Member & Business News
This section is for OBMA Member-specific information, events, issues, and news for small business owners in Ocean Beach.
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
A message from the County of San Diego Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, The San Diego & Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and The San Diego Foundation have once again partnered to make sure business owners and non-profit leaders can access the available resources. Starting today, businesses and nonprofits can sign-up to secure a share of $500 million in state funds here.
Be a part of the change you want to see in our eclectic community! Make your tax deductible donation before this "can't wait until it ends" year ends on December 31, 2020. Become a Friend of OB Today! Friends of OB is a collaboration of the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association and The Peninsula Alliance.
State of California COVID-19 Small Business Grant Webinars The State of California announced a $500 million grant fund to support small businesses. Businesses can now get their applications prepared for when the first round opens on December 30. Lendistry was selected as the administrator of the grant. To help you know what to do to prepare to apply between December 30 and January 8, we will have daily webinars at 11 am. You can register here: bit.ly/38tKcPp
General EDD Workshare Program highlights: The EDD Workshare Program is a win-win for both employer and employee. This plan for Workshare through EDD is a worthwhile program for our local merchants. It allows the business to keep valued employees even if they have to reduce their hours by 10 to 60%. With the workshare program, the employer has a way to reduce payroll expenses while giving the employee a job that also allows them to collect a portion of unemployment benefits to supplement their reduced income.
OBMA Members, It's that time of year again! The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association Annual Awards nominates OBMA members who exemplified the Ocean Beach spirit throughout the past year. Just like everything in 2020 the Annual Awards Celebration will look different too, but we will make Lemonade out of Lemons and recognize some of our amazing merchants through a virtual celebration on Thursday, January 28, 2021.