We are proud to offer a variety of exclusive benefits and opportunities to our members. To enjoy the benefits of OBMA membership, join today!
Committee participation is open to all OBMA members. To join, simply show up at the meeting. If you’d like to be reminded about upcoming meetings, please let the OBMA office know! To learn more about our committees, download this handout or explore the committees' pages through the links below:
- Design Committee
- Promotion Committee
- Finance Committee
- Economic Vitality Committee
- Public Safety Committee
- North OB Committee
- Board of Directors
Exclusive Marketing Opportunities for Members
(FREE for members)
All OBMA member businesses are listed in our online directory as well as our printed directory (printed every two years). Advertisements in the printed directory are available. For more information, contact Tracy in the OBMA office: [email protected] • (619) 224-4906.
(FREE for members)
We are happy to publicize your special announcements (sales, specials, new products, events, initiatives, and other news) in our printed newsletter (distributed to 500+ member businesses and posted online), through our email list, on our website (over 560,000 pageviews per year), and through our social media channels (over 9,500 followers on Facebook, 4,500+ on Twitter, and 2,300+ on Instagram). To submit an announcement, use our online form or email the details to [email protected].
Reserve an insert space in our printed monthly newsletter (mailed/emailed to 500+ members and posted online) and provide 375 copies of your 8.5-inch by 11-inch flyer or ad printed on no heavier than 20-pound (standard) paper by the 15th of the previous month. Spaces fill quickly! To reserve a spot, call the OBMA office: (619) 224-4906.
($600 per 6 months)
Ads rotate on all pages of the OBMA website (over 565,000 pageviews per year). We will work with you or with your artist to design ads for your business. You may provide us with photos, text, and contact info for the ad. Our website reaches a wide variety of demographics and statistics (click here to learn more). Or, GET STARTED, contact the OBMA office: [email protected] • (619) 224-4906.
(ATTEND and/or HOST!)
Monthly networking events provide an opportunity to socialize and connect with other local businesses. Sundowner locations are announced in our monthly newsletter. All OBMA members and their employees are welcome to attend. Hosting or co-hosting a Sundowner is a fun way to create a positive impression of your business within the OBMA community. Sundowners are generally held on the fourth Thursday of the month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Spaces fill quickly! To host a Sundowner, contact the OBMA office: [email protected] • (619) 224-4906.
TOURIST INFO CENTER
OBMA members are welcome to provide literature that we pass along to visitors and residents in our office. Drop off your material at the OBMA office at 1868 Bacon Street, Suite A.
COMMUNITY MURAL PROJECT
Community murals are created at the annual OB Street Fair and installed on buildings around town. The OBMA installs and maintains the murals and hosts the information and mural map on our website. Having a mural on your building draws customers right to your door! For more information, contact the office: [email protected] • (619) 224-4906
OBMA members are encouraged to take advantage of the weekly OB Farmers Market. Most member businesses are eligible for priority booth space rental at the market to reach our 5,000+ weekly market visitors with their products and/or services. For businesses near the market who don’t rent booths, we recommend capitalizing on the increased foot traffic by creating inviting displays and offering market-specific specials.
We provide numerous opportunities to capitalize on a range of special events from throughout the year. Sponsor a stage or named area at our annual Street Fair or sponsor a table or contribute a raffle prize at our annual Awards Celebration. Take advantage of discounted rates on booth space rentals for major events. Opportunities vary throughout the year. Look out for email updates or contact the OBMA office for the most current available opportunities: [email protected] • (619) 224-4906
Opportunities for our members to create an advertising presence for a low cost in major publications, such as the San Diego Visitors Guide, vary throughout the year. Contact the office for the most current available opportunities: [email protected] • (619) 224-4906
STAY IN TOUCH
We are constantly developing new marketing opportunities for our members. Be sure to read our emails and newsletters, and stay tuned to our website and social media channels for the latest announcements!