Check out what is happening this month in the Diamond Business District!
June 2016
Annual Meeting & Election of Board
Join us for the Annual Elections of the Diamond Business Association Board of Directors!

When: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
6:30pm-7:30pm

Where:
Tubman Chavez Community Center
Glass Conference Room
415 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92114 

All B usiness Owners in the Diamond BID are encouraged to attend the Annual Meeting and cast their vote for the best suited candidates to run the organization. To be eligible to vote, you must be a member in good standing (current with your annual City Business License and associated BID fees). 

There are 7 candidates and members can cast up to 5 votes. Click here to read about each candidateA postcard has been mailed to each member of the SDBD.  You can cast your vote by returning the postcard ballot or by attending the Annual Meeting. 


If you have any questions please call our office at 619-255-3604 or email info@sdbd.org.  For more information please visit our website at www.sdbd.org.

Black San Diego Mixer
Voice & Viewpoint 
 

On April 29th, we attended Black San Diego's mixer with Bonnie from Bonnie Jean's Soul Food and Bridgett from Real Expressions. Our photos were included in May 5th's Voice & Viewpoint!

Better A Block
 


On May 14th, we  attended One San Diego's Better A Block event at Bayview Baptist Church. We outreached for the Bike the Diamond Business District campaigns and the Diamond Street Festival! 

In This Issue:
DBA Committee Calendar
Diamond Street Festival Committee
Every Monday | 4pm

Economic Developement Committee
Tuesday 6/07 |Noon

Executive Committee
Tuesday 6/14 |6pm

Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday 6/21 | 5:30pm

All Meetings are held in the Tubman Chavez Community Center.

**The Marketing Committee will not meet this month.**

Save the Date
2nd Annual Diamond Street Festival
Saturday, July 16th

4th Annual Taste of the Diamond
Thursday, October 20th

Partner Resources
Helpful Blogs



DIAMOND RECAP
Business Plan Workshop



On May 6th, in honor of Small Business Week we hosted a Business Plan workshop in collaboration with the Office of Assemblymember Shirly Weber, the Small Business Development Center and ACCION. Over 25 people attended this workshop! 

Click here to see all the pictures!

Bonnie Jean's BBQ Fundraiser




Thank you to everyone to came to Bonnie's BBQ Fundraiser on May 7th or made a donation online! A special thank you to the Oak Park Community Council and Black San Diego for supporting her efforts. Bonnie raised enough money to fix her floors. More updates on Bonnie Jean's Soul Food renovations to come soon. 
Keep an eye out for her Kiva Zip profile!  

Bike the Diamond Business District
Photo Contest

Bike the Diamond Business District
 People's Produce Night Market

We received lots of pictures of for this campaign. The purpose of this campaign was to make the Diamond District more bike friendly. 

Click here to see more pictures! 
Every Wednesday in May people came to the People's Produce Night Market to get a FREE bike inspection from Tried & True Bicycles. We gave away tons of bike safety equipment such as helmets lights, and reflective vests.
San Diego County Fair Street Banners


Councilwoman Myrtle Cole

Councilwoman Marti Emerald
 
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez

The San Diego County Fair banners are up and they look amazing! There are 40 banners spread across the Diamond Banner District! Keep an eye out for them! 
If you find your banner snap a picture with it and tag us! 

Click here to see more banner pictures!

Google Maps Workshop
 

On May 31st, Louis from SD 360 Tours, hosted the third Google Maps Workshop this year! His workshop teaches businesses how to claim and edit their Google business listing so that existing and new customers can easily find their business address, phone, and hours! 

If you're interested in attending  one of these workshop or learning about virtual tours for your business, please contact our office! 

UPCOMING DIAMOND EVENTS
NOTICE
Diamond Business Association's
 Board of Directors Meeting

When: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
5:30pm-6:30pm

Where:
Tubman Chavez Community Center
Glass Conference Room
415 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92114

What:
Join us for our monthly board of director's meeting.

Shine Bright Awards 
Networking Mixer

When Thursday, June 30, 2016

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Where:
Location TBD

What: 
Join us as we celebrate the people who help make the Diamond Business District sparkle! This will be a fun evening filled with food, music, and drinks. 

You can vote for the People's Choice Awards on our Facebook page.  The results will be revealed during the mixer!

Please call our office at 619-255-3604 or email info@sdbd.org to register.

Diamond Street Festival 
Saturday, July 16, 2016





















NEW DIAMOND BUSINESSES
 
San Diego Lath & Plastering 
619-366-9142
San Diego lath & Plastering  is currently  a home-based business. 

Simon Enrique Torress Renteria
619-940-2478
404 63rd Street, Suite 146
 San Diego,CA 92114

Vascular Diagnostic Center
508-977-2815
995 Gateway Center Way
San Diego, CA 92102



DIAMOND MEMBER EVENTS
Dollar Tree Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

When: Saturday, June 11, 2016

Time:12pm

Where: Dollar Tree, 1755 Euclid Avenue, 
                                 San Diego, CA 92105

What: Help us welcome Dollar Tree to the neighborhood! Come by and meet the team! Join us for fun, music, raffles and more! Complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be provided. 

DIAMOND PARTNER EVENTS
Project New Village Presents
People's Produce Night Market 

Come support local vendors, check out all the handcrafted goods, and pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables! 

Where:
Big Lots Parking Lot
1655 Euclid Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105

When: 
Every Wednesday
5pm-8pm

Click here for more information.

Community Reinvestment
Fair & Expo
Southeast Community
Bike Ride


DIAMOND RESOURCES
Could your businesses benefit from a 0%
 Interest Loan for up to $5,000.00?

We have partnered with LISC San Diego and Kiva Zip to help you find the resources you need to grow your business.  Rather than assessing your credit history and financial statements, we will use your character and trust network as a measure of creditworthiness.  If you're interested in learning more about the 0% interest loan from Kiva Zip, please contact our office by emailing info@sdbd.org or call 619-255-3604 for an appointment.

FREE ONLINE BUSINESS DIRECTORY 
Diamond Business Association members can list their business in our online directory. Its FREE and simple!

Download instructions on how to CLAIM and EDIT your listing here!

 

You can update your listing with your company hours, email, logo, social media platform links, and any other information about your business you wish to add!

Want A FREE Bike Rack?

To request a bike rack in front of your business, please send an email with the following information to trafficops@sandiego.gov.

1. Name of Business;

2. Contact names; 

3. Telephone numbers; 

4. Email address;

5. Street Address of proposed rack location;

6. Number of racks being requested;

7. Any additional information on the rack location details that may be useful for City staff evaluation.


Internships  & Volunteer Opportunities  

Do you know an outstanding student looking to boost their resume and upcoming college applications? Urge them to apply for an internship with us! 
We are looking for high school and college students who want to make a positive difference in our community.  
Download the application here
Exiting News?

Is your business offering a special next month? Or perhaps hosting a special event? Did your business just receive an award or recognition? If you have something exciting happening, LET US KNOW! We will help you spread the word! We might even pay for advertisement on Facebook. 

Contact our office to tell us all about it!

$500 Matching Signage Grant 

Need a new business sign for your storefront? You can receive a $500 matching grant for a new, code-compliant, sign!

Click here  to read more about the requirements and to download the application.

Grand Openings & Ribbon Cutting

Are you a new business? Are you celebrating an anniversary? We would be happy to coordinate a Grand Opening Ceremony or Celebration for any new or existing business in the Diamond Business District. Please contact our office for more information.