OBMA Member & Business News
This section is for OBMA Member-specific information, events, issues, and news for small business owners in Ocean Beach.
On March 9th, the CA State Coastal Commission will be considering the city’s Short-term vacation rental regulations. The details for the meeting can be found in the link below. It will be Item #14 (f) under the San Diego section. https://www.coastal.ca.gov/meetings/agenda/#/2022/3
Annual Reservation Reserve your spot today on the monthly Professional Services Spotlight full page. This ad runs once per month in PB Monthly and/or Point Loma-OB Monthly and on pbmonthly.net and/or PointLoma-OBMonthly.com 24/7. Your commitment includes 12 or 6 runs on the page. We must have an active credit card on file for you to participate. There is no discount for pre-paid ads. Email Cheryl Troncellito
The City Council meeting is TODAY, Tuesday, March 1, 2022. If you would like to speak at the City Council meeting about the proposed ordinance, we suggest that you make sure you have read the proposed ordinance and that you have read State Senate bill 946.
PALM PRUNING ON NEWPORT AVENUE West Coast Arborists will be starting the palm pruning on Newport Ave and its surrounding streets in the downtown area of Ocean Beach on Monday, 2-28-22. They will be trimming the palms in this area for approximately 4 days.
OBMA Members Great news that the Storefront Improvement Program (SIP) is now accepting applications! Link to the SIP website
Join Ocean Beach MainStreet Association and our sponsors Brown Marketing Strategies, Christie Romano Broker Rest & Relax Real Estate License #01479604 and Service Kings Home Services to cleanup the Ocean Beach Business Districts, which include Newport Avenue, Point Loma Avenue and Voltaire Street. The OBMA will provide donuts and coffee, along with supplies such as buckets, trash bags, pickers and disposable gloves. Please meet at the OBMA located at 1868 Bacon Street.
The City of San Diego is finally taking up the issue of sidewalk vendors and street vendors. This ordinance goes before the City’s ED&IR Committee for public comment on February 9 at 2pm. See this information below about participating in this City’s ED&IR Commmittee’s meeting: Dear Stakeholder: Councilmember Raul A. Campillo, Chair of the San Diego City Council’s Economic Development & Intergovernmental Relations Committee, invites you to attend the upcoming committee meeting on Wednesday, February 9 at 2 p.m.
Did you know that SDG&E provides webinars for business owners and trade professionals, and most are at no cost? You or your employees can learn about the latest in green building practices, technology, and energy-saving solutions from industry experts. Some of December’s topics include:
Businesses enjoy lighting up their stores for the holidays to add a festive spirit but they don’t enjoy the increase in their electricity bill after all the holiday cheer and lights are gone. Here are some ways to be energy-efficient this holiday season:
Ocean Beach MainStreet Association has some great holiday gifts for the Obecian in your life! Ocean Beach MainStreet Association Holiday Hours: We'll be open... Saturday, Dec. 18th ~ 10am-2pm Monday, Dec. 20th ~ 10am-4pm Tuesday, Dec. 21st ~ 10am-4pm Wednesday, Dec. 22nd ~ 10am-8pm Thursday, Dec. 23rd ~ 10am-4pm Friday, Dec. 24th ~ 9am-Noon *Note we are open until 8pm on Wednesday if you need to pick up in the evening. Our office will be closed from December 25th thru December 27th.
This winter don’t let the cold sneak up on your energy bill. SDG&E can help with energy-saving programs and tips to help keep your business’s energy costs low – and that makes a difference for your bottom line.
SBA Announces Updated Guidance Regarding Applicant Deadlines for COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced updated guidance for COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program applicants to better serve small business owners in need, while funding remains available. Since its inception, the COVID EIDL program, a federal disaster relief loan designed to better serve and support our small business communities still reeling from the pandemic, especially hard-hit sectors such as restaurants, gyms, and hotels, has approved nearly $300 billion in relief aid. Specifically, the following updated guidance is being provided:
Hello OBMA Members, The City of San Diego is committed to serving the public and improving how it provides information to you. You can now view the City Council Noticed Public Hearing - Public Notice for an upcoming meeting by clicking on the button below. If you have questions regarding the City Council Public Hearing, the Spaces as Places proposed program, or general questions or concerns please contact the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association office at (619) 224-4906.
Did you know that SDG&E provides webinars for business owners and trade professionals, and most are at no cost? You or your employees can learn about the latest in green building practices, technology and energy-saving solutions from industry experts. Some of October’s topics include:
An estimated 25% of businesses don’t open again after a major disaster, according to the Institute for Business and Home Safety. Protect your business by identifying the risks relevant to your location, both natural and man-made. Then, keep your plan of action updated. Preserve your equipment and business records by referencing this IRS guide on how to protect your information before an emergency strikes. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also offers an emergency preparedness checklist and toolkit online.