THE JOY OF TURNING SOMETHING YOU LOVE INTO A BUSINESS

I wanted to start my own business well before I moved to Bakersfield in 2010. Last year, my wife, Shannon, and I opened Rig City in Downtown Bakersfield, and it’s been the best decision. We love coffee, and having a shop is a way to be around coffee all day and share it with our friends and neighbors. We’ve been roasting our own beans for years, and we knew the best way for customers to experience our coffee was to open our own place — ensuring they were enjoying the coffee as it was intended.

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Bitwise's planned expansion into Bakersfield seen as taking the city to 'the next level'

There are so many reasons to be in Bakersfield — especially right now as the city is growing in new and exciting ways. Many are discovering that Bakersfield’s appeal goes far beyond affordable housing. Check out this recent article in Curbed + find out what people are saying they love about this city, and share your own reasons to love for Bakersfield!

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Top 3 Favorite Things To Do in JUNE

In our beloved Bakersfield, there’s always something happening. We’ve scouted event calendars + pages and found our top 3 things to do in the city! These are our recommendations for the month of June!

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Go Everywhere, Do Everything

I’ll be the first to tell you that, as much as I genuinely love being in Bakersfield, I love adventuring out of it just as much. I am a proud first-generation American who was born to be a citizen of the world. Both of my parents are globetrotters from different countries, so venturing off from home every chance I got was never a foreign concept to me. I never even had a particular dream trip because I dreamt of a lifetime of travel, and I’ve always been determined to go everywhere and do everything.

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COULD BAKERSFIELD BECOME A CALIFORNIA BOOM TOWN?

There are so many reasons to be in Bakersfield — especially right now as the city is growing in new and exciting ways. Many are discovering that Bakersfield’s appeal goes far beyond affordable housing. Check out this recent article in Curbed + find out what people are saying they love about this city, and share your own reasons to love for Bakersfield!

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THE BEST OF BAKERSFIELD NEIGHBORHOODS

Bakersfield is a beautifully dynamic city. One thing that makes our beloved town so special is having so many neighborhoods that each have their distinct appeal.
Depending on your interests, values and even where you grew up, you may have your own favorite part of the city.

So we took to the Be in Bakersfield Instagram audience and asked their thoughts. Here’s what Bakersfield residents had to say.


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BE ROOTED EVENT WRAP-UP

We hosted our second ambassador event, “Be Rooted,” on Thursday, March 28th at Sonder restaurant. The evening focused on intentionally putting down roots where you are planted for a deeper connection to the Bakersfield community.

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Bakersfield Leads the Way in Kindness with CityServe

For the last 31 years, I’ve had the privilege of connecting with people who are broken and hurting for many different reasons. Most of them have let their life circumstances keep them from living an intentional life that was intended for them. But I’ve had the opportunity to give some of them hope.

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Cloud 9 Coffee Co. is Back

There’s a fresh wave of entrepreneurs from the millennial generation who were born and raised in Bakersfield, maybe left for college and travel, but returned to their roots excited to invest in the community that first invested in them. Be in Bakersfield is happy to welcome back Cloud 9 Coffee Co. in a new brick and mortar cafe. We wish Morgan bonn all the success and happiness she can soak up in her hometown—one espresso at a time.

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