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Vegan Soul Food: Improving Health “One Chew at a Time”

Chef GW Chew’s plant-based meat substitutes are going from restaurant to supermarket with support from a Wells Fargo diverse small business program.
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March 7, 2019

Jennifer Donaldson
Wayne Thompson

If it looks like steak and tastes like steak, it must be steak, right?

Nope.

To Chef GW Chew, it’s something even better: a vegan Philly cheesesteak. His “Philly Cheeze Steak” sandwich — “cheeze” instead of “cheese” since it’s not made from milk — is one of several plant-based food offerings at The Veg Hub, a restaurant he founded in Oakland, California.

Meet the Amgen Scientist: Becky Pferdehirt, Ph.D.

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BECKY PFERDEHIRT, PH.D.

Amgen Facility: South San Francisco

Department: Business Development

Unique Journey to a Career in Biotech

Becky Pferdehirt knew she wanted to be a scientist ever since her high school biology class. Seeing a DNA band move through agarose gel got her hooked on discovery, and she became driven toward a scientific career that she hoped would “leave the world better than I had found it,” she says.

Check out This Company's New Open Offices in Salesforce Tower

by Blanca Torres
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Commercial real estate brokerage CBRE has been helping clients reimagine their workplaces and is now doing the same in San Francisco.

A few months ago, the firm moved more than 200 employees into new offices on the 45th and 46th floors of Salesforce Tower at 415 Mission St., the city’s tallest office building.

The new office embraces the open office format that many tenants are adopting with no assigned desks or private offices. Each day, staff shuffles in and chooses where to camp out for the day.

How Technology Is Leading Us to New Climate Change Solutions

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A fresh wave of technological innovation is deepening our understanding of tough environmental challenges — and also giving us new ways to solve them. As thousands of business leaders and policymakers gather in San Francisco this month for the Global Climate Action Summit, these game-changing innovations will be showing up all over town.

Piloting PCR at Bay Area Schools: PDIs in Action

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In the last month, Maia Binding and her team have worked with some 30 teachers across the San Francisco Bay area to arm them with new tools and knowledge to share with their students this fall. The teachers come from schools in a variety of districts with varying demographics – many of which serve lower income populations. At these schools, students of all backgrounds have the opportunity for hands-on biotech, thanks to the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE).

Gilead Supports AIDS Walk San Francisco

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This year, Gilead sponsored @aidswalksf, the largest #AIDS fundraising event in Northern California. 10,000 people participated in the 10k walk, and raised more than $1.8 million to benefit HIV/AIDS support organizations in the Bay Area. 

JetBlue’s Soar with Reading Initiative to Provide 100,000 Free Books to Children in San Francisco and Oakland Area Book Deserts

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-- JetBlue Invites Customers, Crewmembers and the Local Community to #BookWithUs by Voting for an Additional JetBlue City to Win $25,000 Worth of Books and a Reading Room Makeover for a Local Community Organization --

-- Soar with Reading Welcomes Celebrity Ambassadors, TV Personalities and Dancers/Choreographers Stephen "tWitch" Boss and Allison Holker, Along With ‘Fun Jungle’ Series Author Stu Gibbs --

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-- JetBlue Invites Customers, Crewmembers and the Local Community to #BookWithUs by Voting for an Additional JetBlue City to Win $25,000 Worth of Books and a Reading Room Makeover for a Local Community Organization --

-- Soar with Reading Welcomes Celebrity Ambassadors, TV Personalities and Dancers/Choreographers Stephen "tWitch" Boss and Allison Holker, Along With ‘Fun Jungle’ Series Author Stu Gibbs --

Volunteers’ Digital Touch Tells Cancer Nonprofit’s Story

They are all friends and loved ones of people with cancer. They are also Wells Fargo data specialists who volunteered to help a pioneering cancer nonprofit tell its story.
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As a teenager, Michael Sanchez would stand at the bedside of cancer patients as his mother, a hospice nurse, comforted them in their final days. It was something he would never forget.

Years later, his colleague Pam Jamison-Lenz would lose three loved ones to cancer: her mother, her mother-in-law, and a close college friend.

Israel Curiel lost a longtime co-worker last year. He remembers the day he came to work at Wells Fargo, looked for his pal, and found the desk empty.

City of San Francisco and Friends of the Urban Forest Recognized As Champion of Trees

International Arbor Day Foundation Award Honors Excellence in Urban Forest Management
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LINCOLN, Neb., March 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation has announced today that the City of San Francisco and the Friends of the Urban Forest have been awarded the Foundation’s Champion of Trees Award which recognizes a government entity, community-based organization or partnership among such groups that has demonstrated exemplary leadership to develop and implement new policies and practices for municipal tree planting and care, natural area stewardship or arboriculture. The award will be presented on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.

Bringing Light to People Across the World

Teachers like Joseph Alter, and their students, are supplying energy to countries without access to electricity, thanks to We Share Solar® Suitcases and support from Wells Fargo.
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Hilltop Special Services Center teacher Joseph Alter was looking for hands-on learning activities for his high school students in San Francisco when a colleague told him about We Share Solar. Now his students will help provide energy to people in other countries who don’t have access to electricity — and they are discovering new career opportunities.

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