OBMA Member & Business News
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.
OBMA Member Sundowner - Hosted by The Holding Company
All active OBMA members and key team members are welcome to join us at this fun networking event. FOOD • DRINKS • RAFFLE Hosted by The Holding Company Sponsored by
OB Woman's Club seeking Hat & Gift Card Donations
3rd Annual OBWC Hat Contest Join us for the 3rd annual Ocean Beach Woman's Club Hat Contest at Dirty Birds, Ocean Beach. This is a free event for ALL community members to attend and participate in! This year's theme is...HAT ENCOUNTERS – Of the OB Kind! Start decorating! The HATegories include:
Main Street America Grant Opportunity
Main Street America is pleased to announce that the application period for the Backing Small Businesses grant program is now open. In 2021, American Express and Main Street America created the Backing Small Businesses grant program* to help economically vulnerable U.S. small business owners recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and grow their businesses. To date, the program has provided $1.65 million in grants to 330 small business owners across the country.
Ocean Beach Pier Renewal Project
City Seeking Public Input Regarding Ocean Beach Pier Renewal Project SAN DIEGANS INVITED TO COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT POTENTIAL LONG-TERM PLANS FOR THE PIER SAN DIEGO – The City of San Diego is hosting a series of upcoming community workshops to share information about the Ocean Beach Pier Renewal project and gather input from community members. This project aims to provide a long-term solution for the 56-year-old pier through a potential replacement.
OB Earth Day Community Clean Up & Collaborative Brew
Community Clean-Up at the Ocean Beach Veterans Plaza. Celebrate with an OB Earth Day Pale Ale collaborative brew that will be on tap at breweries throughout OB. The launch party will be held at OB Brewery. A portion of beer sales will support the OBMA program & projects through Friends of OB.
Register for the Backing Small Businesses Grant Program Webinar
You are invited to join us for an informational webinar on Wednesday, March 15 at 9 a.m. PT / 10 a.m. MT / 11 a.m. CT / 12 p.m. ET about the Backing Small Businesses Grant Program* presented by American Express. We'll break down application dos and don'ts, share grantee success stories, explain the best ways for you to get the word out to businesses in your community, and more. The Backing Small Businesses grant program launches on Monday, March 20 and will remain open through Friday, April 7.
Volunteers needed for St. Paddy's O'Beach Party!
A portion of the ticket sales help support OBMA programs & projects, plus it's a really fun event and you receive free entry when you volunteer. Signup Here to Volunteer
San Diego Single Use Plastic Reduction Ordinance Informational Sessions
The City of San Diego's PDF icon Single Use Plastic Reduction Ordinance goes into effect on April 1, 2023. In summary: Most polystyrene foam containers are prohibited from distribution and sale. This includes food service ware such as bowls, plates, trays, cups, lids, and other similar items, as well as egg cartons and meat trays. Single-use plastic (and bio-plastic) straws and utensils may only be provided upon the request of the customer. The following may not be distributed if made from polystyrene foam unless encased within another material: Coolers, ice chests, or similar containers. Pool or beach toys. Dock floats, mooring buoys, or anchor or navigation markers. All polystyrene foam products are prohibited from City facilities (including parks and beaches).
OBMA Marketing Breakfast 2023
Thank you everyone for attending the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association's Annual Marketing Breakfast. A Special Thanks to Rincon Reservation Road brewery for hosting the 2023 event and to Nico's Mexican Food for supplying breakfast burritos for the attending members! The following is a PDF from this year's event. View Slide Deck
Your Library - Your Voice
Learn more about the Library Master Plan https://mysdpl.org/masterplan Can't make it? Comment online: https://mysdpl.org/masterplaninput
Far South/Border North Grant Application Is Open!
Apply by March 22, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Calling all San Diego and Imperial artists and cultural practitioners, the application is now open for the Far South/Border North grant opportunity.
San Diego Cybersecurity Awareness Program
The City is partnering with Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE) to help small businesses increase their cybersecurity awareness and preparedness to bolster the region’s economic resiliency. The program is FREE to participating small businesses, made possible by a grant from the City of San Diego. The FBI reports a 300% increase in cybercrimes across all industries since the pandemic began with the average cost of a data breach climbing over $4 million! More than half of these costly attacks are aimed at small businesses and supply chains – our region’s economic engine.*
A message from Ocean Beach Planning Board
Are you looking to be more involved in your community? Run for a seat on the Ocean Beach Planning Board. Submit your application by Wednesday the 15th to be listed on the ballot. More info at http://oceanbeachplanning.org/elections/ Election takes place on March 1st.
A message from The City of San Diego
The City of San Diego Office of Labor Standards & Enforcement (OLSE) is hosting a virtual training on March 1, 2023 starting at 10:00 am in collaboration with the County of San Diego. The purpose of this initial joint training between the City and County of San Diego is to introduce each agency’s OLSE program, structure, contact information, websites, resources, and laws enforced to businesses operating within the San Diego region. The goal is to educate San Diego employers and businesses of the wage and labor laws enforced by each agency. The outreach will include a guest speaker, Jennifer Shaw from Shaw Law Group, to provide a summary of California labor law updates going into effect in 2023.
Reminder Vote Now! The Peninsula Beacon Reader's Choice Awards
A message from The Peninsula Beacon Enter your ballot for a chance to WIN A FREE DINNER for 2 at one of the Peninsula's FAVORITE RESTAURANTS & RETAIL! You choose your favorite! Tell us who the best of the best is and you’ll be entered into our free drawing. The deadline is March 4th, 2023 Enter both ballots- Restaurants and Retail/Service 50% of the ballot must be complete to be counted in the drawing. One ballot per person. • Limited to 92107 zip code/Ocean Beach Restaurants. Restaurant Ballot
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