Dear Business Members: We're working to create a festive and fun environment for our downtown visitors during the upcoming holiday season. You can take part in the many fun and free activities: Shop Late Thursdays, Holiday Window Contest, Hot Cocoa Crawl, and Santa Visits.
SIGN UP HERE to be included in the holiday promotions! https://docs.google.com/viewform/holiday-campaign
Facade Grant Application
The City is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Façade Grant Program. Matching grants are available to help business owners and property owners improve the appearance of the storefronts.
Minimum Wage Notice
Employers are required to post the city’s Official Minimum Wage Notice in a conspicuous place for employees and interviewees. Businesses not in compliance will be fined.
Clean Sidewalk Grant
Arrange to have your sidewalk pressure washed by an authorized cleaning company and receive a reimbursement of up to 35% of the contractor fee.
About the Downtown Alameda Business Association
Mission & Purpose
The Downtown Alameda Business Association serves as a support network for the businesses located in Alameda's Park Street Business District. The Downtown Association's goal is to develop an economically prosperous business district through a united effort of its members.
Board & Committees
Economic & Government Relations Committee - Assists the City in bringing new businesses to the District, retaining current businesses, and addresses community and governmental concerns that might affect our members.
Meets first Tuesdays, 8:30am.
Membership Committee - Greets new members, plans networking events like our monthly mixers, oversees annual awards event, ensures members are informed of news and happenings.
Meets second Mondays, Noon.
Clean, Green, and Safe Committee - Collaborates with city, community organizations, and vendors to keep the district Clean, Green, and Safe including, pedestrian and bicycle programs, street and landscape beautification, and public safety improvements.
Meets second Tuesdays, 8:30am.
Promotions & Events Committee - Reviews promotional opportunities, plans and implements public fundraising events, recruits volunteers, and assists in developing sponsorships for district events.
Meets third Mondays, 4:00pm.
Board of Directors - Provides oversight and governance of the association, determines the annual budget, and represents the membership on issues that affect the District. Board members are elected by the membership.
Meets last Wednesdays, 8:00am.
View the FY2019/2020 Work Plan
Things To Know
The Downtown Alameda Business Association's staff are available to answer any questions you may have about our Downtown community -- send us an email, call, or schedule a meeting. In the meantime, our Member Portal is full of information you will find to be beneficial.
Business mixers are typically held the third Wednesday of each month. The mixers provide an opportunity for our members to network and receive district updates.
Bring your business card for a chance to win a door prize!
Next Downtown Mixer:
Mixers are usually held on the third Wednesday of the month.
- Wednesday, October 16
2424 Lincoln Ave
The Downtown Association's Annual Meeting & Board Election takes place during this month’s scheduled mixer. Nominations are closed. Come cast your vote for the 2020 Board of Directors and learn what your association is doing for you!