Member & Business News
This section is for OBMA Member-specific information, events, issues, and news for small business owners in Ocean Beach.
Dear San Diego Business Owner: We are writing you to make sure that you are aware of the latest resources available to provide economic support and relief amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans will be available exclusively to businesses and nonprofits with 20 or fewer employees from Wednesday, Feb. 24, through Wednesday, March 10. Learn More This is an effort to get economic relief to the nation's smallest businesses.
During the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association’s Annual Marketing Breakfast, which like everything else lately looked very different Chloe Larriategui, Digital Marketing Specialist with Brown Marketing shared tips for communicating with customers while businesses continue to make changes due to city, county and state regulations.
Enjoy your breakfast in the comfort of your home or office, while learning a few tips and tricks for navigating the treacherous waves business owners continue to face due to COVID-19. REGISTER HERE Additional information will be sent out early next week. Community is at the heart of everything we do. Our work together today will help ensure the health of Ocean Beach in the days, weeks, months and years to come.
Attention OBMA Members with PROW Permits &/or Pedestrian Plaza Permits Ocean Beach is scheduled for inspections beginning Monday, Feb. 8th. thru Wednesday, Feb. 12th. The Fire Marshall Chief, Doug Perry, has developed a schedule for inspections for business operations in the public right-of-way (PROW) (street or sidewalk).
State Relief Grant Round Two Opens Tomorrow – Feb. 2 Small businesses or nonprofits that didn't apply in round 1 can apply for round 2 consideration until 6 p.m. Feb. 8. We'll have office hours and webinars in different languages all next week – for events and updates, visit sdivsbdc.org/California-relief-grant. The first round closed – grant awards as well as waitlist notifications went out. Waitlisted applicants automatically moved into round 2 and don't need to reapply.
Topic: Our Climate, Our Future - Business Community Forum Description: When the City of San Diego released Climate Action Plan in 2015, it included a commitment to update the plan in 2020. We’re proud to announce that Our Climate, Our Future will be an expanded vision for climate action in San Diego. We are striving to reflect the viewpoints, priorities and needs of San Diego’s residents and communities. Join us for our upcoming public forum to share your feedback and learn more. For more information, please visit: https://www.sandiego.gov/sustainability Time: Feb 25, 2021 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, January 26, 2021 CONTACT: [email protected] Council Approves Mayor Gloria’s New Eviction Moratorium MAYOR’S EVICTION Ban will protect residents, businesses struggling due to COVId-19 impacts SAN DIEGO – As part of his efforts to protect vulnerable San Diegans and build back better from the pandemic, Mayor Todd Gloria won City Council approval for his proposal to extend eviction protections for renters and businesses unable to pay their full rent due to the impacts of COVID-19.
Good afternoon, Click here to view Mayor Gloria’s executive order released yesterday on delivery fee caps and curbside parking. Please distribute to your networks. This order places a 15% cap on fees charged to restaurants for delivery service through third party platforms, with an additional 3% limit on any other commissions or charges. While we anticipate it will take a few days for platforms to update to reflect this new order, they will be required to apply the pricing retroactively to the effective date. Noncompliance may be reported to the City Attorney’s office.
Please see the URGENT updates below: Public Health Officials Lift Regional Stay Home Order for All Regions County expands COVD-19 Vaccination Availability to Ages 65 and Up – News Advisory attached. Updated Know Your Phase handout is attached. Individuals 65 and older are now eligible to receive the vaccine in San Diego County. The County will host a press conference today, Monday, January 25th at 3:00pm to address the state lifting the Regional Stay at Home Order for all regions.
A message from the City of San Diego Good afternoon, On December 15, the City of San Diego received guidance from the State Fire Marshal reaffirming the statewide fire prevention regulations relating to outdoor dining. Our records indicate that you may have interest in permitting, rules, regulations, and enforcement of temporary outdoor business operations including the use of heater(s), tent(s), deck(s) and/or structure(s) outside of a business to facilitate safely doing business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning February 1, Deputy Fire Marshals will be visiting all businesses using tents, awnings and temporary structures for outside dining to provide informational handouts (linked below).
Apply Today for the ABASD COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant. Review Grant Criteria, Grant Priorities and Ineligible Businesses. Before you start the application, you will need: Business license (for businesses located in incorporated jurisdictions), Prior year tax return (2018 or 2019), 2019 annual financial statements, 2020 Q1 and 2020 Q2 financial statements, and W9 Form.
Hello OBMA Members! Reminder PPP re-opened on January 11th. SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening; Issue New Guidance. WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, January 11, and Second Draw PPP Loans on Wednesday, January 13. The PPP will open to all participating lenders shortly thereafter. Updated PPP guidance outlining Program changes to enhance its effectiveness and accessibility was released on January 6 in accordance with the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Venues Act.
Hello OBMA Members! New small business grant from Main Street America. This will be available January 21st. We have quite a few businesses that could apply for it. Businesses need to read through all the information to determine eligibility, then gather all the information so they will be ready to apply on the 21st. Planning ahead is a great idea. As a member of the OBMA you are in a Main Street community. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions.
The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association has scheduled EcoClean to power wash the 5000 Block of Newport Avenue in the early morning on Monday, January 11th and Tuesday, January 12th. Maintenance Assessment District funds and the Friends of OB program pay for the power washing on Newport Avenue. Best! OBMA Team (619) 224-4906 [email protected]
You are invited! OBMA & BATTEN ACCOUNTANCY INC. invite you to a Live Zoom Webinar focusing on the CARES Act & PPP Loans CARES Act The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 provide fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses, and preserve jobs for American industries. CARES Act Website
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