BI Buzz Concession Services


BI Buzz Concession Services is the latest addition to Becoming Independent’s Social Enterprise Division. Thanks to a ground-breaking partnership with the recently launched Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART Train), BI operates concession services aboard the entire fleet. In addition, the BI Buzz Cafe is scheduled to open this fall in Kaiser’s newest medical building located in Southwest Santa Rosa.

Interested in having a BI Buzz concession stand in your place of business?
Contact JayJay Rico at 707.524.6613 or jrico@becomingindependent.org to learn more!


Fun Fact:

The BI Buzz allows us to interact with close to 5,000 community members on a monthly basis, creating increased awareness about Becoming Independent and the services we offer.


A recent partnership between a passenger railroad and a community employment non-profit might be one of the more interesting developments I’ve read about in the developmental disabilities field in quite some time…

(Full Article Available Here)

Matthew Nelson

Project SEARCH Skills Trainer & Job Developer, Pearl Buck Center

Proudly partnering with the following businesses:

Taylor Lane Organic Coffee                                            Jackson Family Wines

Redbird Bakery                                                               Morris Distributing

Andy’s Produce Market                                                   Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) 

Kaiser Permanente                                                          … And more!

We'd love to hear what you want to see served on the SMART Train:

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