At our annual holiday party in December, the Downtown Alameda Business Association presents awards to member businesses in recognition of their contributions to the success of Alameda’s historic downtown. The awards represent examples of the top-notch service that is provided by businesses throughout the district. The owners and staff of these businesses are also active in Downtown Association activities and strive to cultivate improvements in our community.
Congratulations to our 2019 business award recipients!
Retail Business of the Year:
Toy Safari, owner Helen Dean
Food & Drink Establishment of the Year:
Sidestreet Pho, owned and operated by the Nguyen family
Service Business of the Year:
Visiting Angels, owner/manager Andrew Slakey
Associate Member of the Year:
Craft Chocolate, owner/chocolatier Bente Peterson
Clean, Green, and Safe Business of the Year:
Alameda Natural Grocery, owner Donna Layburn
New Business of the Year:
Swings & Wings, owner Sadiya Kazi-Koya (pictured above with DABA President Otto Wright)
Individuals were also recognized for their inspiring contributions:
Ron Mooney, Daisy’s (Member of the Year)
Allison Shannon, Alameda Theatre & Cineplex (President’s Award)
Eric Olney, Shum Financial (Block Captain of the Year)
Lois Butler, City of Alameda (City Person of the Year)
Stop by and congratulate these folks the next time you’re in Downtown Alameda!