For Businesses


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!

For Members:

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.

Monthly Mixers

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.

Speisekammer Alameda

October Mixer

New Location!

  • Wednesday, October 16
  • 5:30-7:00pm
  • Speisekammer,
    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!


Access the latest news:

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

July 2019


2019 Archives

2018 Archives

2017 Archives


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