Check out what is happening this month in the Diamond Business District!
May 2016
Bike the Diamond Business  District 
Join us in making our District more 
bike-friendly for  Bike to Work Week!

National Small Business  Week 

National Small Business Week celebrates the American entrepreneurial spirit and the 28 million small businesses that propel our economy forward and define our national entrepreneurial spirit. #DreamSmallBiz 

Want A FREE Bike Rack?

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

In This Issue:
DBA Committee Calendar
Marketing Committee
Monday 5/9/16 | 3pm

Executive Committee
Thursday 5/12/16 |11am

Economic Developement Committee
Thursday 5/12/16 | Noon

Diamond Street Festival Committee
Monday 5/16/16 | 4pm

Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday 5/17/16 | 6pm

All Meetings are held in the Tubman Chavez Community Center except the Marketing Committee which meets in the Bryco Building Conference Room next door. 

Save the Date
Annual Meeting 
Tuesday, June 21st

2nd Annual Diamond Street Festival
Saturday, July 16th

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

Partner Resources
Helpful Blogs

Diamond Business Corridor Clean Up

A special thanks to the 25 volunteers helped us collect more than 150 pounds of trash from the Imperial Avenue business corridor! Thank you to the Alpha Center for hosting us and to Coca Cola, Imperial Food Super Market, and Encanto Liquor for donating water for our volunteers and Rite Aid for donating trash bags. 

Click here to see all the pictures!

Spring Business Mixer

On April 28th, El Patron Mexican Food on Logan Avenue hosted our Spring Business Mixer. Our business members were able to meet each other and network. We also had key industry partners in attendance such as LISC San Diego, SBDC, and Civic San Diego. 

Click here to see all the pictures!

Planning & Financing Your Business 
FREE Business Plan Workshop

Friday, May 6, 2016
9:00am - 11:30am

Tubman Chavez Community Center
415 Euclid Avenue, 
San Diego, CA 92114

Assemblymember Shirley Weber in collaboration with the Diamond Business Association, the Small Business Development Center, and ACCION San Diego present....

Click here for more information and to register.

Download flyer here. 
Diamond Business Association's
 Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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

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

Let's Put San Diego's Diamond on the Map
FREE Google Search & Maps Workshop

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Valencia Park/ Malcolm X Library
Computer Lab
5148 Market Street,  
San Diego, CA 92114

Come learn about the power of Google Search and Maps to help reach more customers. It's free and easy! 

Click here for more information and to register.
Diamond Street Festival 
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence  is currently  a home-based business. 

Mohammad Javeed
Mohammed Javeed  is currently  a home-based business. 

Jasmine Gibbs
Jasmine Gibbs  is currently  a home-based business. 
Tyra Gentry
Tyra Gentry  is currently  a home-based business. 

Bonnie Jean's Soul Food BBQ Fundraiser 
If you can't attend, please consider making a donation  here
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! 

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

Every Wednesday

Click here for more information.

Community Reinvestment
Fair & Expo
Free Admission

The PGK Dance Project & the SDBD presents 

 Community Dances

When: Saturday, June 4, 2016

Time: 9:30am- 3:00pm

Where: Jacobs Center 
404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114

What: Come meet the businesses & organizations that serve our community. 

10:30am - 11:30am
Credits, Grants, Business Certification, San Diego Workforce, Leaving A Legacy, College Bound Preparation

General Session FREE Lunch, Entertainment, Special Presentation by Citibank 

Your Business, Non profit & Incorporation, Business Certifications, Grants, Marketing that Makes Sense for your Small Business, Becoming Debt Free, Veteran Housing & Other Benefits 

Register online here !

When:  Friday, May 27, 2016

Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

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

Price:  $5 per ticket

What: featuring the PGK Dance Project too, come experience the beauty of dance. 

Community Dances is part of the PGK Dance Project's passport program; an affordable  traveling   community outreach dance series. 

Women Veteran Entrepreneurs Network 

Wednesdays, April 27th - May 18, 2016
3:30pm- 6:30pm

Small Business Development Center
880 National City Blvd, Room 7205
National City, CA 91950

This 3-week program provides the necessary resources to make your business idea a reality with the support of fellow veterans and entrepreneurs. Click here for more information. 

Week 1: Onsite classes to draft a business plan and have access to resources to develop business ideas. 

Weeks 2 - 3:  Individual counseling with experienced business advisors who are business owners who have "been there, done that" and know what you're facing. 

To register click here or call 619-482-6391.  

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 or call 619-255-3604 for an appointment.

$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. 
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 be able to boost a post about it on Facebook. 

Contact our office to tell us all about it!

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!