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2017 Shop Small OB Campaign

Shop Small OB 2017 Campaign

Our 2017 Shop Small campaign is going to be the best yet!! There are plenty of ways for all our members to get involved.


We are creating a Shop Small OB Passport card. 20,000 cards will be distributed along with the Beacon throughout Ocean Beach and Point Loma. Participating businesses will receive a special hole punch; customers will come to your storefront to receive a punch starting at our launch event on Small Business Saturday (Nov. 25). On or before December 20, they’ll turn in their cards for a chance to win great prizes!

Participation is FREE for OBMA members!!!!

You must provide at least one prize worth at least $25 (merchandise or gift card).

SPACE IS LIMITED!!!! To participate, please bring your prize to the OBMA office at 1868 Bacon St. starting at 9am on Thursday, October 19. You must provide your prize to reserve your space. First come, first served! (You may send a proxy.)

Cards will be distributed along with the Peninsula Beacon on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23. Additional cards will be available at participating businesses and at the OBMA office.

Participating businesses will receive a small countertop display with complete contest information, a special hole punch, extra blank cards, and an envelope to collect completed cards.

Don’t have a storefront? You can still participate by providing a prize for the drawing! Businesses contributing prizes will be acknowledged on our campaign website.



Our special campaign website will feature all businesses participating in the passport card as well as any other members who provide prizes or support for the campaign.

Will you be running a special for Small Business Saturday or offering holiday deals? Let us know what you’re doing so we can include the information on our ShopLocalOB web page. There is no charge to participate! Help us help you get the word out about your promotions!



We are planning a very exciting Small Business Saturday (when our passport program will kick off) in OB featuring a giant sand sculpture and a presence on the lawn at the OBTC holiday craft fair. Stay tuned for more details!

Questions? Contact Isabel in the OBMA office: or 619-224-4906

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Music As You Like It for Special Events

Music As You Like It for Special Events

October 3, 2017

Dear OBMA Member,

As a longtime member of the Ocean Beach Mainstreet Association, I’m enclosing some current information regarding the services of Music As You Like It, a full-service entertainment production company. We are dedicated to bringing the best entertainment and decor available to your special event. Please keep our card on file for future reference and pass it along to your clients if they need entertainment.

Music As You Like It has performed at over 26,000 events throughout San Diego since 1973. We offer a variety of entertainment including bands, disc jockeys, novelty acts, and customized theme parties that include props and decor. All of our entertainers are state-licensed, bonded, and carry a million dollar liability policy.

We offer a variety of entertainment that can accommodate all types of events; from solo performers to orchestras, motivational speakers to mariachis, celebrities to holiday carolers.  We also provide novelty acts such as magicians, dancers, comedians, look-a-likes, clowns, and much more…

Our tuxedo-attired, professional disc jockeys provide an excellent sound system, complete light show, and thousands of greatest-hit selections of all styles of music.  All of our disc jockeys have great personalities, and will act as a master of ceremonies.  Clients can personally meet with their disc jockey to go over all the details.  Karaoke and big-screen video are also available.

We can create customized theme parties for your event.  With more than 50 standard theme parties already produced, the decor and entertainment are easy.  We assist in the coordination by providing the perfect combination of music, novelty act, and decor to produce an excellent entertainment package.

We are very service-oriented, and can always be at your events. We have made quality entertainment affordable. We are your one stop shop. Do not hesitate to call if you have any questions about our services, and be sure to look at our new website at for more great entertainment ideas!

I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming meetings and working with you in the future.



Keith Danon
F: 619-226-4492


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SDG&E: Say goodbye to gasoline, hello to electric vehicles

SDG&E: Say goodbye to gasoline, hello to electric vehicles

Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) are on a trajectory to surpass cars with internal combustion engines in the next two decades, according to Bloomberg News. Automakers around the world are working on plans to phase out petroleum-driven cars and focus on EVs, and with that will come increased demand for charging stations at commercial and residential properties.
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is installing 3,500 EV charging stations at apartments, condos and businesses in the region through its Power Your Drive initiative. Visit to join the interest list and learn how we can help you install the infrastructure you need to attract and keep quality tenants at little or no cost to you.
San Diegans seem ahead of the curve on this new technology. The recent EV Day San Diego drew nearly 2,000 attendees to test drive the latest EV models. More EV drivers are merging onto our region’s freeways every day – and they will need places to plug-in.

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SDG&E: Don’t miss SDGE&E’s fall classes for your business and home

SDG&E: Don’t miss SDGE&E’s fall classes for your business and home

Whether you're a trade professional, business owner or homeowner, you can gain basic and advanced skills in green buidling practices. Classes are designed to teach you how to improve performance and become more energy efficient. Specialized energy efficiency and sustainability courses are a great way for businesses to completitively get ahead and keep current on the latest technologies that can help your business reduce its energy usage. Check out SDG&E's classes at

Want to learn more about rooftop solar? Register today for SDG&E's "Solar for Business" lunch and learn class on Wednesday, October 18th, from 11:30am-1:30pm, or for the "Solar for Homeowners" class on Wednesday, October 25th from 5:30pm-8:30pm. To learn more about SDG&E's Energy Innovation Center and other fall classes visit

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SDG&E: Take advantage of SDG&E’s business offers

SDG&E: Take advantage of SDG&E’s business offers

See the newly-consolidated Business Energy Efficiency Rebates Catalog and to review our policies and procedures, read the Energy Efficiency Business Rebates Handbook.
• Free smart thermostats including free installation
     o Control multiple thermostats anytime, set up and receive alerts, modify occupancy schedules and more. For details see
• Streamlined Ag Efficiency Program
     o A refreshed program that can help Agribusiness customers save time and cut energy costs. Read more at
• Instant lighting rebates
     o Work with the newly expanded Distributor list – just complete the Qualifying Purchaser Acknowledgment Form.
• On-Bill Financing
     o Eligible businesses can receive 0% financing and pay for qualifying energy-efficient business improvements through their SDG&E bill. Learn more at
• Local Capacity Procurement Program (LCPP)
     o Qualifying building owners can receive financial incentives to upgrade and improve the efficiency of mechanical systems. Learn more at

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SDG&E: Higher rebates for foodservice measures

SDG&E: Higher rebates for foodservice measures

Do you have a commercial kitchen or use refrigeration? For a limited time, SDG&E is providing higher rebates for ice machines, refrigeration cases, electric fryers and more – available through November 10, 2017. Learn more at See all available business rebates in the 2017 Business Energy Efficiency Rebates Catalog.

  Rebate Amount New Rebate Amount
Ice Machines Up to $40 Up to $580
Electric Convection Oven $350 $1,000
Ventilation Control Retrofit $700 $1,000

Great reasons to invest in energy-efficient kitchen equipment:
o Higher production capacities and additional features such as programmable timers
o Savings on energy and operating costs can outweigh the purchase price
o Inefficient appliances emit more heat – resulting in a hotter kitchen
o SDG&E offers financing with 0% interest to help you replace worn-out equipment

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Opportunity to Support OB Elementary

Opportunity to Support OB Elementary

Ocean Beach Elementary School's PTA sent us the following information about a great opportunity for local businesses to support their upcoming event:

Dear Potential Corporate Donor,

The Ocean Beach Elementary PTA is hosting our annual jog-a-thon for the 2017/18 school year on January 19th, 2018.  This event serves as the primary fundraiser for our arts program in the children’s education.

Each year we rely on grants, fundraisers and parent donations to cover our grade level academic arts program. Fortunately, the grant we receive every year from Arts For Learning has increased from $12,000 to $18,000.  In order to receive this grant, the PTA must match this amount.  So this year we must raise $6,000 more than last year.  Normally we solely rely on the parents for donations to the jog-a-thon. We are hoping, this year, that community-centered businesses like yours will help support a class, a grade, or the school by making a donation. Your business donation will bring us closer to matching the grant. All proceeds raised from the event will go directly toward Ocean Beach Elementary's award winning arts program. With thanks, your business will be highlighted to all event attendees as a valued contributor!

To make your tax-deductible donation, please email or call me . We will gladly come to pick up your donation and any literature you’d like us to share at the event. Our Tax ID number is 03-046-2303 for your tax-deductible donation toward this event.

Thank you for being a part of making our community stronger for generations to come!

With gratitude,

Andrea Vasquez-Villalobos
OBE PTA Community Builders

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SDG&E: Electric Vehicle Day is Sept. 9 at Qualcomm Stadium

SDG&E: Electric Vehicle Day is Sept. 9 at Qualcomm Stadium

The Chargers may have left Qualcomm Stadium, but a new offense in the war on air emissions will take the field at Electric Vehicle (EV) Day on Sept. 9.
EV Day is the largest test drive event in San Diego. Once you take a spin, you’ll understand why EVs are growing in popularity, and why you need the chargers to support them on your properties.
Team SDG&E will be there to help you get started. We are installing 3,500 EV chargers at San Diego apartments, condos and businesses through our Power Your Drive initiative, and your property could be one of them. EV chargers will:

  • Attract high quality tenants
  • Reduce your facility’s carbon footprint
  • Require no maintenance on your part

Sign up on our interest list and visit to learn how we can help upgrade your properties with EV chargers at little or no cost to you. For more about EV Day, visit And don’t worry, San Diego: the SDG&E chargers are here to stay.

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SDG&E: Uncover savings for your business and get a free energy check-up

Uncover savings for your business and get a free energy check-up

Check out SDG&E’s Business Energy Solutions program. New energy-efficient equipment at no cost or a discount is available to eligible business customers. Simply take a moment to complete the interest form at An authorized contractor will schedule an appointment to evaluate your facility, conduct an energy checkup at no cost, and provide a full report on potential energy-saving opportunities. Eligible customers can apply for On-Bill Financing (OBF) to cover the co-pay portion of their projects. OBF helps qualified business customers pay for energy-efficient business improvements through their SDG&E® bill. Visit for more info. Keep the energy savings coming when you qualify for the installation of free smart thermostats for your business. Learn more at

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