From SDG&E: Try SDG&E’s newest online energy tool, the Business Energy Analyzer, designed to help medium-sized businesses. It can help you make sense of complex energy data and guide you in creating an action plan to save money. It also tracks your energy-efficiency efforts and offers high-level reports on bill and energy use patterns for multiple meters and accounts. Enrollment is free. Learn more at sdge.com/bea.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
From SDG&E: Attend SDG&E's 12th Annual Energy Showcase at the San Diego Convention Center on May 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Browse dozens of state-of-the-art products, compare electric vehicles, get inspired by local business success stories, and talk to an energy service specialist at the Energy Solutions Center about ways SDG&E can help meet the needs of your business. For more information, visit sdge.com/2017ES.
SDG&E’s EcoChoice program gives customers the option to purchase up to 100% clean, renewable energy. The program may be a good option for those who lease or don’t have the ability to adopt solar due to costs or the inability to put panels on their rooftop. With Ecochoice, there’s no upfront installation cost and you’re supporting clean, renewable energy in our community. Those who enroll will pay a small premium every month depending on their subscription level. Customers can visit our online calculator to estimate how much it will cost each month to purchase renewable energy through the program. Customers can also enroll online. For more information, visit sdge.com/ecochoice.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The OBMA North OB Committee cordially invites North Ocean Beach merchants to a mixer/happy hour at Voltaire Beach House, 4934 Voltaire St., on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, from 5:30pm to 7pm. Attendees will receive a complimentary well drink. Please join the committee members to learn about their efforts to improve North OB!
(This event is in lieu of the regularly scheduled North OB Committee meeting, typically the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10am.)
North Park Main Street presents:
"Get your money back" HAPPY HOUR!
Secrets to Getting Money Back for Employee Training!
Wednesday, March 15, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Mike Hess Brewing, 3812 Grim Avenue
Enjoy complimentary beer and food provided by Mike Hess Brewing and City Tacos and Tostadas restaurants!
REGISTER AT: http://bit.ly/npmsworkshop
Come and learn how to receive free monty for training your current employees or for hiring new employees.
Improve employee performance with improved skills to help them and your business succeed.
Employers are invited to learn how to apply for training subsidies, wage reminbursements, free HR help and other hiring resources at this workshop.
With the information provided in this workshop, learn how to:
- Help offset the cost of hiring and training by reimpursing employers up to 50% of a new hire's hourly wage for a maximum of 1,040 hours.
- Receive Customized Training offsets up to 75% of the cost associated with training a new or existing worker.
- Have any questions about HR-related issues? San Diego Workforce Partnership can help provide answers for free!
SDWP provides equal opportunity for its programs, services, and employment.
Auxiliary aids and services for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.
Please join us for the next 2017 Business Development Series event on Thursday, March 2, at 8:00 a.m. at Wonderland Ocean Pub, 5083 Santa Monica Ave. Hosted by Erik D. Karlson, financial advisor at Edward Jones, this Health & Finance Program will include information on promoting your physical and financial health. Don't miss the delicious free breakfast and top-notch class! To reseve a space for yourself and a guest at this educational workshop, please call 619-223-8357 no later than Friday, February 24, 2017.
Merchants: A series of heavy storms are headed to San Diego. High tides and a storm surge are expected. Please take proper precautions TONIGHT to protect your building including sandbags and any other measures your particular location requires. Do not wait for the deluge in the morning!
Hi Ocean Beach businesses!
I’m working together with the Ocean Beach Mainstreet Association to help promote your Ocean Beach business to San Diego visitors through the San Diego Tourism Authority’s Visitors Guide!
Would you like to be a part of this co-op with your fellow Ocean Beach businesses?
This is the premier official guide for all of San Diego County through the San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA) and is ‘the’ guide people get at the Visitor Centers, Airport, Car Rental Facility, hotels, etc. It is available in print and online. And they can request a copy via mail before arriving to San Diego.
Lots of editorial, with insider tips and recommendations – just like a friend would be referring them for things to do while in San Diego!
• Official guide put together by the San Diego Tourism Authority (SDTA) for all of San Diego County
• 80,000 printed copies annually available at the airport, visitor centers, car rental facility etc (and available on SDTA’s website to be mailed to visitors domestically and internationally) – 24,000 copies are picked up at the airport and 56,000 are mailed to those requesting them domestic and internationally.
• Available online and formatted for the following products: apple, android, tablets
• Bi-annual publication – next issue Spring/Summer, April – Sept 2017
• 34 million visitors travel to San Diego spending $9 billion annually
• Current issue: http://www.sandiego-digital.com/sandiegovisitorguide/fall_2016_winter_2017?pg=1#pg1
**Ocean Beach Mainstreet Association is agreeing to subsidize some of this cost for you, so you’re getting a fantastic rate to be included in the guide. It will be a full page ad with 8 businesses on a page (page size is about the same size as a regular piece of paper). Each slot is $93.82 per merchant/per month (for 6 months). View the last ad we did for OBMA; view the media kit.
Would you like me to save you a spot?
San Diego Magazine
San Diego Pets Magazine
Exquisite Weddings Magazine
San Diego Tourism Authority's Official 2017 Visitors Guide
707 Broadway, Suite 1100
San Diego, CA 92101
OBMA members are invited to vote for People's Choice selections for our committee awards for the 2017 OBMA Annual Awards Celebration! Winners will be announced at the event.
VOTE HERE by noon on Monday, January 16, and don't forget to join us on Thursday, January 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Point Loma Masonic Center, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, for the big night!
California City & County Sales & Use Tax Rates (effective January 1, 2017)
San Diego (City) – 7.75% Sales Tax Rate
This is .25% lower than the rate in 2016. Please make sure to adjust your sales tax rate on your online stores and your in-store registers.