Member & Business News
This section is for OBMA Member-specific information, events, issues, and news for small business owners in Ocean Beach.
Ocean Beach lawyer Robert Burns regularly posts answers to legal questions posted with www.Avvo.com. You can subscribe free of charge to his select ones by friending him at Facebook.com/OBLaw. Please “Like” his Facebook fans page at https://www.facebook.com/Robert-Burns-121384342541/ You will also find there pertinent news and commentary on local, State, and Federal legal issues including regular posts on Cannabis Law, impeachment, e-trash (esp., e-scooters and e-bikes) and other newsworthy legal issues; feel free to suggest a topic for his discussion. Mr.
Please join us for the October OBMA Sundowner on Thursday, October 24th from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Java Jungle. Java Jungle located at 5047 Newport Ave. Open to OBMA members and key staff. Remember to bring a business card and $5 for the 50/50 drawing.
Huge thanks to Daisy Santana of Social Syndicate, Alicia Shapiro of Aliro Marketing, Johnny Caito of Veracity Digital Media and Brad Fernbaugh OB Bizmap for hosting the latest event in our Business Development Series, putting together a great hour-long Social Media workshop. FOURTY OF OUR OBMA members attended, learning vaulable techniques that covered best practices and new developments on the Facebook and Instagram platforms. Stay tuned for more great events from the new OB Tech Collective!
Dear Merchants, The OBMA Awards Celebration & Annual Meeting is coming up on January 24, 2019, and the polls are open! OBMA members are eligible to vote for People's Choice Awards in our committee categories. Voting closed on Tuesday, January 15 at 5pm. If you have any questions, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-224-4906. See you at the celebration!
Free for all OBMA members and their key employees. Please make sure to mark your calendar for our Annual Awards Celebration on Thursday, January 24, starting at 6 pm at Point Loma Masonic Center (1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.) will honor our members’ accomplishments and successes over the past year. There will be wonderful food, fun favors, and incredible raffle prizes from all your favorite local OB businesses! Don’t miss this great night of fun and celebration!
OBMA MEMBERS: Please VOTE for UP TO FIVE (5) seats on the OBMA Board of Directors during this election cycle. You may pick up a paper ballot in the OBMA office at 1868 Bacon Street, Ste. A. Alternatively, you may vote online at surveymonkey.com/r/2018OBMABoard. Only 1 Ballot per OBMA BID member or Associate Member is allowed. You must be a member in good standing to vote. All ballots must be recieved by 5pm on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
We had an excellent time at the OBMA's May Sundowner, hosted by Sunset Clipps and OB Massage. A delicious light dinner provided by Raglan and drinks from Pizza Port, along with live entertainment from local band the Devil's Due made for a great party! Thank you to all those that made it out for this monthly networking event. Please note that there will not be a Sundowner in June due to Street Fair, but we will pick back up again in July. Hope to see you then! Photos by Josh Utley of Intrepid Network.
Please join us at the next OBMA Sundowner hosted by... OB Woman's Club 2160 Bacon Street Food, drinks, & good company. Meet other local OB Business owners/managers for a fun mixer and check out the newly renovated OB Woman's Club. Be sure to bring your business card for the free drawing and $5 for the new 50/50 drawing.
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Spring is here and with it comes a breath of fresh air. The world around us gets a little greener, and that’s the way San Diego Gas & Electric likes it. That’s why we are helping business owners, like you, install electric vehicle (EV) chargers at your properties. Together, we can support a spring clean feel in the San Diego air that lasts all year long. It starts with our Power Your Drive program. We’re installing thousands of EV charging ports at apartments, condo complexes and workplaces. Why? • EVs promote cleaner air. • EVs play a critical role in meeting state and local climate goals. • Demand for EVs is not slowing down.
Buildings don’t use energy – people do. Your employees affect a building’s energy performance. Many people already save energy at home. Show them the connections between those good behaviors and what they can do at work. It’s the little things that, when added together, can make a big difference. High utility costs can be a result of paying for energy that is wasted by lights, equipment, and HVAC systems that are left on for long periods while not in use. According to Energy Star, office buildings waste up to one-third of the energy they consume. Your business can use less energy and lower its costs if you:
Here’s what’s new or being continued this year. Instant Lighting Rebates • LED troffers and T8 4’ linear LEDs will continue to be offered in 2018 • Instant lighting rebates will no longer be offered for A-Lamps and MR16s • LED PAR20/30/38, R30/40, and candelabras will be offered through June 30th, 2018 • LED street Lighting, high/low bay fixtures and exterior fixtures are undergoing an industry standard practice study and impacts on program offerings will be established by the 2nd quarter
It’s time to start thinking about energy differently. To support the statewide commitment to reliable and sustainable energy, time of use pricing plans are the current standard for business customers. These plans are based on both how much, and when, you use energy and offer you choices on how to better manage and control your costs. Time of use pricing plans split the day into different time periods, on-peak and off-peak. During peak hours, prices are higher as the demand for electricity increases. The cost to produce and deliver electricity also increases. By shifting energy use to off-peak times, you decrease the demand for energy, thus saving on energy costs.
From the City of San Diego Economic Development Department: As you may be aware, the Storefront Improvement Program (SIP) was put on a temporary hold while our team updated the program’s processes and procedures. We are happy to announce that the update process is complete and are now accepting new applications. Please visit the Storefront Improvement Program page for more information.
March 20, 2018 Experts will discuss: organic waste recycling and innovative programs that reduce organic waste Attendees will learn how to: · implement an organic waste recycling program. · reduce organic waste with food tracking and repurposing · utilize anaerobic food digesters and · leverage new technologies for dealing with organic waste This is a no-cost event! Register at: Seminars.SDGE.com or simply click HERE. Speakers: