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This section is for OBMA Member-specific information, events, issues, and news for small business owners in Ocean Beach.

Members, if you wish to have an announcement or article published in our Local News section for the general public, please email us your article or announcement here.


Ocean Beach News Article: Pick up your Shop Small Swag at the OBMA office!

Pick up your Shop Small Swag at the OBMA office!

Click here for the on-line media tool kit to spread the word your business is participating in Shop Small Ocean Beach. Shop Small Bags, Window Hearts & Countertop Posters. Ocean Beach’s business district has flourished for over 125 years, and we are proud to celebrate decades of neighborhood shopping. Come celebrate Small Business Saturday® in Ocean Beach on November 28th from 10am to 4pm.

Ocean Beach News Article: Shop Small Ocean Beach

Shop Small Ocean Beach

Save the Date Saturday, November 28, 2020 The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association will be reaching out to our members this week with more information on how you can participate in Shop Small Saturday. We will be providing merchants with countertop posters, social media kits to help you spread the word, and delivering lots of swag. Look for more details in the next few days! Ocean Beach’s business district has flourished for over 125 years, and we are proud to celebrate decades of neighborhood shopping. Come celebrate Small Business Saturday® in Ocean Beach on November 28th from 10am to 4pm.

Ocean Beach News Article: Environmental Health Update

Environmental Health Update

Dear Permittees, The County of San Diego Public Health Officer announced on November 10, 2020, that the County’s adjusted case rate rose above 7.0 cases per 100,000 for a second week, keeping the region in the state’s most restrictive COVID-19 level, Purple Tier, or Tier 1. Effective Midnight, Friday, November 13, 2020, under Tier 1, restaurants, gyms, churches, theaters, and other locations are to discontinue indoor operations. As a result, indoor dining is prohibited. Outdoor dining, drive-thru, take out and to-go service operations are allowed and can continue operating.

Ocean Beach News Article: Sidewalk Vending

Sidewalk Vending

The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association has been and will continue to ask the City of San Diego to pass a Sidewalk Vending Ordinance. Click below to read a good article by SD Community News regarding the issues facing San Diego's coastal communities, including Ocean Beach due to no oversight of Sidewalk Vendors. News Article

Ocean Beach News Article: Extended - Permit Renewal Fee Deferment and Food Facility Plan Check Fee Waivers - County of SD

Extended - Permit Renewal Fee Deferment and Food Facility Plan Check Fee Waivers - County of SD

Dear FHD Operators and Stakeholders, On October 27, 2020, the County Board of Supervisors approved to continue to defer permit fees due dates through March 31, 2021 and Plan Check fee waivers for the initial submittal of new construction and remodeled food facility projects until the appropriated funds have been expended.

Ocean Beach News Article: Deep dive into local economic development strategies and tactics

Deep dive into local economic development strategies and tactics

Hello OBMA Members! The BID ALLIANCE invites all OBMA members to participate in a deep dive into local economic development strategies and tactics. Join us today at 5:00 p.m. for a deep dive into local economic development strategies and tactics. The BID Alliance is hosting a virtual panel discussion with experts in supporting small business today Thursday, October 29th. Register today for this important discussion on what you can do to support local enterprise during this difficult times. Our panel features:

Ocean Beach News Article: HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program opened today at 9PT

HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program opened today at 9PT

Hello OBMA Members! HARTBEAT OF MAIN STREET GRANT PROGRAM As a member of the OBMA you are in a Main Street community. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions.

Ocean Beach News Article: The CLEAN in OBMA's Clean & Safe Program

The CLEAN in OBMA's Clean & Safe Program

Sidewalk Power-Washing Eco Clean Services will power-wash the sidewalks on the 4900 block of Newport Avenue on Friday, 10/16 and Monday, 10/19. Doggie Poop Bag Dispensers The four dispensers along Newport Avenue were replenished today!  

Ocean Beach News Article: Small Business Advisory Board Meeting

Small Business Advisory Board Meeting

Hello OBMA Members! A message from the City of San Diego Join us for updates on the City of San Diego San Diego Small Business Relief Fund. We'll also hear from the Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce about their Grants for Small + Disadvantaged Businesses program, and the Creative Economy Study. When:    Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 Time:      9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Ocean Beach News Article: HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program

HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program

Hello OBMA Members! We urge our businesses to review what they will need to apply for this grant which will be available on October 22nd. As a member you are in a Main Street community. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions.

Ocean Beach News Article: Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less

Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less

Hello OBMA Members! Merchants need to make sure they apply for the forgiveness portion of the PPP if they indeed received $50,000 or less in PPP loans. Please read the attached PDF for details. The deadline is coming up. More Information Is Available Here Community is at the heart of everything we do. Our work together today will help ensure the health of Ocean Beach in the days to come.

Ocean Beach News Article: Small + Disadvantaged Business Grant Opportunity

Small + Disadvantaged Business Grant Opportunity

Apply for the Small + Disadvantaged Business Grant Opportunity [Deadline: October 15]   Which businesses will this fund support?

Ocean Beach News Article: 1% COVID-19 Relief Loan

1% COVID-19 Relief Loan

A Message from The County of San Diego Accion is excited to announce that the San Diego County Board of Supervisors has approved for us to open our 1% COVID-19 relief loan product to businesses in the entire county. Eligible businesses located throughout the county can apply for the 1% COVID-19 relief loan, starting today! The eligibility criteria is the same as before and we have simplified the overall application process so there is no longer an invitation process to apply. Small businesses can visit the following to get started and learn more about the qualifications and requirements. English: https://socal.accion.org/loans

Ocean Beach News Article: SBDC Great Webinars Coming Up!

SBDC Great Webinars Coming Up!

The San Diego & Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network provides a vast array of “No Cost” and “Low Cost” support to entrepreneurs and small businesses through our eight locations. The SBDC’s top priority is to empower small business creation and growth to achieve job creation and retention, capital investments, and dynamic innovation that improves the quality of life in San Diego and Imperial Counties. SBDC Great Webinars Coming Up! Instagram Strategy: Thrive in 2020! (Live) Sept 21 at 4:00 pm View Event Details

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