Hobee's new owners on cover of SBDC Access Magazine

Hobee’s Owners Win Inaugural Award from Office Depot

We have some exciting news to share: Our owners, Camille and Daniel Chijate, have been selected to receive Office Depot’s inaugural Workonomy Award, celebrating excellence in entrepreneurship! The honor will be presented next Tuesday at the Office Depot location in Los Gatos, where the company is launching its first-ever shared work space concept before rolling out the format nationwide.

In selecting the Chijates for the award, Office Depot’s National Director of Community Investment, Alex Price, cited the couple’s successful transition as the chain’s new owners after purchasing Hobee’s from the founding Taber family last June. “Camille and Daniel were willing to take a risk, to learn new skills, and carry on the spirit of this family business with 125 employees,” Price said.

The Workonomy Award provides the Chijates with 6 months free work space at the Los Gatos Office Depot location, $1,000 worth of free business services and another $400 worth of free supplies.

Many thanks to Dennis King, the Executive Director of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley and the Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center, and Carl Davis Jr., Executive Director of the Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce for recommending Camille and Daniel for this prestigious distinction.