Membership Info

The Downtown Alameda Business Association is comprised of BIA Members (businesses located within the Park Street Business Improvement Area) and Associate Members.

Membership Categories:

BIA Members

All businesses located within Park Street BIA boundaries are automatically members of the Downtown Association.

The Downtown Alameda Business Downtown Association was formed in 1981 by community leaders and downtown business owners to help businesses in the downtown area compete with the growing competition from malls and shopping centers. The boundaries of the downtown area roughly include Park Street from San Jose Ave to Blanding Ave, and the side streets between Oak Street and Broadway. All businesses in the downtown area are automatically BIA members of the Downtown Alameda Business Association. The assessment fee is due at the time the business license is renewed.

BIA members may vote on issues put to the general membership. They may also become Board members, committee chairpersons, and officers of the Downtown Association.

Associate Members

Businesses operating inside Alameda but located outside the Downtown boundaries may become Associate Members.

Downtown Alameda is the commercial, cultural, and civic center of our community and a draw for both residents and visitors. Promoting a healthy retail/service climate in our downtown district benefits our entire community. Our Associate Membership program allows local businesses located outside the downtown district to support our mission while taking advantage of member benefits and a variety of opportunities to market your business. 

Become a member of Alameda's downtown business community! Download an application.

Member Benefits

  • Free listing on the Downtown Association website with description of your business and link to your website
  • Invitation to our membership mixers
  • Marketing and sponsorship opportunities
  • Opportunities to promote your special events and offers via our website, newsletter, and social networks
  • Discounted group advertising rates with local newspapers and other media
  • Access to other promotional opportunities negotiated by the Downtown Association on your behalf, as they become available
  • Monthly email newsletter and other updates related to doing business in Alameda
  • Opportunities to get involved with the Downtown Association’s committees and roundtables

Members interested in becoming involved with any of the Downtown Association’s many activities should contact Janet Magleby, Executive Director, at