts her own personal spark into running a business, managing to smoothly balance a deep integrity, care, and professionalism. The level of organization and clear expectations create freedom within the job; employees are able to step up to new challenges because the systems Eleen has put in place have the store running like a well-oiled clock. Modern Mouse is also supportive of each employee as an individual, tailoring job descriptions towards areas of interest and encouraging their personal pursuits. Modern Mouse is a workplace you love to go back to, even if you’ve moved to new places in your career. Go Modern Mouse!”
“Just really an awesome place to pick up goodies locally and made by locals!! <3″
“Employees are amazing…always willing to help and give suggestions. Great handmade goods from local artisans.”
“Modern Mouse should win a Work Local Award because not only is this group always seeking to improve the workplace, but they genuinely care about each team member. The support system has always been extremely reassuring — making sure that each and every person has a say on what changes might happen in the store or by never failing to do something as simple as expressing gratitude when tasks are completed. One can work confidently here knowing that there are no negative assumptions or words being said about them and that when a coworker, manager, or boss is being nice, it’s always genuine. Aside from work related things, Modern Mouse just overall has a great group of equally kind, compassionate, and fun workers who go out of their way to treat everyone with fairness to the best of their ability.”