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OBMA 2023 Annual Awards

Clean & Safe Committee

Mission: To educate merchants and promote a safe & clean environment throughout the Ocean Beach business districts.

  • Cheswick's for their updated & refreshed interior
  • Johnny Manana's for their fun new storefront & bright lighting which helps prevent crime
  • NOVA for keeping the front of their storefront clean & bright
  • Submerge Church for supporting Community Clean Ups, Holiday Decorations, Sweeping the Seawall project, and much more (People's Choice Award)

Design Committee

Mission: To identify and develop programs needed for public improvements throughout the business community. To assist business and property owners with design education and technical assistance as requested.

  • BBQ House for their detailed mural of Joe Musgrove
  • Cass Street Bar & Grill & Harry’s Taco for their new storefront façade
  • Johnny Manana's for updating their storefront with colorful tiles and outdoor seating
  • Kilowatt for their entire front patio redesign, disco ball lighting, and front façade updates
  • Newport Farms for their storefront improvements including awning & new paint
  • OB Hotel for its beautiful mural along Newport Avenue
  • Jones's Barbershop for their storefront design and signage
  • Closet Signature for their playful & classy storefront improvements
  • Winston's for their storefront improvements including their striking new sign
  • City Tacos for its fun outdoor dining space with lots of colors (People's Choice Award)

Economic Vitality Committee

Mission: To promote the best use of existing buildings, and natural, and human resources to ensure the economic viability of Ocean Beach. This committee’s focus is the economic well-being of the Ocean Beach business districts, including business retention, business recruitment, and cost-analysis studies.

  • James Gang Printing for bringing new and expanded printing options for their product lines
  • Vervor Shop for spearheading the Voltaire Arts District and Voltaire Banner District program
  • Shore Thing Pet Supply for expanding into a larger space and growing its business (People's Choice Award)

Promotion Committee

Mission: To improve consumer, merchant, and resident confidence in Ocean Beach through a unified image created by an exciting variety of activities. This committee is dedicated to creating advertising campaigns, implementing special events, and promoting the business districts and local businesses throughout Ocean Beach.

  • Submerge Church for promoting their organization and Ocean Beach through an active presence in the community
  • Gavin Fleming for promoting South OB and spearheading the Sunset Cliffs Auto Show
  • California Wild Ales for their fun press releases, social media posts, and events
  • Steve O San Diego for creatively promoting Ocean Beach businesses through social media

Community Clean-Up Collaboration

Thank you all for collaborating and sponsoring OBMA’s Community Clean-Ups!

Volunteer Awards

A huge thank you to our 150-plus volunteers!

Here are a few volunteers who went above and beyond in 2023 and spearheaded the Downtown Ocean Beach Ambassador Program.

  • Anna Firicano for spearheading the OBMA & OBTC Ambassador Program
  • Mandy Havlik for spearheading the OBMA & OBTC Ambassador Program
  • Matt Kalla for spearheading the OBMA & OBTC Ambassador Program
  • Ken Moss for being a Farmers Market Extraordinaire every Wednesday

Special Awards

Community Engagement & Customer Service

Voted on by our membership and the general public.

Like A Boss Award

For her many years of service to the OB Library and to this community. She has always stepped up to collaborate and work hand in hand with our local groups here in OB.

Laura Dennison

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