For Businesses


Downtown Easter Hunt

We're bringing back this successful event -- last year was a big hit with businesses and families! Children bring a basket and look for businesses giving out free treats. We give the kids clues by providing special signage for your windows and a map.

Sign up by March 7 to be listed on promotional collateral.

About the Downtown Alameda Business Association

The Downtown Alameda Business Association was first formed in 1981 and serves as a support network for the 450+ businesses located within Alameda's Park Street Business Improvement Area. The Downtown Association's goal is to develop an economically prosperous business district through a united effort of its members.


Economic & Government Relations Committee - Assists the City in recruiting new businesses to the District, retaining current businesses, and addresses community and governmental concerns that might affect our members.
Meets first Tuesdays, 8:30am.

Maintenance & Improvement Committee - Addresses street maintenance and landscape issues, recycling/composting/garbage for the District, public safety issues, and bike parking.
Meets second Tuesdays, 8:30am.

Promotions Committee - Reviews and negotiates promotional opportunities for the district, plans public fundraising and promotional events, and coordinates sponsorship efforts for our annual business directory.
Meets third Tuesdays, 8:30am.

Membership Committee - Greets new members to the District, plans networking events like our monthly mixers, and ensures members are informed of news pertaining to the District.
Fourth third Mondays, Noon.

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.

Business Improvement Area

Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) are used extensively throughout California to promote a healthy retail/service climate as well as a district that is aesthetically pleasing and clean. Perhaps the biggest advantage to being in a Business Improvement Area is the knowledge that the welfare of the district is being actively pursued by both hired staff and civic-minded volunteers.

The Park Street Business Improvement Area was formed in 1989 and codified in the Alameda Municipal Code (AMC), Section 6-7. The Park Street area includes the "Theatre District" (Zone A) and the surrounding downtown business area (Zone B). Every year, the City Council re-adopts the BIA and sets the levy that becomes "dues" for businesses located within the designated improvement area.

The Park Street BIA is managed by the Downtown Alameda Business Association (formerly known as the Park Street Business Association). Revenues from the BIA directly benefit businesses located in Downtown Alameda through the general promotion of business activities and public events, beautification and ambiance, construction and maintenance of parking facilities, and special projects benefitting the business area.

Businesses located in and around Park Street should contact the Downtown Alameda Business Association for full details.

More information about the City of Alameda's Business Improvement Areas (BIA's) and annual assessment reports are available on the City of Alameda website:

Background info for the 2017/2018 re-adoption (address list, BIA fee schedule, Downtown Association work plan): City Council agenda item (May 2, 2017)

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.

The Downtown Alameda Business Association is a 501(c)6 organization. The association's by-laws and financial information may be obtained by contacting us.

Monthly Mixers

Business mixers are held the third Wednesday of most months. 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:

All Members & Guests Welcome!

The Star on Park Alameda

Mixers are typically held on the third Wednesday of each month.



View our latest newsletters:

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018